Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is to sail in South America for the first time with a dedicated ship on the Amazon.

Two itineraries will be offered from September 2020 on the Peruvian section of the river.

A 15-day Peruvian Amazon & Machu Picchu Exploration includes a land stay in Lima followed by a seven-night cruise through the Amazon rainforest, ending with trips to the Sacred Valley,  Machu Picchu, and Cusco.

An 11-day Peruvian Rivers & Rainforest trip sails through the Amazon River from Iquitos.

Prices start at £11,799 per person, including return flights and one-way free business class upgrade. The first voyage is due to depart on September 23 next year with bookings available from December 16.

Native naturalist guides will be on board to assist in spotting wildlife and meeting village locals, according to the company.

The cruises will be operated by “eco-friendly” 16-suite ship Aria Amazon with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Features include a whirlpool bath, indoor lounge and bar and an outdoor observation deck. Unlimited spirits and wines, five-star meals, airport transfers, gratuities, excursions, entertainment and wi-fi access are included.

Uniworld president and CEO Ellen Bettridge said: “We’re beyond thrilled to launch these extraordinary trips in South America, a completely new destination for us.

“We’ve seen great success with our exotic cruises and know these Peruvian Amazon itineraries have the perfect combination of luxury, active adventure, and comfort that our guests appreciate.

“Between the four new Super Ships we’re introducing and now a brand-new destination, we’re anticipating that 2020 will be one of our most exciting years yet and that these next-level experiences will continue to elevate the overall Uniworld experience for our guests.”