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Aria Amazon

A floating boutique hotel and masterpiece of refined style, custom-built to explore the Amazon.

Overview

The 147-foot Aria Amazon cruise ship is a masterpiece of refined style and provides eco-friendly luxury cruises from Iquitos. Designed by innovative Peruvian architect Jordi Puig, the floating boutique hotel was custom-built to explore the Amazon.

Life Aboard The Aria Amazon Cruise Ship

The Aria Amazon features 16 oversized suites with floor-to-ceiling windows and California-King-sized beds and welcomes 32 passengers into its upscale interiors. The fully air-conditioned ship has a light, airy feel, thanks to ample natural light, a neutral color palette, and rich hardwoods. The Aria Amazon is also filled with amenities and social spaces.

Picture yourself sipping a pisco sour on the shaded outdoor lounge or gazing up at the stars from the observation deck. Watch the river from the outdoor Jacuzzi with a local craft beer, treat yourself to a soothing treatment in the onboard massage room, or work up a sweat in the exercise room. Whatever you do while aboard the Aria Amazon, 27 crew members, including a health and safety officer, work to meet your every need.

Excursions From Your Aria Amazon Cruise

While you aren’t being pampered aboard the riverboat, you will be discovering the Amazon River and the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve on a series of exhilarating excursions. Choose between four-, five- and eight-day itineraries, each of which changes to make the most of the wet and dry seasons. You will start your excursions by heading to the lower deck and boarding one of four auxiliary boats. These aluminum skiffs are outfitted with low-emission engines and ergonomic seats. The maximum group size for excursions is eight passengers, and an English-speaking naturalist guide will lead each small group.

Enjoy a picnic breakfast in the jungle while listening to the birds wake for the day. Then, go fishing in the black waters of the Pacaya River. Swim, canoe and kayak in the Clavero River and watch for pink dolphins in the Ucayali River. Jungle walks, both during the day and after dark, are opportunities to meet the local wildlife. You may also be able to visit the Manatee Rescue Center. For many guests, other highlights include fishing for piranhas and visiting local communities. During a visit to the Bellavista Nanay morning market along the Nanay River, sampling local snacks, such as “Suri,” made from Amazonian caterpillars, is a must.

Culinary Experiences Aboard The Aria Amazon

Award-winning consulting chef, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino is redefining what cruise cuisine should be. As one of Peru’s most renowned chefs, Schiaffino started by working with anthropologists and environmental scientists to understand the local flavors and culinary traditions of the Amazon. Chef Schiaffino created a menu of rainforest-to-table gastronomy using 70% locally sourced ingredients and focused on sustainable produce.

Taking things a step further, Schiaffino elevated Peruvian cuisine into a multi-sensory experience with dishes such as scallops with wild almonds and umari fruit, plantain and yucca gnocchi, and hearts of palm soufflé. An all-inclusive cruise, the Aria Amazon is a luxury retreat in the rainforest. And, with two sets of interconnecting rooms, everyone from families and groups of friends can join in on the fun.

Itineraries & Prices

1 / 3
4-Day
5-Day
8-Day

4 Day / 3 Night - Rio Marañon

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: We will meet at Iquitos International Airport then enjoy lunch together at a local restaurant. Alternatively, you will be served a box lunch en route, depending on your flight arrival time. The afternoon continues with an introduction to this historic city and the opportunity to meet an indigenous Amazon community. For guests arriving closer to the Aria Amazon’s departure time, a direct transfer to the vessel will be organized.

PM: At 16:30 we will board the Aria Amazon. Settle into your generously proportioned suite as you begin one of life’s greatest adventures. An introductory routine safety drill will be run by our naturalist guides before we gather for dinner. All of the innovative Amazonian cuisine onboard is created by our Consulting Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.

Aria Amazon’s 4-Day Itinerary Day One - Embarkation.
Location
Iquitos - Amazon River
Day
1 / 4

Amazon River, Yarapa River & Nauta Caño

AM: Aboard our comfortable skiffs, we set sail from the Amazon River to the Yarapa River. Keep your binoculars ready to spot tropical songbirds, black collared hawks, and sloths.

