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Roundtrip Iquitos
3-night Amazon River Expedition Cruise - High Water Season
November 29, 2019
Aqua Expeditions: Aria Amazon
Roundtrip Iquitos
Vacation Offer ID 1301273
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Cruise Inclusions

  • 3-night cruise
  • All meals while onboard
  • All excursions off the Aria Amazon
  • All beverages (non-alcoholic, house wine and beer)
  • Pacaya Samiria National Reserve entrance fee

Available Add-Ons

Optional airfare; pre-/post-cruise hotel
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Iquitos
11/29/2019 11/29/2019
Amazon River
11/29/2019 11/29/2019
Amazon River
11/30/2019 11/30/2019
Yarapa
11/30/2019 11/30/2019
Nauta Cano (Forrest of Rivers)
11/30/2019 11/30/2019
Maranon River
12/01/2019 12/01/2019
Yanayacu
12/01/2019 12/01/2019
Pucate River
12/01/2019 12/01/2019
Nauta
12/02/2019 12/02/2019
Iquitos
12/02/2019 12/02/2019
Aqua Expeditions: Aria Amazon

Custom built for Aqua Expeditions by leading Peruvian architect Jordi Puig, the Aria Amazon allows her guests to explore the Peruvian Amazon in utmost comfort. The 147-foot Aria Amazon set sail in 2011 following the success of its sister ship, the Aqua Amazon. Spacious and indulgent, yet intimate enough to feel entirely exclusive, the 16-cabin Aria Amazon incorporates extremely generous dining and lounging areas, including an outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the Amazon River. This striking ship can accommodate a maximum of 32 guests. Aqua Expeditions' highly experienced captain and crew, and Aqua Expedition's rigorous cruise ship standards, ensure smooth travel and safety on the waters of the Amazon.

Common Areas Onboard:

  • Indoor bar
  • Lounge
  • Dining room
  • Outside lounge
  • Outdoor jacuzzi
  • Exercise room
  • Massage rom
  • Observation deck
  • Boutique
Five Star Peruvian Cuisine
Hearts of palm soufflé, scallops with wild almonds and umari fruit, plantain and yucca gnocchi, escolar fish in aji panka chili adobo, grilled paiche with Amazon huatia potatoes are just some of the regional delicacies created by Aqua Expeditions Amazon Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. Schiaffino has earned global recognition, including from The Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, for his innovative Amazonia-influenced cuisine, served at Malabar and Amaz, two of his top-ranked Lima restaurants, as well as on board the Aqua Amazon and Aria Amazon.

Though Peruvian cuisine has made its way around the world, many of Schiaffino’s obscure yet delectable ingredients grow only the Amazon jungle. He has spent years studying the cooking traditions and food resources of Amazonia, working beyond the kitchen with anthropologists and environmental scientists. The Lima based chef returns often to go even deeper into this dense jungle in search of the next sustainable ingredients he’ll incorporate to create original recipes for Aqua Expeditions guests on the Amazon.

Schiaffino says around 70% of all ingredients on board are sourced in the waters and rainforest surrounding your journey, but guests may rest assured that dishes also stay true to more accessible indigenous traditions like Peruvian ceviche, with its succulent tranches of just caught river fish, juicy onions, cilantro, coriander and corn kernels the size of South Sea pearls.

Dining Room

Dining Room
Designed to balance the stunning scenery, the refined interior of the Aria Amazon dining room has been stylishly finished with contemporary Peruvian art, fine china, and crystal glassware. These aesthetic elements are matched by attentive, personalized service from long-serving staff that quickly learn guest names and tastes, from Peruvian coffee in the morning to the evening's fine South American and European wines.

Chosse to dine à deux, or family style among new friends. Whatever dishes you choose among Schiaffino's fresh, ever-changing modern Amazon jungle influenced menus, perhaps the hearts of palm soufflé followed by an Amazon bass tiradito, do save room for dessert, be it a warm banana tart or classic chocolate fondant.

Lounges & Amenities

Outdoor Lounge

Outdoor Lounge
Nature takes care of the lighting on the generous outdoor deck on the Aria Amazon, with plenty of sunshine for those who wish to soak it up on cushioned loungers during the day to cooler evenings under the star-filled sky. Guests seeking fresh Amazon air without being exposed to the sun will find plenty of space and comfortable seating under the expansive awning of the outdoor lounge.

Indoor Lounge

Indoor Lounge
Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows on both sides confer a seamless connection to the ever-changing scenery of Amazonia from this spacious living room finished with wood flooring and soft lighting. Relax over homemade plantain chips and cocktails, or South America's finest wines in this air-conditioned comfort among the plethora of plump couches. Coffee table books about Peru and the Amazon are available for perusing, and most days will include an educational discussion held here. These entertaining forums on relevant topics to the day's adventures, from endangered Taricaya turtle repopulation to the secrets of mixing a perfect pisco sour, are open to all and led by English-speaking naturalist guides.

