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May 14, 2025 - May 24, 2025

Amazon River Cruise

Travel with Bird Alliance of Oregon on a once-in-a-lifetime cruise through the heart of upper Amazonia, the source of one the largest rivers in the world! The Amazon region is one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet and is a true paradise. We will be birding on a variety of excursions from coastal wetlands to tropical forest walks, and exploring canals and lagoons by watercraft, while appreciating Peruvian culture and history.

Visit the Amazon - one the most biologically diverse places on the planet!

From amazing birds, to turtles, mammals, pink dolphins, unforgettable scenery and culture, you won't want to miss this epic journey on a cruise along the largest river in the world.


On our first day, we will bird along the coast of Lima, where we take the Panamerican Highway to the coastal marshes of Pantanos de Villa. We hope to come across various water birds such as White-cheeked Pintail, various species of gulls and terns, Yellow-hooded Blackbird, Many-colored Rush-tyrant, and others. We will also visit the fishing village of Pucusana where we will board a small boat and bird the bay in search of Inca Tern, Red-legged Cormorant, Peruvian Pelican, and more. 

While in Peru’s capital of Lima, originally named the City of Kings we will visit the historic center of the city, and take a guided tour of the Plaza Mayor, the San Francisco Basilica, and the Cathedral of Lima,

From Lima, we will take a flight to the Amazonian port city of Iquitos where we will spend a morning birding Allpahuayo Mishana National Park and in the afternoon walk the town to see some of the European influenced buildings dating back to the short-lived 20th century rubber boom.  

Finally, we will board the La Perla Cruise Ship – a spacious floating hotel, complete with large comfortable cabins and amazing views of the river and jungle. The ship’s outdoor deck is the perfect place to watch wildlife and relax. The center of our expedition is the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, a vast area of Amazonian jungle and seasonally flooded forest in northeastern Peru, bordered by the Marañón and Ucayali rivers. Known as the ‘jungle of mirrors,’ it is home to hundreds of bird species, Spider Monkeys, Pink River Dolphin, and incredible jungle flora, including 22 species of orchid!  

Join us on this unforgettable journey!

Trip Details

  • Trip Leader: Dan van den Broek, Peruvian Guide Doris Valencia and other Peruvian Guides 
  • Fee: $6,895 members / $7,195 non-members
  • Single supplement: $1,000 (Please see registration page for notes on lodging options).
  • Fee Includes: All ground transportation within Peru, double-occupancy lodging, breakfasts, lunches, (some dinners not included), local guide fees, park entrance fees, excursions, and the services of your skilled leaders. A portion of your fee is a tax-deductible contribution to Bird Alliance of Oregon.
  • What is NOT included: Trip fees do not include airfares and alcoholic beverages.

Notes on rooming:

8 Standard Rooms (cost based on shared accommodations) – $1,000 for standard single supplement

2 Amazon View Rooms available on upper deck (cost additional $200 p/person)

2 Superior Rooms on first deck available (cost additional $400 p/person)

1 Superior Room on observation deck available (cost additional $400 p/person)

Join us for a trip extension: Magical Birding in Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, May 24-29

On this trip to the beautiful country of Peru we will visit the Inca Capital of Cusco and the Sacred Valley. The fertile Sacred Valley was carved by the Urubamba river and surrounded by the Urubamba mountains with striking high peaks and home of the beloved mountain god Apus, who ruled all life in this land. A trip to the cloud forest and the gateway to Machu Picchu is an unforgettable experience, full of beautiful scenery, unimaginable tropical birds and the wonderful citadels of the Incas.

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Sword-billed Hummingbird, photo by Andy Morffew


May 14, 2025
May 24, 2025
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