Peru Traces Travel & Tours has a small range of itineraries aboard vessels that we categorize as Comfortable Amazon Cruises. Budget in no way means uncomfortable or insecure! The Amazon cruise boats in this category have been selected almost entirely on the basis of price; and yet they boast some of the most interesting itineraries in the Amazon basins of Peru.

MV La Perla – Spanish for the Pearl – is one of the latest comfort cruise options for guests heading to the Peruvian Amazon, and despite its name, is a great, affordable, cost-effective option.  Leave the modern world behind you and begin a journey of discovery into one of the world’s most remote regions.

Built to be as comfortable as possible, while still offering a perfect interaction with nature: the Perla’s shallow draught allows visits to locations inaccessible to many other boats; and the outboard powered skiffs that she carries are used for trips in lagoons, narrow channels, creeks and flooded forest.

The Perla vessel was once a missionary medical boat, now swapping the religious path for that of tourism, and offers quirky accommodation with great service for an Amazon River vessel in the Comfort class.



Pacaya Samiria Jungle of mirrors

The amenities include delicious international and local cuisine, great social areas including an Observation Deck with sunbeds and hammocks to unwind on to the rear, and a choice of interior and exterior lounges to unwind in. There are a range of cabins available differing in size and bed configurations, but all are air-conditioned cabins with hot water in their private bathrooms. The Superior Cabins can be configured for triple occupancy, and the two Amazonian View Cabins are interconnectable and share a balcony, ideal for families or groups of friends.

The Perla operates 4 and 7-day itineraries to Pacaya-Samiria – an area unrivaled for wildlife – allowing you to explore deep into the heart of the rainforest, with exciting activities such as swimming with pink dolphins and a Canopy Walk tour (River Marañon itineraries only). 



Pink dolphin at the Amazon