4 days & 3 nights

Wednesday to Saturday

MealsPlaceDescription
Wednesday AM

Lunch

Iquitos

Welcome lunch at DoubleTree by Hilton Iquitos

Wednesday PM

Dinner

Nauta / Ucayali River

Transfer to Nauta city. Boarding and orientation. Welcome dinner.

MealsPlaceDescription
Thursday AM

Breakfast Lunch

Ucayali River / Yanallpa del Ucayali / Tapiche River

Outing on skiff. Peruvian cooking demonstration on board.

Thursday PM

Dinner

Dorado River

Outing on skiff and fishing. Nighttime outing.

MealsPlaceDescription
Friday AM

Breakfast Lunch

Ucayali River / Yarapa River

Outing on skiff. Source of the Amazon.

Friday PM

Dinner

Amazon River / Tahuayo River/ Huasi community

Outing on skiff. Visit to community. Swimming and sunset. Live music. Presentation by the crew and farewell dinner.

MealsPlaceDescription
Saturday AM

Breakfast

Disembarkation / Iquitos

Disembark in Iquitos. Visit to the Amazon Rescue Center. Airport.

  • Day 1

    Wednesday AM

    MEALS

    Lunch

    PLACE

    Iquitos

    DESCRIPTION

    Welcome lunch at DoubleTree by Hilton Iquitos

    Wednesday PM

    MEALS

    Dinner

    PLACE

    Nauta / Ucayali River

    DESCRIPTION

    Transfer to Nauta city. Boarding and orientation. Welcome dinner.

  • Day 2

    Thursday AM

    MEALS

    Breakfast Lunch

    PLACE

    Ucayali River / Yanallpa del Ucayali / Tapiche River

    DESCRIPTION

    Outing on skiff. Peruvian cooking demonstration on board.

    Thursday PM

    MEALS

    Dinner

    PLACE

    Dorado River

    DESCRIPTION

    Outing on skiff and fishing. Nighttime outing.

  • Day 3

    Friday AM

    MEALS

    Breakfast Lunch

    PLACE

    Ucayali River / Yarapa River

    DESCRIPTION

    Outing on skiff. Source of the Amazon.

    Friday PM

    MEALS

    Dinner

    PLACE

    Amazon River / Tahuayo River/ Huasi community

    DESCRIPTION

    Outing on skiff. Visit to community. Swimming and sunset. Live music. Presentation by the crew and farewell dinner.

  • Day 4

    Saturday AM

    MEALS

    Breakfast

    PLACE

    Disembarkation / Iquitos

    DESCRIPTION

    Disembark in Iquitos. Visit to the Amazon Rescue Center. Airport.

Four days and three nights exploring the wonderful Amazon, the Marañón and Ucayali rivers and their tributaries

You’ll be picked up at the airport and brought to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels Iquitos where you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch before being transferred by private vehicle to Nauta to board the cruise ship.

Our staff will show you to your suite, which will be equipped with comfortable beds, 100% Peruvian Pima cotton sheets, cotton bathrobes, air conditioning and a private bathroom with a shower and amenities.

Before setting sail, our bartender will serve you a cocktail prepared with local fruit and pisco, the most popular liquor in Peru. You can sip it while enjoying 360° views from the observation deck or a panoramic view from the indoor or outdoor lounge.

After setting sail, our naturalist guides will offer an overview of the travel itinerary, including activities, routes, information about wildlife and vegetation, geographical and historical context, as well as other useful info. If you have any doubts or concerns, our guides are always available to answer your questions.

We’ll then enjoy the welcome dinner. Start your journey by dining Peruvian cuisine with an Amazon flare. There are many options on our menu, including vegetarian alternatives. Please let us know in advance if you have any special dietary needs.

After dinner, you’ll be able to take in stunning views of the starry night sky while we start our journey to the to the depth of the Amazon rainforest.

Before breakfast, we’ll head out on a skiff to the Yanallpa area of the Ucayali River in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, where we’ll see many native animal species.

After breakfast, we’ll head out on a skiff to the Tapiche River in search of wildlife.

Before midday, we’ll head back to the boat for a cooking demonstration by the executive chef.

After lunch, whoever is interested may attend a talk about the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, and in the afternoon we’ll take a skiff to the Dorado river, where we’ll fish using local techniques. Before heading back on board, we’ll enjoy a nighttime outing in search of caimans, tarantulas and other species that make an appearance after the sun goes down.

Dinner will then be served aboard the Zafiro.

After breakfast, we’ll set out to explore the Yarapa River, where the famous pink and gray river dolphins swim in its black waters.

Back on the Zafiro, we’ll see the confluence of the Ucayali and Marañón rivers, which give birth to the Amazon River.

After enjoying lunch and resting, we will set out on skiffs on a nice sail on the Amazon river. We will explore and observe the daily activities that local communities do on the river banks. Before heading back to the boat, enjoy a colorful Amazon sunset.

Back on board Zafiro, you’ll have some time to relax and enjoy live music before the presentation by the crew and farewell dinner.

After breakfast we will proceed to disembark. On the way to the airport, we will visit the Manatee Rescue Center (Amazon Forever Organization) where biologists and volunteers care for manatees, an endangered species that authorities have rescued. We will learn how manatees are treated and prepared for their return to their natural habitat. Likewise, we will be able to see other animals that have also been rescued from their captors with the intention of turning them into pets or because they have been in threatening conditions. We will invite you to make a donation to this dedicated organization and study center.

Afterwards, you’ll be transferred to the airport.

Once on board, your naturalist guide will inform you of all the additional activities you will have during your trip, such as: bird watching at sunrise, preparing a local meal or learning how to prepare Pisco Sour, an emblematic drink of Peru, and much more. Our crew will always encourage you to participate in these activities on board, so that you can learn as much as possible about the amazon jungle.

Notes

  • The proposed itineraries and programs may vary depending on the weather, the river´s water level, the migratory cycles of the animals and time changes in recommended flights.
  • Local communities´ visits: the visits will depend on the availability of its inhabitants. We try to avoid the negative effects of the activity on the identity of cultures and protect the environment.
  • Excursions: before each outing, we offer waterproof rubber boots for your comfort and convenience; and after each departure, they will be returned to the staff for cleaning. We also offer waterproof rain ponchos.
  • Kayaks: ask your naturalist guide about kayak rides, which will depend on the weather conditions on the days of your trip. You are welcome to sign up for kayak tours at your own risk. These rides take place in calm waters where you can paddle in a relaxed way. Our kayaks are ideal for two passengers.
  • Fishing: Our fishing policy is based on catch and release.

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