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7-Night Peruvian Amazon Expedition


DURATION:8 Days/ 7 NightsREGION:South & Central AmericaSHIP:Aqua Nera

NEW FOR 2020! Aboard the new, state-of-the-art Aqua Nera join a 7-night Amazon River expedition cruise tp experience perhaps the most luxurious and comprehensive journey among the Amazon River’s two powerful tributaries: the Maranon and the Ucayali, as well as several hidden black water lakes.

Allow the legendary Amazon River time to slowly unveil her majesty and wonders in nature over seven fascinating days. Kayak, canoe or swim in these unspoiled waters, keeping your eyes peeled for the Amazon’s legendary pink dolphins. Be witness to one of the great spectacles of the Southern Hemisphere, the birth of the

Amazon River and see the unforgettable giant waterlilies. Seek out wildlife including three-toed sloths, toucans, and macaws, fish for piranhas, and meet taricaya turtles in their natural habitat. Enjoy a breakfast picnic accompanied by the jungle symphony and fish along the black waters of the Pacaya River. As the Aqua Nera journeys towards the union of the Ucayali and the Maranon Rivers, considered the birthplace of the Amazon, learn from the ship's experienced, expert naturalist guides about the diverse Amazon wildlife and birds of the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.

Ship Details

Aqua Nera

Aqua Nera

Operated by: Aqua Expeditions

Raising the bar for luxury river cruising on the Peruvian Amazon River, the new Aqua Nera draws her design inspiration from the river's mystical blackwater lagoons and bears the hallmarks of contemporary style and generous interiors that Aqua Expeditions cruise ships are known for.

Aboard the Aqua Nera, award-winning architects Noor Design crafts every space to perfection. The vessel’s 20 spacious Design Suites convey a sense of Amazon tranquility, while the social spaces showcase refined elegance with a touch of drama. Tastefully woven into the design are accents and details from the rubber boom era and the colourful cultures of Portugal, Spain and Peru.

Aqua Nera operates alongside the Aria Amazon, taking guests into the depths of the Peruvian Amazon in the comfort of luxury and featuring cuisine by Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, one of Peru’s finest chefs, known for creating refined cuisine from native Amazonian produce. Expert naturalist guides conduct small group excursions that reward guests with up-close wildlife encounters in the world’s most biodiverse rainforest.

Key Facts

205 Feet / 62 Metres
38 Feet
12 Knots
Passenger Decks
Room Grades

Your cruise fare includes:

  • All meals while onboard
  • All excursions off the Aqua Nera
  • Beverages (non-alcoholic, select premium wines, sparkling wine and national beer)
  • Transfers to / from vessel when arriving or departing on recommended flights
  • Pacaya Samiria National Reserve entrance fee


Your cruise fare does not include:

  • Air tickets to and from Iquitos
  • Pre- and post- cruise accommodation
  • Guide and crew gratuities
  • Boutique purchases
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended - ask us for a quote today)