Amazon River cruise

Amazon River

River: Amazon
SEASON: Jun – Aug

 Day 01: Arrive in Iquitos, welcomed at the airport. Enjoy a city tour and lunch, then transfer to Nauta port for embarkation. Settle into your suite and meet the naturalist guides. Join the first Amazonian cuisine experience by Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino at the restaurant after a safety drill.

Day 02: Begin your day with early morning birdwatching on the Amazon River. After breakfast, embark on a skiff excursion along the Yanayacu Yacapana River, spotting parrots, hawks, monkeys, and sloths. In the evening, explore wildlife on the Nauta Caño River and enjoy extraordinary stargazing at night.

Day 03: Start your day near the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve entrance, cruising on Yanayacu Pucate in private skiffs. Visit an Amazon village to interact with riberenos, witness Aguaje palm harvesting, and enjoy activities like kayaking, canoeing, and swimming in black waters. Look out for pink dolphins. After lunch, take a jungle walk in Casual’s Forest, spotting flora, fauna, and medicinal trees.

Day 04: Explore the fresh market with guides to identify the day’s catch and exotic fruits. After breakfast, take a boat ride to visit a beekeeper in San Francisco. In the afternoon, witness the birthplace of the Amazon River. At night, meet new passengers for the four-night journey along the Marañon River.

Day 05: Optional early morning wildlife search along the Ucayali River. Later, explore for pink river dolphins and observe local farmers and fishermen on skiffs. At dusk, cruise along the El Dorado River to spot mysterious nocturnal wildlife.

Day 06:  Begin the day with a hearty breakfast. Explore the Zapote River on a full-day safari with a picnic lunch. Walk in the floodplain forest, discovering medicinal trees and wildlife. Cruise the Ucayali River and enjoy a stunning sunset.

Day 07: Begin the day with a wildlife search along the Ucayali River. After breakfast, opt for canoeing, kayaking, or swimming on Clavero Lake or visit an Amazonian village. In the afternoon, explore the Yarapa River by skiff for diverse wildlife. Before dinner, meet the dedicated crew members who make your Aria Amazon experience exceptional.

Day 08: Morning visit to the local market for Peruvian Amazon produce. Breakfast on Aria Amazon before disembarkation. En route to the airport, stop at the Manatee Rescue Center to see orphaned Amazonian manatees being rehabilitated for release into the wild.

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