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Amazon Cruises Three Frontiers
4 days 3 Nights
(From 2,700 USD)

Description: This program is ideal for those who are traveling from Peru to Brazil or Colombia but still wish to have a taste of a few days on the Amazon River. The Iquitos to Leticia River Voyage is a great program allowing you to travel some 250 miles on the river while exploring the rain forest, towns and native villages on the way. Local Naturalist guides will accompany you on all excursions by shore boats and by foot and explain all about the forest and people who live here.
Intineray Day by Day:(B)= breakfast / (L)= lunch / (D)= dinner

Day 1 – Sunday: Iquitos – Amazon River. (L, D)
AM - (We strongly suggest to arrive in Iquitos one day early *1 ) Our services will begin upon arrival of your flight to Iquitos or at your hotel in the city. Passengers arriving from Lima will be greeted by our guide outside the customs area of the airport. Transfer to hotel in the city center or to dock (depending on arrival time). There may be some time to 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 governments agencies. Be prepared for a late morning pick up from the hotel for the transfer to the dock. Here you will board the "M/V RIO AMAZONAS", your exploration vessel that will be your home for the next 3 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 a sugar cane rum still, followed by a short walk at Chameleon Island to observe the Victoria Regia water Lilies.
EVE - Dinner will be served and the crew may get together for some singing and storytelling on the moon deck.

Day 2 – Monday: Amazon River – Ampiyacu River – Hitoto Village – Pevas. (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 Pevas, 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 travellers 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 3 – Tuesday: Amazon River – Paranaquiro – Caballo Cocha. (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 the skiffs.
PM - We will catch up with the our 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 forest.
EVE - Return to the Rio Amazonas for dinner and your last night on board at leisure.

Day 4 – Wednesday: Amazon River – Trhee Frontiers (Peru - Brazil - Colombia) (B.)
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. The vessel 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). This is where passengers will disembark and transfer by boat to the city of Leticia *1. Transfer to the airport in Leticia or Tabatinga can be provided upon request.
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*1 Contact us for accommodations and services in Iquitos and the Leticia (Colombia) / Tabatinga (Brazil) area.
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 expectations.
 
TOUR INCLUSIONS
-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.
 

Cost by Person  US$ 2,700

 

             

NOT INCLUDED
Airport taxes and the international airfare to Peru are not included .
Flight Tickets Lima to Iquitos.
Recommended Items to Bring
Day Pack

Good shoes or boots
Rain poncho (or Rain Jacket)
Bathing Suit, Sandals and towels
Insect repellent
T-Shirts and Shorts
Sun block, Sun glasses and hat
Flashlight
Personal Medicine
  For current availability contact us at info@perucusco.com and we will send you the relevant trip dossier along with a 90 day fixed quote, terms and conditions. Please bear in mind that significant price reductions are available for groups.  
 

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