Upriver from Iquitos to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve on the Zafiro
9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS
This Amazon Voyage is an engaging and educational adventure. It is 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 exclusive Amazon River tour itinerary covers more than 600 miles on the Amazon and its tributaries - more traveling than any other ship’s standard cruises. You travel deep into the protected Pacaya-Samiria Reserve and explore three different habitats so you have the best chance of spotting rare wildlife! We spot monkeys, birds, sloths and other mammals, pink and gray dolphins and so much more. The tour is limited to no more than 31 guests. Don’t miss your opportunity to join us as you discover new additions to Amazon cruising, including the river’s largest observation deck, kayaking excursions, and one of the most extensive itineraries going deep into the Pacaya Samiria Reserve.
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Features / Highlights
- Enjoy the passing scenery from our open-air Bar and Sun Deck.
- Enjoy daily discussions by our naturalists in the air-conditioned Lecture Room.
- The Dining Room is finished in classic riverboat style with gracious wooden floors and large windows. Tables seating 6-8 guests each allow you to get to know fellow travelers and guides while sampling local delicacies and international favorites.
- Fully equipped, modern commercial kitchen prepares dishes using fresh, local ingredients.
- Generous air-conditioned cabins are approx. 220 sq. ft. plus and furnished with either one king-size bed or two beds, two nightstands and a desk. Plus, cabins offer private bath, a closet with ample storage, hair dryer and 110/220 volt outlets.
- All cabins feature a private balcony with two chairs to enjoy relaxing views.
- All indoor public areas are air-conditioned.
- Guides’ reception with complimentary wine, soda, Peruvian cocktail and beer onboard daily.
- Covered, open-air bar stocks cold bottled water, sodas and local beer.
- Guided tours & lectures by native naturalists
- Services of experienced expedition leader
- Wildlife excursions on land & by skiff in three habitats: varzea, igapó and terra firma
- Piranha fishing
- Pre-dawn birding
- Local village & school visits
- Nighttime skiff rides & rainforest walks
- Full educational program with lectures & field interpretation
- Visit to Pacaya Samiria Reserve’s Ranger Station #2 used for scientific study
- Cooking demonstrations
- Guides’ reception with a complimentary Peruvian cocktail, soft drink, wine & beer onboard daily.
- Blessing ceremony with a local Shaman
- Tour of colonial Lima & frontier city of Iquitos
- Tips to porters & waiters for included transfers and meals
- Airport arrival & departure transfers
AMAZON VOYAGE ITINERARY - 9 DAYS, LIMA TO LIMA
Day 1 • Friday
Fly independently to Lima, Peru, the nation’s capital and largest city, and transfer to the Swissôtel for the night. (Airport transfer included from flights.)
Day 2 • Saturday
Lima / Iquitos / Embark Amazon Riverboat / Amazon River
Day 3 • Sunday
Confluence of the Amazon River / Río Ucayali
We awake this morning on the Amazon River, seeing some of the ever-changing panorama of jungle life as our Amazon River cruise ship continues upriver. Small villages dot the shoreline, and channels weaving through island mazes provide close-up views of a variety of birds. The confluence of the Ucayali and Marañón Rivers is famous as the beginning of the Amazon River in Peru. Amazingly, we are about 2,400 miles from where the river flows into the Atlantic. The river drops only about 350 feet the entire way! On our Amazon Voyage adventure, travel waterways aboard sturdy excursion boats to areas where we may find marsh birds such as oriole blackbirds, green ibis, yellow-headed caracaras, black-capped donacobis and white-headed marsh-tyrant. We turn into the Río Ucayali, where we’re apt to find gray river dolphins and Amazon pink dolphins cavorting near the boat and along the shoreline. Later we take an excursion into the surrounding rainforest in search of giant water lilies and elusive wildlife such as monkeys and sloths. As dusk approaches, fishing bats begin their night’s foraging. (B,L,D)
Day 4 • Monday
Río Ucayali / Pacaya-Samiria Reserve
