Amazon Group Cruise Highlights
The Amazon, the longest river on earth, flows more than 4,000 miles through nine countries. A wondrously abundant natural world thrives along the Amazon’s lush riverbanks. Enter the natural, timeless world of undulating strangler vines wrapped around ancient fichus trees and brilliant bromeliads with the English-speaking naturalist guides. Listen to parrots call out from the dense tree canopy, watch squirrel monkeys play all day, and see pink Amazon dolphins roll their dorsal fins above the dark waters as neon-brilliant colored tanager, kingfisher, and oriole birds soar across the clear cerulean sky. Visit one of the most important places in the Southern Hemisphere, the birthplace of the Amazon River.
Food is an important part of shipboard life and it does not disappoint. Guests will enjoy cuisine created by a chef who has two restaurants that have attracted the attention of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, been hailed by the Wall Street Journal as one of “Peru’s top chefs”, and recognized in The New York Times for his “rare” cooking talent. Though Peruvian cuisine has made its way around the world, many of the ingredients included on the menu only grow in the Amazon jungle. The cuisine stays true to local traditions like Peruvian ceviche, with its succulent just caught river fish, juicy onions, cilantro, coriander, and corn kernels the size of South Sea pearls.
Guests will have ample opportunity to explore the river and the jungle on this cruise, with excursions that include meeting locals in their jungle village to hear and take part in local music and dance, visiting with a shaman, excursions on the ship’s private skiffs, hiking across suspended bridges deep into the high Amazon rainforest, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming (yes, you can swim without being eaten by Piranhas!). The razor-toothed piranha is a must see on any Amazonian adventure, but guests will go farther and catch some! Fishing for piranha is always fun and makes for a delicious catch.
Fly direct to Lima from NYC, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, Washington, and Houston. It is then a short two hour flight to Iquitos, where guests board the boat.
Guests will cruise in luxury on a ship designed by an internationally renowned architect which includes an outdoor river facing Jacuzzi, spa, gym, restaurant, bar, and floor to ceiling windows in the 16 private design suites with expansive views of the Amazon River. This striking ship accommodates 32 guests plus 27 crew.