CRUISETOUR

Explorer Cruise (5 Days)

Cruise Line: Aqua Expeditions
Ship: Aria Amazon  |  2 Reviews
Iquitos, Peru to Manatee Rescue Center, Peru
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ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
Iquitos, Peru
Cruise starts
Nauta, Peru

We will meet at Iquitos International Airport then journey together by air-conditioned vehicle through the Peruvian countryside to arrive at our Nauta Lounge in time for lunch, or we will serve 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 pm, we will board the ARIA AMAZON. 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.

DAY 2
Ucayali River and Yanallpa area, Peru
Dorado River, Peru

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

DAY 3
Pacaya River, Peru
Tapiche River, Peru

The rewards of our early start today are plentiful, including a breakfast picnic accompanied by jungle symphony and fishing along the black waters of the Pacaya River. After lunch, we venture out by skiffs on the Ucayali River alongside the banana boats transporting their jungle products to the port of Requena, keeping an eye out for pink river dolphins. Focus our hi-tech telescope on the night sky to identify the planets and constellations.

DAY 4
Yarapa River, Peru

Choose to go jungle walking, canoeing, kayaking, or swimming on the black water Yarapa River or Clavero Lake in the morning. Visit a remote Amazonia village in the afternoon. 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 AMAZON.

DAY 5
Iquitos, Peru
Manatee Rescue Center, Peru
Air travel

At the Bellavista-Nanay morning market along the Nanay River, sample exotic snacks from the Peruvian Amazon like 'suri', Amazon caterpillars that are considered especially appetizing. Return to the ARIA for breakfast and to pack up. Before saying goodbye, we will make one last truly memorable stop at the Manatee Rescue Center, a very special kind of animal orphanage for Amazonian manatees. 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.

Explorer Cruise map

What's Included

Included

  • All meals while onboard

    All excursions

    All beverages(alcoholic and non-

    alcoholic with exception of premium brands)

    Transfers to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights

Not Included

  • Air tickets to and from port(s)

    Guide and crew gratuities

    Bar and Boutique purchases

    Boutique purchases

About Us

Celebrating a decade of success in 2017, Aqua Expeditions has achieved global recognition as a leader in luxury small ship river cruising. Discover Peru’s legendary Amazon River aboard the architect-designed, custom-built 16-suite Aria Amazon offering professionally guided nature-based adventures combined with gourmet cuisine and sophisticated 5-star hotel accommodations that incorporate the latest technology. Similarly, Aqua Expeditions’ newest luxury vessel, the 20-suite Aqua Mekong sails the historic Mekong River between timeless Cambodia and contemporary Vietnam.

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