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Amazon Riverboat Adventure In Depth tour
Iquitos Lima Amazon Riverboat Adventure In Depth Trip

Amazon Riverboat Adventure In Depth

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
9 days
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Overview

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

Short Description

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 riverboat adventure.

Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Trip Type Small Ship Cruise
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Lima
End City Lima

Destinations

Peru

Cities & Attractions

Iquitos Lima

Age Requirement

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

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Trip Includes

  • 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 (6 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

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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/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. 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: Boat Excursion on the Amazon River Night Time Boat Excursion Transport: Plane (3.00 hour(s), 1020km) Amatista Riverboat

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

Head out into the 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 Transport: 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 Sapi Sapi Lake Visit Transport: Amatista Riverboat

Day 5 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 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 Transport: 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

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport Amazon riverboat, plane, private bus.

Local Flights

All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 30

Max 30

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Accomodations

Aboard the Amatista Amazon riverboat (6 nts), upgraded hotels (2 nts).

Cabins on board the Amatista all have exterior view windows with air conditioning and private bathrooms. Also please note that they are set up as twins but can be converted into a double bed if requested. Please note that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control.

Guides

2 Certified Amazon Reserve naturalist guide and support staff aboard the Amatista.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

1. COMBO TRIP Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes. 2. All travellers are required to pay the tax on domestic flights in Peru. Foreign travellers are exempt form this, and proving you are indeed a foreign traveller can be done by providing us with your international ticket number (ITN). Travellers who do not submit international ticket numbers at least 30 days prior to Day 1 of their tour will be required to pay the domestic tax on all included flights. 3. Water Levels - please note that excursions and activities while on the riverboat are dependent on fluctuating water levels and are subject to change.

Meals

Meals and unlimited bottled water are included on board the Amatista, drinks extra. Continental Breakfast included in Lima hotel.

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The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

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Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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