Gate 1 Travel Announces World-Class Amazon River Cruise
The Peruvian Amazon River has long been a favorite destination of Gate 1 travelers. For many years, guests have experienced the lush and legendary rainforest from tourist-class lodges.
Now, we’re thrilled to announce that you can experience the Amazon River in a whole new way with Gate 1 Travel: aboard the world-class Amazon Discovery river ship. This deluxe 42-passenger river ship, just launched in October 2015, was custom-built to sail the waters of the Amazon, offering the ultimate in comfort and the most sweeping views of the ever-changing river and its wildlife and tribal villages. There’s no better way to experience the Amazon up close and in complete comfort!
The New Amazon Discovery: Your Floating Hotel on a Magnificent River
Observe the passing riverbanks from the comfortable indoor and outdoor lounges on the top deck. Sip a pisco sour at the full bar. Indulge yourself at the onboard spa or at the gym. And find the perfect keepsake at the ship’s boutique. The amenities on board the Amazon Discovery are elegant and refined and never over the top, because we know you’ve come to the Amazon to fully experience its spectacular wilderness and fascinating cultures without distraction. And the onboard naturalists help you do just that. Interpretive Amazon guides, many of whom grew up right on the Amazon’s shores, add immeasurably to your journey, filling you in on the plants and birdlife you’ll see along the way and sharing the region’s rich history and tribal insights.
Each suite was designed with your comfort in mind, featuring air conditioning, one king or two double beds, a sitting area for private Amazon viewing through floor-to-ceiling windows, a large bathroom with hot showers and a hair dryer, a safe, telescope, and a yoga mat so you can greet the morning in the sun splashing through your windows. What’s more, the Amazon Discovery was built to reflect the character of of your destination, with water-repellent irapay leaves laid out on the roof (just like on rainforest huts), lamp shades made from paiche fish scales, and en-suite lotions made from jungle ingredients.
Diverse Ways to Explore the Most Diverse Place on Earth
By day, you’ll embark a small skiff to explore river and tributary banks up close, perhaps spotting colorful macaws or tree sloths. Swim with pink river dolphins in a mirror-like lagoon or walk to visit local riberenos in their village. Fish for piranha or learn about local medicinal plants. By night, dine on a 3-course, carefully prepared gourmet meal of local ingredients. Enjoy a drink at the bar and gaze into a sea of stars from the top deck. And listen for the chorus of wildlife singing in the darkness, from spectacled owls to herons, from monkeys to tree frogs. What’s more, all excursions are included in your cost.
Choose from our carefully crafted itineraries to this spectacular corner of the world, each featuring a 6-night stay on the beautiful Amazon Discovery combined with even more discoveries of Peru:
Explore the Peruvian capital of Lima before your 6-night Amazon cruise, for a 10-day exploration.
Enjoy a comprehensive 8-night tour of the Sacred Valley (including Machu Picchu), Cuzco, and Lima, then embark your 6-night Amazon cruise, making for an incredible 16-day adventure (or a 15-day trip if you’re departing from Miami).
We look forward to welcoming you aboard the Amazon Discovery, the latest addition to the Gate 1 Travel family!