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As leaders in archipelago and river cruise destinations in South America and Southeast Asia, we have sailed the breadth of the beautiful Galapagos and Indonesian archipelagos and navigated the length of the mighty Amazon, Irrawaddy and Mekong rivers to bring you a comprehensive collection of the finest riverboats and expedition cruise ships available in one simple platform from which you can easily compare and contrast the entire market.

With so many places to visit, it is nearly impossible to know the ins and outs of each country, unless you live there and are destination experts that is. That’s why so many of our clients not only book expedition cruises with us, but also our enchanting custom tour packages to some of the world’s bucket list travel destinations, such as Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls, Machu Picchu, the Pantanal and Lake Titicaca in South America, and Komodo, Saigon, Angkor Wat and Halong Bay in Southeast Asia to name but a few.

As artisans of adventure travel, you can rely on our expertise and attention to detail to ensure your well-deserved vacation is crafted with the utmost care, passion and flair, and one that will live long in the memory for all the right reasons – as our customer reviews will testify!

Good to know

  • Atypical, artisanal adventures
  • Private, expert guides
  • Tailor-made travel

Key information

Destinations South America, South Asia, Southeast Asia
Activity Cruise & Sailing, Safari, Luxury, Honeymoon, Beach, Family, Adventure, Water Sports, Kayaking, Canoeing, Active, Walking, Fishing, Snorkelling, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Culinary, Food, Accessible Travel
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour

Rainforest Cruises Reviews

What people are saying about Rainforest Cruises

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Sheila W
31/07/2022

I was in communication with Remi on and off for a year, arranging to go on cruises of the Amazon rainforest and the Galapagos Islands to celebrate our 40th anniversary. He not only arranged for the boat accommodation but also the domestic flights, entrance fees etc. At every moment, I felt supported by Remi. Every email was answered promptly and every question was directly addressed – no “standard” answers given.

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Jennifer L
26/07/2022

We booked a 5 night/6 day cruise on a private yacht in the Galápagos Islands through Rainforest Cruises. Remi Van Doorn from Rainforest helped us select our boat — Sea Star Yacht/Dominica - and our itinerary. First and foremost - Remi was amazing. I was coordinating a trip for 12 people, including my immediate family, my two 80-year-old parents, and four very dear friends. We had lots of questions - all of which Remi answered quickly and thoroughly. It made our preparation for the trip much smoother.

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Leatha
12/07/2022

I can't say enough good things about the La Perla cruse in Prue! My sister and I went in late June/early July for the 7 day cruse and - wow what an experience! The ship was just like in the pictures and was beautifully maintained by the exceptional staff. The 2 guides for all the excursions were absolutely fantastic; so much knowledge, passion for the area, and always keeping things fun. The food was delicious. We got to see and do so many amazing things including hold a baby sloth, fish for piranha, see a poisonous dart frog, meet a medicine women, and so much more. Can't recommend this cruse enough!

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Mary W
04/07/2022

Our family had the best time. The cruise was exceptional and the guides were very knowledgeable. The crew on the ship were very helpful and always nice and responsive.

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Larry S
21/06/2022

This was my first time using Rain Forest Cruises and first time in South America. JP handled all the details of the cruise expertly, hand great background on the destinations and was very response to any questions or concerns. JP/Rain Forest worked with their air partner and arranged good connections, ground transportation and even maneuvered us through some air changes that changed all the land arrangements in the last two weeks and everything worked out great. I would definitely recommend JP and Rainforest Cruises

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Jeffrey
03/06/2022

Rainforest Cruises set up an amazing vacation for us in Peru. The cruise on the Amazon was fabulous followed by several days in the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco. The guides we had were very knowledgeable, the hotels and transfers were great and nothing was missed by the team at Rainforest Cruises. We had a flight delay on 1 leg of our trip and I called to verify and they had already made the adjustments with the transportation service.

Rainforest Cruises tours

Peru Amazon Adventure

Adventure by riverboat to the Peruvian Amazon

7 days From $4,325 Customisable Editor's Pick
Destinations Lima, Iquitos, Peruvian Amazon
Activity Cruise & Sailing, Luxury, Honeymoon, Adventure, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Culinary, Food
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Amazon Rainforest & Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu and Amazon riverboat adventures

10 days From $5,000 Customisable Editor's Pick
Destinations Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Iquitos, Peruvian Amazon
Activity Cruise & Sailing, Luxury, Honeymoon, Adventure, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Culinary, Food
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Indonesia Wildlife Holiday

In search of orangutans and dragons

21 days From $6,900 Customisable Editor's Pick
Destinations Komodo National Park, Bali, Flores, Mount Bromo, Tanjung Puting National Park
Activity Cruise & Sailing, Luxury, Honeymoon, Adventure, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Culinary, Food
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Machu Picchu & Galapagos

See South America's two heavy-hitters

13 days From $7,850 Customisable Editor's Pick
Destinations Ecuador, Peru
Activity Cruise & Sailing, Luxury, Honeymoon, Adventure, Active, Diving, Snorkelling, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Archaeology, Museums & Galleries, History, Culinary, Food
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Preferred hotels

A small selection of Rainforest Cruises's carefully-selected hotels. All hotels can be changed to suit your requirements and budget

Deluxe

Delfin III

Immersing deep into the Peruvian Amazon on board the Delfin III is a unique adventure any traveller would like to experience. With capacity for 43 guests, this luxury cruise showcases handmade Peruvian textiles and artwork, hardwood floors and four different room options. Fine bed linens, soft robes and all natural bath amenities pamper guests as they admire the area’s wonderful biodiversity. The vessel has been gracefully designed to ensure comfort while staying connected to nature. Through the panoramic windows of the Canopy Lounge guests have a chance to view the natural surroundings and at the same time join a Peruvian cooking class or enjoy a performance. Traditional dishes and amazing creations prepared with local ingredients are served at the Andes Dining Room; while the open-air sun deck invites guests to taste a delightful Peruvian coffee as they marvel at the view.

Superior cruise

MC Elite Galapagos

Decorated in deep navy, crisp white, rich wood, with pops of cool ocean tones, the Elite is precisely what you imagine a luxury yacht to be. The 124-foot ship is home to nine cabins and welcomes explorers of all ages.

Superior cruise

Ombak Putih

Offering seasonal cruises through some of the least-explored waters on the planet, the Ombak Putih, meaning ‘White Wave’, is a traditional, Indonesian phinisi schooner. Her shapely curved bow and elegant lines are the embodiment of the centuries’-old handcrafted boat-building skills of the Bugis people from the island of Sulawesi.

What's included

All trips with Rainforest Cruises include the following services. Get in touch to find out more.

Accommodation
Guided excursions
Ground transfers
Some meals
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