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Cruises Deep Jungle Three Frontiers
4 days 3 Nights
(From 6,050 USD)
|Summary: The Amazon River Journey gives travelers
a great insight on the flora and fauna of the rain forest,
life in typical small Amazon River towns and cultures of its
natives who still inhabit villages close to the shores of
the mighty river. You will travel onboard a comfortable
river vessel down the Amazon towards the border with Brazil
and Colombia. Meals will all be served on board and
accommodations are provided in air conditioned cabins.
During the entire Journey you will disembark in several
occasions each day to explore the river, lakes, the forest
and life along the Amazon, always accompanied by bi-lingual
Naturalist guides who will show and teach you
|Intineray Day by Day:(B)= breakfast / (L)= lunch /
Day 1 Saturday: Arrival to Iquitos. (D)
AM or PM - Upon arrival at the airport of Iquitos you will
be welcomed by our local guide who will provide the transfer
to your hotel. Check in and the remainder of the morning /
afternoon at leisure in this friendly Amazon city.
EVE - Pick up from the hotel and transfer to a local
restaurant for a great dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 Sunday: Iquitos – Amazon River – Yanamono. (B, L,
AM - Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the morning hours in the
city on your own. Take a stroll alongside the river or visit
the floating city of Belen. You may also want to observe the
weekly parade at the main square with participation of
schools, companies, army, navy, police and other
government’s agencies. Be prepared for a late morning pick
up from the hotel for the transfer to the dock. Here you
will board the "Rio Amazonas", your exploration vessel that
will be your home for the next 6 nights. The cruise director
will give a briefing on the safety procedures on board and
the program for the next few days.
PM - Check into your air conditioned cabin while the ship
departs down the Amazon River towards the border with
Colombia and Brazil. The landscape will soon turn from
buildings and shipyards to water and a shoreline of vast
jungle and an occasional settlement on both sides of the
vessel. Time and weather permitting we will make a stop at
Yanamono to visit sugar cane rum still, followed by a short
walk at Chameleon Island to observe the Victoria Regia water
EVE - Dinner will be served and the crew may get together
for some singing and storytelling on the moon deck.
Day 3 Monday: Amazon River – Ampiyacu River – Huitoto –
Pebas – Shishita River. (B, L, D)
AM - Our guides will wake us up early in the morning for the
first excursion of the day. After a fresh cup of coffee or
tea we will board the skiffs and navigate away from the
vessel up the Ampiyacu River for bird watching. Don't forget
your cameras and binoculars. The early morning hours are the
best time to observe birds preparing for their day. The
guides will point out the many species of birds that find
their habitat in this area. The guides will have the engines
turned off at a remote site. Sit back and absorb the beauty
of the area and the sounds of the surrounding rain forest.
Times like this will remain in our memories forever. Return
to the vessel for breakfast and maybe a shower.
Later in the morning we will visit two native settlements at
the Bora and Huitoto villages. Natives from both tribes have
been in contact with westerners for several years but still
retain their culture and practice their rituals. The women
of both tribes are involved with making handicrafts and will
offer these to us on our visit. Later we will visit the town
of Pebas, which is the oldest Peruvian town on the Amazon.
PM - Return back to the vessel for refreshments and lunch.
After a morning full of activity we have some time to lean
back and relax in a lounge chair or hammock on the sun deck,
read a book or take a nap in our cabin. Later in the
afternoon the crew will gather travelers for a jungle hike
in the dense rain forest of the Shishita River area. Small
groups, each with their naturalist guide, will head out into
the forest to take advantage of the area where we have great
opportunities to view wildlife.
EVE - Other than dinner on board, no activities are
scheduled for the evening. A normal night on board consists
of a get together at the area around the bar. We socialize
with our fellow travelers and crew. People from around the
world join on this trip and each individual has their own
story. Travelers normally retire to their cabins rather
early in preparation for the next day. The vessel will
continue its voyage down the Amazon River.
Day 4 Tuesday: Amazon River – Paranaquiro – Caballococha
– Amazon River. (B, L, D)
AM - After a healthy breakfast we prepare to disembark at
Paranaquiro village from where we explore the forest.
Regularly we will observe primates and macaws in the area.
Our guides will explain about the trees and vines of the
jungle and their use to locals and modern medicine. Several
universities and study groups visit the region every year to
set up research centers in the forest. On our way back to
the vessel we will stop at a backwater lake for some Piranha
fishing "Amazon style". With just a line, a hook and some
meat we will catch this legendary fish just over the side of
PM - We will catch up with the exploration vessel, the Rio
Amazonas, further down the river where lunch will be ready
to be served. After our meal we will have some time to relax
on board. The ship will turn up a tributary of the Amazon
and through a narrow canal to the village of Caballococha.
