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Zafiro Luxury Amazon River Cruise

4, 5, or 8 Days | From $3,265


Highlights

  • Luxury Suites
  • On-board Spa
  • Fitness room

Inspired by the era of the first expeditions to the Amazon basin, the Zafiro is designed for relaxation, disconnection, and discovery. The fusion of traditional and contemporary styles with make it a unique venue for comfort and exploration.

El Zafiro boasts 19 luxurious suites that assure travelers the necessary privacy and tranquility to enjoy a privileged experience. All of the suites have panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows that allow you to appreciate the immensity of the Peruvian Amazon from an intimate and exclusive setting. All suites are fully equipped with air conditioning, a private bathroom, a mini bar, Peruvian pima cotton sheets and exotic fruit-infused amenities, among other amenities.

On board the cruise, you will take part in a unique culinary experience based on Amazonian foods and international gastronomy.

The interior and exterior lounge areas of the Zafiro have everything you need to recharge your batteries after an exhilirating day of excursions in the Amazon jungle. Relax on a sofa, read, rest, and take in panoramic views of the river.

In the Spa on board the Zafiro, you will have the opportunity to enjoy relaxing spa treatments such as aromatherapy or therapeutic massages. It is in this environment that you find the best time to be free, pampered and relaxed. On board wellness specialists will adapt their schedule to your needs for your convenience. If you prefer, spa treatments can be in-suite.



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    Day 1 - Wednesday: IQUITOS - NAUTA - EMBARKATION - MARAÑÓN RIVER - UCAYALI RIVER
    Pick up service on arrival in Iquitos. Transfer by private vehicle on a paved road to the city of Nauta: the first city founded in Loreto, located 95 km. from Iquitos.
    VIP welcome upon arrival at our private port in Nauta.
    Get accommodated in the rooms, accompanied by our staff. The ship begins navigating the Amazon.
    Discover the facilities aboard Zafiro. Enjoy a cocktail in our bar or enjoy the breathtaking view from our indoor and outdoor lounge.
    Meet with the guides. This meeting will explain the program of the trip, the activities, and routes that will be taken, the important moments in the expedition and the particularities of the life and landscape of the area, as well as other curiosities.
    Safety drill. Safety on board is essential, that is why a safety drill will be conducted to get to know and understand the ship’s protocols.
    Meeting with the cruise director. You will meet the director of the cruise, who will present the first summary of the activities.
    Welcome dinner*. The welcome dinner will be served at 8:00pm. Our team is prepared to attend any special nutritional needs. Notify your crew about preferences in advance so that we can offer you the best alternative.
    Day 2 - Thursday: UCAYALI RIVER- YANALLPA RIVER- TAPICHE RIVER- DORADO RIVER- PACAYA SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVER
    Breakfast. Grab energy for a day full of emotions.
    Expedition to Yanallpa River. After breakfast, we will stroll along incredible streams of black water, explore the “gallery forest”, and observe the parrots, makaws, and saki monkeys in the trees along the banks of the river accompanied by our guides and their explanations about the jungle.
    Exploration of the Trapiche River. On the way back to the Zafiro we will explore the Trapiche river and we will take a walk with our guides to learn about medicinal plants, and search for insects, snakes, and birds … The guides will identify the fruit trees and medicinal plants that comprise the natural pharmacy of the Amazon.
    Return to Zafiro for lunch. Upon boarding the ship, the food will be served.
    Exploration of the Rio Dorado and a night excursion. We will make a trip in skiffs through “the jungle of mirrors”, where we will be able to see the tall trees reflected in the black water of the river, observe the parrots and macaws as well as observe primates and sloths.
    Return to Zafiro. Our guides will point out alligators, frogs, and fishermen bats.
    Dinner. The Peruvian culinary scene will once again be the protagonist in our dinner on board.
    Day 3 - Friday: UCAYALI RIVER- YARAPA RIVER- AMAZON RIVER- PANGUANA 2nd ZONE
    Breakfast. Another day begins with delicious Amazonian foods.
    Expedition to the Yarapa River. We will continue exploring the water ways in the skiffs to the place where the pink and gray freshwater dolphins swim and play. We will observe monkeys such as the capuchin and marmoset. We will also observe birds such as flycatchers, trogons, and carpenters as well as other typical creatures of the Amazonian ecosystem.
    Return to the Sapphire and start navigating downstream to Iquitos. Once back to the Sapphire we will serve lunch and enjoy some time with some relaxation and rest.
    Cooking class in Panguana 2nd zone. We will enjoy a cooking class in a native home with our guides as interpreters. We will learn firsthand about local cuisine and taste the culinary art of the Amazon.
    Return to Zafiro. Once on board, the cruise will continue its descent by the river towards Iquitos.
    Informational session in the interior lounge. We will look back to remember everything we discovered on our trip and learn more about the Amazon and its geography.
    Wildlife viewing. We will admire the creatures that inhabit the banks of the Amazon River.
    Dinner and presentation of the crew. After dinner, our guides will introduce us to all crew members.
    Day 4 - Saturday : CHECK OUT- DISEMBARK IN IQUITOS- MANATI RESCUE CENTER-AIRPORT
    Boat trip on the Itaya River. We will navigate this tributary of the Amazon and admire the floating houses of the Belen Market.
    Return to Zafiro for an early lunch. We will share one last lunch before the trip back home.
    Travel to the airport and visit the Manatí Rescue Center. On the way to the airport we will visit the rescue center for Manatí; where biologists and volunteers take care of the endangered species. We will see how manatees are cared for and prepared for their re-introduction into their natural habitat.
    Check-in at Iquitos International Airport. Your guides will assist you with Check-in and departure formalities to board your flight back to Lima.


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