The Inca Empire and the Amazon River Cruise

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River Cruise
Cruise the majestic and mysterious Amazon, the world's largest river, as you explore the jungles, cities and ruins of Peru, including the famous mountain bastion of Machu Picchu
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Trip type
River Cruise
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Flexible schedule


    • Experience the wonders of Peru featuring an excursion to Machu Picchu
    • Explore the Amazon aboard the exclusively chartered Amazon Discovery for a six-night cruise
    • Enjoy the culture and sights of Cusco, and a full-day excursion to Machu Picchu with overnight stays
    • Visit Monkey Island and the Native Boras Community at Momon River
    • Discover the natural beauty, flora and fauna of the Tahuayo and Yarapa Rivers including iguanas and pink dolphins
    • Enjoy a jungle tour at night in Nauta Cano
    • Enjoy bird watching and an "Amazon-style" fishing excursion with traditional equipment. Plus, an opportunity to catch a piranha.
    • Experience a hike in the Amazon jungle for a wildlife viewing
    • Visit the villages of San Francisco and Santa Ana where you meet with the locaal people, visit a school and enjoy a dance performed by the local children
    • Visit a local village on the Amazon River

What's this trip about?

    Cruise the majestic and mysterious Amazon, the world's largest river, as you explore the jungles, cities and ruins of Peru, including the famous mountain bastion of Machu Picchu

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityLima
End CityIquitos

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife


  • South America
  • Peru


  • Cusco
  • Inca Trail
  • Iquitos
  • Lima
  • Machu Picchu
  • Sacred Valley
  • Santo Domingo


  • Bird watching
  • Culture
  • Dolphin Swim
  • Festivals & Special Events
  • Hiking
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Nature
  • Ruins & Archaeology
  • Trains & Rail
  • Wildlife viewing

Trip includes

    • 24 Meals (7 dinners, 7 lunches, and 10 breakfasts)
    • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Tours
    • Once onboard, unpack once in your stateroom aboard the remarkably designed river vessel
    • An onboard cooking lesson enlightens your knowledge of Amazon cuisine
    • All meals included onboard featuring local specialities served at one leisurely seating
    • Dinners complimented with wines

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Day 1

Depart the USA Today you’ll depart the USA on your overnight flight to Lima, the capital of Peru; the cultural capital of the country and its main business center. This bustling metropolis is also recognized as the Garden City with its many flowing fountains and inter...

Day 2: Cusco/The Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu

Following breakfast you’ll board an early morning flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, you’ll journey to the Sacred Valley to begin your Peruvian adventure. Lunch is included at a local countryside restaurant. In the afternoon, board the Vistadome train that will take you t...

Day 3: Machu Picchu Comes to Life

For centuries, Machu Picchu has remained a mystery, holding tight its secrets. Journey to the Lost City of the Incas and uncover the secrets of this ancient citadel, as Machu Picchu wraps its magical spell around you. Perched high on an isolated mountaintop, this cita...

Day 4: Cusco

Enjoy a guided tour and follow the trail of the Incas and take in the panorama of dramatic mountains and spectacular canyons. Cobbled streets and plazas feature both colonial and religious landmarks. You’ll visit the Plaza de Armas and the Santo Domingo Church built o...

Day 5: Cusco/Iquitos

Following breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for flights to Iquitos. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the embarkation port at the Itaya River where you board your exquisite river ship, the Amazon Discovery, your home for the next six nights. Breakfast at hotel, dinner onboard ship

Day 6: Monkey Island/Momon River

This morning we sail to the Monkey Island Private Reserve a Non-Profit Organization dedicated to save orphaned monkeys who are traded in local markets and are donated to this project to have a semi captivity life. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Native Boras Commun...

Day 7:
Tahuayo River/Yarapa River and Creeks

This morning you’ll search for the most elusive and exotic fresh water pink river dolphin, medium sized, long snout and little or no dorsal fin you will see that they are really pink. This afternoon you’ll sail along another tribu...

