Day 1 Iquitos | Nauta | Río Amazonas
The guides will be expecting your arrival at the airport with a sign for your transfer to Nauta to board the cruise M/V La Perla. As you enter your cabin, which will be fully equipped with everything you need, you will feel how this lifetime trip is about to start. The navigation will initiate in the Marañon River to the confluence of the Marañon and Ucayali rivers where the majestic Amazon begins. Take the time to go to the observation deck and enjoy the amazing panoramic view, the guides will be explaining the story of Amazon’s origin.
During the next days, you will be navigating through the Marañon and Ucayali rivers, then through the Amazon and its amazing confluences full of wildlife. After getting familiar with your new environment, you will be invited to the dining room for lunch, where you will experiment with exquisite regional gastronomy, a delicious flavor celebration. Later, the guides will provide a general briefing about the trip itinerary, activities, routes, wildlife and vegetation. The guides will be attentive to help you with any question you might have. After lunch on board, you will have an afternoon-night excursion for searching wildlife in the communal reserve of Yanayacu de Yacapana. During the excursion, you will observe the biggest water plant in the world (Victorias Regias), birds, lizards, sloths, beautiful pink dolphins, and other animals. At the end of the night, the guides will use the lanterns to locate caimans, owls, and capybaras. Upon returning, a reception with live music by the Ship Band awaits for you to enjoy the local music followed by a welcome dinner. Once dinner is finished, the guides will invite you to a lecture about the Amazon origins.
Day 2 Amazonas river | Yarapa river | Ucayali river | Vista Alegre
- 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early call in the morning with a serenade to enjoy the beautiful sunrise from the Amazon river. A small trek will take place to observe the birds of the communal reserve Yanayacu de Yacapana, sunrise is the best time of the day for bird sightseeing. This morning observe macaws, sloths, monkeys, toucans, trogons, quetzals, parrots among others. Return to have a delicious breakfast as the ship sails to the Ucayali. Later, there will be a morning excursion to explore the tributaries rivers, like the Yarapa where you can observe a variety of reptiles as iguanas, sloths, and others. Go back to the ship to enjoy the delicious lunch and breath the purest air ever. In the afternoon, there will be a retelling of the geographical orientation and the species that you have been observing throughout the day with the guides.
Visit the butterfly farm project of Vista Alegre, where you will learn about the Amazon butterflies and their importance in the jungle. You will be amazed by the relevance they have. You will be back on board for dinner and for enjoying live music. You can’t miss this! A chilling and really interesting excursion will be offered at night, which is based on the search of caymans, snakes, tarantulas, scorpions, anacondas, nocturnal monkeys among others. If you don’t want to participate, you can rest upon the moonlight enjoying the nature sounds and drinking pisco sour on board.
Day 3 Ucayali river | Marañón river | Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
- 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning get ready to navigate through the black waters of the Yarapa River, where you can have an unforgettable experience in the search of wildlife, enjoying the amazing landscape of the jungle. Finishing the excursion, a delicious breakfast will be served on board. Continue sailing through the paths of the Ucayali upon the high confluence of the Marañon river, until arriving in Piranha Creek. One of the first tributaries of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. This morning there will be a boat excursion to explore Piranha creek. This area is great for piranha fishing.
Once the excursion is finished return to the ship to have lunch on board. Later, there will be a trekking tour in the jungle, where you can learn about medicinal plants. Look out for exotic insects of the Amazon-like tarantulas, frogs, spiders and a multitude of species never seen before. Before returning to the ship, the naturalists will teach you about basic survival in the jungle. Back on board, you will be welcomed with live music. Then, enjoy an exquisite dinner, it’s time to relax and appreciate the beauty of the Peruvian Amazon.
Day 4 Nauta / Iquitos
After enjoying your last breakfast on board. Proceed with the transfer by bus from the city of Nauta to Iquitos. Stop in the Rescue Center Amazon - Manatee (ACOBIA), where you are able to see and feed this beautiful animal. Then, you have a brief visit to the city of Iquitos to observe the famous houses of the rubber boom, Fierro’s house, and the Belen market.