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Amazon Star: 8-Day Cruise

8-Day Pacaya Samiria Cruise

This 8-day Amazon voyage has been recognized as one of the 25 Greatest Adventures in the World by National Geographic Adventure Magazine and by author Patricia Schultz as one of the 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.

This is an exceptional and engaging adventure for families, couples and solo travellers alike, taking travelers to the black waters of the Yarapa River, on jungle walks, meeting shamen, picnicking on the Amazon River and more!

Note:

Please note that the itineraries below are dependent on the river water level, weather conditions, wildlife behavior, and accessibility to locations, so may vary.


Estrella Amazonica cruise itinerary

Day 1: SATURDAY
Iquitos - Embarkation - Amazon River

Today we fly to Iquitos, the gateway to the Peruvian Amazon. Upon arrival you are welcomed at the airport and taken to the awaiting Amazon Star at the nearby port of Iquitos ready for embarkation.

5:00 pm There will be a welcome orientation and safety briefing on board before we begin sailing upstream along the Amazon River.

7:00 pm This evening you will be treated to your first of many sumptuous dinners that await you over the coming nights as well as a briefing on tomorrow's activities.

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Estrella Amazonica cruise itinerary

Day 2: SUNDAY
Amazon River - Yarapa River

6:00 am Early morning optional birding from the Bar Deck.

8:00 am Breakfast in the Dining Room.

9:00 am Boat exploration along the Amazon River.

11:45 am Talk: Overview of the activities during the voyage in the Lecture Room.

12:30 pm  Lunch in the Dining Room.

3:30 pm Boat exploration on the Yarapa River (Black water)

7:00 pm Dinner in the Dining Room followed by next day’s briefing.

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Estrella Amazonica cruise itinerary

Day 3: MONDAY
Yanallpa Creek - Village Visit - Dorado Creek

6:00 am Optional wildlife watching from the Bar Deck.

6:30 am Boat exploration on the Yanallpa Creek.

8:30 am Breakfast in the Dining Room         

9:30 am Local Village & School Visit with Handicraft Shopping.

12:30 pm Lunch in the Dining Room

3:00 pm Lecture: Pacaya Samiria National Reserve by Naturalist.

4:00 pm Fishing for Piranhas and nigh trip on the Dorado Creek.

8:00 pm Dinner in the Dining Room followed by the next day’s briefing.

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Estrella Amazonica cruise itinerary

Day 4: TUESDAY
Pacaya River - Yuracocha Lake

6:00 am Wake-up Call

6:30 am Breakfast in the Dining Room.

7:30 am Boat exploration along the Pacaya River to go in search of Red Howler Monkeys and other species of primates.

12:00 pm Lunch in the Dining Room.

3:00 pm Lecture: Source of the Amazon by Naturalist.

3:30 pm Boat exploration on the Yuracocha Lake to see Giant Water Lilies.

7:00 pm Dinner in the Dining Room followed by the next day’s briefing

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Estrella Amazonica cruise itinerary

Day 5: WEDNESDAY
Supay Creek - Shaman Visit - River Confluence

6:00 am Wake-up Call

6:30 am Breakfast in the Dining Room.

7:30 am Boat exploration on the Supay Creek to go in search of the Pigmy Marmoset.

11:30 am Talk: Amazon Tales by Naturalist.

12:00 pm Lunch in the Dining Room.

3:00 pm Shaman visit at San Jose de Paranapura Village.

5:00 pm Boat ride and Sunset by Confluence. (Ucayali & Marañon River)

7:00 pm Dinner in the Dining Room followed by the next day’s briefing

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Estrella Amazonica cruise itinerary

Day 6: THURSDAY
Nauta City - Jungle Walk - Pucate River

6:00 am Wake up call.

6:30 am Food Market visit at Nauta City

8:30 am Breakfast in the Dining Room.

9:30 am Nature walk on Terra Firme Forest at Casual

12:30 pm Lunch.

4:00 pm Kayaking and Swimming on the Pucate River in the National Reserve.

7:00 pm Dinner in the Dining Room followed by the next day’s briefing.

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Estrella Amazonica cruise itinerary

Day 7: FRIDAY
Yanayacu River (Picnic Breakfast) - Amazonian Cooking Class - Sundowner on the Amazon

6:00 am Wake up Call.

6:30 am Boat exploration on the Yanayacu River, including a Picnic Breakfast and Wildlife Observation.

12:30 pm Lunch on the third deck al fresco.

3:30 pm Cooking Class on the third deck.

5:00 pm Last boat ride on the Amazon and sundowner.

7:00 pm Farewell Dinner in the Dining Room

8:00 pm Crew Introduction and next day’s briefing.

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Estrella Amazonica cruise itinerary

Day 8: SATURDAY
Iquitos - Disembarkation - Iquitos Airport

5:00 am Wake up Call.
5:15 am Breakfast in the Dining Room.
6:00 am Guests disembark the ship.

End of services. We hope you have had a fantastic Amazonian adventure!

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  • Please note that all cruise itineraries are subject to change due to seasonal weather conditions (and resultant variations in river and tributary water levels) affecting accessibility to locations. Thus navigation routes, times and excursions may need to be modified at the cruise captain’s discretion.
  • Passengers should also be aware that animal sightings cannot be guaranteed due to the unpredictability of wildlife behavior. 

About Rainforest Cruises

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

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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
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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