Aqua Expeditions 4 Day Cruise allows guests to explore the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon aboard luxury vessels – the Aqua Nera or the Aria Amazon. For travellers with more time, consider consider the longer Aqua Expeditions 8 Day Cruise.
Cruising the Amazon river and rainforest ecosystem is like seeing a giant living and breathing creature. The significant ebbing and flooding of the Amazon River and its tributaries between seasons replenish the waters with vital nutrient.
There are two key seasons in the Peruvian Amazon: a low water season that lasts from June to October and a high water season from November to May. Cruising in either season presents explorers with a unique experiences of the Amazon and no matter what season you choose, the Amazon will most definitely leave an impression!
Begin your journey in Iquitos, a rustic city which is the beating commercial heart of the Peruvian Amazon. This 4 Day itinerary focuses on the Marañon, the Amazon River’s largest tributary, as well as other neighbouring waterways, the Yarapa and Yanayacu-Pucate. Discover the habitats of these nutrient-rich waterbodies and how they — and the jungle around them — support a vast array of wildlife.
Regardless of the low water or high water season, local born-and-bred naturalist guides know the characteristics of Amazonian birds and animals. With their keen senses, they guide Aria Amazon and Aqua Nera’s ergonomic, low-emission skiffs to the jungle trails or tributaries where up-close wildlife encounters are likeliest. Knowing the Peruvian Amazon and the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve like the back of their hand helps guides make the most of your whirlwind trip to the Amazon.
TJ4U Notes: Aqua Expeditions has two boats and a range of itineraries. This Aqua Expeditions 4 Day Cruise option can be done on their brand new Aqua Nera or the Aria Amazon. These are comparable to the Delfin I and while larger, Aqua Expeditions has the most luxurious options for travellers looking to cruise the Amazon. Review our Amazon Jungle page for full details on seasonality, routes, experience comparisons and how Travel Just 4U can help make your Amazon dream become reality.