Itinerary 8 days & 7 nights

Saturday to Saturday

Meals Place Description
Saturday AM

Lunch

Iquitos

Welcome lunch at DoubleTree by Hilton Iquitos.

Saturday PM

Dinner

Iquitos / Amazon River

Transfer to main dock of the city of Iquitos. Boarding and orientation. Welcome dinner.

Meals Place Description
Sunday AM

Breakfast Lunch

Amazon River / Native reserve of Kukama (Yanayacu de Yacapana) / Marañon River

Outing on skiff to the confluence. Pink dolphin watching.

Sunday PM

Dinner

Puerto Prado / Nauta Creek

Rainforest walks to admire the Amazonian lily pads. Visit to the community. Live music. Nighttime outing.

Meals Place Description
Monday AM

Breakfast Lunch

Yanayacu de Pucate / Japanese Lagoon / Yanayaquillo

Outing on skiff. Picnic breakfast. Kayaking and swimming.

Monday PM

Dinner

San Regis / Amazon Natural Park

Walk over hanging bridges. Peruvian cocktail demonstration. Live music.

Meals Place Description
Tuesday AM

Breakfast Lunch

Marañón River / San Regis

Visit to the community. Welcome ceremony with shaman and tree planting.

Tuesday PM

Dinner

Shiriyacu

Outing on skiff and piranha fishing. Sunset. Live music.

Meals Place Description
Wednesday AM

Breakfast Lunch

Marañon River / Nauta / Casual

Visit to Nauta and walk. Outing on skiff.

Wednesday PM

Dinner

Pahuachiro / Ucayali River

Outing on skiff.

Meals Place Description
Thursday AM

Breakfast Lunch

Ucayali River / Yanallpa del Ucayali / Tapiche River

Outing on skiff. Peruvian cooking demonstration on board.

Thursday PM

Dinner

Dorado River

Outing on skiff and fishing. Nighttime outing.

Meals Place Description
Friday AM

Breakfast Lunch

Ucayali River / Yarapa River

Outing on skiff. Source of the Amazon.

Friday PM

Dinner

Amazon River / Tahuayo River/ Huasi community

Outing on skiff. Visit to community. Swimming and sunset. Live music. Presentation by the crew and farewell dinner.

Meals Place Description
Saturday AM

Breakfast

Disembarkation / Iquitos

Disembark in Nauta. Visit to the Amazon Rescue Center. Airport.

  • Day 1

    Saturday AM

    MEALS

    Lunch

    PLACE

    Iquitos

    DESCRIPTION

    Welcome lunch at DoubleTree by Hilton Iquitos.

    Saturday PM

    MEALS

    Dinner

    PLACE

    Iquitos / Amazon River

    DESCRIPTION

    Transfer to main dock of the city of Iquitos. Boarding and orientation. Welcome dinner.

  • Day 2

    Sunday AM

    MEALS

    Breakfast Lunch

    PLACE

    Amazon River / Native reserve of Kukama (Yanayacu de Yacapana) / Marañon River

    DESCRIPTION

    Outing on skiff to the confluence. Pink dolphin watching.

    Sunday PM

    MEALS

    Dinner

    PLACE

    Puerto Prado / Nauta Creek

    DESCRIPTION

    Rainforest walks to admire the Amazonian lily pads. Visit to the community. Live music. Nighttime outing.

  • Day 3

    Monday AM

    MEALS

    Breakfast Lunch

    PLACE

    Yanayacu de Pucate / Japanese Lagoon / Yanayaquillo

    DESCRIPTION

    Outing on skiff. Picnic breakfast. Kayaking and swimming.

    Monday PM

    MEALS

    Dinner

    PLACE

    San Regis / Amazon Natural Park

    DESCRIPTION

    Walk over hanging bridges. Peruvian cocktail demonstration. Live music.

  • Day 4

    Tuesday AM

    MEALS

    Breakfast Lunch

    PLACE

    Marañón River / San Regis

    DESCRIPTION

    Visit to the community. Welcome ceremony with shaman and tree planting.

    Tuesday PM

    MEALS

    Dinner

    PLACE

    Shiriyacu

    DESCRIPTION

    Outing on skiff and piranha fishing. Sunset. Live music.

