The Acqua Amazon offers authentic and environmentally-friendly adventures on the Brazil’s Amazonas and Negro Rivers. The larger of two sister ships – the Lo Peix which is a great option for smaller groups of under 8 people – this charming and traditional wooden riverboat is one of the greenest boats on the Amazon, operating off-the-beaten-path cruises away from busy tourist locations in order to show travelers the real, wild and unexplored areas of the Brazilian Amazon.
Go With The Flow
With her hammock-strewn upper deck, inviting communal areas and nine cozy cabins of various sizes – including a quadruple bunk cabin popular with younger children – this rustic riverboat rightly proves a firm favorite of families and friends, and provides a relaxing homely base from which to explore the region and encounter its exotic wildlife.
The homely vibe continues with the welcoming warmth of the crew’s hospitality, shared bathroom facilities – with the exception of the Matrimonial Ensuite cabins – and the hearty Brazilian cuisine served at mealtimes, although some itineraries may even involve a barbeque on a beach beside the Amazon river itself!
Taking advantage of the equatorial climate, the vessel features solar panels which charge throughout the day to store energy for when the ship isn’t navigating each night. This not only proves great for the environment, but passengers will reap the benefit too, with quiet and peaceful, generator-free nights allowing guests to enjoy all the sounds that the jungle has to offer. In true green fashion, guests should also know there is no hot water on board, but in the balmy breeze of the rainforest this is rarely missed.
Flexible, Far-Reaching Exploration
The Acqua Amazon hosts a large range of different itineraries, from a condensed three day cruise to the lengthier seven day option that voyages deep into the Jau National Park in the heart of the Amazon, much farther than many other vessels are able to.
A pioneer in customizable itineraries, guests are welcome to select their own jungle excursions, based on their interests, making for flexible and fun cruises for everyone. There are plenty of canoeing and jungle hikes to join, and even the rare opportunity to explore the little known Madadá cave network and the abandoned rubber boom village of Velho Airão. Swim with pink dolphins, enjoy piranha fishing – eat your catch if you are feeling daring (don’t worry, this is a perfectly sustainable food in the Amazon)! – and witness the natural phenomenon of the ‘Meeting of the Waters’.
There are also some remarkable optional add-ons available for those unafraid of heights, including a climbing class of the towering rainforest trees and obtaining an envious bird’s-eye view of the Amazon’s labyrinthine waterways by floatplane.
The Acqua Amazon certainly has character, not least in the form of its charismatic Spanish captain, Jordi. Accompanying every excursion as your guide, his knowledge and some 30 years of experience in the area allow you to see things that you would certainly have otherwise missed. His passion and friendly nature make this a really personal trip that you will remember for years to come.
With capacity for just 20 passengers and great value pricing, the vessel is an enticingly afforable charter option. But whether traveling in a small group, a couple or as part of a family, with Jordi at the helm and the remarkable wildlife of the Brazilian Amazon around you, an Acqua Amazon cruise is sure to prove a great adventure for all.
Suites & Cabins
The standard and matrimonial cabins come equipped either with a double bed plus an extra berth above, or a bunk bed. Cabins are equipped with a fan, mirror, safety deposit box and a basketed shelving unit for clothing. All cabins have windows.
The matrimonial suite cabins come equipped with a double bed plus an extra berth above. Cabins are equipped with a fan, mirror, safety deposit box and a basketed shelving unit for clothing. All cabins have windows. Shared Bathroom.
The matrimonial en suite cabins come equipped with a double bed plus an extra berth above as well as a private en-suite bathroom. Cabins are equipped with a fan, mirror, safety deposit box and a basketed shelving unit for clothing. All cabins have windows.