After a peaceful breakfast along the black-water Sapote Creek, we explore a small tributary of the Ucayali aboard our excursion boats. Look for animals including primates, sloths and an enormous variety of birds. Our Amazon Voyage adventure continues upriver to the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve. Although scientific studies are far from exhausted, the Pacaya-Samiria is the known home to 450 bird species, 102 species of mammals, over 130 species of reptiles and amphibians, and countless plants. This afternoon, an excursion into this largest wetland reserve in the world provides the opportunity to see 13 species of primates, including monk sakis, red howler, saddle-backed tamarin and squirrel monkeys. Explore Caro Lake, connected to the river by way of a very small stream, where we may find flocks of greater ani, often seen following monkeys in search of insects disturbed by the monkeys’ foraging. We enjoy a nighttime boat excursion for a chance to find caimans, capybaras, common potoos, frogs and other nocturnal wildlife. (B,L,D)
Rio Pacaya / Pacaya-Samiria Reserve
Spend the day exploring this flooded realm, seeing wading birds such as herons, wattled jacanas and horned screamers. Venturing deep into the rainforest, tour an igapo (seasonally flooded forest), where plant life is very different from what we see along the main course of our Amazon cruise, and walk through the forest. Lucky guests may release turtle hatchlings. A delicious lunch energizes us for afternoon excursions with our expert naturalists, where we may find scarlet macaws, hoatzins, black-collared hawks and red howler monkeys. (B,L,D)
Day 6 • Wednesday
After an early breakfast, we board our excursion boats for access even further into the heart of these vast wetlands. As our Amazon Voyage adventure cruises the narrow waterways, we’ll find birds such as canary-winged parakeets and spectacular blue-and-gold and scarlet macaws. Primates also are fairly common, including noisy squirrel monkeys. Once we arrive at a remote ranger station, enjoy a refreshing swim. Gradually make our way back to our riverboat through the maze of waterways. Enjoy an al fresco lunch and time to relax before our afternoon excursion. (B,L,D)
Day 7 • Thursday
Río Ucayali / Pacaya-Samiria Reserve
This morning we head back downriver, with a morning wildlife or other activity. Visit a village along the river, with the chance to learn about the lives of the “Ribereño” people who live there. Accompanied by guides who grew up along the river, this is a fantastic opportunity to stroll through gardens learning about medicinal plants and folklore, visit a school, or join in a game of soccer. The children are especially excited to see their faces on digital cameras and to show off their school and sing Peruvian songs. Depending on the villages visited during your Amazon River tour, you may also have the opportunity to see an IE-funded water treatment plant. The clean drinking water provided by these plants is having an enormous positive health impact in remote river villages. Learn about medicinal plants and enjoy a blessing ceremony by a respected village shaman. Aboard the ship, take advantage of the open-air top deck, learning to make traditional Peruvian dishes or enjoying an enriching lecture. After dark we’ll go out in our excursion boats to listen to the sounds of the rainforest and look for nocturnal wildlife. (B,L,D)
Wake up early for a morning birdwatching excursion along the Yarapa River. After breakfast, try your hand at piranha fishing in Ubos Lake. Piranha are very common in the slower-moving water. With luck, we may catch red-breasted, white or black piranha, and feast on our catch this evening at dinner. Once back aboard our Amazon River cruise ship, we enjoy a farewell dinner. (B,L,D)
Iquitos / Lima / Depart
An early morning excursion to Pilpintuwasi Rescue Center, see two- and three-toed sloth, red uakari and even a jaguar which have been rescued. Transfer to the Iquitos airport for arrival back in Lima late this afternoon. Dayrooms in Lima are provided until you connect with flights home, which depart close to midnight (or you may add overnight in Lima for next morning flights or continuing your explorations in Peru). (B,L)
Because conditions at the time of visit and new opportunities always determine what is possible on the Amazon, our Amazon cruise expedition itinerary is flexible. The itinerary shown is a guide and it’s always subject to change. The routes and excursions may vary, depending on the type of weather, the level of water of the rivers, as well as the wildlife cycles. We trust the expert guides to modify the itinerary for the interests and safety of the group.
