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Amazon River Expedition

Amazon River Cruise

  • Delfin II
  • River Boat
  • 28 Capacity
  • 5 Days
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Summary : Experience an ideal combination, natural wonders and native cultural history, aboard a comfortable and modern river boat. The Amazon rainforest constitutes over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests. Explore the river that carries the highest volume of water into the ocean; more than the top ten largest rivers combined. Discover Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, the largest protected flooded forests in the world. Visit local villages and learn about native peoples' lifestyle and culture. More than 1/3 of all species recorded on earth are found in the Amazon Basin, constituting the largest collection of living plant and animal species in the world. Keep an eye out for dolphins, monkeys, toucans, parrots, sloths and butterflies which can be found in the Amazon's numerous tributaries.

Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography

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Itinerary
Day 1
Iquitos / Nauta

Arrive in Iquitos and be greeted at the airport and transferred by private vehicle to Nauta, the heart of the Peruvian Amazon. Embark the vessel, settle into your suite and begin enjoying the view on your Amazon adventure. Dine on authentic Peruvian cuisine surrounded by the sounds of the Amazon. After dinner, head up to the third deck where you can enjoy stargazing as you cruise into the depths of the Amazon Rainforest.

Day 2
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

Wet Season Itinerary November - May:
Awake early to appreciate one of the most important zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, the Clavero Lagoon. Never does nature seem more bountiful than in the tropics, and rising early is always rewarded since wildlife is most abundant and active at dawn. Explore Clavero Lake by skiff. Enjoy the chance to get deep into the rainforest and experience its fantastic diversity of flora and fauna.

You will head by skiff for Belluda Caño Creek, a spectacular tributary within the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve where you will most likely get to experience an unforgettable encounter with gray and pink river dolphins. Watch as birds fly gracefully across the Amazon skies.

Dry Season Itinerary June - October:
Awake early to appreciate one of the most important zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, the Fundo Casual jungle trail will take you deep into the rainforest on terra firme (non-flooded forest) where your guide will point out the dynamic creatures and vegetation of the Amazon. Be sure to keep an attentive eye open for spotting surprises!

This afternoon, you will have the chance to do some fishing in the Dorado River for the famous piranha, a delightful and challenging experience you won't forget! When the darkness of the evening arrives, you’ll encounter a whole new world of adventure as your guide takes you on a night safari in search of caiman alligators and birds.

Day 3
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

Wet Season Itinerary November - May:
One of the best ways to wake up in the Amazon is to go on an active excursion. This morning, go kayaking in the area known as Magdalena. There is also a nearby village so you are sure to see fisherman waking up to count their catches and locals getting from one place to another in their wooden canoes or boats.

This afternoon, explore the Dorado River. The wildlife and biodiversity you will experience will be outstanding. Enjoy the chance to spot some of the myriad of bird species, colorful butterflies, diverse insects, and noisy monkey troops.

Dry Season Itinerary June - October:
After breakfast, arrive at the Pacaya River at the very heart of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Peru’s largest protected area with a mean annual rainfall of nearly 3,000 millimeters, by far the largest protected wetland reserve in the world. Filled with lakes, palm swamps, and streams, the reserve becomes a flooded forest in the rainy season and is sure to be one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever visit. You will also have the chance to swim in one of the pristine Amazon lagoons.

The afternoon is a perfect time for kayaking along the calm and inspiring rainforest waters if you so choose. Your guide will take you upstream on the Zapote River for a good chance to spot prehistoric looking iguanas that laze in the sun. Squirrel monkeys are very active at this time of the day as they move in large groups among the forest.

Day 4
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

Wet Season Itinerary November - May:
After breakfast, arrive at the Pacaya River at the very heart of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Peru’s largest protected area with a mean annual rainfall of nearly 3,000 millimeters, by far the largest protected wetland reserve in the world. Filled with lakes, palm swamps, and streams, the reserve becomes a flooded forest in the rainy season and is sure to be one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever visit. You will also have the chance to swim in one of the pristine Amazon lagoons.

The afternoon is a perfect time for kayaking along the calm and inspiring rainforest waters if you so choose. Your guide will take you upstream on the Zapote River for a good chance to spot prehistoric looking iguanas that laze in the sun. Squirrel monkeys are very active at this time of the day as they move in large groups among the forest.

Dry Season Itinerary June - October:
Explore Supay Lake via skiff this morning. The wildlife and biodiversity you will experience will be outstanding. Enjoy the chance to spot some of the myriad of bird species, colorful butterflies, diverse insects, and noisy monkey troops. Enjoy another kayaking excursion at your leisure!

Under the warmth of the jungle sun, enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime Amazon mud treatment as you relax on a beach chairs with fresh coconut juice while drying off. When it’s time, dip into the river and wash off. Have a swim if you wish as well! This rejuvenating experience will surely relax you completely.

Day 5
Puerto Miguel / Nauta / Iquitos

Visit Puerto Miguel village and its people to experience their culture, traditions, folklore and possibly visit their school.

Back at the port of Nauta, disembark the vessel and be transported by private vehicle back to the city of Iquitos for your departure homeward. On the way, visit the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals where you will have the chance to meet baby manatees and learn about these wonderful and docile creatures and why they are on the endangered species list. You will also have the chance to pet and feed the manatees.

Notes

Please note that the day-to-day schedule must be considered approximate. The exact order of the days and specific features may be altered due to navigational considerations.

Photography Program: 6/22/2016, 7/13/2016, 10/5/2016
$180 per person. Join preferred photographer Mario Gomi as he shares his Amazon Photography expertise with travelers interested in learning or improving their photography skills. While on this special departure dates, travelers will have access to additional skiff exploration activities throughout the day, on board workshops to learn more about the technicalities of wildlife and Amazonian photography, one on one assessing by the Photo Instructor, and a special gift package.

Kayaking:
Optional, weather permitting and included in price. If the water level and forecast permits, you will be able to sign up for optional kayaking sessions. These sessions will be conducted in calm waters where catch and release fishing and paddling are ideal. Kayaks are ideal for two passengers and your group will always be in the company of an experienced naturalist.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding:
Optional, weather permitting and included in price. Because of the calm, often ripple-less waters of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, paddleboarding is a great activity for all ages. The coolness of the river waters over your feet while you brush past the bank spotting wildlife is an experience you won’t want to miss.

Included:
Cabin accommodations on board vessel; guided excursions as mentioned in the itinerary; all meals while on board vessel; natural juices, soda, coffee, tea, water, and beer; transfer to/from vessel in Nauta when using recommended Iquitos flights; rubber boots and rain ponchos on loan; entrance fee to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Subject to change without notice.

Not Included:
Airfare; additional transportation services; travel insurance; passport and visa expenses; any additional drinks not mentioned as included; items of a personal nature such as massage/spa and boutique purchases; guide and crew gratuities; fuel surcharge may apply.

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