Monday 15th of July 2019 until Sunday 21st of July 2019
9-Night Amazon Cruise Package - 4 Nights aboard Aria Amazon + 4 Nights in Lima + 1 Night in Iquitos - from $9699* per person.
4-Night Amazon Cruise from Nauta to Nauta (Iquitos)
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 Country Club Lima Hotel, Peru
Private Transfers in Lima ONLY > Airport to Hotel v.v.
4 Night Cruise sailing from Iquitos roundtrip Aria.
Low Water Itinerary June - October
Day 1 Monday: IQUITOS - NAUTA - EMBARKATION - MARAÑON 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 Tuesday: UCAYALI RIVER - PACAYA RIVER
Boarding our skiffs, we start the day like Amazon River dwellers, cruising along the Ucayali River. As these farmers and fishermen go about their business, we search for pink river dolphins in these pristine waters. Later in the day, we return to the skiffs, to ride along the black waters of the Pacaya River at dusk, searching for the mysterious wildlife that come out after dark and with extraordinary stargazing.
Day 3 Wednesday: PACAYA RIVER - UCAYALI RIVER - TAPICHE RIVER
The rewards of our early start today are plentiful, including a breakfast picnic accompanied by jungle symphony and fishing along the black waters of the Pacaya River. After lunch, we venture out by skiffs on the Ucayali River alongside the banana boats transporting jungle products to the port of Requena, keeping an eye out for pink river dolphins.
Day 4 Thursday: CLAVERO LAKE - SAN JOSE DE SARAPANGA FOREST
Choose to go jungle walking, canoeing, kayaking or swimming on the black water Yarapa or Clavero River in the morning. Come afternoon, take a short jungle walk in the San Jose de Sarapanga forest and see the unforgettable giant water lilies. 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 5 Friday: ARRIVAL IN NAUTA - 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 is included, depending on the exact departure flight time, which can 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 | firstname.lastname@example.org.