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Aria: Cruise the Peruvian Amazon

Days 4, 5 & 8 | From: $3,645/per person

The Aria Amazon was designed for Aqua Expeditions by Peruvian Architect Jordi Puig. The Aria offers luxury cruise expeditions on the Amazon river. The 147-foot-long cruise ship has 16 air-conditioned suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, accommodating a maximum of 32 passengers. Amenities include an indoor lounge, outdoor lounge with Jacuzzi, fitness center, observation deck, and a dining area featuring gourmet Peruvian cuisine.

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Vessel Information

Accommodations

8 First Deck Suites, 250 square feet
8 Second Deck Suites, 250 square feet
All suites have twin beds that can be converted to a king-sized bed.
All suites have private bathrooms, air conditioning, river-facing panoramic windows, and en suite sitting area.


Yacht Specifications

Length: 147 feet
Maximum Width: 29.5 feet
Passenger Capacity: 32
Cruising Speed: Average 12 knots

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Itineraries & Pricing

4 Night High Water Itinerary

Day 1     Monday     Arrive to Iquitos / Begin the Cruise

Upon arrival to Iquitos you will be met at the airport and then be taken to lunch at a local restaurant or will have a box lunch en route (depending on the flight arrival time). In the afternoon, we will set off on your first skiff excursion to visit the birthplace of the Amazon. At 6:00 p.m. you will board the Aria. Following a routine safety drill and introduction to the naturalist guides, you will 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.

Day 2     Tuesday     Yanallpa River / Dorado River

By skiff, you will explore the black waters of the Yanallpa River, disembarking to walk deep into the Amazonian rain forest. Later, you will board the skiffs again to cruise along the El Dorado River for a dusk excursion in search of exotic nocturnal wildlife and with extraordinary stargazing.

Day 3     Wednesday     Pacaya River / Ucayali River / Tapiche River

The rewards of an early start are plentiful. Today you will start with a picnic breakfast accompanied by a jungle symphony and fishing along the black waters of the Pacaya River. After lunch, you will venture out by skiffs on the Ucayali River alongside the banana boats transporting their jungle products to the port of Requena Keep an eye out for pink river dolphins. At night you can focus the hi-tech telescope on the night sky to identify the planets and constellations.

Day 4     Thursday     Clavero or Yarapa River / Amazon River

Today you can choose to go jungle walking, canoeing, kayaking or swimming on the black water of the Yarapa or Clavero Rivers. Later you will visit a remote Amazonia village in the afternoon. This evening before dinner, will be introduced to some of the crewmembers whom you may not have met, working “behind the scenes” to ensure your countless exceptional experiences aboard the Aria.

Day 5     Friday     Manatee Rescue Center / Return to Lima

At the Bellavista Nanay you will visit a morning market along the Nanay River so that you can sample exotic snacks from the Peruvian Amazon like ‘Suri’ – Amazon caterpillars that are considered especially appetizing. After returning to the Aria for breakfast you can pack up. Before saying goodbye, you will make one last stop at the Manatee Rescue Center, a very special kind of animal orphanage for Amazonian manatees. You will also visit San Juan craft market en 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 the flight schedule.

3 Night High Water Itinerary

Day 1 Friday Arrive to Iquitos / Begin the Cruise

Upon arrival to Iquitos you will be met at the airport and then be taken to lunch at a local restaurant or will have 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. At 6:00 p.m. you will board the Aria. Following a routine safety drill and introduction to the naturalist guides, you will 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.

Day 2 Saturday Amazon River / Yarapa River / Nauto Caño

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

Day 3 Sunday Marañon Creek / Suspended Bridges / Yanayacu-Pucate

Today you will awake at sunrise to explore a ‘lost river’ along the Marañon River. After breakfast, you will take a jungle walk across suspended bridges deep into the high Amazon rainforest. Later, you can swim, canoe or kayak in the Yanayacu-Pucate River as you look for legendary pink river dolphins. At night, you can focus the hi-tech telescope on the night sky to identify the planets and constellations. Before dinner, you will meet some of the crewmembers whom you may not have met, working “behind the scenes” to ensure your countless exceptional experiences aboard the Aria.

Day 4 Monday Nauta / Manatee Rescue Center / Airport

This morning, you will visit the local market with your guides who can help you identify the daily Amazonian catch and the variety of fruits and vegetables. Later, you return to the Aria for breakfast and to pack up. Before saying goodbye, you will visit the Manatee Rescue Center, a kind of animal orphanage for Amazonian manatees to rescue and rehabilitate before being released back into the wild. You will also visit San Juan craft market en route to the airport. Lunch or a boxed lunch will be provided, depending on the exact departure flight time, which may vary. Other local activities may be included as well, according to the flight schedule.

4 Night Low Water Itinerary

Day 1     Monday     Arrive to Iquitos / Begin the Cruise

Upon arrival to Iquitos you will be met at the airport and then be taken to lunch at a local restaurant or will have a box lunch en route (depending on the flight arrival time). In the afternoon, we will set off on your first skiff excursion to visit the birthplace of the Amazon. At 6:00 p.m. you will board the Aria. Following a routine safety drill and introduction to the naturalist guides, you will 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.

