Amazon River Cruise


Experience one of the greatest voyages in natural history as you navigate more than 500 miles of the Amazon and its tributaries.

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Tour Details

TOUR BROCHURE

WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

This trip was exactly what we were looking for - a good introduction to the nature, history and culture of the Amazon Basin in Peru. It served to whet our appetite for more explorations into the vibrant, colorful watery jungles of the Amazon. 


Barbara T.

We loved the naturalists, the crew, the local food, and are convinced the boat was the best on the Amazon. We learned so much about the natural environment, had new experiences (I caught my first fish - 3 piranhas!), swam in an amazon tributary and identified over 130 birds and participated in a shaman ceremony. Our fellow travelers were interesting and we enjoyed meeting the Ribeneros along the rivers. Truly an unforgettable experience!


Carol M.

The enthusiasm and knowledge of nature guides was second to none. They truly cared. 


Dave R.

One of our best trips ever! 


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Optional Lima Pre-Trip Extension (beginning with our 2016 itineraries)
3 Days / 2 Nights

Day 1 — Arrive in Lima

Arrive in Lima, Peru, where you are met and transferred to the Swissotel. 

Day 2 — Colonial Lima

Tour historic Lima, visiting Casa Aliaga, a private home dating back to the Conquistadors. See the Cathedral, where Francisco Pizarro is entombed, and Plaza de Armas. Before lunch, tour the monastery and vast catacombs of the Iglesia de San Francisco. Enjoy lunch at Restaurant Huaca Pucllana, which is nestled within the compound of a 1,500 year old adobe pyramid. (B,L)

Day 3 — Lima

Browse at the Indian Market. Later, enjoy a guided visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, where we can view 3,000 years of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Dinner is at the Café del Museo in the museum. (B,L,D)

2016 Price based on double occupancy: $650
2016 Price based on single occupancy: $1,080

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Optional Cusco/Machu Picchu Post-trip Extension 
7 Days/6 Nights

Day 1 — Iquitos, Lima
*Starts on Day 9 of the 10-day program
Fly from Iquitos to Lima. Overnight at Costa del Sol. (B,L)

Day 2 — Lima, Cuzco, Urubamba Valley

Fly to Cuzco — the heart of the Inca Empire. Drive into the historic Urubamba Valley, stopping in Chinchero to browse and shop for Andean handicrafts and alpaca sweaters. Visit the Urubamba Market. Overnight at Aranwa Hotel. (B,L,D)


Day 3— Machu Picchu

Board the train to Machu Picchu (a World Heritage site), where we spend the afternoon exploring the ruins with our guide. Overnight at Machu Picchu Pueblo. (B,L,D)


Day 4 — Machu Picchu

Return to Machu Picchu in the morning, perhaps climbing to the Sun Gate. Enjoy some birding in the abundant gardens surrounding our hotel, home to 16 species of hummingbirds. Overnight at Machu Picchu Pueblo. (B,L,D)


Day 5 — Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuamán, Cuzco

Travel back to Cuzco via train. Explore the archaeological wonder of Ollantaytambo, where ancient temples and fortresses were built to protect the Sacred Valley. After a Paso Fino horse show stop at Sacsayhuamán — a huge fortress of massive stones which zigzags across the side of the mountain. Overnight at Aranwa Hotel (B,L,D)


Day 6 — Cuzco
Stroll the streets of Cuzco, exploring the Koricancha — also known as Santo Domingo, Santa Catalina Convent and the Cathedral. The afternoon is free to explore on your own before a farewell dinner. Overnight at Aranwa Hotel. (B,L,D)


Day 7 — Cuzco, Home
Fly to Lima. Enjoy a lunch of local delicacies before an afternoon at leisure. Dayrooms are available at the Swissôtel. Transfer to the airport this evening for flights home. (B,L)

Post-Tour Extension Costs:

2015 Price based on double occupancy $3195 (not including airfare and park fees)
2015 Price based on single occupancy $4095 plus (not including airfare and park fees)

2016 Price based on double occupancy $3295 (not including airfare and park fees)
2016 Price based on single occupancy $4195 plus (not including airfare and park fees)

2015 Extension Park Fees: $175
2016 Extension Park Fees: $185

In-Country Airfare: (Lima, Iquitos, Lima) = $386

*Subject to change