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Aria Amazon<br>4 Night Explorer Cruise (High Water)<br>Iquitos Return

Aria Amazon
4 Night Explorer Cruise (High Water)
Iquitos Return

Ship: Aria Amazon
Cruise Line: Aqua Expeditions
Departures:  24 December 2018
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Iquitos, Nauta, Yanallpa River, Dorado River, Pacaya River, Ucayali River, Tapiche River, Clavero Lake, Yarapa River, Iquitos
Airport gateway (Arrival) : Iquitos
Airport gateway (Departure) : Iquitos

Aqua Expedition’s 4 night luxury cruise on the Aria Amazon begins in the remote colonial city of Iquitos(IQT), Peru and transport guests in exceptional comfort deep into the Amazon rainforest, along the Ucayali River, the Amazon’s largest tributary, as well as the four other rivers, each one rich in vibrant wildlife with thriving rainforests. Go piranha fishing, trek into the dense jungle in search of Amazon monkeys, three-toed sloths, crown headed hoatzin birds, toucans, macaws and giant water lilies.

Come back to the comfort of our skiffs to cruise up close to view Taricaya turtles and spectacled caimans in their natural habitat while pink dolphins, at play, challenge your photography skills. As the Aria Amazon journeys towards the confluence of the Ucayali and the Marañon Rivers, considered the birthplace of the Amazon, learn from our experienced, English speaking naturalist guides about the diverse Amazon wildlife and birds of Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.

 

Itinerary

HIGH WATER (November - May)

DAY 1

Monday: IQUITOS - NAUTA - EMBARKATION - AMAZON RIVER

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.

DAY 2

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 and with extraordinary stargazing.

DAY 3

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. Focus our hi-tech telescope on the night sky to identify the planets and constellations.

DAY 4

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 5

Friday: ARRIVAL IN IQUITOS - MANATEE RESCUE CENTER - TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

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 flight schedule.

 

Note: This itinerary is for reference only. It is subject to change, due to weather and other conditions.



* Ports of call may vary based on itinerary and departure dates selected

 

Cabin Pricing

* All prices quoted are PER PERSON in Australian Dollars and include taxes, fees and port expenses (if applicable).
* All prices quoted are for the cruise departing on . Prices for alternative departure dates may vary.

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2017 Gross FIT Rates (USD$)

4 Night Itinerary
(per person / double occupancy)

Design Suite First
Deck

Design Suite Second Deck

USD $4,860pp

USD $5,060pp


** Prices are valid on 2017 departures until 29 December 2017. Please contact your Cruiseco agent for today’s availability and pricing.


INCLUDED IN CRUISE FARE
:

  • All meals while onboard
  • Bike Use
  • All excursions
  • Beverages (non-alcoholic, select premium wines, sparkling wines and beer)
  • Transfers to/from vessel when arriving and departing on recommended flights
  • Pacaya Samiria entrance fee

NOT INCLUDED IN CRUISE FARE

  • Air tickets to and from Iquitos
  • Guide and crew gratuities
  • Boutique purchases

ACCOMODATION SUMMARY

 All 16 suites are exterior, with large panoramic windows:

  • 8 Design Suites on first deck measuring 23 sqm / 250 sq. ft. each one
  • 8 Design Suites on second deck measuring 23 sqm / 250 sq. ft. each one

All suites are air conditioned, with twin beds that can be converted to a California king-sized bed.
Interconnecting suites are available.


CHILD POLICY / ADDITIONAL PRICING INFORMATION

  • Single supplement: 25% in addition to the adult rate
  • Seven 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

 

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2017 Gross FIT Rates (USD$)

4 Night Itinerary
(per person / double occupancy)

Design Suite First
Deck

Design Suite Second Deck

USD $4,860pp

USD $5,060pp


** Prices are valid on 2017 departures until 29 December 2017. Please contact your Cruiseco agent for today’s availability and pricing.


INCLUDED IN CRUISE FARE
:

  • All meals while onboard
  • Bike Use
  • All excursions
  • Beverages (non-alcoholic, select premium wines, sparkling wines and beer)
  • Transfers to/from vessel when arriving and departing on recommended flights
  • Pacaya Samiria entrance fee

NOT INCLUDED IN CRUISE FARE

  • Air tickets to and from Iquitos
  • Guide and crew gratuities
  • Boutique purchases

ACCOMODATION SUMMARY

 All 16 suites are exterior, with large panoramic windows:

  • 8 Design Suites on first deck measuring 23 sqm / 250 sq. ft. each one
  • 8 Design Suites on second deck measuring 23 sqm / 250 sq. ft. each one

All suites are air conditioned, with twin beds that can be converted to a California king-sized bed.
Interconnecting suites are available.