PM: We’ll go fishing for Amazonia’s notoriously ferocious piranhas while our naturalist guides share stories of Lake Moringo. As the sun sets, we head off on an evening’s wildlife excursion with extraordinary stargazing on the black waters of Nauta Caño.

Aria Amazon’s 4-Day Itinerary Day Two -.Sloth Sighting.
Location
Amazon River
Day
2 / 4

Marañon Creek, Jungle Casual Walk & Yanayacu-Pucate

AM: Rise with the sun for early morning birdwatching along the Marañon River. After breakfast, we will take a jungle walk on the firm soil forest “Casual,” while looking for flora and fauna which include medicinal trees, insects, and poison dart frogs, and learning more about the different rainforest strata. 

PM: Later, swim, canoe or kayak in the Yanayacu-Pucate River as we look for legendary pink river dolphins. Focus our hi-tech telescope on the night sky to identify the planets and constellations. This evening before dinner, we will gather to introduce you to some of the crewmembers whom you may not have met, working "behind the scenes" to ensure your countless exceptional experiences aboard the Aria Amazon.

Aria Amazon’s 4-Day Itinerary Day Three - Amazon River Views.
Location
Amazon River
Day
3 / 4

Disembarkation

AM: This morning, we will visit the local market with your guides who can identify the day’s catch by the fishermen of Amazonia and the region’s exotic fruits. Return to the Aria for breakfast and to pack up. Before saying goodbye, we visit the Manatee Rescue Center, a kind of animal orphanage for Amazonian manatees to rescue, rehabilitate and release them back into the wild. We will also visit the San Juan craft market en route to the airport.

Aria Amazon’s 4-Day Itinerary Day Four - Disembarkation.
Location
Amazon River - Iquitos
Day
4 / 4
1 / 4

5 Day / 4 Night - Rio Marañon

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: We will meet at Iquitos International Airport before journeying together through the Peruvian countryside to arrive at our Nauta Lounge in time for lunch. Alternatively, we will serve a box lunch en route depending on your flight arrival time. For guests arriving closer to the Aria Amazon’s departure time, a direct transfer to the vessel will be organized.

PM: In the afternoon, we will set off on your first skiff excursion to visit the birthplace of the Amazon. At 17:00, we will board the Aria Amazon. Settle into your generously proportioned suite as you begin one of life’s greatest adventures. Following a routine safety drill and introduction to our naturalist guides, we gather for innovative Amazonian cuisine created by our Consulting Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.

Aria Amazon’s 5-Day Itinerary Day One - Embarkation.
Location
Iquitos - Amazon River
Day
1 / 5

Yanallpa River & Dorado River

AM: By skiff, we explore the black waters of the Yanallpa River, disembarking to walk deep into the Amazonian rainforest.

PM: Later, we board the skiffs again to cruise along the El Dorado River for a dusk excursion in search of exotic nocturnal wildlife and with extraordinary stargazing.

Aria Amazon’s 5-Day Itinerary Day Two - Spotting Wildlife.
Location
Amazon River
Day
2 / 5

Pacaya River, Ucayali River & Tapiche River

AM: The rewards of our early start today are plentiful, including a full day excursion by skiff along the Pacaya River, going deeper into pristine landscape shared with great egret, capuchin monkeys and taricaya turtles.

PM: After lunch, we will have a paiche fishing demonstration, the second largest river fish in the world. Later, we venture out by skiffs on the Ucayali River alongside the banana boats transporting their jungle products to the port of Requena, keeping an eye out for pink river dolphins.

Aria Amazon’s 5-Day Itinerary Day Three - Communities on the river banks.
Location
Amazon River
Day
3 / 5

Calvero or Yarapa River & Amazon River

AM: Choose to go jungle walking, canoeing, kayaking or swimming on the black water Yarapa or Clavero River in the morning. 

PM: Visit a remote Amazonia village in the afternoon. This evening before dinner, we will gather to introduce you to some of the crew members whom you may not have met yet during your stay, who have been working behind the scenes to ensure your countless exceptional experiences aboard the Aria.

