Amazon River Expedition Cruise - High Water - 7 nights from Iquitos

South American Rivers

Inclusions

7 nights CRUISE ONLY

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This Amazon River Expedition Cruise on the Aria Amazon where you may experience our most luxurious and comprehensive Amazon journey among the Amazon River`s two powerful tributaries: the Maranon and the Ucayali, as well as several hidden black water lakes.

Kayak, canoe and swim in these unspoiled black waters, keeping eyes peeled for the Amazon`s legendary pink dolphins. Be witness of one of the great spectacles of the Southern Hemisphere, the birth of the Amazon River. Take a short jungle walk in the San Jose flooded forest and see the unforgettable giant water lilies. Enjoy a breakfast picnic accompanied by jungle symphony and fishing along the black waters of the Pacaya River.

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Prices per person in USD from:
Twin share First Deck Suite - from US $9,450*pp
Twin share Second Deck Suite - from US $9,800*pp
Single First Deck Suite - from US $11,813*
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Cruise Only prices include:
- 7 night Amazon River Cruise aboard Aria Amazon round trip from Iquitos
- All meals while on board
- Premium selected wines, beer and non-alcoholic drinks onboard
- Twice-daily excursions with knowlegable local guides
- Group transfers to and from the airport when arriving/departing on recommended flights
- Pacaya Samiria entrance fee



Not included: Air tickets to and from Iquitos | Guide and crew gratuities Boutique purchases


Details

Cruise on the Amazon River with Aqua Expeditions for 7 nights round trip from Iquitos.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Iquitos roundtrip aboard Aria.

High Water Itinerary November - May

Day 1 Friday: IQUITOS - AMAZON RIVER
At 6:00pm 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 Saturday: AMAZON RIVER - YARAPA RIVER - NAUTA CAÑO
Aboard our comfortable skiffs, we set sail from the Amazon River to the Yarapa River. Keep your binoculars ready to spot tropical songbirds, black collared hawks and sloths. We’ll go fishing for Amazonia’s notoriously ferocious piranhas while our naturalist guides share stories of Lake Moringo. As the sun sets, we head off on an evening’s wildlife excursion with extraordinary stargazing on the black waters of Nauta Caño.

Day 3 Sunday: MARAÑON CREEK - CASUAL JUNGLE WALK - YANAYACU-PUCATE RIVER
Rise with the sun for an early morning birdwatching along the Marañon River. After breakfast, we will take a jungle walk on the firm soil forest “Casual,” while looking for flora and fauna which include medicinal trees, insects, and poison dart frogs, and learning more about the different rainforest stratas. Later, swim, canoe or kayak in Yanayacu-Pucate River as we look for legendary pink river dolphins. Focus our hi-tech telescope on the night sky to identify the planets and constellations.

Day 4 Monday: NAUTA TOWN - VILLAGE VISIT - BIRTHPLACE OF THE AMAZON
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. In the afternoon, we witness one of the great spectacles of the Southern Hemisphere, the birthplace of the Amazon River. Tonight you will meet the new passengers who have signed on for the four-night trip, as we start our journey together along the Marañon River.

Day 5 Tuesday: YANALLPA RIVER - DORADO RIVER
By skiff, we explore the black waters of the Yanallpa River, disembarking to walk deep into the Amazonian rain forest. Later, we board the skiffs again to cruise along the El Dorado River for a dusk excursion in search of exotic nocturnal wildlife.

Day 6 Wednesday: 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 their jungle products to the port of Requena, keeping an eye out for pink river dolphins.

Day 7 Thursday: CLAVERO OR YARAPA RIVER - AMAZON RIVER
Choose to go jungle walking, canoeing, kayaking or swimming on the black water Yarapa or Clavero River 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 8 Friday: ARRIVAL IN IQUITOS - MANATEE RESCUE CENTER -
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 the recommended flight schedule.

Please select your cabin type to enquire

Pricing (per person)

  • All (3)
Twin

Outside

US $9,450

Design Suite First Deck

US $9,450

Design Suite Second Deck

US $9,800

Terms & Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in USD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (15Feb19). All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the prices in our booking system at time of reservation. Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Not included in your cruise fare: Flights to/from Iquitos, gratuities for crew and guides, spa services and any purchases at the boutique onboard. A deposit of US $400 per person is required to confirm a booking on this cruise.

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