Dive into the black waters of the Amazon and its tributaries, enjoy swimming in the company of pink dolphins, as our guides make sure that the swimming experience is completely safe for you and your crew.
Fish for piranhas and learn the various fishing techniques that native civilizations use while navigating on our skiff boats along rivers and streams getting close to the most authentic aspects of the Amazon.
Discover diverse species, learn about medicinal plants, and survival techniques. Over 1,500 species of birds inhabit the Amazon. How many will you be able to identify?
Join a night walk full of discoveries with our experienced guides, and see species such as black caimans, bats, poisonous frogs, as well as other wildlife that awakes at night.
 
ITINERARY HIGH WATER
November - May
 
Day 1 - Sunday Iquitos / Nauta / Amazon River
12:30hrs Meet and greet at Iquitos Airport by our Jungle Experiences´ staff. Following a 1.5-hours bus transfer to our private Nauta’s pier, where we will get on board.
14:00hrs Check-In.
14:30hrs Lunch on board.  Brief orientation about the journey, while the ship starts the cruise through the mighty Marañon River.
17:00hrs Boat excursion to the junction of the Marañon and Ucayali rivers, where the Amazon River is formed. This first outgoing let us appreciate birds, iguanas, the beautiful pink dolphins and much more.
18:00hrs Return to the ship.
18:30hrs Reception at the ship with Live Music.
19:00hrs Dinner on board.
 
Day 2 - Monday Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
07:30hrs Breakfast on board.
09:00hrs Boat excursion into the Yanayacu Communal Reserve, through the Yacapana River which is plenty of wildlife; such as macaws, three toe sloths, monkeys, pink dolphins and much more.
12:00hrs Picnic lunch. We will look for a nice spot in the middle of the reserve to recharge energies with a healthy lunch, where some pink dolphins may enrich our panorama.
13:00hrs Visit to the Mohena or Zapote lakes for fishing some piranhas using Amazon Old techniques. Along our way; we may appreciate a variety of birds such as toucans, trogons, owls, flycatchers.
15:00hrs Return to the ship.
18:00hrs Night boat excursion around The Corriente Lake in the Yanayacu Communal Reserve. We will look for caimans, snakes, tarantulas, scorpions, anacondas, night monkeys and much more.
20:00hrs Return to the ship.
20:30hrs Dinner on board.  
 
Day 3 - Tuesday Pacaya Samiria National Reserve / Amazon Natural Park
05:30hrs Wake up call.
06:00hrs Bird watching guided excursion by the Yarapa River.
07:30hrs Breakfast on board.
09:30hrs Boat excursion through Yucuruchi Creek, looking for the amazing Victoria Regia (Giant Water Lilie) plants and some Shansho (Hoatzins), a pre-historic looking bird.
12:30hrs Lunch on board.
15:00hrs Arrival to the AMAZON NATURAL PARK (ANP). ANP is the unique private reserve around the Region, who is running preservation projects on reforestation, flora and fauna.
16:00hrs Visit by canoe to Laguna Encantada into the ANP. In this ride, we’ll have the chance to observe different species of birds, search for monkeys, iguanas and learn about different fishes from The Amazon.
18:00hrs Reception at the ship with Live Music.
19:30 pm Dinner on board.
 
Day 4 - Wednesday Amazon Natural Park / Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
07:30 hrs Breakfast on board.
08:30 hrs Ceiba trail hike to the spectacular canopy walkway (suspended bridges), looking for a large diversity of wildlife and its precious ecosystem, such as the famous and colorful poison dart frog; whose poison is used for natives to hunt mammals, and the amazing and weird equatorial saky monkey. During the jungle walk, we will learn about medicinal plants, some of them unique around this reserve.
11:30hrs Arrive in LA MALOKA at ANP, where we’ll have a buffet lunch with live music.
13:30hrs After lunch we will get deep into our former believe and learn some of our ancients’ secrets of the rainforest, in a Shaman Ceremony.
14:30hrs Return to the ship.
17:00hrs Boat excursion to observe the sunset on the Amazon River; waiting for the nightlife to listen to the night fauna symphony in Yanayaquillo Creek (Pacaya Samiria National Reserve).  During this excursion, we will look for caimans, frogs, tarantulas, snakes, and anacondas.
19:30hrs Dinner on board.
 
