Peru Amazon Cruise and Lodge Package
~ 7 Day Tour Starting at $2,999
Amazing Views Aplenty from the Amazon River to the Rainforest Canopy with this bespoke Peru Amazon Cruise and Treehouse Lodge Package
Peru Amazon Cruise And Lodge Package Tour
Travelers often ask, "What is better, an Amazon cruise or a jungle lodge stay?" Rainforest Cruises now gives you the opportunity to experience the best of both worlds, taking you on a fascinating adventure tour of the Peruvian Amazon aboard a luxurious riverboat cruise and high into the rainforest's tree tops with a stay at a gravity-defying Amazon Treehouse Lodge.
Our Peru Amazon Cruise and Lodge tour begins on a high with a two-night stay in the Amazon's Treehouse Lodge. Scientists estimate that up to 90% of life in the rainforest is found in the tree tops, making this the richest habitat for plant and animal life, so expect to wake up to a call of nature quite literally! The lodge has eight comfortable en suite bungalows, ranging from 25 feet to a staggering 65 feet in the air, all joined by secure walkways and platforms for excellent wildlife spotting opportunities.
Your daily activities can be tailored to your tastes. Choose from a wide range of activities, each lasting 2-3 hours, and include daytime and nocturnal jungle walks to learn about medicinal plants, or spot insects and night monkeys, piranha fishing in traditional dugout canoes, dolphin-watching and visits to the local Jibaro and Kukama communities.
After your spectacular views from above the rainforest, you are then welcomed aboard a luxurious Amazon riverboat. Experience the rainforest from a different perspective, right on the mighty Amazon River itself, as you embark on a 5-day adventure cruise aboard the Cattleya. On a riverboat whose on-board staff pride themselves on their cuisine and service, your journey is guaranteed to be personalized, intimate and comfy as you recline in one of her four stylish suites, with king-size beds draped in the finest linens, minibars and plush bathrobes for your pleasure!
Designed with optimal navigation in mind, the Cattleya will take you to multiple destinations deep within the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, known as one of the areas of highest biodiversity on the planet. Stare in wonder at gigantic kapok trees, learn about the fascinating ecosystems at work from your expert naturalist guides and marvel in wonder at the exotic and colorful flora and fauna that surround you, as you explore nature at its finest.
Note: This tour is fully customizable. If you would like to spend longer aboard the Cattleya on the Amazon River or indeed more time at the Amazon Treehouse Lodge, we can tailor an itinerary to suit your needs.
Peru Amazon Cruise And Lodge Package Itinerary
Day 1: Iquitos - Treehouse Lodge - Night Walk
Our Peru Amazon tour begins with a warm welcome at Iquitos airport. From there, we will be transferred some 2.5 hours to the Treehouse Lodge, set in a 345-acre pristine jungle reserve. Unique in its construction, high up in the rainforest canopy, this luxurious lodge will provide unrivalled views of the rainforest and its wildlife. This evening we take to the jungle on a night walk for a close encounter with the many creatures that come out to feed. (Meals - D)
Day 2: Birdwatching & Jungle Walks
The suspension bridges and platforms of the Treehouse Lodge have been perfectly designed to allow you to appreciate the incredible wildlife of the canopy. Wake up early to the sound of hundreds of monkeys and birds, including many species of tanagers, toucans and parrots. In the afternoon, head out on jungle walks to see the nearby giant water lilies, track down the colorful (and pungent) Hoatzin birds and search for the big-eyed Night Monkeys. (Meals - B, L, D)
Day 3: Community Visit - Treehouse Lodge - Amazon River
In the morning, we can discover what life is like for the indigenous people of the Amazon with a visit to the local Jibaro community. We will learn how they build their dugout canoes and experience their traditional way of fishing and hunting with bows and arrows and blow darts. Before leaving, we will enjoy a picnic lunch at the chief’s house. This afternoon we are transferred to the luxurious Cattleya riverboat as we begin our journey along the Amazon! (Meals - B, L, D)
