Peruvian Amazon Voyage, Peru
EXCLUSIVE STAY EXPERIENCE
EXCLUSIVE STAY EXPERIENCE: A Peruvian Amazon Voyage (7 NIGHTS)
*** ADDITIONAL ALL-INCLUSIVE VOYAGE FEE APPLIES ***
This is an exclusive small-group cruise experience requiring the below stated all-inclusive fees (which cover all meals onboard, drinks/beverages, village excursions with expert guides and much more). There are two set fees determined by two different cabin categories - either Upper Deck Suites or Lower Deck Suites. All-inclusive fees will be charged by International Expeditions Cruise partner. Please note that these fees are due upon booking and are NON-Refundable if you cancel your voyage date.
SPECIAL THIRDHOME MEMBER OFFER - TWO-FOR-ONE (50% OFF) ONBOARD FEES:
These fees are for the above mentioned all-inclusive voyage experience. Cabin pricing requirements are based on Double Occupancy (two adults per cabin).
- UPPER DECK SUITE: $2874 per person (Retail Cruise Fare: $5748 pp)
- LOWER DECK SUITE: $2674 per person (Retail Cruise Fare: $5348 pp)
2018 CRUISE AMAZON VOYAGE WEEKS:
(Departures are every Friday for 7-Nights)
Note: 1 pre-night is required in Lima; optional post-night in Lima
Lower Deck Suites - no Balconies:
Cabins with Convertible Twins OR California King-sized bed and panoramic floor-to-ceiling window.
Approx. 226 sq. ft.
Upper Deck Suites - with Balconies:
Cabins with Convertible Twins OR California King-sized bed, panoramic floor-to-ceiling window and balcony.
Approx. 226 sq. ft.
WHAT'S INCLUDED ON THE VOYAGE:
* Meet & Greet upon arrival flight into Lima Airport
* Airport transfers to hotel for overnight
* 1-Night Hotel Accommodations pre-cruise in Lima
* Vehicle transfer following morning to local airport for internal flight (this flight is NOT included see below)
* 7-Nights onboard the Zafiro riverboat/Amazon Journey
* All meals and drinks onboard - Savor regional specialties and contemporary cuisine infused flavors from the surrounding rainforest. The atmosphere is casual yet elegant as you sample Amazon fusion cuisine while enjoying spectacular views from the panoramic windows. Bottled water, soft drinks, local juices, Peruvian alcoholic beverages, Peruvian beer and house wines are included. Premium liquor, wine and beer are not included and would be at additional cost to member-guests.
* ThirdHome Concierge services for personal guidance, regional expertise and reservations assistance
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:
* All-Inclusive Voyage Fees as stated above (payable to Cruise Partner)
* International & Internal flights between Lima-Iquitos-Lima
* Gratuities for Guides & Onboard Staff - approx $250 per person
* Optional Add-On Extensions pre or post cruise (Machu Picchu etc)
* Meals not mentioned in the itinerary program
* Travel Insurance - this is optional:
Allianz Global Travel Care Trip Protection is available for purchase - https://www.etravelprotection.com/thirdhome/
This Exclusive Stay Experience offers the opportunity to embark on a Peruvian Amazon Voyage aboard the elegant Zafiro riverboat to discover Earth's Greatest Wilderness. Delve deep into the pristine Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, a 5-million-acre labyrinth of flooded forests, lagoons and peaceful creeks; travel upriver from the inland port of Iquitos aboard the Zafiro as you voyage into villages and tributaries not accessible by any other means for an authentic immersive experience filled with extraordinary wildlife, flora and fauna. Delight in luxurious amenities, indulge in spa treatments, taste fresh Amazon fusion cuisine, view wildlife on hikes, explore by small-boat excursions and kayaks along the Amazon and meet the welcoming locals of the riverside villages. Enjoy time spent onboard the Zafiro which blends stylish design and modern comforts. Classic touches include magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows in all categories, for those on the Upper Deck Suites, lounge on your own private balconies. A ship staff and crew of 23, including a cruise director and local naturalist guides, are joined by an IE Expedition Leader to ensure an unprecedented level of service. Trip highlights include: Viewing extraordinary wildlife on hikes, excursion boat rides & kayaking in three different habitats; Sampling local culture with cooking demonstrations, village & school visits, stops at riverside markets & Shaman blessing ceremony; Learning more about the beautiful Amazonian ecosystem with guided tours, lectures & field interpretation by experienced native naturalists; Dancing to traditional music during Happy Hour receptions onboard the Zafiro.
DAY 1 - Arrive Lima
Fly independently to Lima, Peru, the nation’s capital and largest city, and transfer to the Swissôtel for the night.
