La Perla – Amazon River / Wednesday – Peru

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OVERVIEW:

This great 4 Days adventure onboard Amazon River Cruise La Perla gives us a chance to get a real feeling for life in Amazonia as we explore the wonderful Amazon and Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. 

ITINERARY IN BRIEF:

Day 1: Iquitos - Nauta - Amazon River
Day 2: Pacaya Samiria National Reserve - San Regis
Day 3: San José de Zarapanga Shiriyacu
Day 4: Nauta - Iquitos

NOTE: The itineraries and programs proposed by Amazon River Cruise La Perla may vary depending on the weather, the river water level in each season and the migratory cycles of the animals. The visit to the communities will depend on the availability of its inhabitants

  • WEDNESDAY: Iquitos - Nauta - Amazon River

    Airport pick-up and boarding. You will be picked up by our team and transfered by bus to our private port in Nauta, where the boarding will take place.
    Begin navigating and the explanation of the history of the origin of theAmazon. While La Perla begins its tour of the Marañón River, our naturalist guides will explain the history of the origin of the Amazon River as you gaze at the panoramic view of the river that our deck offers.
    First lunch on board. We will enjoy the first dining experience on board
    First informative talk. Our guides will meet with you where they will explain the particularities of the trip and the places that are going to be visited.
    Visit to the Pacaya Samiria reserve to observe the Charapa Turtles. We will enter the Samiria Reserve, where we can admire the characteristics of the Charapa Turtles.
    Night excursion in search of wildlife. At nightfall we will embark again on the search for nocturnal species that inhabit the waters of the Amazon and its surroundings.
    Meeting with the guides. Back on board we will have a small meeting in which we will share our experiences during the day.
    Welcome dinner and live show. The first dinner on board will be an experience for the palate, combining the freshest food from the Amazon rainforest. After dinner, we will enjoy a concert performed by the boat band.

  • Pacaya Samiria National Reserve - San Regis

    Picnic in the Yanayacu basin of Pucate. We will start our day with the search for a good place inside the Pacaya Samiria Reserve where we enjoy our picnic breakfast surrounded by nature. During breakfast we can admire the pink dolphins, as well as blue and yellow macaws, toucans, monkeys sakis and more.
    Lunch on board La Perla. We will return aboard to enjoy a full lunch as we head towards the San Regis community.
    Ceremony with shamans. The shamans will make us part of their ceremonies by showing us the traditions of the Amazonian cultures. We will also perform the tree planting ceremony, in which each traveler can leave his mark on the Amazon landscape by planting his own tree.
    Return to La Perla and dinner on board with live music. Back on La Perla we will enjoy a delicious dinner accompanied by live music.
    Night excursion by boat through the ̈jungle of mirrors ̈. We will sail by boat through the waters of Nauta Caño, inside the Reserva Pacaya Samiria, discovering the lagoons of black water on which the treetops are reflected.

  • San Jose de Zarapanga Shiriyucu - Nauta

    Breakfast on board. After waking up a little later than in previous days, we will enjoy breakfast on board.
    Fishing for piranhas. We will go fishing for piranhas in the black water stream of San José de Zarapanga called Shiriyacu, using the equipment and local techniques for fishing.
    Lunch on board La Perla. We will recharge our batteries with a full lunch onboard.
    Visit to the Kukama Prado indigenous village and culinary demonstration.We will learn about ancient traditions and traditional medicine. We will also see how the inhabitants of this village live and we will discover some secrets about their culinary tranditions.
    Boat excursion. We will enjoy a boat trip to observe the colors of the sunset over the Amazon. We will wait until night to listen to the sounds emitted by the jungle after sunset.
    Farewell dinner on board and the presentation of the crew. We will finish the day with a delicious dinner on board and the presentation of the crew, while the cruise ship is heading to the city of Nauta.

  • Nauta - Iquitos

    Breakfast on board. Enjoy a full breakfast on board.
    Check-out and departure to the airport. After breakfast, we will check out and we will travel to Iquitos by bus.
    Visit to the Amazon Manatee Rescue Center. We will stop at the Amazon Manatee Rescue Center, where we will see these beautiful animals close-up.
    Visit to the city of Iquitos. We will enjoy a brief tour of the city, discovering the highlights of the rubber boom era, such as the Iron House or the Belen Market.
    Arrival at the airport and return flight.

SPECIFICATION:

  • Year of Manufacture: 2003
  • Calling Port: Nauta, Iquitos – Peru
  • Registered in Peru
  • Type of Vessel: River Cruise Ship
  • Length: 42.00 m
  • Beam: 09.00 m
  • Draft: 01.70 m / 5’
  • Gross Tons: 604.81
  • Speed: 08 knots
  • Electrical Power: 110 / 220 volts.
  • Main Engines: 1 caterpillar marine engine of 322 HP
  • Generators: 1 x 85 KW Perkins, 1 x 60 KW Perkins and 1 x 30 KW Perkins.

CABINS DETAILS:

Amazon River Cruise La Perla has 14 cabins with exterior views and are fully equipped. All rooms are air-conditioned and have a private bathroom.

Standard Cabins

The 14m² standard cabins are distributed between the first and second decks and have windows to the outside that allow the Amazon light to enter the room. Your private bathroom with shower allows travelers the privacy they need for all the comfort of your trip.

  • Equipped with air-conditioning.
  • Desk, wardrobe, chest of drawers, hair dryer, and basket with amenities.
  • 100% Peruvian pima cotton bed linen.
  • Private bathroom with shower.
  • Smoke detectors and hot water 24 hours a day.
  • Windows with an outside view.

Cabins with amazon view

La Perla has two 16m² cabins overlooking the Amazon. These are located on the second deck of the boat and give the traveler access to a balcony shared between both, where they can admire the magic of the Amazon.

  • Equipped with air-onditioning.
  • Desk, wardrobe, chest of drawers, hair dryer, and basket with amenities.
  • 100% Peruvian pima cotton bed linen.
  • Private bathroom with shower.
  • Smoke detectors and hot water 24 hours a day.
  • Exterior views and independent access to shared balcony.

Superior cabins

La Perla has 20m² 3 cabins located on the first and second deck offering the traveler a wide panoramic view. Through the windows of these rooms you can discover all the secrets of the Amazon. It is possible to equip these rooms with an additional bed, which makes them the ideal option for families.

  • Equipped with air conditioning.
  • Desk, wardrobe, chest of drawers, hair dryer and basket with amenities.
  • 100% Pima Peruvian cotton bed linen.
  • Private bathroom with shower.
  • Possibility of installing an additional bed at the request of the traveler.
  • Smoke detectors and hot water 24 hours a day.
  • Panoramic views to the outside.

DECKPLAN

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • All meals while on board La Perla
  • All excursions & equipment (including rubber boots & rain ponchos)
  • Transfers from / to the airport on the recommended flights
  • Natural juices, coffee, tea and water during the meals
  • Entrance fee to Pacaya – Samiria National Reserve.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Domestic flights
  • Cost of medical emergencies (including evacuation).
  • Tipping guidelines. We recommend an amount in the range of US$10 per passenger per night for the crew (to be divided among all the crew members) and between US$5 per passenger per night for the guides. * Please note that these amounts are suggested levels of gratuities and that this is entirely at the discretion of our guests aboard the vessels.
  • Any additional transportation services.
  • Any additional bar consumptions
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