MV Aria Expeditions - Aria Amazon Exterior 2, Peru

Cruise the Amazon River with Aqua Expeditions, on Your Peruvian Vacation

An increasing number of travellers planning a Peruvian vacation are adding time to visit the Amazon region, an area full of extreme biodiversity that covers approximately 60% of the country’s territory. Those in the know are attracted to this incredible part of the country by its accessibility to unrivalled nature and wildlife, and great selection of river cruises and jungle lodges.

Macaw Clay Lick at the Tambopata River in the Amazon Rainforest, Peru
Macaw Clay Lick in the Peruvian Amazon

Cruises in the Amazon region allow for exploration through many otherwise hard-to-get-to zones that offer up-close and personal experiences with the highest concentration of plant and animal species. Visitors spend their time exploring the forest and waterways and visiting protected wildlife areas such as the Pacaya Samiria Reserve, where macaws, falcons, and Amazon kingfishers dance in the air, and troops of squirrel monkeys sore from tree to tree.

Aqua Expeditions sails two of the world’s most legendary rivers located at opposite ends of the earth, the Amazon and the Mekong, providing utmost comforts and an exclusive 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio.

Recently refurbished to reaffirm the brand’s well-established position as “Best in Class,” the 147-foot, 16-cabin Aria Amazon commands the mighty Peruvian Amazon River in uncompromising style. Custom designed by noted Peruvian designer, Jordi Puig, this luxury vessel boasts generous indoor and outdoor lounging spaces, an elegant dining room, and an upper-deck bar. Spacious private living quarters feature newly upgraded interiors and floor-to-ceiling, river-facing windows. Guests on their Peruvian vacation are treated to delectable dishes from Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, globally renowned for his Amazon-influenced cuisine, paired with sommelier-selected South American wines.

MV Aria Expeditions - Design Suite on board the Aria Amazon, Amazon, Peru
Design Suite on board the Aria Amazon

Experienced naturalist guides lead excursion groups of eight guests deep into the enigmatic black waters and lush jungles of Amazonia. Guests get up close to countless species while on board and during short excursions, engaging with the endangered pink Amazon dolphin, endearing three-toed sloth, playful squirrel monkey, and hundreds of exotic birds. Guest may cycle, kayak, swim, and fish en route to further engage with the wonders of the Amazon. A full-time paramedic is on board to ensure guest safety on every adventure. Between excursions, guests may cool off in the outdoor Jacuzzi while sipping pisco punch, exercise behind glass windows with a motivational river view, or enjoy massages from professional therapists with 100% pure, natural essential oils.

Aria Amazon offers guests, on their Peruvian vacation, privileged opportunities for interaction and inspiration on special-edition departures. Experience the Amazon from the insider perspective of CEO and Founder, Francesco Galli Zugaro. Treat your palate to the ultimate pleasure of joining Pedro Miguel Schiaffino in unique chef-hosted departures. Discover the Peruvian Amazon with world-class explorer and champion of ocean conservation, Jean-Michel Cousteau. These experts and other adventures await.

MV Aria Expeditions - Aria Amazon Exterior, Peru
Aria Amazon exterior

Goway’s 4-day Luxury Amazon Cruise on the Aria Amazon begins in Iquitos sailing in the Amazon. Float down the Tahuayo, spotting a variety of wildlife then explore the Yacapana Islands before visiting Puerto Miguel village.

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Don Forster
Don Forster

General Manager, Central & South America -
Born in Australia and raised in Canada and Papua New Guinea, Don took his first solo trip to Bali – aged just 13. Since then, Don’s travels have taken him to every continent. He’s been a backpacker in Asia, Europe and Egypt, an overland adventurer in East and Southern Africa, and an overland driver in South and Central America. He is especially fond of Peru, Patagonia and Namibia, though his longest adventure to date has been a London to Kathmandu run via the Middle East.

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