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Amazon Journey via Ucayali River- Low Water Season

Example 4 Day Cruise aboard Zafiro
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Join the Zafiro on this 4-day journey down the Amazon River! This great adventure is designed for those nature lovers who do not have much time to travel. Your journey offers a worthy view of life in the Amazon jungle, including piranha fishing, wildlife spotting, visiting local villages, and opportunities to learn about wildlife preservation!
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Highlights
  • Visit the “Mirrored Forest” where towering trees reflect in the black water
  • Explore waterways where grey and pink dolphins swim and play
  • Cruise along an amazing black water stream and explore the "Gallery Forest"
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Iquitos | Nauta | Embark

You’ll be picked up at the airport and brought to the DoubleTree by Hilton Iquitos hotel where you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch before being transferred by private vehicle to Nauta to board the cruise ship.
The staff will show you to your suite, which will be equipped with comfortable beds, 100% Peruvian Pima cotton sheets, cotton bathrobes, air conditioning and a private bathroom with a shower and amenities.

Day 2: Ucayali River| Yanallpa del Ucayali| Tapiche River| Dorado River

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Before breakfast, head out on a skiff to the Yanallpa area of the Ucayali River in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, where you'll see many native animal species.
After breakfast, head out on a skiff to the Tapiche River in search of wildlife.
Before midday, head back to the boat for a cooking demonstration by the executive chef.

Day 3: Ucayali River | Yarapa de Ucayali (Black Waters) | Amazon River |Tahuayo River | Huaysi Community

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After breakfast, set out to explore the Yarapa River, where the famous pink and gray river dolphins swim in its black waters.
Back on the Zafiro, see the confluence of the Ucayali and Marañon rivers, which give rise to the Amazon River.
After lunch,  take the skiff out on the Amazon River to visit the Huaysi community. There, you will see how the locals live and learn more about their customs with your guides, who will act as interpreters.

Day 4: Iquitos| Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
After breakfast, begin disembarking. On the way to the airport, stop by the Amazon Rescue Center (CREA), where biologists and volunteers take care of manatees – an endangered species – rescued by the authorities. See how the manatees are cared for and prepped for reinsertion into their natural habitat. Also, you will get to see other animals that have been rescued from attempts to turn them into pets and other dangerous situations.

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Zafiro

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Zafiro

Dates & Prices

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$3,535
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First Deck Suite
21 m2 / 226.04 sq. ft. Panoramic floor to ceiling windows on the first deck.
Suite on board the Zafiro
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Second Deck Suite
21 m2 / 226.04 sq. ft. Panoramic view floor to ceiling windows with separate balcony overlooking the Amazon River on the second deck.
Suite on board the Zafiro
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Master Suites
23 m2 / 247.57 sq. ft. 90-degree front-facing windows, air conditioning with en-suite bathroom and living room.
Suite on board the Zafiro
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Zafiro Suite
44.60m2 / 480.07 sq. ft. 180-degree front facing window with jacuzzi and amazon view located on the second deck.

Notes

Please note:
The itineraries are subject to change due to weather conditions at certain times of the year. The water levels of the rivers also vary from time to time, as well as the hours of sailing. Excursions may be modified at the discretion of the Zafiro crew.

Rates Include: 
  • All meals while on board 
  • All excursions & equipment (including rubber boots & rain ponchos)
  • Transfers to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights to Iquitos.
  • Entrance fee to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
  • Natural juices, soda, coffee, tea, water; beer (on board the Zafiro)
Rates Exclude: 
  • Air tickets to/from Iquitos
  • Cost of medical emergencies (including evacuation)
  • Tipping guidelines. We recommend an amount in the range of US $20 – $30 per passenger per night for the crew (to be divided among all the crew members) and between US $7 –$10 per passenger per night for the guides.
  • Travel Insurance - Mandatory insurance minimum coverage of $ 30,000 for any eventuality is required.
Included
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Entrance Fee 
  • Equipment including rubber boots & rain ponchos.
  • Transfers to/from vessel when arriving/departing on recommended flights to/from Iquitos.
  • Natural juices, soda, coffee, tea, water, beer.
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Internal Flights: Lima - Iquitos - Lima

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