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Amazon River Expedition

Exploring the Waterways of Peru’s Amazon aboard the Aria

Overview

The mighty Amazon River is home to 2.5 million square miles of rainforest—one of the earth’s largest and most intact wildernesses. Aboard the luxury yacht Aria, you'll explore its many wonders as you journey in style along the Ucayali and Marañon rivers, the two largest tributaries of the Amazon, and through the remote Pacaya Samiria National Park and Reserve, set deep within the rainforest at the headwaters of the Amazon. This vast wetland reserve is a haven for Amazonian flora and fauna, a world filled with birds in neon-bright colors, playful monkeys, graceful hawks and herons, and millions of butterflies. As you cruise along, you’ll try your hand at fishing for piranha, visit riverside communities to witness their culture and traditions, learn about the area’s conservation and sustainability projects, and enjoy night excursions by skiff under a canopy of sparkling stars. There are two seasons in the Amazon: low water (June to November) and high water (December to May). Each season offers extraordinary experiences of the Amazon.

Note: This cruise is not exclusive to, nor operated by, Wilderness Travel, who acts solely as agent in booking your reservation with the ship operator. The itinerary, lecturers, and all other arrangements are subject to change at the discretion of the cruise line.

Highlights

Highlights

Nature walks, cultural exploration, excursions by skiff
Outstanding wildlife includes a variety of monkeys, freshwater dolphins, sloths, iguanas
Enjoy village visits, learn about conservation projects, search for birds and medicinal plants, fish for piranha!

Details

Length: 8 days
Cost From: $8645  
Arrive: Iquitos, Peru
Depart: Iquitos, Peru
Lodging: 7 nights aboard 24-guest luxury vessel
Meals: All meals included aboard ship
Activity: Wildlife and Natural History, Walking, River Cruising, Special Interest, Photography, Birding
Trip Level:

Nature walks, cultural exploration, excursions by skiff