Peru one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, where you can experience three different areas in the one country. You will arrive into Lima the capital of Peru, a city full of five star restaurants with world-class cuisine and a beautiful coastline with modern shopping centers and adventure activities to enjoy. You should spend some time in the capital and get to know the museums and history that you will find in Lima, next is the high Andes region of Peru with all the captivating Inca and pre Inca history. Explore the ancient ruins in Machu Picchu and feel the Inca culture in the beautiful city of Cusco on your luxury Peru tours. The third area of Peru that you will need to explore is the Amazon region and is article we will explore the options for the Amazon and the luxury Amazon cruises.
Peru has several different jungle regions that you may explore. Not far from the Imperial city of Cusco is Puerto Maldonado a jungle town first settled for the trade in wood from the jungle. This lively town has a port, which is the starting point for your jungle adventure in this region. There are many five star lodges to enjoy with all types of activities including jungle walks exploring the different types of plants and animals. There are boat rides down the Madre de Dios River where you will see many animals like the shy caiman and dolphins coming out to play. The lodges are an experience in luxury that will spoil you with their five star cuisine and luxury rooms.
Further north on a one hour flight from Lima you will arrive into the jungle town of Iquitos, from here depart most of the luxury cruises you will find in Peru. The luxury company Aqua Expeditions offers a number of itineraries to choose. In 2015, the Aria Amazon, which first set sail in 2011, was completely refreshed with new upgrades from bed linens to state of the art lighting. Extremely generous dining and lounging areas include an outdoor river facing Jacuzzi. Floor to ceiling windows face the Amazon River in the ship’s 16 Design Suites, each measuring 23 square meters (250 square feet). Four suites can interconnect for families. Upgrades to the spa include new decor for enhanced relaxation. This striking black hulled ship accommodates a maximum of 32 guests plus 26 crew including a paramedic and four English-speaking naturalist guides. Aqua Expeditions highly experienced river pilots and the most rigorous cruise ship standards ensure smooth travel and safety on the waters of the Peruvian Amazon.
Another luxury company in the Iquitos area is Delfin, with three luxury cruise vessels this company is worth a look. The first is the Delfin 1 with a maximum of eight passengers, this boat is a great option if you want a private charter for your family, featuring all the luxury opitions of the other ships.
The second is the Delfin 11, a larger boat than the Delfin 1 with 14 guest suites, featuring massage room, observation area, lecture room and a lovely sundeck. All the luxury you are looking for on a small boat with great chef inspired meals.
The third in the fleet is the Delfin 111, the largest of the Delfin ships and also the most luxurious, featuring a gym, spa and indoor-outdoor top deck with a pool. The vessel has capacity for 42 passengers and has many different itineraries for you to choose.
While on any of your luxury travel Peru Amazon cruises, you will likely see river dolphins as well as a variety of birds and you will visit many communities along the way. While on board your luxury cruise on the Amazon, you will take shore excursions in small motor boats where you may see pink and grey dolphins, stingrays, manatees, giant otters and the beautiful flora of the Amazon regions.
The grand Amazon River starts in the Andes Mountain and flows through Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. The river is considered the longest on earth at around 4000 miles. The rainforest land around the river floods every wet season from December to May when the river rises around 30 feet. It is an interesting fact that no bridges cross the Amazon River and local people that live and work around the river use handmade rafts and canoes to cross the river.
Around the river and in the Pacaya Samiria Reserve, where most of the Peruvian luxury cruises travel, only around 30000 people live, your cruise will give you an opportunity to interact with these communities; this experience will live with you forever.
You will need to decide the best time to visit Peru and the Amazon, there are advantages to the wet and the dry season but the cruises operate all year round. The wet season is cooler and the dry season is warmer. Take the time to study the weather patterns for both seasons and decide which is better for you.
A luxury Amazon cruise is a once in a lifetime experience that will offer all the luxury and comfort that you will expect. So why not book your Amazon cruise today.