Wednesday 7 October 2015

New riverboat is Peruvian Amazon’s most luxurious.

Rainforest Cruises is marking the launch of the Peruvian Amazon's most luxurious riverboat with free internal flights for all 2016 seven-day cruises booked this year.

Amazon Discovery, which launches in October, is a 22-suite river cruiser with five-star features including a spa, plunge pool and gourmet dining, yet with space for just 43 passengers the boat is small enough to travel deep into the tributaries of Peru's Amazon.

For river cruising in comfort, the ship has an open-air sun deck with cushioned chaises longues and a shaded bar, an air-conditioned lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows for breathtaking jungle views, and a spa for stone massages, soothing wraps and coffee-cacao scrubs.

There are four and seven-day cruises available, with activities including an expedition along the black-waters of Tahuayo River to a feeding spot of Pink River Dolphins; a visit to the start of the Amazon River where the Ucayali and Marañon Rivers merge, and skiff excursions into Pacaya Samiria, the largest wildlife preserve in Peru.

On-land adventures include guided jungle walks, traditional village visits and the chance to meet the ribereños river people whose lives revolve around the river.

On-board activities include expert talks from naturalists, Peruvian cooking classes and nightly entertainment with a local flavour.

Luxury cabin aboard Amazon Discovery
Jeremy Clubb, direct of Rainforest Cruises says: "The Amazon Discovery is the most luxurious small cruiser on the Peruvian stretch of the river. For travellers who want to immerse themselves in the amazing world of the Amazon, and do so in comfort, this new launch is not to be missed."

To celebrate the launch of Amazon Discovery, Rainforest Cruises is offering free return domestic flights with LAN airlines between Lima and Iquitos (average cost around £180) for every seven-day Amazon Discovery 2016 cruise booked before 31 December.

Four-day trips start from £1319 per person and seven-day cruises from £2549 per person for departures in 2016, with all food and local drinks included. International flights are extra.

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