Amazon Expedition Cruise

8 days
FROM £ 6314
Countries Visited: PERU

Amazon Expedition Cruise

Venture deep into the Amazon rainforest exploring Pacaya Samiria Reserve, a protected wildlife area, known as the mirrored forest.
Skiff through the Yacapana Isles, the 'Isles of the Iguana'. Meet the gray and pink freshwater dolphins of the Yarapa River. Visit Madgalena Village and her giant water lilies and meet the Cocama Indians of Puerto Prado. Travel down the Ucayali River spotting monkeys and learn about the Amazon River headwaters. Fish for piranha in Charo Lake and learn about sustainable resource management projects in Amazonia.

This comprehensive and luxurious week-long river boat journey will live long in the memory.

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Tour Itinerary


Arrive in Iquitos where the afternoon offers a chance to meet the indigenous community before boarding your home for the next week, Aria Amazon, an 145 metre custom-built luxury cruise ship with 16 large and stylish ensuite cabins.Each of the air-conditioned suites offer panoramic Amazon views. Explore Aria's viewing deck, bar, lounge and jacuzzi before meeting the four English-speaking naturalist guides. Over the following days you will also have access to Aria's four skiffs, getting you even closer to the Amazon's wildlife. You will be well looked after - your meals will be created by Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, whose restaurant, Malabar, is one of Lima’s top ranked dining experiences.


Amazon River to the Yarapa River
Head out in the skiffs ready to spot tropical songbirds, black collared hawks and sloths.Fish for piranhas and hear all about Lake Moringo from your guides.As the sun sets enjoy an evening’s wildlife excursion with extraordinary stargazing on the black waters of Nauta Caño.


Marañon River and Yanayacu-Pucate River
Start the day with dawn birdwatching on the river followed by a jungle walk to shake down breakfast. Look for medicinal trees, insects, and poison dart frogs, and learning more about the different rainforest stratas. The afternoon offers a chance to swim, canoe or kakay before looking for pink river dolphins on the Yanayacu-Pucate River. Finish the day with some star gazing, with the help of the ship's telescope.


Visit the local markets with your guide in the morning. After lunch prepare for a spectacle as you reach the birthplace of the Amazon.


Yanallpa River and El Dorado River
Explore the black waters of the Yanallpa River by skiff before setting foot ashore for a jungle walk. Later in the day enjoy further exploration but this time on the look out for nocturnal creatures.


Pacaya River and Ucayali River
A wonderful day with river picnics, fishing and exploration by skiff with an additional opportunity to see pink river dolphins.


Yarapa or Clavero River
You can choose from a variety of activities today including swimming, kayaking, canoeing or jungle walking. Visit a remote village in the afternoon.


Sample local delicacies at the Bellavista Nanay morning market along the Nanay River before returning to Aria for breakfast. There's one last stop at the Manatee Rescue Center before it is time to disembark and say farewell.
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  • all meals
  • non-alcoholic drinks, and selected wines and beer
  • design suite accommodations
  • excursions with knowledgeable naturalist guides
  • the Pacaya Samiria Reserve entrance fee
  • onboard lectures, and evening entertainment
  • Transfers from/to the airport if arriving and departing on our recommended flights.
Not Included: International flights, travel insurance, visas, tips and items of a personal nature such as cocktails, boutique purchases or spa/massages, any Covid PCR testing and/or quarantine.

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From £6,314 per person (based on twin/double share cabin).This is a guide price. Please enquire and we will provide a full personalised quote for you.

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