Itinerary 3 Days - 2 Nights
High Water Season - November through May - Departure Days: Sunday
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.
Upon returning, a reception with live music by the Ship Band awaits for you to enjoy the local music followed by a welcome dinner.
Day 2 Monday
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Amazonas river / Yarapa river / Ucayali river
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.
Day 3 Tuesday
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve / Ucayali river / Marañón river/ Nauta
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. 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. Arrival to Iquitos airport for the departure flight.