Amazon Riverboat Adventure

Marine, Lima to Lima

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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 plenty of time 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.

What’s included

  • Your Local Living Moment: Local Indigenous Family Visit, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Your Wellness Moment: Local Shaman Visit, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
  • Arrival transfer
  • Cruise aboard the Amatista Amazon Riverboat (4 nts)
  • Orientation tour of Iquitos
  • Launches and land excursions with our expert naturalist team
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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

Itinerary

Day 1 Lima Arrive at any time, an arrival transfer is included. Additional Notes: If you booked the Lima Cooking Class it does not include extra time in Lima and we highly recommend booking pre-trip accommodation. You will be picked up from your hotel at approx 10:00 (10:30 from Aug-Dec) and taken to a local market and restaurant to prepare and enjoy a traditional Peruvian meal. You will return back to your hotel around 13:00. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75-1.00 hours)
Day 2 Lima/Nauta (1B, 1L, 1D) The day begins very early to catch our flight to Iquitos and transfer to the Amazon River boat. Once on board the ship, relax and soak in the natural beauty of the wild rainforest. Step out on deck to watch the riverbanks go by, and keep eyes peeled for wildlife such as grey and pink dolphins. Expert guides will lead jungle walks, give lectures, and point out unique species of bird and marine life as you explore the smaller tributaries of the river. Additional Notes: Please note that excursions and activities while on the riverboat are dependent on fluctuating water levels and are subject to change. Included Activities: Nauta Visit Sapi Sapi Lake Visit Transport: Plane (3.00 hour(s), 1020km) Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s)) Amatista Riverboat
Day 3 Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D) Explore the Amazon River and some of its tributaries in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. In the constantly changing Amazon we offer flexible itineraries, the naturalists onboard tailor each departure to the surroundings and water levels to ensure you get the most out of your Amazon adventure. Over the next few days, enjoy shore excursions, night excursions, educational lectures, a visit to a local shaman, an indigenous village, and the incredible wildlife of this lush area. Included Activities: Amazon Jungle Excursion Pacaya-Samiria Reserve Excursion Ucayali River Walking Excursion Local Indigenous Family Visit Local Shaman Visit Night Time Boat Excursion Transport: Amatista Riverboat
Day 6 Pacaya Samiria National Reserve/Lima (1B) 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. Additional Notes: Please note the order of the activities is sometimes changed due to logistical reasons and the Manatee Rescue Centre may be visited earlier in the trip to allow enough time to enjoy the centre. Included Activities: Choroyacu Wildlife Excursion Amazonian Manatee Rescue Centre Visit Transport: Amatista Riverboat Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s)) Plane (3.00 hour(s))
Day 7 Lima (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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