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US$ 3,600Price per person, double occupancy based on DESIGN SUITE 1st DECK, all meals and excursions, transfers, entrance fees. Airfares not included.
Duration:4 Days
Destination:Iquitos (ARIA RIVER CRUISE)
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ARIA AMAZON RIVER CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 16 Cabins
  • Outdoor jacuzzi
  • Mini Spa
  • Onboard dining menu was designed by famous Peruvian chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino
  • Ship was decorated by acclaimed Peruvian designer Jordi Puig

ARIA AMAZON RIVER CRUISE

The ARIA Amazon River Cruise allows her guests to explore the Peruvian Amazon in utmost comfort.  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’s riverviews.  The highly experienced cruise ship captain and crew and the rigorous cruise ship standards ensure smooth travel and safety on the waters of the Amazon.

HIGH WATER ITINERARY

(December – May)

DAY 1

Friday: IQUITOS – AMAZON RIVER

Embarkation and Check-In
From the moment you step on board, enjoy the ARIA Amazon River Cruise’s low-key luxury. As you settle into your handsomely appointed, generously proportioned suite, you will feel the vessel begin to move. The beginning of one of your life’s great adventures. We suggest you stand on the Upper Deck to take in the view, as you leave Iquitos behind.

Over the next three days, you will also sail along the two largest tributaries of the Peruvian Amazon, the Ucayali and the Marañon, as well as on the mighty Amazon itself. You are embarking on a spectacular journey to a place visited by only a very few of even the most experienced world travelers.

Safety Drill and Briefing on the Upper Deck
Before dinner there will be a routine safety drill. Then it’s into the air-conditioned lounge, where you will learn about life on board. You will also have the first nightly briefing about your next day’s Amazon adventure. You will meet the naturalist guides and your cruise director, who will use video, photos, and maps to introduce the details of your journey deep into the Peruvian Amazon.

Welcome Dinner
Sit down, relax, and sip fine South American wine. Toast the beginning of a beautiful journey and enjoy the innovative Amazonian cuisine, created by Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, whose restaurant, Malabar, is the one of Lima’s top ranked dining experiences. Schiaffino’s imaginative use of local products – fruit, fish, spices – makes every meal a delightful adventure. (The menu always offers choices, including a vegetarian option.)
Perhaps sip a nightcap on the Upper Deck, under the stars, before retiring.

DAY 2

Saturday: AMAZON – YACAPANA – YARAPA – CLAVERO LAKE

Yacapana Islands Exploration and Dolphin watching
The locals call Yacapana Islands “The Islands of the Iguana”. Amazon folklore states that if you touch an iguana you will develop some of its characteristics, so no one really disturbs them. You will also encounter the Amazon River dolphin, pink or gray, along the way. Another mystical animal, which Amazonian people believe have the power to turn into beautiful men or women.
On this journey, you will pass close to lush islands, giving you the opportunity to take good pictures of the tropical flora and fauna.

Return to the ARIA Amazon River Cruise.

Yarapa River Exploration and Fishing in Moringo Lake
After breakfast, you will board a comfortable skiff to sail to the Yarapa River. As you float down the Yarapa, past the occasional fishermen paddling in their canoes, keep your binoculars ready to spot wildlife: terns, tropical songbirds, black collared hawks and sloths. Upon arrival at Lake Moringo, use your hooks to try to catch some of the ferocious piranhas and other fish species. As you fish, trained naturalist guides will tell the story of the lake and its inhabitants.

Return to the ARIA Amazon River Cruise

Cold towels await you back aboard. As the ship continues down the Amazon River, you have free time to rest before lunch.  Afterwards, enjoy a lecture in the lounge by a naturalist guide.

Canoeing and swimming at Lake Clavero
You’ll sail on to Lake Clavero where villagers paddle in their traditional dugout canoes. You may wish to swim in the lake’s calm waters and visit the community to interact with friendly Amazonia neighbors.

Return to the ARIA Amazon River Cruise
Before dinner, sip a classic Peruvian Pisco Sour on the Upper Deck during sunset.

DAY 3

Sunday: UCAYALI – YANALLPA – DORADO RIVERS – PACAYA-SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE

Ucayali River Expedition / Yanallpa
This morning, board the skiffs to explore a fascinating black water stream, part of the vast Amazon flooded forest within the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Your guides will tell you about the jungle as you explore what scientists call a “gallery forest,” because of its dense vegetation that creates a tunnel of leaves. As you explore this type of riparian vegetation, watch above for parrots, macaws, and fluffy monk saki monkeys.

