HIGHLIGHTS

A snapshot of the places and cities to be visited and the highlights that each has to offer

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Detailed day by day information on activities, experiences in each place or city

OPTIONAL TOURS

Our suggestions of optional tours that can be added to this tour

GTVP-PROMO – 2 – PERU
Luxury Cruising on the Peruvian Amazon Aboard the M/V Zafiro

Four Days / Three Nights

Promotion Departures Dates: 2020:
Jun. 3, Jun. 10, Jul. 29, Aug. 12, Sep. 16, Sep. 30, Nov. 4, Dec. 2

HIGHLIGHTS

Four days and three nights exploring the wonderful Amazon, the Marañón and Ucayali rivers and their tributaries. The Pacaya Samiria Reserve will be the perfect scenario for a trip into the most exotic areas nature has to offer. As we enter the world’s largest flooded forest, we will admire the extraordinary wildlife, the immense number of primate species, the hundreds of colorful exotic birds, the close-up view of the gray and pink dolphins, the visit to the villages local, “the jungle of mirrors”, nocturnal wildlife safaris, a visit to the Manatee Rescue Center and many additional activities that will allow you to get to know and fall in love with the incredible Amazon.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Wednesday – Arrival in Iquitos (L/D)

Iquitos / Nauta
After your flight to Iquitos airport we will transfer you to the Doubletree by Hilton Iquitos Hotel for briefing about the trip and lunch, then private transfer to board El Zafiro. Enjoy fantastic panoramic views while El Zafiro begins its initial navigation.

DAY 2: Thursday – Iquitos (B/L/D)

Birth of the Amazon – Vista Alegre – Yarapa
Visit the Amazonian community of Vista Alegre. Afternoon expedition to the Yarapa where you will have an unforgettable experience looking for wild life. Noctural excursion.

DAY 3: Friday – Iquitos (B/L/D)

Isla Yacapana – San Joaquin de Omaguas – Río Amazonas – Amazon River – Zona Tamishacu
Continue exploring the water paths in the expedition boats in search of a variety of monkeys and admire the landscape of the tropical humid forest. During the tour you will find fishermen and residents in different activities. We will have a cooking demonstration by the Zafiro chef followed an exploration of the Amazon River. The ship will continue its course downstream, sailing towards Iquitos through the night.

DAY 4: Saturday – Depart Iquitos (B)

Check Out – Desembarkment in Iquitos – Manati Rescue Center- Transportation to Airport
You will have your last boat trip to the Bellavista Market and o the way to the airport you will visit the Amazon Rescue Center where biologists and volunteers take care of the endangered species of manatees. Your guides will assist you with the check-in and the departure formalities to board your return flight.

GROSS RATES PER PERSON APPLICABLE ONLY FOR THE FOLLOWING DEPARTURES
Jun. 3, Jun. 10, Jul. 29, Aug. 12, Sept. 16, Sep. 30, Nov. , Dec. 2

GTVP-PROMO-2- PERU – M/V ZAFIRO CRUISE ONLY
CABIN CATEGORY RACK RATES YOUR RATE
FIRST DECK SUITE $2,722 $1,945
SECOND DECK SUITE $2,854 $2,038
MASTER SUITE $2,996 $2,140
ZAFIRO SUITE $3,420 $2,443

COMBINE THIS CRUISE PROGRAM WITH OUR TWO OR THREE DAYS PROGRAMS IN LIMA
Please check details and rates in our DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

TOUR RATES INCLUDE

Offer only on the following selected departures out of Iquitos: Jun. 3, Jun. 10, Jul. 29, Aug. 12, Sep. 16, Sep. 30, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, 2020 and respective dates from Lima.
Applicable to all suites categories available based on double occupancy.
Lunch is included before boarding at our Double Tree by Hilton Iquitos hotel.
All meals during the cruise on board the M/V Zafiro.
All excursions and equipment (including hiking boots and rain ponchos).
Transport from / to the ship when arriving on recommended flights to Iquitos. In case of staying in hotels in the city of Iquitos – inform us to coordinate the pick-up before or after the tour.
Entry fee to the Pacaya-Samaria National Reserve.
Natural juices, sodas, infusions, water and national alcoholic beverages.

