How it works:
- Foreigners have being held up robbed by armed gangs while on boat cruises along the Amazon River (e.g. Delfin Amazon Discovery in 2016).
Places to beware:
- Iquitos: Amazon River
What to do:
- Travel with a reputable cruise company and ask what kind of security they provide before you commit.
- Offline operators: ask – is the operator licensed? Is there a website, office and working phone number? Are there real online reviews? What does the price cover – is it too cheap?
- Online platforms: GetYourGuide (leading day tour platform globally) also has some popular boat tours.