Cruising the Amazon River on board the Aria or the Aqua Amazon takes our guests on a nature tour of unimaginable richness. The diversity of mammals living in the Amazon’s rainforest accompany us as we travel by skiff deep into the jungle. Their vibrant calls blend into a symphony of sounds and sudden glimpses of the more intrepid wildlife, create safari-like photographs. Whether in the Amazon’s waters, on her shores or hanging from the limbs of her rainforest canopy, our guests are treated to a plethora of exotic Amazon animals from endangered river dolphins to red howler monkeys, kinkajou, two and three toed sloths, tapirs and ocelots.

CHECKLIST_AQUAOn every Amazon cruise, each of our guests receives a complementary copy of our Amazon wildlife and bird list so that they may check off everyday, their wildlife “finds” and compare their photos and videos with others at the end of their day. Our naturalist guides will share their intimate knowledge of the Amazon’s wildlife with you as you learn the secrets of their natural behavior, jungle habitats, predators and mating habits deep within the Amazon jungle.

Amazon Wildlife Lists
Peru & The Amazon

Peru & The Amazon

In 2007, Aqua Expeditions established itself as a global leader in small ship luxury cruising by bringing international luxury and local knowledge to the previously little explored Peruvian stretch of the Amazon River with the...

About The Amazon River In Peru

About The Amazon River In Peru

The Amazon River originates in streams that run through the Andes Mountains then flows mightily across South America through Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. Considered the longest river...

Pacaya Samiria Reserve

Pacaya Samiria Reserve

Located deep within the Amazon rainforest and accessible only by water, the Pacaya Samiria Reserve, also known as the “Mirrored Forest”, offers one of Peru’s most fertile havens for sighting Amazon mammals, birds and...

 Best Times To Visit Peru And The Amazon

Best Times To Visit Peru And The Amazon

Conditions along the Amazon River in Peru divide into two seasons: a high water season from December through May and a low water season that lasts from June until November. Cruising the Amazon in...

Visit Machu Picchu And The Sacred Valley In Peru

Visit Machu Picchu And The Sacred Valley In Peru

Machu Picchu, the fabled “Lost City of the Inca,” (and Quechua for “old mountain”) is a true masterpiece of the Inca civilization. Machu Picchu, built around 1450, lies 80 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of...

Amazon Animals & Wildlife

Amazon Animals & Wildlife

The Amazon animals and wildlife you experience while traveling with us both on board our cruiseships and on skiff excursions couldn’t be more diverse and fascinating. Scarlet Macaw, Ringed Kingfisher, Orange-backed Troupial, Yellow-headed Caracara,...

Map  - Peru & the Amazon River

Map – Peru & the Amazon River

Aqua Expeditions luxury cruises on the Amazon River begin in Iquitos, Peru considered the birthplace of the Amazon River, and transport guests in exceptional comfort deep into the Amazon rainforest and Pacaya Samiria Reserve....

Visit Cusco (Cuzco) In Peru

Visit Cusco (Cuzco) In Peru

At 3,400 meters (11,150 feet) above sea level, Cusco (Cuzco), the onetime southern capital of the Incas, today offers visually stunning opportunities to observe how native traditions in Peru intersect with Spanish colonial heritage....

Visit Lake Titicaca In Peru

Visit Lake Titicaca In Peru

According to Inca legend, Sun God Inti ordered his children Manco Cápac and Mama Ocllo to rise from the waters of Lake Titicaca in Peru and establish the Inca civilization. Today Lake Titicaca is...

Visit Arequipa And The Colca River Canyon

Visit Arequipa And The Colca River Canyon

At 3,233 meters (10,607 feet) deep, the Colca River Canyon slices through the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Peru for more than 100 kilometers, running twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in...

Visit Lima Peru

Visit Lima Peru

Peru’s capital and international gateway city, Lima makes a convenient and fascinating complement to Aqua Expeditions luxury cruise on the Amazon River.  Lima stretches for miles along South America’s Pacific coast and while at...

Peru Bird List

Peru Bird List

A visit to the Amazon region in Peru is an unparalleled opportunity to see birds you will never see anywhere else. On every Amazon cruise, each of our guests receives a complementary copy of...

Amazon Wildlife Lists

Amazon Wildlife Lists

Cruising the Amazon River on board the Aria or the Aqua Amazon takes our guests on a nature tour of unimaginable richness. The diversity of mammals living in the Amazon’s rainforest accompany us as...

Visit the Nazca Lines

Visit the Nazca Lines

In the arid Peruvian coastal plain, some 400 kilometers (250 miles) south of Lima, living creatures, stylized plants and imaginary beings as well as geometric figures several kilometers long were scratched into the dry...

Take a Virtual Tour

Take a Virtual Tour

Learn the secrets of Amazonia, her wildlife, birds, cultural traditions and ecosystems as you travel on board the Aqua Amazon or the Aria Amazon. Begin your journey...