What to Pack for a Peru Cruise

Life is casual aboard the Aria Amazon so you can feel free to pack light for your Amazon River cruise, with some specific items to wear and use on excursions into the Amazon rainforest and jungle.


What to Wear in the Amazon

Please bring:

  • comfortable walking shoes
  • lightweight long pants
  • long sleeved shirts for our excursions
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • sunscreen
  • extra socks
  • mosquito repellant with DEE
  • Your camera, with charger and extra batteries

You may also wish to include some items that you can give away to the locals (t-shirts, pens and paper are especially prized) and the small medical goods on our Pack for a Purpose list.


For our guests who prefer to pack light, Aqua Expeditions created three Donation Kits: hygiene, school supplies and fishing. Each contains items of the greatest use and value to our Amazonia neighbors. By purchasing these for distribution in the villages we visit, our guests help in meaningful, effective ways.


During meals in the dining room we ask our guests to wear casual clothing and shoes. We provide rubber boots for wetland excursions. We also provide waterproof ponchos with hoods to protect against rain. There will be hairdryers available in every suite.


We allow you to bring as much luggage as you like, but suggest the use of soft suitcases/bags for easy storage. How much you bring, however, may be determined by the airlines, which have limits on both checked and carry-on baggage. LAN for example, allows 23 kilos (50 pounds) of checked luggage and 8 kilos (17 pounds) of carry-on baggage in Economy Class.