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Amazon Riverboat Adventure Aboard The Amatista

9 Days, Lima to Lima
Amazon Riverboat Adventure Aboard The Amatista

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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 designe read more...

IS THIS Marine TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Want to visit the world's greatest aquatic destinations aboard intimate and unique ships and yachts
    • Are eager to discover remote islands and isolated ports
    • Have experiences like communing with thousands of Gentoo Penguins in Antarctica
    • Wish to foster meaningful connections with local people and culture
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • Internal flights.
  • 8 Nights accommodation (Aboard the Amatista Amazon riverboat (6 nts), comfort hotels (2 nts)).
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  • 8 Breakfast,6 Lunches, 6 Dinners.
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Amazon riverboat, plane, private bus).
  • Arrival transfer.
  • Orientation tour of Iquitos.
  • Launches and land excursions with our expert naturalist team.
  • 2 Certified Amazon Reserve naturalist guide and support staff aboard the Amatista.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 115-150 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Lima
Day 2 Lima/Rio Maranon
Day 3 Rio Maranon/Rio Ucayali
Day 4 Rio Ucayali/Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
Day 5 Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
Day 6 Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
Day 7 Pacaya Samiria National Reserve/Iquitos
Day 8 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 Depart Lima
Departures
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  • Sat, 04 Nov '17
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TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Lima
  • On Board The Cruise..
  • DAY 1 Arrive Lima

    Arrive at any time (arrival transfer included).

    Overnight in Lima, the nation's capital and largest city.

    Private Vehicle
    Jorge Chavez International Airport - Lima 45m-1h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    18:00 Afternoon
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Lima/Rio Maranon

    Fly to Iquitos. Take a city orientation tour and visit a manatee rescue centre. Transfer to the boat and cast off onto the Amazon River.

    The day begins very early to catch our flight to Iquitos and transfer to the Amazon River boat, our privately chartered home for the next seven days.

    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 eyes peeled for wildlife such as gray and pink dolphins.

    The ship casts off and wends its way to the confluence of the Maranon and Ucayali Rivers. It is generally (but not universally!) considered that the Amazon River begins here, at least in name.

    Over the next five days, explore the wonders of the Amazon Rainforest. 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.

    Plane
    Lima - Iquitos 3h Morning 1020km
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Private Vehicle
    Iquitos
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Iquitos Orientation Tour
    Iquitos Morning
    Get acquainted with Iquitos on an orientation tour. Explore its unique architecture, which is a 19th-century vestige of the era when European commercial barons held sway over life and culture here. Discover quiet places and shaded retreats amid the hustle and bustle of daily life in this jungle port city.

    Amazonian Manatee Rescue Centre Visit
    Iquitos Afternoon
    Learn about the efforts of the Amazonian Manatee Rescue Centre, an organization focused on rescuing orphaned manatees that were the victims of poaching. The centre helps to rehabilitate and reintroduce these very rare and endangered mammals back into the Amazon Basin. See some manatees and have the opportunity to feed these amazing and lovable animals - be sure to bring your camera!

    Riverboat
    Iquitos - Rio Maranon
    Hop aboard and float on to the next stop. (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 Rio Maranon/Rio Ucayali

    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.

    Over the course of the next few days, the skiff and land excursions will be in the morning and late afternoon, when wildlife is at its liveliest. During the hotter hours of midday, expedition staff will present enthralling lectures on everything from the history and culture of the region to the Amazon's prolific flora and fauna. There will be plenty of time to relax and enjoy the comfort of Amatista's observation deck.

    Amazon River Excursion
    Rio MaranonMorning
    Take an excursion by motorized skiff down the Amazon and some of its tributaries to see the wonders of the rainforest. Keep an eye out for monkeys, sloths, and a variety of birds while exploring.

    Ucayali River Walking Excursion
    Rio Ucayali Afternoon
    Walk along the banks of the Ucayali River to explore the Yucuruchi region of the Amazon, and to have the opportunity to see the Victoria Regia water lily - a gigantic aquatic plant with leaves that measure up to 3m (10 ft) in diameter. Keep a watch out for the Amazon River dolphin, giant otter, and the Amazonian manatee, which all make their home in Ucayali's waters.

    Riverboat
    Rio Maranon - Rio Ucayali
    Hop aboard and float on to the next stop.

    Free Time
    Rio Maranon
    Take some time to relax on the deck and enjoy the river. (Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 4 Rio Ucayali/Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve

    Take a morning skiff excursion into the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve for more wildlife viewing. In the afternoon, visit a village to meet a local shaman and discover the mystical world of spiritual healing.

    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.

    Pacaya-Samiria Reserve Excursion
    Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
    Rise early to visit the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, Peru's largest national park and home to more than 200 bird species and 10 primate species. Have the chance to view cocoi and striated herons, macaws, squirrel and woolly monkeys, caimans, and sloths. Follow a route that crosses the tributary waters of the Maranon. Along the way, the guides will point out the interesting wildlife species that inhabit the riverbanks, and unusual fish and vegetation that can be found in the river.

