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 went to see nocturnal creatures, and I expressed regret that it was impossible to photograph the spectacled caiman, a carnivorous reptile closely related to the crocodile. Minutes later, while the captain held his legs, our valiant guide, Víctor Coelhos, cantilevered himself off the front of the skiff, plunged his arms into the muddy waters, and lifted a squirming juvenile into the air, holding it in such a way that we could photograph it and it could not remove his fingers. – Andrew Solomon, Travel & Leisure
These highly trained interpreter Amazon River guides, who grew up in this region and know all the flora and fauna of the Amazon, take our guests on as many as three expeditions a day, aboard comfortable motorized skiffs. These English-speaking experts point out the smallest details that make Amazonia extraordinary — a sloth hidden high amidst the tree branches, an anaconda slithering along the river bank or a toucan soaring gracefully overhead.
Their firsthand knowledge of the Aqua Amazon cruise ship, the Amazon wildlife, plants and South American birds, as well as the history of this part of Peru and along with our highly experienced ship’s captain, crew and onboard paramedic make the difference between a visit to Peru and an unforgettable, life enriching experience.