6 Day Cruise the Amazon Tour
Day 1 - Arrival in Lima, Peru
Upon arrival to Lima, you will be greeted and driven to your selected hotel. If staying at the Lima airport Costa del Sol Ramada, you will only need to walk out the airport exit and across the street to your evening accommodations.
Day 2 - Lima to Iquitos
After a morning spent in Peru's capital city (and an optional Lima city tour), you'll fly to Iquitos, an isolated Amazonian town. Upon arrival, your cruise representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to your luxurious Amazon cruise boat. After settling into your cabin, you'll be treated to a special onboard welcome dinner.
Day 3 - Yanallpa & Dorado River Trip
To see the immensity of the Amazon up close, today you'll take two trips up Amazon tributaries in small boats. In the morning, you'll float through a flooded Amazon forest, which is a great place to see monkeys and other wildlife, and in the afternoon you'll navigate through the Mirrored Forest on Dorado River, returning to your cruise ship at dusk.
Day 4 - Community Visit & Pacaya River Exploration
After sunrise on an oxbow lake, you'll visit a local Amazonian community to learn how the locals survive in this dense environment. Lunch is served back on the boat before the afternoon's excursion up the Pacaya River to a lake deep in the rainforest. Night will fall as you make your way back to your cruise ship, giving you the opportunity to spot nocturnal animals with special spotlights.
Day 5 - Dolphin Excursion & Piranha Fishing
Enjoy an impromptu marine show this morning when you visit a popular dolphin feeding spot, one of the best places to see the famous pink river dolphins. Around noon you'll begin heading down river toward Iquitos, stopping at a lake filled with various types of Amazonian fish. Here you can try to catch some carnivorous piranhas. The day concludes with a farewell dinner.
Day 6 - Iquitos to Lima
As you near Iquitos, you'll be able to visit Belen, a town that actually floats on the Amazon River. And although you dock around noon, your adventure is not over yet. You'll spend the afternoon visiting some of main sites in Iquitos, such as the Manatee Rescue Center and Indian Market. When your tour of the town concludes, you'll be taken to the airport for your flight back to Lima.
Embrace luxury and wildlife from Iquitos during an Amazon cruise, one of the most coveted ways to explore the rainforest. Keep an eye out for the famous pink river dolphins.
1 night in Lima, 4 nights on a luxury Amazon cruise boat
- Personalized Amazon excursions by foot and canoe
- Visit the feeding area of the famous pink river dolphin
- Search for monkeys, birds, caimans, frogs, and other fascinating wildlife native to the rainforest
6 Day Tour from $4,590 per person
- 1 night in our preferred properties hand selected for comfort, convenience and quality
- 4 nights aboard an all-inclusive Amazon cruise with small-group excursions and transfers, and all meals included
- All required entrance fees
- All breakfasts
- 24hr support
- All taxes
When to Visit the Amazon
The Wet Season in the Amazon begins by late October and runs to early April. All of the lodges and cruises operate year-round so there's no need to be concerned if you can visit during this time. And hey, it's the rainforest, so rain is definitely something that can come with the territory during any visit. With a little help from lodge-provided rubber boots and ponchos, one might find the downpours an adventure. The balconies on the cruise ships can be covered so sipping a cocktail with a nice meal can still be done as if it were a nice sunny day.
Jaguar - Originally revered by native populations as a divine creature, the Jaguar is certainly the king of beasts in the jungle. It's strength and prowess enable it to take down just about any size prey from deer to caiman that's worth the effort. Unfortunately, due to prior commercial trading of its skin and current encroachment and destruction of its habitat, the jaguar is now considered a threatened species. Visitors to the Amazon that catch a glimpse of this jungle cat are considered especially fortunate.
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