Selva Viva – Tahuayo Cruise (4 days / 3 nights)/

M/F Selva Viva is a Brazilian style traditional wooden boat (rounded stern) 72 ft long, built in the popular neighborhood of Belen in Iquitos in 2007 with the support of Audemars-Piguet Foundation (Switzerland); piloted by an experienced Peruvian crew. They spend the rest of the year working on humanitarian missions.  It offers three up to twelve-day cruises.  Check for departure dates and itineraries.

Day 1: Iquitos – Tahuayo River

Reception and pick up at the airport in the morning (as early as possible) and transfer to the M/F ‘Selva Viva’. We start the cruise sailing up the Amazon River.  We lunch on the sundeck during navigation.  In the afternoon arrival in Quebrada Tamshiyacu for a short walk. At dusk, we have an excursion on a small adjoining boat to enjoy the nightlife of the jungle. Then we have dinner and night on board, in the vicinity of the village.

Meals: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Hueyci – Yanayacu

While we take breakfast on board we sail up to Hueyci Community. Walk through the jungle to visit 3 villages and observe the vegetation from the hills. The inhabitants will present us their daily activities depending on the season. We lunch on board and we navigate to Yanayacu at Yacapana, where we will observe the fascinating gray and pink dolphins playing in the entrance to the lagoon. We can fish at dusk; and have dinner and night on board, in a secluded site.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Samaria – Tapira Chico

Early in the morning, exploration of the lagoons that surround the village in an adjoining boat. We have the opportunity of observing numerous species of birds. We take breakfast on board while we sail up to Samaria. We have the possibility of walking for 3 hours in the forest up to the village of Tapira Chico. Visit the community and then hike in Tapira Gorge with the possibility of fishing and bathing. Dinner and overnight on board close to the village.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Return to Iquitos

Breakfast on board and we continue our cruise to Iquitos. Stop at the town of Tamshiyacu to visit a typical market of the Amazon River. A little later we visit a craft factory of peque-peques and other traditional wooden boats. Lunch during navigation and arrival expected around 3 in the afternoon. Transfer to the airport.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Note: All the itineraries are subject to change due to weather conditions and other non predictable issues. All hours mentioned are approximate and are also subject to change.