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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

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4-Day
5-Day
8-Day

4 Day - Rio Marañon

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Arriving on a noon flight, receive a warm welcome at Iquitos International Airport from our crew. Board our private transfer to downtown Iquitos, for a panoramic city tour and a welcome lunch. Then transfer to Nauta port for embarkation. 

PM: Settle into your generously sized suite as you begin one of life’s greatest adventures. Following an introduction to our naturalist guides and a routine safety drill, gather at the restaurant for the first of many Amazonian cuisine experiences created by Aria Amazon’s renowned consulting chef, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.

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

Amazonas River – Yacapana Islands – Nauta Caño River

AM: We start the day with early morning birdwatching along the majestic Amazon River. After breakfast, head out for a skiff excursion along the Yanayacu Yacapana River, a tributary of the Amazon River, in search of wildlife including parrots, hawks, monkeys, and sloths.

PM: In the evening, embark on a wildlife excursion on the black waters of the Nauta Caño River. End the night with extraordinary stargazing.

From June to October: Clavero Lake – Ucayali River – Yarapa River

AM: We start the day searching for incredible wildlife along the Ucayali River, including parrots, egrets, hawks, and monkeys. After breakfast, choose to go canoeing, kayaking, or swimming on the black water Clavero Lake, or visit an Amazonian village, where you can interact with native riberenos (people of the river).

PM: At dusk, explore the Yarapa River in search of exotic nocturnal wildlife.

Aria Amazon’s 4-Day Itinerary Day Two -.Sloth Sighting.
Location
Pacaya Samiria Reserve
Day
2 / 4

Yanayacu Pucate River – Marañon River – Village visit – Jungle walks

AM: Begin the day’s adventures near the main entrance of Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, cruising along Yanayacu Pucate in the comfort of our private skiffs. Visit an Amazon village to interact with native riberenos (people of the river) and witness a demonstration of Aguaje palm harvesting.

Kayak, canoe, and swim in the area’s enchanting black waters, while staying on the lookout for the legendary pink dolphins.

PM: After lunch, take a jungle walk in Casual’s Forest and look for flora and fauna including medicinal trees, insects, and poison dart frogs.

From June to October: Amazon River – Tahuayo River - San Pedro Forest

AM: As the day begins, embark on a morning wildlife excursion on the extraordinary Amazon River. After breakfast, explore the Tahuayo River, a black water tributary of the Amazon River, while our naturalist guides share stories of Amazonia.

PM: After lunch, we take a jungle walk at San Pedro or Puerto Prado’s forest to learn about the Amazonian flora and fauna.

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

Disembarkation

AM: In the morning, take a guided visit to the local market and marvel at the regional produce of the Peruvian Amazon.

Return to Aria Amazon for breakfast before disembarkation. En route to the airport, visit the Manatee Rescue Center, where orphaned Amazonian manatees rehabilitate before they are released back into the wild.

Aria Amazon’s 4-Day Itinerary Day Four - Disembarkation.
Location
Nauta - Iquitos
Day
4 / 4
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5 Day - Rio Marañon

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: We will meet at Iquitos International Airport then enjoy lunch either at a local restaurant or en route to the ship. The afternoon continues with an introduction to the historic city of Iquitos and the opportunity to meet an indigenous Amazon community.

PM: In the evening, we will board Aria Amazon. Settle into your generously sized suite as you begin one of life’s greatest adventures. Following an introduction from our naturalist guides and a routine safety drill, gather at the restaurant for the first of many Amazonian cuisine experiences created by Aria Amazon’s renowned consulting chef, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.

From June to October: Iquitos – Nauta – Embarkation – Marañon River

AM: Arriving on a noon flight, receive a warm welcome at Iquitos International Airport by our crew. Board our private transfer to downtown Iquitos, for a panoramic city tour and a welcome lunch. Then transfer to Nauta port for embarkation.


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

Ucayali River – Yanallpa Creek - Dorado Lake

AM: If you wish, get an early start and head out for a wildlife search along the Ucayali River. Later, head out on skiffs in search of pink river dolphins and witness the local farmers and fishermen go about their business.

PM: At dusk, ride along the black waters of El Dorado River, searching for the mysterious wildlife that comes out after dark.

From June to October: Marañon River - Yanayacu Pucate River

AM: Get an early start to the day with a birdwatching excursion along the Marañon River. After breakfast, explore the black waters of Yanayacu Pucate River with a possibility to see sloths, great egrets, parrots, and Taricaya turtles. Visit an Amazon village to witness a demonstration of Aguaje palm harvesting.

