Amazon Rainforest Expedition - Premium Adventure

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The Amazon: one of the wildest and most remote corners of Earth. For those drawn to the natural beauty of our planet, a voyage along the mighty Amazon River in Peru offers the ultimate adventure. Come face to face with pink dolphins, playful monkeys, sleepy sloths, giant butterflies and a myriad of other rare creatures in the remote Pacaya-Samiria Reserve. Tr...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate

Highlights

    • A full week to discover the Peruvian Amazon by boat and on foot, travelling in style aboard the premium riverboat Zafiro
    • Get to the heart of the rainforest, with opportunities to spot pink and grey river dolphins, caiman, scarlet macaws and much more
    • All excursions accompanied by fascinating naturalist guides who are experts in the Peruvian Amazon – join them for stargazing and storytelling
    • Join a village shaman for a blessing ceremony and learn about the use of medicinal plants within the local community
    • Luxurious amenities aboard the Zafiro, including a Jacuzzi, spa services and fresh Amazon fusion cuisine

What's this trip about?

    The Amazon: one of the wildest and most remote corners of Earth. For those drawn to the natural beauty of our planet, a voyage along the mighty Amazon River in Peru offers the ultimate adventure. Come face to face with pink dolphins, playful monkeys, sleepy sloths, giant butterflies and a myriad of other rare creatures in the remote Pacaya-Samiria Reserve. Travel in high style aboard M/V Zafiro, the most luxurious ship on the river, enjoying all the comforts of a five-star hotel. Disembark for guided moonlight safaris, canoe excursions, nature walks and piranha fishing. Amazonian cultural encounters are aplenty in Ribereño villages – receive a blessing from a shaman and learn ancient customs from the local people. Drawing on insight from our native Amazon travel guides, we intentionally vary the villages and tributaries we visit, ensuring you get the most authentic experience possible. With certified naturalist guides on board, an outdoor jacuzzi, cooking class, pre- and post-cruise hotel in Lima, internal flights and more, this expedition is as once-in-a-lifetime as it gets.Voyage into the largest river basin in the world and discover the Peruvian Amazon

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeGroup - max of 38 people
Age range16 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityLima
End CityLima

Travel Themes

  • Nature & Wildlife

Destinations

  • South America
  • Peru

Activities

  • Wildlife viewing

Trip includes

    • All breakfasts, seven lunches and seven dinners are included. Food on the Zafiro is excellent!
    • Complimentarytea, coffee, water, natural juices, Peruvian cocktails, soft drinks, house wines and local beer during meals
    • Premium accommodation on board the Zafiro in your choice of spacious suite – four different price categories
    • Assistance at Lima airport on arrival
    • Internal return flights from Lima to Iquitos
    • Transfers to/from the airport in Iquitos to M/V Zafiro
    • Daily excursions with a focus on discovering the wildlife and culture of the Peruvian Amazon
    • Rubber boots and rain ponchos for use during excursions
    • Entrance fees to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
    • Named naturalist guides, all chosen for their extensive experience and great customer feedback
    • Tips to the crew of the Zafiro are included (only the cost of tipping the naturalist guide will be extra)

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1 Start Lima

Welcome to Peru! Your adventure starts with very short walk to our hotel conveniently located at the Lima Airport. A meet and assist at the hotel is included for everyone, regardless of which flight you arrive on today Premium accommodation: Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport (four-star) or similar

Day 2 Fly from Lima to Iquitos; board the Zafiro

Our adventure begins with a flight over the Andes to Iquitos, the gateway to the Amazon River. The local team in Lima will assist with flight check-in today. On arrival in Iquitos, we have a welcome lunch with all guests before boarding the Zafiro – a premium riverbo...

Day 3 - 8 Amazon River and tributaries

Spend the next six nights aboard the Zafiro, navigating deep into the tributaries of the Amazon – a web of forests and lakes that pulsates with a chorus of birdlife, the calls of primates, and flashes of colourful butterflies. More than 1,300 bird species, 40,000 pla...

Day 9 Fly from Iquitos to Lima

This morning, we disembark the Zafiro, waving goodbye to our excellent crew and guides. En route to the airport, we can visit the Amazon Rescue Center, where biologists and volunteers care for manatees before release. Following this excursion, we transfer back to Iqui...

Day 10 End Lima

You are free to depart Lima at any time today or consider extending your stay to spend more time discovering Peru.

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Dates & Availability

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Price per day$852
Last Updated: 2/23/2024
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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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It is all about adventure. That is what Exodus was founded upon and what the company is still all about. Discovering countries, cultures, environments, cities, mountain ranges, deserts, coasts and jungles; exploring this amazing planet we all live on.

