|Purpose:||Ecotourism, Culture, Amazon, Adventure|
|No. of days:||4 days - 3 nights|
|First & Last Cities:||Iquitos|
|Other cities:||Pacaya Samiria National Park Expedition (Amazon)|
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Cruise does not include:
About your Cruise:
M/V Cattleya Journey Peruvian Amazon Riverboat
The Cattleya was born in 2014 with the unique purpose of bringing satisfaction to the visitors who want to tour the Amazon jungle on an ecological and comfortable way.
This eco- friendly boat has capacity for 10 passengers, accommodated in 4 comfortable air conditioned cabins, with King size beds, bedside tables, fine pillows, 100% organic bathroom accessories, finest quality bathrobes and towels, electric current for 110/220 volts, shower, hot water, safe deposit boxes and minibar
Jesús Mesía, one of the owners of the ship, accompanies the passengers along the trails in every trip. As a naturalist leader who knows the region extremely well, Jesus has developed a sharp eye to detect hidden creatures from different species in the forest. The outstanding crew of 10 people, are skilled professionals who are willing to serve and make this trip an unforgettable journey in the Amazon region.
Day 1: Wednesday: Iquitos
Fly Lima to Iquitos on the afternoon flight. You will be greeted upon arrival and transported to the M/V Cattleya riverboat. Upon arrival, take some time to settle in, relax and have a drink as you get to know your fellow passengers. There will never be more than 8 guests, so you will have the opportunity to make life-long friends. We will conduct a safety drill and explain everything you need to know about the M/V Cattleya to have a safe and fun adventure. Savor the first of many wonderful dinners by our talented chef as we begin our journey along the Amazon. [D]
Day 2: Thursday: Amazon
Enjoy breakfast as we cruise along the Marañón River. Board our excursion boat for a day-long excursion in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, the largest reserve in Peru and the second largest in all the Amazon. Travel by excursion boat from Yanayacu Creek to the remote Yarina Cocha. We will take a rainforest hike and you will experience the huge biodiversity that the rainforest is known for watching monkeys, sloths, tree-frogs, iguanas, pink and gray river dolphins, and many varieties of bird species. Examine and learn first-hand about jungle plants their unique survival tactics as they compete for sun and nutrients in the dense rainforest, the part they play in sustaining the complex balance of life in the jungle and the important medicinal value they offer. After a day filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences, return to the M/V Cattleya for dinner and a relaxing evening with friends. [B/L/D]
Day 3: Friday: Amazon
In the morning we depart for our next adventure a spectacular tour of the rainforest from its canopy. Take a short hike to the canopy walkway a suspended bridge spanning over 500 meters (1/3 of a mile) connected by platforms in the rainforest treetops. Experience a unique view of the rainforest flora and fauna from heights reaching 35 meters (115 feet). After this breathtaking experience, enjoy lunch and some free time aboard the M/V Cattleya. In the afternoon we will visit one of the local villages to gain a deeper insight into how people live in the Amazon. Meet a local shaman, participate in a traditional ceremony of spiritual healing. Before you depart, you will have the [D] = opportunity to view and purchase some of their handicrafts and delightful folk art. [B/L/D]
Day 4: Saturday: Iquitos
As we cruise slowly back down the Marañón River we will come to the confluence of the Marañón and Ucayali rivers, where the “true” Amazon River begins. After lunch transfer to the Iquitos airport or your hotel. [B/L]
[B/L] = Breakfast and Lunch | [D] = Dinner | [B/L/D] = Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
|4-Day - 3-night Program|
|Departure Dates||Main Deck||Upper Deck|
* Children must be between 8 and13 years old
Rates are per person, based on 2 passengers sharing a cabin and may change without notice.
All departures are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.
Rates are valid from January through December 2017 and do not apply for Christmas and New Year’s departures. Other blackout dates may apply.
Itineraries are subject to change and may need to be altered or cancelled specifically because of water levels or wind factors.
Tour Code: PE33IQT17LT
Deposit & Cancellation conditions:
|At time of Booking||20%|
|95 days before departure||80%|
|119 to 85 days before departure||Deposit|
|94 days or less before departure||100%|
When more than one cruise is booked, deposit and payment policies apply per cruise.
Any and all cancellations require written notice to HWDT