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MV Aria

Sister ship to the MV Aqua, the MV Aria was launched in April 2011, the latest luxury riverboat to offer unique cruises along the mighty Amazon River. Custom built by the eminent architect Jordi Puig, the 140 foot MV Aria merges a traditional riverboat design with a modern, sleek, contemporary finish.

Air-conditioned throughout and spanning 3 decks, the MV Aria offers handsome communal areas, indoors and out, stylish cabins and a generous shaded observation deck with an outdoor jacuzzi. If the wonderful food proves too hard to resist, there is a small exercise room to work off the tropical flavours.

There are 16 luxurious suites, all bright and airy, centred around the magnificent views offered by the large floor to ceiling windows. The spacious suites measure 240 square feet each equipped with a separate sitting area. Four of the suites can be interconnected ideal for families.

The MV Aria offers fine dining overlooking the Amazon wilderness with a unique menu created by the chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, one of Lima’s culinary stars, that draws on both Peruvian and European influence. 

The riverboat offers fully inclusive cruises from the port of Iquitos up into the natural wonderland of Pacaya Samiria National Park, 5 million acres of pristine rainforest. Guests head out each day accompanied by expert local guides to explore the surrounding flora and fauna either by foot or small motor skiff depending on the water levels.

The cruises on offer are as follows:-

Amazon River Discovery Cruise - 3 Nights
The cruise explores the Ucayali River, Yarapa and Yanallpa rivers. Fish for Piranha and enjoy daily excursions into the rainforest to view the resident wildlife including monkeys, three-toed sloths, caimans, pink river dolphins and a dizzying array of birds. 

Amazon River Explorer Cruise - 4 Nights
The cruise explores the many highlights of the Amazon jungle. Learn about the birds of Nauta Caño and the mirrored forest, meet the fishermen of the Lake Charo, enjoy night excursions by skiff and explore the majestic Marañon River. The cruise focuses on the fascinating wildlife of the Pacaya Samiria National Park, wonderful for photographers.

Amazon River Expedition Cruise - 7 Nights
The most comprehensive Amazon journey and on which you can experience the Amazon River’s three powerful tributaries: the Marañón, the Ucayali, and the Puinahua as well as several hidden black water lakes. The cruise takes in the very best scenery and eco-systems of the region and offers unparalleled wildlife opportunities.  

Please call 1300 720 443 for more information on prices and departure dates.