Day 5 - Thursday Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
06:00hrs Wake-up call.
06:30hrs Boat Excursion to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve through Yanayaquillo Creek;  a small black water tributary that flows into the Yanayacu – Pucate river, a 25 miles ride looking for wildlife; such as pink dolphins, three toe sloths, monkeys, toucans, macaws and much more.
08:30hrs Picnic Breakfast. We will look for a nice spot in the middle of the reserve to recharge energies with a healthy breakfast, where some pink dolphins may enrich our panorama.
11:00hrs Return to the ship.
11:30hrs Meeting for a Geographical Orientation.
12:30hrs  Lunch on board.
16:00hrs Visit a Kokama Ethno-linguistic Village.
18:00hrs Reception at the ship with Live Music.
19:30 pm Farewell dinner on board. The ship will sail to Nauta’s Town.
 
Day 6 - Friday Nauta / Iquitos
07:00hrs Breakfast on board.
08:30hrs Check-out and bus transfer from Nauta’s Town to Iquitos.
10:30hrs Small city tour around Iquitos to see the famous houses dating from the rubber time era, such as Iron House, Belen Market and more.
11:30hrs Arrive at Iquitos Airport to board your outgoing flight. NOTE: The proposed routes for Jungle Experiences may vary depending on the type of weather, the season that regulates the level of water of the rivers, as well as the wildlife cycles. Visits to the towns depend on the availability of the communities. However, Jungle Experiences carefully plans the visits to avoid a negative effect on their cultural identity. 
 
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ITINERARY LOW WATER
June - October
 
Day 1 - Sunday Iquitos / Nauta / Amazon River
12:30hrs Meet and greet at Iquitos Airport by our Jungle Experiences´ staff. Following a 1.5-hours bus transfer to our private Nauta’s pier, where we will get on board.
14:00hrs Check-In.
14:30hrs Lunch on board.  Brief orientation about the journey, while the ship starts the cruise through the mighty Marañon River.
17:00hrs Boat excursion to the junction of the Marañon and Ucayali rivers, where the Amazon River is formed. This first outgoing let us appreciate birds, iguanas, the beautiful pink dolphins and much more.
18:00hrs Return to the ship.
18:30hrs Reception at the ship with Live Music.
19:00hrs Dinner on board.
 
Day 2 - Monday Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
06:00hrs Wake-up Call.
06:30hrs Birdwatching guided excursion by the Ucayali River.
08:00hrs Breakfast on board.
09:30hrs Walk excursion into Yucuruchi trails, looking for the amazing Victoria Regia (Giant Water Lilie plants) and some Shansho (Hoatzins), a pre-historic looking bird.
12:30hrs Lunch on board.
16:00hrs Visit a family house on the Maranon River’s shore, where we can experience how the people live in the Amazon.
17:30hrs Return to the ship.
18:30hrs Dinner on board.
20:00hrs Night boat excursion to listen to the night fauna symphony, also looking for caimans, frogs, tarantulas, snakes, and anacondas.
 
Day 3 - Tuesday Pacaya Samiria National Reserve / Amazon Natural Park
06:00hrs Wake-up call.
06:30hrs Birdwatching guided excursion by the Yarapa River.
08:00hrs Breakfast on board.
09:30hrs Fishing Excursion Amazon’s style, using the traditional equipment and local techniques.
12:30hrs Lunch on board.
15:00hrs Cooking Class with our chef on duty, where you will appreciate some secrets about the Amazon cuisine.
16:00hrs Arrival to the AMAZON NATURAL PARK (ANP). Visit by canoe to Laguna Encantada into the ANP. In this ride, we’ll have the chance to observe different species of birds, search for monkeys, iguanas and learn about different fishes from The Amazon. ANP is the unique private reserve around the Region, who is running preservation projects on reforestation, flora and fauna.
18:00hrs Return to the ship.
18:30hrs Reception at the ship with Live Music.
19:00hrs Dinner on board.
 
