Take an Amazon cruise

Cruise down the Amazon in luxury. Boutique cruise company Rainforest Cruises has found great success with the M/V Cattleya, an intimate eight-passenger boat that sets sail to the remote Pacaya-Samiria Reserve in the Loreto region of the Peruvian Amazon.

Wind through tributaries and channels, spotting rarely seen wildlife (including the pink river dolphins) and communing with local indigenous tribespeople. The boat’s five-star feel is underscored by fine linens, great food made with exotic local ingredients, ensuite bathrooms and best of all—air conditioning, a blessing in the Amazon humidity. Four- and five-day cruises. Visit