Amazon River Expeditions Vessels
The Amazon Basin covers roughly 60% of Peru’s total territory.
This densely-forested region is one of the most biodiverse habitats on Earth; over 44% of Peru’s avian species and 65% of its mammal varieties are found here.
“What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt–it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else.”
Peru’s tributaries merge with rivers from across the northern half of the continent, flowing over 3,000 miles from the Andes to the Atlantic.
Iquitos, in Peru’s far northeast, is an island city surrounded by three such rivers: the Nanay, Itaya and the Amazon.
Iquitos is the departure point for luxurious multi-day Amazon river cruises, including the Aria, a 147-foot river expedition vessel, launched in 2011.
Naturalist Guides and Top-Notch Culinary Team
Designed by innovative architect Jordi Puig, Aria Amazon is a river cruise ship that is custom-built to explore the Amazon Basin of northern Peru and the famed Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve with minimal impact to the Amazon river and rainforest environment.
Aria Amazon operates in cooperation with Aque Nera. Guests (up to 32) are supported by a staff of 27 crewmembers, including four naturalist guides, a health and safety officer, and a top-notch culinary team.
Small-group excursions of no larger than eight are conducted by highly experienced naturalist guides. Wild explorations use the cruise’s custom-designed ergonomic fleet of private launch boats.
In the dining room, guests savor the cuisine by award-winning Peruvian chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, one of Peru’s finest chefs who is celebrated for creating refined cuisine from native Amazonian produce. Schiaffino also acts as an ambassador for this region, raising awareness of the diversity of native produce.
Onboard, 16 spacious suites with outward-facing panoramic windows give guests a full view of the Amazon’s majestic river and rainforests. Each of the 16 suites measures approximately 250 square feet and feature hardwood interiors, air conditioning, walk-in shower, sofa, security box, and hairdryer.
Cabins can be furnished with a king-size bed or two twin-size beds.
Four sets of first deck suites are interconnecting via a sliding door. Each interconnecting suite can accommodate up to six guests, subject to cruise ship capacity.
Interconnecting suites can also be linked for use as a 500-square foot cabin–one cabin serving as a living room and the other as the bedroom.
Common area amenities include an indoor bar/lounge, indoor dining room, outside lounge, jetted tub, exercise room, massage room, and an observation deck.
Exotic Wildlife Watching & Birding
Three, four, and seven-night cruise programs are available year-round.
Each day, guests are presented with full or half-day options to explore narrow river branches, visit indigenous communities, or view exotic wildlife. The vessel’s aluminum motorized launch boats, or skiffs, take up to eight guests in each on two or three daily excursions deep into Amazonia’s tributaries.
Longer cruise programs visit the Pacaya Samiria Reserve, spanning more than five million acres. Here, visitors can observe pink river dolphins, monkeys, sloths, caimans, and a rainbow of birds.
This luxury cruise was constructed in Peru in 2010. Aria Amazon is 147 feet long, with a 29.5-foot beam. Equipped with two Cummins 400 HP Marine Engines, the vessel has a cruising speed of 12 knots.
Setting a green example for every other Amazon river cruise vessel in the region, Aria Amazon features a water treatment plant and virtually smoke-free, fuel-efficient engines that comply with strict US and international environmental standards.
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