MV Queen Violet Amazon Cruise

9 Days - from AUD$3302 / (Scroll Down for Current Specials)

Countries visited : Peru

TOTAL DAYS : 9 Days

STARTS IN : Lima

ENDS IN : Lima

Highlights : Lima , Amazon Jungle , Dolphin Sighting , Iquitos , Nauta

TRANSPORT : Air-conditioned vehicle , Airplane , Boat

Hop aboard a riverboat and experience the Amazon in style, led by an Amazon Reserve naturalist guide, your cruise will include daily excursions by motorized skiff designed to reveal the exotic wildlife that calls the rainforest home and with any luck you’ll spot sloths, toucans or the pink dolphins!

With two full days in Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, you’ll have the chance to experience the jungle up close.

Gain a rare glimpse of how life ‘on the river’ is lived and experience the magic of the Amazon on this once-in-a-lifetime riverboat adventure.

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Day 1, Lima
You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

 

Day 2, Lima, Iquitos & Amazon Riverboat
Early start this morning with a flight to Iquitos. On arrival you will enjoy a tour of the river port city with a short visit to the Manatee Rescue Centre. Transfer to the ship. Departure to the confluence of the Marañon and Ucayali Rivers. It is in this area, which is generally considered to be the origin of the Amazon River. (B,L,D)

 

Day 3 – 7, Exploration of the Amazon, Marañon and Ucayali Rivers
You will spend your time on board sailing and learning about this amazing area of Peru. The incredible bio-diversity of the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve will unfold before your eyes as you explore the rainforest, interact with the locals as you visit remote villages, and learn about the various Amazon wildlife.

 

There will be plenty of photo opportunities as you watch out for sloths, monkeys, a large variety of birds and the distinctive pink river dolphins. Over the next few days you will experience the wonders of the Amazon Rainforest as you enjoy guided walks in the jungle and on-board lectures. Visit a local shaman who will introduce you to his mystical craft of spiritual healing and impart his knowledge of rainforest plants that the indigenous peoples have used for centuries.

 

Perhaps try your hand at some piranha fishing or take a cooking lesson and learn how to make traditional jungle dishes. Enjoy evening jungle walks to look out for the nocturnal wildlife including the caiman. Stop at the town of Nauta and visit the local market. (B,L,D)

 

Day 8, Iquitos & Lima
Today it’s time to disembark and return to the airport for the flight back to Lima. Transfer to your hotel and remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. (B)

 

Day 9, Lima
At the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport. (B)

 

Note: The itinerary and excursions may vary depending on weather and water levels (high water season December to May and low water season June to November).


PRICES

Standard Cabins - Dep Saturdays

Join in Category Single Double Triple
Lima Cruise AUD$5283 AUD$3302 On request

Superior Cabins - Dep Saturdays

Join in Category Single Double Triple
Lima Cruise AUD$5706 AUD$3566 On request

Prices per person in AU$. Not valid during local public holidays and special events.
All prices are as a guide only, please check with us for the latest prices.

Included:

  • 6 nights aboard the Queen Violet Amazon riverboat
  • arrival transfer and breakfast daily in Lima
  • canopy walkway excursion in Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
  • all meals onboard of the cruise only
  • launches and land excursions with our expert naturalist team
  • 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners. (Allow $50-80USD for meals not included in Lima. Drinks and tips extra on board the Queen Violet.)
  • Aboard the Queen Violet Amazon riverboat (6 nights), comfort hotels (2 nights).
  • Amazon riverboat, plane, private bus.
  • Certified Amazon Reserve naturalist guide and support staff on board the Amazon riverboat.
  • Small group experience; Max 32, Avg 28

Not included:

  • Flights Lima-Iquitos-Lima of approx AU$295
  • Tips to porters, drivers, guides, boat cruise staff
  • Drinks during the all tour
  • Expenses of personal nature, such as: Phone calls, laundry, meals not mentioned in the program
  • Items not mentioned in the inclusions list

Tour name :
MV Queen Violet Amazon Cruise

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