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Estrella Amazon Riverboat


EARTH’S GREATEST WILDERNESS

The Amazon is a living labyrinth of forests, wildlife and people, all bisected by a storied river meandering 4,200 miles across South America. Cloaked in heavy mist, boasting every shade of green, the heart of the Amazon is a wilderness that has pulled at the spirits of adventurers for centuries. It was that trailblazing spirit that fired the imaginations of our first guests and naturalists as they explored the Peruvian Amazon 34 years ago.

Beyond the untamed frontier along the riverbanks are more than 1,300 species of birds, 40,000 plant species and a vibrant Ribereño culture descended from European and indigenous forebears. Leaving behind only the diminishing wake of our riverboat, journey into the pristine headwaters of the upper Amazon as you create matchless memories and take away a renewed respect for the wonders of our world.

Best Ship on the Amazon

You don’t have to sacrifice comfort and world-class service to discover Earth’s mightiest river. Delve into this pristine wilderness aboard the custom-built Amazon Star - a riverboat featuring gracious, 21st-century comfort and exceeding Peruvian safety standards. All airy cabins are air-conditioned with private balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows ensure you are constantly surrounded by rainforest vistas. This custom-built riverboat boasts unrivaled public spaces, including the Amazon’s largest open-air Observation Deck, a modern Lecture Room and even a Fitness Room (a feature frequently requested by past guests).

In-Depth Exploration

When visiting the Amazon, you deserve more than a simple “tour” of this legendary wilderness. Every facet of the Amazon Voyage has been designed to ensure you aren’t a tourist, but someone who truly experiences the nature and culture of the Amazon.

Expert Naturalist Guides

There’s no substitute for experience when it comes to offering travel that’s authentic, educational and fun. That’s why the hand-selected naturalist guides are highly trained and educated natives, each passionate about their country.

“Every aspect of the voyage was well-planned and stress-free for us. All of the hassles of traveling were gone. We were able to experience the Amazon rainforest - something most people only dream about.”
                                                               - Monica M. DeGrauwe of Clinton, Illinois




La Estrella Amazonica

Unrivaled Expedition ExperiencesLa Estrella Amazonica Cabin

This newly constructed riverboat is not just a new place to stay; it offers you a new way to navigate the mysteries of the Amazon. Imagine stargazing from our purpose-built Observation Deck, the largest of any boat on the Amazon, learning about the stars of the Southern constellations or chatting about local folklore. After drifting down narrow tributaries aboard our sturdy excursion boats or hiking through thick jungle, relax in the enhanced Lecture Room. Each night, guides hold discussions on the history, geography and wildlife in airconditioned comfort. Evening guides’ receptions include not only a complimentary Peruvian cocktail, wine or beer, but a chance to be entertained as the boat’s crew plays traditional music.

Estrella Deck and lounge

Modern Comfort in the WildEstrella deck

Amazon Star is designed to offer you an unprecedented personal experience in this untamed frontier. Spacious, air-conditioned cabins — each approximately 220 sq. ft. — feature floor-toceiling windows and private balconies, so you are constantly surrounded by rainforest vistas. Cabin interiors feature furniture hand-crafted by Peruvian artisans, plush linens and roomy private baths.

Sample local delicacies and international favorites — including fresh fruits and vegetables purchased along the river. Large windows mean you’ll never miss a dramatic sunset.

Estrella dining room
  • Four cabins on each deck can easily be converted to create two adjoining suites - ideal for families.
  • Guides’ reception with a complimentary wine, Peruvian cocktail, beer or soda onboard daily.
  • Covered, open-air bar stocks cold bottled water, sodas, wine and local beer.
  • For excursions, board two 18-passenger excursion boats accompanied by knowledgeable local naturalists.
  • Ship built following SOLAS and MARPOL international guidelines, and will exceed Peruvian safety standards.
  • International environmental standards guided all ship system designs and operations, making this the most environmentally responsible boat on the Amazon.

