South America Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Amazon cruise in Peru

Jump to last reply

Does anyone know if Dec 7 to 17 be too rainy to do a cruise on the Amazon from Iquitos, Peru?

1 Reply |

Add a Reply
  • Report Abuse

    That is considered the beginning of "high water season" and I love being in the area when the water is high but December is not bad at all. I was just back in May on the Delfin and the water was still quite high and it was fabulous. Here is some info about High Water Season -

    Peru’s rainy season runs from December through May - summer and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. This is our relatively cooler and wetter season when the Amazon region receives a little more than half (60%) of its total rainfall. During the high water season the average temperature is 86 degrees Fahrenheit, only 12 degrees cooler than in the low water season.
    There are great benefits to traveling to Peru’s Amazon at this time of year. Perhaps most important, the Amazon Basin’s rivers and streams are about 23 feet higher than they are during the low water season, meaning that every river, creek and lake is navigable. Thus, you are able to explore on your cruise excursions by skiff, more of the waterways of Amazonia and will have access to areas with more plant life and wildlife than if you travel to Peru during the low water season. The flooded waterways put travelers much closer to the Amazon jungle canopy, where monkeys play and our beautiful Amazon birds like to roost. In fact, you are very likely to see many more mammals, both monkeys and others, during the high water season.

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all South America activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report In Celebration of Retiring: A Luxe Trip to Peru
  2. 2 SA for the first time. solo,female
  3. 3 Language study in Brazil
  4. 4 Lima to Foz
  5. 5 A few specific questions about activities in Argentina with kids
  6. 6 Trip Report Patagonia Trip Report: Kayaking, Riding and Hiking in the South
  7. 7 Trip Report The Inca Trail - It's a Long Way Down
  8. 8 Car rental in Patagonia
  9. 9 Itinerary Feedback
  10. 10 Chile Private Tour
  11. 11 Columbia Questions
  12. 12 Your tips on Galapagos 2015 for Single Traveler
  13. 13 Chile reciprocity fee - Canadian citizens
  14. 14 Argentina Holiday Help
  15. 15 itinerary Help for Peru with Kids
  16. 16 driving up the coast from rio de janeiro to salvador
  17. 17 Chile - IVA Tax
  18. 18 Christmas present to Cusco?
  19. 19 Trip Report Trip Report
  20. 20 arpilleras - where to buy ?
  21. 21 Trip Report Astrid y Gaston, Lima, Peru: A mini trip report for foodies only
  22. 22 Cusco, Pto Maldonado, Titicaca and Trujillo!
  23. 23 Trip Report Chile, Brazil and New York Trip report - live
  24. 24 flights from Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls
  25. 25 3 Days Extra in NW Argentina
View next 25 » Back to the top