River safari along the Amazon? Sign us up!
First introduced during our recent showcase evening, Aqua Expeditions has spent the last decade creating the dream of bringing unparalleled travel experience, in the utmost comfort, to modern-day adventures cruising the world’s greatest rivers… we think they’ve nailed it!
We shared their third luxury vessel, the 20-suite Aqua Mekong on the historic Mekong River between Siem Reap, Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. But now we’re also taking bookings for their hand-crafted Amazon River itineraries.
Beginning with the Peruvian section of the Amazon River, one of the world’s last great unexplored regions, they commissioned the design of the first cruiseship to set sail on this stretch of the Amazon.
Increased demand led to the launch of the Aria Amazon in 2011, with 16 suites designed by Puig with a similar five-star boutique hotel sophistication, and cruising the same captivating stretch of the Peruvian Amazon amidst equally thoughtful comforts and fascinating wildlife.
With hand-crafted Amazon River itineraries from and to the remote Amazonian city of Iquitos, the Aria Amazon carries travelers to the source of the Amazon and the remote Pacaya Samiria Reserve.
The Amazon rainforest comprises almost 60% of Peru’s national territory, yet it also encompasses the majestic Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, the vast Pampa Colorada with its mysterious Nazca Lines, the towering canyons of the Colca River and Lake Titicaca where natives still live on floating islands made of reeds. Miles of Pacific beaches meet vast desert areas and the towering Andes Mountains where lush green cloud forests are home to an abundance of wildlife distinct from that of the Amazon.
Expert professional naturalist guides lead guests in small groups up Amazon River tributaries to first-hand encounters with Amazon wildlife from pink dolphins and piranha, to capuchin monkeys and three toed sloth hiding in the rainforest canopy – allowing guests to experience Peru at a leisurely pace and get to know first-hand, one of the most culturally and environmentally-diverse countries on earth.
Looking to embark on an Amazon adventure? Sail into our store, or give us a call.