• Peru's Amazon region is one of most biologically-diverse areas on Earth.

  • Iquitos is an ideal destination for an ecologically-focused Amazon tour.

  • For lucky few, small, distinctive cruise vessels offer waterborne tours on Amazon River and tributaries.

  • PeruNorth offers full range of tourism cruises in Peruvian (& Ecuadorean) Amazon, from economic to luxury. 

All Peru North's Peruvian Amazon cruises start and finish in Iquitos, located on the banks of the Amazon River, or the city of Nauta, a 90-minute drive south from Iquitos Airport, on the fringes of the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.

Both cities are found in the enormous province of Loreto, which dominates north-east Peru. In fact, two-thirds of Peru's land mass is covered by Amazon rain forest, much of it unspoiled and waiting to be explored, making it an ideal destination for Amazon tours.

Iquitos, which is the largest city in the world only accessible by plane or by waterway, is surrounded by the Amazon Rain Forest in all directions. Amazon cruises in Peru have the unique advantage of thousands of square miles of rich wilderness to explore. Peruvian Amazon tours can be enjoyed in a number of national parks with some of the greatest biodiversity on Earth.

From Iquitos, it is possible to cruise down the Amazon River all the way to the Atlantic Ocean, at Belem in Brazil, where the mighty Amazon empties into the sea. However, most Amazon cruises head in the other direction, upstream to the the Pacaya Samiria Reserve, a protected area of flooded forests containing five million acres of rich ecological diversity, and home to iconic Amazonian flora and fauna such as pink and grey river dolphins, Victoria Regia water lilies, giant otters, macaws, sloths, and caiman, all commonly observed during an Amazon River cruise.

Meanwhile, our Ecuadorian Amazon cruises explore the Napo River system, the largest river in Ecuador which joins the Amazon River near Iquitos. This biodiversity hotspot includes the Yasuni National Park, the largest protected reserve in the Ecuadorian Amazon, and the smaller Limoncocha Biological Reserve, which contains some 500 species of bird, centred around a beautiful lake.

See below our selection of Amazon riverboats, to help you find your ideal Amazon River cruise, be it in Peru or Ecuador.

NB. The prices given are per person, when sharing a double/twin cabin in the most economic category and itinerary; they are in descending order (ie the most expensive are top left, with the cheapest being bottom right). 

  • Supreme Amazon Luxury
  • Just 4 cabins, 2 with personal plunge pool 
  • Prices from $948 per day
  • 16 spacious, elegant cabins
  • Prices from $948 per day
  • 4, 5 & 8-day itineraries
  • Gourmet dining
  • Recent luxury cruise addition
  • 19 delightful cabins
  • Prices from $814 per day
  • 4, 5 & 8-day itineraries
  • 4 beautiful cabins
  • Prices from $810 per day
  • 4, 5 & 8-day itineraries
  • Gourmet cuisine
  • 22 cabins & great amenities
  • Prices from $595 per day
  • 4 & 7-day itineraries
  • Rainforest Spa on board
  • Budget Ecuador Amazon cruise
  • 14 en-suite cabins with A/C
  • Explores Yasuni National Park
  • Prices from $392 per day 
  • Budget Historical Elegance
  • Subsidised cruises
  • 17 cabins
  • Prices from $250 per day
  • 14 cabins, 4 with panoramic view
  • Prices from $732 per day
  • 4, 5 & 8-day itineraries
  • Luxury Ecuador Amazon cruise
  • 18 suites, 4 with Jacuzzi
  • Prices from $548 per day
  • 4, 5 & 8-day itineraries
  • 15 cabins in traditional style
  • 7 & 9-day itineraries inc Lima
  • Prices from $315 per day
  • 4 beautiful cabins
  • Prices from $699 per day
  • 4, 5 & 8-day itineraries
  • Gourmet cuisine
  • 15 well-appointed cabins
  • 4, 5 & 8-day itineraries to Pacaya Samiria. 
  • Prices from $520 per day
  • Great-value Amazon comfort
  • 3, 4 & 6-day itineraries
  • 14 cabins, all with A/C
  • Prices from $299 per day
  • Robust 7-cabin riverboat
  • Up to 18 passengers
  • Ideal for small group charter