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ARIA AMAZON

Explorer Cruise – 4 Nights

LOW WATER SEASON (June–November)

Aqua Expedition’s 4 night luxury river cruise on the Aria Amazon begins in the remote colonial city of Iquitos(IQT), Peru and transport guests in exceptional comfort deep into the Amazon rainforest, along the Ucayali River, the Amazon’s largest tributary, as well as the four other rivers, each one rich in vibrant wildlife with thriving rainforests. Go piranha fishing, trek into the dense jungle in search of Amazon monkeys, three-toed sloths, crown headed hoatzin birds, toucans, macaws and giant water lilies.

Come back to the comfort of our skiffs to cruise up close to view Taricaya turtles and spectacled caimans in their natural habitat while pink dolphins, at play, challenge your photography skills. As the Aria Amazon journeys towards the confluence 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 Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.

 

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Day 1 Monday:

IQUITOS / NAUTA / EMBARKATION / MARAÑON RIVER

  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 6:00pm, we will board the ARIA AMAZON.[1] 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. [1] For guests arriving closer to the ARIA AMAZON’s departure time, direct transfer to the vessel will be organized.
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Day 2 Tuesday

UCAYALI RIVER / PACAYA RIVER

  Boarding our skiffs, we start the day like Amazon River dwellers, cruising along the Ucayali River. As these farmers and fishermen go about their business, we search for pink river dolphins in these pristine waters. Later in the day, we 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 and with extraordinary stargazing.
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Day 3 Wednesady

PACAYA RIVER / UCAYALI RIVER / TAPICHE RIVER

  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 jungle products to the port of Requena, keeping an eye out for pink river dolphins.  
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Day 4 Thursday:

CLAVERO LAKE / SAN JOSE DE SARAPANGA FOREST

  Choose to go jungle walking, canoeing, kayaking or swimming on the black water Yarapa or Clavero River in the morning. Come afternoon, take a short jungle walk in the San Jose de Sarapanga 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 AMAZON.  
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Day 5 Friday:

ARRIVAL IN NAUTA / MANATEE RESCUE CENTER / TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

  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 ARIA 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 is included, depending on the exact departure flight time, which can vary. Other activities may be included as well, according to our recommended flight schedule.
   
Price per person in USD 2021 2022
Double Design Suite 1st Deck $ 4,700 $ 4,820
Double Design Suite 2nd Deck $ 4,900 $ 5,020
  Departure day: Monday Single Supplement: 25% in addition to the adult rate. Discount Policy: 7 year 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: $ 500 per night.   What's Included Aqua Expedition's Amazon River cruises are priced based on per person, double occupancy of our Suites and Master Suites.   Included:  • All meals while onboard • Bike use • All excursions off the Aria Amazon • Beverages (non-alcoholic, select premium wines, sparkling wine and national beer) • Transfers to/from vessel when arriving or departing on recommended flights • Pacaya Samiria National Reserve entrance fee   Not Included: • Air tickets to and from Iquitos • Guide and crew gratuities • Boutique purchases