NOT INCLUDED

International or local fights within Peru
Tipping/Gratuities Etiquette. On board El Zafiro, we recommend an amount in the range of US $ 20- $ 30 per passenger per night for the crew (which will be divided among all crew members) and between US $ 7 – $ 10 per passenger per night for the guides * Please note that these amounts are suggested and that this is entirely at the discretion of our guests on board the vessels.
Travel insurance (highly recommended)
Cost of medical emergencies (including emergency evacuation)
Any additional transportation service or land services not indicated in itinerary
Expenses of personal nature including additional consumption of bar

GTVP-PROMO – 2 – PERU
Luxury Cruising on the Peruvian Amazon Aboard the M/V Zafiro
Departures from Iquitos as cruise only or from Lima

Four Days / Three Nights

Promotion Departures Dates: 2020:
Jun. 3, Jun. 10, Jul. 29, Aug. 12, Sep. 16, Sep. 30, Nov. 4, Dec. 2

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1: Wednesday- Arrival in Iquitos (L/D)

Iquitos – Nauta
After your flight to the capital of the Peruvian Amazon, our guides will meet you at the Iquitos airport—waiting for you with a sign with the name of Jungle Experiences. We will then go to the Doubletree by Hilton Iquitos Hotel, the meeting point, to receive your first briefing about the trip and where you will enjoy a delicious welcome lunch. Then you will be transported by a private vehicle to the main dock of the city of Iquitos to board El Zafiro, your home for the following three nights.

Boarding El Zafiro. Our staff will take you to your elegant suite, specially equipped with all the comforts for an experienced traveler like you. Comfortable beds, sheets made from pure Peruvian pima cotton, pillows, cotton bathrobes, air conditioning, a private bathroom with a beautifully accentuated walk-in shower, amenities, and a private balcony in each suite on the second deck.

During the next four days El Zafiro will sail the Amazon, the Ucayali and Maranon rivers and their impressive tributaries full of wildlife. While El Zafiro begins its initial navigation, you can enjoy the most fantastic panoramic views from the observation area that is elegantly equipped for your enjoyment and located on our third deck. Enjoy the fantastic panoramic view from our elegant indoor and outdoor lounge that is also located on the third deck. Our bartender will be waiting for you to serve you an exotic cocktail prepared with fruits from the region and Pisco, the national liquor of Peru. Before the welcome dinner, your naturalist guides will give you an overview of the travel program, activities, routes, important moments, wildlife and vegetation, the geographical and historical background, and other useful details. If you have any questions or doubts, our guides will always be readily available to help you.

The Zafiro has an open-door policy so you are welcome if you want to learn about navigation systems and spend time with the captain in charge at any time.

Welcome dinner. Begin your trip with one of our fine South American wines accompanied by excellent Peruvian gastronomy prepared with a delicious Amazonian-influence. (Our menu offers several options, including a vegetarian option – please let us know of any special food requirements in advance).
After dinner, we invite you to the third deck where you can appreciate a spectacular view of the stars as we enter the depths of the Amazon rainforest, or relax with live music by our band on board and enjoy a varied repertoire of Amazonian, national, and international music.

DAY 2: Thursday – Iquitos (B/LD)

Birth of the Amazon – Vista Alegre – Yarapa
Before breakfast we will head towards the expedition boats and then we will be in route to the confluence of the Marañón and Ucayali rivers; in this union there is the birth of the majestic Amazon River—the perfect place to see different types of birds and the famous pink dolphins. Return to El Zafiro, to enjoy a full and delicious breakfast.

View the Vista Alegre Community
After breakfast, we will visit the community of Vista Alegre, where we will meet the inhabitants of this Amazonian community through our guides, who will act as interpreters. Return to El Zafiro and lunch. Once aboard El Zafiro we will share a new lunch and take some time to rest.
Expedition to the Yarapa River
After lunch, we will continue exploring the waterways in the expedition boats— sailing towards the place where the pink and gray freshwater dolphins swim. We will take a walk in Yarapa, where you will have an unforgettable experience looking for wild life enjoying the incredible panorama that the jungle has to offer.

**On high water season (Nov-May), we reach to Piraña Creek, one of the first tributaries of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. This area is excellent for piranha fishing.

Return to El Zafiro to enjoy a delicious dinner. Later, we will make a nocturnal excursion in search of black caimans, fireflies, tarantulas, snakes and countless specimens that I have never seen before.

