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Aria Amazon<br>3 Night Discovery Cruise (Low Water)<br>Iquitos Return

Aria Amazon
3 Night Discovery Cruise (Low Water)
Iquitos Return

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Aqua Expedition’s 3 night Amazon River luxury cruise on the Aria Amazon begins in the remote colonial city of Iquitos(IQT), Peru and transports guests in exceptional comfort deep into the Amazon rainforest, along the Ucayali River, the Amazon’s largest tributary, as well as other neighboring rivers (the Yarapa and Dorado), each one rich in vibrant wildlife and thriving rainforests.

Go fishing for the many species of Amazon fish, explore into the dense jungle on foot in search of three-toed sloths, toucans, macaws then come back to the comfort of our skiffs to meet taricaya turtles in their natural habitat and hunt for endangered pink dolphins, unique to the Amazon, at play. As the Aria Amazon journeys towards the union of the Ucayali and the Marañon Rivers, considered the birthplace of the Amazon, learn from our experienced, English speaking naturalist guides about the diverse Amazon wildlife and birds of the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.
 

Itinerary

LOW WATER (June - October)

DAY 1

Friday: IQUITOS - NAUTA - EMBARKATION - MARAÑON RIVER

We will meet at Iquitos International Airport then journey together by air-conditioned vehicle through the Peruvian countryside to arrive at our Nauta Lounge in time for lunch, or we will serve a box lunch en route depending on the flight arrival time. In the afternoon, we will set off on your first skiff excursion to visit the birthplace of the Amazon. At 6:00pm, 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 Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, whose restaurant, Malabar, is the one of Lima’s top ranked dining experiences.

DAY 2

Saturday: YANAYACU PUCATE RIVER - MARAÑON RIVER

We commence today’s adventures near the main entrance of Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, cruising along Yanayacu Pucate in the comfort of our state-of-the-art skiffs. Kayak, canoe and swim in these unspoiled black waters, keeping eyes peeled for the Amazon’s legendary pink dolphins. In the afternoon, we will visit a remote village along the Marañon River to learn about traditional customs. Focus our hi-tech telescope on the night sky to identify the planets and constellations.

DAY 3

Sunday: SAMIRIA RIVER - NAUTA CAÑO OR PNA (AMAZONIAN NATURAL PARK)

We set off by skiffs for an excursion along the Samiria River with optional fishing. Listen carefully to our after-lunch flora and fauna lecture, then venture out for a singularly thrilling jungle walk across suspended bridges deep into the high Amazon rainforest. On our return in the evening, enjoy the jungle symphony and extraordinary stargazing on local boats along the “Enchanted Lake”. 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.

DAY 4

Monday: NAUTA TOWN - MANATEE RESCUE CENTER - TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

This morning, we will visit the local fresh 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 San Juan craft market on route to the airport. Lunch or box lunch will be provided, depending on the exact departure flight time, which may vary. Other local activities may be included as well, according to the flight schedule.


Note: This itinerary is for reference only. It is subject to change, due to weather and other conditions.


* Ports of call may vary based on itinerary and departure dates selected

 

Cabin Pricing

* All prices quoted are PER PERSON in Australian Dollars and include taxes, fees and port expenses (if applicable).
* All prices quoted are for the cruise departing on . Prices for alternative departure dates may vary.

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2017 Gross FIT Rates (USD$)

3 Night Itinerary
(per person / double occupancy)

Design Suite First
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Design Suite Second Deck

USD $3,645pp

USD $3,795pp


** Prices are valid on 2017 departures until 29 December 2017. Please contact your Cruiseco agent for today’s availability and pricing.


INCLUDED IN CRUISE FARE
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  • All meals while onboard
  • All excursions
  • Beverages (non-alcoholic, select premium wines, sparkling wines and beer)
  • Transfers to/from vessel when arriving and departing on recommended flights
  • Pacaya Samiria entrance fee

NOT INCLUDED IN CRUISE FARE

  • Air tickets to and from Iquitos
  • Guide and crew gratuities
  • Boutique purchases

ACCOMODATION SUMMARY

 

 All 16 suites are exterior, with large panoramic windows:

  • 8 Design Suites on first deck measuring 23 sqm / 250 sq. ft. each one
  • 8 Design Suites on second deck measuring 23 sqm / 250 sq. ft. each one

All suites are air conditioned, with twin beds that can be converted to a California king-sized bed.
Interconnecting suites are available.



CHILD POLICY / ADDITIONAL PRICING INFORMATION

  • Single supplement: 25% in addition to the adult rate
  • Seven year age minimum on all departures
  • Child under 12 years old will receive a 20% discount
  • Third person sleeping on sofa bed will receive a 20% discount
  • Third person being a child under 12 years old sleeping on sofa bed pays US $500 per night
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