Remi– Travel Specialist 

It was a 3-months backpacking trip through Iran and Central Asia, back in 2002, that initiated Remi’s true passion for travelling and adventure. Within one year, he returned to these fascinating and culturally-rich countries on the former Silk Road, only this time in the capacity of Tour leader for a Dutch travel company.

In the years that followed, he travelled from Moscow to Beijing on the great Trans-Siberian Railway, flew in a lightweight plane over the Victoria falls in Zimbabwe, stood eye-to-eye with wild elephants in the Okavango Delta of Botswana and spent the night in former palaces of the Maharajas of Rajasthan in India. Eventually, these travels led him to the basecamp of Mount Everest, in 2004, where he met with his now Peruvian wife.


This is where started his connection with one of the most history-rich and diverse countries in South America. Initially together with his wife, and now also with his two children, Wayra and Yaku (meaning water and wind in Quechua) Remi has visited several of the many beautiful attractions Peru has to offer, including the impressive Colca Valley with its gigantic Condors, the spectacular high-altitude Lake Titicaca with its traditional floating villages, the world-famous and impressive ruins of the ancient Incan citadel Machu Picchu near Cusco, as well the enigmatic Amazon River more recently. Many more Peruvian destinations remain on his bucket-list, such as a flight above the mysterious Nazca lines.


Before settling permanently in Peru, Remi lived for almost ten years in Nepal, mostly being involved with the country’s ongoing peace process. However, his connection with the travel and tourism industry always lingered on and when the opportunity came to work with Rainforest Cruises he did not have to think twice.

Favorite Rainforest Cruises Boat

Aria Amazon River Cruise in Peru
The Aria Amazon riverboat is a luxury boat that cruises through the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve in Peru. This riverboat offers an extraordinary level of comfort combined with adventure for its guests. 

South American Destinations Visited

South America Map

Peru: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Iquitos, Pacaya Samiria, Colca Valley, Tumbes, Mancora, Sillustani Ruins, Puno
Panama: Panama City, Panama Canal
Next Trip: Galapagos Islands


Expert Review Written By Remi:

Experiencing the Mighty Amazon Aboard the Aria Amazon Cruise

Not too long ago, I was fortunate to go on a river cruise on the Peruvian section of the Amazon River with the luxurious Aria Amazon of Aqua Expeditions. As it has been described in many international travel magazines, the Aria Amazon is truly at the top of luxury cruises currently on offer in Peru. Below I share my personal experience cruising the might Amazon River aboard the 4-Day Aria Amazon cruise. 


In your comfortable cabin, it really just feels like you are floating on the Amazon River in a room of a very luxurious hotel.  Keep Reading...

About Rainforest Cruises

Rainforest Cruises is a boutique travel company specializing in Amazon river cruises and tours, providing you with the finest collection of cruises in Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands and Panama. As South American travel experts we have all the advice you need to help you find and book your dream cruise and an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.


Geri Daniel loved her vacation with Rainforest Cruises.
We had an absolutely fabulous time on the cruise. Thank you again for the trip of a lifetime.
— Geri Daniel, Austin, TX
The Johannson family encounter a sloth on their rainforest cruise.
We had a wonderful time. We were all impressed with the efficiency and organization of the trip from start to finish.
— Jeanette Johannson & Family, USA