How to get here

Upon your arrival at the Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima

Passengers may connect with flights heading to the city of Iquitos - Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta Iquitos International Airport (gateway city to the Peruvian Amazon).
Flight: 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Upon your arrival to the Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta Iquitos International Airport

Our uniformed team members will be waiting for you.

When leaving the airport

You'll be assisted in your transfer to the port of Iquitos or the city of Nauta (approximately 2 hours by bus) where your experience with us will start.

Pre-boarding

Beyond being the gateway to the Amazon jungle, Iquitos is a city filled with charm. Take advantage of the moments prior to boarding our cruises to discover it.

Half-Day Tours

Includes:

  • Transportation and tickets.
  • City Tour.
  • Visit to the Manatee Rescue Center.
  • Trip to the Quistococha Zoo
  • Enjoy the lake and the beach.
  • Opportunity to see typical animals from the area.
  • Specialized guides.

Includes:

  • Transportation
  • Sailing through the River Momon.
  • Butterfly observation and the metamorphosis process.
  • Visit to the village of Padre Cocha – Bora community.
  • Observation of local handcraft elaboration.
  • Specialized guides.

Full Day Tour

Includes: 

  • Ground and river transportation.
  • Navigation through the Amazon River.
  • Visit to the flower district to observe the largest freshwater fish.
  • Observation of the traditional way of obtaining the cane juice.
  • Buffet lunch in a lodge located in the jungle.
  • Visit to a naturalist to learn about medicinal and healing plants.
  • Visit to “Huashalado”, the rescue center for typical animals in the area.
  • Piranha fishing.
  • Specialized Guides.

health

No specific vaccines are required to travel to the Peruvian Jungle. Some doctors recommend the malaria vaccine and the yellow fever vaccine to travel to the Amazon Basin. Peru as a country does not require it. We suggest you consult with your doctor and take the necessary preventive measures.

If your trip includes Cusco and Machu Picchu, consult your doctor about altitude sickness medications you might need.

Security

Security is our priority, so we have several instruments and protocols:

Safety drill. Once boarding and port control have taken place, the captain and the entire crew will carry out a mandatory emergency drill. Our guides have a close relationship with the inhabitants of the communities on the banks of the Amazon, this facilitates cordiality and respect between the Amazonian people and our cruises.

The cruise director will always be available to resolve any questions related to emergencies.

  • Satellite phone.
  • Life jackets.
  • Flares.
  • Chemical powder, water, and foam extinguishers.
  • Fire hoses.
  • Smoke detectors in each cabin.
  • On-board automatic defibrillator.
  • Radio communication system with independent battery.
  • First aid kit.
  • Paramedic on-board.

Climates

High-water season (rainy season)

November through May, corresponds to summer and autumn in the southern hemisphere.

This is our relatively cooler and wetter season in the Amazon region, as it receives more than half (60%) of its total annual rainfall. During the rainy season, the average temperature is 86 ° F (30 ° C). Visiting the Amazon River in Peru at this time of the year, allows passengers to admire the fantastic views of the high tide. Rivers and streams of the Amazon Basin rise about 23 feet (7 meters). Apart from the impressive visual effect this produces, the rise of river waters also means that every river, stream and lake becomes navigable.

With this, the flooded waterways take us to deeper places in the Amazon rainforest. Although the odds of wildlife sightings change significantly between the two seasons, it is likely to see more of some of the favorites from the Amazonian wildlife, such as monkeys, turtles and alligators, at this time of the year.

This is our relatively cooler and wetter season in the Amazon region, as it receives more than half (60%) of its total annual rainfall. During the rainy season, the average temperature is 86 ° F (30 ° C). Visiting the Amazon River in Peru at this time of the year, allows passengers to admire the fantastic views of the high tide. Rivers and streams of the Amazon Basin rise about 23 feet (7 meters). Apart from the impressive visual effect this produces, the rise of river waters also means that every river, stream and lake becomes navigable.

With this, the flooded waterways take us to deeper places in the Amazon rainforest. Although the odds of wildlife sightings change significantly between the two seasons, it is likely to see more of some of the favorites from the Amazonian wildlife, such as monkeys, turtles and alligators, at this time of the year.

Low-water season (dry season)

June through October. Corresponds to winter in the southern hemisphere.

This is the hottest season in the Amazon River, with an average temperature of about 98 ° F (37 ° C). Despite its name, “dry season”, the heavy rains continue. A key difference between visiting Peru in the low water season versus the high water season is that in the first, one can access by foot the jungle trails flooded from December to May, which allow our small groups to explore the deeper jungle in a different way.

Our guests also tend to spot an increased abundance of migratory birds in flight during the low water (dry) season. Water levels at this time of the year facilitate access to good fishing.

This is the hottest season in the Amazon River, with an average temperature of about 98 ° F (37 ° C). Despite its name, “dry season”, the heavy rains continue. A key difference between visiting Peru in the low water season versus the high water season is that in the first, one can access by foot the jungle trails flooded from December to May, which allow our small groups to explore the deeper jungle in a different way.

Our guests also tend to spot an increased abundance of migratory birds in flight during the low water (dry) season. Water levels at this time of the year facilitate access to good fishing.

Faqs

You can also check our answers for frequently asked questions.

  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Excursions with naturalist guides. Tickets to the Pacaya – Samiria National Reserve.
  • Conferences and entertainment on board.
  • Transportation to and from the airport on the day of embarkation and disembarkation, taking into account the recommended flights.
  • On board M / V Zafiro, national alcoholic beverages are included during meals.
  • Additional costs would be: air tickets, international alcoholic beverages, spa consumption and tips.

The documents of your cruise will be sent once the final payment has been made. Please read our terms and conditions policy before departure.

We highly recommend hiring trip cancellation insurance. In case you do not arrive at the time of boarding due to a cancellation of flights, Jungle Experience will not refund the cost of the reservation, since flight cancellations are not under our control and we must comply with our schedules. If, due to force majeure, the Jungle Experiences cruises cannot sail, the company reserves the right to substitute another boat for the trip. If travelers do not accept this option, Jungle Expriences would cancel the trip with a refund of the unused nightly price on the cruise or alternatively offer an onboard cruise for future trips.

Jungle Experiences considers children over 7 years and under 11. Our boats have suites ideal for families, with interconnected facilities or with capacity for 3 to 4 people. Our guides will be in charge of helping the little ones to explore the Peruvian Amazon in all of its dimension. All of our crew will take care of your family on board.

Jungle Experiences considers children over 7 and under 11.

Jungle experiences recommends the trip with children at least 7 years old.

In order to guarantee the maximum safety and comfort of all our passengers, we allow a maximum of 2 adults in each cabin on board M / V Amatista and M / V La Perla. On board M / V Zafiro, some cabins allow to accommodate up to 3 adults and 1 child.

The Zafiro suite can accommodate up to 4 adults.

We offer 5 itineraries, with 7 nights, 5 nights, 4 nights, 3 nights and 2 nights. The choice will depend on the cruise and the time available to explore the Amazon region.

All our rooms have windows to the outside. In the case of the M / V Amatista and the M / V La Perla, all cabins have views of the river. In the M / V Zafiro, all suites on the 1st deck have panoramic windows and the suites on the 2nd deck have a private, clear glass balcony.

The master suites of the M / V Zafirto offer a 90 degree view, and the Zafiro suite has a 180 degree river view.

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