Traveling aboard the Amatista is to embark on an authentic expedition through the Amazon jungle of Peru. The construction of the boat, based on the traditional boats of the jungle, will take you on a journey into space and time in which you will not be able to miss. Discover every corner of the Amazon from the Amethyst in an experience that will connect you with every detail of nature. Watch a night full of stars from the observation deck, enjoy the relaxing swing of the river, breathe the Amazon breeze, and enter the jungle of the Amazon Put your five senses in the greatness of what surrounds you, and admire the immensity of a land before your eyes.
 
Seasons
The itineraries are based on the seasons of rain / high water and drought / low water. All activities are optional although we encourage our passengers to test their adventurous side.
 
Rainy Season (high river levels) - December to May Dry Season (low river levels) - June to November
 
Location
Amazon River voyages depart from the port city of Iquitos on Saturday and Wednesdays from the port Nauta city, Peru. Iquitos is served by numerous daily flights from Lima, Peru’s capital. The flights take one hour and twenty-five minutes.
 
The Amethyst has 15 16m² cabins, distributed between the first and second decks. These fifteen rooms perfectly equipped and overlooking the outside, so that every traveler onboard can enjoy the authentic Amazon expedition without interfering with comfort and rest.
All Ammatista’s cabins have exterior views and are equipped with air conditioning, a desk, a wardrobe, a chest of drawers, drawers, a drawer with lock key as well as other amenities. The beds are king, queen or twin beds, with 100% Peruvian Pima cotton bed linens. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom with shower, toiletries, and a hairdryer is also available. Hot water is available 24 hours a day. One of the two rooms on board El Amatista can accommodate three people. The rest are double rooms. All cabins are equipped with smoke detectors.
 
Cabins
  • 15 cabins
  • 14 Double cabins
  • 1 Triple cabin
  • All with exterior view windows
  • All with ai
 
Cabin Features
Cabins of 16m2 / 170 sq ft with two twin beds or one queen bed and private bathroom with shower. Equipped with a desk, wardrobe, chest of drawers, dresser, hairdryer and amenities basket. The cabin has smoke detectors and hot water 24 hours a day.
 

 

 
Dining
 
• Exterior Bar-Lounge
• Interior Lounge/ Lecture room
• Dining room
• Observation Deck
 
AMATISTA AMAZON FACT SHEET
 
Date launched
  1994
Renovation Year 
  2011
Overhaul Year
  2012
Calling Port
  Nauta, Iquitos - Peru
Registered in
  Peru
Type of Vessel
  River Cruise Ship
Length
  37.76 m
Beam
  08.60 m
Draft
  02.61 m / 7’
Gross Tons
  820
Speed
  08 knots
Electrical Power
  110 / 220 volts
Main Engines
  1 Caterpillar marine engine of 322 HP.
Generators
  1 x 95 KW Stamford and 1 x 68 KW Olympiam.
Water Treatment System
  Water Treatment Plant of 6000 liters.
Security
Radio communication system with separate battery, satellite phone, life jackets,  flare signals, fire extinguishers and smoke detectors in each cabin, onboard    defibrillator.
Boats
Three auxiliary aluminum boats equipped with four-stroke low emission engines,  constant radio communication with the ship. Two boats with capacity of 20 passengers each and one with capacity of 6 passengers.
Crew
  15, including Cruise Director and 2 naturalist bilingual guides (EnglishSpanish).
Accommodation
  31 passengers with private facilities.

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