DAY 2 - Lima / Iquitos / Embark / Amazon River
Fly over the Andes to Iquitos. Visit the Manatee Rescue Center, where biologists and volunteers care for endangered Amazon manatees that conservation authorities have rescued. Learn about efforts to help these endearing mammals. See how the manatees are cared for and prepared for reintroduction into their natural habitat. Prior to boarding the elegant riverboat, Zafiro, survey the history of local tribes at a small museum. Enjoy stargazing and storytelling with our local guides while cruising slowly on the Amazon River toward the confluence of the Marañón and Ucayali Rivers. (B,L,D)
DAY 3 - The Amazon River / Río Ucayali
We awake this morning on the Amazon River, seeing some of the ever-changing panorama of jungle life as the Amazon River cruise ship continues upriver. Small villages dot the shoreline, and channels weaving through island mazes provide close-up views of a variety of birds. The confluence of the Ucayali and Marañón Rivers is famous as the beginning of the Amazon River in Peru. Amazingly, we are about 2,400 miles from where the river flows into the Atlantic. The river drops only about 350 feet the entire way! On our Amazon Voyage adventure, travel waterways aboard sturdy excursion boats to areas where we may find marsh birds such as oriole blackbirds, green ibis, yellow-headed caracaras, black-capped donacobis and white-headed marsh-tyrant. We turn into the Río Ucayali, where we’re apt to find gray river dolphins and Amazon pink dolphins cavorting near the boat and along the shoreline. Later we take an excursion into the surrounding rainforest in search of giant water lilies and elusive wildlife such as monkeys and sloths. As dusk approaches, fishing bats begin their night’s foraging. (B,L,D)
DAY 4 - Río Ucayali / Pacaya-Samiria Reserve
After a peaceful breakfast along the black-water Sapote Creek, we explore a small tributary of the Ucayali aboard excursion boats. Look for animals including primates, sloths and an enormous variety of birds. Our Amazon Voyage adventure continues upriver to the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve. Although scientific studies are far from exhausted, the Pacaya-Samiria is the known home to 450 bird species, 102 species of mammals, over 130 species of reptiles and amphibians, and countless plants. This afternoon, an excursion into this largest wetland reserve in the world provides the opportunity to see 13 species of primates, including monk sakis, red howler, saddle-backed tamarin and squirrel monkeys. Explore Caro Lake, connected to the river by way of a very small stream, where we may find flocks of greater ani, often seen following monkeys in search of insects disturbed by the monkeys’ foraging. We enjoy a nighttime boat excursion for a chance to find caimans, capybaras, common potoos, frogs and other nocturnal wildlife. (B,L,D)
DAY 5 - Rio Pacaya / Pacaya-Samiria Reserve
Spend the day exploring this flooded realm, seeing wading birds such as herons, wattled jacanas and horned screamers. Venturing deep into the rainforest, tour an igapo (seasonally flooded forest), where plant life is very different from what we see along the main course of our Amazon cruise, and walk through the forest. Lucky guests may release turtle hatchlings. A delicious lunch energizes us for afternoon excursions with our expert naturalists, where we may find scarlet macaws, hoatzins, black-collared hawks and red howler monkeys. (B,L,D)
DAY 6 - Pacaya-Samiria Reserve
After an early breakfast, we board excursion boats for access even further into the heart of these vast wetlands. As our Amazon Voyage adventure cruises the narrow waterways, we’ll find birds such as canary-winged parakeets and spectacular blue-and-gold and scarlet macaws. Primates also are fairly common, including noisy squirrel monkeys. Once we arrive at a remote ranger station, enjoy a refreshing swim. Gradually make our way back to the riverboat through the maze of waterways. Enjoy an al fresco lunch and time to relax before our afternoon excursion. (B,L,D)
DAY 7 - Río Ucayali
Head back downriver, with a morning wildlife or other activity. Visit a village along the river, with the chance to learn about the lives of the “Ribereño” people who live there. Accompanied by guides who grew up along the river, this is a fantastic opportunity to stroll through gardens learning about medicinal plants and folklore, visit a school, or join in a game of soccer. The children are especially excited to see their faces on digital cameras and to show off their school and sing Peruvian songs. Depending on the villages visited during your Amazon River tour, you may also have the opportunity to see an IE-funded water treatment plant. The clean drinking water provided by these plants is having an enormous positive health impact in remote river villages. Learn about medicinal plants and enjoy a blessing ceremony by a respected village shaman. Aboard the ship, learn to make traditional Peruvian dishes or enjoying an enriching lecture. After dark, go out in excursion boats to listen to the sounds of the rainforest and look for nocturnal wildlife. (B,L,D)
DAY 8 - The Amazon River
Wake up early for a morning birdwatching excursion along the Yarapa River. After breakfast, try your hand at piranha fishing in Ubos Lake. Piranha are very common in the slower-moving water. With luck, we may catch red-breasted, white or black piranha, and feast on our catch this evening at dinner. Once back aboard your luxury Amazon River cruise ship, we enjoy a farewell dinner. (B,L,D)
DAY 9 - Iquitos / Lima / Depart
On an early morning excursion to Pilpintuwasi Rescue Center, see two- and three-toed sloth, red uakari and even a jaguar which have been rescued. Upon arrival back in Lima late this afternoon, dayrooms are provided until time to connect with independent overnight flights home. (B,L)
DAY 10 - Arrive Home
Arrive Sunday and connect with flights home.
** OPTIONAL PRE & POST CRUISE EXTENSIONS **
Please inquire for pricing if you wish to extend your Cruise Voyage
3-Day Colonial Lima Pre-Cruise Package
4-Day Rainforest Canopy & Lodge Pre-Cruise Package
3-Day Nazca Lines Pre-Cruise Package
6-Day Machu Picchu & Cusco Post-Cruise Package
TO INQUIRE FOR MORE DETAILS & BEGIN PLANNING YOUR INNER CIRCLE JOURNEY - please contact:
Liz Bates - Director of Travel & Concierge Services
Single Family Home with 1 level
1 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 square feet
2 guests maximum
PLEASE NOTE: ALL INCLUSIVE FEES APPLY FOR THIS VOYAGE AS NOTED ABOVE
The voyage rates listed above will be charged by our preferred Cruise operator-partner, International Expeditions. ThirdHome exchange fees will be charged internally per our usual process along with key amounts as noted.
Activities of Interest
- No activities of interest provided by owner
Places of Interest
- Lima & Amazon Voyage
- Extension to Machu Picchu
- Other Add-Ons Offered
Trip of a Lifetime with Inner Circle Members
View the past Inner Circle Member Event 2017 - https://www.thirdhome.com/blog/events/amazon-river-voyage/ ”
- Concierge Service