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ARIA AMAZON

Discovery Cruise – 3 Night Cruise

LOW WATER SEASON (June–November)

Aqua Expedition’s luxury 3 night cruise on the Amazon River aboard the Aria Amazon begins in the remote colonial city of Iquitos(IQT), Peru and transports guests in exceptional comfort deep into the Amazon rainforest, along the Marañon River, the Amazon’s largest tributary, as well as other neighboring rivers (the Yarapa and Yanayacu-Pucate), each one rich in vibrant wildlife and thriving rainforests.

Go fishing for the many species of Amazon fish, explore into the dense jungle on foot in search of three-toed sloths, toucans, macaws then come back to the comfort of our skiffs to meet taricaya turtles in their natural habitat and hunt for endangered pink dolphins, unique to the Amazon, at play. As the Aria Amazon journeys towards the union of the Ucayali and the Marañon Rivers, considered the birthplace of the Amazon, learn from our experienced, English speaking naturalist guides about the diverse Amazon wildlife and birds of the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. The path the river cruise takes changes depending on the water level as shown below.

Route Map

 

Related Programs

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Day 1 Friday:

Iquitos – Nauta – Embarkation – Marañon River

We will meet at Iquitos International Airport then enjoy lunch either at a local restaurant or en route to the ship. The afternoon continues with an introduction to the historic city of Iquitos and the opportunity to meet an indigenous Amazon community. In the evening, we will board Aria Amazon. Settle into your generously sized suite as you begin one of life’s greatest adventures. Following an introduction from 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.
  • Inclusion:Lunch. Dinner
  • Recommended Airline:LATAM*
  • Embarkation time:5:00pm
  • Group transfer between airport and port if booked on our recommended flights
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Day 2 Saturday:

Amazonas River – Yacapana Islands – Nauta Caño River

  Start the day with an early-morning birdwatching session along the majestic Amazon River. After breakfast, head out on a skiff excursion along the Yanayacu River, a tributary of the Amazon. Keep your eyes open in search of parrots, hawks, monkeys, and sloths. In the evening, embark on an excursion in the black waters of Nauta Caño. End the night under the incredible stars of the Peruvian Amazon.
  • Inclusion: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Day 3 Sunday:

Yanayacu River – Marañon River – Village Visit – Jungle Walk or Biking

  Commence today’s adventures near the main entrance of Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, cruising along Yanayacu Pucate in the comfort of our state-of-the-art skiffs. Visit an Amazonian village to meet the natives and see a demonstration of Aguaje palm harvesting. Kayak, canoe, and swim in these unspoiled black waters, keeping a look-out for the Amazon’s legendary pink dolphins. In the afternoon, take a jungle walk while looking for flora and fauna such as medicinal trees, insects, and poison dart frogs. Learn more about the different rainforest stratas and see the unforgettable giant water lilies.
  • Inclusion:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Day 4 Monday:

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, and sample exotic snacks if you wish. Return to the 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
  • Inclusion: Breakfast
  • Recommended Airline: LATAM*
  • Group transfer between airport and port if booked on our recommended flights

Note: All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions. *Please reach out to our reservations team for recommended flight arrival and departure timings.

Flight arrangements and timings are subject to change at the carrier’s discretion. Separate transfer arrangements can be made for morning arrivals.

 
Price per person in USD 2024 2025
Double Design Suite 1st Deck till june 30th   US$ 3,450 US$ 3,600
Double Design Suite 2nd Deck till june 30th   US$ 3,600 US$ 3,750
CHARTER US$ 237,000 US$ 235,000
 
  • Single Supplement: 25% additional.
 
  • Departure day: Friday
 
  • Discount Policy:
    • 5year old minimun on all departure.
    • Child aged 11 or under : 20% discount
    • Third person sleeping on sofa bed: 20% discount
    • Third person being a child under 12 years old sleeping on sofa bed: $ 550 per night
 
  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy.
  • 16 Design Suites measuring 23 sqm / 250 sq. ft, with king or twin bed.
  • Interconnecting suites and family suites available.
  • All Design Suites feature panoramic, river facing floor to ceiling windows.
  • Capacity: 32 Passengers.
  INCLUSIONS
  • All meals while onboard
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All excursions
  • Entrance fee for Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
  • Group transfers to/from vessel whentravelling on recommended flights.
  • Complimentary access to highspeed Starlink WiFi.
Exclusions: All air tickets, visas, private transfers, spa services, boutique purchases, guide and crew gratuities.
  • NOTES 5 year age minimum