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Aqua Expeditions, Aria Amazon Cruise

The Peruvian Amazon River


"Cruise in comfort through the timeless world of the Amazonian jungle."

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This boutique cruise sails the Peruvian Amazon River, an area filled with unique and diverse wildlife. The 16-cabin Aria Amazon cruises river with generous lounging spaces and spacious living quarters featuring upgraded interiors and floor-to-ceiling, river-facing windows. Guests enjoy dishes from Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, renowned for his Amazon influenced cuisine. Naturalist guides lead groups of eight by custom tenders deep into Amazonia. Cycle, kayak, swim and fish among the Amazon’s natural wonders.

When to Sail

If seeing the glorious flooded forest and getting up close looks at lots of birds and mammals — not to mention enjoying a slightly cooler temperature — sounds attractive, then the high water season might be the best choice. Despite its name, it only gets about 10% more rain than falls in the low water season.

If jungle hikes, seeing exotic migratory birds perch on trees as they pass through Amazonia, having the chance to see monkeys and going on great fishing expeditions top your list, you might be happier choosing the hotter, less rainy low water season. Perhaps the best solution of all? Choose one, and we hope that you will like it so much that you will want to return to experience the other season in the Amazon as well.

What's Included

World-renowned consulting Chef, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino cooks up world-class meals, which you can enjoy with a glass or two of premium wine and beer which are served on board at all times. There is one dining room on board where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served. Breakfast and lunch are buffet-style and dinner consists of multiple courses. The food is fantastic! For fun off of the ship, kayaking, biking, and fishing excursions are all included.

Cabins + Suites

All 16 Design Suites on the Aria Amazon across the first and second deck measure 23 square meters (250 square feet), with individual air conditioning, polished timber flooring and a wall of floor to ceiling glass facing the Amazon River. En suite bathrooms with rain shower and organic bath amenities incorporate the latest eco-sensitive technology.

Soft lighting, natural fibers and neutral hues create a relaxing and luxuriously comfortable enclave where one’s only challenge may be to decide whether to gaze upon the Amazon from atop the California king size bed (which can be separated into two twin beds) made with 100% Peruvian cotton high thread count sheets or while lounging on the cozy window-side day bed, binoculars in hand.

For the ultimate luxury, passengers may select a pair of interconnecting suites, either for families or with one suite configured as a private living room, the other a master bedroom, plus his-and-hers bathrooms.

Common Areas

The Aria features ample space to get to know your fellow sailers! The ship includes an indoor bar, indoor lounge, dining Room, outdoor lounge, outdoor Jacuzzi, exercise room, massage room observation deck and boutique.

In the indoor lounge, floor to ceiling panoramic windows on both sides confer a seamless connection to the ever-changing scenery of Amazonia from this spacious living room finished with wood flooring and soft lighting.

The Culinary Journey

Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as one of “Peru’s top chefs” and recognized in The New York Times for his rare cooking talent, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino has also attracted the attention of The World’s 50 Best
Restaurants at both his Malabar and Amaz restaurants, as well as on board the Aria Amazon.

“The Amazon constantly offers up tastes and flavors I’ve never imagined,” says Aqua Expeditions Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. Though Peruvian cuisine has made its way around the world, many of Schiaffino’s delectable ingredients grow only in the Amazon jungle, inspiring his novel dishes like hearts of palm soufflé, plantain and yucca gnocchi, and grilled paiche with huatia potatoes. Menus on board also stay true to local traditions like Peruvian ceviche, with its succulent ranches of just caught river fish, juicy onions, cilantro, coriander and corn kernels the size of South Sea pearls.

Founder-Hosted Hosted Departures

Francesco Galli Zugaro is an international explorer, entrepreneur, and trendsetter. Sail on this special trip to enjoy insider access as you discover his favorite spots and behind-the-scenes insights of these unique destinations. Sailing available from October 7th-11th.

Chef-Hosted Departures

Aria Amazon Executive Chef, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, is a passionate advocate for Amazonian cuisine and the owner of Malabar and ámaZ, ranked in “Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants.” Learn about the diversity of local ingredients and his unique cooking style on these unique sailings, running from November 18th-22nd.


The Peruvian Amazon River

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Agent's Tips

Aqua Expeditions cruises have the most exclusive guest to staff ratio, with it being a one-to-one ratio on the river.

All excursions are limited to 8 guests per guide, which keeps things really personalized.

It's a great experience for the kids! The wildlife you're able to get up close with is extraordinary!

This is a fantastic experience to do along with a group; experiencing the Amazon with family or friends magnifies the fun!

SmartFlyer Exclusives

No Single Supplement for solo travelers for select 2019 departures (valid until June 2019)

Complimentary 50-minute massage

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