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Luxury Amazon Explorer - High Water

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Embark on this 5-day luxury cruise aboard the Aqua Nera. Begin in the remote colonial city of Iquitos, Peru, and voyage into the Amazon rainforest. Go piranha fishing, trek into the dense jungle in search of Amazon monkeys, watch pink dolphins at play, and enjoy guided tours of Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. Expert guides take you each day by skiff to explore the flooded forest and local villages on this unforgettable journey.
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Highlights
  • Explore the black water river and observe many species of flora and fauna
  • Watch the famous Amazon River dolphins, pink or gray, along your journey
  • Fish for ferocious piranhas and other fish species in Lake Moringo
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Iquitos Airport | Nauta | Embark

Arriving on a noon flight*, receive a warm welcome at Iquitos International Airport by the crew and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. The afternoon continues with an introduction to the historic city of Iquitos and the opportunity to visit an indigenous Amazon community.

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-pucate River | Lisboa Town

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Rise with the sun for an early morning birdwatching along the Marañon River and enjoy breakfast in the middle of the jungle. Later, swim, canoe or kayak in Yanayacu-Pucate River as you look for the legendary pink river dolphins. In the afternoon, visit to an Amazonian village, to interact with the native people and visit local schoolchildren.

Day 3: Samiria River

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The rewards for an early start today are plentiful: a full day excursion including a picnic lunch that is accompanied by the jungle symphony, and fishing along the black waters of the Samiria River. On the way back to the Marañon River after lunch, venture out by skiffs alongside the banana boats transporting jungle products, keeping an eye out for pink river dolphins.

Day 4: Nauta Caño River - Jungle Walk In Casual

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
As the day begins, embark on a morning wildlife excursion on the extraordinary blackwater Nauta Caño River. In the afternoon, you will take a jungle walk on the firm soil forest of Casual while looking for flora and fauna which may include medicinal trees, insects and poison dart frogs. Learn more about the different rainforest strata and ecosystems. At night, focus the hi-tech telescope on the sky to identify the stars, planets and the milky way.

Day 5: Arrival In Iquitos | Manatee Rescue Center | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
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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Early Booking Offer - Book until December 31, 2022, and take advantage of 20% savings. Additional restrictions may apply. Please contact us for details.
Valid on all 2022, 2023, and 2024 departures 

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Last Minute Offer - Free Air to the Amazon! Book now and receive complimentary roundtrip flights, to Lima/Iquitos (up to $350 per person). Free air is provided in the form of a credit on Aqua Expeditions booking and holds no cash value. Additional restrictions may apply. Please contact us for details.  
Valid for September - December 2022 departure dates only

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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.
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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.
Included
  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Entrance Fee 
  • Transfers to/from vessel when arriving/departing on recommended flights to/from Iquitos.
  • Non-alcoholic beverages, house wine and beer. 
  • Scuba Diving
  • Laundry Service
  • Alcoholic and non specified beverages
  • Use of Snorkeling Equipment and Wet Suits
  • Wifi
  • Group transfers between vessel on recommended flights
  • All available non-motorized water sports
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
  • Spa Treatments
  • Visa
  • Private Transfers
     
  • Boutique purchases
  • Air tickets to and from Iquitos

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