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IQUITOS PERÚ IQUITOS PERÚ Tel Av. José Pardo 541 Of. 111, Miraflores, Lima Perú The Best Way to discover the Amazonia 1 ITINERARY 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS Amazon River Journey 3 Nights This is a great adventure designed for those nature lovers who do not have much time to travel. This Amazon River journey offers a good view of life in the Amazon jungle; from exotic birds, gray and pink dolphins, to the home of the local inhabitants of the river margins, heirs of a vast culture. AMATISTA High Water Season (DECEMBER THROUGH MAY) Low Water Season (JUNE THROUGH NOVEMBER) IQUITOS - PERÚ PROGRAM DAYS MEALS LOCATION DESCRIPTION 3 NIGHTS TUESDAY AM / PM WEDNESDAY AM WEDNESDAY PM THRUSDAY AM THRUSDAY PM FRIDAY AM L/D B L/D B L/D B Iquitos / Nauta / Amazon Natural Park Reserve Marañon River / Pampa Creek Amazon Natural Park / Pacaya Samiria Reserve Pacaya Samiria Reserve Pacaya Samiria Reserve / Maranon River Nauta/Iquitos Arrival to Iquitos, transfer to Nauta and check in. Explore the source of the Amazon Natural Park by canoe. Live Music Birdwatching guided excursion Ceiba trail hike, canopy walkway (suspended bridges), and shaman ceremony. Dolphin and wild life expedition and Picnic Breakfast Kokama Etno-linguistic visit Village. Live Music Depart to Iquitos 2 ITINERARY 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS Amazon River Journey 5 Nights Exploring the magnificent Amazon, Ucayali and Marañon rivers and its tributaries towards the Yanayacu River, a buffered zone of the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. Come and live the experience of an extraordinaryadventure along the Amazon River and its main tributaries where to chill & hang out in the wild has another meaning. High Water Season (DECEMBER THROUGH MAY) Low Water Season (JUNE THROUGH NOVEMBER) AMATISTA IQUITOS - PERÚ PROGRAM DAYS MEALS LOCATION DESCRIPTION 5 NIGHTS SUNDAY PM MONDAY AM MONDAY PM TUESDAY AM TUESDAY PM WEDNESDAY AM WEDNESDAY PM THURSDAY AM THURSDAY PM FRIDAY AM L/D B/L D B L/D B L/D B L/D Bl Iquitos / Nauta / Amazon River Amazon River / Yanayacu Communal Reserve Yarapa River Yarapa River / Maranon River Maranon River / Amazon Natural Park Maranon River / Pampa Creek Amazon Natural Park / Pacaya Samiria Reserve Pacaya Samiria Reserve Pacaya Samiria Reserve / Maranon River Nauta/Iquitos Arrival to Iquitos, transfer to Nauta, check in. Boat Excursion where the amazon river formed. Live Music Full day excursion and picnic Lunch Night Excursion and Live music Giant Water Lilie and birds expedition Explore the source of the Amazon Natural Park by canoe. Live Music Birdwatching Excursion Ceiba trail hike, canopy walkway (suspended bridges), and shaman ceremony. Live Music Dolphin and wild life expedition and Picnic Breakfast Kokama Etno-linguistic visit Village. Live Music Depart to Iquitos Iquitos, your gateway to the jungle 3 FIXED DEPARTURE DATES 2014 AMATISTA MONTH JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER ITINERARY 5N REGULAR DEPARTURE (SUNDAY) 20, 27 03, 10, 17, 24 03, 16, 30 13, 27 11, 25 15, 22, 29 13, 27 17, 24 14, 28 12, 26 03, 09, 23 07, 14 ITINERARY 3N REGULAR DEPARTURE (TUESDAY) 22, 29 05, 12, 19, 26 05, 18 01, 15, 22 13, 27 17, 24 01, 15, 29 19, 26 16, 30 14, 28 05, 11, 25 09, 16 IQUITOS - PERÚ *Monday Departure *Wednesday Departure Live the Amazon dream 4 TECHNICAL DATA SHEET Date Launched Renovation Year Overhaul Year Calling Port Registered in Type of Vessel Length Beam Draft Gross Tons Speed Electrical Power Main Engines Generators Water Treatment System Security Boats Crew Accommodation Cabins Cabin Features Common Areas Nauta, Iquitos - Peru Peru River Cruise ship m m m / 7' knots 110 / 220 volts. 1 caterpillar marine engine of 322 HP 1 x 95 KW Stamford and 1 x 68 KW Olympiam. Water Treatment Plant of 6000 liters Radio communication system with separate battery, satellite phone, life jackets, flare signals, fire extinguishers and smoke detectors in each cabin, onboard defibrillator. Three auxiliary aluminum boats equipped with four-stroke low emission engines, constant radio communication with the ship. Two boats with a capacity of 20 passengers each and 1 with capacity of 6 passengers. 15, including Cruise Director and 2 naturalist bilingual guides (english-spanish). Up to 31 passengers with private facilities. 15 Cabins: 14 Double Cabins 01 Triple Cabins All with exterior view windows All with air-conditioning and bathroom Cabins of 16m2 / 170 sq ft with two twin beds or one queen bed and private bath with shower. Equipped with a desk, wardrobe, chest of drawers, dresser, hairdryer and amenities basket. The cabin has smoke detectors and hot water 24 hours a day. Exterior Bar-Lounge Dining room Observation Deck Lateral passageways AMATISTA IQUITOS - PERÚ 5 RACK RATES 2014 CABINS 4D/3N PROGRAM MAIN DECK 1, TOP DECK 1, CHILDREN SINGLE SUPLEMENT 6D/5N PROGRAM 2, , % off 50% Additional RATES PER PERSON IN US$ AMATISTA INCLUDED: NOTES: Transfer Iquitos Airport / Nauta / Iquitos Airport. Overnight on board the M/V Amatista Full Board. Bottled water and non-alcoholic house beverages. English & Spanish interpreter service. Open Boats Guided Excursion. Canopy Walk through Amazon Natural Park Entrance fees to Amazon Natural Park & Pacaya Samiria Natural Reserve. 