Overview

Day 1 - Lima 
Day 2 - Iquitos 
Day 3 - Yarapa River 
Day 4 - Yanallpa Creek 
Day 5 - Pacaya River/ Yahuarcocha Lake 
Day 6 - Supay Creek
Day 7 - Nauta City/Pucate River 
Day 8 - Yanayacu River 
Day 9 - Lima
Day 10 - Return Flight

Spendology - Widgets

Amazing Amazonia

Discover vast wilderness of lush rain forest and indigenous lands on ‘Natural History’s Greatest Voyage’ cruise for a week on Peru’s remote upper reaches of the mighty Amazon River

Welcome to the jungle! Explore nature, observe monkeys, pink dolphins, caimans, parrots, exotic plants and more.

The voyage of the RF Amazonas takes us through the remote rainforest of the Peruvian jungle combining the comfort and elegance of a first class river vessel with the experience of an expeditionary cruise of discovery. In one of the most culturally and environmentally diverse countries on earth, you will discover one of these last great unexplored regions of the world, the Peruvian Amazon. Travel deep into the protected Pacaya-Samiria Reserve getting unrivalled access to the Peruvian rainforest’s most pristine areas and the opportunity to experience the abundant wildlife and natural beauty of Amazonia, learning about her ecosystems, botany, wildlife habitats and cultural traditions.

Here in the secluded waters, beyond the confluence of the Ucayali and Maranon Rivers, the greatest recorded number of primate species in the ‘New World’ are to be found, together with thousands of colourful birds, the pink and grey dolphins and an exotic profusion of lush tropical flora. 

Key Features

Wildlife & Natural Wonders
Small Ship Sailing
Free Cabin Selection
Excursions Included
Group Size: 7 - 20

 

Day 1 Fly from Gatwick to Lima. Transfer to the 4-star Casa Andina Select Miraflores for overnight.

Day 2 Flight to Iquitos, gateway to the Peruvian Amazon. Tour includes the Museum of Indigenous Cultures, Casa Morey and CREA Manatee Rescue Centre. Transfer to the RF Amazonas for embarkation. Sail upstream along the Amazon River. (B, D)

Day 3 There is an opportunity for birding from the Bar Deck for early risers. Board the motor launches for exploration on the Yarapa River (Black water). (B, L, D)

Day 4 Look for wildlife from the Bar Deck followed by a river exploration of Yanallpa Creek by motor launch, before breakfast. Visit a local village and school. Afternoon lecture on Pacaya Samiria National Reserve by the on-board Naturalist. Evening excursion on Dorado Creek. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Exploration of the Pacaya River in search of red howler monkeys and other species of primate. Afternoon lecture: Source of the Amazon. Travel by launch to explore the Yahuarcocha Lake and see Giant Water Lilies. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Exploration on the Supay Creek in search of the Pygmy Marmoset. In the afternoon enjoy a Shaman visit at San Jose de Paranapura village before a river cruise and sunset at the confluence of the Ucayali & Marañón Rivers. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Explore the market at Nauta City before breakfast. Take a nature walk on Terra Firma Forest at Casual. An opportunity for swimming in the Pucate River at the National Reserve. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Enjoy an exploration of the Yanayacu River, including a picnic breakfast and wildlife observation. In the afternoon you can participate in a cooking class on-board before our last boat ride on the Amazon and a sundowner. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Disembarkation at Iquitos and flight to Lima for overnight at the 4-star Casa Andina Select Miraflores. (B)

Day 10 Return overnight direct flight to London. (B)

Day 11 Arrive Gatwick in the morning.

 

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Notes

Groups will be divided for sightseeing. The cruise vessel takes a maximum of 31 passengers.
Excursions are by motor launch or on foot, they will be over uneven ground and with some incline, a reasonable level of mobility is required.

2020

Fridays
per person in a twin/double Upper Deck cabin
British Airways from London Gatwick

Date Price
April 17 £4795
May 15 £4595
June 12 £4595
July 17 £4795
August 14 £4595
October 16 £4595

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £795
(2019 Twin/Double cabin for sole use £1895)

Cabin Upgrades

Main Deck (2020 only) £265
Single supplement £1045
Upper Deck (2019 only) £250
Single supplement £1895

Flight Options

British Airways World Traveller Plus from £675
British Airways Club World from £2145

Extension Options

Pre-tour Extension - Cuzco and Machu Pichu
6 nights £1295 
Single supplement £355
(2019 £350)

Independent Arrival

Save £700
Arrival transfer add £25
Departure transfer add £25

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, all port charges, 2 nights’ hotel, 7-night cruise, breakfast daily, full board and drinks with meals on cruise, expert naturalists, local expert guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, tipping, porterage, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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