Upon arrival, we will start our cultural visit to the famous floating town of Belen. Later, we will go back to board our modern and newly built river boat, the M/V Cattleya. After taking some time to settle in, we will relax and have a drink as we get to know our fellow passengers. This will allow us the opportunity to make friends. As safety is our priority, we will conduct a safety drill and explain everything you need to know about the M/V Cattleya in order to have a safe and exhilarating adventure. We will then savor the first of many authentic freshly prepared dinners by our talented chef as we begin our journey through the Amazon to the Three Frontiers!
A bird watching activity by skiff will be the early excursion. We will then return to have breakfast and relax in comfort aboard M/V Cattleya, followed by a skiff ride along the Napo River, where we will visit Orellana town. After this great activity it will be time to get back onboard for a nourishing lunch and review the day’s discoveries. Later, we will go for another skiff ride along Orán creek, and then a night excursion to discover the home species. After an invigorating day filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences, we will go back onboard to enjoy our expertly prepared dinner and information on the activities of the following day.
The early morning offers another opportunity to watch the world awakening in the rainforest with a nice skiff ride along the Ampiyacu River, while enjoying one of many sunrises. After our nourishing breakfast, we will go for a cultural visit to the Boras or Witoto Indian people. There will also be an optional Visit the art gallery House to meet Francisco Grippa. Later, we will get back onboard to relax and have a lunch prepared by our talented chef. In the afternoon, we will go and have an introduction rainforest walk to witness a brilliant Amazon sunset as we return to the M/V Cattleya. This will serve as an opportunity to savor a glass of wine or a pisco sour with your expertly prepared dinner. Information on the following day activities will also be available.
We will start with an early activity by skiff ride to observe macaws in their natural habitat and take some pictures. Then we will reboard to have breakfast and have a rest. Our next adventure will be to visit Paranaquiro river Village to interact with the local people. After lunch, we will go Pirahna fishing in a Black water lake and swimming with Pink Dolphins (Sun downer at Caballococha Lake) and an exciting visit to Caballococha town. Then a mototaxi ride around the city to enjoy the beautiful scenery under the nice sunset as we return to the M/VCattleya, where we will enjoy a delightful dinner and a farewell briefing about Colombia and Brazil.
Our last day start with nourishing breakfast before the goodbye from the crew members as we do the disembarking procedures and get ready for the transfer to Colombia and Brazil, which will mark the end of this adventure to the three frontiers.
Recently, I had the privilege of experiencing an Ucamara expedition. The food, service and comfort are deserving of accolades. The owner Jesus Mesia was absolutely delightful, knowlegeable and thoughtful. I enjoyed every minute of this once in a lifetime vacation. I want to reiterate how outstanding the gourmet food was. The chef is amazing. Again, everything was perfect. Sleeping at night and hearing the critters of the Amazon “talk” was a once in a lifetime pleasure. I highly recommend Ucamara Expeditions to anyone who is looking for the perfect Amazon River adventure!
The quality, presentation and use of local ingredients still make my mouth water! You probably know better than I how magical the Amazon is, but the skill and knowledge of the naturalist on our last trip was amazing. We learned so much about your incredible Amazon. I can’t wait to introduce my friends to Ucamara Expeditions and the Amazon River Experience.
Thank you so much for a wonderful trip in the rain forest of the Amazon. I never, ever dreamed this trip could be so wonderful! Your intelligence about the Amazon is unbelievable! And you would do anything to make the trip as wonderful for all of us as you possibly could. You were absolutely the best leader we could have ever asked for!!!!!!!
We just returned from a fabulous 8 day cruise aboard the Cattleya. The crew couldn’t have better. Special thanks to Neil and Victor our guides, to Winston for all his great bird sightings and to Jimmy for managing the dining room so well. We were incredibly impressed with the food prepared by Isaac and I can say that we haven’t eaten at a better restaurant any place in the world. He is a 5 star chef.
We stayed on the Cattleya for four nights at the end of August and had a great time. The naturalists were awesome (it was so cool to see how excited they were to find the animals) and the crew were wonderful (they really took the time to make sure we were looked after). We appreciated the opportunities to visit with the local villagers and to get an insight into their lives. Thank you!
Knowing the beautiful landscapes, flora and fauna of the Peruvian Amazon and the ancestral customs and traditions, Jesús & Isabel decided to fulfill one of their biggest dreams; trip in our main boutique vessels with all the amenities and services designed especially for guests with travel experience around the world. Ucamara Expeditions is proud to introduce luxury expeditions aboard the remarkable, new Cattleya, Spondias and Acacia ships so perfectly suited to their environment, even mother nature would be proud. While cruising the Amazon River, guests will explore one of the largest expanses of tropical rainforest in the world, and immerse themselves in the most biologically diverse region on earth.