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Aqua Nera

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    Amazon Cruises, Guided Tours, Jungle, Wildlife
  • Activity Level Challenging
All about the Aqua Nera.

Peru offers explorers the most direct and accessible path to the heart of the Amazon. Iquitos in Northeastern Peru, where the Aqua Nera sets sail, is just a two-hour flight from the capital and international air hub of Lima and the archeological treasure trove of Cusco. Surrounding Iquitos is lush Amazon territory — a region comprising the head of the Amazon River and the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. Here the upriver Amazon waters are low in sediment and rich in aquatic life, with an astonishing concentration of wildlife on land.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

  • Child under 12 years old will receive a 20% discount 
  • Third person sleeping on sofa bed will receive a 20% discount
  • All meals while onboard
  • Beverages non-alcoholic, premium wines and national beer
  • All excursions
  • Group transfers to/from vessels on recommended flights
  • Pacaya Samiria entrance fee
  • Laundry 
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

  • Air tickets to and from Iquitos (LATAM is recommended).
  • Guide and crew gratuities.
  • Beverages on board, personal expenses and extras.
  • Boutique purchases.
  • International flights and other services/tours in Peru.
  1. Itinerary 3N Low water: Day 1: IQUITOS / AMAZON RIVER

    Arriving on a morning flight*, receive a warm welcome at Iquitos International Airport by our crew and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. The afternoon continues with an introduction to the historic city of Iquitos and the opportunity to visit an indigenous Amazon community.

    In the early evening, embark the Aqua Nera and settle into your generously-sized suite as you begin one of life’s greatest adventures.

    Following an introduction to our naturalist guides and a routine safety drill, gather at the restaurant for the first of many

    Amazonian cuisine experiences created by Aqua Nera consulting chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, whose restaurant, ámaZ, is one of
    Peru’s most renowned dining establishments.

  2. Day 2 YARAPA RIVER / CLAVERO LAKE

    Aboard our comfortable skiffs, we set sail from the Amazon River to the Yarapa River. Ready your binoculars to spot tropical songbirds, black collared hawks and sloths. Line-fish for Amazon’s notoriously ferocious piranhas while our naturalist guides share stories of Lake Moringo.

    In the afternoon, we sail on to Lake Clavero where villagers rely on traditional dugout canoes to get around. Swim in the lake’s calm waters or visit native residents of Amazonia who welcome you to their community with open arms.

  3. Day 3 YANALLPA RIVER / DORADO RIVER

    We explore the blackwater tributaries of the Yanallpa River by skiff, disembarking to walk deep into the wildlife-rich Amazonianrainforest. Later, we board the skiffs again to cruise along the El Dorado River for a dusk excursion in search of exotic nocturnal creatures.

  4. Day 4 NAUTA TOWN / MANATEE RESCUE CENTER / TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

    In the morning, take a guided visit to the local market and marvel at the regional produce of the Peruvian Amazon, and sample exotic snacks if you wish.

    Return to the Aqua Nera for breakfast before disembarkation. En route to the airport, visit the Manatee Rescue Center, where orphaned Amazonian manatees rehabilitate before they are released back into the wild.

  5. Itinerary 3N High water: Day 1: IQUITOS / NAUTA / EMBARKATION / MARAÑON RIVER

    Arriving on a morning flight*, receive a warm welcome at Iquitos International Airport by our crew. Board our private transfer to our exclusive Nauta Lounge for a welcome lunch before embarkation.

    Settle into your generously-sized suite aboard the Aqua Nera as you begin one of life’s greatest adventures. Following an introduction to our naturalist guides and a routine safety drill, gather at the restaurant for the first of many Amazonian cuisine experiences created by Aqua Nera consulting chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, whose restaurant, ÁmaZ, is one of Peru’s most renowned dining establishments.

  6. Day 2: YANAYACU-PUCATE RIVER / LISBOA TOWN

    Rise with the sun for an early morning birdwatching along the Marañon River. Later, canoe or kayak in Yanayacu-Pucate River
    and look out for Amazon’s legendary pink river dolphins. In the afternoon, visit an Amazonian village, where you can interact with native riberenos (people of the river) and visit local schoolchildren.

