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Luxury Amazon Expedition - Low Water

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Join the Aria Amazon on this 8-day Amazon River Expedition Cruise and experience a luxurious and comprehensive journey among the Amazon River’s three powerful tributaries. Skiff the Yacapana Isles, meet gray and pink freshwater dolphins, visit Madgalena Village, and probe deep within the Nauta Caño within Pacaya-Samiria Reserve. These are just a few of the many highlights on this spectacular cruise!
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  • Witness sustainable development projects undertaken by local villages
  • Explore the fascinating flooded forest of Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
  • Enjoy award-winning food by Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino
  • Enjoy a paiche fishing demonstration
Activity Level: Relaxed

Full Itinerary

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Day 1: Iquitos | Nauta | Embark

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  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Meet at Iquitos International Airport then journey together by air-conditioned vehicle through the Peruvian countryside to arrive at the Nauta Lounge in time for lunch, or serve a box lunch en route depending on the flight arrival time. In the afternoon, set off on your first skiff excursion along the Marañon River. At 5:00pm, 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 the naturalist guides, gather for innovative Amazonian cuisine created by the Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, whose restaurant, Malabar, is the one of Lima’s top ranked dining experiences.

Day 2: Yanayacu Pucate River - Marañon River

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Commence today’s adventures near the main entrance of Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, cruising along Yanayacu Pucate in the comfort of the state-of-the-art skiffs. Kayak, canoe and swim in these unspoiled black waters, keeping eyes peeled for the Amazon’s legendary pink dolphins. In the afternoon, visit a remote village along the Marañon River to learn about traditional customs. Focus the hi-tech telescope on the night sky to identify the planets and constellations.

Day 3: Samiria River - Nauta Caño Or Pna (amazonian Natural Park)

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Set off by skiffs for an excursion along the Samiria River with optional fishing. Listen carefully to the after lunch flora and fauna lecture, then venture out for a singularly thrilling jungle walk across the high Amazon rainforest. On the return in the evening, enjoy the jungle symphony and extraordinary stargazing on local boats along the “Enchanted Lake”.

Day 4: Nauta Town - Village Visit - Birthplace Of The Amazon

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, 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, together 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 the journey together along the Marañon River.

Day 5: Ucayali River - Pacaya River

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Boarding the skiffs,  start the day like Amazon River dwellers, cruising along the Ucayali River. As these farmers and fishermen go about their business, search for pink river dolphins in these pristine waters. Later in the day, 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.

Day 6: Pacaya River | Ucayali River | Tapiche River

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The rewards of an 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, enjoy a paiche fishing demonstration, the second largest river fish in the world. Later, 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: Clavero Lake - San Jose De Sarapanga Forest

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 de Sarapanga forest and see the unforgettable giant water lilies. This evening before dinner, 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: Disembark | Manatee Rescue Center & Transfer to the Airport

  • 1 Breakfast
Visit the town of Nauta, founded in 1930. Today, villagers from around Amazonia gather here to sell the products they harvest in their rural communities. Together, walk around Nauta to gain insights into the daily life of these remotes people. Return to the ARIA for breakfast and to pack up. Before saying goodbye, visit the Manatee Rescue Center, a kind of animal orphanage for Amazonian manatees to rescue, rehabilitate and release them back into the wild. Also, visit San Juan craft market on route to the airport.


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Design Suite - First Deck
Averaging 250 sq. ft. Eight suites on the first deck featuring two twin beds convertible into a California King bed, floor to ceiling panoramic windows, air conditioning, en suite sitting area, internal communications system, bathroom with shower, toilet, sink, cabinet, hairdryer, hot water around the clock and a basket of toiletries.
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Design Suite - Second Deck
Averaging 250 sq. ft. Eight suites on the second deck featuring two twin beds convertible into a California King bed, floor to ceiling panoramic windows, air conditioning, en suite sitting area, internal communications system, bathroom with shower, toilet, sink, cabinet, hairdryer, hot water around the clock and a basket of toiletries.
  • 7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 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
  • 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


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