9-Days, Amazon Voyage Cruise on the Zafiro
January 4, 11
March 22, 29
April 5, 12
May 3, 24
June 14, 28
July 5, 12
July 19, 26
August 16, 30
September 6, 27
October 4, 18,
November 1, 8
December 13, 2019
Lower Deck Suite
Double Occupancy: $5,698 Single Occupancy: $7,998, Triple Occupancy: $5,648
Upper Deck Suite
Double Occupancy: $6,098 Single Occupancy: $8,398
Lower Deck Master Suite
Double Occupancy: $6,498 Single Occupancy: $12,996
Upper Deck Zafiro Suite
Double Occupancy: $6,998 Single Occupancy: $13,996, Triple Occupancy: $5,998
In-Country Airfare is additional $399 per person
Child Discount 7-18 years is $1,000
Limited Lower Deck Suites available with No Single Supplement Fee
Limited Triple accommodations available
The 9-days, Amazon River cruise tour includes:
- Round trip airport transfers in Lima and Iquitos
- 1 night in Lima hotel at the Swissotel (with breakfast)
- Lima city tour including lunch
- 7 nights aboard the Estrella Amazonica riverboat
- Iquitos services/tours on Day 9 (city tour, Las Malvinas garden, dayroom)
- All meals as listed
- Two Professional local bilingual naturalist guides for the voyage
• Activities during the cruise utilizing two 18 passenger skiffs
• Use of kayaks
• Nightly guide reception while on the voyage with choice of a free Peruvian cocktail, beer, wine or soda
- Some of the best live music of any Amazon River ship
• Excursions as stated in the itinerary
- Entrance fees to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
• Laundry service (Monday - Thursday) while onboard
- Cabin cleaned twice a day and linens/towels changed daily
• Bottled water in cabins, juice with meals, coffee and tea available all day
• Bottled water on all excursions.
- International flights to Lima, Peru
• Domestic flights for Lima-Iquitos-Lima. Currently $386 per person (subject to change)
• U.S. and Peruvian departure taxes, new fuel surcharges
• Personal items and extra drinks
- Ponchos and boots (crew will clean muddy shoes)
• Gratuities to the naturalist guides ($84 per person), expedition leader ($42 per person), and boat crew ($120 per person)
- $600 per person deposit for reservation with balance due 90 days prior to departure
- Domestic flights between Lima and Iquitos MUST be purchased through us to ensure all are on the same flight - current cost is $386.
- A $275 per person credit will apply if not utilizing Lima services on Day 1 and 2 of the 9-day cruise program
- Credit cards accepted on the ship for bar tab and miscellaneous expenses. Tips to be paid in cash (in good condition bills).
- Minimum age is 7 years
Zafiro Ship Specifications
Travel aboard the Zafiro, a luxurious vessel we have chartered for your adventure, which blends stylish design and modern comforts. Classic touches include magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows and — for those on the Upper Deck — private balconies. A ship staff and crew of 25, including a cruise director and local naturalist guides, are joined by an IE Expedition Leader to ensure an unprecedented level of service. All 19 spacious suites are air-conditioned and feature en-suite bathrooms, a desk and ample closet space.
Lower Deck Suite: Cabins with convertible twin or California King-sized bed and panoramic floor-to-ceiling window. Approx. 226 sq. ft.
Upper Deck Suite: Cabins with convertible twin or California King-sized bed, panoramic floor-to-ceiling window and balcony. Approx. 226 sq. ft.
Master Suite: Cabins with convertible twin or California King-sized bed, panoramic floor-to-ceiling window with 90° view. Approx. 248 sq. ft
Zafiro Suite: Cabins with convertible twin or California King-sized bed, panoramic floor-to-ceiling window with 180° view, balcony and Jacuzzi-style bathtub and convertible sofa bed. Approx. 480 sq. ft.
SAVOR regional specialties and contemporary cuisine infused with flavors from the surrounding rainforest. The atmosphere is casual yet elegant as you sample Amazon fusion cuisine while enjoying spectacular views from the panoramic windows.
CONNECT with fellow travelers, chat with your local guides or enjoy snacks and a drink in the large indoor lounge. The comfortable furnishings make a perfect spot for relaxing with a book or enjoying the passing scenery.
GLIDE past the Amazon rainforest and clusters of wooden houses on stilts with children playing soccer as you sip morning coffee and take in the fresh air from the river’s most luxurious Observation Deck. Siesta on a cushioned lounger beneath a soaring canopy — ideal for avoiding the sun’s glare. Plus, ease into the Zafiro’s outdoor Jacuzzi to relax after a shore excursion.