Estrella Deck Plan



4 , 5 and 8 Day Amazon Star Cruises
2018 DEPARTURES
  4 Day 5 Day 8 Day
January      
February      
March 21 17 17
April 11, 18 7, 14 7, 14
May 9, 23 5, 19 5, 19
June 6, 13, 20, 27 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 4, 11, 18, 25 7, 14, 21, 28 7, 14, 21, 28
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 4, 11, 18, 25 4, 11, 18, 25
September 5, 12, 19 1, 8, 15 1, 8, 15
October 10, 17 6, 13 6, 13
November 7, 14 3, 10 3, 10
December 26 22, 29 22, 29
       

All cabins on-board the Amazon Star are spacious, equipped with air conditioning,
en-suite bathroom, floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies:

• Upper Deck Suite (1) 261 sq. ft. for 2 people
• Lower Deck Suite (1) 261 sq. ft. for 2 people
• Upper Deck Double Cabins (5) 217 sq. ft. for 2 people
• Lower Deck Double Cabins (6) 217 sq. ft. for 2 people
• Lower Deck Single Cabin (1) 175 sq. ft. for 1 person


2018 Amazon Star Cruise

4, 5 and 8 Day Cruises

Prices per person in Double accommodations.
  4 Day 5 Day 8 Day
Upper Deck Suite   $2,450 $3,150 $3,850
Upper Deck Cabin1   $2,250 $2,950 $3,650
Lower Deck Suite   $2,250 $2,950 $3,650
Lower Deck Cabin1   $2,050 $2,750 $3,450
Single Cabin2   $2,250 $2,950 $3,650
Two cabins on each departure suitable for TRIPLE accommodations.

1
Single Occupancy in double cabins:
Add 50% to the double cabin rates.
For suites, add 100%.

2One cabin on the Lower Deck with
no single supplement for solo travellers.

• Minimum age is seven years old for all departures.
•Discount: Children from 7 to 18 years old sharing a cabin
with an adult will be discounted 10%.


4 , 5 and 8 Day Amazon Star Cruises
2019 DEPARTURES
  4 Day 5 Day 8 Day
January 9, 16 5, 12 5, 12
February 13, 20 9, 16 9, 16
March 6, 13, 20 2, 9, 16, 30 2, 9, 16, 30
April 3, 10, 17, 24 6, 13, 20 6, 13, 20
May 15, 22 11, 18 11, 18
June 5, 12, 19, 26 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 6, 13, 20, 27 6, 13, 20, 27
August 7, 14, 21, 28 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
September 4, 11, 18 7, 14 7, 14
October 9, 16 5, 12 5, 12
November 6, 13 2, 9 2, 9
December 25 21, 28 21, 28
       

All cabins on-board the Amazon Star are spacious, equipped with air conditioning,
en-suite bathroom, floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies:

• Upper Deck Suite (1) 261 sq. ft. for 2 people
• Lower Deck Suite (1) 261 sq. ft. for 2 people
• Upper Deck Double Cabins (5) 217 sq. ft. for 2 people
• Lower Deck Double Cabins (6) 217 sq. ft. for 2 people
• Lower Deck Single Cabin (1) 175 sq. ft. for 1 person


2019 Amazon Star Cruise

4, 5 and 8 Day Cruises

Prices per person in Double accommodations.
  4 Day 5 Day 8 Day
Upper Deck Suite   $2,625 $3,360 $4,095
Upper Deck Cabin1   $2,415 $3,150 $3,885
Lower Deck Suite   $2,415 $3,150 $3,885
Lower Deck Cabin1   $2,205 $2,940 $3,675
Single Cabin2   $2,415 $3,150 $3,885
Two cabins on each departure suitable for TRIPLE accommodations.

1
Single Occupancy in double cabins:
Add 50% to the double cabin rates.
For suites, add 100%.

2One cabin on the Lower Deck with
no single supplement for solo travellers.

• Minimum age is seven years old for all departures.
•Discount: Children from 7 to 18 years old sharing a cabin
with an adult will be discounted 10%.


What’s Included

• All meals and snacks while on-board.
• All excursions as described in the itinerary.
• Expert local naturalist English-speaking guide.
• Group transfers to/from vessel when arriving and departing on recommended flights.
• Beverages: Soft drinks. Local beer and wine during lunch
and dinner.
• Pacaya Samiria entrance fee.
• Complimentary use of paddle boards & kayaks.
• Tips (porters, shaman).
• City tour in Iquitos and visit to the Manatee Rescue Center (only for passenger taking the 4 or 7-night cruise).

Not Included

International air flights.
• Local flights (Lima – Iquitos – Lima).
• Guides and crew gratuities: Suggested US$30 per guest per day to be divided between guides and crew, 8D/7N, total per person US$240. 5D/4N, total per person US$150. 4D/3N, total per person US$.120.
• Boutique purchases.
• Travel Insurance.
• Additional bar consumptions.
• Laundry service.



