Luxurious River Boat Tour Of Peru

  • Peru - Sailing

  • Trip ID: 1555

4 Day Trip
Per Day Price Level $$$$
Per Day Budget $ 675
Per Day USD ranges:
$$$$ < $250
$$$$ $250-500
$$$$ $500-750
$$$$ $750+
  • Experience the Amazon in a truly unique way on board luxurious riverboat.
  • Discover the rainforest with its diverse flora and fauna; look out for monkeys, sloths, tree frogs, iguanas, pink and grey river dolphins, and many varieties of bird species.
  • Explore the exotic Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve (Peru’s largest) and experience the tranquillity of the luscious rainforest amidst its unique inhabitants
  • Visit a village to gain a deeper insight into how the locals live and survive in the Amazon.
  • Meet an authentic local shaman and participate in a traditional spiritual healing ceremony

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  • Itinerary Summary

    Day 01 : Arrive in Iquitos

    Arrive at the Iquitos airport where you will be greeted and transported to your riverboat. Have the chance to settle in, relax and have a drink as you get to know you’re the other passengers (there will never be more than eight guests).
     

    We will conduct a safety drill and explain everything there is to know about your riverboat and ensure that you have a safe and exciting adventure.
     

    Enjoy a delicious dinner onboard, prepared by our talented chef, as we commence our journey along the Amazon.
     

    Accommodation: Onboard

    Meals: Dinner

    Day 02 : Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve

    Enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast as we cruise along the Maranon River. 
     

    We will board our excursion boat for a daylong expedition in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve: the largest reserve in Peru and the second largest in the entire Amazon.
     

    Travel by excursion boat from Yanayacu Creek to the remote Yarina Cocha. Here, we will go on a hike through the rainforest where you will witness the huge biodiversity of the luscious Amazon. Look out for monkeys, sloths, tree frogs, iguanas, pink and gray river dolphins, and many varieties of bird species.
     

    Examine and learn about jungle plants - their unique survival tactics, the part they play in sustaining the complex balance of life in the jungle and the important medicinal benefits they offer.
     

    After a day filled with extraordinary experiences, return to the riverboat for another scrumptious dinner and a relaxing evening.
     

    Accommodation: On board

    Meals: All

    Day 03 : Local village

    In the morning we depart for our next adventure, a spectacular tour of the rainforest from its canopy. Take a short hike to the canopy walkway: a suspended bridge spanning over 500 meters, connected by platforms in the rainforest treetops. Enjoy unique views of the rainforest’s flora and fauna from heights reaching 35 meters.
     

    After this breathtaking experience, enjoy lunch and some free time aboard your fully equipped riverboat.
     

    In the afternoon we will visit one of the local villages to gain a deeper insight into how the locals live and survive in the Amazon.
     

    Meet a local shaman and participate in a traditional ceremony of spiritual healing.
     

    Before we depart for the boat, you will have the opportunity to view and purchase some of their handicrafts and delightful folk art.
     

    Accommodation: On board

    Meals: all

    Day 04 : Maranon and Ucayali Rivers

    As we cruise slowly back down the Maranon River we will come to the confluence of the Maranon and Ucayali rivers, where the  ‘true’ Amazon River begins.
     

    After lunch transfer to the Iquitos airport or your hotel
     

    Meals: Breakfast and lunch

  • Duration
    4 days
    Difficulty
    Easy
    Primary Activities
    Sailing
    No. of travellers
    Min. 4
    Other Activities
    Wildlife
    Children Allowed
    Yes
  • Comfort
    Learn more
    Super luxury

    Our highest-end category of accommodation, Super Luxury is defined by top quality customer service and premium amenities. Hotels in this exclusive category include the Aman resorts, Oberoi Vilas hotels, and certain independent purveyors.

    Luxury

    Luxury Hotels meet the standards of most well-known 5-star hotel brands around the world, and include premium accommodations and amenities. In some cases our Luxury category overlaps with the "boutique" hotels, many of which are equally luxurious and accommodating.

