In the afternoon, travel along the black water lagoons of Nauta Cano, which lies within the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve. With the help of a guide, look for parrots, macaws, sloths, monkeys, and many other different animals.
As you head back to the Aqua Amazon for dinner, enjoy an incredible sunset in the black waters of the flooded forest.
In the afternoon, take an optional land tour to Nauta City, or choose the venture to Nauta Cano.
This afternoon take a magical journey through the “Mirrored Forest,” seeing towering trees reflected in the black water river, while spotting dozens of enchanting parrots, blue-yellow macaws, and a great variety of primates and sloths enjoying nature unperturbed by our presence. As we make your way back to the vessel, you will also have the chance to see caimans and frogs and fishing bats.
After breakfast, set off on your full day excursion along the Pacaya River, observing many species of birds and primates and visiting some of the most beautiful lakes in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. You may also have the opportunity to meet some of the local people who take care of the reserve's natural resources. On your way back to the boat, stop by the famous Ceiba tree, the tallest in the Amazon.
After breakfast, spend the day sailing along the Pacaya River and fishing for piranha with the help of trained naturalist guides. Then, search for freshwater dolphins and other amazing wildlife along the Puhinahua River.
After lunch, sail and swim around Lake Clavero before sailing downstream towards Iquitos.
This evening while your vessel continues its journey, enjoy your final dinner together with the crew, swapping stories about the wonderful experiences shared on the river.
Weather and time permitting, this will be the last opportunity to see how people live along the Amazon—by visiting the lively riverside community of Belen, in Iquitos, by skiff. Here, where the houses and shops actually float on the river during some months, you will see the bustling food market for the entire Peruvian Amazon. All local inhabitants throughout the region sell and purchase goods here.
Enjoy lunch on board before disembarking your ship. Visit the Manatee Rescue Center, where biologists and volunteers care for endangered Amazon manatees that conservation authorities have seized from local people and fishermen. Biologists will give a presentation about the project and its efforts to help these helpless mammals. You will also see how the manatees are cared for and are prepared for re-introduction into their natural habitat.Transfer to the Iquitos International Airport where your guides will assist you with your baggage and check-in, and will wait with you until you are ready to board your evening flight to Lima.
|departs every Saturday|