Machu Picchu stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height; its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments.
While all the Amazon cruises featured on our webpage offer comfortable accommodation, good food, interesting itineraries and knowledgeable guides, the four boats in our Luxury category really stand out for their amenities, service and attention to detail. Here’s why:
First-rate Accommodation: the cabins are spacious, the beds are large (California king size available), the linen, toiletries and towels are of the best quality, and overall, the atmosphere is extremely inviting. All cabins are climate-controlled and enclosed, ensuring critter-free, restful sleep. Hot water is always available in your spacious, private bathroom.
Gourmet Cuisine: the menus on board are a real source of pride and care, designed by world-class chefs to make the best use of the national recipes and locally-sourced ingredients. Meal times are a truly special experience, as guests await expectantly for the next dish, with the real possibility of new flavors. Even the table decor changes with every meal!
Well-appointed Public Areas: the Amazon cruise itineraries contain plenty of down time, especially during the hottest part of the day, and these luxury ships provide a selection of welcoming, comfortable areas – such as the bar, library, lounge or sun deck – to relax, chat to your fellow travelers or crew members, read a book and watch the Amazon jungle glide gently past.
Outstanding Staff & Crew: for many, the most memorable aspect of an Amazon jungle tour are the people one meets along the way. Key among these are the guides and ship’s crew, who are hand-picked for their knowledge, amiability and hard work. Their presence complements the first-class surroundings perfectly.
First-class Transport: not only are the Amazon cruiseships themselves luxurious, but the transfers to and from the airport are in luxury vehicles. And while waiting to board the cruise boats, there are very comfortable embarkation lounges at the port, to enjoy a welcome fruit juice and get a first taste of life on the river.