The spirit of Aria and Aqua Nera Cruises
The Aria Amazon is a buoyant retreat featuring eco-sensitive technology, natural scenes and modern comforts. Multilingual nature guides lead tailored visits to the source of the Amazon River, the Amazonian city of Iquitos, and the Pacaya Samiria Reserve. Educational talks are hosted in the airy glass lounge delicately painted in soft light and furnished with plump couches. The boat is awash with floor-to-ceiling windows, presenting a clear view of the Amazon in all its glory.
A looming Bedouin tent cloaks the outdoor lounge providing plenty of natural light in which to relax on the chaise recliners. 16 contemporary décor suites boast polished timber flooring, floor-to-ceiling glass walls showcasing the magnificent river below, rain showers and organic bath amenities. The dining area is bedecked in fine china, crystal and Peruvian art, serving meals that pay tribute to Amazonian cuisine, presented in contemporary and grand fashion and paired with renowned South American wines. Savour these wines whilst enjoying a therapeutic massage, or alternatively in the jacuzzi on top of the observation deck.
What we love about Aria and Aqua Nera Cruises
- Skiff rides up the Amazon River to view pink dolphins and piranha up close in their natural environment with sly capuchins, colourful macaws and tropical toucans peeking out from the forest canopies.
- Decadent banana tart and other desserts enjoyed on the deck of the boat as the sun sets behind the mystical forest illuminating its silhouette
- On deck spa treatments from internationally-trained therapists with organic essential oils made from indigenous ingredients sourced in the highlands of Peru and Amazonia