PM: After lunch, go fishing for Amazonia´s notoriously ferocious piranhas and for a dusk excursion in search of exotic nocturnal wildlife.

Aria Amazon’s 5-Day Itinerary Day Two - Spotting Wildlife.
Location
Pacaya Samiria Reserve
Day
2 / 5

Ucayali River - Puinahua River – Sapote River

AM: Start the day with a hearty breakfast, before heading out to explore the Sapote River on skiffs. This will be a full-day river safari with a picnic lunch under the Amazonian shade.

PM: Walk in the floodplain forest and learn about the medicinal trees, insects, and frogs which inhabit the region. Later, cruise along the Ucayali River and enjoy the stunning sunset.

From June to October: Samiria River - Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

AM: The rewards of our early start today are plentiful, including a picnic lunch, orchestrated to the sound of the jungle symphony.

PM: Go fishing along the black waters of Samiria River and choose to go on a jungle walk, canoeing, kayaking, or swimming inside the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Later, cruise along the Ucayali River and enjoy the sunset.

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

Clavero Lake – Ucayali River – Yarapa River

AM: We start the day searching for wildlife along the Ucayali River. After breakfast, choose to go canoeing, kayaking, or swimming on the black water Clavero Lake or visit an Amazonian village.

PM: In the afternoon, we explore the Yarapa River by skiff, in search of different kinds of wildlife. This evening before dinner, meet the crewmembers who have been working behind the scenes to ensure your exceptional experiences aboard the Aria Amazon.

From June to October: Puerto Prado Forest - Amazon River

AM: After breakfast, embark on a morning skiff excursion on the Marañon River. Make sure to bring along your binoculars as we try to spot sloths and birds along this majestic river.

PM: In the afternoon, we sail along the river to go to Puerto Prado, an indigenous village where there’ll be an opportunity to see giant water lilies.

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

Disembarkation

AM: In the morning, take a guided visit to the local market and marvel at the regional produce of the Peruvian Amazon.

Return to Aria Amazon for breakfast before disembarkation. En route to the airport, visit the Manatee Rescue Center, where orphaned Amazonian manatees rehabilitate before they are released back into the wild.

Aria Amazon’s 5-Day Itinerary Day Five - Dismbarkation.
Location
Nauta Town – Manatee Rescue Centre – Iquitos
Day
5 / 5
1 / 5

8 Day - Pacaya Samiria & Rio Marañon

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: We will meet at Iquitos International Airport then enjoy lunch either at a local restaurant or en route to the ship. The afternoon continues with an introduction to the historic city of Iquitos and the opportunity to meet an indigenous Amazon community.

PM: In the evening, we will board Aria Amazon. Settle into your generously sized suite as you begin one of life’s greatest adventures. Following an introduction from our naturalist guides and a routine safety drill, gather at the restaurant for the first of many Amazonian cuisine experiences created by Aria Amazon’s renowned consulting chef, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.

From June to October: Iquitos – Nauta – Embarkation – Marañon River

AM: Arriving on a noon flight, receive a warm welcome at Iquitos International Airport by our crew. Board our private transfer to downtown Iquitos, for a panoramic city tour and a welcome lunch. Then transfer to Nauta port for embarkation.

PM: Settle into your generously sized suite as you begin one of life’s greatest adventures. Following an introduction to our naturalist guides and a routine safety drill, gather at the restaurant for the first of many Amazonian cuisine experiences created by Aria Amazon’s renowned consulting chef, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.

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

Amazonas River – Yacapana Islands – Nauta Caño River

AM: We start the day with early morning birdwatching along the majestic Amazon River. After breakfast, head out for a skiff excursion along the Yanayacu Yacapana River, a tributary of the Amazon River, in search of wildlife including parrots, hawks, monkeys, and sloths.

PM: In the evening, embark on a wildlife excursion on the black waters of Nauta Caño River. End the night with extraordinary stargazing.

From June to October: Clavero Lake – Ucayali River – Yarapa River

AM: We start the day searching for incredible wildlife along the Ucayali River, including parrots, egrets, hawks, and monkeys. After breakfast, choose to go canoeing, kayaking, or swimming on the black water Clavero Lake, or visit an Amazonian village, where you can interact with native riberenos (people of the river).

PM: At dusk, explore the Yarapa River in search of exotic nocturnal wildlife.

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

Yanayacu Pucate River – Marañon River – Village visit – Jungle walks

AM: Begin the day’s adventures near the main entrance of Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, cruising along Yanayacu Pucate in the comfort of our private skiffs. Visit an Amazon village to interact with native riberenos (people of the river) and witness a demonstration of Aguaje palm harvesting.

