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Luxury Amazon Cruise: Aria Amazon

Duration
4-8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 9,040

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$ 9,040

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Day 1

Iquitos to Amazon River

You will meet at Iquitos International Airport then enjoy lunch together at a local restaurant or you will serve a box lunch en route, depending on the flight arrival time. The afternoon continues with an introduction to this historic city and the opportunity to meet an indigenous Amazon community. 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
Duration7 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

Amazon River to Yarapa River to Nauta Cano

Aboard our comfortable skiffs, you set sail from the Amazon River to the Yarapa River. Keep your binoculars ready to spot tropical songbirds, black collared hawks and sloths. You'll go fishing for Amazonia's notoriously ferocious piranhas while our naturalist guides share stories of Lake Moringo. As the sun sets, you head off on an evening's wildlife excursion with extraordinary stargazing on the black waters of Nauta Cano.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Maranon Creek to Suspended Bridges Yanayacu - Pucate River

Rise with the sun to explore a 'lost river' along the Maranon River. After breakfast, you will take a jungle walk across suspended bridges deep into the high Amazon rainforest. Later, swim, canoe or kayak in Yanayacu-Pucate River as you look for legendary pink river dolphins. Focus our hi-tech telescope on the night sky to identify the planets and constellations.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Nauta Town to Village Visit to Birthplace of the Amazon

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. In the afternoon, you witness one of the great spectacles of the Southern Hemisphere, the birthplace of the Amazon River. Tonight you will meet the new passengers who have signed on for the four-night trip, as you start our journey together along the Maranon River.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Yanallpa River to Dorado River

By skiff, you explore the black waters of the Yanallpa River, disembarking to walk deep into the Amazonian rain forest. Later, you board the skiffs again to cruise along the El Dorado River for a dusk excursion in search of exotic nocturnal wildlife.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

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 their jungle products to the port of Requena, keeping an eye out for pink river dolphins.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Clavero or Yarapa River to Amazon River

Choose to go jungle walking, canoeing, kayaking or swimming on the black water Yarapa or Clavero River in the morning. Visit a remote Amazonia village in the afternoon. 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 8

Arrival in Iquitos to Manatee Rescue Center to Transfer to the Airport

At the Bellavista Nanay morning market along the Nanay River, sample exotic snacks from the Peruvian Amazon like 'Suri', Amazon caterpillars that are considered especially appetizing. Return to the ARIA for breakfast and to pack up. Before saying goodbye, you will make one last truly memorable stop at the Manatee Rescue Center, a very special kind of animal orphanage for Amazonian manatees. You will also visit San Juan craft market on route to the airport. Lunch or box lunch will be provided, depending on the exact departure flight time, which may vary. Other local 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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