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
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Note: 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.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: EASY TO MODERATE
PACE, WEATHER AND TRAVEL CONDITIONSACCOMMODATIONS
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 participantsPRICE:
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
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).
DOCUMENTS: A 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.