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Cruise - Peru

Aria Amazon - Journey of discovery through the rainforest

Highlights

  • Discover the fascinating Amazon landscape on a luxury cruise ship

  • Modern suites with large panoramic windows

  • Get to know colorful nature and species-rich fauna on exciting excursions

  • Enjoy 5-star cuisine by the chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino

  • Includes transfer, meals, and excursions with an English-speaking tour guide

Description

The ecologically sustainable and luxurious Aria Amazon takes you to Amazon’s most remote areas. Depending on the travel time, different itineraries await you. Travel through the colorful nature on a boat and get to know the exciting and beautiful species-rich animal world. Thanks to the big panorama windows, you will soak in stunning Amazon landscapes from the comfort of the Aria Amazon.

Destination

South America

Iquitos - Pacaya Samiria National Reserve - Iquitos

You can visit the Amazon all year round. The high water season is from December to May, and the low water season is between June and November. Because of the water seasons, different courses occur depending on the travel period.

If you take a cruise between November and May, the following itinerary awaits you.

Today your long-awaited Amazon dream finally comes true. After landing at Iquitos International Airport, your driver will greet you in the arrivals hall and take you to the local harbor. Hop aboard the luxurious Aria Amazon and check into your modern cabin. Make yourself comfortable and unpack your suitcase in your cozy accommodation. The suite’s highlight is the big panoramic windows which offer fantastic views of the most remote Amazon areas at any time of the day.

Stroll to the upper deck and watch your luxury cruise ship sail out of the harbor. You will then participate in a routine safety exercise and get to know your nature guide in the lounge.

Round off the first evening aboard the Aria Amazon with a delicious welcome dinner. Enjoy the finest delicacies of Peruvian cuisine, freshly prepared for you by the head chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, and toast the coming days with a glass of wine.

Overnight with full board in Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Peru

Greet the early morning hours aboard the luxurious Aria Amazon. Enjoy the delicious breakfast in the restaurant before embarking on an excursion along the Yarapa River. Get a close look at what’s happening around you and listen carefully to the sounds of nature. With your binoculars, you can have a clear look at the majestic fauna — admire terns, tropical songbirds, pipettes, fish predators, and sloths. You can also catch piranhas and other fish at Moringa Lake.

As the sun slowly sets, head out on an exciting evening excursion. Do you hear rustling in the trees? Enjoy the unique atmosphere and let the spectacular starry sky at Nauta Cañó enchant you.

Overnight with full board in Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Peru

Set your alarm clock early because today,, before breakfast, you’ll go on a beautiful bird-watching tour along the Marañón River. When you return, admire your photos from the journey and replenish yourself for the day at the breakfast buffet. Take a short rest because afterward, you’ll go on an exhilarating jungle walk. Cross the wobbly suspension bridges and dive into the lush green jungle until your reach the Yanayacu-Pucate River. Enjoy a refreshing swim and look out for pink Amazon dolphins on your canoe or kayak.

Back aboard the luxurious Aria Amazon, you’ll enjoy delicious Peruvian specialties for dinner. Relax with a fruity drink on the sundeck and marvel at the planets and constellations through the high-tech telescope.

Overnight with full board in Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Peru

The last day of your trip begins with a unique experience: visit a local market and learn about the catch of the day from the Amazon fishermen and the exotic fruits from the region. Then, return to your ship and enjoy a hearty breakfast. Now it’s time to say goodbye. After four eventful days, you will thank your crew and take a transfer to Iquitos International Airport. On the way, you will make a quick stop at San Juan’s handicraft market and the Manatee Rescue Center. During the tour, learn about the rescue station’s conservation project and the endangered Amazon manatees. You will meet the biologists and volunteers who lead the program and then afterward assist them with feeding the orphaned animals.

When you arrive at the airport, you will take your return flight home. Do you feel like the time flew by, leaving you wanting more? We would be happy to help you organize an extension to the trip. Contact us today!

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If you embark on the cruise between June and October, you can looking forward to the following itinerary.

Welcome to Peru! When you land at Iquitos International Airport, a driver will take you to Nauta’s harbor. On the way, pick up a light lunch before arriving at your luxury cruise ship, Aria Amazon. Hop aboard the luxurious Aria Amazon and check into your modern cabin. Make yourself comfortable and unpack your suitcase in your cozy accommodation. The suite’s highlight is the big panoramic windows which offer fantastic views of the most remote Amazon areas at any time of the day.

