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Amazon River Cruise Ship

The M/V Arca. Tour Code CRAM

  • This Peru tours program is carefully tailored to bring you the best service to enjoy your adventure in the wonderful and mysterious Peruvian Amazon. 
  • This is a 5 night 6 day cruise along the majestic Amazon river.
  • Departing from Iquitos, Peru and ends in Yurimaguas ( package IQT-27 M/V ARCA). The ship also makes a return to Iquitos (package IQT-28 M/V ARCA)
  • Its crew and native naturalist guides are the very best. They will look after every detail and ensure this cruise will be everything you could want and a treasured memory . 

  • Peru Tours Reservation CenterIn addition to our convenient on line reservation form, if you prefer to make a reservation via phone call us we are here to help. Our staff is from Peru and will help you make the best choices for your trip.

    Cruise is aboard the M/V Arca. The M/V Arca is a 31 passenger steel hulled riverboat which was built 1988. In 2001, it was refurbished for speed and comfort on the Peruvian Amazon. Its 8 twin (lower/upper beds), 2 triple (lower beds) and 3 triple/quadruple (bunk beds) cabins are fitted in Cedar and Amazon Mahogany. Each cabin is air-conditioned and has private bath and shower. There is an enclosed, air-conditioned dining room, a bar, and sun deck areas fore and aft (both covered and uncovered).
Amazon Cruise Ship Passenger Cabin
Iquitos to Yurimaguas cruise 6 days / 5 night - Departs Iquitos, Peru on selected Sundays.

Departure dates for cruise IQT-27 M/V Arca: Jan. 11, 25 May 09, 23 Sep.19, Feb.15, 29 Jun.13, 27 Oct.03, 17 & 31, Mar.14, 28 Jul.11, 25 and Nov. 14, 28

  • Day 01-Sunday: Depart at approximately 10:00 am on the M/V Arca. Sail up the Amazon River passing small farming villages and groups of river people (Ribereños) fishing. In the evening, we値l arrive at the juncture of the Ucayali and Marañon rivers, the two rivers that merge to form the Amazon River. Continue up the Marañon River. 
  • Day 02-Monday: Now on the Marañon River, we値l make our first foray into the 5+ million acre Pacaya-Samiria Reserve at San Martin Lake. This vast black-water lake has a large concentration of bird and aquatic life. We値l explore the area by small boat and walking through the forest. We値l have the opportunity to visit a native village in which the people痴 lives depend upon the rainforest and river environments. Late afternoon hike is possible. After dark, we値l explore the area in the small boats in search of wildlife such as caiman, snakes and night monkeys. You will have an opportunity to listen to the incredible sounds of the rainforest at night. 
  • Day 03-Tuesday: Continue on the Marañon River. We値l have an early morning wildlife watching excursion before breakfast. After breakfast we値l have time to do some piranha fishing. In the afternoon we値l do a rainforest hike to explore the unique plant and animal community of the tropical rainforest. Later, we値l continue sailing up the Marañon River. We値l have a night excursion for those interested. 
  • Day 04-Wednesday: Morning finds us at Nueva Esperanza village. Go by small boat into another area of the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. Visit Pinchi Lake where we will have good opportunities to see monkeys and try fishing for piranha and other species of fish. Return to the ship and continue up the Marañon River. Nighttime jungle hike.
  • Day 05-Thursday: Morning arrival at the river village of Lagunas, our third stop in the national reserve. Full day trip to Tibilo Creek and ranger station for a hike in the forest. A canoe trip will take you deep into this attractive area full of flora and fauna. Time for a swim in a dark water lake. Later that night, sail out of the Marañon River and into the faster moving waters of the Huallaga River, continuing upstream. Nighttime excursion away from the boat. 
  • Amazon Native
  • Day 06-Friday: Disembark at the river port of Yurimaguas, at the base of the Peruvian Andes. Transfer upon request, by road from the lowland rainforest up through cloud forest to Tarapoto. Several stops on the way to explore and take photos. Upon arrival in Tarapoto fly on to Lima. 
  • Amazon Lilies

    Yurimaguas to Iquitos cruise 6 days / 5 night - Departs Yurimaguas on selected Sundays.

    Departure dates for cruise IQT-28 M/V Arca: Jan.18 May 02, 16 & 30 Sep.26, Feb.01,22 Jun.20 Oct.10, 24, Mar.07,21 Jul.04, 18 Nov.07, 21.
    Amazon Village hut
  • Day 01-Sunday: Depart Yurimaguas at approximately 12:00 noon. The river is now called the Huallaga. Lunch will be served on board. Afternoon shore excursion with lots of opportunities to observe wildlife and flora of the lowlands of the Amazon River basin. Dinner on board, while the ship continues sailing down the Huallaga River.
  • Day 02-Monday: An early morning bird watching trip before breakfast and later a visit to the river port of Lagunas. Full day excursion for our first visit into the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. A canoe ride will take you deep in this area of the jungle. Jungle walk along the Tibilo Creek, a seldom visited area. In the evening enter the Marañon River, an even larger tributary of the Amazon River.
  • Day 03 -Tuesday: Early morning arrival at Nueva Esperanca village. Shore excursion to Pinchi Lake to see monkeys and a large variety of birds. Try your luck at piranha fishing. Return to ship for lunch. Late afternoon visit to the river town of Parinari.
  • Day 04 -Wednesday: After breakfast arrival at the Samiria River and San Martin Lake. Visit a native community, native handicrafts available for purchasing or trading. Sail up the Samiria River and anchor. Now, the night sounds of the jungle are all around you. Night boat excursion to spot caiman and other night creatures along the shores of this river area.
  • Day 05 -Thursday: Following breakfast on board we will start down the Samiria River. Mid-afternoon re-enter the Marañon River and continue sailing. Late evening we will pass the juncture of the Marañon and Ucayali rivers, where the true Amazon river begins.
  • Day 06 -Friday: Morning shore excursion and jungle walk at the Tahuayo River. After lunch on board, arrival in Iquitos. Transfer to airport or hotel, if desired.

  • RATES:Rates are per person in US Dollars for either cruise.: 
    • Twin Double Occupancy $895, Single $1795, Triple with Triple Occupancy $855, 
    • For Groups of 10 or more:Twin Double Occupancy $795, Single $1395, Triple with Triple Occupancy $755.
    • Airport/Hotel transfers are not included but are available upon request
    PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary is a suggested one for the Cruise. As this is an adventure area and many different natural forces affect the ship itinerary as water levels, rains, winds, weather conditions in general all effect the daily stops and visits. The cruise Director and Guides will take advantage of all windows of opportunity to provide the greatest show on earth: The Amazon.
    • RATES AND CONDITIONS:PRICES: are in US$ per passenger. At the time of our confirmation of the rates and availability back to you via email credit card information will be required. There is a $15 charge for cancellation up to 15 days before arrival. Cancellations up to 7 days before will be charged 50% of the tour price. Cancellations less than 7 days or "no shows" will be charged the full value of the tour. Rates are subject to change without notice however the rate we quote you by email IS GUARANTEED. We will ask for your credit card information and your approval to charge your card. When we receive of your credit card information your card will be charged the total price of the tour. You will receive a voucher via email for your tour. PLEASE, if you have to cancel advise us immediatly to avoid uneccesary carges to your credit card.
    • In additon to our convenient on line reservation you can get more information or make your reservations via phone by calling our reservation department by calling the appropriate phone number as listed below.