Have you ever dreamt of traveling down the largest river in the world? On an Aqua Expedition Iquitos river cruise, you can do so in the comfort of a world-class, floating hotel.
Aqua Expeditions paves a new way of experiencing the Amazon River, starting from the remote Amazonian city of Iquitos, Peru, and traveling in comfort and style on one of the world’s most majestic rivers. Whether you are a seasoned cruiser or cruising for your first time, Aqua Expeditions will change the way you cruise forever.
Why Cruise The Amazon
The Amazon River spanning length of 6,993km, is the longest river in the world, home to diverse species and indigenous groups.
Given that much of the land surrounding the Amazon rainforest is sparse at best and uninhabitable at its most remote, the best way to explore the wonders of the riverâ€™s waters and surrounding landscape is by cruising the river itself.
The Amazon River is home to a rich collection of species. When cruising the Amazon River, you get to observe wildlife unique to South America up-close and personal.
On this tour, you will embark from Iquitos, Peru. Iquitos, the furthest inland port city in the world, is upriver from the Atlantic Ocean and only accessible by river or air. The town maintains the historic charms of 18th-century Spanish colonization and was once a hub for rubber production.
Why Cruise With Aqua Expedition from Iquitos?
A Peruvian Amazon cruise from Iquitos explores the upper tributaries that feed into and become the Amazon River. As the rivers here are narrower, and the regions are more remote, you have a much better chance of viewing wildlife directly from our private speedboat.
Aqua Expedition is unlike any other river cruise. With an emphasis on personalized service, a first-class menu and an award-winning design, cruising the Amazon never felt so comfortable. Here at Aqua Expedition, we do Amazon cruises differently.
Our suites are designed with comfort, style and a desire to bring the outdoors as close to you as possible. Instead of the traditional cruise ship-styled rooms that are closed in with small or no windows at all, our ships feature floor-to-ceiling windows to bring the Amazon rainforest straight to your room. The decor is sleek and modern but understated, so as not to overpower the beauty of the view.
Return to your air-conditioned room after a day of sight-seeing and sink into the comfort of our high-quality linens and mattresses.
First Class Food
At Aqua Expeditions, our guests will embark on a gastronomical journey with dishes of the high-est of quality. Indulge in 5-star dining exclusively designed by Executive Chef, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, while comfortably floating through the Amazon, free from bugs, heat and contamina-tion.
Our personalized service means that crew members will not only remember your name, they will be able to recall your food preferences from the day you embark. That is the Aqua Expedition difference.
Aqua Expeditions luxury cruises daily excursions deliver unforgettable experiences, giving you an opportunity to explore the Amazon jungle teeming with unique Amazon wildlife. Our expert naturalist guides, who grew up here on the banks of the Amazon, have a vast understanding of the area around them. They know every bird and mammal call and have mastered mimicking the sound of their voices. They possess a local nativeâ€™s ability to spot a brown-throated three-toed sloth sleeping high up in the tree canopy, an anaconda slithering along the shoreline and even the elusive capybara hiding in the high grass after nightfall.
In such a rich and unique wildlife environment, it is essential that the guides leading you throughout your journey not only have an immense knowledge of the surroundings but are also experts in imparting their experience to our guests.
When you arrive in Peru, you will be welcomed at the IQT International Airport in the remote Amazonian city of Iquitos, Peru. Depending on the season, you will embark the Aria Amazon ship in either Iquitos or Nauta.
Choose a 3 night Discovery, 4 night Explorer or 7 night Expedition cruise through Peru via the Amazon. The longer the trip, the richer the experience, but even our shorter cruises are designed to fully immerse you into both the Amazonian culture and nature.
At the end of your journey, you will have the opportunity to visit the Manatee Rescue Center where biologists and volunteers care for endangered Amazon manatees. Since its inception, six years ago, Aqua Expeditions has worked closely with the organization, helping it grow and edu-cate people on how to protect these beautiful creatures. This is one of Aqua Expeditions many differential elements, as we dedicate ourselves to improving and enriching the communities we interact with.
Cruise The Amazon The Right Way
Aqua Expeditions cruises are river cruises reimagined.
Aria Amazon will change the way you see river cruises forever. Our ship boasts an extremely generous dining and lounging areas, including an outdoor river facing Jacuzzi, floor-to-ceiling windows in every Design Suite, 5-star dining, along with enriching excursions that showcase to you the true and untouched Amazon River. The best Amazon River cruise starting from Iquitos is with Aqua Expeditions.