Amazon Tours and Cruises

Amazon Tours and Cruises

If you are looking for an Amazon tour or cruise, you have come to the right place. Dawn on the Amazon’s main business is providing the best run Amazon Tours and Cruises from Iquitos Peru.

Hi Captain Bill here. I’ve written and published several articles about our cruises but they are scattered all over my blog, mixed in with over 300 other articles, and are hard to find. I’m using this article to bring all of those stories together to build a page devoted to the subject of Amazon tours and cruises so they are easy for you to find. You can use the accumulated information on this page to evaluate your options. Below are links to the appropriate articles. They provide valuable information about our cruises and destinations. I encourage you to click the links, read the articles, and use the information to inform yourself about the best choices for your Amazon adventure.

On this page I have consolidated 27 links to the Amazon tours and cruises articles. If you want to learn more about what a cruise to Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve would be like, you can click one or all of the 11 links under the sub-title, Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve. Keep in mind every cruise is different and your mileage will vary.

The same for Monkey Island, Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Our Jungle Cabin, or a fishing trip. Click the appropriate link and learn more.

Here are links to Our Riverboats page, Amazon Cruise page, and Prices page. When you finish researching a few of these links you will be much more knowledgeable. Then send an email to to book a cruise. Thank you for staying with me and considering Dawn on the Amazon.

Monkey Island

Monkey Island;

A Haven For Eco-Tourism; Monkey Island, La Isla De Los Monos;

Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve

Allpahuayo Mishana: It Ain’t Disneyland;

Dream Trip Come True;

Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve Revisited;

Here Is What Happened On Our Amazon Riverboat Cruise;

Why Does The Sloth Swim Across The River?;

Our Expedition On The Restored Rubber Boom Era Boat, The Ayapua;

Our Trip To Iquitos;

The Real Live Dawn on the Amazon Cruises Into Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve;

The Bats Of Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve, And How They Could Benefit You;

Into The Heart Of Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve;

Into The Heart Of Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve, Part Two;

Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve;

Lost on the Amazon;

Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve

Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve, Iquitos Peru;

In Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve With Friends;

Celebrating the New Year With The Monkeys In Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve;

Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve;

Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

Observations About Our Study Of Pink River Dolphins In Pacaya Samiria National Reserve;

I Am Just Another Travel Man;

Pink Dolphins In Pacaya Samiria National Reserve;

Pacaya Samiria National Reserve;

Jungle Cabin

Jungle Cabins;

Into The Heart Of Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve, Part Three; Jungle Cabin;

The Dawn on the Amazon Jungle Cabin, Llanchama Village;

Fishing Cruise

Peacock Bass Fishing Trip;

The Triple Frontier

An Amazon Cruise To Determine The Longest River In The World;

An Amazon Cruise from Iquitos Peru to a Festival at the Frontier;

Amazon Tours and Cruises

Captain Bill Grimes, Dawn on the Amazon Tours and Cruises;

Contact Captain Bill at and book a cruise today.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Raymond Gary February 27, 2011 at 10:18 am

Good Morning Bill,
I have sent you several emails and have not head from you. Maybe I had an incorredt email address. Are you still interested in working with me in arranging a customized trip of about 14 days for 6 men in early November from Iquitos to visit along the river and finally the Matees Indians? Let me know what is happening. Thanks

2 Bob Vincent August 8, 2011 at 11:07 am

We will be in the raft race Canada + 1. Is there a trip special around race time for a tour> Please let me know with thanks Bob

3 Hayley cushman May 24, 2012 at 4:04 am

Hi I was just wondering if you could send me itineraries of all the amazon tours.

4 Captain Bill May 24, 2012 at 10:04 am

Hello Hayley, we do not have set itineraries. If you read these articles you will have a good idea what we do and it will be more interesting that reading what time breakfast is served.


5 cliff friedman May 29, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Hi Bill,
Might have asked you this before if so lost your response.
(1) does it make a difference what time of the year to make one of your trips?

(2)we are hoping for a trip that maximizes wildlife . The boats sound
nice. do these trips stop daily and contain a hike? if so are they

(3) which trip do you recommend with regard to #2 & which boat ?

(4) how many days?

(5)what routes or rivers would we travel on ?

(6) prices?

(7) where would we stay the day before & after?

(8) back and fort from the airport (lima)?

6 Captain Bill May 30, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Hi Cliff, Thanks for getting in touch with me. There are advantages and disadvantages for everything. The main difference is the water level, which seasonally fluctuates 40 feet, more or less. That is primarily caused by snow melt on the east slope of the Andes, and the rain pattern that develops way upstream from Iquitos. I prefer the high water level months from December – May for most cruises, but fishing and jungle hikes are better in the low water months July – October. June and November are transitional months.

The first day is used to get away from civilization and is usually just a boat ride. The last day is primarily a boat ride getting back to civilization. The days in between are opportunities for hikes, visiting villages, fishing, swimming, bird watching and looking for wildlife.

I want to control your expectations about wildlife. Yes, there is lots of wildlife, it is mostly small, nocturnal, afraid of humans, living behind the green curtain of the dense jungle. The largest wildlife you are likely to see are pink dolphins. Then sloths, 2 or 3 species of monkeys, iguanas, poison dart frogs, maybe a snake or two, lots of butterflies, great birdwatching, and catch some piranhas. You may see more than that, particularly the more days you give us, the more opportunity, but I don’t want you to count on it. The Amazon is rich with flora and interesting insects.

Five days in the Dawn on the Amazon expedition style riverboat will give you a great chance to experience the Amazon.

We do not have set trips on only one river. Your route will be determined by how many days you give us, the water level during your time period, and where we think the best chance for you to see the wildlife observation you want to maximize.

$199 per person per day on Dawn on the Amazon. We charge by the day, not by the night.

There are hotels in most price ranges available in Iquitos for the night before and after your cruise.

Most flights go to Lima, where you will change planes to Iquitos. Another option are the 2 international flights per week, Panama City-Iquitos-Panama City, Wednesday and Saturday.

Many hotels have airport pickup and delivery. For budget hotels it is easy to take a motocarro from the airport to your hotel for S/10. We can arrange a taxi for you for less than $20 U.S. dollars.

I will copy and paste this and send it to you by email.

My best,

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