Lima to Iquitos
(Embark Aria Amazon)
Today, you will be transferred to the Lima Airport for your flight to Iquitos, via Lima.
Upon arrival in the remote, colonial city of Iquitos, you will be met by for your shared transfer to the Aria Amazon, your home for the next three nights. Your luxury cruise will transport you in exceptional comfort, deep into the Amazon rainforest, along the Marañon River, the Amazon’s largest tributary, as well as other neighboring rivers (the Yarapa and Yanayacu-Pucate), each one rich in vibrant wildlife and thriving rainforests. Settle into your beautiful suite before meeting your naturalist guides and the cruise director, who will use videos, photos, and maps to explain the details of your adventure to follow.
Over the next three days, you will be on a spectacular journey to a place visited by only a very few of even the most experienced world travelers. Go fishing for the many species of Amazon fish, explore into the dense jungle on foot in search of three-toed sloths, toucans, macaws then come back to the comfort of our skiffs to meet taricaya turtles in their natural habitat and hunt for endangered pink dolphins, unique to the Amazon, at play. As the Aria Amazon journeys towards the union of the Ucayali and the Marañon Rivers, considered the birthplace of the Amazon, learn from our experienced, English speaking naturalist guides about the diverse Amazon wildlife and birds of the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.
Tonight, sit down, relax, sip fine South American wine, toast to the beginning of a beautiful journey, and enjoy the innovative Amazonian cuisine created by Executive Chef, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, whose restaurant, Malabar, is the one of Lima’s top ranked dining experiences. Schiaffino’s imaginative use of local products – fruit, fish, spices – makes every meal a delightful adventure.
Aria Amazon Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner