The Leticia to Iquitos River
Voyage is ideal
for those who travel from Brazil or Colombia
to Peru but still wish to have a taste of the Amazon
Basin spending a few days sailing up the Amazon
River on a legendary ship, the MV Rio Amazonas. This
exciting voyage take you from the border of Brazil,
Colombia and Peru to the city of Iquitos, some 250 kilometers.
All the way along this voyage you will explore the
river, its tributaries, the dense rainforest, towns and native villages
on the way. Bi-lingual Naturalist guides will accompany you on
all excursions by shore boats and by foot while explaining all
about the flora, fauna, the people and cultures of those who live here.
- LETICIA / AMAZON RIVER
AM - (We strongly suggest to arrive in the Leticia /
Tabatinga area at least one day
early *1 ) Our services will begin late
at the rendezvous point in the Hotel Anaconda in
Leticia. All travelers should gather at the Hotel Anaconda
around noon time where they will be welcomed by our guides.
Passengers arriving in Tabatinga (Brazil) from Manaus or in Leticia
from Bogota (Colombia) on early flights *1
may enjoy these friendly towns at leisure during the
morning hours. Transfer by foot to the river front. The Hotel
Anaconda is located just a few yards from the shore of the Amazon
river and it is here where a small boat will be waiting for the
transfer across the river to Santa Rosa, a Peruvian islands in front
of Leticia / Tabatinga. Board the "M/V
RIO AMAZONAS", your exploration vessel that will be your
home for the next 3 nights. The cruise director will give a briefing
on the safety procedures on board and the program for the next few
*1 Contact us for
accommodations and services in the Leticia
(Colombia) / Tabatinga (Brazil) area and Iquitos (Peru).
We can also provide our clients with airfare quotes from
within Colombia, Brazil and Peru
PM - Check into your air conditioned cabin
while the ship departs upstream into Peru towards the city of
Iquitos, some 250 kilometers away at this point. The landscape will soon turn from
the buildings in Leticia and
Tabatinga to water and a shoreline of vast jungle and an occasional
settlement on both sides of the vessel. Relax on the sun deck or in
your air conditioned cabin
after a busy
morning. Time permitting, the guides will organize a late afternoon
or early evening shore excursion in the Cayaru river area.
EVE - Dinner on board and evening at leisure.
(B, L, D)
Day 2 -
Thursday - AMAZON RIVER
AM - You may want to wake up early and observe a unique sunrise
over the Amazon, an always incredible spectacle of colors. The sun
deck is an ideal place to observe the changes between night and day.
Breakfast will be served while the ship arrives at Chimbote for a
document check. While the crew takes care of the formalities we
board the shore boats to cross the river into an area where
tributaries and lakes are covered with vegetation. This is a great
place to observe the flora and fauna of the Amazon and our guides
will take us up small tributaries and remote lakes for the best
photo opportunities. After the vessel has cleared its routine
document check it will slowly continue up the Amazon River where we
will rendezvous with it.
PM - After lunch the vessel will dock at the small port of
the village of San Pablo. We disembark for a short visit of the
village where we get a chance to observe the friendly locals and
their customs or maybe purchase some of their handicrafts. By mid
afternoon we get back on board and leave the village behind us. The
Rio Amazonas will head back upriver now in direction of the Peruate
EVE - Dinner will be served, followed by a
night exploration by launch up the Peruate River to listen to the
sounds of the jungle and spot Amazon caiman. The remainder of the
night can be enjoyed on board.
(B, L, D.)
Day 3 - Friday - AMAZON RIVER
AM - In the morning hours, just after breakfast, the Rio
Amazonas will arrive at a Yagua Indian village. We will disembark
here and visit the village. Our guides will teach us about the
customs, traditions and beliefs of this tribe. The men still hunt in
the jungle while the woman stay in the village with the children.
You may want to trade some of your manufactured goods for native
handicrafts produced by the tribe.
PM - Lunch on board while the vessel sails upriver.
Late afternoon we
arrive at the Apayacu River where we will explore this beautiful
black water river and its lakes. Like in many places of the Amazon
River and its tributaries we can observe fresh water dolphins
hunting for their prey in spots where two rivers meet.
EVE - Farewell dinner on board. Enjoy the evening with the
guides and fellow travelers. The crew will join us for our last
evening on board with some music.
(B, L, D.)
Day 4 -
- AMAZON RIVER / IQUITOS
AM - Early morning arrival in the city of
goodbye to new found friends and transfer to your local hotel or to
the airport for your flight to Lima. -
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