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La Perla

Itinerary 7 days / 6 nights

Sunday to Saturday

Seasons :

High water season (Rainy) From November to May
Low water season (Dry) From June to October

The most complete way to know the most authentic corners of the Amazon and its surroundings. Seven days and six nights to cross the waters of the largest river in the world and walk among wild vegetation, discover the most diverse flora and fauna in the world and immersing yourself with surprising life forms.

The itineraries and programs  may vary depending on the weather, the river water level in each season and the migratory cycles of the animals. The visit to the communities will depend on the availability of its inhabitants.

 

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Related programs

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Day 1 Sunday

Iquitos / Nauta / Río Amazonas / Origin of the Amazon – Yanayacu Yacapana

The guides will be expecting your arrival at the airport with a Jungle Experiences sign for your transfer to Nauta to board the cruise M/V La Perla. As you enter into your cabin, which will be full equipped with everything you need, you will feel how this lifetime trip is about to start. The navigation will initiate in the Marañon River to the confluences of the Marañon and Ucayali rivers where the majestic Amazon begins. We suggest to take a time to go to the observation deck and enjoy the amazing panoramic view, the guides will be explaining the story of the Amazon’s origin. During the next days, you will be navigating through the Marañon and Ucayali rivers, then through the Amazon and its amazing confluences full of wildlife. After getting familiar with your new environment, you will be invited to the dining room for lunch, where you will experiment our exquisite regional gastronomy, a delicious flavor celebration. Later, our guides will provide a general briefing about the trip itinerary, activities, routes, wildlife and vegetation. Our guides will be attentive to help you with any question you might have. After lunch on board, you will have an afternoon-night excursion for searching wildlife in the communal reserve of Yanayacu de Yacapana. During the excursion, you will observe the biggest water plant in the world (Victorias Regias), birds, lizards, sloths, beautiful pink dolphins and other animals. At the end of the night, the guides will use the lanterns to locate caimans, owls and capybaras. Upon returning, a reception with live music by the Ship Band awaits for you to enjoy the local music followed by a welcome dinner. Once dinner is finished, the guides will invite you to a lecture about the Amazon origins.
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Day 2 Monday

Amazonas river / Yarapa river / Ucayali river / Vista Alegre / Yanayacu de Yacapana - Yarapa

Early call in the morning with serenade to enjoy the beautiful sunrise from the Amazon river. A small trek will take place to observe the birds of the communal reserve Yanayacu de Yacapana, sunrise is the best time of the day for bird sightseeing. This morning we will also be observing macaws, sloths, monkeys, toucans, trogons, quetzals,  parrots among others. We will return to have a delicious breakfast as the ship sails to the Ucayali. Later, there will be a morning excursion to explore the tributaries rivers, like the Yarapa where you can observe a variety of reptiles as iguanas, sloths and others. We will be back to the ship to enjoy our delicious lunch and breath the purest air ever. In the afternoon, there will be a retelling on the geographical orientation and the species that we have been observing throughout the day with our guides. We will visit the butterfly farm project of Vista Alegre, where you will learn about the Amazon butterflies and their importance in the jungle. You will be amazed of the relevance they have. You will be back on board for dinner and for enjoying live music. You can’t miss this! A chilling and really interesting excursion will be offered at night, which is based on the search of caymans, snakes, tarantulas, scorpions, anacondas, nocturnal monkeys among others. If you don’t want to participate, you can rest upon the moonlight enjoying the nature sounds and drinking pisco sour on board.
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Day 3 Tuesday

Yarapa river– Piranha creek / Ucayali river / Marañón river/ Pacaya Samiria Natural Reserve

This morning we get ready to navigate through the black waters of the Yarapa river, where we will have an unforgettable experience in the search of wildlife, enjoying the amazing landscape of the jungle. Finishing the excursion, a delicious breakfast will be served on board. We will continue sailing through the paths of the Ucayali upon the high confluence of the Marañon river, until arrive to Piranha Creek. One of the first tributaries of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. This morning there will be a boat excursion to explore Piranha creek. This area is great for the piranha fishing. Once the excursion is finished we will return to the ship to have lunch on board. Later, there will be a trekking tour in the jungle, where we will learn about medicinal plants. We will be looking for exotic insects of the Amazon like tarantulas, frogs, spiders and a multitude of species never seen before. Before returning to the ship, our naturalists will teach us about basic survival in the jungle. Back on board you will be welcomed with live music. Then, you will enjoy an exquisite dinner, it’s time to relax and appreciate the beauty of the Peruvian Amazon.
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Day 4 Wednesday

Pacaya Samiria National Reserve / Marañón river / Ucayali river / Pacaya Samiria Natural Reserve

After an energetic breakfast, we will visit one of the local coastal families. They will share their traditions and culture with you. This once in a lifetime experience will give you the opportunity to see life from other perspective. During lunch, the ship will start to sail on the Marañon river. In the afternoon, we will visit the Samiria Reserve to observe the Charapas turtles. Later at night, an excursion will be offered for searching wildlife in the Amazon. Back to the ship our naturalist guides will share more information and enrich the experiences of the day. You will be able to enjoy the local music followed by an exquisite dinner.
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Day 5 Thursday