12% service fee Rates per person, based on double occupancy. Rates are valid from January 1st to December 31st Children conditions applicable under 9 when accompanied by one or two adults in the same cabin - maximum 1 per cabin. We do not recommend children under 6. Children over 9 must pay regular rate. Excursion schedules may vary depending on weather conditions and wild life cycle. Visits to the local villages are carefully planned to avoid a negative impact in their cultural identity. Additional and private services, as interpreters in other languages, available upon request at an extra cost. IQUITOS - PERÚ NOT INCLUDED: International or domestic airfare nor local airport taxes. Alcoholic and bottled beverages. Personal expenses. USER GUIDE 1 USER GUIDE DESTINATION Iquitos, located in northeastern Peru, on the left bank of the Amazon River, is one of the new 7 wonders of the world, near the border with Brazil and Colombia. It is the gateway to one of the most remote and extraordinary tropical environments of the world. Your journey to the heart of the Natural Reserve of Pacaya Samiria, also called the Forest of Mirrors, which houses a large diversity of wildlife, as well as aquatic life. You will be surrounded by a magical setting that will truly allow you to connect with nature in a whole new way. Since this may be your first experience in the jungle, we have prepared a guide to help you enjoy your trip to the fullest. Please, take the time to review it, so that you may enjoy an incredible Amazonian experience. HIGHLIGHTS RAINFOREST A rainforest is a long area with high rainfall throughout the year, in which the growth of plants is very dense and has relatively warm temperatures. Two thirds of the world's plants and animal species make their home in these forest regions, full of magic, as well as in hundreds of millions more that are yet to be discovered. The Rainforests have been named The Jewel of the Earth, as well as The Lungs of the Earth, since they are essential for the recycling of carbon-dioxide into oxygen. The forest is also recognized as the Wolds Largest Pharmacy, because many natural medicines are discovered there. PACAYA SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve is one of the last accessible tropical rainforest in the world. The Reserve has an area of 2.08 million hectares, which represents a 1.5% of the total land area of the country and is the largest of the protected natural areas of Peru. The Reserve has a unique beauty; and it is also known as the Forest of Mirrors, because the jungle and sky are reflected so clearly in the dark waters of the rivers, that the visitors have the feeling of seeing endless mirrors. The Reserve has a great diversity of wildlife as well as aquatic life: 449 species of birds, 102 of mammals, 69 reptiles, 58 amphibians, 256 fish and 1,204 species of plants!. Among the endangered or threatened species that inhabit it, we have the jaguar (Felix oca), the black caiman (Melanosuchus niger), the manatee (trichechus inunquis), diversity of turtles, the river otters (Pteronura brasiliensis), the scarlet macaw, the pink dolphin and the paiche (Arapaima gigas). NATURAL AMAZON PARK The Natural Reserve is a private Amazon Reserve, protected and exclusive of Jungle Experiences. It is located on the right side of the Maranon River, adjacent to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. This is an area classified as primary forest on the mainland that is not flooded in the rain season. It has a unique ecosystem and a beautiful and varied landscape, ideal for the development of tourism interested in wildlife observation. Throughout the area adjacent to the banks of the reserve, there are a number of roads, trails and canopies that allow navigation throughout most of the area. Whether early in the morning or in the evening, the canopies are visited by toucans, iguanas, monk saki monkeys, butterflies and all kinds of insects. However it would be good to highlight the incredible views of the entire flora from this point, tops of palm trees, flowers and many plants that can be seen from a very interesting perspective. Inside the Reserve, lives a Jibaro-ashual Shaman priest, who many locals visit, for being cured with the use of medicinal plants, as well as with the help of the plant and animal spirits. For Nature Lovers 2 USER GUIDE TOP 5 AMAZON FAUNA Rainforests are home to dense vegetation, of a large number of animals and species. However, the animals tend to avoid human presence, making observing opportunities unpredictable. Nevertheless, the region offers endless opportunities for discovery of the lakes and the wetlands, who invite to