G Adventures is increasing its capacity on the Amazon River by more than 30 percent with the launch of a newly refurbished, purpose-built vessel for 2013.
With a capacity of 32 passengers, the Queen Violet has 16 cabins that are all outside facing and designed for viewing the wildlife, communities and villages along the river as guests cruise through the rainforest.
The Queen Violet large open deck spaces where briefings with naturalists take place during voyages.
Each journey along the Amazon includes visits to local villages where travelers learn about local life from schooling to handicrafts, and spend some time with a local family.
The new Amazon Riverboat sails the Amazon Riverboat Adventure itinerary. This nine-day trip from Lima is priced from $1500 per person, for departures from May 2013 – January 2014. Included are return flights from Lima to Iquitos, six nights aboard the Queen Violet Amazon riverboat with meals, two nights in comfort hotels with breakfast, arrival transfer, canopy walkway excursion in Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, and launches and land excursions with G Adventures’ naturalist team.
For more information, visit www.gadventures.com.