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Peru: Amazon River Discovery

Trip Length 5 days

From $5,100

  • Enjoy top standards of comfort and service aboard the luxury river cruise ship M/V Aria
  • Spot the Amazon's spectacular wildlife, including 13 species of monkey, hundreds of species of birds, and unique freshwater pink dolphins!
  • Gaze at the breathtaking spectacle of sunrise over the birthplace of the Amazon
  • Meet remote Amazonian villagers and learn about their folklore and ways of life
  • Visit a manatee rescue center to see what’s being done to protect these gentle, vulnerable creatures

On our exciting voyage through the Peruvian Amazon, you’ll explore exotic rivers and jungles teeming with wildlife, while enjoying all the amenities of the M/V Aria, two unique luxury vessels offering the highest levels of accommodation. Each day, venture deep into the forest aboard a comfortable excursion skiff, accompanied by guides steeped in local knowledge—in the evenings, return to the ship for a gourmet meal and a blissful sleep in your air-conditioned suite. Cruise along “black water” rivers, visit islands thick with iguanas, and spot monkeys, pink dolphins and a bevy of tropical birds in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. Gaze at the breathtaking spectacle of sunrise over the birthplace of the Amazon, and meet the natives of a remote Amazonian village to learn about their way of life. This MTS expedition is a perfect mix of adventure, culture, expert guidance, and immersion into nature, along with a daily infusion of creature comforts. So climb aboard—your extraordinary journey down the Amazon awaits! Inspiring countless legends and epic adventures, the Amazon Basin features a level of biodiversity beyond compare—one-tenth of the planet’s species call this rainforest home.

Day 1: Arrive in Iquitos and transfer to Nauta Lodge - Board the M/V Aria

We will meet at Iquitos International Airport then journey together by air-conditioned vehicle through the Peruvian countryside to arrive at our Nauta Lounge in time for lunch, or we will serve a box lunch en route depending on the flight arrival time. In the afternoon, we will set off on your first skiff excursion to visit the birthplace of the Amazon. 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.

  • Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:M/V Aria

Day 2: 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 and with extraordinary stargazing.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:M/V Aria

Day 3: 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.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:M/V Aria

Day 4: 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.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:M/V Aria

Day 5: Arrival in Nauta - Manatee Rescue Center - Transfer to the Airport

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. Return to the ARIA for breakfast and to pack up. Before saying goodbye, we 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 is included, depending on the exact departure flight time, which can vary. Other local activities may be included as well, according to our recommended flight schedule.

  • Breakfast/Lunch

No group departures scheduled. Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability. Call us for details.

pricing

2018 PRICES

M/V Aria (departures year-round)
$5,100 First Deck Suite
$5,300 Second Deck Suite

• Single supplement: +25% regular rates

Please note: All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions.

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M/V Aria — Amazon, Peru

M/V Aria Amazon

Spacious and indulgent, yet intimate enough to feel entirely exclusive, the 16-cabin Aria Amazon incorporates generous dining and lounging areas, including an outdoor Jacuzzi.. The striking black-hulled ship was launched in 2011 and can accommodate a maximum of 32 guests.

Floor to ceiling windows face the Amazon River (with blackout windows for maximum privacy) in each of the 16 Design Suites, four of which can interconnect for families. Handsomely decorated with natural fibers and neutral hues these air-conditioned accommodations with en suite sitting areas and bathrooms each measure 250 square feet.

  • Enjoy top standards of comfort and service aboard the luxury river cruise ship M/V Aria
  • Spot the Amazon's spectacular wildlife, including 13 species of monkey, hundreds of species of birds, and unique freshwater pink dolphins!
  • Gaze at the breathtaking spectacle of sunrise over the birthplace of the Amazon
  • Meet remote Amazonian villagers and learn about their folklore and ways of life
  • Visit a manatee rescue center to see what’s being done to protect these gentle, vulnerable creatures

On our exciting voyage through the Peruvian Amazon, you’ll explore exotic rivers and jungles teeming with wildlife, while enjoying all the amenities of the M/V Aria, two unique luxury vessels offering the highest levels of accommodation. Each day, venture deep into the forest aboard a comfortable excursion skiff, accompanied by guides steeped in local knowledge—in the evenings, return to the ship for a gourmet meal and a blissful sleep in your air-conditioned suite. Cruise along “black water” rivers, visit islands thick with iguanas, and spot monkeys, pink dolphins and a bevy of tropical birds in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. Gaze at the breathtaking spectacle of sunrise over the birthplace of the Amazon, and meet the natives of a remote Amazonian village to learn about their way of life. This MTS expedition is a perfect mix of adventure, culture, expert guidance, and immersion into nature, along with a daily infusion of creature comforts. So climb aboard—your extraordinary journey down the Amazon awaits! Inspiring countless legends and epic adventures, the Amazon Basin features a level of biodiversity beyond compare—one-tenth of the planet’s species call this rainforest home.

DAILY itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Iquitos and transfer to Nauta Lodge - Board the M/V Aria

We will meet at Iquitos International Airport then journey together by air-conditioned vehicle through the Peruvian countryside to arrive at our Nauta Lounge in time for lunch, or we will serve a box lunch en route depending on the flight arrival time. In the afternoon, we will set off on your first skiff excursion to visit the birthplace of the Amazon. 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.

  • Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:M/V Aria

Day 2: 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 and with extraordinary stargazing.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:M/V Aria

Day 3: 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.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:M/V Aria

Day 4: 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.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:M/V Aria

Day 5: Arrival in Nauta - Manatee Rescue Center - Transfer to the Airport

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. Return to the ARIA for breakfast and to pack up. Before saying goodbye, we 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 is included, depending on the exact departure flight time, which can vary. Other local activities may be included as well, according to our recommended flight schedule.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
lodgings

M/V Aria — Amazon, Peru

M/V Aria Amazon

Spacious and indulgent, yet intimate enough to feel entirely exclusive, the 16-cabin Aria Amazon incorporates generous dining and lounging areas, including an outdoor Jacuzzi.. The striking black-hulled ship was launched in 2011 and can accommodate a maximum of 32 guests.

Floor to ceiling windows face the Amazon River (with blackout windows for maximum privacy) in each of the 16 Design Suites, four of which can interconnect for families. Handsomely decorated with natural fibers and neutral hues these air-conditioned accommodations with en suite sitting areas and bathrooms each measure 250 square feet.

Dates and Pricing

No group departures scheduled. Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability. Call us for details.

pricing

2018 PRICES

M/V Aria (departures year-round)
$5,100 First Deck Suite
$5,300 Second Deck Suite

• Single supplement: +25% regular rates

Please note: All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions.

Activity Level Easy
Trip Length 5 days

From $5,100

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