To sail on La Perla is to experience the authentic amazon; to embark on a trip to the most intimate depths of the jungle; to feel the magic of a unique adventure that will take you to discover virgin and unexplored corners; a journey that will connect you directly with the immensity of nature, where nothing matters more than what is authentic on the planet and, above all, what is authentic in oneself.
Magic is a constant in the amazon rainforest of Peru, every being, every corner, has an essence to discover and only those who have lived and studied the amazon over the years can understand and transmit it. Our expert naturalist guides aboard la Perla, with more than 20 years in the area, are the best hands to take to discover the infinity of the peruvian amazon; leading as you feel the culture and the amazonian life in your own skin .
The outdoor hammock area of la Perla is a unique place where you can feel the caress of the amazonian air in your face. Breathing becomes an inexplicable experience in a space dedicated to relaxation and contemplation— a space where you can let yourself go in the confines of a land that seems to never end, while the movement of the waters cradles you.
The itineraries are based on the seasons of rain / high water and drought / low water. All activities are optional although we encourage our passengers to test their adventurous side.
Rainy season (high river levels) - december to may dry season (low river levels) - june to november
Amazon river voyages depart from the port city of Iquitos on saturday and wednesdays from the port Nauta city, Peru. Iquitos is served by numerous daily flights from Lima, Peru’s capital. The flights take one hour and twenty five minutes.
M/v la Perla of 42 meters long was built in 2003 and fully refreshed in 2016, for to be as comfortable as possible, while still offering a perfect interaction with nature: the shallow draught allows visits to locations inaccessible to many other boats; and the outboard powered skiff that she carries are used for trips in lagoons, narrow channels, creeks and flooded forest. 
14 cabins
  • 09 Standard cabins.
  • 02 Amazon View cabins.
  • 03 Superior cabins.
  • Standard Cabin, with exterior view and panoramic windows
  • Amazon View Cabin, with exterior view and with balconies
  • Superior Cabin, Spacious with panoramic views.
All with air-conditioning and private bathroom.
Cabin Features
  • Standard Cabins of 14m2/ 151 sqft, with two twin beds or one queen bed and private bathroom with shower.
  • Amazon View cabins of 16m2/ 173sqft, with one queen bed or one king bed, and private bathroom with shower.
  • Superior Cabin of 20m2/ 215 sq ft, with two twin beds convertibles in Californian King size and private bathroom with shower.
Equipped with a desk, wardrobe, chest of drawers, dresser, hairdryer and amenities basket. The cabin has smoke detectors and hot water 24 hours a day.
• Exterior Lounge
• Interior Lounge/ Lecture room
• Dining Room
• Observation Deck
• Hammock Area
Year of Manufacture
Renovation Year
Calling Port
  Nauta, Iquitos - Peru
Registered in
Type of Vessel
  River Cruise Ship
  42.00 m
  09.00 m
  01.70 m / 5’
Gross Tons
  08 knots
Electrical Power
  110 / 220 volts.
Main Engines
  1 caterpillar marine engine of 365 HP
  1 x 85 KW Perkins, 1 x 60 KW Perkins and 1 x 30 kw. Perkins.
Water Treatment System
  Water Treatment Plant of 6000 liters.
 Radio communication system with separate battery, satellite phone, life jackets, flare signals, fire extinguishers and smoke detectors in each cabin, onboard defibrillator.
Two auxiliary aluminium boats equipped with four-stroke low emission engines, constant radio communication with the ship. Two boats with capacity of 20 passengers each and one with capacity of 6 passengers.
  15, including Cruise Director and 2 naturalist bilingual guides (englishspanish).
  Up to 32 passengers with private facilities.