Amazon Riverboat Adventure In Depth
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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 youll spot sloths, toucans, or pink dolphins! And, with two full days for exploration in PacayaSamiria 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.

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  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 126316
  • Starts: Lima, Peru
  • Finishes: Lima, Peru
You will Visit
  • Lima



Day 1: Lima

Arrive at any time, an arrival transfer is included.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Private Vehicle (0.75-1.00 hours)


Day 2: Lima/Iquitos (1B, 1L, 1D)

The day begins very early to catch our flight to Iquitos and transfer to the Amazon Riverboat. 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 your 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.

Included Activities:
Boat Excursion on the Amazon River
Night Time Boat Excursion

Plane (3.00 hour(s))
Amatista Riverboat


Day 3: Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Pacaya-Samiria Reserve Birdwatching Excursion
Pacaya-Samiria Reserve Wildlife Excursion
Pacaya-Samiria Reserve Land Excursion

Amatista Riverboat


Day 4: Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Nauta Visit
Sapisapi River Visit

Amatista Riverboat


Day 5: Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Amazon River Excursion
Ucayali River Walking Excursion

Amatista Riverboat


Day 6: Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)

Rise early to visit the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. Once back on board, gather for breakfast followed by a presentation on the life, history, and culture of the Amazon's main tribes.

After lunch, listen to an introductory discussion about shamanism to help understand the traditions of the people living in the rainforest. Touch upon the spirit realm, paying a visit to a local shaman.

Shamanism is practiced around the globe, and is universally distinguished by a trance state called shamanic ecstasy. In these "out of body" travels, the shaman enlists denizens of the spirit world to help him with a variety of duties, from healing the sick to assisting a deceased person's soul into the afterworld — all the while, the shaman remains conscious. Gain rare insight into the complexities of this phenomenon when you meet an actual practicing shaman in a river village. He'll introduce the group to his spiritual healing craft and talk about rainforest plants that indigenous peoples have, for untold centuries, held to possess curative properties.

Included Activities:
Pacaya-Samiria Reserve Excursion
Local Shaman Visit

Amatista Riverboat


Day 7: Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue to explore the Amazon. Be sure to relax this afternoon, and rest up for a late-night excursion to discover the wildlife that comes out at night in the jungle.

Included Activities:
Amazon Jungle Excursion
Local Indigenous Family Visit
Night Time Boat Excursion

Amatista Riverboat


Day 8: 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

Amatista Riverboat
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
Plane (3.00 hour(s))


Day 9: Lima (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

    • Arrival transfer
    • 6 nts aboard the Amatista Amazon Riverboat
    • Orientation tour of Iquitos
    • Launches and land excursions with our expert naturalist team
    • Internal flights
    • 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
    • Amazon riverboat, plane, private bus
    Group Leader
    • 2 Certified Amazon Reserve naturalist guide and support staff aboard the Amatista
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Tour 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