A luxury cruise down the Amazon River in Peru or on the Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia gives you a feeling of being completely transported to a new natural world. Every day of your luxury cruise experience will be packed with new discoveries as you explore remote places along the Amazon and Mekong by both water and on foot, spot unusual wildlife and popular landmarks, and meet with local native people. We know the ideal way to experience these fascinating destinations is by water, traveling in luxurious comfort, learning about local history, geography and cultures while enjoying fine cuisine from the region.
AMAZON CRUISES : M/V Aqua and M/V Aria
We offer three, four and seven-night Amazon River luxury cruises in Peru on the M/V Aqua and the M/V Aria, our custom-designed luxury cruiseships - the first on the Amazon.
Our three and seven-night Amazon cruises sail every Saturday and our four-night cruises depart every Tuesday. The Amazon River cruise you choose will really depend on how much time you have, how long you want to spend exploring the Amazon region and if you prefer to travel during low water or high water season. All our luxury cruises leave from Iquitos, Peru a bustling town which was once a rich center of the rubber industry.
7 Night - Amazon Expedition Cruise
We recommend our seven-night Amazon River Expedition Cruise featuring our complete Amazon River journey, including the Amazon's three powerful tributaries: the Marañón, the Ucayali, and the Puinahua as well as several hidden black water lakes. View a map of our Amazon Expedition Cruise route.
3 Night - Amazon Discovery Cruise
Our 3-night Amazon Discovery Cruise will take you from Iquitos along the Amazon River to Nauta, followed by the Marañón River and estuaries. View a map of our Amazon Discovery Cruise route.
4 Night - Amazon Explorer Cruise
Our 4-night Amazon Explorer Cruise also starts in Iquitos, but we will take you by land transportation to Nauta where you will board the M/V Aqua or the M/V Aria and then you will explore the Ucayali River and the Amazon River and tributaries. View a map of our Amazon Explorer Cruise route.
Amazonia Region Adventures - En Route
Each of our cruises includes many optional 2 to 3-hour excursions into Amazonia. You will will have the chance to explore remote Amazon River tributaries, spot monkeys and birds along a jungle trail, visit a local village, go fishing on one of Amazonia’s beautiful lakes, and much more. The M/V Aqua and the M/V Aria are equipped with three and four auxiliary aluminum skiffs respectively that will take you along the waterways, or will ferry you to the landing point for onshore excursions. Each of our excursions is led by a trained and knowledgeable naturalist guide who is fluent in English and/or French. We allow plenty of time for you to explore, listen to your guide’s explanation, and photograph the abundant wildlife.
If there are days when you choose not to go onshore for an exciting jungle expedition, you can stay onboard. Lie back in a lounge chair, breathe in the Amazon air, soak up the sun, read a good book, watch the ever-changing view, and simply experience total relaxation in the heart of the Amazon jungle.
Peru Tours: Pre-departure and Post Cruise
More Information About Our Luxury Amazon Cruises
MEKONG RIVER CRUISES: M/V Aqua (Launching in 2014)
Beginning in 2014, Aqua Expeditions will offer three, four and seven-night Mekong River cruises on the M/V Aqua, our newest custom-designed luxury cruiseship (and our largest at 197 feet) with 20 luxury suites. All our Mekong cruises will depart on Friday’s with our 7 day itinerary departing from Siem Reap, Cambodia to Saigon in Vietnam (or the reverse). Our 4-day cruise travels from Siem Reap, Cambodia to Phnom Pehh (or from Saigon, Vietnam to Phnom Penh) and our 3 day cruise takes you from Phnom Penh to either Siem Reap or to Saigon.
Travel in comfort from Siem Reap, Cambodia to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) in Vietnam (or the reverse) visiting historical and cultural sites along the vibrant Mekong River in Southeast Asia.
Enjoy a luxury cruise from Siem Reap, Cambodia to Phnom Pehh or from Saigon, Vietnam to Phnom Penh on the M/V Aqua Mekong, our newest cruiseship launching in early 2014.
Travel from Phnom Penh to either Siem Reap or to Saigon while enjoying the ultimate in luxury on the M/V Aqua Mekong.
Vietnam and Cambodia Tours: Post-Cruise and Pre-Cruise
We are happy to help you book additional tours in Vietnam and Cambodia to pair with your Aqua Expeditions cruise:
Additional Mekong Cruise Information