INDULGE in aromatherapy or a massage in the spa, which is staffed by a wellness specialist.
The Zafiro has three auxiliary aluminum boats with four-stroke engines, two boats with capacity for 25 passengers and one of 8 seats. The 38 passengers and 18 crew members of the ship will sail with confidence and calmness the waters of the Amazon River.
Enjoy the latest in luxury boutique river cruising with MV Zafiro Cruises. Soon to be known as the finest five star hotel on the Amazon River, and conceived as one of the world’s most unique experiences in the Rainforest. A restful atmosphere is created by the use of muted tones, allowing the eye to be drawn to the kaleidoscope of movement from the banks of the Amazon River.
The design of the vessel is 50 meters (163 feet) long, it has 14 large guest suites, which include 2 Master Suites with 90° panoramic windows, and one Zafiro Suite with 180° panoramic window. Additionally, 4 of which can be interconnected to accommodate families. The design of the ship is Inspired by the era of the first expeditions to this area. Just as in the movie “Fitzcarraldo”, combined with contemporary furnishings and finishes. The vintage items add a elegant touch of history and do not make the space lose modernity and elegance.
Zafiro is predominantly characterized with white steel and wood, adorned with large windows that softly integrate the Amazon landscape with boat. This creates an incredible visual effect, which places you right in the middle of the Amazon. The observation deck has an entertainment area such as reading room and lounge inside, outside bar, lounge chairs, and a Jacuzzi. Also located on the top deck is a massage room and gym.
Size: 226 Sq. Ft. = 21 Sq. Mt.
Beds: Orthopedic beds, pure cotton sheets, and pillows of 100% pure natural latex. All sets are convertible between twin beds and California King-sized beds.
Windows: Panoramic floor to ceiling windows
Balcony: Only Suites on the Upper Deck have balconies
Features: All have a sitting area, smoke alarms, desk, safety deposit box, mini-fridge and 110V & 220V electricity. 4 are interconnectable (in pairs).
Size: 248 Sq. Ft. = 23 Sq. Mt.
Beds: Orthopedic beds, pure cotton sheets, and pillows of 100% pure natural latex. All sets are convertible between twin beds and California King-sized beds.
Windows: Panoramic floor to ceiling windows with 90° view
Features: Both have a sitting area, smoke alarms, desk, safety deposit box, mini-fridge and 110V & 220V electricity.
Size: 480 Sq. Ft. = 45 Sq. Mt.
Beds: Orthopedic beds, pure cotton sheets, and pillows of 100% pure natural latex. Convertible between twin beds and a California King-sized bed. There is the facility to accommodate one child (younger than 12) on the sofa bed.
Windows: Panoramic floor to ceiling windows with 180° view
Features: Sitting area, smoke alarms, desk, safety deposit box, mini-fridge and 110V & 220V electricity. Best of all - your own Jacuzzi-style bathtub!
This Amazon River Cruise on the Estrella Amazonica provides the secret and foundation for good wildlife spotting - excellent guides and placing you in remote habitats in the various ecosystems that exist in the region!
