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Dawn on the Amazon Tours and Cruises

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#185 Malecon Maldonado | Post Office Box 528, Iquitos, Peru
+51 65 223730
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Personalized Introduction to the Amazon

If you want a sanitized, luxury cruise of the Amazon, this is not what you get with Dawn of the... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Detroit, Michigan
via mobile
Still the best hippie hangout in Iquitos

Eaten here many times over the years. While Bill, the owner passed away last year, it is still... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Breckenridge, Colorado
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Amazon tours and Amazon cruises on the upper Amazon River and its tributaries, and the rainforest, from Iquitos Peru. The Dawn on the Amazon Tours and Cruises riverboats are big enough for you to be comfortable and relaxed, but small enough to access the tributaries and lakes where larger cruise ships can not go. If you have an extra day in Iquitos before or after your cruise, Dawn on the Amazon also provides fun, interesting, and educational day trips. Thank you for your consideration.
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#185 Malecon Maldonado | Post Office Box 528, Iquitos, Peru
+51 65 223730

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

If you want a sanitized, luxury cruise of the Amazon, this is not what you get with Dawn of the Amazon. This is a subdued, mattress pads on the floor, lawn chair seating adventure in an open, hand-made wooden craft that opens up to anything...More

1  Thank dougie0324
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Eaten here many times over the years. While Bill, the owner passed away last year, it is still being well run. Andrew is an excellent server and I will go back again and again

1  Thank SiriusSkier23
Reviewed 27 May 2017

A visit to the Belen market is a must, but with Jino from Dawn on the Amazon as your guide. We saw the full range of local foods harvested from air, land, and river, and had opportunities to try some of them. Jino was such...More

Thank Aileen1313
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This was by far our favorite restaurant in Iquitos. Fresh, plentiful, delicious food in a pleasant location on the waterfront. Warm and friendly staff are always helpful. We also took an excellent trip to the Belen market with Jino. So smart, kind, and Incredibly knowledgeable!...More

1  Thank Alan_katherine
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We took a 3-day tour of the Amazon rainforest with Dawn on the Amazon in December, 2016. It turned out to be a private tour for 2 of us, as no one else booked during our slot. Our tour guide Jino was excellent, talking about...More

4  Thank RandyC1963
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I did the one day trip to Belen markets and Amazon River cruise. A motokarro to Belen markets is 5 Soles and getting some boat probably 50 Soles So why pay more for this tour? (Disclaimer: it's worth every penny!) - you'll get an excellent...More

4  Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went on a river cruise for 3 days and 2 nights at the start of our three week trip to Peru. I couldn't recommend it highly enough. Jino the guide was enthusiastic and so knowledgeable. They made the whole trip completely...More

5  Thank Rachelmccoll
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We went for a 5 day camping trip into the Pacaya Samiria reserve organized by Dawn on the Amazon. Everything was more or less as advertised - we needed one full day to get there, travelling by car and boat and one day to come...More

Thank nzlatev
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had a tour the day prior to this trip and had seen all the primary sites in the area, so that left Gino with the need to be a great planner. Well, he came through with an entire day of places to see. We...More

1  Thank treking
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This was one of the best trips we have ever taken. The Dawn of the Amazon is amazing. We had a wonderful captain, great guide (Gino), and Judy an amazing cook. This was all for just a family of four. They went all out for...More

2  Thank HappyTravels1135
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16 September 2016|
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Response from HappyTravels1135 | Reviewed this property |
This is heartbreaking. I could tell he was very well liked and loved by those who worked with him. Please offer our condolences to them. We took a cruise with Gino, Judy and Captain in May and met Bill at the café when we... More
Jarvis P
1 July 2016|
Response from Melissa M | Reviewed this property |
I highly recommend Wilson Diaz Inapi. Very informative, trustworthy guy that speaks great english. He taught me a lot while I was there. His email: wpiscis.19@hotmail