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Luxury Amazon Explorer - High Water

Example 5 Day Cruise aboard Aria Amazon
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Embark on this 5-day luxury cruise aboard the Aria Amazon. Begin in the remote colonial city of Iquitos, Peru and voyage into the Amazon rainforest. Enjoy remote shores by skiff, 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.
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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

  • Ship
  • 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 have a box lunch en route depending on the flight arrival time. In theafternoon, set off on your first skiff excursion to visit the birthplace of the Amazon. 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 one of Lima’s top-ranked dining experiences

Day 2: Yanallpa River | Dorado River

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
By skiff, explore the black waters of the Yanallpa River, disembarking to walk deep into the Amazonian rainforest. Board the skiffs again to cruise along the El Dorado River for a dusk excursion in search of exotic nocturnal wildlife and with extraordinary stargazing.

Day 3: Pacaya River | Ucayali River | Tapiche River

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The rewards of the 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, you will have 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 4: Clavero or Yarapa River | Amazon River

  • Ship
  • 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. Visit a remote Amazonia village in the afternoon. This evening before dinner, gather to be introduced to some of the crewmembers whom you may not have met, working "behind the scenes" to ensure your countless exceptional experiences aboard the ship.
 

Day 5: Disembark | Manatee Rescue Center & Transfer to the Airport

  • 1 Breakfast
At the Bellavista Nanay morning market along the Nanay River, sample exotic snacks from the Peruvian Amazon like ‘Suri’, and Amazon caterpillars that are considered especially appetizing. Return to the ARIA for breakfast and to pack up. Before saying goodbye, make one last truly memorable stop at the Manatee RescueCenter, a very special kind of animal orphanage for Amazonian manatees. Visit the San Juan craft market en route to the airport.

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Aria Amazon

Indoor lounge on board the Aria Amazon
Aria Amazon
Outdoor lounge on the Aria Amazon

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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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$4,820
Master Suite on board the Aria Amazon
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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.
Suite on board the Aria Amazon
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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.
Included
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 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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