Yanayacu de Pucate / Pacaya Samiria Natural Reserve / San Regis

This morning, you will explore Yanayacu de Pucate and enjoya picnic breakfast in the Pacaya Samiria Natural Reserve accompanied by nature. Some pink dolphins might enrich the panorama. Also, it’s possible to observe blue and yellow macaws, toucans and different types of monkeys. You will have a canopy walk where we will look for wildlife and enjoy the breathtaking view. After lunch on board a ceremony will be held with shamans in St. Regis will take place, where you will learn about the ancient secrets of the rainforest. Later, you will be part of the tree planting ceremony. Before dinner, a reception with live music will be held by the ship band. In the warm night, you can be part of the boat ride through Nauta Creek within Pacaya Samiria Natural Reserve which is known as the mirrored forest, which makes perfect sense as you gaze upon its glistening black water where you can observe lizards, frogs and different kinds of nocturnal animals.
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Day 6 Friday

San José de Zarapanga Shiriyucu / Pacaya Samiria Natural Reserve / Nauta

After a delicious breakfast, we head for the black water stream of San José de Zarapanga called Shiriyacu to fish piranhas, using traditional and local techniques, you will be surprised by the many ways there is to fish. We will visit Kukama Prado village to learn about ancient traditions and medicine used by the ancestors; in the Peruvian Amazon are different types of traditional medicine that maybe you have not heard before. Then, you will be part of a cooking demonstration, where you can learn about local techniques and the variety of vegetables and dishes that exists in the Peruvian Amazon. In the afternoon, a boat excursion will be offer before sunset in the Amazon River, where we can hear the sounds of wildlife, colors and symphony. At the same time, we will look for caymans, frogs,  tarantulas, snakes and anacondas. After dinner, our naturalist guides will introduce the crew members whom you may not have met, as they have been busy “behind the scenes” to create your seamless Jungle Experience.
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Day 7 Saturday

Nauta / Iquitos

After enjoying your last breakfast on board. We will proceed with the transfer by bus from the city of Nauta to Iquitos. We will have a stop in the Rescue Center Amazon - Manatee (ACOBIA), where you will be able to see and feed this beautiful animal. Then, you will have a brief visit to the city of Iquitos to observe the famous houses of the rubber boom, Fierro’s house, and Belen market.
Cabinas 2020 2021
Standard  Cabin USD 2,950 USD 3,050
Amazon View Cabin USD 3,300 USD 3,450
Superior Cabin USD 3,750 USD 3,900
Important
  • Rates are expressed in US Dollars, per person, based on double occupancy.
  • Single Supplement is 50% in addition to the adult rate.
  • Child policy: 7 years old minimum on all departure. Children aged 11 or under are eligible for a 50% discount from the adult rate. Children must be accompanied for one or two adults in the same cabin, maximum one child per cabin adult rate.
  • CHARTER: Pricing for custom-designed charters are quoted according to your specific request and needs
Rate Inclusions
  • All meals while on board La Perla.
  • All excursions & equipment (including rubber boots & rain ponchos).
  • Transfers from / to the airport on the recommended flights. In case the passengers stay in Iquitos city hotels– please inform the sales & reservations department to coordinate the pick up or drop off service ([email protected]).
  • Natural juices, coffee, tea and water during the meals.
  • Entrance fee to Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.
Rate Exclusions
  • Domestic flights
  • Cost of medical emergencies (including evacuation).
  • Tipping guidelines. We recommend an amount in the range of US$10 per passenger per night for the crew (to be divided among all the crew members) and between US$5 per passenger per night for the guides. * Please note that these amounts are suggested levels of gratuities and that this is entirely at the discretion of our guests aboard the vessels.
  • Any additional transportation services.
  • Any additional bar consumptions.
Fit Reservations & Payments
  • Reservations made 101 days or more prior to departure: A deposit of US$350 per person is required to confirm the booking on La Perla. Non refundable deposit.
  • The final balance is required 100 days prior to the departure day. If payment is not received on time, the reservation(s) will be automatically released.
  • Reservations made 100 days or less prior to departure: A full and nonrefundable payment is required to confirm the booking.
Fit Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made 131 days or more prior to departure: Deposits are non-refundable.
  • Cancellations made 130 to 101 days prior to departure: Deposits are non-refundable.
  • Cancellations made 100 days or less prior to departure: Full payment will be applied as cancellation penalty.
  • Our rates allow date change for one year from the date of purchase.
  • Our rates allow change of passenger name, this change can be made for one year from the date of purchase.
  • Changes of dates will be made according to the availability of the day of the request.
  • Amazonrex applies a penalty of US$450 for changes made to the reservation (travel date, passenger names, itineraries or others). This penalty will be applied for each time you request a change in the reservation.