exploration, as well as the various forest ecosystems promise you a new vision and understanding. The top 5 of the Amazon, in wildlife watching, are: pink dolphin, marmoset monkey, black caiman, shansho and ronsoco. ARRIVAL AND TRANSFERS A flight of 1 hour and 20 minutes from Lima takes you to the airport in Iquitos, where Jungle Experiences staff will welcome you. Then you will be transported by bus to the town of Nauta, where after a drive of 1 hour and 30 minutes you will arrive to our port of embarkation, where the skiffs will take us to the M/V Amatista where we will start your journey to a different world that will host your experience in the rainforest. It is important to bring the necessary clothing and luggage. Jungle Experiences has storage available at Casa del Puerto, in the port of Nauta, for your convenience. At the end of your stay, you will be transferred to the airport in Iquitos for your return to Lima. TERRAIN The parks, trails, jungle roads, canopy walkway. EXPERIENCES Ecological walks at a moderate pace within the Natural Reserves, boat rides, piranha fishing, journey to the confluence of Rio Ucayali and Rio Maranon, as well as night tours. Some of the activities/excursions may require physical demands and long walks. CLIMATE AND WHAT TO BRING The climate is tropical, with average temperature of 27 C (80 F), with a range from 21 C (70 F) to32 C (90 F). Dress up light, crisp cotton is recommended to counteract the heat, while sweaters or jackets can be worn at night. It is recommended to bring: Long pants and long sleeves t-shirts of light material Trekking shoes that are waterproof Raingear, light clothes for rain (it is a good idea to take spare clothing, in case required) Binoculars Sunscreen Insect repellent Contact lenses solution and a set of spare contacts or glasses Don't forget the camera or the camcorder (recommended to use a water protector case), and if not digital, bring plenty of film Spare batteries MONEY/CURRENCY EXCHANGE The official currency of Peru is the Nuevo Sol (PEN) divided into 100 cents. At Jungle Experiences, all credit card payments are accepted. Traveler checks are not changed, so travelers are advised to carry cash (in soles) taking into consideration that check exchange is limited. It is recommended to change the currency you 3 USER GUIDE SAFETY Security boxes: The cruise cabins offer a lockable drawer located on the reading desk, where guests may leave their items of value. However, we recommend leaving items of value locked in their suitcases. Jungle Experiences will not be responsible for any loss or misplacement. The vessel has 24/7 security on board. COMMUNICATION/TELEPHONE There is no phone coverage during the cruise on the Amazon. There is no internet connection and computer access is not available. If an emergency would arise, our staff will contact our office in the city via radio. HEALTH The U.S. Travel Advisor recommends the vaccine against Yellow Fever and Malaria, when traveling to the jungle of Peru. Consult with your doctor, at least one month prior to entering the Peruvian jungle. However, it is important to mention that there has not been a case of malaria or yellow fever for a very long time in the region. Water: Jungle Experiences works with filtered river water that can be used only for bathing and cleaning purposes, not for drinking. Bottled water is delivered to all our guests. The most common traveler illnesses are diarrhea and altitude problems. Take precautions with exotic local foods and alcoholic beverages. Eating and drinking with moderation is always the safest way to avoid unnecessary discomfort when traveling. M/V AMATISTA - Amazon River Cruise M/V Amatista, is meters long, with a unique classic design, which offers all the necessary comforts; still allowing for an exciting adventure in the Amazon jungle. The M/V Amatista accommodates a maximum of 31 passengers. This cruise size has been selected, due to being a perfect one to navigate the Amazon River, providing a comfortable dining room, bar, reading room, sleeping accommodations, modern navigation technology, standards for cruising and water safety. The 15 cabins have a private restroom with windows overlooking at the Amazon River. Each room is decorated in a beautiful classic style, with wood veneer and they all have air conditioning for your comfort. One room has the perfect size to serve families, up to triple accommodation. DINING Inspired by the tropical flavors of the Amazon, the food and beverages at the boat are prepared with fresh local ingredients. Jungle Experiences offers its guests breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet style of the regions fusion cuisine. All meals include a variety of salads and fruits and a selection of breads. We also offer vegetarian dishes and children menu, upon request made in advance. The meals are served in the dining room, where you can also enjoy bar service (The price does not include alcoholic beverages nor bottled drinks). EQUIPMENT AND