  • Day 5

    Wednesday AM

    MEALS

    Breakfast Lunch

    PLACE

    Marañon River / Nauta / Casual

    DESCRIPTION

    Visit to Nauta and walk. Outing on skiff.

    Wednesday PM

    MEALS

    Dinner

    PLACE

    Pahuachiro / Ucayali River

    DESCRIPTION

    Outing on skiff.

  • Day 6

    Thursday AM

    MEALS

    Breakfast Lunch

    PLACE

    Ucayali River / Yanallpa del Ucayali / Tapiche River

    DESCRIPTION

    Outing on skiff. Peruvian cooking demonstration on board.

    Thursday PM

    MEALS

    Dinner

    PLACE

    Dorado River

    DESCRIPTION

    Outing on skiff and fishing. Nighttime outing.

  • Day 7

    Friday AM

    MEALS

    Breakfast Lunch

    PLACE

    Ucayali River / Yarapa River

    DESCRIPTION

    Outing on skiff. Source of the Amazon.

    Friday PM

    MEALS

    Dinner

    PLACE

    Amazon River / Tahuayo River/ Huasi community

    DESCRIPTION

    Outing on skiff. Visit to community. Swimming and sunset. Live music. Presentation by the crew and farewell dinner.

  • Day 8

    Saturday AM

    MEALS

    Breakfast

    PLACE

    Disembarkation / Iquitos

    DESCRIPTION

    Disembark in Nauta. Visit to the Amazon Rescue Center. Airport.

You’ll be picked up at the airport and brought to the DoubleTree by Hilton Iquitos hotel where you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch before being transferred by private vehicle to the main dock of the city of Iquitos to board the cruise ship.

Our staff will show you to your suite, which will be equipped with comfortable beds, 100% Peruvian Pima cotton sheets, cotton bathrobes, air conditioning and a private bathroom with a shower and amenities.

Before breakfast, we’ll go out for a boating expedition on the Amazon River to explore the local flora and fauna.

When you get back, enjoy our breakfast buffet, which offers a daily selection of traditional dishes, Peruvian specialties, freshly baked goods and a range of freshly squeezed juices.

Breakfast and outing on skiff to different lakes and lagoons, until we reach the Japanese Lagoon. There, we’ll enjoy a picnic and one of the best conserved and protected areas of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. It’s also a popular spot to view pink river dolphins from.

Before heading back to the Zafiro, we’ll take a trip to the Yanaquillo gorge.

Breakfast and visit to the community of San Regis, where we’ll learn about the local people’s way of life and traditions.

We’ll also learn about their ancestral traditions from the community’s shaman. With our guides as interpreters, we’ll be able to ask questions about spiritual connections and curing the soul. We’ll then continue the ceremony by planting a tree as a positive contribution to the environment. There, we’ll also see a market set up by women from the community to sell their handmade crafts.

Before breakfast, we’ll visit Nauta, the second most important city in the region. Upon arriving, we’ll take a motorcycle taxi to the local market where we’ll see what business in the city is like firsthand.

Visit to the Sapi Sapi Lagoon, an arapaima hatchery. This is the second largest freshwater fish in the world. Discover a new habitat, surrounded by fruit trees. We’ll also see Arrau turtles, butterflies and different species of birds and fish that call this lagoon home.

Before breakfast, we’ll head out on a skiff to the Yanallpa area of the Ucayali River in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, where we’ll see many native animal species.

After breakfast, we’ll head out on a skiff to the Tapiche River in search of wildlife.

Before midday, we’ll head back to the boat for a cooking demonstration by the executive chef.

After breakfast, we’ll set out to explore the Yarapa River, where the famous pink and gray river dolphins swim in its black waters.

Back on the Zafiro, we’ll see the confluence of the Ucayali and Marañon rivers, which give rise to the Amazon River.

After lunch, we’ll take the skiff out on the Amazon River to visit the Huaysi community. There, we’ll see how the locals live and learn more about their customs with our guides, who will act as interpreters.

After breakfast, we’ll begin disembarking. On the way to the airport, we’ll stop by the Amazon Rescue Center (CREA), where biologists and volunteers take care of manatees – an endangered species – rescued by the authorities. We’ll see how the manatees are cared for and prepped for reinsertion into their natural habitat. We’ll also get to see other animals that have been rescued from attempts to turn them into pets and other dangerous situations.

Afterward, you’ll be transferred to the airport.

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