  7. Day 3: SAMIRIA RIVER / NAUTA CAÑO RIVER

    Awake to a lush jungle sunrise and birdwatching along the Samiria River, enjoying breakfast in the middle of the lush jungle.

    Swimming and kayaking are some of the recommended activities at this part of the Reserve. In the evening, embark on a wildlife excursion on the blackwaters of Nauta Caño, and end the night with extraordinary stargazing.

  8. Day 4: NAUTA TOWN / MANATEE RESCUE CENTER / TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

    In the morning, take a guided visit to the local market and marvel at the regional produce of the Peruvian Amazon, and sample exotic snacks if you wish. Return to the Aqua Nera for breakfastand to pack up. Before saying goodbye, we will visit the Manatee Rescue Center, a sanctuary for orphaned Amazonian manatees to rehabilitate before their release back into the wild.

  9. Itinerary 4N Low water: Day 1: IQUITOS / NAUTA / EMBARKATION

    Arriving on a morning flight*, receive a warm welcome at Iquitos International Airport by our crew and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. The afternoon continues with an introduction to the historic city of Iquitos and the opportunity to visit an indigenous Amazon community.

    In the early evening, embark the Aqua Nera and settle into your generously-sized suite as you begin one of life’s greatest adventures. Following an introduction to our naturalist guides an a routine safety drill, gather at the restaurant for the first of many Amazonian cuisine experiences created by Aqua Nera consulting chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, whose restaurant, ámaZ, is one of
    Peru’s most renowned dining establishments.

  10. Day 2: UCAYALI RIVER / YANALLPA RIVER / PACAYA SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE

    Boarding our skiffs, we start the day like Amazon River dwellers,
    cruising along the Ucayali and Yanallpa River. As farmers and
    fishermen go about their business, we search for pink river dolphins
    in these pristine waters.
    In the afternoon, explore a fascinating blackwater stream aboard
    skiffs, part of the vast Amazon flooded forest within the Pacaya
    Samiria National Reserve. Your guides will regale you with tales and
    insights about the jungle as we explore what scientists call a
    ”gallery forest” because of dense vegetation that creates a tunnel
    of leaves. As we explore this type of riparian vegetation, keep your
    eyes peeled for parrots, macaws, and fluffy monk saki monkeys.

  11. Day 3: PUINAHUA RIVER / PACAYA SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE

    This morning we will embark on a full-day excursion along the
    Pacaya tributary within the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve,
    observing and exploring the flooded forest of this vast region of the
    Peruvian Amazon. Sail among a wide variety of wildlife, birds
    including large parrots, macaws, herons and storks, and many
    species of primates like the capuchin, howler and squirrel monkeys.
    After a picnic lunch, visit some of the most beautiful lakes in
    Pacaya Samiria and meet local guardians of the Reserve’s natural
    resources. On our return, behold the famous Ceiba tree, the tallest
    of its kind in the Amazon.

  12. Day 4: UCAYALI RIVER / VILLAGE VISIT / CLAVERO LAKE

    Choose among jungle walking, canoeing, kayaking or swimming
    excursions on the blackwaters Yarapa or Clavero River. In the
    evening, before dinner, we will gather to introduce you to some of
    the crewmembers whom you may not have met, working behind
    the scenes to ensure a memorable experience aboard the Aqua
    Nera.

  13. Day 5: SAN JOSE PARANAPURA TOWN / ARRIVE IN NAUTA

    Visit the quaint riverside town of San Jose de Paranapura en route
    to Nauta. Before saying goodbye, we will visit the Manatee
    Rescue Center, a sanctuary for orphaned Amazonian manatees
    to rehabilitate before their release back into the wild.

  14. Itinerary Night Hight Water: DAY 1:IQUITOS / AMAZON RIVER

    Arriving on a morning flight*, receive a warm welcome at Iquitos
    International Airport by our crew and enjoy lunch at a local
    restaurant. The afternoon continues with an introduction to the
    historic city of Iquitos and the opportunity to visit an indigenous
    Amazon community.
    In the early evening, embark the Aqua Nera and settle into your
    generously-sized suite as you begin one of life’s greatest
    adventures. Following an introduction to our naturalist guides and
    a routine safety drill, gather at the restaurant for the first of many
    Amazonian cuisine experiences created by Aqua Nera consulting
    chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, whose restaurant, ámaZ, is one of
    Peru’s most renowned dining establishments.

