Take an Amazon river cruise… in style and luxury!

For those travellers who are becoming increasingly bored with the seemingly endless cruising holidays available today, there is a truly unique alternative… a luxury Amazon river cruise. Embark on the voyage of a lifetime, sailing the earth’s mightiest river and the world’s last unexplored wilderness – the Amazon.

Amazon river cruise

The very first luxury vessel in the region, the Aqua Amazon caters to the most discriminating and adventurous of world travellers, providing an unforgettable journey into areas penetrated by only a privileged few. The Aqua affords the opportunity to truly “get away from it all” and explore the unexplored; without abandoning the comforts, security, and five star luxuries which are now expected.  As your ship docks along the river, knowledgeable and experienced naturalists will take you into remote estuaries in the Peruvian rain forest and the Pacaya Samiria Reserve. As you explore these pristine wilderness areas teeming with wildlife, you will encounter local people living in villages as they have for centuries. And when the day’s sightseeing is over, the comforts of your luxury floating hotel will await you.

Amazon river cruise

Immerse yourself in the remarkable scenes and sounds of the rainforest, its people, cultures and exotic wildlife. The largest tropical rainforest on earth, the Amazon encompasses 4 million sq miles throughout South America, and an Amazon River cruise gives you a unique insight into this great wilderness. Every single traveller has fantasized about trekking through the Amazon rainforest or waking up to the call of a thousand birds – this is the chance to indulge that fantasy!

A seven night Amazon River luxury cruise on the Aqua begins in the remote colonial city of Iquitos (Peru) and transports guests in exceptional comfort deep into the Amazon rainforest, along the Ucayali River, the Amazon’s largest tributary, as well as other neighbouring rivers (the Yarapa and Dorado), each one rich in vibrant wildlife and thriving rainforests. Perhaps go fishing for the many species of Amazon fish, or 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.

Amazon river cruise

Custom built specifically for Amazon cruising, the 40m Aqua river boat comfortably accommodates up to 24 guests in 12 exterior suites measuring 240 sq ft, and all with large panoramic windows. All suites are fully air-conditioned, superbly finished in natural materials and have en suite private lounging and stone bathrooms. All are available as twins or king sizes double.

Whilst every day on this luxury cruise is packed with excursions, you can instead opt to spend the day lounging on the sun deck, seeing all the sights without even stepping ashore. This outdoor lounge features ample sun chairs and a deck Jacuzzi to cool off. In the evening, retire indoors to the spacious luxury living room finished with wood flooring and soft lighting…relax with a glass of wine in comfort amongst the plethora of plump couches, and watch the captivating landscape pass you by through panoramic floor to ceiling windows.

Amazon river cruise

All meals, bar, excursions, park fees, and transfers are included in a standard package. Spacious and indulgent, yet intimate enough to feel entirely exclusive, the Aqua incorporates generous living space with the ability to truly explore the unexplored regions of the River Amazon.

Daniel Barber is Director of AquaCruise Yacht Charter.

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  1. Bill says:

    My husband and I went for 7 nights on Aqua’s sister ship Aria by Aqua Expeditions in May 2013. We enjoyed the first 3 nights, but the final 4 nights were nothing but a repeat. The final day was basically no cruising at all, making us truly realize the semi-false advertising.

    We highly recommend either the 3 night or 4 night cruise as either may best suit an itinerary. But the 7 night itinerary is a waste of money for almost everyone. The ONLY benefit for us to the last 4 nights was that we finally got to see an Anaconda on our final afternoon cruise.

  2. Sarah says:

    An Amazon cruise sounds amazing! I think river cruises in general are becoming much more popular and this seems like a great way to visit an area that might not be as accessible normally.

  3. The trip sound great. What type of fish can you catch? Do they provide all the tackle or do I need to bring my own?

  4. Hi Michael,
    Thanks for your interest. During the cruise you can take a day trip to Charo Lake for a fishing expedition. They provide all the tackle and equipment. There are over 3,000 species of tropical fish that live in the Amazon Basin. Guides know all the best tricks to lure piranhas, which is the main catch in the region!
    Hope this helps,
    Daniel Barber.
    AquaCruise.

  5. Sounds brilliant! Do they use fly rods or bait/spin rods? Is Lake Charo accessible by the water or do you go by land?

  6. Michael, for Piranha they use bait (any type of fresh meat will work) and spin rods. Yes, Lake Charo is accessible by water on a launch.

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