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Built in 2014, the M/V Cattleya riverboat is an intimate, first class boutique ship with just 4 cabins. The Cattleya has capacity up to 10 passengers, making the customer service very personalized for each one of the exclusive visitors. Your journey is guaranteed to be a personalized and intimate one as the on-board staff pride themselves on their gourmet cuisine and service. The four suites on board are the epitome of style, with twin or king-size beds draped in the finest European linens, gel technology pillows to keep you comfy and cool, luxury bathrobes and minibars at guests' disposal.

The boat's social areas are no exception, with refined cutlery and glass brought from Europe used in the comfortable dining room where you'll be waited on hand and foot, and two cozy sofas on the observation deck, shaded under a canopy awning, where you'll while away your free time in the refreshing breeze as you take in the beautiful scenery.

In addition to traversing the wildlife haven that is the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, the Cattleya also offers fascinating and exclusive one-way and return itineraries to the Tres Fronteras, where Peru meets Colombia and Brazil, meeting tribes, an artist and exotic wildlife along a much less navigated stretch of the Amazon. On these 4, 5 and 8-day Amazon adventures you may visit the remote Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve - the largest protected wetland reserve in the world and one of the areas of highest bio-diversity, or a mysterious tri-point of countries and cultures.

The cruises are great for single travelers as there is a low (25%) single supplement, and they also cater well for children too, with children less than 8 years traveling for free (maximum of 2 children per family), and children less than 13 years of age receiving a 25% discount, plus the two Chamán Suites on the main deck not only have roll-out beds but can also be interconnected. For these reasons, we invite you to experience this adventure in the Amazon region, with all the comfort possible and exclusive attention from the local people, who will be interested in talking about many anecdotes with the visitors. By the time you arrive at home, you will get a complete satisfaction from this event at the Peruvian jungle.

Cattleya Riverboat Amazon Cruise

4 day /3 night Cruise

Wed, Day 1

Fly from Lima to Iquitos in the afternoon. You will be greeted upon arrival and transported to the M/V Cattleya riverboat. Upon arrival, take some time to settle in, after that, you have time to relax with a cocktail and get to know your fellow passengers. There will never be more than 8 guests, so you will have the opportunity to make life-long friends. As soon as you are ready, we will conduct a safety drill and explain everything you need to know about the M/V Cattleya to have a safe and fun adventure. Finally, taste the first of many wonderful dinners by our talented chef as we begin our journey along the Amazon. (Dinner)

 

Thu, Day 2

Enjoy your breakfast while we cruise along the Marañón River. Board our excursion boat for a day-long excursion in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, the largest reserve in Peru and the second largest in all the Amazon. Then, travel by excursion boat from Yanayacu Creek to the remote Yarina Cocha. We will take a rainforest hike while you experience the huge biodiversity that the rainforest is known for. Watch for monkeys, sloths, tree frogs, iguanas, pink and eventually gray river dolphins, also enjoy of many varieties of bird species. Examine and learn first-hand about jungle plants–their unique survival tactics as they compete for sun and nutrients in the dense rainforest, the part they play in sustaining the complex balance of life in the jungle and the important medicinal value they offer. After a day filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences, return to the M/V Cattleya for dinner and a relaxing evening with friends.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 

Fri, Day 3

In the morning we depart for our next adventure, a spectacular tour in the rainforest from its canopy.

Take a short hike to the canopy walkway a suspended bridge spanning over 500 meters (1/3 of a mile). It is connected by platforms in the rainforest treetops. Experience a unique view of the rainforest flora and fauna while enjoying the 35 meters (115 feet) canopy. After this breathtaking experience, enjoy lunch and some free time aboard the M/V Cattleya. In the afternoon we will visit one of the local villages to gain a deeper insight into how people live in the Amazon. Meet a local shaman as well as participate in a traditional ceremony of spiritual healing. Before you depart, you will have the opportunity to view and purchase some of their handicrafts and delightful folk art. 

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 

Sat, Day 4

As we cruise slowly back down the Marañón River we will come to the confluence of the Marañón and Ucayali rivers, where the “true” Amazon River begins. After lunch, transfer to the Iquitos airport or your  hotel.  (Breakfast, Lunch)

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