Day 8: Amazon Headwaters/San Francisco Village/Jungle Hike

You’ll wake up at this important and historic place, were the Ucayali & Marañon Rivers merge and give birth to the mighty Amazon River with an opportunity to explore by the area by skiff. On your visit to San Francisco Village, you’ll stroll around local people’s ...

Day 9: Yana Yuca Pucate River/Nauta Cano

This morning you’ll sail Yana Yacu Pucate River, the protected area within the Pacaya Samiria Reserve. This is your opportunity to explore one of the main cores of the National Reserve. On a skiff exploration, you’ll have the chance to get deep into the rainforest and...

Day 10: Santa Ana/Iquitos

This morning in Santa Ana, you’ll enjoy the local village and folklore, and a special dance performance by the local children accompanied by their parents who will make the music. In the afternoon, you’ll arrive in Iquitos and enjoy dinner at Al frio y al Fuego, one o...

Day 11: Iquitos/USA

Bid farewell to the remarkable Inca Empire and the Amazon River and return home filled with memories of the life enriching experiences. Breakfast on board

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Price From $4,599
Price per day$460
Last Updated: 8/2/2018

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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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What's excluded

    • International Flights
    • Passport and Visa Charges
    • Personal Expenses


,Day 1: Wyndham Costa del Sol, Lima, Peru Day 2: Hotel Sumaq, Machu Picchu Pueblo, Peru Days 3 and 4: Casa Andina Private Collection, Cusco, Peru Days 5 through 10: Aboard the Amazon Discovery
Ship & cabin information
Amazon Discovery
Newly built in 2015 with hard wood, sustainably harvested from the local rainforest. It features colorful, handmade Peruvian textiles and ancient tools and artwork from local villages. The Amazon Discovery provides five-star comforts and conveniences. At 170 feet, this intimate yet spacious river-ship is uniquely capable of providing an unforgettable Amazon River experience.
Built: 2015 Suites: 22 Crew: 29 Length: 170 ft.
Amazonia Suite (597 sq. ft.): Upper Deck Located on the Upper Deck, the 597-square-foot Amazonia Suite features a king-size bed and floor-to-ceiling wraparound glass windows. Added amenities include: one complimentary 60-minute spa treatment per guest, the services of a personal butler, stocked mini-bar, bottomless ice bucket, complimentary laundry, and evening canapés. In-room breakfast and scented bath available upon request. Estuary Suite (253 sq. ft.): Main Deck Located on the Main Deck, the 253-square-foot Estuary Suites offer King-size beds and floor-to-ceiling panoramic glass windows. Added amenities include: one complimentary 60-minute spa treatment per guest, the services of a personal butler, stocked mini-bar, bottomless ice bucket, complimentary laundry, evening canapés, and in-room breakfast upon request. Flora Stateroom (237 sq. ft.): Upper Deck Located on the Upper Deck, the 237-square-foot Flora Suites feature two twin-size beds or one queen-size bed, panoramic glass windows, telescope for star gazing, writing desk, seating area, ample closet space and under bed storage, along with a range of luxury amenities. Fauna Stateroom (237 sq. ft): Main Deck Located on the Main Deck, the 237-square-foot Fauna Suites feature two twin-size beds or one queen-size bed, panoramic glass windows, telescope for star gazing, writing desk, seating area, ample closet space and under bed storage, along with a range of luxury amenities. Andes Dining Room Open-air Deck Observation Deck, completely outfitted with chairs, loungers and sun beds Spa and Fitness Center Canopy Lounge
Cancellation policy

If 31 days or more, then Cancellation Fee is Deposit Amount

If 30 to 7 days prior, then Cancellation Fee is $300 per person

If 6 to 1 day prior, then Cancellation Fee is $400 per person

If Day of departure, then Cancellation Fee is 100% of the tour cost

If early departure from tour, then Cancellation Fee is 100% of the tour cost

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Meals Included

10 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches and 7 Dinners

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