  15. DAY 2: YARAPA RIVER / CLAVERO LAKE

    Aboard our comfortable skiffs, we set sail from the Amazon River to
    the Yarapa River. Ready your binoculars for tropical songbirds,
    black collared hawks and sloths. Line-fish for Amazon’s notoriously
    ferocious piranhas as our naturalist guides share stories of Lake
    Moringo.
    In the afternoon, we sail on to Lake Clavero where villagers rely on
    traditional dugout canoes to get around. Swim in the lake’s calm
    waters or visit native residents of Amazonia who welcome you to
    their community with open arms.

  16. DAY 3 YANALLPA RIVER / DORADO RIVER

    We explore the blackwater tributaries of the Yanallpa River by skiff,
    disembarking to walk deep into the wildlife-rich Amazonian
    rainforest. Later, we board the skiffs again to cruise along the El
    Dorado River for a dusk excursion in search of exotic nocturnal
    creatures.

  17. DAY 4: NAUTA TOWN / VILLAGE VISIT / BIRTHPLACE OF THE AMAZON

    In the morning, take a guided visit to the local market and marvel
    at the regional produce of the Peruvian Amazon, and sample
    exotic snacks if you wish.
    In the afternoon, witness one of the great spectacles of the
    Southern Hemisphere, the birthplace of the Amazon River. By
    nightfall, you will meet the new passengers who signed on for the
    four-night trip, as we start our journey together along the Marañon
    River.

  18. DAY 5: YANAYACU-PUCATE RIVER / LISBOA TOWN

    Rise with the sun for early morning birdwatching along the
    Marañon River and enjoy breakfast in the middle of the jungle.
    Later, swim, canoe or kayak in Yanayacu-Pucate River as we seek
    the legendary pink river dolphins. In the afternoon, visit a local
    village and interact with the native people and visit local
    schoolchildren.

  19. DAY 6: SAMIRIA RIVER

    The rewards for our early start today are plentiful: a full day
    excursion including a picnic lunch accompanied by the jungle
    symphony, and fishing on the blackwater of the Samiria River. On
    the way back to the Marañon River after lunch, we venture out by
    skiffs alongside the banana boats transporting jungle products,
    keeping an eye out for pink river dolphins.

  20. DAY 7: NAUTA CAÑO RIVER / JUNGLE WALK IN CASUAL

    As the day begins, embark on a morning wildlife excursion on the
    extraordinary blackwater Nauta Caño River.
    In the afternoon, we will take a jungle walk on the firm soil forest of
    Casual while looking for flora and fauna which may include
    medicinal trees, insects and poison dart frogs. Learn more about
    the different rainforest strata and ecosystems. At night, focus our
    hi-tech telescope on the sky to identify the stars, planets and the
    milky way.

  21. DAY 8 ARRIVAL IN IQUITOS / MANATEE RESCUE CENTER / TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

    In the morning, take a guided visit to the local market and marvel
    at the regional produce of the Peruvian Amazon, and sample
    exotic snacks if you wish.
    Return to the Aqua Nera for breakfast before disembarkation. En
    route to the airport, visit the Manatee Rescue Center, where
    orphaned Amazonian manatees rehabilitate before they are
    released back into the wild.

  22. Itinerary Night Low Water DAY 1:NAUTA / EMBARKATION / MARAÑON RIVER

    Arriving on a morning flight*, receive a warm welcome at Iquitos
    International Airport by our crew. Board our private transfer to our
    exclusive Nauta Lounge for a welcome lunch before embarkation.
    Settle into your generously-sized suite aboard the Aqua Nera as
    you begin one of life’s greatest adventures. Following an
    introduction to our naturalist guides and a routine safety drill,
    gather at the restaurant for the first of many Amazonian cuisine
    experiences created by Aqua Nera consulting chef Pedro Miguel
    Schiaffino, whose restaurant, ámaZ, is one of Peru’s most
    renowned dining establishments.

