Clavero Amazon Cruise, Peru
Cruise the Marañon River of the Pacaya Samiria Reserve at Special Low Rates.
Prices starting at £642 / $899 p/p in a triple or quadruple cabin for 5-day cruise.
Amazon cruise rates subsidized by Museum of Historic Boats.
All cabins air-conditioned with en-suite bathroom, warm water & single beds.
With just 6 cabins, Clavero is ideal for economic charter for small groups.
When not cruising, acts as an idiosyncratic flotel for the Riverboat Lodge.
Originally built in 1876 in France, the Clavero has a long and distinguished history of Amazon River service. Lovingly restored in 2009, she is now a wonderful combination of historic atmosphere and comfortable facilities, which forms a living part of the Museum of Historic Boats.
All of her six cabins have river-view windows and are fitted with air-conditioning, a chair, wardrobe and private bathrooms with warm showers. The public areas include a dining hall used for meals, lectures and films, which also houses a bar and library, and an observation deck.
Beginning and ending in Iquitos, the bustling heart of the Peruvian Amazon, this five-day river cruise will give you a unique Amazon experience that combines relaxed travel on historic boats, wildlife and wilderness experience in rain forests and rivers, and indigenous Amazon village visits where local cultures live intertwined with the rainforest.
Boarding the Clavero in the town of Nauta, situated near the confluence of the Amazon River, the focus of the exploration will be two full days around the Samiria River in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, a great place to experience the scenery, waterways, forest wildlife and people in the company of professional naturalist guides.
A variety of excursions will be done each day and you can join all of them, or pick and choose as you like:
Morning and evening bird-watching, enjoying magnificent sunrises and sunsets
Treks through the rain forest in search of monkeys and other wildlife
Fishing excursions along streams, channels and oxbow lakes
Observing the majestic pink and grey river dolphins
Searching for caimans and fishing bats under starlit nights
Visiting a local Cocama Indian community involved with rainforest conservation work.
Once back on board the Clavero, take your tea with cake as the Amazon forests slip past, or sip your Pisco sour at the Bar, before enjoying a buffet meal of international and Peruvian cuisine in the large dining room.
Charter Prices: for 2 - 8 passengers:
3 Days: $9,375 / £6,590
5 Days: $10,625 / £7,460
7 Days: $11,875 / £8,334
NB. For larger groups, have a look at another historic vessel, the M/F Rio Amazonas.