- Type:Luxury Vessel
- Summary:Glide the Amazon River on board this purpose-built vessel
- Feature:Three expeditions per day with expert River Guides
- Rooms:8 suites & 4 master suites
- Nearest airport:Iquitos Airport
Location and transfer
The cruises depart from Iquitos in Peru.
The on-board team includes expert Naturalists and River Guides who will be more than happy to give talks and demonstrations about the habitat in which you'll be sailing through. Up to three daily excursions can be enjoyed aboard the pint-sized skiffs and these small, yet comfortable boats carry a maximum of eight passengers, allowing for intimate exploration away from the main vessel. You will gain numerous opportunities to admire the various flora and fauna that are hidden amidst the Amazon’s dense foliage and waterway systems.
This is an example of a typical seven-night itinerary, taken between December and May during the Amazon River's High Season. For details of Aqua Amazon's three and four-night itineraries, please contact one of our Travel Consultants.
DAY ONE: Arrive in Iquitos, transfer to the dock and check-in
DAY TWO: Enjoy Charo Lake fishing by skiff and a guided exploration of the river to see egrets, hawks and kingfishers. After lunch, attend an afternoon Endangered Amazon lecture, followed by dolphin sighting and a night excursion to see caimans, frogs and owls
DAY THREE: Full-day excursion comprising a morning guided jungle walk, lunch on board Aqua Amazon followed by a lecture on Amazonian marine life. Enjoy an afternoon monkey and dolphin expedition to see alligators, up to thirteen species of monkey and as many as two-hundred bird species
DAY FOUR: Wake up in the birthplace of the Amazon and enjoy a morning village visit and see the giant water lilies at Victoria Regias. After lunch, guests can choose to visit Nauta, a 1930s port village where locals gather to sell their wares or visit Nauto Cano and its black water lagoons
DAY FIVE: Enjoy a guided rainforest excursion, followed by lunch and a lecture on Taricaya Turtles on board Aqua Amazon, then enjoy a late afternoon trip to the 'Mirrored Forest' to see parrots, sloths, caimans, frogs and bats
DAY SIX: Early-morning Hatum Posa Lake exploration by skiff to see monkeys and birds (including the Horned Screamer), followed by breakfast and a jungle walk to Hatum Posa or a village visit. Later on in the day, there's a nightime Pacaya River guided exploration on board a skiff
DAY SEVEN: Pacaya exploration and breakfast on skiffs to see macaws, toucans, parrots and dolphins, followed by lunch and an afternoon fishing trip by skiff on Carocurahuayte Lake. Return to the boat and head back to Iquitos
DAY EIGHT: This morning, arrive in Iquitos for a city tour, then a final lunch back on board Aqua Amazon before your disembarkation and onward journey