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 Amazon 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. 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. I thoroughly enjoyed my personal experience cruising the might Amazon River aboard the 4-Day Aria Amazon cruise. 

Check out my personal experience on board here


Favorite Rainforest Cruises Galapagos Boat

Odyssey Galapagos Superior Cruise

“One for the bucket list”. You often will hear (or say) this when a trip to the Galapagos is discussed among friends, family or fellow travelers. So, if you want to cross this destination of your “list”, why not do it on the Odyssey Galapagos Cruise? I am an experienced travel specialist working with Rainforest Cruises and the Odyssey is my go to Galapagos Cruise for travelers looking for “the best bang for their buck”. This first-class motor yacht offers exiting itineraries, excellent guides and great service on board. The cruise even includes a cruise director which is not that common in this cruise segment. Moreover, this cruise is one of the few 16 passenger options that offers a dedicated single cabin. A great option for solo travelers that look to avoid paying an, oftentimes, hefty single supplement.

Check out my personal experience on board here

South American Destinations Visited

Ecuador: Quito, Galapagos Islands

Peru: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Iquitos, Pacaya Samiria, Colca Valley, Tumbes, Mancora, Sillustani Ruins, Puno, Amazonas

Panama: Panama City, Panama Canal


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.