Birds commonly seen include:
Blue-and-yellow Macaw Ara ararauna
Chestnut-fronted Macaw Ara severa
Red-bellied Macaw Ara manilata
White-eyed Parakeet Aratinga leucophthalmus
Dusky-headed Parakeet Aratinga weddellii
Maroon-tailed Parakeet Pyrrhura melanura
Rose-fronted Parakeet Pyrrhura roseifrons
Blue-winged Parrotlet Forpus xanthopterygius
Canary-winged Parakeet Brotogeris versicolurus
Tui Parakeet Brotogeris sanctithomae
Black-headed Parrot Pionites melanocephala
Short-tailed Parrot Graydidascalus brachyurus
Festive Parrot Amazona festiva
Yellow-crowned Parrot Amazona ochrocephala
Orange-winged Parrot Amazona amazonica
Mealy Parrot Amazona farinosa
Blue-headed Parrot Pionus menstruus
CUCKOOS, ANIS & HOATZINS Cuculidae
Hoatzin Opisthocomus hoazin
Greater Ani Crotophaga major
Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani
Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Horned Screamer Anhima cornuta
Snowy Egret Egretta thula
Capped Heron Pilherodius pileatus
White-necked Heron Ardea cocoi
Great Egret Casmerodius albus
Striated Heron Butorides striatus
AMERICAN VULTURES Cathartidae
Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture Cathartes burrovianus
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
HAWKS AND EAGLES Accipitridae
Gray-headed Kite Leptodon cayanensis
Slender-billed Kite Rostrhamus hamatus
Plumbeous Kite Ictinia plumbea
Crane Hawk Geranospiza caerulescens
Great Black-Hawk Buteogallus urubitinga
Black-collared Hawk Busarellus nigricollis
Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris
Slate-colored Hawk Leucopternis schistaceus
Black Caracara Daptrius ater
Yellow-headed Caracara Milvago chimachima
Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans
Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis
GUANS , CURASSOWS & ALLIES Cracidae
Speckled Chachalaca Ortalis guttata
Wattled Jacana Jacana jacana
SANDPIPERS AND SNIPES Scolopacidae
Spotted Sandpiper Tringa macularia
GULLS AND TERNS Laridae
Large-billed Tern Phaetusa simplex
Yellow-billed Tern Sterna superciliaris
Black Skimmer Rynchops niger
PIGEONS AND DOVES Columbidae
Pale-vented Pigeon Columba cayennensis
Ruddy Pigeon Columba subvinacea
Plumbeous Pigeon Patagioenas plumbea
Spectacled Owl Pulsatrix perspicillata
Great Potoo Nyctibius grandis
NIGHTHAWKS AND NIGHTJARS Caprimulgidae
Short-tailed Nighthawk Lurocalis semitorquatus
Sand-colored Nighthawk Chordeiles rupestris
Band-tailed Nighthawk Nyctiprogne leucopyga
Fork-tailed Palm-Swift Tachornis squamata
White-bearded Hermit Phaetornis hispidus
Glittering-throated Emerald Amazilia fimbriata
White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora
Black-throated Mango Anthracothorax nigricollis
Fork-tailed Woodnymph Thalurania furcata
Long-billed Starthroat Heliomaster longirostris
TROGONS AND QUETZALS Trogonidae
Black-tailed Trogon Trogon melanurus
Violaceous Trogon Trogon violaceus
Ringed Kingfisher Ceryle torquata
Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona
Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher Chloroceryle inda
White-eared Jacamar Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis
Bluish-fronted Jacamar Galbula cyanescens
PUFFBIRDS AND NUNBIRDS Bucconidae
Black-fronted Nunbird Monasa nigrifrons
Swallow-wing Puffbird Chelidoptera tenebrosa
Scarlet-crowned Barbet Capito aurovirens
TOUCANS AND ARACARIS Ramphastidae
Chestnut-eared Aracari Pteroglossus castanotis
WOODPECKERS AND PICULETS Picidae
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker Melanerpes cruentatus
Spot-breasted Woodpecker Colaptes punctigula
Chestnut Woodpecker Celeus elegans
Crimson-crested Woodpecker Campephilus melanoleucos
Yellow-throated Woodpecker Piculus flavigula
Cream-colored Woodpecker Celeus flavus
Long-billed Woodcreeper Nasica longirostris
Straight-billed Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus picus
Striped Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus obsoletus
Buff-throated Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus guttatus
Cinammon-throated Woodcreeper Dendrexetastes rufigula
FURNARIDS or OVENBIRDS Furnariidae
Orange-fronted Plushcrown Metopothrix aurantiaca
Pale-billed Hornero Furnarius torridus
TYPICAL ANTBIRDS Thamnophilidae
Amazon streaked Antwren Myrmotherula multostriata
Plum-throated Cotinga Cotinga maynana
Bare-necked Fruitcrow Gymnoderus foetidus
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS Tyrannidae
Drab Water-Tyrant Ochthornis littoralis
Short-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus ferox
Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus
Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet Tyrannulus elatus
Crowned Slaty-Flycatcher Griseotyrannus aurantioatrocristatus
Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus
Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis
Lesser Kiskadee Philohydor lictor
Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
Chestnut-crowned Becard Pachyramphus castaneus
Black-tailed Tityra Tityra cayana
Yellow-crowned Elaenia Myiopagis flavivertex
Piratic Flycatcher Legatus leucophaius
White-lored Tyrannulet Ornithion inerme
Bright-rumped Attila Attila spadiceus
THRUSHES AND SOLITAIRES Turdidae
Black-billed Thrush Turdus ignobilis
MOCKINGBIRDS AND ALLIES Mimidae
Black-capped Donacobius Donacobius atricapillus
Thrush-like Wren Campylorhynchus turdinus
SWALLOWS AND MARTINS Hirundinidae
White-winged Swallow Tachycineta albiventer
Brown-chested Martin Phaeoprogne tapera
Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis
Sand Martin (Bank Swallow) Riparia riparia
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
White-banded Swallow Atticora fasciata
Yellow-browed Sparrow Ammodramus aurifrons
Red-capped Cardinal Paroaria gularis
Hooded Tanager Nemosia pileata
Masked Crimson Tanager Ramphocelus nigrogularis
Silver-beaked Tanager Ramphocelus carbo
Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus
Thick-billed Euphonia Euphonia laniirostris
Paradise Tanager Tangara chilensis
GROSBEAKS & SALTATORS Cardinalinae
Grayish Saltator Saltator coerulescens
Buff-throated Saltator Saltator maximus
AMERICAN ORIOLES Icterinae
Russet-backed Oropendola Psarocolius angustifrons
Crested Oropendola Psarocolius decumanus
Yellow-rumped Cacique Cacicus cela
Solitary Cacique Cacicus solitarius
Troupial Icterus icterus
Oriole Blackbird Gymnomystax mexicanus
Yellow-hooded Blackbird Agelaius icterocephalus
Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis
What kind of visas are required for travel to Peru?
Bring a valid passport. We recommend that your passport remain valid for at least six months after your departure date. Visas are not required for US or Canadian citizens.
What vaccinations are required for cruise?
No inoculations are required to enter Peru or to return to the US after visiting Peru. The CDC recommends malaria pills and the yellow fever shot; however, you should consult with your personal physician and we will send more detailed information.
How long are flights?
Miami to Lima: 5 hours and 45 minutes.
Lima to Iquitos: 1 hour and 30 minutes.
What about electrical adapter plugs?
The Lima hotels accommodate 110/120 voltage appliances, and a hairdryer and iron is in each room. The voltage in hotels outside of Lima and on our riverboat is 220 volts. The outlets are typical of what is found throughout North America, with two parallel pins. It is “Type A” on http://electricaloutlet.org/type-a. Two 110volt convertors and a surge protector power strip with USB connections will be provided in each cabin on the Amazon riverboat. If you feel you will need additional power supplies for electronic equipment, you may also want to travel with an international power convertor kit that included a current convertor and a set of adapter plugs. The electrical output on vessels and in some hotels can surge and affect appliances that are plugged into outlets. International Expeditions and its affiliates are not responsible for damage to appliances as a result of power surges. It is best to leave appliances plugged in only when in use, or for the minimum time required for recharging.
What kind of weather can you expect during your Amazon Voyage and Lima tour?
The Iquitos area is located a few degrees south of the Equator and is characterized by strong tropical sun and rainforest. Average temperatures range from the upper 70° to upper 80°F year-round during the day, to the lower 70s at night. It can be coolish on the river at night or on overcast days. There is very little seasonal variation between winter and summer temperatures. The average humidity ranges from 60-80%, and rainfall occurs approximately 250 days out of the year. Most showers occur in the late afternoon or evening and are of short duration.
Lima temperatures vary from 70-84°F January through March; 63-81°F April through June; 59-66°F July through September; and 61-75°F October through December.
What are the deposits, payment schedule and cancellation policy?
A $600 deposit per person is required to confirm your reservation for the main trip. An additional $150 deposit is due for each pre and post-extension to your trip.
Final payment for land, ship, air and special arrangements for all programs and their extensions is due 90 days prior to departure.
Final payment will be automatically charged to the credit card used for deposit on the due date unless you make alternate arrangements prior to the final payment due date.
Travel Insurance is highly recommended (and policy options will be provided): There is $300 per person cancellation fee from time of booking to 90 days prior to departure. Cancellation fee of 100% of the full program cost per person from 89 to 0 days prior to departure.
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