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Amatista Amazon Cruise

A Classic Peruvian Amazon Riverboat Exploring Pacaya-Samiria

M/V La Amatista - meaning amethyst, a type of semi-precious stone, in English - is a classic, wooden Amazon River vessel.

Built and fitted out by Amazon carpenters and shipwrights, the vessel has an authentic atmosphere while providing all the facilities for a relaxing and comfortable stay.

The amenities include delicious international and local cuisine, an observation point on the boat's upper deck equipped with a full service bar, and cabins that are air-conditioned and with hot water in the private bathrooms. One of the few remaining traditional wooden riverboats on the Peruvian Amazon, cruises aboard La Amatista give its passengers a real glimpse into the old world charm of Amazonia. Highly trained naturalist guides - and the entire crew – provide a first class service with a personal touch that completes the experience.

The M/V Amatista operates fixed four and six day departures to the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve - an area unrivaled for wildlife - allowing you to explore deep into the heart of the rainforest. The six day itineraries let you get close to not only the abundant flora and fauna of the jungle floor, but also its canopy as you visit the canopy walkways of the Yarapa River's Tree House Project.

What people are saying about the Amatista

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The air conditioned cabins were important to us to ensure a good night’s sleep, but we spent most of the time when on board on the observation deck. The crew were all very attentive, the food plentiful and tasty, and the singing wake-up call was a delight!
— Susan Davis; Livermore, CA
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It was an amazing experience, one that I am glad that I took. A big thanks must also go to Juan Carlos, my guide. He is the best asset that a cruise like this could have. His knowledge and his confidence bring his love for the Amazon to each person he guides.
— Rebecca Geiger; USA

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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