Kayak, canoe, and swim in the area’s enchanting black waters, while staying on the lookout for the legendary pink dolphins.

PM: After lunch, take a jungle walk in Casual’s Forest and look for flora and fauna including medicinal trees, insects, and poison dart frogs.

From June to October: Amazon River – Tahuayo River - San Pedro Forest

AM: As the day begins, embark on a morning wildlife excursion on the extraordinary Amazon River. After breakfast, explore the Tahuayo River, a black water tributary of the Amazon River, while our naturalist guides share stories of Amazonia.

PM: After lunch, we take a jungle walk at San Pedro or Puerto Prado’s forest to learn about the Amazonian flora and fauna.

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

Nauta Town – Village Visit – Birthplace of the Amazon

AM: This morning, visit the local fresh market with your guides who can identify the day’s catch by the Amazonian fishermen as well as the region’s exotic fruits. After breakfast, take a short boat ride along Marañon River and visit an experienced beekeeper in the community of San Francisco.

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

Aria Amazon’s 8-Day Itinerary Day Three - Village Visit.
Location
Pacaya Samiria Reserve
Day
4 / 8

Ucayali River – Yanallpa Creek - Dorado Lake

AM: If you wish, get an early start and head out for a wildlife search along the Ucayali River. Later, head out on skiffs in search of pink river dolphins and witness the local farmers and fishermen go about their business.

PM: At dusk, ride along the black waters of El Dorado River, searching for the mysterious wildlife that comes out after dark.

From June to October: Marañon River - Yanayacu Pucate River

AM: Get an early start to the day with a birdwatching excursion along the Marañon River. After breakfast, explore the black waters of Yanayacu Pucate River with a possibility to see sloths, great egrets, parrots, and Taricaya turtles. Visit an Amazon village to witness a demonstration of Aguaje palm harvesting.

PM: After lunch, go fishing for Amazonia´s notoriously ferocious piranhas and for a dusk excursion in search of exotic nocturnal wildlife.

Aria Amazon’s 8-Day Itinerary Day Five - Caiman Sighting.
Location
Pacaya Samiria Reserve
Day
5 / 8

Ucayali River - Puinahua River – Sapote River

AM: Start the day with a hearty breakfast, before heading out to explore the Sapote River on skiffs. This will be a full-day river safari with a picnic lunch under the Amazonian shade.

PM: Walk in the floodplain forest and learn about the medicinal trees, insects, and frogs which inhabit the region. Later, cruise along the Ucayali River and enjoy the stunning sunset.

From June to October: Samiria River - Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

AM: The rewards of our early start today are plentiful, including a picnic lunch under the Amazonian shade, orchestrated to the sound of the jungle symphony.

PM: Go fishing along the black waters of Samiria River and choose to go on a jungle walk, canoeing, kayaking, or swimming inside the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Later, cruise along the Ucayali River and enjoy the sunset.

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

Clavero Lake – Ucayali River – Yarapa River

AM: Start the day with a hearty breakfast, before heading out to explore the Sapote River on skiffs. This will be a full-day river safari with a picnic lunch under the Amazonian shade.

PM: Walk in the floodplain forest and learn about the medicinal trees, insects, and frogs which inhabit the region. Later, cruise along the Ucayali River and enjoy the stunning sunset.

From June to October: Puerto Prado Forest - Amazon River

AM: After breakfast, embark on a morning skiff excursion on the Marañon River. Make sure to bring along your binoculars as we try to spot sloths and birds along this majestic river.

PM: In the afternoon, we sail along the river to go to Puerto Prado, an indigenous village where there’ll be an opportunity to see giant water lilies.

Aria Amazon’s 8-Day Itinerary Day Seven - Community Visit.
Location
Pacaya Samiria Reserve
Day
7 / 8

Disembarkation

AM: In the morning, take a guided visit to the local market and marvel at the regional produce of the Peruvian Amazon.

Return to Aria Amazon for breakfast before disembarkation. En route to the airport, visit the Manatee Rescue Center, where orphaned Amazonian manatees rehabilitate before they are released back into the wild.

Aria Amazon’s 8-Day Itinerary Day Eight - Pygmy Marmoset Sighting.
Location
Nauta Town – Manatee Rescue Centre – Transfer to the Airport
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.
8 Cabins

Lower Deck Design Suite

Guests
2 - 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.
8 Cabins

Upper Deck Design Suite

Guests
2 - 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

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