Spondias Amazon Cruise, Peru

  • Superior cruising aboard 8-berth, boutique Amazon riverboat. 

  • Four & five-day itineraries to Pacaya-Samiria Reserve

  • Great charter option, if travelling in a group.


M/V Spondias moored on Amazon River bank.

M/V Spondias moored on Amazon River bank.

The four-cabin M/V Spondias riverboat, named after a genus of flowering plant in the cashew family, is the sister vessel of the M/F Cattleya, offering superior cruising in the Loreto region of the Peruvian Amazon. 

Her four and five-day cruise itineraries explore the Marañon and Ucayali Rivers, and into some of the five million acres of protected, flooded Amazon rain forest that make up the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve.

Designed to be sleeker, with a smaller, quieter engine than other boats in the area, the Spondias can navigate along the narrow tributaries and channels of the Amazon River, increasing the chance of spotting elusive wildlife and enabling a more peaceful and comfortable journey.

Spondias' cabins have wall-to-ceiling windows.

Her four suites are stylishly furnished with king-size beds, fine linens and luxuriant bathrobes, to provide guests with a five-star feel.

Each suite has a minibar, bathroom equipped with hot showers - ideal for freshening up after a jungle excursion - and air-conditioning to keep guests cool and fresh in the Amazonian heat. 

With a maximum of eight passengers, the journey is guaranteed to be personalized and intimate, with the experienced crew attending to every need. Likewise, she is ideal to be chartered for an extended family or group of friends.  

Excursion by skiff into the Amazon jungle.

Excursion by skiff into the Amazon jungle.

Locally-trained, bilingual guides, with years of experience, escort guests on daily excursions, helping to spot wildlife and expounding on the wonders of the Amazon.

Highlights include visiting a tree-top canopy walkway, for a unique, bird's-eye view of the jungle; taking part in a shamanic ceremony; meeting local, Amazon River-dwelling villagers; and fishing for piranhas. 

Kayaking is a great way to experience Amazonia.

Kayaking is a great way to experience Amazonia.

Moreover, the Spondias carries a couple of kayaks that can be used in the calmer sections of the Amazon's many tributaries and lakes, for a peaceful and active exploration of the waterways in and around Pacaya-Samiria - the largest protected wetland reserve in the world and one of the areas of highest bio-diversity

Gourmet food aboard the Spondias.

Back onboard, guests are offered haute cuisine, as a talented chef and his team prepare gourmet dishes made from fresh, local ingredients, accompanied by specially-chosen house wines, all included in the price. You can try your hand at making some of these dishes yourself, when the chef gives an Amazon cookery class.

Spondias cruises are a great option for solo travelers, as the single supplement is only 25%.

The minimum age to go on the cruise is eight, while children under 13 receive a 25% discount. They can share a suite with their parents, using a roll-out bed. 


All prices quoted are per person sharing a cabin on a double occupancy basis.

Cabin TypeLengthPrices From
4 Days
£2,173 / $2,795 pp
Main Deck4 Days
£2,296 / $2,953 pp
Upper Deck5 Days
£2,908 / $3,740 pp
Main Deck5 Days
£3,071 / $3,950 pp

The Spondias is also ideal as a private charter for groups of family and/or friends. Ask us for the latest rates.




M/V spondias: deck plan & technical information

Spondias Amazon Cruise - Deck Plan.jpg


It was a great experience!

Carlos Ricopa, our guide, met us at the airport in Iquitos, and handled the delayed arrival of part of our group well. We finally all reached Nauta near sunset, and transferred via the skiff to the Spondias - our luxurious home for the next 5 days.

The crew was friendly, very attentive and accommodating, and our guide knowledgable, amazing us again and again with his keen eye to find and point out sights.

We often went out on the skiff at 6am, before breakfast, and once stayed in the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve until dark.

The cook served us artistically presented delicious meals.

The rooms were clean, spacious and the large bed very comfortable.

Thank you!
— Ruth Mankoff & Family - Pomona, NY