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!
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
Arriving on a noon flight, receive a warm welcome at Iquitos International Airport from the crew. Board our private transfer to downtown Iquitos, for a panoramic city tour and a welcome lunch. Then transfer to Nauta port for embarkation. 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 Aria Amazon’s renowned consulting chef, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.
Note: Embarkation time is 5:00 pm
Day 2: Amazon River | Yacapana Islands | Nauta Caño River
Start the day with early morning birdwatching along the majestic Amazon River. After breakfast, head out for a skiff excursion along the Yanayacu Yacapana River, a tributary of the Amazon River, in search of wildlife including parrots, hawks, monkeys, and sloths. In the evening, embark on a wildlife excursion on the black waters of the Nauta Caño River. End the night with extraordinary stargazing.
Day 3: Yanayacu Pucate River | Marañon River | Village visit | Jungle walks
Begin the day’s adventures near the main entrance of Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, cruising along Yanayacu Pucate in the comfort of your private skiffs. Visit an Amazon village to interact with native riberenos (people of the river) and witness a demonstration of Aguaje palm harvesting. Kayak, canoe, and swim in the area’s enchanting black waters, while staying on the lookout for the legendary pink dolphins. After lunch, take a jungle walk in Casual’s Forest and look for flora and fauna including medicinal trees, insects, and poison dart frogs.
Day 4: Nauta Town | Village Visit | Birthplace of the Amazon
This morning, visit the local fresh market with your guides who can identify the day’s catch by the Amazonian fishermen as well as the region’s exotic fruits. After breakfast, take a short boat ride along Marañon River and visit an experienced beekeeper in the community of San Francisco. In the afternoon, witness one of the great spectacles of the Southern Hemisphere: the birthplace of the Amazon River. At night, meet the new passengers who have signed on for the four-night trip, as you start your journey along the Marañon River.
Day 5: Ucayali River | Yanallpa Creek | Dorado Lake
If you wish, get an early start and head out for a wildlife search along the Ucayali River. Later, head out on skiffs in search of pink river dolphins and witness the local farmers and fishermen go about their business. At dusk, ride along the black waters of El Dorado River, searching for the mysterious wildlife that comes out after dark.
Day 6: Ucayali River | Puinahua River | Zapote River
Start the day with a hearty breakfast, before heading out to explore the Zapote River on skiffs. This will be a full-day river safari with a picnic lunch under the Amazonian shade. Walk in the floodplain forest and learn about the medicinal trees, insects, and frogs which inhabit the region. Later, cruise along the Ucayali River and enjoy the stunning sunset.
Day 7: Clavero Lake | Ucayali River | Yarapa River
Start the day searching for wildlife along the Ucayali River. After breakfast, choose to go canoeing, kayaking, or swimming on the black water Clavero Lake or visit an Amazonian village. In the afternoon, explore the Yarapa River by skiff, in search of different kinds of wildlife. This evening before dinner, meet the crewmembers who have been working behind the scenes to ensure your exceptional experiences aboard the Aria Amazon.
Day 8: Nauta Town | Disembark | Manatee Rescue Center & Transfer to the Airport
In the morning, take a guided visit to the local market and marvel at the regional produce of the Peruvian Amazon. Return to Aria Amazon 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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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.
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.
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This was our first trip to South America and we were a little nervous. But Adventure Life made things so easy! All our questions were answered before we left, and our guide, Vidal, was amazing! He gave us enough space to explore without rushing us along. He also knew where the best picture taking opportunities were, which was great.