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La Perla

  • JUNGLE EXPERIENCES ©
  • The Peruvian Amazon
  • JUNGLE EXPERIENCES ©
  • The Peruvian Amazon
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La Perla is an Amazon riverboat-styled expedition vessel offering affordable cruises in the Peruvian Amazon.

La Perla is a romantic Amazon riverboat-style expedition vessel offering four and seven night adventure cruises deep into the Peruvian jungle. A voyage travelling on this craft is itself is a wonderful experience, as you glide through the silky waters of Amazonian creeks and its tributaries discovering the secrets of the rainforest, its intense foliage and exotic wildlife. The ship has three decks, with a cosy indoor saloon and restaurant on the lower deck and an observation deck on top featuring an outdoor lounge and hammocks from where you can observe agitated macaws screeching by, watchful sloths and monkeys flitting through the trees.  Maybe you’ll catch sight of a pod of pink dolphins leaping through the waves.

There are 14 air-conditioned cabins, each with a window onto the outside world, offering twin or double beds; all sporting modern sparkly white décor and a wardrobe and each having a private bathroom with shower and hair-dryer. The Amazon View cabins have access to a balcony while the larger Superior cabins on the lower deck have huge panoramic windows.

But it’s the route taken which is perhaps the biggest draw as the ship visits the wildlife-prolific Pacaya Samiriya National Reserve on both itineraries. Birdwatching, a visit to the manatee reserve, small boat excursions, walks along canopy walkways – all experiences enhanced by expert guides delivering information during the excursions and presentations on board.

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What our clients say

  • “The food in Brazil and Peru was amazing. This was unexpectedly the best foodie holiday we ever had.”

    NV, Bethnal Green
  • Most Memorable Moment?: Machu Picchu... does anyone traveling to Peru ever put anything else? :-)

    ME, Carlisle
  • We had a private tour, which we think was the best way to do this sort of trip.  Although we had only 9 days in Peru in the Cuzco area,…

    PS, Reading
  • Highlight?: The Ausangate trail. Loved it.

    ID, Hereford
  • Most Memorable Moment?: Perhaps looking down on Machu Pichu for the first time, or was it the ceviche for lunch as part of the buffet in the Sacred Valley, or…

    AD, Cheltenham
  • “The range of experiences was like an assault course on the senses. The geography, the cultural diversity, the wildlife, the colours.” 

    RC, Ealing
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Our Expert's Opinion

I loved the adventurous feeling that La Perla offers as you sail along the magnificent Amazon river, the rainforest passing you by in a seemingly endless expanse of nature. Sitting on the observation deck, in the restaurant or even just in your cabin watching the world go by from the comfort of the ship.

Jamie
Jamie Swan Product & Marketing Jamie backpacked across Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil before joining us; he has a degree in politics and is also a keen sportsman..

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