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.