BAGGAGE It is important to bring the necessary clothing and luggage to the boat. Jungle Experiences has storage room at Casa del Puerto in Nauta. Feel the Nature in our suggested excursions TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF BOOKING RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENTS: Reservations made 91 days or more prior to departure: A deposit of USD per person is required to confirm the booking. The final balance is required 90 days prior to the departure day. If payment is not received on time, the reservation(s) will be automatically released. Reservations made 90 days or less prior to departure: A full and non-refundable payment is required to confirm the booking. CANCELLATIONS POLICY Cancellations made 121 days or more prior to departure: The deposit will be refunded, less USD administrative fee per person. Cancellations made 120 to 91 days prior to departure: Deposits are non-refundable. Cancellations made 90 days or less prior to departure: Full payment will be applied as cancellation penalty. TRAVEL INSURANCE It is recommended for travelers to purchase travel insurance that offers reimbursement of airline ticket fees and other travel costs, with possible loss of luggage and delay of itinerary. Jungle Experiences is not responsible for lost or stolen personal belongings. It is also recommended to have international medical insurance. TRANSFERS The package includes airport transfers for: Iquitos / Nauta port of embarcation / Iquitos Airport. Our boat leaves from our dock at 3:00 p.m. The transfers included are applicable only for passengers arriving about 08:30, leaving at 12:30 (Program 4 days, 3 nights), and/or arriving about 12:00 and leaving at 12:30 for other programs. Additional services with a supplement cost are available if: Passengers arrive earlier and need to be transferred to the city of Iquitos for a city tour, or be picked up at our hotel. The passenger arrives later and needs private ground transportation to our shipping port in Nauta and a private boat to reach our vessel once it has sailed. FOOD REQUIREMENTS Jungle Experiences must be informed of any special food requirement at least 30 days prior to the arrival of the passenger. We will make out utmost to meet the requirements of our travelers. Nevertheless, these will be subject to availability of the products in the area. HEALTH Guests must be in good physical conditions in order to enjoy the most of their trip to the Amazon. The visits to the area will be provided in motorboats and can be done in some wetlands. 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. The US Travel Advisory recommends vaccination against yellow fever and malaria to visit the jungles of Peru. See your doctor at least a month before entering the Peruvian jungle. However, it is important to mention that there has not been a case of yellow fever nor malaria in the area. THE PACAYA SAMIRIA RESERVE The Pacaya Samiria Reserve is a protected area where visitors must abide by certain rules, which will be explained by our naturalist's guides. The Pacaya Samiria and Jungle Experiences reserve the right or refusal to access this area if any of the regulations is ignored or unfulfilled. ITINERARIES The proposed routes for Jungle Experiences may vary, depending on the type of weather, the season that regulate the level of water of the rivers, as well as the wildlife cycles. Visits to the towns depend on the availability of the communities. Still, Jungle Experiences carefully plans the visits to avoid a negative impact in their cultural identity. Note: Jungle Experiences reserves the right to replace the M/V Amatista, if deemed necessary, due to mechanical failure and compelling reasons. If travelers do not agree, Jungle Experiences reserves the right to cancel the trip, offering a credit in return, for a future trip aboard the M/V Amatista. DAMAGES AND BREAKAGES Please take care when staying in our vessel. You are responsible and liable for any breakages or damages, which you cause, to the accommodation or its contents. All we ask is that you report any incidents as they occur. We do not normally charge for minor breakages, but we may send you an invoice for repair or making good if the damage or breakage is significant, and we may make an additional charge if you did not report this. Each traveler must review the conditions contained in the travel itinerary, and follow the rules of social behavior, observe all security requirements on board and during excursions as well as act in a respectful way with peers and the crew of M/V Amatista. LIABILITY We do not accept any liability for any damage, loss or injury to any member of your party or any vehicles or possessions, unless proven to be caused by a negligent act by ourselves or our employees or contractors whilst acting in the course of employment. PRIVACY POLICY Any data collected during the course of this booking will be stored on our computer(s). With
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