8-Day Expedition Itinerary
to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

Day 1 • Saturday
Lima / Iquitos / Embark Amazon Star riverboat / Amazon River
Fly over the Andes from Lima to Iquitos. Greeting upon arrival at the airport.

12:45 - City tour including visits to the CREA Manatee Rescue Center, Museum of Indigenous Cultures and Casa Morey (example of Rubber Boom era Architecture) Transfer to Amazon Star dock.

19:00 - Welcome Dinner. Next day’s briefing.

(Dinner)

Day 2 • Sunday
06:00 - Early morning optional birding from the Bar Deck.

08:00 - Breakfast in the Dining Room.

09:00 - Boat exploration along the Amazon River.

12:30 - Lunch in the Dining Room.

15:00 - Onboard activity / Lecture about Life in the Amazon by local Naturalist Guide.

16:00 - Boat exploration on the Yarapa River. (Black water tributary of the Ucayali River.)

18:30 - Musical Presentation by the Crew.

19:00 - Dinner in the Dining Room. Next day’s briefing.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 • Monday
06:00 - Optional wildlife watching from the Bar Deck.

06:45 - Boat exploration on the Yanallpa Creek.

08:30 - Breakfast in the Dining Room.

9:30 am Local Village & School Visit Handicraft Shopping.

12:30 - Lunch on the third deck al fresco.

15:30 - Onboard activity / Lecture about the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve by local Naturalist Guide

16:00 - Boat exploration on the Dorado River and after-dark excursion.

20:00 - Dinner in the Dining Room. Next day’s briefing.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 • Tuesday
06:00 - Wake-up Call

06:30 - Boat exploration, picnic breakfast and piranha fishing along the Dorado River.

12:30 - Lunch in the Dining Room.

15:30 - Onboard activity / Cooking Class.

16:15 - Boat exploration and optional kayaking at Supay Creek.

19:30 - Dinner in the Dining Room. Next day’s briefing.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 • Wednesday
07:00 - Wake-up Call

07:30 - Breakfast in the Dining Room.

08:30 - Nauta City tour and local food market visit.

12:00 - Lunch in the Dining Room.

15:30 - Onboard activity / Lecture about Amazon Tales by local Naturalist Guide.

16:30 - Boat exploration along the Pawachiro Creek.

19:00 - Musical Presentation by the Crew.

19:30 - Dinner. Next day’s briefing.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 • Thursday
06:00 - Wake up call.

06:30 - Boat exploration, picnic breakfast, swimming with dolphins and optional piranha fishing along the Pucate River .

12:00 - Lunch in the Dining Room.

16:15 - Boat exploration and optional kayaking along the Nauta Caño Creek.

18:30 - Dinner in the Dining Room. Next day’s briefing.

19:30 - Night excursion along the Nauta Caño Creek.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 • Friday
06:30 - Wake up Call.

07:00 - Breakfast in the Dining Room.

08:00 - Nature walk excursion, Amazon water lilies and local Shaman visit at Puerto Prado Village.

12:30 - Lunch on the third deck al fresco.

15:00 - Onboard activity / Cooking class and origami folding towel class.

16:00 - Boat exploration along the Amazon River and champagne toast.

19:00 - Musical Presentation by the Crew.

19:30 - Farewell Dinner in the Dining Room.

20:30 - Crew Introduction. Next day’s briefing.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 • Saturday
Iquitos / Lima / Home

05:00 - Wake up Call.

05:15 - Breakfast in the Dining Room.

06:00 - Guests disembark the ship.

(Breakfast)

END SERVICES

FINAL DAY OPTIONS:
1 - Day room at an Iquitos hotel. Enjoy a tour of this frontier city. Iquitos City & Market Tour. Late afternoon flight back to Lima and connect with your overnight flights back home.

2 - Fly back to Lima on early morning flight. Day Room in a Lima hotel until you connect with your flight home. (Lunch)

OPTIONS you choose this final day may effect your final price.


5-Day Expedition Itinerary
to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

Day 1 • Saturday
Lima / Iquitos / Embark Amazon Star riverboat / Amazon River
Fly over the Andes from Lima to Iquitos. Greeting upon arrival at the airport.

12:45 - City tour including visits to the CREA Manatee Rescue Center, Museum of Indigenous Cultures and Casa Morey (example of Rubber Boom era Architecture) Transfer to Amazon Star dock.