    Boutique

    Boutique hotels are typically smaller, or independently owned hotels that offer top-end service and amenities equivalent to luxury providers. Boutique hotels often differentiate themselves from bigger hotel brands through their unique character, location, or history.

    Glamping

    Glamping (short for “glamorous camping”) and lodges denotes outdoor-focused accommodations that combine the best of nature with a designer / comfort angle in mind, so customers can get the best of both worlds.

    Camping

    Camping refers to a wide range of tented accommodation, which will most likely apply to outdoor / adventure trips like trekking, hiking, etc.

    Others

  • Price Details (per person)

    High Season Apr to Dec $ 2,700 $ 675 per day

    * All Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Some savings may be available for larger groups.

Cost Includes
  • All excursions
  • All meals
  • All non-alcoholic drinks
  • Transfers from/to the ship
  • Ticket to the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
Cost Excludes
  • Air tickets to/from Iquitos
  • Cost of medical emergencies (including evacuation)
  • Alcoholic drinks from the bar and dining room
  • Gratuities to guides and crew members
  • Purchases in our boutique or in other locations
  • Any additional excursion
Day 01 : Arrive in Iquitos

Arrive at the Iquitos airport where you will be greeted and transported to your riverboat. Have the chance to settle in, relax and have a drink as you get to know you’re the other passengers (there will never be more than eight guests).
 

We will conduct a safety drill and explain everything there is to know about your riverboat and ensure that you have a safe and exciting adventure.
 

Enjoy a delicious dinner onboard, prepared by our talented chef, as we commence our journey along the Amazon.
 

Accommodation: Onboard

Meals included: Dinner

Day 02 : Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve

Enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast as we cruise along the Maranon River. 
 

We will board our excursion boat for a daylong expedition in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve: the largest reserve in Peru and the second largest in the entire Amazon.
 

Travel by excursion boat from Yanayacu Creek to the remote Yarina Cocha. Here, we will go on a hike through the rainforest where you will witness the huge biodiversity of the luscious Amazon. Look out for monkeys, sloths, tree frogs, iguanas, pink and gray river dolphins, and many varieties of bird species.
 

Examine and learn about jungle plants - their unique survival tactics, the part they play in sustaining the complex balance of life in the jungle and the important medicinal benefits they offer.
 

After a day filled with extraordinary experiences, return to the riverboat for another scrumptious dinner and a relaxing evening.
 

Accommodation: Onboard

All meals included

Day 03 : Local village

In the morning we depart for our next adventure, a spectacular tour of the rainforest from its canopy. Take a short hike to the canopy walkway: a suspended bridge spanning over 500 meters, connected by platforms in the rainforest treetops. Enjoy unique views of the rainforest’s flora and fauna from heights reaching 35 meters.
 

After this breathtaking experience, enjoy lunch and some free time aboard your fully equipped riverboat.
 

In the afternoon we will visit one of the local villages to gain a deeper insight into how the locals live and survive in the Amazon.
 

Meet a local shaman and participate in a traditional ceremony of spiritual healing.
 

Before we depart for the boat, you will have the opportunity to view and purchase some of their handicrafts and delightful folk art.
 

Accommodation: Onboard

All meals included

Day 04 : Maranon and Ucayali Rivers

As we cruise slowly back down the Maranon River we will come to the confluence of the Maranon and Ucayali rivers, where the  ‘true’ Amazon River begins.
 

After lunch transfer to the Iquitos airport or your hotel
 

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Cost of the entire itinerary

High Season Apr to Dec $ 2,700 $ 675 per day
Months not available Jan to Mar
Cost Includes
  • All excursions
  • All meals
  • All non-alcoholic drinks
  • Transfers from/to the ship
  • Ticket to the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
Cost Excludes
  • Air tickets to/from Iquitos
  • Cost of medical emergencies (including evacuation)
  • Alcoholic drinks from the bar and dining room
  • Gratuities to guides and crew members
  • Purchases in our boutique or in other locations
  • Any additional excursion
Climate

As we go deeper into the rainforest its vegetation becomes more dense and its wildlife more exotic. Visitors can see monkeys, colorful birds, snakes and butterflies when navigating along the Amazon River.


