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Join the Aria Amazon 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.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Iquitos | Amazon River | Embark
Day 2 : Yarapa River or Yanayacu Pucate River
Day 3 : Marañon Creek or Samiria River
Day 4 : Nauta Town | Manatee Rescue Center | Disembark

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

Ship

Aria Amazon

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

A monkey in the Amazon Caiman Into the Wild Amazon The Amazon River Black & White Hawk

Day 1 Iquitos | Amazon River | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Meet at Iquitos International Airport then enjoy lunch together at a local restaurant or a box lunch en route, depending on the flight arrival time.

High Water (November - May): The afternoon continues with an introduction to this historic city and the opportunity to meet an indigenous Amazon community. At 6:00 pm board your ship.

Low Water (June - October):  In the afternoon, set off on your first skiff excursion to visit the birth place of the Amazon. At 6:00 pm, board your ship.

Settle into your generously proportioned suite as you begin one of life’s greatest adventures.Following a routine safety drill and introduction to your 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 Yarapa River or Yanayacu Pucate River

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
High Water (November - May): Board your comfortable skiffs and set sail from the Amazon River to the Yarapa River. Keep your binoculars ready to spot tropical songbirds, black-collared hawks, and sloths. Go fishing for Amazonia’s notoriously ferocious piranhas while your naturalist guides share stories of Lake Moringo. As the sun sets, head off on an evening’s wildlife excursion with extraordinary stargazing on the black waters of Nauta Caño.

Low Water (June - October): Start today’s adventures near the main entrance of Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, cruising along Yanayacu Pucate in the comfort of 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 a hi-tech telescope on the night sky to identify the planets and constellations.

Day 3 Marañon Creek or Samiria River

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
High Water (November - May): Rise with the sun to explore a ‘lost river’ along the Marañon River. After breakfast, take a jungle walk across suspended bridges deep into the high Amazon rainforest. Later, swim, canoe or kayak in Yanayacu-Pucate River as you look for legendary pink river dolphins. Focus your hi-tech telescope on the night sky to identify the planets and constellations. This evening before dinner, gather to be ntroduced 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.

Low Water (June - October): Set off by skiffs for an excursion along the Samiria River with optional fishing. Listen carefully to your after-lunch flora and fauna lecture, then venture out for a singularly thrilling jungle walk across suspended bridges deep into the high Amazon rainforest. On your return in the evening, enjoy the jungle symphony and extraordinary stargazing on local boats along the “Enchanted Lake”. 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 4 Nauta Town | Manatee Rescue Center | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
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. Return to the Aria for breakfast and to pack up. Before saying goodbye,  discover the Manatee Rescue Center, a kind of animal orphanage for Amazonian manatees to rescue, rehabilitate, and release them back into the wild. Visit San Juan craft market en route to the airport. Lunch or a box lunch is provided, depending on the exact departure flight time, which may vary. Other local activities may be included as well, according to the flight schedule.

Aria Amazon

Per person starting at
$3,525
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.

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.

The above itinerary is a guideline only, and may change due to weather, water levels, and at the captain's discretion.

Included in your all-inclusive rate:
• All meals while onboard
• All excursions off the Aria Amazon
• Beverages (non-alcoholic, select premium wines, sparkling wine and national beer)
• Transfers to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights
• Pacaya Samiria National Reserve entrance fee

Not Included:
• Air tickets to and from Iquitos
• Guide and crew gratuities
• Boutique purchases
• Private transfers to/from vessel
• Spa services
• Any required visas
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