Observation Deck

Observation Deck
The Observation Deck on the Aria Amazon’s top level is complemented by the Indoor Lounge, with its fully stocked bar at one end and tightly edited library at the other, fresh Amazon flowers, and unique artifacts in between, beckons lounging on its well stuffed cream sofas on polished timber floors under high ceilings. Outside, cushioned loungers under a soaring canopy encourage the relaxing indulgence of river gazing without concern for the sun’s glare. Or ease into the outdoor Jacuzzi to cool off after a shore excursion in the sultry rainforest.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2010
Year Refurbished
2015
Year Entered Present Fleet
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Peru
Tonnage (GRT)
500
Guests (Lowers)
32
Total Guests
32
Passenger Decks
3
Number of Crew
27
Officers' Nationality
Peruvian
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
Peruvian
Total Rooms
16
Suites
16
Balconies
Ocean/River View
16
Interior
Accessible
Excursions Off the Vessel

Off-ship excursions into the Amazon jungle from the Aria Amazon showcase the unique Amazon wildlife, birds, and plantlife of this rich habitat. Aqua Expeditions' customized aluminum motorized launch boats, or skiffs, take up to eight passengers in each on two to three daily excursions deep into Amazonia's snaking tributaries, in search of armored catfish, red-bellied piranhas, and the beady-eyed heads of bespectacled caimans in the enigmatic black waters. Just as captivating is the scene above water where yellow-spotted Amazon River turtles meander along the muddy shoreline, sapphire blue-beaked Amazon kingfishers streak past, and antediluvian prehistoric hoatzin birds alight on high branches near dusky titi monkeys playing in the tree canopy.

Guides and Crew

Four professionally trained naturalist guides lead guests of the Aria Amazon on daily expeditions aboard comfortable skiffs deep into the Amazon's tributaries and on foot into the sultry Amazon rainforest. These English-speaking experts grew up on the banks of the Amazon, and know every bird and mammal call. they possess the ability to spot a brown-throated three-toed sloth sleeping high up in the tree canopy, an anaconda slithering along the shoreline, and even the elusive capybara hiding in the high grass after nightfall.

These talented and experienced guides, with their firsthand knowledge of Amazon wildlife, plants, and birds, and the history of this part of Peru, and the expert skills of the captain and crew, as well as the support of the onboard paramedic, make the difference between a tourist's visit to Peru and an unforgettable, life enriching experience deep in the Amazon jungle.

Shipboard Policies
  • Internet Access
    Please note: There is no Internet connection on board the Aria Amazon, though guests report periodically connecting via roaming on their Blackberry, iPhone, and other handheld devices, depending on the proximity to more developed areas. For cellular phone contact you may need a special telephone that can operate on a foreign signal, although most areas outside Iquitos are so remote that you will be unable to get a signal. If you need to contact your home or office for any emergency, the Aria Amazon is equipped with a satellite phone. You will be informed, prior to calling, of the current price of an international call and you may pay for these directly on board.
Public Rooms
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
Stateroom Amenities
  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Binoculars
    Available for rent, USD $25
  • Hair Dryer
  • Luxury Bedding
  • Showers and/or Bath Tubs
  • Suites
Dining
  • All Beverages Included In Cruise Fare
  • Formal Restaurant(s)
Other Facilities
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
    The Aria Amazon’s onboard boutique offers guests the convenience of shopping at their leisure for high quality, thoughtfully selected Peruvian handicrafts and jewelry, and Aqua Expedition souvenirs. Artisanal items featured here include original pieces sourced directly from the artisans of Amazonia, who live and work in the communities Aqua Expeditions visit and actively support.

    This is also the place to see the “Amazon proof” Enigma timepiece designed by Gianni Bulgari exclusively for the launch of the Aria Amazon. Waterproof to a depth of 300 feet, the steel case with sapphire Aqua C42 Amazon watch and a limited selection of Gianni Bulgari designed diamond and 14K gold Aqua Expedition jewelry are on display among the Peruvian treasures. Proceeds from the sale of these limited edition items go directly to social projects in the communities that the Aria Amazon visits throughout the year.

Sports, Health and Fitness
  • Bicycles (for use ashore)
  • Fitness Room
  • Massage Room
  • Watersports
    Kayaks available for use during excursions.
Floor-to-ceiling windows face the Amazon River (with blackout windows for maximum privacy) in each of the Aria Amazon’s 16 Design Suites, four of which can interconnect for families. Handsomely decorated, air-conditioned accommodations with en suite sitting areas and private bathrooms each measure 250 square feet. Woven tapestries of indigenous Peruvian fibers frame the sleeping quarters within these private enclaves. Soft lighting, natural wood flooring, and neutral hues create a calming and indulgently comfortable backdrop from which to focus on the captivating landscape through each suite's floor-to-ceiling windows.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of June 2019. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Suite

Design Suite (I) Call for Price
Design Suite
  • Category: I
  • First Deck
  • Square Feet: 250
  • Twin beds that are convertible to a California king-size bed
  • Panoramic river-facing windows
  • Air conditioning
  • En-suite sitting area
  • Bathroom with shower, toilet, sink, cabinet
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Internal communications system
Design Suite (II) Call for Price
Design Suite
  • Category: II
  • Second Deck
  • Square Feet: 250
  • Twin beds that are convertible to a California king-size bed
  • Panoramic river-facing windows
  • Air conditioning
  • En-suite sitting area
  • Bathroom with shower, toilet, sink, cabinet
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Internal communications system

Aqua Expedition's Amazon River cruises are priced based on per person, double occupancy of our Suites and Master Suites.  Not Included: Air tickets to and from Iquitos; Guide and crew gratuities; Boutique purchases.

Single supplement +25% regular rates; Child Policy: 7 year age minimum on all departures, child under 12 years old will receive a 20% discount; Third person sleeping on sofa bed will receive a 20% discount; Third person being a child under 12 years old sleeping on sofa bed pays US $500 per night.

All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions. All times indicated are approximate, and are also subject to change.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Observation Deck
Second Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Design Suite (II)
First Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Design Suite (I)
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