  23. DAY 2: YANAYACU-PUCATE RIVER / LISBOA TOWN

    Rise with the sun for an early morning birdwatching along the
    Marañon River. Later, canoe or kayak in Yanayacu-Pucate River
    and look out for Amazon’s legendary pink river dolphins. In the
    afternoon, visit an Amazonian village, where you can interact with
    native riberenos (people of the river) and visit local schoolchildren.

  24. DAY 3: SAMIRIA RIVER / NAUTA CAÑO RIVER

    Awake to a lush jungle sunrise and birdwatching along the Samiria
    River, enjoying breakfast in the middle of the lush jungle. Swimming
    and kayaking are some of the recommended activities at this part
    of the Reserve. In the evening, embark on a wildlife excursion on
    the blackwaters of Nauta Caño, and end the night with
    extraordinary stargazing.

  25. DAY 4: NAUTA TOWN / VILLAGE VISIT / BIRTHPLACE OF THE AMAZON

    In the morning, take a guided visit to the local market and marvel
    at the regional produce of the Peruvian Amazon, and sample
    exotic snacks if you wish.
    In the afternoon, witness one of the great spectacles of the
    Southern Hemisphere, the birthplace of the Amazon River. By
    nightfall, you will meet the new passengers who signed on for the
    four-night trip, as we start our journey together along the Marañon
    River.

  26. DAY 5: UCAYALI RIVER / YANALLPA RIVER / PACAYA SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE

    Boarding our skiffs, we start the day like Amazon River dwellers,
    cruising along the Ucayali and Yanallpa River. As farmers and
    fishermen go about their business, we search for pink river dolphins
    in these pristine waters.
    In the afternoon, explore a fascinating blackwater stream aboard
    skiffs, part of the vast Amazon flooded forest within the Pacaya
    Samiria National Reserve. Your guides will regale you with tales and
    insights about the jungle as we explore what scientists call a
    ”gallery forest” because of dense vegetation that creates a tunnel
    of leaves. As we explore this type of riparian vegetation, keep your
    eyes peeled for parrots, macaws, and fluffy monk saki monkeys.

  27. DAY 6: PUINAHUA RIVER / PACAYA SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE

    This morning we will embark on a full-day excursion along the
    Pacaya tributary within the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve,
    observing and exploring the flooded forest of this vast region of the
    Peruvian Amazon. Sail among a wide variety of wildlife, birds
    including large parrots, macaws, herons and storks, and many
    species of primates like the capuchin, howler and squirrel monkeys.
    After a picnic lunch, visit some of the most beautiful lakes in
    Pacaya Samiria and meet local guardians of the Reserve’s natural
    resources. On our return, behold the famous Ceiba tree, the tallest
    of its kind in the Amazon.

  28. DAY 7: UCAYALI RIVER / VILLAGE VISIT / CLAVERO LAKE

    Choose among jungle walking, canoeing, kayaking or swimming
    excursions on the blackwaters Yarapa or Clavero River. In the
    evening, before dinner, we will gather to introduce you to some of
    the crewmembers whom you may not have met, working behind
    the scenes to ensure a memorable experience aboard the Aqua
    Nera.

  29. DAY 8: SAN JOSE PARANAPURA TOWN / ARRIVE IN NAUTA

    Visit the quaint riverside town of San Jose de Paranapura en route
    to Nauta. Before saying goodbye, we will visit the Manatee
    Rescue Center, a sanctuary for orphaned Amazonian manatees
    to rehabilitate before their release back into the wild.

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Technical specifications

Year built: 2020
Embarkation port: Iquitos – Peru.
Vessel’s registry: Peru.
Type of vessel: River expedition vessel.
Length: 62.4 meters / 205 feet
Beam: 11.5 meters / 38 feet
Draft: 1.5 meters / 5 feet
Cruising speed: 10 knots
Electricity: 220 V
Engines: 2 Caterpillar
Tier 3 Emission compliant
Generators:2 Caterpillar,
encapsulated for noise
reduction
Water Treatment:Reverse osmosis and UV
water treatment plant
Deck Plans
a. Sun Deck: Gym, Games Room, Plunge Pool, Screening Room, Bar.
b. Second Deck: Boutique, Restaurant, Lounge.
c.First Deck: Tour Scort Cabin, Private Kniffs

Experiences