A naturalist explains the incomparable ecosystem of the Amazon while you experience this amazing river from the ship's deck or the comfort of your large, air-conditioned cabin on 'Aqua.'
Luxury Small Group Journeys 2013
Arrive in Iquitos this afternoon and transfer overland to Nauta, a small town on the Marañon River, where you board your ship and settle in to your suite, your home for the next three evenings.'Aqua' or 'Aria' | Meals: D
Explore the small inlets and various winding river systems that make up the flooded forest. Pacaya Samiria Reserve covers more than five million acres at the headwaters of the Amazon basin and teems with wildlife and aquatic life, including the pink Amazon dolphins, three-toed sloths and howler monkeys. Travel the inner rivers and black water lagoons and visit local villages along the way, learning about a traditional way of life in this scantly populated region. As you float through the flooded forests, your guide points out the wealth of flora and fauna in this remarkable area, including giant six-foot-wide lily pads. Evening expeditions give you the chance to see the nocturnal animals, such as the elusive caiman, come to life. Between shore excursions and lectures, savor fine contemporary Peruvian cuisine on board, thanks to a stellar menu created by star chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. Meals are paired with fine South American wines and refreshing beverages'Aqua' or 'Aria' | Meals: B L D
After lunch, visit a manatee rescue center where you have the opportunity to learn about the Amazon’s most fragile mammal. Head to the airport to continue to your next Latin American destination.'Aqua' or 'Aria' | Meals: B L D
Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.
|Dec. 31, 2013 -||$2,685||--||Call for Availability|
Please note, 5 and 8 day Amazon cruise extensions also available.