Cradle to the vast Incan Empire, the largest in pre-Colombian America, Peru's power and gold attracted the Spanish conquistadors who used it to fund their own vast empire in the Americas. As a result, colonial gems like magnificent Cusco were built on Incan foundations, making for a fascinating hybrid culture.
Peru is peppered with Incan sites, but none so famous as the "lost city" of Machu Picchu, whose breathtaking image seems to grace every brochure and travel book. Peru has been blessed with natural gifts as well: a huge chunk of Amazon rainforest falls within its bounds, and visitors can hike through jungle, trek in the Andes, and surf the northern beaches all in the same week. Cap it off with Lake Titicaca, one of the highest lakes in the world, and you've only just begun to scratch the surface.
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AMAZON RIVERBOAT ADVENTURE
7 days, Lima to Lima
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Hop aboard a riverboat and experience the Amazon in style. Led by an Amazon Reserve naturalist guide, your cruise will include daily excursions by motorized skiff designed to reveal the exotic wildlife that calls the rainforest home – with any luck you’ll spot sloths, toucans, or pink dolphins! And, with two full days for exploration in Pacaya–Samiria National Reserve, you'll have the chance to experience the jungle up close. The cuisine on board is regional and provides a unique and delicious window into local culture. Gain a rare glimpse of how life "on the river" is lived and experience the magic of the Amazon on this once-in-a-lifetime riverboat adventure.
Is this tour for me?
Travel Style: Marine
Small-ship adventures on the world’s great seas, rivers, and other places only accessible by boat.
Service Level: Upgraded
Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.
Physical Rating: 2 - Light
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Trip Type: Small Group
Small group experience; Max 30
Age requirement: 12+
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
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- Local Living: Local Indigenous Family Visit, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
- Recharge: Local Shaman Visit, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
- Arrival transfer
- Cruise aboard the Amatista Amazon Riverboat (4 nts)
- Orientation tour of Iquitos
- Launches and land excursions with our expert naturalist team
- Internal flights
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Aboard the Amatista Amazon riverboat (4 nts), upgraded hotels (2 nts).
6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Allow USD115-150 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.
Amazon riverboat, plane, private bus.
Staff & experts
2 Certified Amazon Reserve naturalist guides and support staff aboard the Amatista, local G Adventures representative in Lima.
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Day 1: Lima
Arrive at any time, an arrival transfer is included.
Day 2: Lima/Nauta
Take an early morning flight to the gateway to the Amazon, Iquitos. Explore the town of Nauta before boarding the boat and beginning the cruise down the Amazon River. In the afternoon, enjoy a jungle walk and learn about medicinal plants, search for monkeys and keep an eye out for reptiles. Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 3: Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Explore the Amazon River and some of its tributaries in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.
Day 4: Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
In the constantly changing Amazon we offer flexible itineraries, the naturalists onboard tailor each departure to the surroundings and water levels to ensure you get the most out of your Amazon adventure.
Day 5: Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Over the next few days, enjoy shore excursions, night excursions, educational lectures, a visit to a local shaman, an indigenous village, and the incredible wildlife of this lush area.
Exclusive Inclusions:Local Living Local Indigenous Family Visit|Recharge Local Shaman Visit
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 6: Pacaya Samiria National Reserve/Lima
In the morning explore the shoreline by motorized skiff keeping your eyes out for birds, monkeys and sloths. Leave the peacefulness of the river behind en route stop at the manatee rescue centre before catching a flight back to Lima. Enjoy the evening in the city.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 7: Lima
Depart at any time.