Stroll to the upper deck and watch your luxury cruise ship sail out of the harbor. You will then participate in a routine safety exercise and get to know your nature guide in the lounge.

Round off the first evening aboard the Aria Amazon with a delicious welcome dinner. Enjoy the finest delicacies of Peruvian cuisine, freshly prepared for you by the head chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. Did you know that his “Malabar” restaurant in Lima is one of the best restaurants in all of Latin America?

Overnight with full board in Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Peru

After a strengthening breakfast buffet, today’s adventure will begin on the Yanayacu-Pucate River. Not far from the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, you can swim and explore the riparian vegetation on a canoe or kayak tour. Listen closely to the sounds of nature and keep your eyes peeled for the pink Amazon dolphins!

You will then continue along the Marañón River on an excursion boat. Visit a secluded village and gain insight into traditional village life and its customs.

In the late afternoon, you will return to your luxury cruise ship with great photos and new impressions. Enjoy a cool drink on the upper deck and marvel at the planets and constellations through the high-tech telescope.

Overnight with full board in Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Peru

Good morning aboard the luxurious Aria Amazon! Begin your day with an eventful boat trip along the Samiria River. Test your luck and skills with fishing while exploring the river. After lunch, listen to a lecture from your nature guide and learn about the local flora and fauna. Would you like to see more of Peruvian nature? How about a hike through the species-rich Amazon rainforest? Diver deeper into the lush green nature over wobbly suspension bridges. Keep your eyes peeled on what’s going on around you and keep your camera close because with a little luck, you might spot unique birds, monkeys, and sloths!

Overnight with full board in Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Peru

The last day of your trip begins with a visit to a local market. Your guide will teach you about the Amazon fishermen’s catch of the day and the exotic fruits of the region. Then return to your ship for breakfast, packing, and saying goodbye to the cruise’s crew. Before heading to the airport, you will make a quick stop at San Juan’s handicraft market and the Manatee Rescue Center. During the tour, learn about the rescue station’s conservation project and the endangered Amazon manatees. You will meet the biologists and volunteers who lead the program and then afterward assist them with feeding the orphaned animals.

When you arrive at the airport, you will take your return flight home. Do you feel like the time flew by, leaving you wanting more? We would be happy to help you organize an extension to the trip. Contact us today!

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Aria Amazon*****, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Peru

In the most secluded areas of the Amazon, you can expect pure luxury on the 45 meters long Aria Amazon. The luxury cruise ship is ideal for exploring the Amazon Delta because of its shallow draft. It can accommodate up to 32 passengers, offering 16 modern suites that are approximately 23 m². In each room, you can expect an ensuite bathroom with a rainshower, air conditioning, a closet, and an internal communication system. The big panorama windows are an absolute highlight: soak in fantastic views of the Amazon landscape without having to leave your cozy room. On the observation deck, sit back in the comfortable sun loungers or take a dip in the relaxing Jacuzzi. Keep your eyes peeled on the surrounding nature because ,you can also observe the species-rich fauna from the observation deck. At the cruise’s air-conditioned restaurant, enjoy exquisite delicacies by the 5-star chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. Motorized dinghies are also available for excursions into the jungle.

The luxurious Aria Amazon focuses on sustainability. When thinking about its water, hygiene, and energy onboard, the cruise dedicates itself to protecting the people and vital resources, thus guaranteeing optimal energy and water use. Quiet engines, low CO2 emissions, and reduced fuel, water, and energy consumption are important. The luxurious cruise also commits itself to sustainable projects to raise awareness of the protection of endangered species and sustainable tourism in local communities.

Duration of the trip: 4 days / 3 nights

Including

  • Three nights in a Lower Deck Suite

  • Transfer to the ship and back on arrival with the recommended flights

  • Meals on board

  • All drinks (soft drinks, house wine, local beers)

  • Excursions with an English-speaking / Spanish-speaking guide

  • Entrance to Pacaya Samiria Park

  • The starting price is valid during the travel period 01.01.22 - 31.12.22

Excluding

  • International flights

  • Optional excursions (visits, admissions, etc.)

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services

  • Personal expenses, such as minibar and tips

  • Travel insurance

  • PCR test, if still required

  • Visa, entry, and/or exit fees, if required

Notes

  • Departure: every Friday

  • Children: minimum age 7 years old

  • Travel is on a group basis with other international travelers and an English/Spanish speaking guide

  • The excursions depend on the weather and the season. The tour guide might change the itinerary depending on these factors.

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