DAY 3: Friday – Iquitos (B/L/D)

Isla Yacapana – San Joaquin de Omaguas – Río Amazonas – Amazon River – Zona Tamishacu
Breakfast. We will start the day with a full breakfast on board El Zafiro.

*On high water season (Nov-May), expedition to Yanayacu de Yacapana (before breakfast).
*On low wáter sean (Jun-Oct), expedition to Isla Yacapana – San Joaquin de Omaguas (before breakfast)

After breakfast we will continue exploring the water paths in the expedition boats in search of monkeys such as the capuchin monkey, choros monkeys, marmosets and other primates. We will enjoy a unique landscape of the tropical humid forest, in which we will explain the arboreal species in the riverbanks and aquatic plants and their function within the environment. Also, during the expedition, the guides will sharpen their senses to locate the sloths in the trees, macaws that fly over the area, the curious dolphins that gather near the confluences, and whirlpools of fish formed by the river currents. During the tour you will find fishermen and residents in different activities with which they will interact and show us the fruits of their day’s activities.

Return to El Zafiro. While El Zafiro continues to sail, we will have a cooking demonstration by our Chef where we will learn first-hand about the local cuisine and taste the Amazonian culinary art.

Amazon River Expedition
After lunch, we will explore the Amazon River; Wild life sighting. We will admire the creatures that inhabit the banks of the Amazon River. Return to El Zafiro. Once on board, the ship will continue its course downstream, sailing towards Iquitos through the night. We will have a small information session in the interior lounge and recapitulation of the itinerary. Dinner.
After dinner, your naturalist guides will introduce you to the crew members you may not have met during the trip.

DAY 4: Saturday – Depart Iquitos (B)

Check Out – Desembarkment in Iquitos – Manati Rescue Center- Transportation to Airport
Before breakfast you will have your last boat trip to the Bellavista Market, during the tour we will admire the houseboats; Exhibition and tasting of local products.

Return to El Zafiro to share the last breakfast with the passengers before their trip back home. Disembarkation; On the way to the airport, you will visit the Amazon Rescue Center (CREA), where biologists and volunteers take care of the endangered species of manatees that the authorities have rescued. See how the manatees are cared for, and prepared for their reintroduction to their natural habitat. There are also other animals that have been rescued from captures with the intention of turning them into pets and other dangerous conditions. Check-in at the international airport of Iquitos. Your guides will assist you with the Check-in and the departure formalities to board your return flight.

Note
The itinerary may vary depending on the climate, the seasons with different water levels of the river and the migratory cycles of the animals. The visit to the communities will depend on the availability of its inhabitants.

GROSS RATES PER PERSON APPLICABLE ONLY FOR THE FOLLOWING DEPARTURES
Jun. 3, Jun. 10, Jul. 29, Aug. 12, Sep. 16, Sep. 30, Nov. 4, Dec. 2

GTVP-PROMO-2- PERU – M/V ZAFIRO CRUISE ONLY
CABIN CATEGORY RACK RATES YOUR RATE
FIRST DECK SUITE $2,722 $1,945
SECOND DECK SUITE $2,854 $2,038
MASTER SUITE $2,996 $2,140
ZAFIRO SUITE $3,420 $2,443

COMBINE THIS CRUISE PROGRAM WITH OUR TWO OR THREE DAYS PROGRAMS IN LIMA
Please check details and rates in our DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

TOUR RATES INCLUDE

Offer only on the following selected departures out of Iquitos: Jun. 3, Jun. 10, Jul. 29, Aug. 12, Sep. 16, Sep. 30, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, 2020 and respective dates from Lima
Applicable to all suites categories available based on double occupancy.
Lunch is included before boarding at our Double Tree by Hilton Iquitos hotel.
All meals during the cruise on board the M/V Zafiro.
All excursions and equipment (including hiking boots and rain ponchos).
Transport from / to the ship when arriving on recommended flights to Iquitos. In case of staying in hotels in the city of Iquitos – inform us to coordinate the pick-up before or after the tour.
Entry fee to the Pacaya-Samaria National Reserve.
Natural juices, sodas, infusions, water and national alcoholic beverages.