Day 4 - Wednesday Amazon Natural Park
07:00hrs Wake-up call.
07:30hrs Breakfast on board.
08:30hrs Ceiba trail hike to the spectacular canopy walkway (suspended bridges), looking for a large diversity of wildlife and its precious ecosystem, such as the famous and colorful poison dart frog; whose poison is used for natives to hunt mammals, and the amazing and weird equatorial saky monkey. During the jungle walk, we will learn about medicinal plants, some of them unique around this reserve.
12:30hrs Arrive in LA MALOKA at ANP, where we’ll have a buffet lunch with live music.
14:00hrs After a great lunch we will get deep into our former beliefs and learn some of our ancients’ secrets of the rainforest in a Shaman Ceremony.
15:30hrs Return to the ship to continue the route to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.
17:00hrs Meeting for a Geographical Orientation.
17:30hrs Boat excursion to observe the sunset on the Amazon River; waiting for the nightlife to listen to the night symphony in Yanayaquillo Creek (Pacaya Samiria National Reserve). Also, during this excursion, we will look for caimans, frogs, tarantulas, snakes, and anacondas.
19:30hrs Dinner on board.  
 
Day 5 - Thursday Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
06:00hrs Wake-up call.
06:30hrs Boat Excursion to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve through Yanayaquillo Creek;  a small black water tributary that flows into the Yanayacu – Pucate rivers, a 25 miles ride looking for wildlife; such as pink dolphins, three toe sloths, monkeys, toucans, macaws and much more.
08:30hrs Picnic Breakfast. We will look for a nice spot in the middle of the reserve to recharge energies with a healthy breakfast, where some pink dolphins may enrich our panorama.
10:00hrs Return to the ship.
11:00hrs Visit a Kokama Ethno-linguistic Village.
12:30hrs Lunch on board.
16:00hrs Fishing Excursion. We’ll live the experience to catch some piranhas and any other of the 2,400 species of Amazon fishes.
18:30hrs Reception at the ship with Live Music.
19:30 pm Farewell dinner on board. The ship will sail to Nauta’s Town.
 
Day 6 - Friday Nauta / Iquitos
07:00hrs Breakfast on board.
08:30hrs Check-out and bus transfer from Nauta’s Town to Iquitos.
10:30hrs Small city tour around Iquitos to see the famous houses dating from the rubber time era, such as Iron House, Belen Market and more.
11:30hrs Arrive in Iquitos Airport to board your outgoing flight. NOTE: The proposed routes for Jungle Experiences may vary depending on the type of weather, the season that regulates the level of water of the rivers, as well as the wildlife cycles. Visits to the towns depend on the availability of the communities. However, Jungle Experiences carefully plans the visits to avoid a negative effect on their cultural identity. We
 
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  • Transfer Iquitos Airport/ Nauta/Iquitos Airport.
  • Overnight aboard the M/V Amatista Cruise.
  • Full Board.
  • Bottled water and non-alcoholic house beverages.
  • English & Spanish-speaking interpreter service.
  • Open boat guided excursions.
  • Visit the hanging bridges in the Amazon Nature Park.
  • Entrance tickets to nature reserves.
 
Not Included
  • Domestic airfare and local airport taxes.
  • Alcoholic and bottled beverages.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Gratuities

Itinerary Addendum
All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions.  All times indicated are approximate, and are also subject to change.
 
Weather
The weather in Iquitos is warm and humid and the temperature varies between 33 °C (90 °F) and 21 °C (70 °F). The rainy (high water) season is from November to May. The dry (low water) season is from June to October. Each season boasts dramatic difference in plants, animals, and weather.
 
Clothing
Light and fresh pieces, blouses, long-sleeved shirts, swimwear, shoes with a soft rubber sole for the boat (rubber boots and rain ponchos are provided by us), cardigan or long-sleeved shirts, wind resistant jackets. The days are hot and humid while the night breeze is fresh.
 
Insects & Mosquitoes
We recommend taking Vitamin B or B-15 a few days before arrival to the jungle. These vitamins are the best natural repellent against insect bites. As well, do not forget to bring conventional repellent and cream for bites. Note: Please note that changes and adjustments in the itinerary may occur due to weather conditions, river conditions, and/or airline issues. We suggest that you coordinate with anticipation with the airline or travel agency through which you have organized your journey with us. 

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