Return to the ARIA Amazon River Cruise for an optional cooking lesson. After lunch, you can have a siesta or listen to a lecture by one of the naturalist guides.

Dorado River Exploration and Night Excursion
This afternoon take a magical journey through the “Jungle of the Mirrors,” where towering trees are reflected in the dark river. Move on to Dorado River where you may observe enchanting parrots, macaws and a variety of primates. As you make your way back to the ARIA Amazon River Cruise, you may see alligators, frogs and fishing bats.

Towards the Birth of the Amazon River and Dinner
While you dine, you will continue your journey upstream, toward the headwaters of the Amazon River, where the Ucayali and Marañon Rivers merge.

DAY 4

Monday: AMAZON BIRTHPLACE – PUERTO MIGUEL VILLAGE – IQUITOS

Birthplace of the Amazon
This morning, the ship skirts the edge of the vast Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. This is a flooded forest covering five million acres at the headwaters of the Amazon basin. Get up early to see one of the great spectacles of the Southern Hemisphere: the sun rising over the origin of the Amazon River. Here, the junction of two major tributaries, the Ucayali and the Marañon, form one of the greatest waterfalls in the world. Your morning excursion will be accompanied by abundant bird song. You’ll glide in small boats past large-billed terns, laughing falcons, exotic short-tailed parrots, and dozens of other vibrantly hued birds.

Village visit
You will travel by boat to a community located along the Marañon River, where you will meet and interact with local villagers in this remote part of the world. You will also have the opportunity to shop for local handicrafts directly from the artisans.

Return to the ARIA Amazon River Cruise and have a light lunch.

Disembarkation / Manatee Rescue Center / Transfer to the Airport
This afternoon, you will visit the Manatee Rescue Center, a kind of animal orphanage for Amazonian rescued manatees, to rehabilitate and release them back into the wild. Later, stop at the San Juan Indian Market where you can shop for local crafts before leaving.

Guides will help with check-in at the airport and stay with you until you have boarded your flight back to Lima.

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

LOW WATER ITINERARY

(June – November)

DAY 1

Friday: IQUITOS – AMAZON RIVER

Embarkation and Check-In
From the moment you step on board, enjoy the ARIA Amazon River Cruise’s low-key luxury. As you settle into your handsomely appointed, generously proportioned suite, you will feel the vessel begin to move. This is the beginning of one of your life’s great adventures. We suggest you stand on the Upper Deck to take in the view, as you leave Iquitos behind.

Over the next three days, you will also sail along the two largest tributaries of the Peruvian Amazon, the Ucayali and the Marañon, as well as on the mighty Amazon itself. You are embarking on a spectacular journey to a place visited by only a very few of even the most experienced world travelers.

Safety Drill and Briefing on the Upper Deck
Before dinner  there will be a routine safety drill. Then it’s into the air-conditioned lounge, where you will learn about life on board, and will have the first nightly briefing about your adventure the following day. You will meet the naturalist guides and your cruise director, who will use video, photos, and maps to introduce the details of your journey deep into the Peruvian Amazon.

Welcome Dinner
Sit down, relax, sip fine South American wine, and toast the beginning of a beautiful journey. Enjoy the innovative Amazonian cuisine, created by Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, whose restaurant, Malabar, is one of Lima’s top-ranked dining experiences. Schiaffino’s imaginative use of local products – fruit, fish, spices – makes every meal a delightful adventure. (The menu always offers choices, including a vegetarian option.)
Perhaps sip a nightcap on the Upper Deck, under the stars, before retiring.

DAY 2

Saturday: AMAZON RIVER – YARAPA RIVER – UCAYALI RIVER

Amazon River Expedition
Get up early to watch the sunrise for the first time on the Amazon River. This is just a sample of what lies ahead. Return to the ARIA Amazon River Cruise for breakfast.

Yarapa River Exploration
This morning you will board a comfortable skiff to sail from the Amazon River to the Yarapa River. Life jackets, ponchos, rubber boots, and fresh water are always available on the private boats. As you float down the Yarapa, past the occasional fishermen paddling in their canoes, keep your binoculars ready to spot wildlife: terns, tropical songbirds, black collared hawks and sloths.

