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Amazon Star: Itineraries

Pacaya Samiria Cruise Iteneraries

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.

Passengers should also be aware that animal sightings cannot be guaranteed due to the unpredictability of wildlife behavior. 

4D/3N – 4-Day Pacaya Samiria Cruise

2018 2019
JAN 2, 9 ,16
FEB 13, 20
MAR 21
APR 11 10, 17, 24
MAY 9, 23 8, 22
JUN 6, 27 5, 12, 19, 26
JUL 4, 11, 18 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
AUG 1, 15, 29 7, 14, 21, 28
SEP 12, 19 4, 11, 18
OCT 10, 24 9, 16
NOV 7 6, 13
DEC 12, 26 25

* Cruises in red are on special offer

This 4-day Amazon cruise is a truncated version of the 5-day itinerary allowing guests to discover the Amazon rainforest in the superior comforts of the Amazon Star vessel as they cruise the Amazon River to the wildlife rich Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.

Highlights include exploring the black waters of the Yarapa River, visiting a local indigenous village, piranha fishing, meeting a shaman, witnessing the giant waterlillies at Yuracocha Lake and searching for Red Howler Monkeys, sloths, caiman and many more creatures.


 

DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY

 

12:45 pm - Arrival to Iquitos / Transfer to Nauta with a box lunch stopping along the way to

visit the CREA Manatee Rescue Center

 

03:30 pm - Arrival to Nauta / Boat transfer to the Amazon Star

Orientation and safety briefing

 

04:30 pm - Boat exploration along the Pawachiro Creek

 

07:00 pm - Musical Presentation by the Crew

 

07:30 pm - Dinner and next day’s briefing

 

 

DAY 2 - THURSDAY

 

06:30 am - Boat exploration, picnic breakfast, swimming with dolphins and optional piranha 

fishing along the Pucate River  

 

12:00 pm - Lunch in the Dining Room

 

03:00 pm - Onboard activity / Source of the Amazon River lecture by local Naturalist Guide

 

04:15 pm - Boat exploration and optional kayaking along the Nauta Caño Creek

 

06:30 pm - Dinner in the Dining Room and next day’s briefing

 

07:30 pm - Night excursion along the Nauta Caño Creek

 

 

DAY 3 - FRIDAY

 

07:00 am - Breakfast in the Dining Room

 

08:00 am - Nature walk excursion, Amazon water lilies and local Shaman visit at Puerto Prado 

Village

 

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

 

03:00 pm - Onboard activity / Cooking class and origami folding towel class

 

04:00 pm - Boat exploration along the Amazon River and champagne toast

 

07:00 pm - Musical Presentation by the Crew

 

07:30 pm - Farewell Dinner in the Dining Room

 

08:30 pm - Crew Introduction and next day’s briefing

 

 

DAY 4 - SATURDAY

 

05:00 am - Wake up Call

 

05:15 am - Breakfast in the Dining Room

 

06:00 am - Guests disembark the ship


5D/4N – 5-Day Pacaya Samiria Cruise

This 5-day Amazon cruise is a truncated version of the 8-day itinerary allowing guests to discover the Amazon rainforest in the superior comforts of the Amazon Star vessel as they cruise the Amazon River to the wildlife rich Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.

Highlights include exploring the black waters of the Yarapa River, visiting a local indigenous village, piranha fishing, meeting a shaman, witnessing the giant waterlillies at Yuracocha Lake and searching for Red Howler Monkeys, sloths, caiman and many more creatures

2018 2019
JAN 5, 12
FEB 9, 16
MAR 17 2, 9, 16
APR 7 6, 13, 20
MAY 5, 19 11, 18
JUN 2, 30 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
JUL 14, 28 6, 13, 20, 27
AUG 11, 25 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
SEP 8, 15 7, 14
OCT 6, 13, 20 5, 12
NOV 3 2, 9
DEC 8, 22, 29 21, 28

* Cruises in red are on special offer


DAY 1 - SATURDAY

 

12:45 pm - Arrival to Iquitos / City tour including visits to the CREA Manatee Rescue Center, 

Museum of Indigenous Cultures, and Casa Morey (example of Rubber Boom era Architecture), Transfer to Amazon Star dock.

 

05:00 pm - Departure from Iquitos, Orientation and safety briefing

 

07:00 pm - Welcome Dinner, Next day’s briefing

 

DAY 2 - SUNDAY

 

06:00 am - Early morning optional birdwatching from the Bar Deck

 

07:30 am - Breakfast in the Dining Room. 

 

08:30 am - Boat exploration along the Amazon River

 

12:30 pm - Lunch in the Dining Room

 

03:00 pm - Onboard activity / Lecture about Life in the Amazon by local Naturalist Guide   

 

04:00 pm - Boat exploration along the Yarapa River (Black water tributary of the Ucayali River)

 

06:30 pm - Musical Presentation by the Crew 

 

07:00 pm - Dinner in the Dining Room, Next day’s briefing

 

DAY 3 - MONDAY

 

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

 

6:45 am - Boat exploration along the Yanallpa Creek

 

8:30 am - Breakfast in the Dining Room 

 

9:30 am - Local Village & School Visit, Handicraft Shopping

 

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

 

03:30 pm - Onboard activity / Lecture about the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve by local Naturalist Guide   

 

04:00 pm - Boat exploration on the Dorado River and night excursion 

 

08:00 pm - Dinner in the Dining Room, Next day’s briefing

 

DAY 4 - TUESDAY

 

06:00 am - Wake-up Call

 

06:30 am - Boat exploration, picnic breakfast and piranha fishing along the Dorado River

                        

12:30 pm - Lunch in the Dining Room.

