Tuesday 14th of May 2019 until Wednesday 22nd of May 2019
8-Night Amazon Cruise Package - 3 Nights aboard Aria Amazon + 4 Nights in Lima + 1 Night in Iquitos - from $7829* per person.
3-Night Amazon Cruise from Iquitos to Nauta
2-Nights Pre- Cruise Accommodation at the Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Centre, Peru
1-Night Pre- Cruise Accommodation at Doubletree by Hilton Iquitos, Peru
2-Nights Post- Cruise Accommodation at the Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Centre, Peru
Private Transfers in Lima ONLY > Airport to Hotel v.v.
3 Night Cruise sailing from Iquitos roundtrip aboard Aria.
High Water Itinerary November - May
Day 1 Friday: IQUITOS - AMAZON RIVER
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: AMAZON RIVER - YARAPA RIVER - NAUTA CAÑO
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. 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.
Day 3 Sunday: MARAÑON CREEK - CASUAL JUNGLE WALK - YANAYACU-PUCATE
Rise with the sun for an 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 stratas. Later, swim, canoe or kayak in 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.
Day 4 Monday: NAUTA TOWN - MANATEE RESCUE CENTER
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 our recommended flight schedule.
Conditions: Price are in NZD based on twin share, includes cruise, accommodation and transfers, as described above. Correct as at 07 December 2018. 8-Night Package based on 17 May 2019 sailing. 9-Night Package based on 15 July 2019 sailing. Cruise based on twin share in First Deck Suite, includes port charges, government taxes and all applicable discounts. Cruise gratuities and guide tipping are additional. Accommodation based on Deluxe Room King (The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Centre), Standard Room King (Doubletree by Hilton Iquitos) and Master Room (Country Club Lima Hotel) inclusive of taxes. Included Transfers were correct as at 07/12/18. Flights to Santiago > Lima > Iquitos and reverse are not included. All fares and taxes are subject to change without notice up until full payment is received. Subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Credit card payments will incur a fee. Additional conditions may apply. Valid for sale till 31/01/2019 unless sold out prior. For more information, please contact Francis Travel Marketing: 0800 422 784 | (09) 444 2298 | email@example.com.