At Exodus, we know what makes you tick when it comes to holidays. It’s a desire shared by so many others. A yearning to visit new places and come home with a real sense of what they’re all about. This means delving into local traditions, cultures, cuisine, lifestyles – anything that contributes to its unique identity. At the same time, we always remember that we are only guests. So we travel courteously and respectfully, in smaller groups to minimise our impact, to ensure that every Exodus holiday is a beneficial experience for everyone involved.

This is a philosophy we take with us around the world, helping you reach some incredible destinations on 500 itineraries across over 90 separate countries. We also strive to provide as much flexibility and choice as we possibly can, making it simple for you to experience a very different holiday.

Exodus started life on 4 February 1974 when two friends got together to provide an overland truck to travel to the Minaret of Jam, deep in the heart of the Hindu Kush, the most inaccessible of the world’s great monuments.

All our office staff have a passion for travel and adventure, and between us we’ve notched up experience that spans 171 different countries. That’s not all. In their former lives, our team members have been professional archaeologists, wildlife guides, overland drivers, mountain leaders, diving and ski specialists and mountain bike gurus – so no-one is better placed to create tours that appeal to a wide range of specialist interests.

Their care in putting all the details in place really shines through too. Extensive planning, research, fact-finding and training are a sign of our commitment to providing a holiday where your enjoyment, value for money and safety come first. It’s a telling reason why we remain one of the leading worldwide adventure tour companies. It is no exaggeration to say that our tour leaders can make a world of difference to the enjoyment of your holiday – so we choose them carefully. The result is that, in 2013, 93% of our clients stated that their leader exceeded their expectations. Where possible, we train and employ local leaders because they can provide invaluable insights that enrich the trip. What’s more, this investment in local staff really helps us benefit both them and their community.

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Logistics

What's excluded

    • International flights
    • Travel insurance
    • Single accommodation (available on request)
    • Visas or vaccinations
    • Tips for the naturalist guide

Accommodation

,Enjoy an expedition on the Amazon River, reaching the heart of the rainforest, all from the comfort of a premium riverboat: the Zafiro. Zafiro Blending stylish design and modern comforts, the Zafiro offers panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows in every suite, which are ideal for admiring the beauty of the Amazon. A ship staff and crew of 24, including a cruise director, paramedic and up to three highly experienced bilingual naturalist guides, will ensure an unprecedented level of service. The common areas on board include an indoor lounge and bar, outdoor Jacuzzi and bar, indoor reading lounge, observation deck, exercise room, massage room, dining room and boutique. Relax with a book or enjoy the passing scenery from the comfortably furnished indoor lounge, refresh any aching muscles in the outdoor Jacuzzi, or indulge in aromatherapy or massage in the spa, which is staffed by a wellness specialist. On the observation deck, cushioned loungers under a soaring canopy help you avoid the sun’s glare and let you soak up the sights and sounds of the jungle. Sure to be a highlight of your Amazon Cruise on the Zafiro is the exquisite cuisine – gastronomy is an essential part of the Zafiro experience and will let you discover new flavours and unique recipes. Cabins The Zafiro has a capacity for 38 guests in 19 spacious suites of four different price categories. All cabins are air conditioned with en suite bathrooms and ample space. Lower-deck suite (226sqft/21sqm): Convertible twin or California king-size bed and panoramic floor-to-ceiling window. Upper-deck suite (226sqft/21sqm): Convertible twin or California king-size bed and panoramic floor-to-ceiling window and balcony. Master suite (247sqft/23sqm): Convertible twin or California king-size bed, floor-to-ceiling window with 90-degree view. Zafiro suite (480ft/44.6sqm): Convertible twin or California king-size bed, floor-to-ceiling window with 180-degree view, balcony and Jacuzzi-style bathtub and convertible sofa bed. At the start and end of this Premium Adventure we have comfortable premium accommodation at the Wyndham Costa del Sol, which is conveniently located within walking distance of the arrivals hall at Lima Airport. This modern, comfortable hotel is ideal for an easy arrival/departure and meets four-star classification. The accommodation shown has been booked and agreed in advance; however, we may need to make changes to a property of similar or higher standard after you have booked. We endeavour to inform you of any changes in advance, which could, on rare occasions, be at late notice.
Cancellation policy

The cancellation policies of this trip when booked through Travelstride are determined by the stated policies of the tour operator - Exodus Travels.

If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel a confirmed booking you must notify Travelstride in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only take effect when it is received in writing by Travelstride and will be effective from the date on which we receive it.

If You Cancel Your Holiday
You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the lead name or your travel agent must be received at our offices. 