Aria Amazon’s 5-Day Itinerary Day Four - Squirrel Monkey Sighting.
Location
Amazon River
Day
4 / 5

Disembarkation

AM: At the Bellavista Nanay morning market along the Nanay River, sample exotic snacks from the Peruvian Amazon like ‘Suri’, Amazon caterpillars that are considered especially appetizing. Return to the Aria for breakfast and to pack up. Before saying goodbye, we will make one last truly memorable stop at the Manatee Rescue Center, a very special kind of animal orphanage for Amazonian manatees. We will also visit the San Juan craft market en route to the airport.


Aria Amazon’s 5-Day Itinerary Day Five - Dismbarkation.
Location
Amazon River - Iquitos
Day
5 / 5
1 / 5

8 Day / 7 Night - Pacaya Samiria & Rio Marañon

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: We will meet at Iquitos International Airport then enjoy lunch together at a local restaurant. Alternatively, you will be served a box lunch en route, depending on your flight arrival time. The afternoon continues with an introduction to this historic city and the opportunity to meet an indigenous Amazon community. For guests arriving closer to the Aria Amazon’s departure time, a direct transfer to the vessel will be organized.

PM: At 16:30 we will board the Aria Amazon. Settle into your generously proportioned suite as you begin one of life’s greatest adventures. An introductory routine safety drill will be run by our naturalist guides before we gather for dinner. All of the innovative Amazonian cuisine onboard is created by our Consulting Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.

Aria Amazon’s 8-Day Itinerary Day One - Embarkation.
Location
Iquitos - Amazon River
Day
1 / 8

Amazon River, Yarapa River & Nauta Caño

AM: Aboard our comfortable skiffs, we set sail from the Amazon River to the Yarapa River. Keep your binoculars ready to spot tropical songbirds, black collared hawks, and sloths.

PM: We’ll go fishing for Amazonia’s notoriously ferocious piranhas while our naturalist guides share stories of Lake Moringo. As the sun sets, we head off on an evening’s wildlife excursion with extraordinary stargazing on the black waters of Nauta Caño.

Aria Amazon’s 8-Day Itinerary Day Two - Three-Toed Sloth Sighting.
Location
Amazon River
Day
2 / 8

Marañon Creek, Jungle Casual Walk & Yanayacu-Pucate

AM: Rise with the sun for early morning birdwatching along the Marañon River. After breakfast, we will take a jungle walk on the firm soil forest “Casual,” while looking for flora and fauna which include medicinal trees, insects, and poison dart frogs, and learning more about the different rainforest strata. 

PM: Later, swim, canoe or kayak in the Yanayacu-Pucate River as we look for legendary pink river dolphins. Focus our hi-tech telescope on the night sky to identify the planets and constellations. This evening before dinner, we will gather to introduce you to some of the crewmembers whom you may not have met, working "behind the scenes" to ensure your countless exceptional experiences aboard the Aria Amazon.

Aria Amazon’s 8-Day Itinerary Day Three - Amazon River Views.
Location
Amazon River
Day
3 / 8

Nauta Town, Village Visit & the Birthplace of the Amazon

AM: This morning, we will visit the local market with your guides who can identify the day’s catch by the fishermen of Amazonia and the region’s exotic fruits.

PM: In the afternoon, we witness one of the great spectacles of the Southern Hemisphere, the birthplace of the Amazon River. Tonight you will meet the new passengers who have signed on for the four-night trip, as we start our journey together along the Marañon River.

Aria Amazon’s 8-Day Itinerary Day Three - Village Visit.
Location
Amazon River
Day
4 / 8

Yanallpa River & Dorado River

AM: By skiff, we explore the black waters of the Yanallpa River, disembarking to walk deep into the Amazonian rainforest.

PM: Later, we board the skiffs again to cruise along the El Dorado River for a dusk excursion in search of exotic nocturnal wildlife and with extraordinary stargazing.

Aria Amazon’s 8-Day Itinerary Day Five - Caiman Sighting.
Location
Amazon River
Day
5 / 8

Pacaya River, Ucayali River & Tapiche River

AM: The rewards of our early start today are plentiful, including a full day excursion by skiff along the Pacaya River, going deeper into pristine landscape shared with great egret, capuchin monkeys and taricaya turtles.

