Jimmy– Travel Specialist 

Having first come to South America for a three-month trip, Jimmy found that he was going to need a lot more time to fully explore this beautiful continent. He has now called Peru home for the last 9 years, and a holiday for him is now considered a trip back to his native England! Having always been a keen traveler, he worked for the UN in Rome for years before settling in South America.

Jimmy has visited most of the countries in South America and is a particular fan of the rainforest and its bird population. Highlights of his stay have included taking his mother to Machu Picchu for her 60th birthday, working as former Italian international footballer Roberto Baggio’s personal interpreter in rural Cusco and his various tours of remote parts of South America with his soccer team. He has travelled the length and breadth of Peru and scaled its heights, from sea level in Los Organos in the morning to a remote alpaca farm in the Peruvian Andes at 5600m above sea level. The newest member of the Rainforest Cruises, he lives in Lima with his Peruvian wife and two children.


Favorite Rainforest Cruises Boat

The Amazon Star Cruise in Peru

The 31-passenger Amazon Star is indeed a shining star in the Peruvian Amazon cruise fleet, with her 8-day itinerary voted one of the “25 Greatest Adventures in the World” by National Geographic Adventure Magazine.

With over 34 years experience in Amazon River cruises, her owners were one of the pioneers of tourism in the region, and in 2013 took all their experience and knowledge to create this beautiful riverboat.

South American Destinations Visited

 South America Map

Peru: Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, Mancora, Los Organos, Tacna , Huanaco, Huaraz, Lunahuana, Pucusana, Puerto Maldonada, Iquitos, Nauta, Tingo Maria, Pucallpa, Paracas, Huacachina, Puno, Cerro Azul

Chile: Santiago, Cajon del Maipo, Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, La Serena, Coquimbo, Chillan, Pichilemu
Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo

Argentina: Buenos Aires
Chile: Santiago, Valparaiso
Bolivia: Lake Titicaca La Paz
Next Trip: Colombia

About Rainforest Cruises

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


 Geri Daniel loved her vacation with Rainforest Cruises.
We had an absolutely fabulous time on the Amazon 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 in the Amazon. We were all impressed with the efficiency and organization of the trip from start to finish.
— Jeanette Johannson & Family, USA

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