Visits to local indigenous family, local shaman and the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve; arrival transfer; cruise aboard the Amatista Amazon Riverboat; launches and land excursions with expert naturalist team; internal flights; all transport between destinations and to/from included activities; accommodations aboard the Amatista Amazon Riverboat and hotels as indicated in itinerary; meals as indicated in itinerary; transportation by riverboat, plane, private vehicle; excursions lead by certified Amazon Reserve naturalist guide and support staff aboard Amatista, local representatives in Lima.
International airfare and local airport taxes; transfer to airport on day 9; alcoholic and bottled beverages; personal expenses; optional activities on days 1 and 9; gratuities; insurance of any kind.
Payment & Cancellation
In order to confirm this trip, a nonrefundable deposit of $350 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 60 days – 100% of deposit (may be applied to future trip)
59 to 30 days – 50% of total trip cost, including 100% of deposit (may be applied to future trip)
29 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost, including 100% of deposit (may be applied to future trip)
Terms & Conditions
This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.
Vaccination Requirement (departures through March 30, 2023)
To join this trip, all eligible guests must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.
Arrival & Departure
The Amatista Amazon cruise begins and ends in Lima, Peru (LIM). Plan flights to arrive to Lima any time on Day 1, ideally in time for the evening orientation. An arrival transfer by private vehicle (approximately 1-hour drive from the airport to the hotel) is included. Plan to depart Lima any time on the final day. We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.
All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Activities include ecological walks at a moderate pace within the Natural Reserves, boat rides, piranha fishing, as well as night tours. Daily excursions to the Amazon rainforest may include walking on uneven ground and occasionally getting in or out of the boats may require some physical effort. The walks can last up to an hour. Some of the activities/excursions may require physical demands and long walks.
Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at 1.8x the per-person listed rate in select cabins based upon availability. Single travelers who are willing to share accommodation will not be charged a single supplement rate. There is one triple room that may be available upon request.
Families & Children
Due to the expeditionary nature of this cruise, there is a minimum age requirement of 12 years old. All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Travelers are required to have travel insurance with a minimum medical, evacuation and repatriation coverage of USD $200,000 covering all applicable dates of travel, personal injury and emergency medical evacuation. It is strongly recommend that you extend coverage to include personal liability, cancellation, curtailment, and all other expenses that may arise as a result of loss, damage, injury, delay or inconvenience while traveling. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.
Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, season, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. Itineraries in the Amazon vary based on the high water season of November to May and low water season of June to October. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.