River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Lima
Arrive at any time, an arrival transfer is included.
Day 2 Lima/Nauta
Take an early morning flight to the gateway to the Amazon, Iquitos. Explore the town of Nauta before boarding the boat and beginning the cruise down the Amazon River. In the afternoon, enjoy a jungle walk and learn about medicinal plants, search for monkeys and keep an eye out for reptiles. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 3 Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Begin to explore with a boat excursion on the Amazon River and some of its tributaries to see the wonders of the rainforest. After lunch, enjoy a presentation on the Amazon River then walk along the shores of the Ucayali River. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 4 Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
Take a morning skiff excursion into the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve for more wildlife viewing. In the afternoon, visit a village to meet a local shaman and discover the mystical world of spiritual healing. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 5 Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
Today get off the boat and meet a local Indigenous family, enjoy a home cooked meal and get a glimpse of their way of life. Once it gets dark, head out on an excursion to search for tree frogs, kinkajou and nocturnal birds and monkeys. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 6 Pacaya Samiria National Reserve/Lima
In the morning explore the shoreline by motorized skiff keeping your eyes out for birds, monkeys and sloths. Leave the peacefulness of the river behind en route stop at the manatee rescue centre before catching a flight back to Lima. Enjoy the evening in the city. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 7 Lima
Depart at any time. (1B)
River Cruise Highlights
Explore the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve – the largest national park in Peru
Dine on food fresh from the jungle
Spot pink dolphins on the Amazon River
Interact with members of the local community
Learn the intricacies of Amazon wildlife
All This Included
Hop aboard a riverboat and experience the Amazon in style. Led by an Amazon Reserve naturalist guide, your cruise will include daily excursions by motorized skiff designed to reveal the exotic wildlife that calls the rainforest home – with any luck you’ll spot sloths, toucans, or pink dolphins! And, with two full days for exploration in Pacaya–Samiria National Reserve, you'll have the chance to experience the jungle up close. The cuisine on board is regional and provides a unique and delicious window into local culture. Gain a rare glimpse of how life "on the river" is lived and experience the magic of the Amazon on this once-in-a-lifetime riverboat adventure.
Cruise aboard the Amatista Amazon Riverboat (4 nights)
Orientation tour of Iquitos
Launches and land excursions with our expert naturalist team
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Aboard the Amatista Amazon riverboat (4 nights), upgraded hotels (2 nights).
6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners.
Transportation: Amazon riverboat, plane, private bus.
2 Certified Amazon Reserve naturalist guide and support staff aboard the Amatista.
Accommodations on this Tour
Aboard the Amatista Amazon riverboat (4 nights)
Upgraded hotels (2 nights)
Small group experience; Max 30.
Age requirement: 12+. All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Allow USD $80-105 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.