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Luxury Amazon Discovery - High Water

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Join the Aqua Nera in the remote colonial city of Iquitos, Peru for this 4-day luxury Amazon River Cruise. Journey along the Ucayali River, the Amazon’s largest tributary, as well as other neighboring rivers (the Yarapa and Dorado), each one rich in vibrant wildlife and thriving rainforests. Fish for the many species of Amazon fish, explore the dense jungle, skiff to search for endangered pink dolphins, and enjoy guided tours of the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.
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Highlights
  • Visit the Amazon's birthplace at the confluence of Ucayali & Maranon Rivers
  • Sail the Yarapa River and see a variety of enchanting wildlife
  • Meet and interact with local villagers and learn about their traditions
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Day 1: Iquitos | Amazon River | Embark

Arriving on a noon flight*, receive a warm welcome at Iquitos International Airport by the crew and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before embarking the Aqua Nera.

Settle into your generously sized suite as you begin one of life's greatest adventures. Following an introduction to the naturalist guides and a routine safety drill, gather at the restaurant for the first of many Amazonian cuisine experiences created by Aqua Nera's renowned consulting chef, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.

*Separate arrangements can be made for morning arrivals.

Day 2: Yanayacu Yacapana | Yarapa River | Ucayali River

Aboard the comfortable skiffs, set sail from the Amazon River to the Yanayacu Yacapana River. Ready your binoculars to spot tropical songbirds, black-collared hawks, and sloths. Line-fish for Amazon’s notoriously ferocious piranhas while naturalist guides share their knowledge of the Amazonia.

In the afternoon, sail to Yarapa River, a black water tributary of the Ucayali River. Here embark on a stargazing session and an excursion in search of nocturnal wildlife.

Day 3: Clavero Lake | Marañon River

Get an early start to the day to explore Clavero Lake aboard our comfortable skiffs. Here, villagers rely on traditional dugout canoes to get around. You’ll have the opportunity to swim in the lake’s calm waters or visit native residents of Amazonia who will welcome you to their community with open arms.

In the afternoon, explore the majestic Marañon River in search of different kinds of wildlife. In the evening, meet some of the crew members who have been working behind the scenes to ensure your exceptional experience aboard Aqua Nera.

Day 4: Nauta Town | Manatee Rescue Center | Disembark

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In the morning, take a guided visit to the local market and marvel at the regional produce of the Peruvian Amazon, and sample exotic snacks if you wish.

Return to the Aqua Nera for breakfast before disembarkation. En route to the airport, visit the Manatee Rescue Center, where orphaned Amazonian manatees rehabilitate before they are released back into the wild.

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Take advantage of this exclusive offer and enjoy a waiver of the single supplement fee on select 2024 and 2025 departures on board Aqua Nera, Aqua Blu, Aqua Mekong, and Aria Amazon. This offer is subject to availability for new bookings and cannot be combined with other discounts. Additional restrictions may apply. Please contact us for details.
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$4,725 2-3 travelers
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First Deck Design Suite
Measuring 322 square feet (30 sqm). Each suite has floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, California King beds that can convert into two twin beds, a interior sofa, large double closets, professional hairdryer, music docking station, air conditioning, and sleek en-suite bathrooms.
Second Deck Cabin
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Second Deck Design Suite
Measuring 322 square feet (30 sqm). Each suite has floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, California King beds that can convert into two twin beds, a interior sofa, large double closets, professional hairdryer, music docking station, air conditioning, and sleek en-suite bathrooms.

Notes

Single Supplement: 25% in addition to the double rate as posted.

Third Person Rates: 20% discount for a third passenger sleeping on the sofa bed.

Children Discounts: Children under age 12 will receive a 20% discount. A child sleeping on the sofa bed as a third passenger in the room will pay $500 per night.
Included
  • 3 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Entrance Fee 
  • Laundry Service
  • Non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Group transfers between vessel on recommended flights
  • All available non-motorized water sports
  • All meals while on board
  • Small-group excursions with expert guides.
  • Internet connection (intermittent depends on locations)
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Internal Flights: Lima - Iquitos - Lima
  • Visa
  • Private Transfers
  • Boutique purchases
  • Cocktails
  • Massage services
  • Air tickets to and from Iquitos

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