We will disembark for a brief visit of the village followed
by a late afternoon boat excursion up the canal. Sunset is
an amazing time of the day in the Amazon and many of our
great photographs will be taken at this time. When the night
sets we will cross a large lake to look for the Amazon
caiman in the reedy shallows and listen to the sounds of the
EVE - Return to the Rio Amazonas for dinner and a night at
Day 5 Wednesday: Amazon River – Three Frontiers – Santa
Rosa – Leticia (Peru – Brazil – Colombia) (B, L, D)
AM - During the overnight hours the vessel has arrived at
the "Three Frontiers". This is the point where Peru, Brazil
and Colombia meet on the Amazon River. We will dock on the
Peruvian side of the river at the island of Santa Rosa,
opposite the small cities of Leticia (Colombia) and
Tabatinga (Brazil). After breakfast there will be a boat
transfer to the city of Leticia for a morning at leisure.
Here we have a chance to visit the local zoo, the ethnic
museum or shop for emeralds and local handicrafts in the
many stores in both the Colombian and Brazilian side of the
border (no visas required). At around noon we gather at a
set place for the transfer back to our vessel where lunch is
PM - From this point on our vessel will now head upstream,
back towards Iquitos. After lunch the cruise director will
give a briefing on the upcoming activities during the next
few days. Enjoy a well-deserved afternoon at leisure onboard
after a busy morning. Time permitting; the guides will
organize a late afternoon or early evening shore excursion
in the Cayaru river area.
EVE - Dinner on board and evening at leisure.
Day 6 Thursday: Amazon River – Chimbote – San Pablo –
Peruare River. (B, L, D.)
AM - You may want to wake up early and observe a unique
sunrise over the Amazon, an always incredible spectacle of
colors. The sun deck is an ideal place to observe the
changes between night and day. Breakfast will be served
while the ship arrives at Chimbote for a document check.
While the crew takes care of the formalities we board the
shore boats to cross the river into an area where
tributaries and lakes are covered with vegetation. This is a
great place to observe the flora and fauna of the Amazon and
our guides will take us up small tributaries and remote
lakes for the best photo opportunities. After the vessel has
cleared its routine document check it will slowly continue
up the Amazon River where we will rendezvous with it.
PM - After lunch the vessel will dock at the small port of
the village of San Pablo. We disembark for a short visit of
the village where we get a chance to observe the friendly
locals and their customs or maybe purchase some of their
handicrafts. By mid afternoon we get back on board and leave
the village behind us. The Rio Amazonas will head back
upriver now in direction of the Peruate River.
EVE - Dinner will be served, followed by a night exploration
by launch up the Peruate River to listen to the sounds of
the jungle and spot Amazon caiman. The remainder of the
night can be enjoyed on board.
Day 7 Friday: Amazon River – Yagua Villages – Apayacu
River – Aazon River. (B, L, D.)
AM - In the morning hours, just after breakfast, the Rio
Amazonas will arrive at a Yagua Indian village. We will
disembark here and visit the village. Our guides will teach
us about the customs, traditions and beliefs of this tribe.
The men still hunt in the jungle while the woman stays in
the village with the children. You may want to trade some of
your manufactured goods for native handicrafts produced by
PM - Lunch on board while the vessel sails upriver. Late
afternoon we arrive at the Apayacu River where we will
explore this beautiful black water river and its lakes. Like
in many places of the Amazon River and its tributaries we
can observe fresh water dolphins hunting for their prey in
spots where two rivers meet.
EVE - Farewell dinner on board. Enjoy the evening with the
guides and fellow travelers. The crew will join us for our
last evening on board with some music.
Day 8 Saturday: Amazon River – Iquitos. (B.)
AM - Early morning arrival in the city of Iquitos. Say
goodbye to new found friends and transfer to your local
hotel or to the airport for your flight back to the big
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*1 Contact us for accommodations and services in
Iquitos and the Leticia (Colombia) / Tabatinga (Brazil)
We can also provide our clients with airfare quotes from
within Peru, Colombia and Brazil.
* IMPORTANT NOTE: The itinerary, as shown, is subject
to change without prior notice. Certain circumstances, such
as: changing weather conditions, safety concerns and in
general any reason or situation beyond our control may force
local tour operators and / or their guides to alter any part
of this itinerary for the wellbeing and in the best interest
of travelers. Changes will only be made if they are
absolutely necessary. Our goal is to provide clients with a
safe environment and programs that exceed their
-Accommodation on the
M/V Rio Amazonas with air conditioned cabins, all meals,
jungle walks and boat excursions with experienced bilingual
guides. Transfers to and from the airport are also included.
Airport taxes and the international airfare to Peru are not
Flight Tickets Lima to Iquitos.
Recommended Items to Bring
Good shoes or boots
Rain poncho (or Rain Jacket)
Bathing Suit, Sandals and towels
T-Shirts and Shorts
Sun block, Sun glasses and hat
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