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Luxury Amazon Cruise: Aria Amazon

Duration
4-8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,166

Beginning in Iquitos, spend 4 days sailing in the Amazon. Float down the Tahuayo, spotting a variety of wildlife then explore the Yacapana Islands before visiting Puerto Miguel village.

In celebration of the launch of a new collaboration between Aqua Expeditions and Jean-Michel Cousteau, there will be a series of special luxury cruises featuring this world-renowned champion of ocean conservation and environmental protection.

2018 Departures
February 9th – 3, 4 or 7 Night Itinerary
February 12th - 4 Night Itinerary
October 5th - 3 & 7 Night Itinerary
October 8th - 4 Night Itinerary


With 60% of its land area covered by Amazon rainforest, Peru boasts the largest number of bird species on Earth and the third largest number of mammals. Departing from Iquitos, spend 4 days aboard the Aria, a luxurious vessel boasting 12 oversize cruise suites with exterior windows to ensure you get the most out of your adventure.

Traverse the Huaysi canal and Tahuayo black water river, and look for Iguanas on the Yacapana Islands. Excursion options allow you to see the side of the jungle that interests you, either by skiff or on guided walks. See howler monkeys, river dolphins, tamarins and over 200 bird species up close. Your journey comes to a memorable end at Puerto Miguel village where you can meet the local people and learn about the culture, art and folklore in this remote part of the world.


 

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Duration
4-8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,166

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Day 1

Iquitos to Nauta - Embarkation - Maranon River

You will meet at Iquitos International Airport then journey together by air-conditioned vehicle through the Peruvian countryside to arrive at our Nauta Lounge in time for lunch, or you will serve a box lunch en route depending on the flight arrival time. In the afternoon, you will set off on your first skiff excursion to visit the birthplace of the Amazon. At 6:00pm, You will board the ARIA AMAZON. Settle into your generously proportioned suite as you begin one of life's greatest adventures. Following a routine safety drill and introduction to our naturalist guides, you gather for innovative Amazonian cuisine created by our Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, whose restaurant, Malabar, is the one of Lima's top ranked dining experiences.

Meal Plan Highlight Dinner
Duration4 Nights
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Aria Amazon

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    Aria Amazon



    Custom built by leading Peruvian architect Jordi Puig, the Aria Amazon allows her guests to explore the Peruvian Amazon in utmost comfort. The 45 meter (147 foot) Aria Amazon set sail in 2011 following the success of its sister ship, the Aqua Amazon. Spacious and ...

    Custom built by leading Peruvian architect Jordi Puig, the Aria Amazon allows her guests to explore the Peruvian Amazon in utmost comfort. The 45 meter (147 foot) Aria Amazon set sail in 2011 following the success of its sister ship, the Aqua Amazon.

    Spacious and indulgent, yet intimate enough to feel entirely exclusive, the 16-cabin Aria Amazon incorporates extremely generous dining and lounging areas including an outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the Amazon's riverviews. The striking matte black hulled ship can accommodate a maximum of 32 guests plus 24 crew including the paramedic and four English speaking naturalist guides. Aqua Expeditions highly experienced cruise ship captain and crew and the Aqua Expedition's rigorous cruise ship standards ensure smooth travel and safety on the waters of the Amazon.

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Day 2

Ucayali River to Pacaya River

Boarding our skiffs, you start the day like Amazon River dwellers, cruising along the Ucayali River. As these farmers and fishermen go about their business, you search for pink river dolphins in these pristine waters. Later in the day, you return to the skiffs, to ride along the black waters of the Pacaya River at dusk, searching for the mysterious wildlife that come out after dark and with extraordinary stargazing.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Pacaya River to Ucayali River to Tapiche River

The rewards of our early start today are plentiful, including a breakfast picnic accompanied by jungle symphony and fishing along the black waters of the Pacaya River. After lunch, you venture out by skiffs on the Ucayali River alongside the banana boats transporting jungle products to the port of Requena, keeping an eye out for pink river dolphins.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Clavero Lake to San Jose Flooded Forest

Choose to go jungle walking, canoeing, kayaking or swimming on the black water Yarapa or Clavero River in the morning. Come afternoon, take a short jungle walk in the San Jose flooded forest and see the unforgettable giant water lilies. This evening before dinner, you will gather to introduce you to some of the crew members whom you may not have met, working "behind the scenes" to ensure your countless exceptional experiences aboard the ARIA AMAZON.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Arrival in Nauta - Manatee Rescue Center - Transfer to the Airport

This morning, you will visit the local fresh market with your guides who can identify the day's catch by the fishermen of Amazonia and the region's exotic fruits. Return to the ARIA for breakfast and to pack up. Before saying goodbye, you visit the Manatee Rescue Center, a kind of animal orphanage for Amazonian manatees to rescue, rehabilitate and release them back into the wild. You will also visit San Juan craft market on route to the airport. Lunch or box lunch is included, depending on the exact departure flight time, which can vary. Other activities may be included according to the flight schedule.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

4 Day - Friday
5 Day - Monday
8 Day - Friday

SPECIAL DEPARTURES:

In celebration of the launch of a new collaboration between Aqua Expeditions and Jean-Michel Cousteau, there will be a series of special luxury cruises featuring this world-renowned champion of ocean conservation and environmental protection.

2018 Departures
February 9th – 3, 4 or 7 Night Itinerary
February 12th - 4 Night Itinerary
October 5th - 3 & 7 Night Itinerary
October 8th - 4 Night Itinerary

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 3, 4 or 7 nights' accommodation
  • Excursions as indicated in the itinerary
  • Pacaya Samiria entrance fee
  • Transfers to/from vessel when arriving on reccommended flights
  • Meals as indicated

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

OTHER INFORMATION:

Amazon Wildlife List (PDF)

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates will apply, Limited seats/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability.  Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request – please inquire. 

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