Peruvian Amazon Riverboat Adventure: February 2019
Amazon Riverboat Adventure

February 16 to 24, 2019

Pre-trip to Lomas De Lachay February 15
Post-trip to Machu Picchu Ruins February 24 to March 2  

In partnership with Wildside Nature Tours 
Click here for details, including a detailed itinerary on this tour.
Click here for tour report from 2016 tour 

: A passport valid for at least six months beyond tour dates, is required for this tour.  


Birding, photography, fun and relaxation… all from our 150 foot deluxe riverboat!

The Peruvian Amazon offers amazing opportunities to see fantastic birds, mammals and other great wildlife. 
We will explore rivers, creeks and forest trails in search of all we can find. We will enjoy multiple excursions by motorized skiff each day, designed to reveal the incredible wildlife that calls the rainforest home and with any luck we’ll spot sloths, monkeys, toucans, macaws, pink dolphins and so much more!  Our cruise will also include a couple afternoon lectures on birds, wildlife or photography. 

The cuisine onboard is regional and provides a unique and delicious window into local culture. Gain a rare glimpse of how life ‘on the river‘ is lived and experience the magic of the Amazon on this once-in-a-lifetime riverboat adventure.

A host of leaders for your trip will include Kevin Loughlin, bird photographer and owner of Wildside; Edison Buenaño, South America’s top birding guide; Dale Rosselet, New Jersey Audubon’s VP of Education and author/photographer/birder, Kevin Karlson… plus two local naturalist guides.




The pace of this tour is easy to moderate.  Most birding will be done from motorized skiffs although there will be some walking on rainforest trails which will be uneven and perhaps muddy.  Participants must be able to get into and out of small skiffs.  Weather will be warm to hot and humid.


DATES:  February 16 to 24, 2019.  Tour starts and ends in Lima.

              Pre-trip: February 15 to 16, 2019 (optional)

              Post-trip:  February 24 to March 2, 2019 (optional) 

TOUR SIZE:  This tour is limited to 24 participants


Cost from $5500 per person, double occupancy, from Lima, Peru
- Standard Cabin per person $5500, double occupancy
- Suite per person $5750, double occupancy


Price based on double occupancy. If a single standard cabin is preferred, we have two single cabins available:
- Small single cabin with twin bed: $7000
- Medium single cabin with double bed and small balcony: $7500


Price Includes

All lodging, meals, guide fees, ground transportation, local flights (LIMA-IQUITOS-LIMA) airport transfers and even laundry on riverboat!


Price does not include

International airfare, passport fees, visa fees, airport taxes, phone calls, alcoholic or bottled beverages, or anything of a personal nature or not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary.

FEBRUARY 15-16: OPTIONAL DAY TRIP TO LOMAS DE LACHAY AVAILABLE (Arrival on February 15 with day trip on February 16): $400 per person, includes meals and added hotel night (shared cost — single room add $80).

DOCUMENTSA current U.S. passport valid for 6 months beyond your travel dates is required

SEND DEPOSITS AND PAYMENT TO:  All arrangements are made through Wildside Nature Tours.  For more information, or to register, please contact Wildside Nature Tours by phone at 888-875-9453.  Please be sure you let Wildside staff know that you learned about this tour thru NJ Audubon/Cape May Bird Observatory.   Or, click here for details, including itinerary, on this tour.


Dale Rosselet:  Dale Rosselet has been with New Jersey Audubon since 1983.  She has worked in the educaiton department as teacher naturalist, Director of Education, and currently is New Jersey Audubon's Vice President for Education.  Dale is a New Jersey native, having grown up hear the Great Swamp in northern New Jersey, and currently resides with her husband, noted photographer Kevin T. Karlson, in Cape May County.  She has been leading domestic and international tours for New Jersey Audubon for the last 25 years.  Domestic destinations include South Florida and the Dry Tortugas, Texas (Rio Grande Valley and Big Bend area), Washington State and Montana.  Her international tours led include Churchill and Manitoba, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Panama, Peru Ecuador, Brazil and Mexico.  In addition, Dale is co-author of the NJ Audubon's teacher education curriculum guides, Bridges to the Natural World, New Jersey WATERS: Watershed Approach to Teaching the Ecology of Regional Systems, and Wild Journeys: Migration in New Jersey.

Kevin T. Karlson
is an internationally known accomplished birder, professional tour leader, speaker and wildlife photographer who has published numerous articles on bird identification and natural history for an assortment of magazines, journals, calendars and electronic media.  Kevin is a co-author of The Shorebird Guide, andhas completed a new book with co-author and wife Dale Rosselet for the Roger Tory Peterson Reference series at Houghtom Mifflin Co. called Birding by Impression: A different Approach to Knowing and Identifying Birds.  

Kevin Loughlin was raised to appreciate nature while exploring the woodlands of Pennsylvania as a child. At age six, during a family trip through the American West, Kevin became fascinated with photography as well seeing the new and different birds throughout North America. Instilled with a love for travel and seeking new, exciting destinations he felt a desire to share his experiences with others and in 1993 Wildside Nature Tours was founded.

Kevin’s photographs and articles have appeared in publications such as Nature Photographer, WildBird, Audubon and Philadelphia Magazines, as well as the National Geographic web site and many natural history books.

Kevin teaches beginning birding and beginning nature photography classes through several adult education venues as well as through seminars and workshops for groups, organizations and schools. Kevin also founded the PA Young Birder’s Club, sharing his love of nature while inspiring kids to get outside.

Kevin has a knack for tailoring each trip to the group’s desires to be sure everyone has a fun and memorable experience!


For  more information about NJ Audubon's Eco-Travel program, contact:

NJ Audubon Eco-Travel at: (609)-861-1608 x13
c/o Center for Research and Education
600 Route 47 North
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
or email

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