Aria Amazon Discovery Cruise | Aria Amazon | IExpedition

Aria Amazon Discovery Cruise

  • Overview

    Get a taste of the most biodiverse rainforest in the world aboard the Aria Amazon or Aqua Nera. Begin your journey in Iquitos, a rustic city which is the beating commercial heart of the Peruvian Amazon. Our 3-night itineraries focuses on the Marañon, the Amazon River’s largest tributary, as well as other neighboring waterways, the Yarapa and Yanayacu-Pucate. Discover the habitats of these nutrient-rich waterbodies and how they — and the lush jungle around them — support a vast array of wildlife.

    Duration: 4 days
    Passengers: 40 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Nauta
    Disembarkation Point: Nauta
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Cruise only
    Single Supplement: 2.0x twin rate or share options
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 - Iquitos – Nauta – Embarkation – Marañon River

      Arriving on a noon flight, receive a warm welcome at Iquitos International Airport by our crew. Board our private transfer to downtown Iquitos, for a panoramic city tour and a welcome lunch. Then transfer to Nauta port for embarkation.

      Settle into your generously sized suite as you begin one of life’s greatest adventures. Following an introduction to our naturalist guides and a routine safety drill, gather at the restaurant for the first of many Amazonian cuisine experiences created by Aria Amazon’s renowned consulting chef, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.

    • Day 2 - Clavero Lake – Ucayali River – Yarapa River

      We start the day searching for incredible wildlife along the Ucayali River, including parrots, egrets, hawks, and monkeys. After breakfast, choose to go canoeing, kayaking, or swimming on the black water Clavero Lake, or visit an Amazonian village, where you can interact with native riberenos (people of the river). At dusk, explore the Yarapa River in search of exotic nocturnal wildlife.

    • Day 3 - Amazon River – Tahuayo River - San Pedro Forest

      As the day begins, embark on a morning wildlife excursion on the extraordinary Amazon River. After breakfast, explore the Tahuayo River, a black water tributary of the Amazon River, while our naturalist guides share stories of Amazonia. After lunch, we take a jungle walk at San Pedro or Puerto Prado’s forest to learn about the Amazonian flora and fauna.

    • Day 4 - Nauta Town – Manatee Rescue Centre – Transfer To The Airport

      In the morning, take a guided visit to the local market and marvel at the regional produce of the Peruvian Amazon.

      Return to Aria Amazon for breakfast before disembarkation. En route to the airport, visit the Manatee Rescue Center, where orphaned Amazonian manatees rehabilitate before they are released back into the wild.

  • Adventure Activities
  • Inclusions
    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    - Group transfers to/from vessel when traveling on recommended flights
    - Two hours of complimentary access per day to high-speed Starlink WiFi. Charges of US$100 apply for unlimited use.
    - All meals and non-alcoholic drinks while on board
    - Twice-daily excursions with knowlegable local guides
    - Pacaya Samiria entrance fee

    Not included in your Expedition

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  • Vessel

    Aria Amazon is a river cruise ship that is custom-built to explore the Peruvian Amazon and the famed Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve in absolute comfort and luxury — with minimal impact to the delicate Amazon river and rainforest environment. On board, 16 suites with floor-to-ceiling windows give guests a full view of the Amazon’s majestic river and rainforests. Our custom-designed ergonomic fleet of private launch boats, manned skillfully by our captain and crew, adds to the comfort of every wild exploration. Setting a green example for every other Amazon river cruise vessel in the region, Aria Amazon features a water treatment plant and virtually smoke-free, fuel-efficient engines that comply with strict US and international environmental standards.

    Features & Facilities
    • Observation decks
    • Outdoor Jacuzzies
    • Boutique
    • Infirmary with onboard medical staff
    • World-Class Dining Program
    • Private Speedboats
    • Kayaking, Swimming and Fishing
    • Biking
    • Massage Room
    • Exercise Room
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating:
    Guests #: 32
    Crew #: 26
    Ice Class:
    Speed: 12
    Refurbished:
    Technical Specs
    Year built:
    Length: 45m
    Width: 9
    Draft: 2
    Tonnage: 500
    Registry: Peru
    Elec Outlets:
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First Deck (Twin Set Up or King Bed Set Up)

06 Sep 2024 - 09 Sep 2024
• 16 luxurious 250 sq. ft (23.2 sq. m) Design Suites, two pairs of interconnecting suites at 500 sq. ft (46.4 sq. m) • Ensuite bathrooms with walk-in shower • Equipped with pampering organic natural hair and bath amenities • Premium California-King-sized beds, twin bed configuration available • Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows for all suites • Lounge area with daybed • Large closets with chest of drawers and electronic safe • Intercom system • Professional hairdryer • All suites are air-conditioned
USD$ 3,450pp
USD$ 3,450pp

Second Deck (Twin Set Up or King Bed Set Up)

06 Sep 2024 - 09 Sep 2024
• 16 luxurious 250 sq. ft (23.2 sq. m) Design Suites, two pairs of interconnecting suites at 500 sq. ft (46.4 sq. m) • Ensuite bathrooms with walk-in shower • Equipped with pampering organic natural hair and bath amenities • Premium California-King-sized beds, twin bed configuration available • Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows for all suites • Lounge area with daybed • Large closets with chest of drawers and electronic safe • Intercom system • Professional hairdryer • All suites are air-conditioned
USD$ 3,600pp
USD$ 3,600pp