River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Lima
Arrive at any time, an arrival transfer is included.
Day 2 Lima/Iquitos
Catch an early flight to Iquitos and transfer to the Amazon Riverboat. The river exploration begins with two boat excursions by motorized skiff, one during the day and one at night. Watch as the jungle comes alive with nocturnal species at nighttime. During free time, relax on board and soak in the natural beauty. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 3 Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Head out into Pacaya Samiria Reserve on a boat excursion and search for monkeys, sloths, and macaws. In the afternoon, take a walk through the jungle and visit a local community to learn about their traditions. After dinner, opt to go on a night excursion to Piranha Creek. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 4 Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Explore the town of Nauta before continuing to 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 5 Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
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. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 8 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)
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.
Local Living: Local Indigenous Family Visit, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Recharge: Local Shaman Visit, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
6 nts aboard the Amatista Amazon Riverboat
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
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.