The tropical rain forest is swampy, humid and hot; its yearly rainfall stands at 103in/262 cm. The average high temperature is 100F /37.7C and the low average temperature is 59F /15C.


High Water Season (December – May)

This is the relatively cooler and wetter season when the region receives more than half of its total annual rainfall. During the high water season, the average temperature is 30°C. Although the odds of sighting wildlife do not change significantly between the seasons, you are likely to see more of some Amazon wildlife favorites such as monkeys, turtles and caimans during the high water months, however, areas to walk and trek become less accessible at this time of year.
 

Low Water Season (June – November)

This is the warmer season on the Amazon River, with temperature averaging about 37°C. Despite its name, the low water season still exhibits some heavy rains. You will spot numerous migratory birds in flight during the low water season. However, the tributaries drop much lower at this time, which means that many of the creeks and lakes are inaccessible.

Visas, Travel Documents and Special Permits

In general citizens of the countries in the listing below do NOT have to apply for a visa at an embassy or consulate before entering Peru. A passport valid at least six months with a minimum of 2 free pages in the visa section is enough to get a Tourist Visa on arrival in Peru.

  • North America: Citizens of the United States, Canada and Mexico
  • Central America: Citizens of most Central American countries (exception Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic)
  • South America: Citizens of all South American countries
  • Europe: Citizens of all countries within the European Union and Switzerland
  • Africa: Citizens of South Africa
  • Asia: Citizens of Brunei, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand
  • Oceania: Citizens of Australia and New Zealand

Nationals of other countries need a visa even for tourism purposes. Peru doesn't offer online visa application, so these nationals have to apply for their tourist visa at the Peruvian Consulate in their country. As the Peruvian Foreign Ministry unfortunately doesn't publish which consulate has the jurisdiction over which countries, we recommend getting in contact with the nearest Peruvian Consulate in case there is none in your country of residence.

 

Visa requirements for a tourist visa include, but may not be restricted to:

  • Application Form
  • Valid Passport
  • Round Trip Ticket
  • Hotel Reservation, Tourist Package Reservation or Invitation Letter
  • Proof of sufficient funds
  • In some countries personal interview
  • In some countries proof of legal residency
  • Passport photos
  • Application Fee
  • Children should travel on their own passport

Physical Fitness/Skills

There are so specific physical fitness/skill preparations required. An average level of fitness and health is recommended. 

Immunizations / Medical Requirements

Not necessary, only if passengers have a medical condition they should carry their own medication.

Recommended Packing List
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sandals with thongs
  • Light cotton socks
  • Long-sleeved cotton shirts and T-shirts Light cotton scarf to protect your neck Shorts
  • Lightweight long pants or skirt / dress
  • Light rain jacket or wind breaker
  • Sweatshirt, sweater, light jacket: the early morning/late evenings can  get cool, often with a breeze
  • Wide-brim hat
  • Bathing suits
  • Sun block lotion
  • PABA sunscreen (at least SPF 15)
  • Sunglasses with a strap
  • Extra eye glasses/ contact lenses
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal medication
  • Self-sealing bags for electronic equipment
  • Camera - and SLR is perfect to use here
  • Underwater cameras
  • Film and more film or enough flash memory to download pictures / memory cards
  • Binoculars
  • Extra batteries for cameras
Meals provided

  • Buffet breakfast
  • Lunch and dinner according to chef’s preparation *(meal restrictions apply)

Other useful tips

Please bring batteries.

Operator ID

3906

Operator Profile

Your one-stop shop for the best of Ecuador & Peru sailing experience, this 20+ year old team of experts rule the deep seas of the Galapagos and the Amazon. Comprised of a perfect combination of tourism professionals, business graduate and world explorers, excellence is an unwavering commitment. Helping local communities grow through sustainable tourism, and with an impeccable environmental protection and conservation policy, these darlings of the press and media world have your back over land and water, right from hola to the final adios.

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