WHY THIS TRIP
La Perla is a luxurious cruise along the Amazon River and its main tributaries. See the incredible wildlife of the Amazon region on foot and by boat, meeting with locals along the way.
To sail in La Perla is to experience the authentic Amazon; to embark on a trip to the most intimate depths of the jungle; to feel the magic of a unique adventure that will take you to discover virgin and unexplored corners; a journey that will connect you directly with the immensity of nature, where nothing matters more than what is authentic on the planet and, above all, what is authentic in oneself.
Magic is a constant in the Amazon rainforest of Peru, every being, every corner, has an essence to discover and only those who have lived and studied the Amazon over the years can understand and transmit it. Our expert naturalist guides aboard La Perla, with more than 20 years in the area, are the best hands to take to discover the infinity of the Peruvian Amazon; leading as you feel the culture and the Amazonian life in your own skin .
The outdoor hammock area of La Perla is a unique place where you can feel the caress of the Amazonian air in your face. Breathing becomes an inexplicable experience in a space dedicated to relaxation and contemplation— a space where you can let yourself go in the confines of a land that seems to never end, while the movement of the waters cradles you.
LOCAL OPERATOR: JUNGLE EXPERIENCES
Jungle Experiences has more than 25 years of experience in the Amazon region, designed unique experiences offering packages of cruises that will take you to navigate through the Amazon River and its tributaries. An unequaled place that offers the perfect balance between comfort and nature that invites you to know every detail of its culture, flora, fauna, history, gastronomy, adventure, among others.
All of the people that are part of Jungle Experiences share a deep love and respect for the Amazon, its landscapes, and its people. They also share a strong commitment to the professionalism and care of the experience of our passengers. All the staff on board is from the area and knows the landscapes and the communities perfectly. This makes the best people to walk hand in hand with as you experience the heart of the Amazon.
Jungle Experiences follows responsible ecotourism practices, including:
Raising consciousness and awareness about the importance of environmental conservation. Our naturalist guides give environmental conservation talks in order to raise awareness about the importance of conserving the environment and natural resources, rather than exploiting them.
Recycling. In a bid to eradicate the use of plastics, they give all their passengers a reusable metal water bottle. They carefully sort waste for recycling on our cruise ships (plastics, organic waste, cardboard, paper, batteries) and dispose or recycle.
Economic sustainability of the area in collaboration with local communities. Depending on local people as suppliers of artisan goods forms part of their social responsibility. By doing so, they promote the local economy and, therefore, local culture. They make a committed effort to employ local guides and 80% of employees are from the community of Iquitos.
Waste treatment & eco-friendly products. They have a wastewater treatment system on their cruise ships. All waste is treated with a smart sanitation system and storage tanks (domestic wastewater treatment plant – PETARD) that meet IMO and US Coast Guard standards. The result is 100% clean and sterile water that can be safely discharged into rivers. All the remaining waste is collected during the trip and recycled or responsibly disposed of upon disembarkation. They use only use biodegradable, non-toxic cleaning products (ECOLAB) on all our cruises.
Wildlife Conservation. They provide support for the Manatee Rescue Center (CREA) in Iquitos, which rehabilitates orphaned Amazonian manatees. Their skiffs use silencers to minimize the noise pollution that affects wildlife in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. It is strictly forbidden to touch wildlife during excursions.