5 Days / 4 Nights
The M/V Spondias riverboat is unique among the various cruise boats that voyage along the Amazon River. The small boutique riverboat carries eight passengers in four luxury cabins, creating an intimate and highly personalized Amazon experience. While on board, you can relax in your king-sized bed while watching the river pass by, and enjoy gourmet meals and drinks from the minibar. And as we venture further into the jungle, we can use our river skiffs and kayaks to explore the tributaries of the Amazon, as your expert jungle guides point out all of the amazing flora and fauna that you’ll see during your five-day cruise of Amazon.
Your Amazon adventure begins when we meet you in Iquitos. We’ll then head by private car to the port town of Nauta, where we’ll board the M/V Spondias. After a welcome drink, our crew will show you your cabin and all of the various facilities on board, and your expert, bilingual jungle guide will give you a rundown of the program for the next five days.
Then we begin out journey, as we set off upstream on the Marañon River. We’ll gather for...
We’ll wake early in the morning to see the Amazon as it comes to life, while looking for a pretty spot to enjoy a picnic breakfast. Then we’ll head out on a fishing trip – but this is no ordinary angling! We’ll be fishing for one of the Amazon’s most notorious residents, the piranha! Piranhas aren't too picky about what they eat, so drawing them to the bait isn’t too hard – but getting them out of the water is not so easy, as they certainly do...
After breakfast we’ll head to Nauta Caño Creek by skiff and set out in our kayaks. This area is perfect for bird watching, and we should see a variety of other animals as we paddle through the tributaries. Afterwards we’ll stop to visit a small and traditional river village where you will see how the people live in harmony with the jungle. You’ll also see the various techniques the locals employ for fishing, hunting, farming and other activities. Show more
We’ll have another tasty breakfast as we navigate to a special spot: the confluence of the Marañon and Ucayali rivers, which is generally considered to be the start of the Amazon River proper. On the way, we should see more gray and pink river dolphins.
As we continue to navigate, your expert jungle guide will give a fascinating presentation about the Amazon, including indigenous tribes, modern-day exploration, the culture of the region and the wealth ...
Sadly, today is our final day. We’ll head back towards the port in Nauta, and after breakfast it will be time to disembark. We’ll then take you back to Iquitos, where we’ll drop you off at the airport or at your hotel.