MV LUXURY AQUA NERA
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, 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-NAUTA- EMBARKATION -RIO MARANON
Upon arrival in Iquitos in the morning, our crew will warmly welcome you at the Iquitos International Airport. Transfer in our private transportation heading to our exclusive Nauta Lounge where you will enjoy a welcome lunch before boarding. After embarking on the Aqua Nera and settling into your spacious suite, one of the greatest adventures of your life will begin.
After meeting our naturalist guides and conducting a routine safety drill, we will meet at the restaurant where You will enjoy the first of many pleasant experiences with Amazonian gastronomy, led by Aqua Nera’s chef consultant, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, whose Amaz Restaurant is one of the most recognized of Peru.
Day 02 SUNDAY RIO YANAYACU-PUCATE-PUEBLO DE LISBOA
Wake up together with the sun to observe the diversity of birds along the Marañón River. Afterward, you can canoe or kayak down the Yanayacu-Pucate River and appreciate the legendary pink dolphins of the Amazon.
In the afternoon, we will visit a typical Amazonian village to interact with the inhabitants of the riverside and visit a local school.
Included Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 03 MONDAY RIO SAMIRIA -RIO NAUTA CANO
At dawn, surrounded by the lush jungle landscape, you can observe exotic birds along the Samiria River and enjoy a delicious breakfast in the middle of the jungle. Swim and sail in kayaking are some of the activities to practice in this area of the Reserve. In the afternoon, we will go on an excursion through the black waters of the Nauta Caño River and we will end the night observing the stars. Included Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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 try exotic sandwiches if you wish. Then, we will return to Aqua Nera so that you can enjoy breakfast and pack your bags. Before saying goodbye, we will make one last stop at the Manatee Rescue Center, a very esoteric guy.
NOTE: This itinerary is for reference only. It is subject to change, due to weather and other conditions.