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Aqua Expeditions is the first adventure company to introduce five-star luxury cruises on the Peruvian Amazon.

The journey is experienced aboard luxury vessel Aria Amazon. Each generously sized cabin comes with king-size bed, sitting areas and floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that provide an incredible viewing experience. The service is superb, the food gourmet with a Peruvian flair and the wine list the very best South America has to offer - but it’s the access into the world’s last great wilderness that makes it truly ultimate.

Cruises leave from Iquitos and sail through the Pacaya Samiria National Park, where you can see squirrel monkeys, pink dolphins, caimans and a rich bird wildlife. Fish for piranhas, enjoy night river trips and visit the riberenos (riverside villages cut off from modern life) and smell the air in a world without pollution, because this is one of the last pristine places on earth. And fear not: Aqua Expeditions is as green as they come.

You can also discover the Aqua Mekong, which travels Vietnam and Cambodia. Spacious and indulgent, the Aqua Mekong incorporates relaxed yet refined lounging and dining areas and can accommodate a maximum of 40 guests plus crew.

Prices from £5,555 per person based on 2 adults sharing a suite for 7 nights on an all-inclusive basis, including return economy class flights.

Sample Itineraries

Discovery Cruise – 3 Nights

Day 1 - IQUITOS - AMAZON RIVER
Arrival from Lima
Journey to the heart of the Peruvian Amazon
Transfer to Iquitos’ Main Wharf.
Embarkation and check-in
Sail along the Amazon River
Welcome Dinner
Nightcap on the Observation Deck

Day 2 - AMAZON RIVER - CHARO LAKE - YACAPANA ISLAND
Breakfast buffet
River Exploration and Fishing Trip at Charo Lake
At Charo Lake fish for piranhas
Lunch of Peruvian cuisine
Lecture about fish of the Amazon
Yacapana Islands Exploration, Dolphin Sighting and Night Excursion
Pre-dinner camu-camu sour on Observation deck
Dinner

Day 3 - MARAÑON RIVER - PACAYA-SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE
Breakfast and Jungle Walk
Lunch and siesta
Lecture about Taricaya Turtles
Monkey and Dolphin expedition
Learn about tomorrow’s itinerary and review Wildlife Checklist with naturalist guides
Dinner

Day 4 - AMAZON BIRTHPLACE - VILLAGE VISIT - NAUTA CAÑO/IQUITOS
Breakfast
Birthplace of the Amazon
Village Visit
Navigate between the Ucayali and Marañon Rivers
Lunch and onward journey
Disembarkation
Manatee Rescue Center
Transfer to the Airport
Guides assist with check-in

Expedition Cruise – 7 Nights

Day 1 - IQUITOS - AMAZON RIVER
Arrival from Lima
Transfer to Iquitos’ Main Wharf
Embarkation and Check-in
Welcome Dinner.

Day 2 - AMAZON RIVER - CHARO LAKE - YACAPANA ISLAND
Sunrise Over the River.
breakfast buffet
River Exploration and Fishing Trip at Charo Lake.
At Charo Lake fish for piranhas
Lunch
Endangered Amazon Lecture
Yacapana Islands Exploration, Dolphin Sighting, and Night Excursion
Pre-dinner camu-camu sour on Observation deck
Dinner

Day 3 - MARAÑON RIVER - PACAYA-SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE
breakfast
jungle walk guided by the Park Ranger
lunch followed by a siesta
Lecture about the marinelife and fish of the Amazon River
Monkey and Dolphin Expedition.
briefing about tomorrow's adventures followed by dinner.

Day 4 - AMAZON BIRTHPLACE - VILLAGE VISIT - NAUTA CAÑO - IQUITOS
breakfast
sun rises over the birthplace of the Amazon River
Village Visit
Lunch
Afternoon Excursions to Nauta or Nauta Caño.
venture to Nauta Caño within Pacaya-Samiria Reserve
dinner

Day 5 - UCAYALI - YANALLPA - DORADO RIVERS - PACAYA-SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE
breakfast
Yanallpa River Expedition
lunch
lecture about the Taricaya Turtles
Dorado River Exploration and Night Excursion
dinner

Day 6 - PUINAHUA RIVER - HATUM POSA LAKE - PACAYA RIVER
Hatum Posa Lake Expedition.
breakfast
jungle walk near Hatum Posa or a Village visit.
lunch
Pacaya River Exploration, Night Trip from Ranger Station No. 1 to Yanayacu Lake.
dinner

Day 7 - PUINAHUA - PACAYA RIVERS AND CAROCURAHUAYTE LAKE
Pacaya Exploration and Breakfast Aboard the Skiffs
Lunch followed by a Carocurahuayte Lake fishing trip
Evening briefing in the Indoor Lounge
Dinner followed by Crew Presentation

Day 8 - CHECK OUT - DISEMBARK AT IQUITOS - CITY TOUR - TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT
Breakfast followed by a morning excursion
Return to the Aqua Amazon followed by lunch
Disembarkation
Manatee Rescue Center
Transfer to the Airport
Guides assist with check-in

Aria Amazon

24 crew
32 passengers
8 Design Suites measuring 23.2 square meters /250 square feet on the first deck
8 Design Suites measuring 23.2 square meters / 250 square feet on the second deck
outside-facing with floor to ceiling panoramic windows
air conditioned
en suite sitting areas
4 interconnecting suites
Amazon river facing panoramic windows
Indoor Bar
Lounge
Dining Room
Outside Lounge
Observation Deck
Boutique

Aqua Mekong

40 crew
40 passengers
20 Design Suites 30 square meters by 322 square feet; 4 with balcony and 6 without
Mekong River facing
Floor to ceiling windows
Private, screened outdoor balconies
4 sets of 2 interconnecting suites
Outdoor and indoor and bars
Indoor dining room and outdoor private dining
Private screening room
Private library/games room
Outside shaded lounge with single and double day beds
Antique shop
Boutique
Lobby lounge
Observation deck with outdoor sunbeds
Top deck exercise room
Infirmary
Outdoor plunge pool