REGARDING TRIPS DESIGNATED AS CUSTOMIZED/PRIVATE TOURS: Tour dates for these trips are for seasonal pricing purposes and can be altered to better fit your schedule after deposit has been processed and you have been redirected to specific tour provider for trip finalization.
Iquitos is the land of joy, warmth and affection. It is located in the heart of the country’s rain forest and is surrounded by abundant nature. Cruises offer the opportunity to immerse yourself in the fantastic Peruvian Amazon. Sail and discover the powerful Amazon River and the heart of the Peruvian jungle with luxury cruises.
Private tour (except where not possible) able to be customized.
Itinerary subject to changes and to final flights.
Prices valid till Dec 31st. May change for 2021 and special dates.
Prices subject to availability and the selected hotels and/or cruise.
Major Highlights List:
Lima Main Square (Plaza de Armas).
The San Francisco Convent.
Modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores.
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.
Nature night walk.
Arrival at Jorge Chavez Lima International Airport and private transfer to your hotel.
Suggested hotels: Belmond Miraflores Park / AC Hotel Miraflores
AM Urban Kitchen Experience
At scheduled time, pick up from your hotel and private transfer to Urban Kitchen, Lima’s culinary space for participatory kitchen. It will begin with a tour of the traditional market of San Isidro accompanied by the resident chef, Ignacio Barrios. Then, you will learn to cook simply, the different dishes of Peruvian cuisine. Then you will be at the table to enjoy the preparation, blending the experience of a class with a restaurant visit.
PM City tour
After lunch, we will start our private visit in historical downtown Lima beginning with the Plaza de Armas (Lima´s main square). Surrounded by colonial mansions, the Government Palace, Plaza de Armas (Lima s main square) surrounded by colonial mansions, the Cathedral and Lima´s City Government building. The tour continues at the San Francisco Church, Convent and world-famous catacombs. It ends with a visit to the traditional but modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores.
Transfer to Jorge Chavez Lima International Airport.
Flight to Iquitos
We will meet at Iquitos International Airport then journey together by air-conditioned vehicle through the Peruvian countryside to arrive at our Nauta Lounge in time for lunch, or we will serve a box lunch en route depending on the flight arrival time. In the afternoon, we will set off on your first skiff excursion to visit the birthplace of the Amazon.
At 06:00 hrs, we will board the cruise. Settle into your generously proportioned suite as you begin one of life’s greatest adventures. Following a routine safety drill and introduction to our naturalist guides, we gather for innovative Amazonian cuisine created by our Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, whose restaurant, Malabar, is the one of Lima’s top ranked dining experiences.
By skiff, we explore the black waters of the Yanallpa River, disembarking to walk deep into the Amazonian rain forest.
Later, we board the skiffs again to cruise along the El Dorado River for a dusk excursion in search of exotic nocturnal wildlife and with extraordinary stargazing.
The rewards of our early start today are plentiful, including a breakfast picnic accompanied by jungle symphony and fishing along the black waters of the Pacaya River.
After lunch, we venture out by skiffs on the Ucayali River alongside the banana boats transporting their jungle products to the port of Requena, keeping an eye out for pink river dolphins. Focus our hi-tech telescope on the night sky to identify the planets and constellations.
Choose to go jungle walking, canoeing, kayaking or swimming on the black water Yarapa or Clavero River in the morning. Visit a remote Amazonia village in the afternoon. This evening before dinner, we will gather to introduce you to some of the crewmembers whom you may not have met, working “behind the scenes” to ensure your countless exceptional experiences aboard the cruise.
At the Bellavista Nanay morning market along the Nanay River, sample exotic snacks from the Peruvian Amazon like ‘Suri’, Amazon caterpillars that are considered especially appetizing. Return to the cruise for breakfast and to pack up.
Before saying goodbye, we will make one last truly memorable stop at the Manatee Rescue Center, a very special kind of animal orphanage for Amazonian manatees.
We will also visit San Juan craft market on route to the airport.Lunch or box lunch will be provided, depending on the exact departure flight time, which may vary. Other local activities may be included as well, according to our recommended flight schedule.