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Top 10 Best River Cruises

TRAVEL + LEISURE 2018 World Best

Top 10 Best River Cruises

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Welcome to Aqua Expeditions

What Our Guests are Saying

An amazing experience that combines fun, engaging activities (bike, kayak, skip rides and walks) with introductions to culture, history and local customs. The staff is fabulous and attentive to everyone's needs - beyond belief: They address you by name, respond to your wishes promptly and share of themselves in lectures, tours, and conversation to give you an authentic experience with real people. The food is an awesome combination of local and (to us) new and exciting flavors - and also familiar fare, but all exquisite and fresh and beautifully presented - in various settings (inside and outdoors). Wine and other drinks were of very good quality and generously provided. Accommodations are a dream for a cruise ship: with floor to ceiling windows and a balcony (in our case), we enjoyed the spacious room (and bathroom with two sinks!!) and the views from the first glimpse in the morning in our very comfortable bed. The boat is immaculate, and cleaning service (incl. free laundry service) is seemingly instantaneous.

Sabine S. - Aqua Mekong - July 2018

Recent Press

Starboard – UK

“Seeking to explore remote and culturally important destinations on the world’s greatest rivers, the inaugural vessel, Aria Amazon, entered service in 2011… targeting adventurers who want an authentic experience without sacrificing creature comforts.”

Hello! Fashion Monthly – UK

“A riverboat holiday is this generation’s answer to the traditional cruise (with not a purple-rinsed roller in sight), and the newly-refreshed Aria is pure luxury.”

Virtuoso Traveler – USA

“Aqua Expeditions; consulting chef takes over the galley on the 32-passanger Aria Amazon during a five-day round–trip Iquitos voyage. Departures: March 18 and November 18, 2019; from $5,400.”

Bergdorf Goodman – USA

“Elsewhere in Peru, but consistent with the new eco-mindfulness, Aqua Expeditions—which runs a rainforest river cruise up the Amazon—is working with a group of local fisherman to ensure the native Paiche fish are farmed responsibly as part of a growing “rainforest to table” movement.”

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