CHILD POLICY / ADDITIONAL PRICING INFORMATION

  • Single supplement: 25% in addition to the adult rate
  • Seven 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

 

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Ports

Iquitos

Iquitos is a Peruvian port city. It is the gateway to the jungle regions of the northern Amazon

Nauta

Nauta is a town in the northeastern part of Loreto Province in the Peruvian Amazon, roughly 100 km south Iquitos, the provincial capital.

Yanallpa River

Dorado River

Pacaya River

Ucayali River

Tapiche River

Clavero Lake

Yarapa River

 

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Cruise line info

Aqua Expeditions

Aqua Expeditions

Aqua Expeditions was launched in 2007 by founder and CEO, Francesco Galli Zugaro, to fulfill his dream of bringing unparalleled travel experiences, in the utmost comfort, to modern-day adventurers cruising the world’s greatest rivers.

Beginning with the Peruvian section of the Amazon River, one of the world’s last great unexplored regions, Galli Zugaro commissioned the custom design of the Aqua Amazon, the first cruiseship to set sail on this stretch of the Amazon. With 12 outward facing suites, and entirely customized by acclaimed Peruvian architect Jordi Puig, the Aqua Amazon offers a level of luxury unprecedented on the Amazon. With hand-crafted Amazon River itineraries from and to the remote Amazonian city of Iquitos, the Aqua Amazon carries travelers to the source of the Amazon and the remote Pacaya Samiria Reserve. Expert professional naturalist guides lead guests in small groups by skiff up Amazon River tributaries to first-hand encounters with Amazon wildlife from pink dolphins and piranha, to capuchin monkeys and three toed sloth hiding in the rainforest canopy, and hoatzin, toucans and macaws gliding seemingly effortlessly across the cloudless, cerulean sky.

Increased demand for Aqua Expeditions uniquely intimate, life enriching river safari led to the launch of a second custom designed vessel, the Aria Amazon in 2011, with 16 suites designed by Puig with a similar five-star boutique hotel sophistication, and cruising the same captivating stretch of the Peruvian Amazon amidst equally thoughtful comforts and fascinating wildlife.

 

Ship info

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 45 meter (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’s riverviews. The striking matte black hulled ship can accommodate a maximum of 32 guests plus 24 crew including the paramedic and four English speaking naturalist guides. Aqua Expeditions highly experienced cruise ship captain and crew and the Aqua Expedition’s rigorous cruise ship standards ensure smooth travel and safety on the waters of the Amazon.

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 with natural fibers and neutral hues these air-conditioned accommodations with en suite sitting areas and bathrooms each measure 23 square meters (250 square feet).

Ship facts

  • Year Built: 2011
  • Port of Embarkation: Iquitos, Peru
  • Vessel’s Registry: Peru
  • Type of Vessel: River Expedition Vessel
  • Length: 147 feet / 45 meters
  • Beam: 29.5 feet / 9 meters
  • Draft: 5 feet / 1.5 meters
  • Gross Tonnage: 500 tons
  • Cruising Speed: 12 knots
  • Electricity: 220 volts
  • Engines: 2 Cummins 400 HP Marine Engines
  • Generators: 2 x 135 KVA Cummins (encapsulated for noise reduction)
  • Water: 9,000-liter water treatment plant

Safety on board the Aria Amazon: Radio communication with separate battery pack; satellite phone; life jackets,  fire extinguishers and smoke detectors in each cabin; flares and signals; automatic defibrillator on board.

Launch Boats Used for Shore Excursions from the Aria Amazon: Four auxiliary aluminum launch boats equipped with four-stroke low emission engines; constant radio communication with the main vessel. Each boat has a capacity of 8 passengers.

Aria Amazon Crew: 24, including a cruise director, paramedic and 4 English speaking naturalist guides.

Aria Amazon Capacity: Up to 32 passengers with private facilities (Additional accommodation for one child in each cabin)

Accommodations and Cabins: 16 suites (8 Design Suites measuring 23.2 square meters /250 square feet on the first deck and 8 Design Suites measuring 23.2 square meters / 250 square feet on the second deck). All outside-facing with floor to ceiling panoramic windows. All air conditioned with en suite sitting areas. Four interconnecting suites for families.

Unique Cabin Features and Amenities: Amazon river facing panoramic windows; air conditioning; twin beds that convert to a California king-sized bed; en suite sitting area, bathroom with shower, toilet, sink, cabinet, hairdryer, hot water around the clock and a basket of toiletries; internal communications system.

Common Living and Social Areas: Indoor Bar; Lounge; Dining Room; Outside Lounge; Outdoor Jacuzzi; Exercise Room; Observation Deck; Boutique

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