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Amazon Discovery

About Amazon Discovery

Classic style makes a trip on the famous Avalon Amazon itinerary a treasure and a joy. Taking the smart design talents of Avalon Waterways to new heights of sophistication, a variety of suites and cabins are able to match the needs of even the most discerning cruise lover. That said, the elegance of your surroundings is balanced by approachable, friendly staff who are always happy to help you get your bearings.

With complementary hot beverages to enjoy and a bar stocked with a variety of refreshing drinks, befriending your fellow guests is both a pleasure and an ease. The entertainment lounge presents nightly shows and Amazon Discovery also has a dedicated outdoor viewing deck, giving you the opportunity to survey the glorious tapestry of natural and architectural beauty to be experienced.

During your stay onboard, your health and fitness can be kept at a peak courtesy of the gym facilities and machinery. A specialised rainforest-themed spa soothes away your exertions and concerns, while the option to listen to natural history talks on the defining locales you’re sailing through ensures that Amazon Discovery is as much about nourishing your mind as your body.

Nourishment in the more traditional form is also an element of your cruise. In fact, cooking classes are all part of the fun, but don’t pass up the chance to take in a meal prepared by one of Amazon Discovery’s top chefs. The dishes of Peru and an international menu makes for a well rounded selection.


See What's Inside

This spacious and indulgent ship boasts an intimate atmosphere with only 22 suites, allowing a maximum of 44 guests on board. Each of these luxury suites features en-suite sitting areas, individual air conditioning, polished and sustainable wood flooring, and floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that frame the Amazon Jungle in the backdrop. 

Soft lighting, natural fibres and neutral hues create a relaxing and luxuriously comfortable enclave where one’s only challenge may be to decide whether to gaze upon the Amazon from atop a luxurious bed, made with 100% cotton high thread count sheets or while lounging on the open-air deck, binoculars in hand. Two-times-daily cabin service ensures that your suite is always fresh and perfect, making the wilds of the Amazon a little tamer. 

It’s truly the best ship on the Amazon.


Fauna Stateroom

Fauna Staterooms provide guests with Bedside tables with reading lamps, a complimentary reusable water bottle, deluxe beds with fine Peruvian linens, European-style duvets and pillow menu, hairdryer and premium bath amenities, in-room safe, iPod/MP3 dock with alarm clock, a telescope, choice of bed configuration- either twin beds or one double bed, daily maid service with nightly turndown service, easy under-bed luggage storage, individual climate control, and an internal communication system.

Fauna Staterooms also come with a seating area so guests can watch the world go by from the comfort of their room.

  • 237 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2

Flora Suite

Flora Suites provide guests with Bedside tables with reading lamps, a complimentary reusable water bottle, deluxe beds with fine Peruvian linens, European-style duvets and pillow menu, hairdryer and premium bath amenities, in-room safe, iPod/MP3 dock with alarm clock, a telescope, choice of bed configuration- either twin beds or one double bed, daily maid service with nightly turndown service, easy under-bed luggage storage, individual climate control, and an internal communication system.

Flora Suites also come with a seating area so guests can watch the world go by from the comfort of their room.

  • 237 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2

Estuary Suite

Estuary Suites provide guests with Bedside tables with reading lamps, a complimentary reusable water bottle, deluxe beds with fine Peruvian linens, European-style duvets and pillow menu, hairdryer and premium bath amenities, in-room safe, iPod/MP3 dock with alarm clock, a telescope, choice of bed configuration- either twin beds or one double bed, daily maid service with nightly turndown service, easy under-bed luggage storage, individual climate control, and an internal communication system.

Estuary Suites also come with added amenities such as a seating area so guests can watch the world go by from the comfort of their room, a complimentary 60-minute spa treatment per guest, the services of a personal butler, stocked mini-bar, bottomless ice bucket, complimentary laundry, evening canapés, and in-room breakfast upon request.

  • 253 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2

Amazonia Suite

Amazonia Suites provide guests with Bedside tables with reading lamps, a complimentary reusable water bottle, deluxe beds with fine Peruvian linens, European-style duvets and pillow menu, hairdryer and premium bath amenities, in-room safe, iPod/MP3 dock with alarm clock, a telescope, choice of bed configuration- either twin beds or one double bed, daily maid service with nightly turndown service, easy under-bed luggage storage, individual climate control, and an internal communication system.

Amazonia Suites also come with added amenities such as a seating area so guests can watch the world go by from the comfort of their room, a complimentary 60-minute spa treatment per guest, the services of a personal butler, stocked mini-bar, bottomless ice bucket, complimentary laundry, evening canapés, and in-room breakfast upon request.

  • 597 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2

Sun Deck

  • Wheelhouse
  • Bar
  • Canopy Lounge & Open Air Covered Lounge
  • Spa
  • Plunge Pool

Upper Deck

  • Dining Room
  • Galley
  • Amazonia Suite
  • Flora Staterooms

Main Deck

  • Estuary Suites
  • Fauna Staterooms
  • Crew Area

Experience famed Peruvian cuisine—a combination of tastes from the Incas, Spanish, Chinese, Africans, Italians, and Japanese. Each meal is locally sourced and designed by an expert culinary team with a selection of Peruvian dishes as well as Western favorites. As you take in the passing scenery, indulge in the innovative menus featuring roasted meats, grilled fish, savory vegetables, sun ripened tropical fruits, decadent desserts, and free-flowing wine.

While breakfast and lunch are served buffet style, dinner is served at your table with a choice of entrees. The culinary experience on the Amazon Discovery is superb. Paired with premium South American wines, each meal promises to be a Peruvian culinary feast.