 

03:30 pm - Onboard activity / Cooking Class

 

04:15 pm - Boat exploration and optional kayaking at Supay Creek

 

07:30 pm - Dinner in the Dining Room, Next day’s briefing 

 

DAY 5 - WEDNESDAY

 

04:30 am - Wake up Call

 

05:00 am - Guests disembark the ship and transfer to the Iquitos airport via the Nauta highway 

with a box breakfast

 

8D/7N – 8-Day Pacaya Samiria Cruise

2018 2019
JAN 5, 12
FEB 9, 16
MAR 17 2, 9, 16
APR 7 6, 13, 20
MAY 5, 19 11, 18
JUN 2, 30 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
JUL 14, 28 6, 13, 20, 27
AUG 11, 25 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
SEP 8, 15 7, 14
OCT 6, 13, 20 5, 12
NOV 3 2, 9
DEC 8, 22, 29 21, 28

* Cruises in red are on special offer

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!


AMAZON STAR 7 NIGHT ITINERARY

 

DAY 1 - SATURDAY

 

12:45 pm - Arrival to Iquitos / City tour including visits to the CREA Manatee Rescue Center, 

Museum of Indigenous Cultures and Casa Morey (example of Rubber Boom era Architecture),

Transfer to Amazon Star dock

 

05:00 pm - Departure from Iquitos, Orientation and safety briefing

 

07:00 pm - Welcome Dinner, Next day’s briefing

 

DAY 2 - SUNDAY

 

06:00 am - Early morning optional birdwatching from the Bar Deck

 

07:30 am - Breakfast in the Dining Room. 

 

08:30 am - Boat exploration along the Amazon River

 

12:30 pm - Lunch in the Dining Room

 

03:00 pm - Onboard activity / Lecture about Life in the Amazon by local Naturalist Guide   

 

04:00 pm - Boat exploration along the Yarapa River (Black water tributary of the Ucayali River)

 

06:30 pm - Musical Presentation by the Crew 

 

07:00 pm - Dinner in the Dining Room, Next day’s briefing

 

DAY 3 - MONDAY

 

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

 

6:45 am - Boat exploration along the Yanallpa Creek

 

8:30 am - Breakfast in the Dining Room 

 

9:30 am - Local Village & School Visit, Handicraft Shopping

 

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

 

03:30 pm - Onboard activity / Lecture about the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve by local Naturalist Guide   

 

04:00 pm - Boat exploration on the Dorado River and night excursion 

 

08:00 pm - Dinner in the Dining Room, Next day’s briefing

 

DAY 4 - TUESDAY

 

06:00 am - Wake-up Call

 

06:30 am - Boat exploration, picnic breakfast and piranha fishing along the Dorado River

                        

12:30 pm - Lunch in the Dining Room.

 

03:30 pm - Onboard activity / Cooking Class

 

04:15 pm - Boat exploration and optional kayaking at Supay Creek

 

07:30 pm - Dinner in the Dining Room, Next day’s briefing 

 

DAY 5 - WEDNESDAY

 

7:30 am - Breakfast in the Dining Room

 

08:30 am - Nauta City tour and local food market visit 

 

12:00 pm - Lunch in the Dining Room

 

03:30 pm - Onboard activity / Lecture about Amazon Tales by local Naturalist Guide

 

04:30 pm - Boat exploration along the Pawachiro Creek

 

07:00 pm - Musical Presentation by the Crew

 

07:30 pm - Dinner, Next day’s briefing

 

DAY 6 - THURSDAY

 

06:30 am - Boat exploration, picnic breakfast, swimming with dolphins and optional piranha 

fishing along the Pucate River  

 

12:00 pm - Lunch in the Dining Room

 

03:00 pm - Onboard activity / Source of the Amazon River lecture by local Naturalist Guide

 

04:15 pm - Boat exploration and optional kayaking along the Nauta Caño Creek

 

06:30 pm - Dinner in the Dining Room, Next day’s briefing

 

07:30 pm - Night excursion along the Nauta Caño Creek

 

DAY 7 - FRIDAY

 

07:00 am - Breakfast in the Dining Room

 

08:00 am - Nature walk excursion, Amazon water lilies and local Shaman visit at Puerto Prado Village

 

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

 

03:00 pm - Onboard activity / Cooking class and origami folding towel class

 

04:00 pm - Boat exploration along the Amazon River and champagne toast

 

07:00 pm - Musical Presentation by the Crew

 

07:30 pm - Farewell Dinner in the Dining Room

 

08:30 pm - Crew Introduction, Next day’s briefing

 

DAY 8 - SATURDAY

 

05:00 am - Wake up Call

 

05:15 am - Breakfast in the Dining Room

 

06:00 am - Guests disembark the ship


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