Zafiro Amazon Cruise

  • days: 4
  • from: $5,255

Description

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Explore the Amazon in style on board this luxury river cruise featuring panoramic views & luxury dining.

Cruise in style on board the luxurious Zafiro for an amazing 4-day journey along the Amazon’s snaking tributaries, in search of red-bellied piranhas, rare pink dolphins and colourful birdlife. With incredible floor-to-ceiling windows you’ll enjoy spectacular views throughout the entire voyage.

ITINERARY - DEPARTS WEDNESDAYS

2019 Dates:

13 February 

Day 1. Embark Iquitos

Welcome to Iquitos, gateway to the Peruvian Amazon. You will be met and transferred to the Zafiro in Nauta. Over the next three days, you’ll discover some of the most remote destinations, visited by only a few of even the world’s most experienced travellers. [D]

Day 2. Ucayali-Yanallpa River - Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

This morning explore a 'gallery forest', where the narrow vegetation creates a tunnel of leaves. Your naturalist guide will help spot parrots, macaws and monk saki monkeys in the trees. Then take a jungle walk to learn about medicinal plants, insects and snakes. Board skiffs this afternoon through the 'mirrored forest' reflected in the blackwater river. [B,L,D]

Day 3. Ucayali-Yarapa River - Amazonas River

Continue your Amazon exploration on the skiffs this morning, heading to where grey and pink freshwater dolphins will hopefully swim and play around the boats. This afternoon visit a local home for a cooking class to learn about Amazonian cuisine firsthand and taste the culinary art. [B,L,D]

Day 4. Itaya River - Disembark Iquitos

This morning discover the floating houses of the bustling Belen market on the Itaya River, a tributary of the Amazon. After lunch you'll stop at the Manatee Rescue Centre before transferring to the airport for your onward flight. [B,L]

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return coach transfers from Iquitos Airport to MV Zafiro

Accommodation & Meals

  • 3 nights on board the MV Zafiro Cruise Ship
  • Accommodation based on twin-share Suite located on the 1st (Lower) Deck with private facilities and air conditioning
  • All meals included while on board
  • All beverages (non-alcoholic, house wine & beers)
  • Port taxes (included)

Tour Guides

  •  English-speaking naturalist guides on board

Sightseeing

  • All shore excursions offered by the MV Zafiro are included

Exclusions

  • Return flights to and from Iquitos

Please Note: Itinerary is based on Low Water season (June-October); itinerary may change in High Water season (November-May). A good level of fitness is required to make the most of your Amazon Cruise. This cruise is also available as a 5 day package (departs Saturdays) or 8 day package (departs Saturdays), please ask for details.

The Small Print: Prices are per person based on twin share with private facilities. Single traveller prices are available upon request. Seasonal surcharge may apply over peak travel periods, holiday seasons and special events. Itinerary is subject to change without notice. Cabin upgrades are available, please contact Bunnik Tours for more details.