Since we incur costs in canceling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay cancellation charges as follows (see also the exceptions below): 

  • More than 42 days - No cancellation fee. Deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original booking. Any remaining balance will be refundedThis excludes all non-refundable costs as set out in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 41 and 21 days (inclusive) - No cancellation fee. Balance and deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original bookingThis excludes all non-refundable costs as further explained in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 20 and 15 days (inclusive) - 80% of the holiday cost
  • 14 days or less; or failure to join the holiday (inclusive) - 100% of the holiday cost

Certain trips may involve different cancellation charges; you will be advised if this is applicable to your holiday during the booking process.For Polar holidays, the following cancellation charges will be made for all Polar holidays. Period before departure in which you notify us: 

Cancelation charge

  • More than 133 days - Deposit only
  • 133 days or less (or failure to join the holiday) (inclusive) - 100% of the holiday cost

Notes (i) Your deposit is non-refundable, even if the cancellation charge calculated is lower than the deposit amount paid; (ii) If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges; (iii) certain travel arrangements may be subject to higher cancellation charges and could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements from the moment the booking is confirmed.

If You Change Your Booking

If, after our Booking Confirmation has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the lead name or your travel agent. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of $60, and any further cost we incur in making this alteration (including those charged by third party suppliers who provide the component parts of your booking).  You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible. Note: Certain travel arrangements may not be changeable after a reservation has been made and any alteration request could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements.

You can transfer your booking to another person, who satisfies all the conditions that apply to this booking, by giving us notice in writing at least 7 days before departure provided that the new lead passenger accepts the transfer and these Terms and Conditions. Both you and the new traveler are responsible for paying all costs we incur in making the transfer. Please bear in mind that certain airlines and other transport providers treat changes as a cancellation and charge accordingly, up to 100% of the cost for that part of the arrangement. Where applicable these charges will be passed on to you.

If We Cancel Your Booking

Exodus reserves the right to cancel an itinerary before departure for any reason whatsoever, including too few participants ,logistical problems, a Force Majeure Event (as defined in Section 8), or any other circumstances that may make operation of the trip inadvisable. All trip payments received will be promptly refunded, and this refund will be the limit of Exodus’s liability without any further obligation on Exodus’s part. Exodus is not responsible for any expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip, including non-refundable or penalty-carrying airline tickets, special clothing, visa or passport fees, or other trip-related expenses.

If We Change Your Booking

  1. Changes to the price. We can change your holiday price after you’ve booked, only in certain circumstances. Changes in the price of the carriage of passengers resulting from changes to the cost of fuel or other power sources, the level of taxes or fees imposed by third parties including tourist taxes, landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports, or exchange rates mean that the price of your travel arrangements may change after you have booked.

  2. Changes other than the price. It is a term of your booking that we are able to make changes to any aspect of your booking. If the change is insignificant, we will ensure that you are notified about it. Examples of insignificant changes include alteration of your accommodation to another of the same or higher standard. If we are forced by circumstances beyond our control to alter significantly any of the main characteristics of the travel services that make up your package you will have the rights set out below.

    2.1 - We will contact you and you will have the choice of accepting the change or having a refund of all monies paid. You can also accept an alternative holiday, where we offer one (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). We will tell you the procedure for making your choice. Please read any notification of changes carefully and respond promptly as if you do not respond to us within the timescale given your booking may be canceled.

    2.2 - If you choose to accept a refund then that is the only liability we have and we will not be liable for any further sums, compensation or otherwise and you are advised to adequately insure yourselves against cancellation for any reason

Please note that insurance premiums and amendments charges are not refundable in any circumstances. 

Once you have put down a deposit for a tour, you are unable to cancel and re-book within a promotional period and we reserve the right to amend the pricing on any new booking you make within that time. If you cancel a tour and book the same tour under a promotional code, we reserve the right to decline the booking.

Important Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration or cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements in addition to the charge above.

If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges.

Where possible, we will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any monies you have already paid to us.

For more additional details, see the booking conditions of TruTravels at the following web address: https://www.exodustravels.com/us/about-exodus/exodus-booking-conditions.

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Meals Included
All breakfasts, seven lunches and seven dinners are included. Savour regional specialties and contemporary cuisine infused with flavours from the surrounding rainforest. The atmosphere is casual yet elegant as you sample Amazon fusion cuisine while enjoying spectacular views through panoramic windows. All meals are served buffet style – tea, coffee, water, natural juices, Peruvian cocktails, soft drinks, house wines and local beer are complimentary during meals. While on the Zafiro, please bring a reusable water bottle to use at refill stations.
Age Requirements
16 years and up
Additional Information
Two nights in premium hotel accommodation in Lima and seven nights on board the premium riverboat M/V Zafiro Seven days of wildlife viewing by skiff, accompanied by expert naturalist guides Internal flight to/from Iquitos included Group normally 22-38 plus crew
Trip ID
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