- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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