PM: After lunch, we will have a paiche fishing demonstration, the second largest river fish in the world. Later, we venture out by skiffs on the Ucayali River alongside the banana boats transporting their jungle products to the port of Requena, keeping an eye out for pink river dolphins.

Aria Amazon’s 8-Day Itinerary Day Six - Amazon River Sunset.
Location
Amazon River
Day
6 / 8

Calvero or Yarapa River & Amazon River

AM: Choose to go jungle walking, canoeing, kayaking or swimming on the black water Yarapa or Clavero River in the morning. 

PM: Visit a remote Amazonia village in the afternoon. This evening before dinner, we will gather to introduce you to some of the crew members whom you may not have met yet during your stay, who have been working behind the scenes to ensure your countless exceptional experiences aboard the Aria.

Aria Amazon’s 8-Day Itinerary Day Seven - Community Visit.
Location
Amazon River
Day
7 / 8

Disembarkation

AM: At the Bellavista Nanay morning market along the Nanay River, sample exotic snacks from the Peruvian Amazon like ‘Suri’, Amazon caterpillars that are considered especially appetizing. Return to the Aria for breakfast and to pack up. Before saying goodbye, we will make one last truly memorable stop at the Manatee Rescue Center, a very special kind of animal orphanage for Amazonian manatees. We will also visit the San Juan craft market en route to the airport.

Aria Amazon’s 8-Day Itinerary Day Eight - Pygmy Marmoset Sighting.
Location
Amazon River - Iquitos
Day
8 / 8
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Accommodations

Social Areas

Indoor Dining
Jacuzzi
Breakfast
Lounge Bar
Observation Deck
Spa
Private Dining
Outdoor Lounge
Indoor Dining Area
Woman in a Jacuzzi at sunset
Restaurant setup for Breakfast
Lounge Bar
Observation Deck at sunset
Spa bed
Table set up for dinner
Outdoor Lounge Sitting Area

Suites & Cabins

Aria Amazon’s Lower Deck Design Suite. Aria Amazon’s Lower Deck Design Suite. Aria Amazon’s Lower Deck Design Suite. Aria Amazon’s Lower Deck Design Suite - Interconnecting Cabins. Aria Amazon’s Lower Deck Design Suite - Interconnecting Cabins. Aria Amazon’s Lower Deck Design Suite - Twin. Aria Amazon’s Upper Deck Design Suite - Interconnecting Cabins. Aria Amazon’s Lower Deck Design Suite. Aria Amazon’s Lower Deck Design Suite - Bathroom.

Lower Deck Design Suite

Guests
3
Size
23 m² / 250 ft²
Beds
King / Twin

These spacious suites are designed to ensure you get a feel of the Amazon environs. With the large panoramic windows and fully equipped ensuite facilities, guests will love their stay. Some of the lower deck suites are interconnected to accommodate traveling friends.

Aria Amazon’s Upper Deck Design Suite. Aria Amazon’s Upper Deck Design Suite. Aria Amazon’s Upper Deck Design Suite - Twin. Aria Amazon’s Upper Deck Design Suite. Aria Amazon’s Upper Deck Design Suite - Bathroom. Aria Amazon’s Upper Deck Design Suite - En Suite. Aria Amazon’s Upper Deck Design Suite.

Upper Deck Design Suite

Guests
3
Size
23 m² / 250 ft²
Beds
King / Twin

These air-conditioned design suites are equipped with large windows allowing you to have great views of the Amazon River. Each suite comes with an ensuite bathroom with a hot water shower, a basket of toiletries, a hairdryer, bathrobes, and slippers.

Technical Information

Deck Plan

Aria Amazon Deck Plan

Features

  • Connecting cabins
  • Air conditioning
  • Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Excercise room
  • Massage room
  • Lecture room
  • Kosher Meals
  • Medical staff

Equipment

  • Satellite phone
  • Kayaks / Canoes
  • Bicycles
  • Fishing equipment
  • Yoga mats
** Use of certain equipment at additional cost, ask for details