At mid morning, transfer across the Mighty Amazon River from your hotel either in Leticia, Colombia or in Tabatinga, Brazil to Santa Rosa Island, Peru to board the M/V Cattleya, check into your cabin and be ready for information guides will share with you related to your cruise program and first meal prepared by our talented chef. Later in the afternoon, we will go to the Monkey island exploration activity to enjoy the rainforest sunset. Then back to the M/V Cattleya for a nourishing dinner and information on the following day activities.
Our day will start with an early boat ride exploration all along the Amazon in search of wildlife. After our nourishing breakfast, we will be ready for a rainforest walk in high ground Terra Firme as we go back to the M/V Cattleya to have lunch. Our boats will be ready for our next activity: a skiff ride under a glorious sunset to enjoy one of the most beautiful sceneries of the night and the rainforest symphony. Later in the night, we will go back to the M/V Cattleya to get comfortable and share our experiences of the last activity at dinner time.
The day starts with an exploration activity by boat, looking for wildlife to witness how incredible it is. Then, in the afternoon, after breakfast, we will go for a cultural visit to the Yaguas Indian people. After this, we will enjoy a warm goodbye from the people as we return by boat to the M/V Cattleya to relax and have lunch. Later, we will go Piranha fishing at Apayacu lake and sun downer, where you will have the opportunity to take pictures of the last sunset as we go back to the comfort M/V Cattleya. As we cruise slowly back toward Iquitos, we will join the crew and all our new friends in a farewell dinner of authentic Peruvian cuisine and a celebration of your great experience.
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 the airport, 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.