Day 1 Lima
Arrive at any time (arrival transfer included).
Day 2 Lima/Río Marañon
Fly to Iquitos. Take a city orientation tour and visit a manatee rescue centre. Transfer to the boat and cast off onto the Amazon River. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 3 Río Marañon/Río Ucayali
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 Río Ucayali/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 family, enjoy a home cooked meal and experience the Indigenous culture. At night take a boat to go search for wildlife that comes active after dark. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 6 Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Take a trip to explore Choroyacu, go piranha fishing, and explore the mangroves in a dugout canoe. Opt to go swimming in the Amazon. In the evening, go on another night wildlife excursion. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 7 Pacaya Samiria National Reserve/Iquitos
Return to Iquitos with en-route stops at the Sapisapi River and the port town of Nauta. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 8 Iquitos/Lima
Disembark at Iquitos. Transfer to the airport for the flight back to Lima. Free afternoon to explore the capital of Peru. (1B)
Day 9 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 (6 nts)
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 (6 nts), upgraded hotels (2 nts).
8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 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 (6 nights)
Comfort hotels (2 nights)
Small group experience; Max 30
Allow USD $115-150 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.