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Amazon Discovery: Peru's Newest Luxury Cruise

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Rainforest Cruises is excited to announce the arrival of yet another luxury cruise boat to the Peruvian AmazonThe Amazon Discovery. Her maiden voyage will set sail late 2015, offering both 4-Day and 7-Day itineraries. The all-suite, 44-passenger Amazon Discovery offers passengers a breathtaking journey that simultaneously bathes you in luxury and immerses you in nature as you discover the wonders of the Peruvian Amazon. Despite the abundant 5-star comforts and conveniences on board, an effort has been made to ensure that the wild Amazon rainforest is never too far away!

Exterior of the Amazon Discover River Vessel

Exterior of the Amazon Discover River Vessel

Amazon Discovery Luxury Cruise in Peru 

At 170 feet, built with sustainable hard woods, handmade Peruvian textiles and artwork from local villages, the Amazon Discovery is intimate and warm, yet a spacious river ship capable of providing an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime journey to the Amazon Rainforest. Here proud owner, Tom Markwell, states that:

“The new all-suite Amazon Discovery will set a new standard of cruising the Peruvian Amazon, delivering pure luxury and comfort in a destination that is the very definition of wild. Offering just 22 suites, the Amazon Discovery will provide a luxurious and intimate venue from which to learn about one of the world’s most important waterways.”

Amazon Discovery's Sun Deck with a Jacuzzi

Amazon Discovery's Sun Deck with a Jacuzzi

Amazon Discovery Boat Features

The activity hub on the Amazon discovery is the beautifully appointed, open-air Sun Deck. Here guests can practice yoga in the early morning or simply saver a cup of Peruvian coffee while watching the sunrise. With a sparkling plunge pool on the deck, taking a dip-in to relax is pure bliss after a morning of jungle excursions. Sip on Pisco Sours and mingle with other cruise guests in the evening while listening to the sounds of the jungle coming to life. 

Canopy Lounge: Air-Conditioned Lounge on the Amazon Discovery

Canopy Lounge: Air-Conditioned Lounge on the Amazon Discovery

In the heat of the Amazonian afternoons, the elegant, air-conditioned Canopy Lounge keeps you connected to the rainforest with floor-to-ceiling, panoramic windows and locally inspired decor. Here you will enjoy cultural performances, lively discussions with expert naturalists, Peruvian cooking classes, and nightly entertainment around the bar.

The Andes Dining Room onboard the Amazon Discovery Cruise

The Andes Dining Room onboard the Amazon Discovery Cruise

The Andes Dining Room, is where the ship’s expert culinary team will present you with mouth-watering creations prepared from local ingredients, each dish infused with flavors and inspiration from the rainforest around you. You’ll take in the passing jungle scenery while enjoying a glass of wine and menus featuring roasted meats, grilled fish, fresh local vegetables, tropical fruits and everyone’s favorite, the decadent desserts. 

The Rainforest Spa onboard the Amazon Discovery Cruise

The Rainforest Spa onboard the Amazon Discovery Cruise

The Rainforest Spa, is a serene environment where the Amazon jungle’s tradition continues with indulgent remedies. Yucamani stone massages, soothing avocado wraps, invigorating coffee-cacao scrubs that promote wellness and rejuvenation for the mind and body. For those that prefer to relax with a good work out, there is also a gym on board. 

Luxury Suites Onboard the Amazon Discovery 

When you are on board, chances are you'll be relaxing in your comfortable suite or stateroom. All 22 cabins are spacious and offer climate control, daily housekeeping with turndown service, the finest bed linens and duvets as well as a pillow menu, luxuriously soft robes and slippers, all natural therapeutic bath amenities, copious amounts of storage space, telescopes for star-gazing, and much more.

The very spacious, Amazonia suite, located on the vessels top deck

The very spacious, Amazonia suite, located on the vessels top deck

The 597 sq. foot Amazonia Suite is the only one onboard occupying the top deck. The windows are a panoramic wraparound of 180 degrees. There is a king-size bed with a premium mattress, as well as an option for triple occupancy with a roll-away bed. 

There are two, Estuary Suites located on the main deck. These feature a panoramic 90 degree view, with a King-sized bed. Both suites have unique features: a pillow menu, a telescope for star gazing, iPhone docking station and a writing desk, just to name a few. 

The Flora and Fauna Staterooms, offer two twin beds that can be converted into one queen-size bed. These room have a panoramic glass view of the passing by Amazon rainforest. 

Amazon Discovery Highlights

Whether you take the 4-Day or 7-Day Amazon tour on the Amazon Discovery, your cruise itinerary will no doubt, be packed with adventure and unique, unforgettable opportunities. As you immerse yourself in both environments, the wild Peruvian Amazon and the luxurious expedition boat designed to surround you in nature’s wonder, you’ll notice your camera card getting full with memories. Photos of the three-toed sloth from the wildlife skiff excursion, the indigenous tribe from a local village visit, the sharp-toothed piranha from fishing earlier in the day and gourmet traditional Peruvian dishes from dinner. 

Howler Monkey in the Peruvian Amazon, seen during a jungle excursion

Howler Monkey in the Peruvian Amazon, seen during a jungle excursion

Here is our selection of highlights from the Amazon Discovery cruise

• Search for wildlife in the "mirrored forest" of Nauta Caño and the black waters of the Yana Yacu Pucate River

• Savor Amazonian culinary delights at a floating gourmet restaurant

• Visit the protected animal orphans of Monkey Island & Manatee Rescue Center

• Swim in the black waters of the Tahuayo River

• Discover the mysterious world of shamanic healing


Guests who are lucky enough to be staying in the 597 sq. ft. Amazonia Suite, or one of the panoramic Estuary Suites, will receive additional services worth highlighting:

• 60 min complimentary spa treatment per guest 

• Private butler service

• Laundry Service

• In-room breakfast upon request 

• Evening canapés 


For more information about the Amazon Discovery cruise, contact us today! 

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