Day 2     Tuesday     Ucayali River / Pacaya River

Boarding the skiffs, you start the day like Amazon River dwellers, cruising along the Ucayali River. As these farmers and fishermen go about their business, you will search for pink river dolphins in these pristine waters. Later in the day, you return to the skiffs, to ride along the black waters of the Pacaya River at dusk, searching for the mysterious wildlife that come out after dark while looking up for extraordinary stargazing.

Day 3     Wednesday     Pacaya River / Ucayali River / Tapiche River

The rewards of an early start are plentiful. Today you will start with a picnic breakfast accompanied by a jungle symphony and fishing along the black waters of the Pacaya River. After lunch, you will venture out by skiffs on the Ucayali River alongside the banana boats transporting their jungle products to the port of Requena Keep an eye out for pink river dolphins.

Day 4     Thursday     Clavero Lake / San Jose Flooded Forest

Today you can choose to go jungle walking, canoeing, kayaking or swimming on the black water of the Yarapa or Clavero Rivers. Come afternoon, you can take a short jungle walk in the San Jose flooded forest and see the unforgettable giant water lilies. This evening before dinner, we will gather to introduce you to some of the crewmembers whom you may not have met, working “behind the scenes” to ensure your countless exceptional experiences aboard the Aria.

Day 5     Friday     Manatee Rescue Center / Return to Lima

This morning, you will visit the local market with your guides who can help you identify the daily Amazonian catch and the variety of fruits and vegetables. Later, you return to the Aria for breakfast and to pack up. Before saying goodbye, you will visit the Manatee Rescue Center, a kind of animal orphanage for Amazonian manatees to rescue and rehabilitate before being released back into the wild. You will also visit San Juan craft market en route to the airport. Lunch or a boxed lunch will be provided, depending on the exact departure flight time, which may vary. Other local activities may be included as well, according to the flight schedule.

3 Night Low Water Itinerary

Day 1     Friday     Arrive to Iquitos / Begin the Cruise

Upon arrival to Iquitos you will be met at the airport and then be taken to lunch at a local restaurant or will have a box lunch en route (depending on the flight arrival time). In the afternoon, we will set off on your first skiff excursion to visit the birthplace of the Amazon. At 6:00 p.m. you will board the Aria. Following a routine safety drill and introduction to the naturalist guides, you will 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.

Day 2     Saturday     Yanayacu Pucate River / Marañon River

You begin today’s adventure near the main entrance of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, cruising along the Yanayacu Pucate River in the comfort of a state-of-the-art skiff. Here you can kayak, canoe or swim in these unspoiled black waters, keeping eyes peeled for the Amazon’s legendary pink dolphins. In the afternoon, you will visit a remote village along the Marañon River to learn about traditional customs. In the night you can focus the hi-tech telescope on the night sky to identify the planets and constellations.

Day 3     Sunday     Samira RIver / Nauta Caño or Amazonian Natural Park

You will set off on the skiffs for an excursion along the Samiria River with optional fishing. Listen carefully to the after-lunch flora and fauna lecture, then venture out for a thrilling jungle walk across suspended bridges deep in the high Amazon rainforest. On your return in the evening, enjoy the jungle symphony and extraordinary stargazing on local boats along the “Enchanted Lake”. This evening before dinner, you will be introduced to some of the crewmembers whom you may not have met, working “behind the scenes” to ensure your countless exceptional experiences aboard the Aria.

Day 4     Monday     Nauta / Manatee Rescue Center / Airport

This morning, you will visit the local market with your guides who can help you identify the daily Amazonian catch and the variety of fruits and vegetables. Later, you return to the Aria for breakfast and to pack up. Before saying goodbye, you will visit the Manatee Rescue Center, a kind of animal orphanage for Amazonian manatees to rescue and rehabilitate before being released back into the wild. You will also visit San Juan craft market en route to the airport. Lunch or a boxed lunch will be provided, depending on the exact departure flight time, which may vary. Other local activities may be included as well, according to the flight schedule.

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Pricing

3 Night Trip Departure Dates 2017 (Friday to Monday):

Jan 6, 13, 20, 27; Feb 3, 10, 17, 24; Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Apr 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Jul 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug 4, 11, 18, 25; Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3, 10, 17, 24; Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

4 Night Trip Departure Dates 2017 (Monday to Friday):

Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar 6, 13, 20, 27; Apr 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Jun 5, 12, 19, 26; Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28; Sep 4, 11, 18, 25; Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov 6, 13, 20, 27; Dec 4, 11, 18, 25

7 Night (4 Night  + 3 Night Itinerary) Trip Departure Dates 2017 (Friday to Friday):

Jan 6, 13, 20, 27; Feb 3, 10, 17, 24; Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Apr 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Jul 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug 4, 11, 18, 25; Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3, 10, 17, 24; Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

2017 Cruise Rates Per Person

Cabin Type:4 day/3 night:5 day/4 night:8 day/7 night:
First Deck Suite$3,645/person$4,860/person$8,505/person
Second Deck Suite$3,795/person$5,060/person$8,855/person

Children under 12 years old receive a 20% discount.

Single supplement is +25%.

Reviews from this trip

5 stars
  • The staff on the Aria were exceptional. They all learned our names, learned our preferences (meals, drinks) and were so friendly and courteous.
    Shawn Capon
  • The Aria Cruise. Amazing! The staff, the rooms, the food, the bar. Perfect in every way. We would rate the Aria "Excellent".
    Isabel Ehringer

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