As with the Aqua, the Aria is built along the lines of a traditional Amazon vessel. The ship’s 16 handsomely decorated air-conditioned suites face outward keeping the Amazon in full view through floor to ceiling picture windows. Interconnecting suites are also available, perfect for families.
Fine dining meals are served with complimenting wines in the dining room offering stunning panoramic views of the Amazon. There is a large observation deck and sundeck with sofas and an outdoor Jacuzzi, indoor bar and boutique. She is equipped with four aluminium launch boats (skiffs) with a capacity of eight passengers and guide. The ship is crewed by 24 staff including a paramedic, plus four English-speaking naturalist guides.
Embark to the shores of the river for unforgettable guided excursions into the rainforest discovering the rare beauty and culture along the river's edge. Included daily activities led by experienced guides reveal the region's intriguing flora and fauna. Each day, you will explore the small inlets and various winding river systems that make up the flooded forest. Pacaya Samiria Reserve, located on the headwaters of the Amazon basin, spans more than five million acres. Twice the size of Yellowstone Park, it teems with wildlife and aquatic life. Guests will have the opportunity to see hundreds of species, including the endangered pink Amazon dolphin, black alligator, and giant river otter.
16 luxury guest suites measuring 240 sq ft. All suites have well-appointed bathrooms with showers and hot water around the clock.
Children 7 years and over are very welcome on board Woodcreeper. Four suites can be interconnecting to comfortably accommodate families.
Woodcreeper has an indoor bar-Lounge, dining room, outside lounge, outdoor Jacuzzi, exercise room, observation deck and boutique.
When to travel
The M/V Aria operates year-round, and every voyage is uniquely appealing, based on the changing seasons. During the wetter season from December to May, the river and estuaries grow, allowing launch boats to venture deeper into the flooded forest. During the 'drier' season from June to November, the river recedes and beautiful sandy river beaches form. In a typical year, the Amazon experiences 200 rainy days, which means that there will be days of heavy rain even in the Amazon’s low water season.
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Location and directions
Cruises down Peru’s Amazon River begin in Iquitos, Peru and transport you by luxury cruise ship deep into the Amazon rainforest and jungle and the Pacaya Samiria Reserve.
How to get there
Voyages aboard M/V Aria depart from the port city of Iquitos, 1-hour 25-minute domestic flight from Lima.