CONFIRMED DEPARTURES, SPECIAL OFERT
4 days 3 Nights – Amazon River
- From 10/21 to 10/24, 2016 15% OFF
- From 11/21 to 11/24, 2016 10% OFF
5 days 4 nights – Pacaya Samiria
- From 10/25 to 10/29, 2016 15% OFF
The SELVA VIVA is a traditional Brazilian wooden boat. Constructed in the popular Belen’s neighborhood in Iquitos in 2007-2008 with the support of the Audemars-Piguet foundation (Switzerland) and piloted by an experimented Peruvian crew, it spends the rest of the year working on medical and biodiversity’s protection’s missions under the aegis of the French Peruvian development NGO LATITUD SUR.
The objective of this authentic journey is to make you live a unique experience, in total safety, discovering the great biodiversity of the Amazonian rainforest, one of the richest fauna and flora in the world. Latitud Sur’s principle is to travel without excessive consumption, with comfort but without inappropriate luxury. The aim is to leave the beaten touristic tracks, meeting strong identity people, sharing with you the autochthons culture subtlety.
This cruise is organized by the French-Peruvian NGO Latitud Sur, and all its benefits will be used to set up or make durable developing projects with local communities in the Loreto region, projects you will get to know during your stay. A responsible travel, beyond the classical criterions of fair-tourism, giving rise to a reflection about the present environmental and indigenous problematic.
Ideal accommodation capacity: 10 passengers
•1 cabin matrimonial
•3 doubles (convertible in triple)
The Selva Viva has 6 spacious and luminous cabins, decorated with care, provided with shutters and mosquito nets on the window to assure the privacy and the tranquility of the pasengers. Every cabins is provided by various 220V plugs.
Living room/dinning room
•A big table welcoming up to 15 persons
•A living room corner to relax
•Mosquito nets and shutters on every window
•A bookcase (novels, Amazonian books…)
•Board games and desks
Roberto, the chef, makes incredible traditional Peruvian cuisine, now renowned by all the gastronomes of the world. Quality, delicate and generous dishes, that can be adapted to the passengers’ desires or necessities (diet, specific food, vegetarian, etc…) and fresh fruit juice at will be served.
The Selva Viva provides a terrace of more than 160m² (1720 feets²) on its upper deck. It is equipped by hammocks and a large table at disposal, especially for the lunches. Its elevated position makes an exceptional watchtower to observe the jungle’s biodiversity, and the perfect place to relax.
First floor: Bathroom with shower, washbasin, mirror, 220V plug and toilets
Second floor: Bathroom with shower, washbasin, mirror, 220V plug and toilets. Independent toilets
• Length: 22 meters (72 feet)
•Width: 5, 70 meters (19 feet)
•Draught: 1, 50 meters (5 feet)
• Motor: 125HP Caterpillar
•Average speed: 6 knots
• Energy: 12V, 24V, 220V
•Alimentation: Solar y generator
• Adjoining boat: Aluminum boat 15HP
•GPS, sounder, HF Radio (500kms range)
•9 fire extinguishers aboard and 2 fire hose nozzle
The Selva Viva’s crew is made up of 6 permanent members, each one specialist in their domain. Everyone has his “navigation carnet”, delivered by the Peruvian Marine. All cruise long will be accompanied by Serge Lopez, the French cruise director.