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Iquitos, Peru tel: +51 4476777 | bookings@junglexperiences.com | www.junglexperiences.com

Amazon River Cruises

Jungle Experiences offers nature lovers the option of cruising the Amazon river on board the luxury Amazon cruise ships Zafiro, La Perla or the Amatista.  The amazing river cruises will include a “Forest of Mirrors” experience where you can see endless reflections of the jungle and sky.  Be prepared to encounter endangered species like Jaguars, black caimans, manatees, a diversity of turtles, giant river otters, scarlet macaws, pink dolphins and the amazing Paiche.

The ecosystem in Peru is vital to the prodigious birds located in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve with more than 449 bird species sighted, being linked to populations of aquatic environments of greater prominence, highlighting the Great egret, Cocoi heron, Rufescent tiger heron and Double-crested cormorant to name just a few species.

The tropical forests, waterways and flood areas of the reserve create a real random kingdom, of chance and wonder, where there’s always a reason to stay astonished.

Luxury River Cruises

Enjoy the latest in luxury boutique river cruising with Zafiro Cruise Ship,   known as one of the finest five star hotels on the Amazon River, and conceived as one of the world’s most unique luxury river cruises in the rainforest.  The Zafiro creates a restful atmosphere 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 including 2 Master Suites with 90° panoramic windows and one Zafiro Suite with 180° panoramic window.

The Amatista Cruise Ship was designed exclusively for cruising on the Amazon River, the vessel was built with traditional riverboat lines and yet still boasts such comforts and facilities as air-conditioned cabins, en-suite bathrooms, a covered dining room with bar and a sundeck with 360 degree panoramic view.  Experience an unforgettable Amazon expedition of birdwatching, trekking, photo safaris, dolphins and other wildlife spotting in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve and much, much more.

Amazon Rainforest Tours

A wildlife rainforest tour with Jungle Experiences may also mean experience other Peru wildlife species like the White-bellied spider monkey, Brown woolly monkey, South American tapir, Collared peccary, Red brocket, Arrau turtle,  Yellow-spotted river turtle, Black caiman and Spectacled caiman. Many of these animals are vulnerable or endangered. Pacaya Samiria is their last refuge.  An emblematic case is that of Arapaima, which was about to disappear from the lagoon El Dorado. Coveted for its meat, the fish that can grow up to three meters was removed indiscriminately. This situation reversed thanks to a successful project launched by the villagers themselves.

River tours with Jungle Experiences include villages visits, experiential tourism, boat excursions, hanging bridges, nature walks, Health ceremony with a Jibaro tribe Shaman, swimming in dark waters, piranha fishing, day & night excursions

Be an Amazon rainforest ambassador with Jungle Experiences Amazon river cruises sailing the Marañon river, Ucayali river and the world’s longest river “The Amazon”.


Read more: Why Peru is the ultimate birding destination

Zafiro Discovery Amazon Journey

 
A 3-night experience on board the luxury Amazon river cruise Zafiro.  Explore the Amazon,

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La Perla Amazon Journey

 
A 4-night adventure on board the Amazon river cruise La Perla designed for those nature

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Amatista Expedition Cruise

 
Four unique days and three nights of expedition on the Amazon discovering the world’s largest

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La Perla Adventure Amazon Journey

 
A 7-nights cruising on board the Amazon river cruise La Perla exploring the magnificent

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Zafiro Exclusive Amazon Journey

 
A 7-night experience on board the luxury Amazon river cruise Zafiro.  This river cruise

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Jungle Experiences offer a range of Amazon river cruises and experiences, visit their website for more information.

Black-collared Hawk

 
The Black-collared Hawk feeds on fish, aquatic insects, and mollusks.Is found near wetland

Hoatzin

 
Is a specie found in swamps, riverine forest and mangrove of the Amazon and the Orinoco

Pink river dolphin

 
The Amazon river dolphin is the largest species of river dolphin, with adult males

Ringed kingfisher

 
The breeding habitat are near large bodies of water, usually in heavily wooded areas where it

Russet-backed oropendola

 
The “Oropendola” is in the Icteridae family. It is found in wooded habitats in the

Bald uakari

 
Is a small New World monkey characterised by a very short tail; bright, crimson face; a bald

Black caiman

 
The black caiman is a large crocodilian and, along with the American alligator, is one of

Amazonian manatee

 
The Amazonian Manatee is a freshwater species of manatee which inhabits the Amazon

Amazonia poison frog

 
Poison dart frog is the common name of a group of frogs in the family Dendrobatidae which are native to tropical Central and South America.

Rufescent tiger-heron

 
Related to the fascinated Tiger-heron, this heron is much more likely to see on oxbow

Other Amazon Wildlife

Western Woolly Opossum, Southern Naked – tailed Aramadillo, Common Squirrel Monkey, Northern Amazonian Red Squirrel, Amazon Bamboo Rat, River Turtles, Common Cat-Eyed Snake, Giant ceiba borer, Blush Butterfly, Swallowtail Moth, Woodpecker, Bromeliads, White-bellied spider monkey, Brown woolly monkey, South American tapir, Collared peccary, Red brocket, Arrau turtle, Yellow-spotted river turtle, Spectacled caiman, Great egret, Cocoi heron, Rufescent tiger heron and Double-crested cormorant, Cayman

Jungle Experiences - Conservation - Blue Sky Wildlife

For Jungle Experiences ecotourism plays a vital role in their pursuit of sustainability, in their commitment to sustainable management and responsible tourism.  They are working hard to support local communities and once a week they visit those communities carrying groceries, supplies, clothes and shoes.

As part of their work the naturalist guides make a speech about environmental conservation to children, such activity is performed in order to raise awareness and educate the local communities about the importance of protecting and preserving the environment and the natural resources.

As part of their job, Jungle Experiences work with an artisan women in San Francisco; this is a local community along the Rio Ucayali. The work of art of these talented women is displayed within their cruise ships as part of its decor. As part of our social assistance programme, they also exhibit their crafts in the shop on board where they encourage tourists to buy these pieces of art in order to contribute to the local community; all incomes will help Jungle Experiences to support the schools with supplies throughout the year.

Another important contribution is to support the Association for the Conservation of Amazonian Biodiversity (ACOBIA), where Jungle Experience work to support the preservation of the local resources and environment. They contribute with a donation for the execution of its activities and likewise aim for the community to have direct contact with nature, value the natural resources and the rich biodiversity provided to them by Mother Nature.

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