GUEST ON EXCURSION 8The Aqua Amazon’s three customized aluminum motorized launch boats, or skiffs, take up to eight passengers in each on two to three daily excursions deep into Amazonia along snaking narrow tributaries. Our experienced naturalist guides lead these small groups in search of beady-eyed spectacled caimans and red bellied piranhas in the enigmatic black waters, past slithering fer-de-lance snakes, antediluvian green iguanas and endangered Taricaya turtles along the muddy shoreline while masked crimson tanagers and orange backed troupials dart past and monk saki monkeys appear to turn somersaults in the tree canopy.

BIRDWATCHING 3In accordance with Aqua Expeditions safety policies and guidelines for responsible travel and environmental conservation, our skiffs are equipped with the latest Mercury 60 HP Marine Outboard engines, which operate at ultra-low emissions levels as certified by the California Air Resources Board. These energy-efficient vessels produce 65 percent lower emissions than required by the United States Environmental Protection Agency standards. Captains on board our skiffs are always in radio contact with the Aqua Amazon to ensure the safety of our guests while they explore Amazonia.

 

 

Excursions Off the Vessel
Aqua Amazon

Aqua Amazon

Custom built for Aqua Expeditions by leading Peruvian architect Jordi Puig to explore the Amazon in the utmost comfort, the 40 meter (130 foot) long Aqua Amazon set sail in 2008. Extensive interior and...

Deck Plan & Ship Facts

Deck Plan & Ship Facts

Aqua Amazon: Cruise Ship FACTS Year Built: 2008 Cruise port of embarkation: Iquitos, Peru Vessel’s Registry: Peru Type of Vessel: River Expedition Vessel Length: 130 feet / 39.8 meters Beam: 24 feet / 7.3...

Five Star Peruvian Cuisine

Five Star Peruvian Cuisine

Aqua Expedition’s Executive Chef in the Amazon, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, has earned global recognition, including from The Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, for his innovative Amazonia influenced cuisine, served at Lima’s top...

Recipes from our Executive Chef

Recipes from our Executive Chef

At least once during any Aqua Amazon voyage, usually during the midday heat, our chef invites guests to gather in the air-conditioned Indoor Lounge for a cooking demonstration of Amazonia inspired dishes, perhaps a...

Excursions Off the Vessel

Excursions Off the Vessel

The Aqua Amazon’s three customized aluminum motorized launch boats, or skiffs, take up to eight passengers in each on two to three daily excursions deep into Amazonia along snaking narrow tributaries. Our experienced naturalist...

Guides and Crew

Guides and Crew

Aqua Expeditions guests unanimously report back to us that their favorite memories of the river journey were made thanks to the talented and experienced team of naturalist guides and professional crew: That night, we...

Shopping On Board

Shopping On Board

The Aqua Amazon’s onboard boutique offers guests the convenience of shopping at their leisure for high quality, thoughtfully selected Peruvian handicrafts, and jewelry and Aqua Expedition souvenirs. Artisanal items featured here include original pieces...

A Day Aboard the Aqua Amazon

A Day Aboard the Aqua Amazon

We asked a recent guest, and regular Conde Nast Traveler contributor to describe a typical day on, and off, the Aqua Amazon: It’s our second day on this great South American river and, along...

Design and Architecture

Design and Architecture

Peruvian architect Jordi Puig, best known for his spare, elegant yet comfortable interior spaces, designed the Aqua Amazon. Floors of handsome local woods, Brazilian slate walls and neutral hued soft furnishings complement the naturally...

Suites

Suites

All of the Aqua Amazon’s eight oversized, air-conditioned guest suites measure a spacious 21 square meters (230 square feet) with panoramic picture windows designed to deliver Aqua Expeditions signature “eye-level cruising” with maximum privacy....

Indoor Lounge

Indoor Lounge

Wood flooring, soft lighting and panoramic windows on both sides create an unbroken connection to Amazonia landscape and river life from this spacious indoor lounge and living room designed to encourage relaxed conversation over...

Dining Room

Dining Room

Among the very few reasons to take one’s eyes off the Amazon would be the cuisine served in the dining room of the Aqua Amazon, thoughtfully created by one of Latin America’s most acclaimed...

Outdoor Lounge

Outdoor Lounge

Nature takes care of the lighting on our generous outdoor deck on the Aqua Amazon, with plenty of invigorating sunshine for those who wish to soak it up on cushioned loungers during the day,...

Observation Deck

Observation Deck

Many guests come aboard the Aqua Amazon imagining their time will be spent either enjoying off shore excursions or the privacy of their spacious suite. In fact, many of our guests enjoy socializing together...