Great boat trips: readers’ travel tips

Scanning the Indian Ocean for blue whales, an Amazon ferry adventure, the engineering marvels of the Manchester ship canal … readers share their favourite trips by boat

The only way to get to the city of Iquitos in Peru is by air or boat. I took the three-day ferry from Yurimaguas along the Amazon. Sharing the ferry with cargo and cattle, the journey both fulfilled my dream of seeing the Amazon and was a unique opportunity to get to know my fellow passengers over some Cusqueña beer. My bed was a hammock strung between posts on the top deck, with my days spent looking out over the great forest, spotting toucans and pink river dolphins. An experience no tour could ever match.
kirby dominguez

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