Discover the natural wonder of the Amazon River Basin, Earth’s most biodiverse ecosystem. Your journey begins with 2 nights in Lima and continues with a 5-night, guided river cruise through the tributaries of the Peruvian Amazon and the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve—the world’s largest wetlands refuge. Enhance your voyage with the Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley Post-Program Option.
A Fall version of this program also exists.
- Custom-designed, 9-day, 8-night natural history journey through the heart of the Amazon.
- Five-night deluxe river expedition boat Zafiro—one of a select number to cruise the upper Amazon and its tributaries within the world’s largest rainforest ecosystem.
- Expert naturalist guides lead all Amazon expeditions.
- Tour the historical center of Peru’s capital city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and vibrant Iquitos, an important rubber boom city in the 19th century.
- Wake up in the heart of the Amazon Basin, where the jungle teems with the greatest diversity of plant and animal life on Earth.
- Nighttime excursion in search of nocturnal rainforest animals and a red-bellied piranha fishing expedition.
- All meals on board the boat and all guided tours are included.
- Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley Post-Program Option.
Day 1 - Depart home city/Lima, Peru
Day 2 - Lima
Day 3 - Iquitos/Nauta/Río Amazonas/Embark Zafiro (5:00 p.m.)
Day 4 - Río Amazonas/Río Ucayali
Day 5 - Río Amazonas/Río Ucayali/Río Marañón/Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
Day 6 - Río Marañón/Río Pucate/Río Ucayali
Day 7 - Río Marañón/Nauta
Day 8 - Nauta/Iquitos/Lima/Return to home city
Day 9 - Arrive in home city
The deluxe Zafiro, specifically designed to navigate the Upper Amazon River and its tributaries, carries a maximum of 36 guests. This spacious yet intimate river boat offers a unique way to experience this fragile ecosystem of colorful wildlife, abundant flora, and Amazonian culture within the most extraordinary, remote, and untouched rainforest.
Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley Post-Program Option
Join this 5-night extension to your Amazon expedition. Delight in this extraordinary opportunity to experience legendary Machu Picchu, the breathtaking Sacred Valley, and the fascinating colonial and Inca traditions of Cuzco. Enjoy deluxe, ideally located accommodations in the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Cuzco.
The Pre-Program Option is available at additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.
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