Amazon River Cruise: Peru

Endless amazing discoveries in the most biodiverse rainforest and river system on Earth

An Amazon river cruise is possibly the most rewarding nature expedition in the world. Journeying into Earth’s largest rainforest, the explorer is ushered into Mother Nature’s Cradle of Life, which covers some 40% of South America across nine countries. A voyage into the selva (“jungle”), as the locals call it, is only possible by boat on the mythical Amazon River. Also known as Rio Amazonas, this great waterway originates from the foothills of the Andes mountains in Peru and flows east on a 4,000 mile (6,400 km) course towards the Atlantic Ocean.

Peru offers explorers the most direct and accessible path to the heart of the Amazon. Iquitos in Northeastern Peru. Is two hours’ flight from the capital and international air hub of Lima and the archeological treasure trove of Cusco. Surrounding Iquitos is lush Amazon territory — a region comprising the headwaters of the Amazon River and the Pacaya Samiria National Reserva. Here the upriver Amazon waters are low in sediment and rich in aquatic life, coupled with an astonishing concentration of wildlife on land.


Embark on rewarding wildlife discoveries in the Peruvian Amazon aboard five-star, eco-friendly luxury and comfort.


Setting a new standard for luxury river cruising on the Amazon, Aqua Nera draws design inspiration from the Peruvian Amazon’s mystical black water lagoons.


The Luxury Amazon cruise. Sailing aboard the Zafiro is embarking on a unique journey into the depths of the Peruvian Amazon jungle.


To sail in La Perla is to experience the authentic Amazon; to embark on a trip to the most intimate depths of the jungle and to feel the magic of a unique adventure.

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