Haimark Limited Cruises has announced that it will be introducing a Peruvian Amazon cruise aboard the new RV Amazon Discovery beginning October 11.
The RV Amazon Discovery is an all-new 22-suite vessel designed to accommodate up to 44 guests. The six-night, seven-day itinerary will include guided shore and skiff excursions by expert local, English-speaking naturalists, departing from and returning to the port of Iquitos, Peru.
The region is reportedly home to one in ten animal species on Earth, including more than 80,000 species of plants, 500 mammals, 1,500 birds, nearly 400 reptiles, 3,000 freshwater fish and more than 400 amphibians.
During the cruise, guests will explore the streets of historic Iquitos, visit Monkey Island and learn how conservationists rehabilitate injured primates. Passengers will also have the opportunity to sail the Momon tributary to view a traditional dance performance by members of the Bora community at their ceremonial lodge, or swim with pink river dolphins in their feeding spot in the Tahuayo River.
Other experiences will include walks along the Yarapa River, sailings along the Pacaya Samina preserve and night safari walks into the “mirrored forest” of Nauto Caño.
Guests can choose from 22 different river view suites with varying accommodations, including personal butler service, panoramic glass windows, complimentary 60-minute spa treatments, and access to a range of luxury amenities. Public areas on three decks include an open-air sun deck, Canopy Lounge, the Andes Dining Room and signature rainforest spa.
Cruises begin at $3,799 per person/double occupancy, and optional pre- and post-cruise extensions are available with guided excursions and additional 2-night stays in Lima, 4-nights in Machu Picchu and/or 3-nights in Cusco and Lake Titicaca.