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Amazon Journey via Ucayali River

Example 4 Day Cruise aboard La Perla
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Take an unforgettable 4-day journey down the Amazon River aboard La Perla! 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, visit local villages, and opportunities to learn about wildlife preservation!
Pink dolphin in the AmazonLooking up the trunk of a giant rainforest treeSunset over the still waters of the AmazonBlack Caiman in the AmazonRiding a traditional canoe down the river
  • Enjoy a picnic breakfast in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
  • Look out for caymans, frogs, tarantulas, snakes and anacondas
  • Learn more about the variety of dishes that exists in the Amazon
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed

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Day 1: Pacaya Samiria National Reserve | Marañón river | Ucayali river

After an energetic breakfast, visit one of the local coastal families. They will share their traditions and culture with you. This once in a lifetime experience will give you the opportunity to see life from another perspective. During lunch, the ship will start to sail on the Marañon River. In the afternoon, visit the Samiria Reserve to observe the Charapas turtles. Later at night, an excursion will be offered for searching wildlife in the Amazon. Back to the ship the naturalist guides will share more information and enrich the experiences of the day. Enjoy the local music followed by an exquisite dinne

Day 2: Pacaya Samiria National Reserve | San Regis

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, you will explore Yanayacu Pucate and enjoy a picnic breakfast in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve accompanied by nature. Some pink dolphins might enrich the panorama. Also, it’s possible to observe blue and yellow macaws, toucans and different types of monkeys. Have a canopy walk where you will look for wildlife and enjoy the breathtaking view. After lunch onboard a ceremony will be held with shamans in St. Regis will take place, where you will learn about the ancient secrets of the rainforest. Later, you will be part of the tree planting ceremony. Before dinner, a reception with live music will be held by the ship band. In the warm night, you can be part of the boat ride through Nauta Creek within Pacaya Samiria National Reserve which is known as the mirrored forest, which makes perfect sense as you gaze upon its glistening black water where you can observe lizards, frogs and different kinds of nocturnal animals.

Day 3: San José de Zarapanga Shiriyucu | Nauta

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After a delicious breakfast, head for the black water stream of San José de Zarapanga called Shiriyacu to fish piranhas, using traditional and local techniques, you will be surprised by the many ways there is to fish. Visit Kukama Prado village to learn about ancient traditions and medicine used by the ancestors; in the Peruvian Amazon are different types of traditional medicine that maybe you have not heard before. Then, be part of a cooking demonstration, where you can learn about local techniques and the variety of vegetables and dishes that exists in the Peruvian Amazon. In the afternoon, a boat excursion will be offer before sunset in the Amazon River, where we can hear the sounds of wildlife, colors and symphony. At the same time, we will look for caymans, frogs, tarantulas, snakes and anacondas. After dinner, our naturalist guides will introduce the crew members whom you may not have met, as they have been busy “behind the scenes” to create your seamless Jungle Experience.

Day 4: Iquitos

  • 1 Breakfast
After enjoying your last breakfast on board. We will proceed with the transfer by bus from the city of Nauta to Iquitos. We will have a stop in the Rescue Center Amazon - Manatee (ACOBIA), where you will be able to see and feed this beautiful animal. Then, you will have a brief visit to the city of Iquitos to observe the famous houses of the rubber boom, Fierro’s house, and Belen market.


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9 cabins: 14m2 / 151 sq. ft. with panoramic window, two twin beds or one queen bed and private bathroom with shower.
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2 cabins: 14m2 / 151 sq. ft. with private balcony, two twin beds or one queen bed and private bathroom with shower.
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3 cabins: 20m2 / 215 sq. ft. with two twin beds convertible in a Californian king bed and private bathroom with shower. Cabin with possibility to accommodate an extra bed. Ideal for families.


• Transfer Iquitos Airport/ Nauta/Iquitos Airport
• Overnight aboard the M/V La Perla Cruise
• Full meals during the itinerary
• Bottled water and non-alcoholic house beverages
• English & Spanish speaking interpreter service
• Skiff guided excursions
• Entrance tickets to the natural reserve

Not included
• Domestic airfare and local airport taxes
• Alcoholic and bottled beverages
• Personal expenses
• Gratuities

• Programs and rates are subject to change without prior notice.
• Not recommend travel with children under 7 years old.
• The regular rate applicable to children over 7 years old.
• Excursions’ schedules may vary depending on weather conditions and wildlife cycle, in order to protect its natural habitat.
• Visits to the local villages are carefully planned to avoid a negative impact on their cultural identity.
• Additional and private services, as well as interpreters in other languages, available upon request at an extra cost.


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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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