    Local Shaman Visit
    Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Afternoon
    Gain rare, firsthand insight into Shamanism in meeting a practicing shaman in a river village. Be introduced to his spiritual healing craft and learn about rainforest plants that indigenous peoples have, for untold centuries, held to possess curative properties.

    Riverboat
    Rio Ucayali - Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
    Hop aboard and float on to the next stop.

    Free Time
    Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
    Take some time to rest after the morning excursion, but don't miss this afternoon's lecture on Shamanism. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 5 Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve

    Meet a local family and see the Amazon by night.

    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.

    Amazon Jungle Excursion
    Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
    Go on an early morning excursion to watch the rainforest world wake up. Spot iguanas, river turtles, cormorants, or wattled jacana, and gain insight into another side of the jungle.

    Meet a Local Indian Family
    Pacaya Samiria National ReserveMorning
    Be welcomed into the home of a local Indian family. Share conversation over a midday meal, and be introduced to their culture and way of life. Participate in an unforgettable opportunity to gain insight into a new and different world.

    Night Time Boat Excursion
    Pacaya Samiria National ReserveEvening
    Take advantage of this nighttime boat ride in the wild, and watch the Amazon become a different domain at night. Be on the lookout for bats, capybaras, black caimans, poison frogs, and a vast number of other species. See if our flashlights will reflect the 'red eye shine' of the black caiman or show the glowing yellow eyes of a jaguar!

    Riverboat
    Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
    Hop aboard and float on to the next stop.

    Free Time
    Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
    Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. (Dinner,Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 6 Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve

    Take a trip to explore Choroyacu, go piranha fishing, and explore the mangroves in a dugout canoe. Opt to go swimming in the Amazon. In the evening, go on another night wildlife excursion.

    After the excursion, return to the riverboat to relax and opt to enjoy a video about the flooded forest.

    Take another chance to witness the nocturnal life of the rainforest after dinner this evening, and venture out in small boats onto the Maranon River.

    Choroyacu Wildlife Excursion
    Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
    Rise early and set out to explore the impressive biodiversity of the area's unusual ecosystem. Look for a quiet spot to enjoy a picnic breakfast, followed by a trip to explore Choroyacu. Ride up the Nahuapa River for piranha fishing. Visit Choroyacu Creek to have the opportunity to climb in a dugout canoe and explore this scenic area with the locals.

    Piranha Fishing
    Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Morning
    Head out on a fishing trip like no other! Cast your line to see if you can catch "the most ferocious fish in the world" (to quote Teddy Roosevelt) - the piranha. (Piranhas aren't terribly selective about what they eat, making piranha fishing fairly easy.) They are a dietary staple for many of the Amazon rainforest's indigenous people, and, while fearsome, piranhas also esteemed as some of the best eating fish in South America.

    Swim in Choroyacu Creek
    Pacaya Samiria National ReserveMorning
    Take a plunge into the river for a swim, perhaps sharing the water with some pink or grey river dolphins - a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity not to be missed.

    Night Time Boat Excursion
    Pacaya Samiria National ReserveEvening
    Take advantage of this nighttime boat ride in the wild, and watch the Amazon become a different domain at night. Be on the lookout for bats, capybaras, black caimans, poison frogs, and a vast number of other species. See if our flashlights will reflect the 'red eye shine' of the black caiman or show the glowing yellow eyes of a jaguar!

    Riverboat
    Pacaya Samiria National Reserve - Rio Maranon
    Hop aboard and float on to the next stop.

    Free Time
    Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
    Enjoy some time this afternoon to rest. Sit on deck and watch the jungle as you float by. (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Pacaya Samiria National Reserve/Iquitos

    Return to Iquitos with en-route stops at the Sapisapi River and the port town of Nauta.

    During the day, the ship returns to its home port of Iquitos. Before docking, there are a few more unique experiences to look forward to.

    In the morning, call on the town of Nauta, where the Ucayali and the Maranon - the major headstreams of the Amazon - join together.

    During the evening, celebrate with a farewell dinner and party, complete with live music, aboard the ship.

    Nauta Visit
    Nauta Morning
    Pay a visit to the jungle town of Nauta. Ride the local motorcars and browse the local market during this included tour. Try your hand at bargaining and pick up some souvenirs!

    Sapisapi River Visit
    Nauta Afternoon
    Visit the Sapisapi River. Keep a look out for turtles along the way!

    Riverboat
    Rio Maranon - Iquitos
    Hop aboard and float on to the next stop. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 8 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Disembark at Iquitos. Transfer to the airport for the flight back to Lima. Free afternoon to explore the capital of Peru.

    Once arriving in Lima, you will be met by a G Adventures representative and transfer to the hotel.

    Spend a final night in the City of Kings and enjoy a Pisco Sour or try some Peruvian ceviche!

    Plane
    Iquitos - Lima 3h Morning
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Free Time
    Lima Afternoon
    Enjoy your last night in Peru with some free time to explore or to hit one of the trendy fusion restaurants. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 9 Depart Lima

    Depart at any time.

    Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    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.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 115-150 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 30 passengers.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes.

  10. All travellers are required to pay the tax on domestic flights in Ecuador. 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.


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