Dates: January 31 - February 9, 2014
Total Duration: 10 days
Cost: Starting at $5,695 (Extension to Machu Picchu additional)
Deposit (per participant): $1,000
Activity level: Moderately Active
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Vehicle: Le Amatista
Tour Operator: Thomas P. Gohagan & Co.
Region: Central And South America
Join us for this unforgettable journey featuring a cruise aboard one of the JEWELS OF THE AMAZON in the mysterious Amazon River Basin. These small, expedition river vessels evoke the 19th century's great age of discovery while providing 21st-century comforts. This custom-designed itinerary also includes two nights in historic Lima, Peru, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the choice of an overnight in a tented camp. Cruise into one of the earth's most exotic natural realms and our planet's largest rainforest ecosystem, where the number of butterfly species climbs into the thousands, and other species have yet to be classified or even discovered. Led by expert Peruvian naturalists, seek rare indigenous flora and fauna—delicate orchids, towering ceiba trees, pink river dolphins and slow-moving sloths. Visit local villages to observe the traditional way of life of the ribereños (river people) and see a shaman perform an ancient ritual of purification. Continue with the special Post-Tour Option to legendary Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. Note that space is extremely limited for this trip.
Join the group for an orientation phone call on January 16 at 7 p.m. (Eastern Time)