• Classic, wooden Amazon River vessel refurbished to offer modern comfort. 

  • 15 air-conditioned cabins with space for 31 passengers. 

  • Chance to swim with dolphins & explore jungle canopy at Tree House Project

  • Prices from £1,339 / $1,670 for 4-day cruise; £1,820 / $2,270 for 6-day cruise.

M/V Amatista - meaning amethyst in English - was built and fitted out by Amazon carpenters and shipwrights, using traditional methods and designs, so as to create an authentic atmosphere while providing all the facilities for a relaxing and comfortable stay.

There are 15 air-conditioned cabins on board and the amenities include delicious international and local cuisine, an observation deck equipped with a full-service bar and both an indoor and outdoor lounge. 

Highly trained naturalist guides - and the entire crew, numbering 15 - provide a first class-service, with personal touches, that completes the experience.

The M/V Amatista operates fixed four and six-day departures in and around the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve - the largest national park in Peru and an area unrivaled for wildlife.

This five-night riverboat cruise gives us a chance to get a real feeling for life in Amazonia, which is in fascinating contrast to our daily lives. The itinerary is designed to be flexible, to accommodate the sharp variations in water levels over the course of the year, but takes in the Yanayacu Communal and Pacaya-Samiria Reserves, a shaman ceremony, and a trip to the Tree House Project, which is a series of viewing platforms and suspended walkways, offering a new perspective on the jungle canopy, where so much of the flora and fauna is to be found! 

Meanwhile, the three-night itinerary is ideal for those on a tight timeframe who want to enjoy an authentic and intense snapshot of natural and human life in and around Pacaya Samiria.


4 days: Tuesday - Friday:

6 days: Sunday - Friday: 

Availability: The Amatista is now often chartered by large tour operators, so seldom has open dates. For a similar standard of facilities and service, have a look at La Perla or the Amazon Star