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Clavero Amazon Cruise

Historic Cruising Aboard The Amazon's Oldest Navigating Ship

We classify the Clavero Amazon Cruise as a historical Amazon cruise on account of her fascinating history. However, the Clavero also boasts comfortable amenities for anyone aspiring to tour the Amazon River. Clavero is equipped with six air-conditioned cabins, each with two single beds, wardrobe, private bath and shower. She does not have hot water, but in our experience, when returning from excursions, passengers are usually quite eager for a cool, refreshing shower. 

The Clavero Amazon vessel is a cozy expedition cruise ship navigating in the Peruvian Amazon measuring 28 meters long and 5 meters wide. A comfortable, communal dining hall is where cruisers enjoy well-cooked, local and international meals prepared by local staff.

In the evenings, passengers can enjoy the library for some quiet reading, or sit on the upper deck and enjoy the sunsets or observe passing Pink River Dolphins.

The Clavero Amazon Cruise was originally named Cahuapanas, and served in Peru's first Amazonian fleet. Clavero earned her stripes during Peru's military expedition to expel an invasion by Ecuador in 1903 along the Napo River.

Two years later, Clavero was commissioned to explore the upper Purus River by Peru and Brazil in order to establish frontiers. Following this period, Clavero was purchased by the Morey family, known in the Amazon for shipping and commerce, to be utilized as a cargo vessel. 

During her career as a working Amazon steamship, she was utilized in both military and civilizian capacities. In the Peruvian Navy, Clavero played a critical role in exploring and protecting Peru's fragile borders. As a mail and cargo delivery ship, Clavero assisted to maintain communication lines and trade between jungle outposts and Iquitos.

By the 1960s, Clavero had fallen into disrepair, until being remodeled in 2007. The Clavero Amazon Cruise now proudly navigates some of the Amazon tributaries she helped to put on the map. Eco-tourists eager to discover the beauty and biology a Peru Amazon tour has to offer, are encouraged to consider Clavero Amazon cruise as their riverboat cruise of choice.

Please note there is a minimum of 4 passengers required for a departure to be guaranteed.


What people are saying about the Clavero

zafiro cruise testimonial
The Amazon trip was amazing. The information about the forest, animals and effects of climate change were very interesting. The boat was a unique and comfortable experience, it was a great feeling being part of its history.
— Fay W.
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I am back home and am glad I had the trip on your cruise, all the staff very helpful and friendly; and the talks were informative. It was a great experience and will recommend it to my friends. Love Peru and will visit again in the future.
— Norma P.

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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.

Testimonials

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