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Peru Amazon River Cruise - ARIA - 7 Nights

8 days | 7 nights
Shared tour
From 8000USD per person
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Destinations

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Trip at a glance

Visits

AMAZON RIVER & RAINFOREST (Iquitos): Amazon river, Yarapa river, Nauta Cano, Marañon river, Yanayacu, Pucate river, Nauta town, Birthplace of the Amazon, Yanallpa river, Dorado river, Pacaya river, Ucayali river, Tapiche rover, Clavero or Yarapa river

Trip details

Itinerary

Day 1 IQUITOS, AMAZON RIVER

Afternoon

We will meet at Iquitos International Airport then enjoy lunch together at a local restaurant or we will serve a box lunch en route, depending on the flight arrival time. The afternoon continues with an introduction to this historic city and the opportunity to meet an indigenous Amazon community.

Evening

At 6:00pm we will board the ARIA AMAZON.1 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 AMAZON RIVER, YARAPA RIVER, NAUTA CANO

Morning

Aboard our comfortable skiffs, we set sail from the Amazon River to the Yarapa River. Keep your binoculars ready to spot tropical songbirds, black collared hawks and sloths.

Afternoon

We willll go fishing for Amazonia's notoriously ferocious piranhas while our naturalist guides share stories of Lake Moringo.

Evening

As the sun sets, we head off on an evening’s wildlife excursion with extraordinary stargazing on the black waters of Nauta Cano.

MEALS
  • Breakfast onboard
  • Lunch onboard
  • Dinner onboard

Day 3 MARAÑON RIVER, CASUAL JUNGLE WALK, YANAYACU, PUCATE RIVER

Morning

Rise with the sun for early morning birdwatching along the Maranon River. After breakfast, we will take a jungle walk on the firm soil forest “Casual,” while looking for flora and fauna which include medicinal trees, insects, and poison dart frogs, and learning more about the different rainforest strata.

Afternoon

Later, swim, canoe or kayak in Yanayacu-Pucate River as we look for legendary pink river dolphins.

Evening

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

MEALS
  • Breakfast onboard
  • Lunch onboard
  • Dinner onboard

Day 4 NAUTA TOWN, VILLAGE VISIT, BIRTHPLACE OF THE AMAZON

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.

Afternoon

In the afternoon, we witness one of the great spectacles of the Southern Hemisphere, the birthplace of the Amazon River.

Evening

Tonight you will meet the new passengers who have signed on for the four-night trip, as we start our journey together along the Maranon River.

MEALS
  • Breakfast onboard
  • Lunch onboard
  • Dinner onboard

Day 5 YANALLPA RIVER, DORADO RIVER

Morning

By skiff, we explore the black waters of the Yanallpa River, disembarking to walk deep into the Amazonian rainorest.

Afternoon

Later, we board the skiffs again to cruise along the El Dorado River for a dusk excursion in search of exotic nocturnal wildlife.

Evening

Evening at leisure

MEALS
  • Breakfast onboard
  • Lunch onboard
  • Dinner onboard

Day 6 PACAYA RIVER, UCAYALI RIVER, TAPICHE RIVER

Morning

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.

Afternoon

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.

Evening

Evening at leisure

MEALS
  • Breakfast onboard
  • Lunch onboard
  • Dinner onboard

Day 7 CLAVERO OR YARAPA RIVER, AMAZON RIVER

Morning

Choose to go jungle walking, canoeing, kayaking or swimming on the black water Yarapa or Clavero River in the morning.

Afternoon

Visit a remote Amazonia village in the afternoon.

Evening

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.

MEALS
  • Breakfast onboard
  • Lunch onboard
  • Dinner onboard

Day 8 ARRIVAL IN IQUITOS, MANATEE RESCUE CENTER, TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

Morning

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 recommended flight schedule.

MEALS
  • Breakfast onboard
  • Lunch onboard

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What's included

Accommodation

Nights
8 nights on board ARIA

Meals

Full board plan
7 breakfasts + 8 lunches + 7 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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