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Peruvian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery

Example 11 Day Cruise aboard Aria Amazon
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Explore the colors and wonders of Peru over 11 days aboard Aria Amazon. Your journey starts in the country’s capital, Lima. Known as the “City of Kings,” this melting pot of culture will captivate you from the first moment. From there, head to Iquitos, the largest city in the Amazon rainforest. Once you take to the waters of the Amazon rainforest, explore the vibrant wildlife and lush greenery alongside your naturalist guide. Journey to the merging point of the Ucayali and Marañón Rivers, where the Amazon River begins. A mesmerizing exploration of land and sea, this adventure delights all of your senses.
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  • Wander through the bohemian district of Barranco
  • Stargaze on the “Enchanted Lake”
  • Visit the San Francisco Monastery
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  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed

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Day 1: Arrive in Lima

Arrive at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, where a representative greets you and escorts you to the hotel.

Day 2: Lima

Known as the “City of Kings,” Lima was founded in 1535. A melting pot of cultures, flavors and history, this bustling metropolis has something for everyone, and today you get to discover it all.

Day 3: Lima | Fly to Iquitos (Nauta) | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A representative picks you up from the hotel and takes you to the airport for your flight to Iquitos. Upon your arrival at Iquitos International Airport, a representative greets and escorts you to the Aria Amazon.

In the evening, enjoy a reception dinner by Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. Famous for his innovative take on Amazonian cuisine, this dinner will be bursting in flavors unique to the Peruvian Amazon.

Day 4: Yanayacu-Pucate River | Marañón River

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your day starts at the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, the second largest protected natural area in Peru. Kayak, canoe, and swim in the black waters of the Yanayacu-Pucate River. In the afternoon, learn about the traditional customs of the area at a remote village along the Marañón River. Once the sun sets, gaze at the night sky, where you have a crystal-clear view of planets and constellations.

Day 5: Samiria River | Nauta Caño (Amazonian Natural Park)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today explore the vibrant wildlife and lush greenery thriving in the Amazon. Your naturalist guide teaches you all about the diverse flora and fauna unique to the region before setting off on a guided jungle walk. You’ll finish the day stargazing on the “Enchanted Lake.”

Day 6: Nauta

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
One of the oldest inhabited areas in the Peruvian Amazon, Nauta is nestled between the Marañón and Ucayali Rivers. You’ll explore the town’s market, which is full of fresh fish, fruits and vegetables. From there, it’s a short journey to the birthplace of the Amazon River.

Day 7: Ucayali River | Pacaya River

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Experience life as an Amazon River dweller as you cruise along the Ucayali River. Search for the famous pink dolphins and other wildlife lurking just beyond the river. Once the sun sets, we’ll take to the Pacaya River, on the lookout for nocturnal beasts.

Day 8: Pacaya River | Ucayali River | Tapiche River

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your day starts early today with a skiff excursion along the Pacaya River, where you’ll venture into the rainforest to see some wildlife. Following lunch, you’ll participate in a paiche fishing demonstration. The paiche is the second largest fish in the world. We’ll end the day watching for the pink river dolphins on the Ucayali River.

Day 9: Clavero Lake | San Jose de Sarapanga Forest

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning jungle walking, canoeing, kayaking or swimming on the black water Yarapa River or Clavero Lake. In the afternoon, see the unbelievable giant water lilies of the San Jose de Sarapanga forest.

Day 10: Nauta (Iquitos) | Disembark | Fly to Lima

  • Hotels
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Take a morning walk through the town of Nauta before disembarking the Aria Amazon. Your guide takes you on a few excursions on your way to the Iquitos airport. Once you’ve arrived in Lima, you’ll be transferred to the hotel for your last night.

Day 11: Lima

  • 1 Breakfast
Your majestic Peru adventure ends this morning. Your guide walks you from the hotel to the Lima airport check-in.


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Averaging 250 sq. ft. Eight suites on the first deck and another 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 in Cruise Fare:
  • Meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Five-star cuisine with menu by top chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino
  • Complimentary house wine and beer, spirits, soft drinks, tea, and coffee
  • 9 days of excursions, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts and naturalist guides
  • 1 country: Peru
  • 1 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Excluded from Cruise Fare:
  • Passport or Visa fees
  • Travel protection plan
  • Extensions or land tours 
  • Losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on tour
  • Any additional personal expenses
Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided on board on the first day of your cruise.


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