LUXURY AMAZON RIVER CRUISES
4 DAYS-3 NIGHTS
Embrace distinctive Amazon style and luxury aboard our brand-new river cruise ship Setting a new standard for luxury river cruising on the Amazon, MV Aqua Nera draws design inspiration from the Peruvian Amazon’s mystical black water lagoons and bears the hallmarks of contemporary style and generous interiors that Aqua Expeditions cruise ships are known for.
Aboard the Aqua Nera, award-winning architects Noor Design crafts every space to perfection. The vessel’s 20 spacious Design Suites convey a sense of Amazon tranquility, while the social spaces showcase refined elegance with a touch of drama. Tastefully woven into the design are accents and details from the rubber boom era and the colorful cultures of Portugal, Spain and Peru.
Aqua Nera operates alongside the Aria Amazon, taking guests into the depths of the Peruvian Amazon in the comfort of luxury. The cruise features cuisine by Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, one of Peru’s finest chefs who is celebrated for creating refined cuisine from native Amazonian produce. Every day, expert naturalist guides conduct small-group excursions that reward guests with up-close wildlife encounters in the world’s most biodiverse rainforest.
Day 01 SATURDAY IQUITOS-RIO AMAZONAS
Upon arrival in the morning, our crew will warmly welcome you at Iquitos International Airport and then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon,You will have the opportunity to get to know the historic city of Iquitos and we will visit an Amazonian indigenous community.
Day 02 SUNDAY RIO YARAPA-LAGO CLAVERO
Aboard our comfortable skiffs, we will set sail from the Amazon to the Yarapa River. Have your binoculars ready to watch tropical birds, hawks, and sloths. Can fish with cane to the ferocious piranhas of the Amazon, while our guides tell stories of Lake Moringo.
In the afternoon, we will sail on Lake Clavero, where the villagers travel in traditional canoes. You can swim in the calm waters of the lake or visit the native residents who You will be welcomed into your Amazon community with open arms.
Day 03 MONDAY RIO YANALLPA- RIO DORADO
We will explore the black water tributaries of the Yanallpa River by skiff, then disembark and enter the Amazon jungle, rich in wildlife. Later, we will return to the boats to navigate the El Dorado River and go on an excursion in search of exotic nocturnal creatures.
Day 04 TUESDAY NAUTA – MANATIES RESCUE CENTER-IQUITOS AIRPORT
In the morning, we will take a guided tour of the local market, where you will discover the wonderful variety of regional products from the Peruvian Amazon and delight in exotic sandwiches if you wish.
Then, we will return to Aqua Nera to enjoy breakfast and pack your bags. Before saying goodbye, we will make a last stop at the Manatee Rescue Center, a very special type of orphanage for Amazonian manatees, where they are rescued and rehabilitated so that they return to their natural habitat.
NOTE: This itinerary is for reference only. It is subject to change, due to weather and other conditions.
Also on request we have itineraries of 4 and 7 nights.