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Peru Amazon River Cruise - ARIA - 3 Nights

4 days | 3 nights
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Cruise Description

Take an epic voyage to the wilds of the Amazon rainforest on this four-day Aria Amazon River cruise. Board your five-star floating hotel in Nauta, and explore the Yanayacu-Pucate River. Onboard, relax by soaking in the pristine views from the jacuzzi, or from the bar on the top deck. Go kayaking and swimming in the cool waters of the Amazon, and venture to a remote village on the Marañon River, where locals are keen to show you their way of life. With the help of a high-tech telescope and knowledgeable guide, learn to read the night sky in a fascinating stargazing session. Take part in an excursion along the Samiria River and learn how to fish using traditional techniques. Then enjoy a jungle walk to take in the rhythmic humming of birds, the rustling of leaves, and the croaking of frogs. On your way back to the Iquitos Airport, visit the Manatee Rescue Center, and learn how biologists are rescuing and rehabilitating young manatees, and re-releasing them into the wild.

Destinations

Peru

Trip at a glance

Visits

AMAZON RIVER & RAINFOREST (Iquitos): Marañon river, Yanatacu Pucate river, Samiria river, Nauta Cano (Amazonian Natural Park), Nauta town, Manatee Rescue center

Trip details

Itinerary

Day 1 IQUITOS, NAUTA, MARAÑON RIVER

Afternoon

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 along the Maranon River.

Evening

At 6:00 pm, 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.

MEALS
  • Lunch onboard
  • Dinner onboard

Day 2 YANAYACU PUCATE RIVER, MARAÑON RIVER

Morning

We commence today’s adventures near the main entrance of Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, cruising along Yanayacu Pucate in the comfort of our state-of-the-art skiffs. Kayak, canoe and swim in these unspoiled black waters, keeping eyes peeled for the Amazon’s legendary pink dolphins.

Afternoon

In the afternoon, we will visit a remote village along the Marañon River to learn about traditional customs. Focus our hi-tech telescope on the night sky to identify the planets and constellations.

Evening

Evening at leisure

MEALS
  • Breakfast onboard
  • Lunch onboard
  • Dinner onboard

Day 3 SAMIRIA RIVER, NAUTA CANO OR AMAZONIAN NATURAL PARK

Morning

We set off by skiffs for an excursion along the Samiria River with optional fishing. Listen carefully to our after-lunch flora and fauna lecture, then venture out for a singularly thrilling jungle walk across the high Amazon rainforest.

Afternoon

On our return in the evening, enjoy the jungle symphony and extraordinary stargazing on local boats along the “Enchanted Lake”.

Evening

This evening before dinner, we will gather to introduce you to some of the crew members whom you may not have met, working “behind the scenes” to ensure your countless exceptional experiences aboard the ARIA AMAZON.

MEALS
  • Breakfast onboard
  • Lunch onboard
  • Dinner onboard

Day 4 NAUTA TOWN, MANATEE RESCUE CENTER, TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

Morning

This morning, we will visit the local fresh market with your guides who can identify the day’s catch by the fishermen of Amazonia and the region’s exotic fruits. Return to the ARIA for breakfast and to pack up. Before saying goodbye, we visit the Manatee Rescue Center, a kind of animal orphanage for Amazonian manatees to rescue, rehabilitate and release them back into the wild. 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 our recommended flight schedule.

MEALS
  • Breakfast onboard
  • Lunch onboard

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Services

What's included

Accommodation

Nights
3 nights onboard ARIA

Meals

Full board plan
3 breakfasts + 4 lunches + 3 dinners

Transportation

Bus
Shuttle transfer Iquitos airport/Nauta/Iquitos airport
Cruise
River Expedition Vessel

Orientation

Guide
Shared English-speaking naturalist Guide

Entrance Fees

Entrance fee to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

What's not included

  • Domestic flights:
    • From/to Iquitos
  • International flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra meals
  • Alcoholic and Bottled beverages
  • Tips

Dates and Prices

Arrival date

Important notes

If necessary, it is imperative to get your yellow fever vaccine at least ten days prior to departure.

Weather conditions in the Amazon rainforest vary greatly depending on the two seasons: the wet season from December to May and the dry season from June until November. Regardless of the season, you have to be prepared for rain throughout the year, although it rains a lot less during the dry season. 

Amazon rainforest packing list:

  • binoculars
  • waterproof hiking shoes
  • hat
  • quick-dry clothing
  • long-sleeve shirt
  • long-sleeve pants
  • strong insect repellent
  • strong sunblock
  • bathing-suit
  • case or protection for your camera and phone
  • personal medication. 
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