Iquitos, PeruArrive in this bustling Amazon port town in time to board your luxurious vessel, the SeaDream, prior to an early evening departure.
Pichana, PeruPort details pending.
Paranaquiro, PeruPort details pending.
Leticia, ColombiaLeticia is a city in the Republic of Colombia, capital of the department of Amazonas, Colombia's southernmost town (4.09° south 69.57° west) and the only major port on the Amazon river. It has an elevation of 96 meters above sea level and an average temperature of 27 °C (80.6 °F). Leticia has long been Colombia's shipping point for tropical fishes for the aquarium trade. Leticia has approximately 33,000 inhabitants on the left bank of the Amazon river, and is located at the point where Colombia, Brazil and Peru come together in an area called Tres Fronteras. Tourism in Leticia has boomed and the town is today the second tourism destination for foreigners after Cartagena de Indias.
Puerto Narino, Columbia / Shishita, PeruPort details pending.
Pevas/Pebas, is perhaps the oldest town in the Peruvian Amazon and lies downstream from Iquitos. It's an attractive, largely palm-thatched town and still a frontier place. The Witoto and Bora Indians, largely concentrated around Pevas, actually arrived here in the 1930s after being relocated from the Colombian Amazon. They are now virtually in everyday contact with the riverine society of Pevas, producing quality artifacts for sale to passers-by and yet retaining much of their traditional knowledge of songs, dances and legends, plus significant ethno-pharmacological practice in rainforest medicine. A number of local Indian groups can be visited, including the Bora, the Witoto and the less-visited Ocainas. SeaDream guests will have an exploration of this village as well as exploring furtrher up the river to some of the Indian villages.
SeaDreamer’s will also have the possibility to meet and witness the Famed Artist Francisco Grippa’s home! Most of his work is actually exhibited in Iquitos at the Amazon Art Gallery, but others are on display in his home/gallery. The surrounding flood forest is home to hundreds of caimans and significant birdlife, including several types of parrots, eagles and kingfishers. This region is also for butterfly watching, the study of orchids and bromeliads in bloom and for its fishing – piranha being one of the easiest kinds to catch.
Portugal, PeruPort details pending.
Iquitos, PeruReturn to the port town of Iquitos this morning. After breakfast disembark for your continued journey home.