NOT INCLUDED

International or local fights within Peru
Tipping/Gratuities Etiquette. On board El Zafiro, we recommend an amount in the range of US $ 20- $ 30 per passenger per night for the crew (which will be divided among all crew members) and between US $ 7 – $ 10 per passenger per night for the guides * Please note that these amounts are suggested and that this is entirely at the discretion of our guests on board the vessels.
Travel insurance (highly recommended)
Cost of medical emergencies (including emergency evacuation)
Any additional transportation service or land services not indicated in itinerary
Expenses of personal nature including additional consumption of bar

COMBINE THIS 4 DAY CRUISE WITH OUR TWO DAYS / ONE NIGHT IN LIMA

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Tuesday – Arrival in Lima

Private transfer to hotel
Overnight accommodations Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton based on double occupancy

DAY 2: Wednesday – Depart Lima

Private transfer hotel airport for your flight to Iquitos (Flight Lima/Iquitos not included)
Assistance at airport in Iquitos

GROSS RATES PER PERSON APPLICABLE ONLY FOR THE FOLLOWING DEPARTURES
Jun. 2, Jun. 9, Jul. 29, Aug. 11, Sep. 15, Sep. 29, Nov. 3, Dec. 1

GTVP-PROMO-2A- PERU – M/V ZAFIRO CRUISE ONLY
Two Days Lima & Four Day Zafiro Cruise
CABIN CATEGORY RACK RATES YOUR RATE
FIRST DECK SUITE $2,916 $2,139
SECOND DECK SUITE $3,048 $2,232
MASTER SUITE $3,190 $2,334
ZAFIRO SUITE $3,614 $2,637

COMBINE THIS 4 DAY CRUISE WITH OUR THREE DAYS / TWO NIGHTS IN LIMA

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Monday – Arrival in Lima

Private transfer to hotel
Overnight accommodations Hotel Doubletree by Hilton based on double occupancy

DAY 2: Tuesday – Lima

Private Tour of Colonial & Historic Center and the Larco Museum
Overnight accommodations Hotel Doubletree by Hilton based on double occupancy

DAY 3: Wednesday – Depart Lima

Private transfer hotel airport for your flight to Iquitos (Flight Lima/Iquitos not included)
Assistance at airport in Iquitos

GROSS RATES PER PERSON APPLICABLE ONLY FOR THE FOLLOWING DEPARTURES
Jun. 1, Jun. 8, Jul. 27, Aug. 10, Sep. 14, Sep. 28, Nov. 2, Nov. 30

GTVP-PROMO-2B- PERU – M/V ZAFIRO CRUISE ONLY
Three Days Lima & Four Day Zafiro Cruise
CABIN CATEGORY RACK RATES YOUR RATE
FIRST DECK SUITE $3,116 $2,339
SECOND DECK SUITE $3,248 $2,432
MASTER SUITE $3,390 $2,534
ZAFIRO SUITE $3,814 $2,837

OPTIONAL TOURS

PERU

PRE-CRUISE TOUR – FOR AMAZON CRUISE PROGRAMS
Two Days / One Night

PERU

PRE-CRUISE TOUR – FOR AMAZON CRUISE PROGRAMS
Three Days / Two Nights

PERU

BASIC LIMA
Three Days / Two Nights

PERU

A CULINARY EXPERIENCE
Lima
Three Days /Nights

PERU

NASCA LINES & BALLESTAS ISLANDS
Ica – Nazca & Paracas
Three Days / Two Nights

PERU

BASIC CUSCO & MACHU PICCHU
Three Days / Two Nights

PERU

BASIC LAKE TITICACA
Three Days / Two Nights

PERU

AREQUIPA & COLCA CANYON
Four Days / Three Nights

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13494 NW 7th Street
Plantation, Florida 33325

Miami, Florida 
9930 SW 142 Street
Miami, Florida 33176

Toll Free USA & Canada:
(800) 666 8687
Local Number: 
(305) 436 0933 
Fax:     
(305 436 0843

Send us a Message

ENQUIRE NOW

We will be happy to answer your questions or comments.

G T TOURS OFFICES:

Plantation, Florida  
13494 NW 7th Street
Plantation, Florida 33325

Miami, Florida 
9930 SW 142 Street
Miami, Florida 33176

Toll Free USA & Canada:
(800) 666 8687
Local Number: 
(305) 436 0933 
Fax:     
(305 436 0843