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Amazon Aria Cruise – Peru

$4,050.00

Experience the world as it was at the very beginning of time. Sail the waters of the mighty Amazon. Every week of the year, the award-winning Aqua Expeditions’ luxurious Aria Amazon takes 32 passengers deep into Peru’s Amazon wilderness to places only ever visited by only a fortunate few. Daily water-based excursions on comfortable launch boats allow guests to experience such wonders as pink dolphins and six-foot-wide water lilies, to fish for sharp-toothed piranha, and to interact with the people who live out their days along the river. The local guides enrich guest’s journeys to such little-visited areas as the remote Pacaya Samiria Reserve and the headwaters of the river, with stories about the life and folklore of the area. In fact, many of the guides grew up in Amazonia.

The 32 guests aboard the 147-foot-long Aria Amazon enjoy fine wine and haute cuisine, in all inclusive comfort equivalent to a five-star boutique hotel. The 16 over-sized staterooms all feature ensuite seating areas, generous beds, and wall-to-wall panoramic windows. The observation deck with outdoor jacuzzi and the lounge are also glorious places to sip a pisco sour and watch the world go by.

Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, one of Peru’s star chefs, created the Aria Amazon’s gourmet menu. Fine South American wines are included at every meal. Travellers can book three-, four-, or seven-night journeys, every Monday and Friday. All departures are guaranteed and prices start from $4050 USD for the 3-night cruise.. Contact us for dates.

If you would like more information on the Aria Amazon such as dates, routes, etc, please contact us. Prices from $4050USD per person (3N), $5400USD per person (4N), $9450USD per person (7N). We are also happy to arrange pre and post cruise excursions in Peru for you as well. Contact for more information [email protected] . Aqua Expeditions

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SEVEN-NIGHT ARIA AMAZON CRUISE 
HIGH WATER SEASON (November – May)

This itinerary is subject to change, due to weather and other conditions. Please contact us for other itineraries and pricing.

Day 1: Friday
IQUITOS / AMAZON RIVER

We will meet at Iquitos International Airport then enjoy lunch together at a local restaurant or we 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 we will board the ARIA AMAZON.1 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, we 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.

Day 2: Saturday
AMAZON RIVER / YARAPA RIVER / NAUTA CAÑO

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

Day 3: Sunday
MARAÑON RIVER / CASUAL JUNGLE WALK / YANAYACU-PUCATE RIVER

Rise with the sun for an early morning birdwatching along the Marañon River. After breakfast, we will take a jungle walk on the firm soil forest “Casual,” while looking for flora and fauna which include medicinal trees, insects, and poison dart frogs, and learning more about the different rainforest stratas. Later, swim, canoe or kayak in Yanayacu-Pucate River as we look for legendary pink river dolphins. Focus our hi-tech telescope on the night sky to identify the planets and constellations.

Day 4: Monday
NAUTA TOWN / VILLAGE VISIT / BIRTHPLACE OF THE AMAZON

This morning, we 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, we 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 we start our journey together along the Marañon River.

Day 5: Tuesday
YANALLPA RIVER / DORADO RIVER

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

Day 6: Wednesday
PACAYA RIVER / UCAYALI RIVER / TAPICHE RIVER

The rewards of our early start today are plentiful, including a full day excursion by skiff along the Pacaya River, going deeper into pristine landscape shared with great egret, capuchin monkeys and taricaya turtles. After lunch, we will have a paiche fishing demonstration, the second largest river fish in the world. Later, we 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.

Day 7: Thursday
CLAVERO OR YARAPA RIVER / 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, we will gather to introduce you to some of the crewmembers whom you may not have met, working “behind the scenes” to ensure your countless exceptional experiences aboard the ARIA AMAZON.

Day 8: Friday
ARRIVAL IN IQUITOS / MANATEE RESCUE CENTER / 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, we will make one last truly memorable stop at the Manatee Rescue Center, a very special kind of animal orphanage for Amazonian manatees. We will also visit San Juan craft market on route to the airport.

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