7 nights CRUISE ONLY
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.
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 sole use First Deck Suite - from US $11,813*
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
7 Night Cruise sailing from Iquitos roundtrip Aria.
Low Water Itinerary June - October
Day 1 Friday: IQUITOS - NAUTA - EMBARKATION - MARAÑON 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: YANAYACU PUCATE RIVER - MARAÑON RIVER
We 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. Kayak, canoe and swim in these unspoiled black waters, keeping eyes peeled for the Amazon’s legendary pink dolphins. In the afternoon, we will visit a remote village along the Marañon River to learn about traditional customs. Focus our hi-tech telescope on the night sky to identify the planets and constellations.
Day 3 Sunday: SAMIRIA RIVER - NAUTA CAÑO OR PNA (AMAZONIAN NATURAL PARK)
We set off by skiffs for an excursion along the Samiria River with optional fishing. Listen carefully to our after lunch flora and fauna lecture, then venture out for a singularly thrilling jungle walk across the high Amazon rainforest. On our return in the evening, enjoy the jungle symphony and extraordinary stargazing on local boats along the “Enchanted Lake”.
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, together we will 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: 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.
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 jungle products to the port of Requena, keeping an eye out for pink river dolphins.
Day 7 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.
Day 8 Friday: ARRIVAL IN NAUTA - MANATEE RESCUE CENTER -
We will visit the town of Nauta, founded in 1930. Today, villagers from around Amazonia gather here to sell the products they harvest in their rural communities. Together we will walk around Nauta to gain insights into the daily life of these remotes people. Return to the ARIA for breakfast and to pack up. Before saying goodbye, we will 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 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.
*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.