La Perla Amazon Cruise, Peru

  • Great-value addition to the Peruvian Amazon cruising portfolio. 

  • Comfortable 14-cabin vessel with itineraries exploring the Pacaya Samiria Reserve

  • Short, intense itineraries of 4 days, for those strapped for time; up to 7 days, for deeper Amazon immersion.  

  • SPECIAL OFFERS: $400 discount & free domestic flights on selected cruises (double occupancy, subject to availability).

  • New Year’s Eve cruise: free domestic flights.


The Perla - meaning 'pearl' in Spanish - is the latest addition to a fleet of Amazon riverboats that includes the Amatista and Zafiro. Despite its luxuriant name, it is an affordable, but very comfortable, option for cruising the Peruvian Amazon.

The owners have used their Amazon cruising experience to convert a former missionary medical boat into an idiosyncratic and well-equipped Amazon River vessel that is ideal for tourism. The naturalist guides and dedicated crew are highly-trained, so as to provide a first-class service with a personal touch. 

Amenities include delicious international and Amazonian cuisine, and a range of social areas ... so you can choose to enjoy the open air on the Observation Deck, or the air-conditioning inside the boat.

Speaking of air-conditioning, all 14 cabins are equipped with this, along with hot water in their private bathrooms. If travelling as a family or group of friends, Superior Cabins can be configured for triple occupancy, while a few of the Amazonian View Cabins are inter-connectable and share a balcony.

Guests arrive at Iquitos Airport, and are then driven to the riverside town of Nauta, which is the gateway to the wildlife-rich Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, to embark the Perla. Offering four, six and seven-day itineraries, guests are taken into the heart of the rain forest, with numerous excursions on the Perla's outboard-powered skiffs, to visit lagoons, narrow channels, creeks, villages and flooded forest. 

Activities include fishing for piranha, swimming with (or rather, near) pink dolphins and a Canopy Walkway tour (Weds - Sat itineraries only).


All prices quoted are per person sharing a cabin on a double occupancy basis.

Cabin TypeLengthPrices From
4 Days
£1,295 / $1,665 pp
Standard4 Days
£1,361 / $1,750 pp
Amazon View4 Days
£1,439 / $1,850 pp
Superior7 Days
£2,256 / $2,900 pp
Standard7 Days
£2,528 / $3,250 pp
Amazon View7 Days
£2,878 / $3,700 pp

Save £200 / $250 p/p when booking 6 months in advance.



NB. $300 discount, free domestic flights & free night at Iquitos hotel on all 2019 cruises booked before 31st May (subject to availability).


M/V La Perla: Deck Plan & Technical Data


Trip was perfect. All well organized.

Cabin on La Perla was great. All guides and staff were exceptionally friendly and always aiming to please.

All organized tours by ship were informative and well planned. Never a dull moment.

Great trip! Loved it! Thanks!
— Kristina & Konrad Wagner - St. Lucia, W.I.