Gohagan & Company is proud to provide the most deluxe, exclusively chartered ships and river boats in educational travel—the ideal way to experience the unforgettable destinations in our specially designed itineraries. Chartered cruising provides the optimum setting for affinity groups; with no offering to the general public, there is control over the entire vessel. Enjoy the luxury of intimate, designated spaces for your association’s private engagements in addition to enlightening lecturers. The next exclusively chartered, deluxe voyage awaits your choosing.


The deluxe Zafiro, specifically designed to navigate the unique waters of the Upper Amazon River and its tributaries, carries only 36 guests. This spacious yet intimate vessel offers a unique way to experience the colorful wildlife and cultures within the most extraordinary, remote, and untouched rainforest in the protected Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.

Throughout the cruise, English-speaking, highly trained naturalists provide expert insight into the Amazon’s amazing array of biodiversity—including its wildlife and the local culture of the indigenous peoples—during lectures, small boat excursions and nature walks.

Each deluxe, river-view stateroom and suite has a private balcony or floor-to-ceiling panoramic window, two twin beds or one king bed, private bathroom with shower, air conditioning, minibar, safe, and hair dryer.

Onboard dining features Peruvian and international cuisine prepared each day from the freshest local ingredients. The backdrop for every meal is an ever-changing vista of the Amazon’s exotic beauty viewed through the dining room’s floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows.

The Zafiro features a specially designed, spacious open-air Observation Deck offering scenic views by day and spectacular stargazing at night. Public areas also include a full outdoor bar and lounge, indoor reading lounge, fitness room, and massage services. The vessel is equipped with small excursion boats ideal for shore visits into the most remote reaches of the Upper Amazon River. There is no doctor on board the boat.

Ship Specifications
  • Officers and Crew: Peruvian (20)
  • Language: English
  • Suites and Cabins: 19
  • Accommodations size: 226 to 480 square feet
  • Length: 164 feet
  • Width: 31 feet
  • Built: 2015

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