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M/V Aria Amazon River Cruise, Iquitos, Peru
Pacaya-Samiria Reserve
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Amazon Riverboat M/V Aria

The 147-foot-long, M/V Aria is the ultimate luxury cruise ship on the northern Amazon River in Peru and it was custom built for Aqua Expeditions by Peruvian architect Jordi Puig. It was launched in April 2011 to offer an extraordinary level of comfort for her guests.

The M/V Aria features 16 specially designed cabins with floor-to-ceiling picture windows, a fully air-conditioned top deck with observation lounge as well as the Aqua Expeditions’ signature Amazon Grill with award-winning Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.

The boat’s itineraries vary from those of its sister ship, the M/V Aqua, but also explores remote areas of the Amazon River. The 24-crew member M/V Aria is staffed with four world-class nature guides and also includes an Amazon wildlife reference library and air-conditioned multimedia room.


M/V Aria Riverboat Tecnical Specifications

• Capacity: 32 passengers (additional accommodation for 1 child in each cabin)
• Length: 147 feet / 45 meters
• Beam: 29.5 feet / 9 meters
• Draft: 5 feet / 1.5 meters
• Lifejackets: In all cabins
• Crew: 24
• Guides: 4
• Launch boats: 4, each with a capacity of 8-10 passengers, guide and launch pilot
• Cruising Speed: 10 knots
• 16 suites: All cabins have twin beds that are convertible to California king-size beds
• 8 Design Suites on the first deck, measuring 240 sq. ft.: 101-108
• 8 Design Suites on the second deck, measuring 240 sq. ft.: 201-208
• All suites face outside; large panoramic windows
• All air-conditioned with en suites sitting areas
• 4 Interconnecting suites for families (103-105) and (104-106)

Dawn on the Amazon River, Pacaya-Samiria ReserveAs the M/V Aria skirts the edges of the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, located on the headwaters of the Amazon basin, you will become one of only a handful of seasoned world travelers ever to have reached this remote, remarkably beautiful destination. Pacaya-Samiria spans more than five million acres, making it twice the size of Yellowstone Park and it is rich with wildlife and aquatic life. In winter, when the river is high, visitors can explore the small inlets and various winding river systems that make up the Reserve’s flooded forest. In summer, the river recedes and beautiful sandy river beaches form. Only about 30,000 people live in this vast tract of land. You will have the chance to meet some of them. In addition, park rangers will show you some of the conservation and sustainability projects that are part of this vast reserve.