Get a genuine understanding of the mighty Amazon River by cruising the less-travelled regions by way of river boat. Amazon River cruises often embark in Iquitos, Peru and feature itineraries rich in natural wonders. These itineraries usually offer more time onboard the river boat, but when ashore, travelers can participate in rainforest expeditions, bird-watching excursions and tours of local villages.
River Cruises in South America
River boat cruises on the Amazon River are able to travel along the shallower regions of the river, including the upper tributaries in Peru. Amazon River cruise itineraries don’t include as many ports as other destinations, but it’s common for river boats to include smaller water craft that allow guests to explore the wildlife closer to shore for an even deeper Amazon experience. The world’s largest river is full of fascinating wildlife, including monkeys, caimans, macaws and dolphins.