19:00 - Welcome Dinner. Next day’s briefing.

(Dinner)

Day 2 • Sunday
06:00 - Early morning optional birding from the Bar Deck.

08:00 - Breakfast in the Dining Room.

09:00 - Boat exploration along the Amazon River.

12:30 - Lunch in the Dining Room.

15:00 - Onboard activity / Lecture about Life in the Amazon by local Naturalist Guide.

16:00 - Boat exploration on the Yarapa River. (Black water tributary of the Ucayali River.)

18:30 - Musical Presentation by the Crew.

19:00 - Dinner in the Dining Room. Next day’s briefing.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 • Monday
06:00 - Optional wildlife watching from the Bar Deck.

06:45 - Boat exploration on the Yanallpa Creek.

08:30 - Breakfast in the Dining Room.

9:30 am Local Village & School Visit Handicraft Shopping.

 

12:30 - Lunch on the third deck al fresco.

15:30 - Onboard activity / Lecture about the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve by local Naturalist Guide

16:00 - Boat exploration on the Dorado River and after-dark excursion.

20:00 - Dinner in the Dining Room. Next day’s briefing.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 • Tuesday
06:00 - Wake-up Call

06:30 - Boat exploration, picnic breakfast and piranha fishing along the Dorado River.

12:30 - Lunch in the Dining Room.

15:30 - Onboard activity / Cooking Class.

16:15 - Boat exploration and optional kayaking at Supay Creek.

19:30 - Dinner in the Dining Room. Next day’s briefing.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 • Wednesday
04:30 - Wake-up Call

05:00 - Guests disembark the ship and transfer to the Iquitos airport via the Nauta highway with a boxed breakfast.

(Breakfast)

END SERVICES

FINAL DAY OPTIONS:
1 - Day room at an Iquitos hotel. Enjoy a tour of this frontier city. Iquitos City & Market Tour. Late afternoon flight back to Lima and connect with your overnight flights back home.

2 - Fly back to Lima on early morning flight. Day Room in a Lima hotel until you connect with your flight home. (Lunch)

OPTIONS you choose this final day may effect your final price.


4-Day Expedition Itinerary
to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

Day 1 • Wednesday
Lima / Iquitos / Embark Amazon Star riverboat / Amazon River
Fly over the Andes from Lima to Iquitos. Greeting upon arrival at the airport.

12:45 - Arrival to Iquitos / Transfer to Nauta with a box lunch stopping along the way to visit the CREA Manatee Rescue Center

15:30 - Arrival to Nauta / Boat transfer to the Amazon Star Orientation and safety briefing.

16:30 - Boat exploration along the Pawachiro Creek.

19:00 - Musical Presentation by the Crew.

19:30 - Dinner. Next day’s briefing.

(Dinner)

Day 2 • Thursday
06:00 - Wake up call.

06:30 - Boat exploration, picnic breakfast, swimming with dolphins and optional piranha fishing along the Pucate River .

12:00 - Lunch in the Dining Room.

16:15 - Boat exploration and optional kayaking along the Nauta Caño Creek.

18:30 - Dinner in the Dining Room. Next day’s briefing.

19:30 - Night excursion along the Nauta Caño Creek.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 

Day 3 • Friday
06:30 - Wake up Call.

07:00 - Breakfast in the Dining Room.

08:00 - Nature walk excursion, Amazon water lilies and local Shaman visit at Puerto Prado Village.

12:30 - Lunch on the third deck al fresco.

15:00 - Onboard activity / Cooking class and origami folding towel class.

16:00 - Boat exploration along the Amazon River and champagne toast.

19:00 - Musical Presentation by the Crew.

19:30 - Farewell Dinner in the Dining Room.

20:30 - Crew Introduction. Next day’s briefing.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 • Saturday
Iquitos / Lima / Home

05:00 - Wake up Call.

05:15 - Breakfast in the Dining Room.

06:00 - Guests disembark the ship.

(Breakfast)

END SERVICES

FINAL DAY OPTIONS:
1 - Day room at an Iquitos hotel. Enjoy a tour of this frontier city. Iquitos City & Market Tour. Late afternoon flight back to Lima and connect with your overnight flights back home.

2 - Fly back to Lima on early morning flight. Day Room in a Lima hotel until you connect with your flight home. (Lunch)

OPTIONS you choose this final day may effect your final price.