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. 

  • Prices from £1,129 / $1,580 for 4-day & £1,525 / $2,135 for 7-day cruise. 

  • Buy one, get one free on selected 2018 & 2019 departures. Ask us for details. 

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).

4 days:

7 days: Sunday - Saturday