AMAZON CRUISES NATIONAL RESERVE PACAYA SAMIRIA QUEEN VIOLETA IQUITOS

4 Days / 3 Nights

Code: AVP059

 

 

 

Information

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 – with any luck you’ll spot sloths, toucans or pink dolphins! And, with two full days for exploration in Pacaya–Samiria National Reserve, you'll have the chance to experience the jungle up close. The cuisine onboard is regional and provides a unique – and delicious – window into local culture. 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.

 

Day 1: Iquitos - Amazonian Manatee Rescue Centre – Amazon River (L) (D)

 

• before boarding, we get acquainted with this jungle port city an

Orientation tour. This is the country’s main river port, established in

1864 in the heart of rubber country on the Amazon’s deep waters. Like any port, it has a hustle-bustle feel, yet it is not without its places of quiet and shaded retreats.

• Much of the architecture we see is a 19th century

Vestige of the era when European commercial barons held

Sway over life and culture here. And while Iquitos has seen many

Fortunes rise and fall, its isolation has remained constant: access to the city is by air or river only.

• We will also make a brief stop at the Amazonian Manatee

Rescue Centre. The Amazonian Manatee is very rare and endangered mammal unique to the Amazon Jungle. This center focuses on rescuing orphaned manatees who have been victims of poaching.

• The center helps rehabilitate and reintroduce these wonderful creatures back into the Amazon Basin. Here you will have a see the efforts of the rescue center as well as have the opportunity to feed these amazing and loveable animals.

• Once on board ship, you can just relax and let the wild rainforest surround you. Step out on deck to watch the riverbanks go by—but keep your eyes peeled for wildlife such as gray and pink dolphins.

• Our ship casts off and wends its way to the confluence of the Marañon and Ucayali Rivers. Here, it is generally (but not universally!) Considered that the Amazon River begins, at least in name.

• Overnight in the boat

 

Note:

11:00 hrs: Pick up from the airport or your hotel

Visit the Manatee Rescue Center, briefing and city tour

13:00 hrs: Check in, welcome drink and lunch

Safety drill on board Afternoon free to enjoy sailing in the Amazon River

18:00 hrs: Dinner

 

Day 2: Amazon River – Ucayali river Yucurucho region – Marañon River (B) (L) (D)

 

• Breakfast

• We have an excursion on the Amazon and some of its tributaries to see the wonders of the rain forest. This is our chance to see monkeys, sloths, and a variety of birds.

• Back onboard, we’ll gather for lunch, followed by a presentation on the Amazon River. Afterwards, we’ll walk along the shores of the Ucayali River, located in the Yucuruchi region of the Amazon. Here we’ll have an opportunity to see the Victoria Regias, Water lily—a gigantic aquatic plant.

• Overnight in the Boat

 

Note:

7:00 hrs Breakfast buffet

8:30 hrs Excursion search wildlife (monkeys, sloths and bird Watching).

12:00 hrs Return to the boat

12:30 hrs lunch Buffet

15:00 hrs Walk in Yucurachi, look for Water lily).

18:00 hrs Return to the boat

19:00 hrs Dinner buffet

 

Day 3: Marañon River – Pacaya Samiria national reserve – Shaman visit (B) (L) (D)

• Today we rise early to visit the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve for a full day of discovery in Peru's largest national park.

• Then, keep your eyes wide open and your binoculars at the ready to catch sight of cocoa heron and striated herons, colorful macaws, squirrel and woolly monkeys, caimans, sloths and many more primate, bird and mammal species. Current counts record more than 200 bird species and 10 primate species within its boundaries.

• Ourroute takes us over the tributary waters of the Marañon. Along the way, our guides will point out the interesting wildlife species that inhabit the riverbanks—not to mention unusual fish and vegetation in the river.

• Back on board, we'll gather for breakfast followed by a presentation on the life, history, and culture of the Amazon's main tribes.

• After lunch, we have an introductory discussion about shamanism that will help us understand the traditions of the rain forest people.

• We will sail us along the lake's tranquil waters, where we'll listen to the local birdsong and keep our eyes peeled for sighting the different animal species found in this area.

• Before dinner, we'll touch upon the spirit realm, paying a visit to a local shaman. Mystic ... minister ... healer—one might consider a shaman to be "all of the above." But to understand shamanism requires something of a leap of faith, a leap into the spirit world that is the shaman's domain.

• Shamanism is practiced around the globe, and is universally distinguished by a trance state called shamanic ecstasy. In these "out of body" travels, the shaman enlists denizens of the spirit world to help him with a variety of duties, from healing the sick to assisting a deceased person's soul into the afterworld and all the while, the shaman remains conscious.

• Before you leave the Amazon jungle, you'll gain rare insight into the complexities of this phenomenon when you meet an actual practicing shaman in a river village. He'll introduce us to his spiritual healing craft and tell us about rain forest plants that indigenous peoples have for untold centuries held to possess curative properties.

• Your experience may not be "out of body," but it's sure to be out of the ordinary.

• Tonight, we’ll celebrate our discoveries at our Farewell Dinner and

• Party, complete with live music, aboard our ship.

• Overnight in the boat

 

Note:

6:00 hrs: bird watching.

7:00 hrs Back on board

7:30 hrs Breakfast buffet

9:00 hrs Excursion to National Reserve Pacaya Samiria, look forwildlife (primates, squirrels, sloths)

11:00 hrs Return to the boat

12:00 hrs Talk Amazonian tribes

13:00 hrs Buffet lunch

15:00 hrs Talk about shamanism

15:30 hrs Excursion look for wildlife

16.30 hrs Visit the shaman

18:30 hrs Return to the boat

19:30 hrs Dinner buffet

 

Day 4: Marañon River – Nauta – Iquitos (B)

 

• It’s back to civilization today, this morning, we’ll call on the town of Nauta, Tonight, we’ll celebrate our discoveries at our Farewell Dinner and

• Party, complete with live music, aboard our ship.

 

Notes:

6:00 hrs Breakfast buffet

7:00 hrs Check out & Nauta city tours

Transfer to the Iquitos airport for our flight back to Lima.

10:00 hrs Arrival to Iquitos Airport

 

Highlights

Explore the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve – the largest national park in Peru, dine on food fresh from the jungle, spot pink dolphins on the Amazon River, interact with members of the local community, and learn the intricacies of Amazon wildlife.

 

 

 

Included:

3 Nights aboard the Queen Violeta Amazon riverboat.

Arrival transfer in Iquitos.

Launches and land excursions with our expert naturalist team.

3 breakfast, 3 lunch, 3 dinners.

24 hours coffee & tea station at the restaurant

Amazon riverboat.

Small group experience; Max 30

 

Not Included:

Alcoholics and not alcoholics drinks

Tips extra on board the Queen Violeta

Flights

Laundry service

 

Prices per person:

Occupancy

Single  Room

USD 1.990.00

Double Room

USD 1.240.00

Triple Room

 USD 1.150.00

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