Day 4: Belluda-Caño Creek
A day-long excursion in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve gives you the perfect chance to experience the huge biodiversity that the rainforest is known for. Watch for monkeys, sloths, frogs, iguanas, gray and pink river dolphins, and a wide variety of bird species in their natural habitat. After an invigorating day filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences, witness a brilliant Amazon sunset as we return to the boat. After dinner, enjoy a pisco sour as you watch the dazzling star-filled sky with your new friends. (Meals - B, L, D)
Day 5: Sapote River
We will spend the entire day wandering through the island mazes and twisted tunnels of the the igapo (seasonally flooded forest), and if water levels allow, we will hike along terra firma and experience the jungle from a new perspective. We may see the brightly-colored frogs used to make poison darts by indigenous tribes! As the sun sets, we turn on the spotlight and search the riverbank for caimans, capybaras, frogs and other nocturnal wildlife. (Meals - B, L, D)
Day 6: Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
A day of exploration within the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve awaits us. As well as our daily dose of wildlife spotting, we will visit a village along the river for a chance to meet and learn about the lives of the Ribereño people who call the river’s edge their home. As we cruise slowly back toward Nauta, join the crew and all your new friends in a farewell dinner of authentic Peruvian cuisine and a celebration of your Amazon experience. (Meals - B, L, D)
Day 7: Confluence of the Amazon River - Nauta - Iquitos
In the morning we witness the confluence of the Marañón and Ucayali Rivers, the beginning of the mighty Amazon River. At the confluence, the famous freshwater gray river dolphins and Amazon pink dolphins frequently swim near the boat. Disembark in Nauta after lunch and our guides will escort you back to the Iquitos airport. (Meals - B & L)
Note: Visits to local villages are carefully planned to avoid a negative impact on their cultural identity.
Peru Amazon Cruise and Lodge Package Prices
~ 7-Day Tour, Double Occupancy: $3,594
~ 7-Day Tour, Single Occupancy: $4,519
~ 7-Day Tour, Double Occupancy: $3,944 *Special Offer Available - now $2,999!
~ 7-Day Tour, Single Occupancy: $4,956 *Special Offer Available - now $3,749!
Note: Price is quoted per person. Prices subject to change without prior notice depending on seasonality (ie: high season, special holidays, festivals, etc).
Accommodation Included in Quote
~ Amazon: Cattleya (Suite)
~ Yarapa & Cumaceba River Confluence: Treehouse Lodge (Bungalow)
Note: Accommodation and Services can only be confirmed after payment is received.
Peru Amazon Cruise and Lodge Package Dates
This package runs all year long, typically departing Thursdays, subject to availability.
Special offer rates are applicable only to select departures in 2015, and these can be found below:
2015 Offer Dates
~ Thu, 7th - Wed, 13th May (7th - 9th at lodge): SOLD OUT
~ Thu, 21st - Wed, 27th May (21st - 23rd at lodge): SOLD OUT
~ Thu, 4th - Wed, 10th Jun (4th - 6th at lodge)
~ Thu, 18th - Wed, 24th Jun (18th - 20th at lodge): SOLD OUT
~ Thu, 9th - Wed, 15th Jul (9th - 11th at lodge)
Included with Tour:
- 3D/2N stay in Treehouse Lodge, Full Board
- Choice of Excursions at Lodge
- 5-day Amazon Cruise, Full Board
- All Necessary Transfers
- Entrances to National Reserve
- Bilingual Naturalist Amazon Guides
Not Included with Tour:
- Domestic & International Airfares
- Airport Taxes
- Tips or Alcoholic Beverages
- Travel Insurance
- Any Required Visas
- Anything else not stated in the itinerary
- Iquitos Airport-Lodge Transfer
- Excursion of Choice
- Overnight Lodge
- All meals
- Excursions of Choice
- Overnight Lodge
Day 3 - Day 7:
- Lodge-Riverboat Transfer
- All Meals as Described In Itinerary
- 5-Day Amazon River Cruise
- 4 Nights Aboard the Riverboat
- Riverboat-Iquitos Airport Transfer