Day 1 - Friday: IQUITOS - AMAZON RIVER
We will meet at Iquitos International Airport followed by lunch in a local restaurant. Then we will introduce you to this historic city and an indigenous Amazon community en route to 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. For your information, the ARIA AMAZON embarks this evening at 6pm.
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 - SUSPENDED BRIDGES - YANAYACU-PUCATE
Rise with the sun to explore a ‘lost river’ along the Marañon River. After breakfast, we will take a jungle walk, crossing suspended bridges and bushwhacking into the high ground forest. 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.
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. This afternoon, 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 activities may be included as well, according to the flight schedule.
2017 Prices per person:
Design Suite (1st deck): $3645 double occupancy. Single supplement: $912
Design Suite (2nd deck): $3795 double occupancy. Single supplement: $949
May 12, 19;
Jun 09, 16;
Jul 07, 21, 28;
Aug 04, 11, 18, 28;
Sept 01, 08, 15, 22, 29;
Oct 06, 20, 27;
Nov 03, 10, 24;
Dec 15, 22, 29;