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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"
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Iquitos | Nauta | Embark | Maranón River | Yacapana

Pick up at the airport and transfer by private vehicle to Nauta port, for boarding. The staff will accompany you to your suite specially equipped with comfortable beds, pure Peruvian pima cotton sheets, cotton bathrobes, air conditioning, private bathroom with shower and amenities. Before sailing, the bartender will serve you a cocktail prepared with fruits from the region and pisco, the most popular national liquor in Peru. Do not miss the opportunity to savor it while enjoying a full view of the river from the observation deck, or a panoramic view in the indoor or outdoor lounge. Once you start sailing and before the welcome lunch, the naturalist guides will present an overview of the trip program, such as activities, routes, information on wildlife and vegetation, geographical and historical background, as well as other useful details. If you have any doubts or questions, the guides are always very happy to assist you. Welcome lunch. Begin your trip with a special Peruvian dinner with an Amazonian influence. It is a varied menu that includes a vegetarian option. Please let them know of any special dietary requirements in advance.

After lunch, you will have time to rest before the next outing on skiffs to explore the Yacapana area and its wildlife. Before returning to Zafiro cruise, you will enjoy a night excursion in search of alligators, tarantulas, frogs, and other species that appear when the sun goes down. Return to the ship and dinner on board.

Day 2: Amazon River | San Joaquin De Omaguas | Yarapa River | Ucayali River

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
At dawn, before breakfast, you will go out by boat to explore the Amazon River, where you will observe the daily activities that each community carries out on the banks of the river. Back on the ship, you can enjoy your buffet breakfast, which offers a daily selection of traditional dishes, Peruvian specialties, freshly baked homemade products, and a variety of freshly prepared juices. After breakfast, you will start a boat excursion to explore the Yarapa black water river in search of wildlife. Return to the cruise and enjoy lunch on board. Before the activity in the afternoon, the guides will give a talk about the local culture.

In the afternoon, you will visit the community of Paranapura, where you will appreciate how they live and learn about their customs, always accompanied by your guides, who will act as interpreters for you. Towards sunset, you will go in search of animals that can only be seen when the sun goes down: alligators, bats, frogs, tarantulas, and other species that populate the biodiverse jungle. Before dinner, you can enjoy live music by the band on board, which will play a varied repertoire of Amazonian, national, and international music.

Day 3: Yarapa de Ucayali (Black Waters) | Yucuruchi | Amazon River (Origin)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Before breakfast, you will start an excursion by boat, but this time on the Yarapa River, in search of new imposing landscapes and more emblematic species of the Amazon. Return to Zafiro for breakfast. After breakfast, you will start a walk in Yucuruchi, the area of the Ucayali River, located in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, where numerous species of native animals will be sighted. Return to the ship.

At noon they will offer lunch and then you will have time to rest before the afternoon outing, a boat trip on the Amazon River, in search of the curious pink dolphins and other species. Before returning to the ship, appreciate the breathtaking colors of the Amazonian sunset. Back on the ship, you will have time to rest and relax with live music while you make time before the presentation of the crew and farewell dinner.

Day 4: Nauta Port | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
After breakfast, you will proceed to disembark. On your way to the airport, visit Amazon Forever Bio Park, also known as Manatees Rescue Center, where biologists and volunteers care for manatees, an endangered species. Learn how manatees are treated and prepared for their return to their natural habitat. Likewise, other animals are also rescued, treated, and reinserted into their natural habitat. They actively collaborate with this dedicated organization and think tank. They invite you to do so as well and help this meaningful cause. Transfer to the airport.

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Dates & Prices

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$3,600
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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

Single Supplement: 50% in additional to the total adult rate.

Child Policy: Children must be a minimum of 7 years old on all departures. Children must be accompanied by one or two adults in the same cabin. 
Included
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Entrance Fee 
  • All excursions and equipment including rubber boots and rain ponchos
  • Transfers to/from the vessel when arriving on recommended flights.
  • Sodas, natural juices, coffee, tea, water, and local alcoholic beverages (house wines, beer, and pisco cocktails) are included with lunch and dinner
  • Welcome drink: Pisco Sour
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Domestic Flights
  • Any additional bar consumptions
  • Cost of medical emergencies (including evacuation)
  • Any additional transportation services

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