Andes Dining Room

Experience famed Peruvian cuisine—a combination of tastes from the Incas, Spanish, Chinese, Africans, Italians, and Japanese. Each meal is locally sourced and designed by an expert culinary team with a selection of Peruvian dishes as well as Western favorites. As you take in the passing scenery, indulge in the innovative menus featuring roasted meats, grilled fish, savory vegetables, sun ripened tropical fruits, decadent desserts, and free-flowing wine.

While breakfast and lunch are served buffet style, dinner is served at your table with a choice of entrees. The culinary experience on the Amazon Discovery is superb. Paired with premium South American wines, each meal promises to be a Peruvian culinary feast.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Regional

Hard wood, sustainably harvested from the local rainforest and colourful, handmade Peruvian textiles.... On board the Amazon Discovery, the rainforest is never far away yet five-star comforts and conveniences abound. At 170 feet, this intimate yet spacious river-ship is uniquely capable of providing an unforgettable Amazon River experience.


Canopy Lounge

Relax in the indoor, air-conditioned Canopy lounge with a book on the Amazon, listening to a lecture, learning how to prepare a Peruvian ceviche, or enjoying a glass of wine. The floor to ceiling windows that encompass the lounge ensure you won’t miss any of the ever-changing scenery of Amazonia as you cruise, and all whilst the ship’s staff cater to your every whim.

Open Air Deck

On the tranquil open-air deck, practice yoga or savour a rich Peruvian coffee as you watch the sunrise. Curl up with a book on a cushioned chaise or go for a dip in the sparkling plunge pool. And in the evening, gather in the shaded lounge to sip Pisco Sours as you revel in the sounds of the jungle coming to life.

For those seeking a little more strenuous activity, an air-conditioned exercise room is available. Or what better way to relax after a day of adventurous sightseeing by having a stone massage or skin treatment in the Rainforest Spa?...


Rainforest Spa

Since ancient times, the Amazon rainforest has been the ultimate source of mystique-filled cures and exotic elixirs. In the serene Rainforest Spa, this tradition continues with indulgent remedies. Yucamani stone massages, soothing avocado wraps, invigorating coffee-cacao scrubs that promote wellness and rejuvenation for the mind and body.

Fitness Room

Located on the Sun Deck, along side the Rainforest Spa, a Fitness room is available for guests to use to help keep fit whilst cruising along the Amazon.

The Amazon Discovery, a ship so perfectly suited to its environment, even mother nature would be proud. While cruising the Amazon River, guests will explore one of the largest expanses of tropical rainforest in the world, and immerse themselves in the most biologically diverse region on earth.


Wildlife Watching Excursions

Each of the Naturalists onboard lead guests of the Amazon Discovery on daily expeditions aboard comfortable skiffs deep into the Amazon’s tributaries and on foot into the sultry Amazon rainforest. True ribereños, or “river dwellers”, the English speaking Amazon experts onboard grew up on the banks of the Amazon, and know every bird and mammal call as well as they do the sound of their mother’s voice. They possess a local native’s ability to spot a brown-throated three-toed sloth sleeping high up in the tree canopy, an anaconda slithering along the shoreline and even the elusive capybara hiding in the high grass after nightfall.

The black waters of the Yana Yacu Pucate River (a protected area within the Pacaya Samiria Reserve) will allow guests the chance to see parrots, hummingbirds, hawks, and “laughing” falcons. Spot pink and grey dolphins swimming below and red howler monkeys in the canopy above. Zoom-in on exotic spiders, dragonflies, butterflies, and tarantulas. Perhaps even catch glimpses of the endangered charapa turtle, spider monkey, giant river otter, or red macaw.

The largest wildlife preserve in Peru, Pacaya Samiria boasts more than five million acres of rich biodiversity. Throughout the day, expert naturalist guides will assist you in identifying flora and fauna from more than 527 species of birds, 102 mammals, 69 reptiles, 58 amphibians, nearly 300 varieties of fish, 1024 species of wild and cultivated plants, and innumerable classes of insects.

Onboard Experiences

Special onboard experiences are presented by local chefs, entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise.

Native Village Visits

Cruise up another tributary and visit the local community of Santa Ana Village. Here, guests will be treated to an enchanting dance performance by the children, with music provided by the parents. After the show, guests will have a chance to shop their arts and crafts market. 

The Momon tributary leads to the village of the Bora people who maintain many of their original beliefs and customs. After coming ashore, guests will meet members of the Bora community, visit their ceremonial lodge (maloca), and witness an exhilarating, stick-thumping, traditional dance performance.

Iquitos City Tour

Upon arrival in Iquitos, you’ll be greeted by a member of the Amazon Discovery team. A short, air-conditioned, motor coach ride takes you through bustling streets where much of the city’s historical flavour can be seen in rickshaws, colourful tuk-tuks, and 19th century mansions financed by the rubber boom.

Originally inhabited by Amerindian hunter-gatherers, Iquitos was established as a port city during the Spanish Colonial era. In the late 19th century, an increase in demand for rubber drew large numbers of European immigrants to the area. While this “rubber boom” brought great wealth and commercial development, it also had a devastating effect on the native populations.

Upon arrival at Itaya River port, you’ll board the Amazon Discovery, then gather for cocktails and a celebratory welcome dinner as you make your way out of port and into the Amazon River.

Ship Specifications

Launched:
2015
Refitted:
N/A
Tonnage:
Language:
en-GB
Length:
51m (167ft)
Speed:
knots
Decks:
3
Crew:
29
Cabins:
22
Occupancy:
44
Currency:
USD