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Luxury Amazon Expeditions Cruise - Low Water

Nauta-Nauta - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Aqua Nera
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This is an 8-day Amazon Cruise exploration from Nauta to Nauta and enjoys your village and local market visits. Start your journey in Nauta and experience morning birdwatching along the Marañon River, kayak in the Yanayacu-Pucate River and look out for Amazon’s legendary pink river dolphins. take a guided visit to the local market and marvel at the regional produce of the Peruvian Amazon. These are just some of the places you will go to and things you will do on this trip. Your journey will be concluded in Nauta.
Evening light on the canoesTurtles and a butterflyMorning in the RainForestSquirrel monkey in the AmazonRiding a traditional canoe down the riverSunset over the still waters of the Amazon
Highlights
  • Experience morning birdwatching
  • Discover some Peruvian Amazon products during your market visits
  • Visit some fascinating villages and learn about their culture
  • Enjoy Swimming and kayaking in the river
Places Visited
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Nauta | Embarkation

Arriving on a noon flight*, receive a warm welcome at Iquitos International Airport by the crew. Board a private transfer to the exclusive Nauta Lounge for a welcome lunch before 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 Aqua Nera's renowned consulting chef, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.

*Separate arrangements can be made for morning arrivals.

Day 2: Yanayacu-Pucate River | Lisboa Town

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Rise with the sun for an early morning birdwatching along the Marañon River. Later, canoe or kayak in the Yanayacu-Pucate River and look out for Amazon’s legendary pink river dolphins. In the afternoon, visit an Amazonian village, where you can interact with native riberenos (people of the river) and visit local schoolchildren.

Day 3: Samiria River | Nauta CaƱo River

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Awake to a lush jungle sunrise and birdwatching along the Samiria River, enjoying breakfast in the middle of the lush jungle. Swimming and kayaking are some of the recommended activities at this part of the Reserve. In the evening, embark on a wildlife excursion on the blackwaters of Nauta Caño, and end the night with extraordinary stargazing.

Day 4: Nauta Town

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, take a guided visit to the local market and marvel at the regional produce of the Peruvian Amazon, and sample exotic snacks if you wish.

In the afternoon, witness one of the great spectacles of the Southern Hemisphere, the birthplace of the Amazon River. By nightfall, you will meet the new passengers who signed on for the four-night trip, as you start the journey together along the Marañon River.

Day 5: Ucayali River | Yanallpa River | Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

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

In the afternoon, explore a fascinating blackwater stream aboard skiffs, part of the vast Amazon-flooded forest within the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Your guides will regale you with tales and insights about the jungle as you explore what scientists call a "gallery forest" because of the dense vegetation that creates a tunnel of leaves. As you explore this type of riparian vegetation, keep your eyes peeled for parrots, macaws, and fluffy monk saki monkeys.

Day 6: Puinahua River | Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning you will embark on a full-day excursion along the Pacaya tributary within the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, observing and exploring the flooded forest of this vast region of the Peruvian Amazon. Sail among a wide variety of wildlife, birds including large parrots, macaws, herons, and storks, and many species of primates like the capuchin, howler, and squirrel monkeys.

After a picnic lunch, visit some of the most beautiful lakes in Pacaya Samiria and meet the local guardians of the Reserve’s natural resources. On the return, behold the famous Ceiba tree, the tallest of its kind in the Amazon.

Day 7: Ucayali River | Clavero Lake

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Choose among jungle walking, canoeing, kayaking or swimming excursions on the blackwaters Yarapa or Clavero River. In the evening, before dinner, you will gather to introduce you to some of the crewmembers whom you may not have met, working behind the scenes to ensure a memorable experience aboard the Aqua Nera.

Day 8: San Jose de Paranapura | Nauta |Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Visit the quaint riverside town of San Jose de Paranapura en route to Nauta. Before saying goodbye, you will visit the Manatee Rescue Center, a sanctuary for orphaned Amazonian manatees to rehabilitate before their release back into the wild.

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20-30% Early Bird Bonus
Early Bird Bonus - Book by March 31, 2024, and save 20-30%.
  • 20% savings are applicable on all 2024, 2025, and 2026 departures on Aria Amazon, Aqua Nera, and Aqua Blu (except West Papua & Asmat Cruise, Christmas and New Year departures).
  • 30% savings are applicable on all 2024, 2025, and 2026 departures on Aqua Mekong (except Christmas and New Year departures).
Valid for:
  • Design Suites 101 and 103 on Aria Amazon and Aqua Nera
  • Design Suites 201 and 203 on Aqua Blu*
  • Design Suites 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, and 108 on Aqua Mekong
This offer is subject to availability for new bookings and cannot be combined with other discounts. Additional restrictions may apply. Please contact us for details.
Applies to all departures up to Dec 31, 2026

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$10,920
First Deck Cabin
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First Deck Design Suite
Measuring 322 square feet (30 sqm). Each suite has floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, California King beds that can convert into two twin beds, a interior sofa, large double closets, professional hairdryer, music docking station, air conditioning, and sleek en-suite bathrooms.
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Second Deck Design Suite
Measuring 322 square feet (30 sqm). Each suite has floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, California King beds that can convert into two twin beds, a interior sofa, large double closets, professional hairdryer, music docking station, air conditioning, and sleek en-suite bathrooms.

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.
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Entrance Fee 
  • Laundry Service
  • Non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Group transfers between vessel on recommended flights
  • All available non-motorized water sports
  • All meals while on board
  • Small-group excursions with expert guides.
  • Internet connection (intermittent depends on locations)
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
  • Visa
  • Private Transfers
  • Boutique purchases
  • Cocktails
  • Massage services

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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