AQUA NERA PERU AMAZON RIVER CRUISE

Endless amazing discoveries in the most biodiverse rainforest and river system on Earth

An Amazon river cruise is possibly the most rewarding nature expedition in the world. Journeying into Earth’s largest rainforest, the explorer is ushered into Mother Nature’s Cradle of Life, which covers some 40% of South America across nine countries. A voyage into the selva (“jungle”), as the locals call it, is only possible by boat on the mythical Amazon River. Also known as Rio Amazonas, this great waterway originates from the foothills of the Andes mountains in Peru and flows east on a 4,000 mile (6,400 km) course towards the Atlantic Ocean.

The Amazon rainforest houses the world’s largest and most diverse collection of plant and animal life. It is ‘home sweet home’ for more than one-third of all recorded animal species in the world, including 20% of all bird species. At least 40,000 plant species, 427 mammals, 1,300 birds, 378 reptiles, more than 400 amphibians and around 3,000 freshwater fishes are known to exist within this giant cradle.

INCREDIBLE PERUVIAN AMAZON RIVER CRUISE EXPERIENCE

AQUA NERA LOUNGE

AQUA NERA DINING ROOM

AQUA NERA SUITE

AQUA NERA SUITE DOUBLE

AQUA NERA LOBBY

AQUA NERA BAR & DINING

AMAZON RAIN FORREST

AQUA NERA AMAZON RIVER CRUISE OVERVIEW

Setting a new standard for luxury river cruising on the Amazon, Aqua Nera draws design inspiration from the Peruvian Amazon’s mystical blackwater lagoons and bears the hallmarks of contemporary style and generous interiors that Aqua Expeditions cruise ships are known for.

Aboard the Aqua Nera, award-winning architects Noor Design crafts every space to perfection. The vessel’s 20 spacious Design Suites convey a sense of Amazon tranquility, while the social spaces showcase refined elegance with a touch of drama. Tastefully woven into the design are accents and details from the rubber boom era and the colorful cultures of Portugal, Spain and Peru.

Aqua Nera operates alongside the Aria Amazon, taking guests into the depths of the Peruvian Amazon in the comfort of luxury. The cruise features cuisine by Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, one of Peru’s finest chefs who is celebrated for creating refined cuisine from native Amazonian produce. Every day, expert naturalist guides conduct small group excursions that reward guests with up-close wildlife encounters in the world’s most biodiverse rainforest.

High water season ( December – May)

Low water season (June-November)

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1: Iquitos - Amazon River

Arriving on a morning flight*, receive a warm welcome at Iquitos International Airport by our crew and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. The afternoon continues with an introduction to the historic city of Iquitos and the opportunity to visit an indigenous Amazon community.

In the early evening, embark the Aqua Nera and settle into your generously-sized suite as you begin one of life’s greatest adventures. Following an introduction to our naturalist guides and a routine safety drill, gather at the restaurant for the first of many Amazonian cuisine experiences created by Aqua Nera consulting chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, whose restaurant, Amaz, is one of Peru’s most renowned dining establishments.

*Separate arrangements can be made for afternoon arrivals.

[Dinner]
 

DAY 2: Yarapa River - Clavero Lake

Aboard our comfortable skiffs, we set sail from the Amazon River to the Yarapa River. Ready your binoculars to spot tropical songbirds, black collared hawks and sloths. Line-fish for Amazon’s notoriously ferocious piranhas while our naturalist guides share stories of Lake Moringo.

In the afternoon, we sail on to Lake Clavero where villagers rely on traditional dugout canoes to get around. Swim in the lake’s calm waters or visit native residents of Amazonia who welcome you to their community with open arms.

[Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
 

DAY 3: Yanallpa River - Dorado River

We explore the blackwater tributaries of the Yanallpa River by skiff, disembarking to walk deep into the wildlife-rich Amazonian rainforest. Later, we board the skiffs again to cruise along the El Dorado River for a dusk excursion in search of exotic nocturnal creatures.

[Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
 

DAY 4: Nauta Town - Manatee Rescue Centre - Airport

In the morning, take a guided visit to the local market and marvel at the regional produce of the Peruvian Amazon, and sample exotic snacks if you wish.

Return to the Aqua Nera for breakfast before disembarkation. En route to the airport, visit the Manatee Rescue Center, where orphaned Amazonian manatees rehabilitate before they are released back into the wild.

Itinerary Addendum

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

[Breakfast, Lunch]
 

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • All meals while onboard
  • All excursions off the Aqua Amazon
  • All beverages (non-alcoholic, house wine and beer)
  • Group transfers to/from vessel when arriving or departing on recommended flights
  • Pacaya Samiria National Reserve entrance fee

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • All air tickets
  • Private transfers
  • Spa services
  • Boutique purchases
  • Guide and crew gratuities

For more information on hotels in Quito, Ecuador, please call 1300 799 758 or email us for details.

Cruise Dates
2020

Departure Dates

  • 4 Days / 3 Nights - depart Saturdays
  • 5 Days / 4 Nights - depart Tuesdays
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights - depart Saturdays

Please contact our office on 1300 799 758 to further details.

From AUD

$6,600*

Per Person

Cruise Prices
2020

4 Days / 3 Nights

  • Single:                $8,250
  • Twin/Double:   $6,600 pp

Cabin accommodation is provided on the First Deck - Design Suite

5 Days / 4 Nights

  • Single:                $11,000
  • Twin/Double:   $8,800 pp

Cabin accommodation is provided on the First Deck - Design Suite

*Speak to our travel specialists for the latest and best information on what to do and see. Prices and dates are subject to change without notice.

AQUA NERA PERU AMAZON CRUISE
The ultimate cruise adventure!

This Amazon cruise adventure is a luxury, boutique experience. It is an infusion of cultures, native and European.

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