Aqua Expeditions Amazon Cruises

The mighty Amazon region occupies 60% of Peru and is an unmissable wilderness experience best enjoyed on board a river cruise.

Journey Overview

Journey into Earth's largest rainforest, and be ushered into Mother Nature's Cradle of Life, which covers some 40% of South America across nine countries. The mighty Amazon region occupies 60% of Peru and is an unmissable wilderness experience best enjoyed on board a river cruise. Two of our favourite vessels, designed and built to become the most state-of-the-art river boat to sail the Amazon, Aqua Nera and Aqua Aria Amazon will present guests with a luxuriously-appointed interior inspired by their surroundings: the blackwater lagoons and tributaries of the Amazon river and Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.

Cruises from 4 , 5 and 8 days are available. Call for a quote.


Journey Itinerary

Example Itinerary

Day 1: Iquitos – Amazon River

We will meet at Iquitos International Airport then enjoy lunch together at a local restaurant or we will serve a box lunch en route, depending on the flight arrival time. The afternoon continues with an introduction to this historic city and the opportunity to meet an indigenous Amazon community. In the early evening board your vessel and settle into your generously proportioned suite as you begin one of life’s greatest adventures. Following a routine safety drill and introduction to our naturalist guides, we gather for innovative Amazonian cuisine created by our Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, whose restaurant, Malabar, is the one of Lima’s top ranked dining experiences.

Aqua Nera or Aria Amazon | Meals: LD

Day 2: Amazon River – Yarapa River – Nauta Caño

Aboard our comfortable skiffs, we set sail from the Amazon River to the Yarapa River. Keep your binoculars ready to spot tropical songbirds, black collared hawks and sloths. We’ll go fishing for Amazonia’s notoriously ferocious piranhas while our naturalist guides share stories of Lake Moringo. As the sun sets, we head off on an evening’s wildlife excursion with extraordinary stargazing on the black waters of Nauta Caño.

Aqua Nera or Aria Amazon | Meals: BLD

Day 3: Marañon Creek – Casual Jungle Walk – Yanayacu

Rise with the sun for an early morning birdwatching along the Marañon River. After breakfast, we will take a jungle walk on the firm soil forest “Casual,” while looking for flora and fauna which include medicinal trees, insects, and poison dart frogs, and learning more about the different rainforest stratas. Later, swim, canoe or kayak in Yanayacu-Pucate River as we look for legendary pink river dolphins. Focus our hi-tech telescope on the night sky to identify the planets and constellations. This evening before dinner, we will gather to introduce you to some of the crew members whom you may not have met, working "behind the scenes" to ensure your countless exceptional experiences aboard.

Aqua Nera or Aria Amazon| Meals: BLD

Day 4: Nauta Town – Manatee Rescue Center – Depart

This morning, we will 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 ship for breakfast and to pack up. Before saying goodbye, we visit the Manatee Rescue Center, a kind of animal orphanage for Amazonian manatees to rescue, rehabilitate and release them back into the wild. We will also visit San Juan craft market on route to the airport. Lunch or box lunch will be provided, depending on the exact departure flight time, which may vary. Other local activities may be included as well, according to our recommended flight schedule.

Aqua Nera or Aria Amazon | Meals: BL

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Aqua Nera

Aqua Expeditions Amazon Cruises

Launching its first cruise in June 2021 the Aqua Nera defines a new standard for luxury river cruising on the Amazon. Drawing design insp... Read more

Aria Amazon

Aqua Expeditions Amazon Cruises

The Aria Amazon offers 32 guests the opportunity to sail deep into Peru's Amazon wilderness in style and comfort. The 16 over-sized state... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

As this suggested itinerary can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.


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