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Board the Cattley Journey and let your adventure in the Amazon region begin! Provided with all the comfort possible and exclusive attention from the local people, you can relax and soak in this amazing experience. Hike through the Amazon Rainforest, while keeping an eye out for monkeys, sloths, frogs, and many varieties of bird species! You also can enjoy a tour of the rainforest from its canopy, excursion boat tours, a local village visit, and cruise through the "origin" of the Amazon River!
 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark | Iquitos, Peru
Day 2 : Dorado River
Day 3 : Sapote River | Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Day 4 : Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Day 5 : Marañón River | Disembark

Highlights

  • Hike through the reserve for close up viewing of flora and fauna
  • Visit a local village on learn about life on the edge of the Amazon river
  • Sail through the "origin" of the Amazon River & see pink river dolphins

Ship

Cattleya Journey

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Guide showing travelers wildlife in the Amazon Sunset on the Amazon Cattleya Journey sailing the Amazon Small Village on the Amazon Sloth in the Amazon

Day 1 Embark | Iquitos, Peru

You will be met at the airport and comfortably transported 2 hours by road to the town of Nauta. Embark your modern and newly built river boat, the Cattleya Journey. Take some time to  settle in, relax, and have a drink as you get to know your fellow passengers. Savor the first of many authentic freshly prepared dinners by your talented chef as you begin your journey along the Amazon!. 

Day 2 Dorado River

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Along the black-water of Belluda-Caño Creek / Dorado river, explore a small tributary of the Ucayali River looking for a variety of primates, colorful and unusual birds, and a wide variety of  primates, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and rainforest plants. Your wildlife sightings and experiences will swell as you continue up river into  the Pacaya-Samiria reserve, the  largest wetland reserve in the world and home to over 500  species of birds, over 130  species of reptiles and amphibians and hundreds of mammals and primates. Have your binoculars and cameras on hand because your guides will expertly identify creatures difficult to spot with an untrained eye.
 

Day 3 Sapote River | Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Venturing deep into the rainforest, you will spend the entire day wandering through the island mazes and twisted tunnels of the the igapo (seasonally flooded forest). Here, the dense plant life is dramatically different than what you see from the river’s edge and harbors a whole new variety of exotic wildlife.
As water levels allow, you will hike through the reserve for close up viewing and discovery lead by our expert and knowledgeable guides.
Examine and learn first-hand about the jungle plants their unique survival tactics as they compete for sun and nutrients in the dense rainforest, the part they play in sustaining the complex balance of life in the jungle and the important medicinal value they offer.
 

Day 4 Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After an early breakfast, you will further explore the vast wetlands of the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve. In the afternoon, you will visit a village along the river for a chance to meet and learn about the lives of the “Ribereño” people who call the river’s edge their home. It is an excellent opportunity to ask questions (practice your Spanish if you like!) and gain a deeper understanding of how people live in this remote part of the world.
 

Day 5 Marañón River | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
In the morning, slowly meander up-river toward the confluence of the Marañón and Ucayali Rivers, famous for marking the beginning of the mighty Amazon River. Observe small villages that dot the river’s edge and catch a glimpse of the locals’ activities as they go about their day. As you turn into the Ucayali River, the famous freshwater gray river dolphins and Amazon pink dolphins frequently swim near the boat.
Board your sturdy excursion boat to explore the channels that weave through island mazes so you can get a closer look at the wildlife that abounds such as monkeys, sloths, frogs, and an amazing variety of marsh birds.

Cattleya Journey

Per person starting at
$3,600
Suite on board the Cattleya Journey
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Upper Deck
King or two twin beds, air conditioning, 100% organic bathroom accessories, finest quality bathrobes and towels, electric current for 110/220 volts, hot water, safe deposit boxes, and minibar.
Cabin onboard the Cattleya Journey
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Main Deck
King or two twin beds, air conditioning, 100% organic bathroom accessories, finest quality bathrobes and towels, electric current for 110/220 volts, hot water, safe deposit boxes, and minibar.

Notes

- All rate are in US dollars and per person
- Single Supplement: 75% additional of net rate
- 8 years old minimum on all departures, children under age 13 receive a 25% discount

Includes:
- All excursions
- All meals
- All non-alcoholic drinks
- Transfers to/from the ship when arriving on recommended flights
- Pacaya Samiria National Reserve entrance fee

Excluded:
- Airplane tickets to/from Iquitos
- Medical emergencies/evacuation
- Alcoholic Drinks
- Gratuities to guides/crew
- Onboard purchases
- Additional excursions
 

Included

  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
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This was my first experience with Adventure Life - and I couldn't have been more pleased with the trip. The guides and local staff in both Buenos Aires and Uruguay were terrific - extremely helpful and accommodating. I really enjoyed meeting the friendly staff in Buenos Aires in person (I left my bags with them for the afternoon).
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