Return to the ARIA Amazon River Cruise.

While the boat continues its journey along the Amazon River, you will have free time to rest or take a siesta before lunch and then a lecture by one of the naturalist guides.

Canoeing and swimming at Lake Clavero
Sail on to Lake Clavero where villagers paddle in their traditional dugout canoes. You may wish to swim in the lake’s calm waters or visit the community to interact with welcoming Amazonia neighbors.

Return to the ARIA Amazon River Curise and sip a classic Peruvian Pisco Sour on the Upper Deck before dinner.

DAY 3

Sunday: YANALLPA – DORADO RIVER – PACAYA SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE

Ucayali River Expedition / Yanallpa
This morning, board the skiffs to explore a fascinating black water stream, part of the vast Amazon flooded forest within the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Your guides will tell you about the jungle as you explore what scientists call a “gallery forest,” because of its dense vegetation that creates a tunnel of leaves. As you explore this type of riparian vegetation, watch above for parrots, macaws, and fluffy monk saki monkeys.

Return to the ARIA Amazon River Cruise for an optional cooking lesson before lunch, followed by a siesta, if you so please.  Listen to a lecture in the lounge by one of the naturalist guides before your next excursion.

Dorado River Exploration and Night Excursion
This afternoon, take a magical journey through the “Jungle of the Mirrors,” where towering trees are reflected in the dark river. Move on to Dorado River where you may observe enchanting parrots, macaws and a variety of primates, unperturbed by your presence. As you make your way back to the ship, you may see alligators, frogs and fishing bats.

Towards the Birth of the Amazon River and Dinner
While you dine, continue your journey upstream, toward the headwaters of the Amazon River, where the Ucayali and Marañon Rivers merge.

DAY 4

Monday: BIRTHPLACE OF THE AMAZON – VILLAGE VISIT – NAUTA CITY – TRANSFER TO AIRPORT

Birth of the Amazon River
This morning, the ship skirts the edges of the vast Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, a flooded forest covering five million acres at the headwaters of the Amazon basin. You will see one of the great spectacles of the Southern Hemisphere: the birth of the Amazon River. Here, at the junction of two major tributaries, the Ucayali and the Marañon form the greatest waterfall in the world – nature at its best. Your dawn excursion will be accompanied by abundant bird song, as you glide in small boats past large-billed terns, laughing falcons, exotic short-tailed parrots, and dozens of other birds.

Village visit & Shaman experience
Travel by boat to a community located along the Marañon River, where you will meet and interact with local villagers in this remote part of the world. Learn about medicinal plants from a Shaman or local medicine teacher, whose knowledge of spiritual healing has been passed down from generation to generation. You will also have the opportunity to shop for handicrafts directly from the artisans.

Return to the ARIA Amazon River Cruise for a light lunch with fellow passengers before preparing for your onward journey.

Disembarkation / Manatee Rescue Center / Transfer to the Airport
This afternoon, you will visit the Manatee Rescue Center, a kind of animal orphanage for rescued Amazonian manatees to rehabilitate and release them back into the wild.

Guides will help with check-in at the airport and stay with you until you have boarded your flight back to Lima.

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

ARIA AMAZON RIVER CRUISE PRICES

ARIA Amazon River CruisePrice per person
Simple DESIGN SUITE 1st DECKUS$ 5,400
Double DESIGN SUITE 1st DECKUS$ 3,600
Simple DESIGN SUITE 2nd DECKUS$ 5,625
Double DESIGN SUITE 2nd DECKUS$ 3,750
Child discount (under 12 years old, min 7 years of age)20%

INCLUDED IN PRICE

Included in Amazon River Cruise Price*Not included in Price
Lodging accommodations in Amazon River Cruise, according to itinerary.International and domestic flights.
Meals according to itinerary.Visas required for entry.
All guided excursions in English.Drinks and gratuities to crew and guides (US$ 120.00 suggested per guest).
All tour and intermediate transfers to/from Vessel.Boutique purchases.
All entrance tickets.Cost of Medical Emergencies (including evacuation).
Entrance fee to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.Any additional transportation services in Iquitos.
Non-alcoholic beverages, wine and beer.

* Note:  Currently, tours to the Peruvian Amazon are exempt from sales tax (18.00%).

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