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Peruvian Amazon & Machu Picchu Exploration

2024
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16
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$11,999
5 stars
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Operated By Uniworld River Cruises
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Lima, Iquitos, Amazon Rivers, Nauta, Urubamba, Cusco ...more Lima, Iquitos, Amazon Rivers, Nauta, Urubamba, Cusco

Arrive at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, a Uniworld representative will be on hand to greet you and escort you to the beautiful Country Club Lima Hotel. Its charm and comfort will offer you the perfect home for your exploration of the city.

Seasons: The Aria Amazon sails year-round, and every voyage is uniquely appealing, based on the changing seasons. During the high-water season (approximately November through May), the river and estuaries grow, allowing launch boats to venture deeper into the flooded forest. During the low water season (approximately June through October), the river recedes and beautiful sandy river beaches form. Of course, water levels do not always follow a calendar; day-by-day programs might require adjustments due to these water level fluctuations.

Known as the “City of Kings,” Lima was founded in 1535. A melting pot of cultures, flavors, and history, this bustling metropolis has something for everyone, and today you get to discover it all.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Lima City Tour

Lima City Tour

You will be picked up at your hotel and taken to the airport for your flight to Iquitos. Upon your arrival at Iquitos International Airport, a Uniworld representative will be on hand to greet you and escort you to the Aria Amazon.

In the evening, you will be welcomed with a reception dinner by Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. Famous for his innovative take on Amazonian cuisine, this dinner will be bursting in flavors unique to the Peruvian Amazon.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Welcome Dinner
Featured Excursions: Iquitos Panoramic City Tour

Iquitos Panoramic City Tour

Your day starts at the headstream of the Amazon River, the Ucayali. Kayak, canoe, and swim in the black waters of Clavero Lake, or learn about traditional customs of the area at a remote village along the Ucayali River. Once the sun sets, we’ll explore the Yarapa River in search of the nocturnal wildlife of the Amazon.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Ucayali River Wildlife Exploration

Ucayali River Wildlife Exploration

Clavero Lake Excursion

Clavero Lake Excursion

Wildlife & Stargazing on the Yarapa River

Wildlife & Stargazing on the Yarapa River

Today we’re exploring the vibrant wildlife and lush greenery thriving in the Amazon.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Amazon River Wildlife Exploration

Amazon River Wildlife Exploration

Tahuayo River Exploration

Tahuayo River Exploration

Flora & Fauna of the Amazon

Flora & Fauna of the Amazon

One of the oldest inhabited areas in the Peruvian Amazon, Nauta is nestled between the Marañón and Ucayali Rivers. You’ll explore the town’s market, which is full of fresh fish, fruits, and vegetables. From there, it’s a short journey to the birthplace of the Amazon River.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Nauta Market Visit

Nauta Market Visit

Birthplace of the Amazon

Birthplace of the Amazon

Experience life as an Amazon River dweller as you cruise along the Marañón River. Search for Taricaya turtles and other wildlife lurking just beyond the river. Once the sun sets, we’ll take to the Amazon River, on the lookout for nocturnal beasts.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Marañón River Bird Watching & Jungle Walk

Marañón River Bird Watching & Jungle Walk

Yanayacu Pucate River Skiff Ride & Village Visit

Yanayacu Pucate River Skiff Ride & Village Visit

Piranha Fishing on the Amazon River

Piranha Fishing on the Amazon River

Nocturnal Wildlife Exploration along the Amazon River

Nocturnal Wildlife Exploration along the Amazon River

The rewards of our early start today are plentiful, including a picnic lunch under the Amazonian shade, orchestrated to the sound of the jungle symphony. Go fishing along the black waters of Samiria River and choose to go on a jungle walk, canoeing, kayaking, or swimming inside the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Later, cruise along the Ucayali River and enjoy the sunset.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Fishing along the Samiria River

Fishing along the Samiria River

Night Sailing on the Ucayali River

Night Sailing on the Ucayali River

Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Exploration

Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Exploration

Spend the morning jungle walking, canoeing, kayaking, or swimming before a visit to Puerto Prado Forest.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Marañón River Skiff Tour

Marañón River Skiff Tour

Puerto Prado Village Visit

Puerto Prado Village Visit

Take a morning walk through the town of Nauta before disembarking the Aria Amazon. Your guide will take you on a few excursions on your way to the Iquitos airport for your flight to Cusco. Once you’ve landed in Cusco, you will be taken to the Tambo del Inka hotel in the Sacred Valley.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet
Featured Excursions: Nauta Town Visit

Nauta Town Visit

Manatee Rescue Center

Manatee Rescue Center

Enjoy this day of leisure to get the most out of your stay at the wonderful Tambo del Inka. Treat yourself to a relaxing service at their Kallpa Spa, considered one of the best in the country, take a dip in the heated pool, or savor delicious Andean cuisine. Situated in the heart of the Sacred Valley, the Tambo del Inka is also the perfect location from which to head out on your own to explore the incredible nature, cities, and historical sites available nearby.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner

Today you will explore the heartland of the Inka Empire, known as the Sacred Valley. Your guide will take you to Moray and Ollantaytambo, two historic sights of significant importance. You’ll experience the unique way of living in the Sacred Valley as you meet locals. We finish the day with a train ride to Aguas Calientes, the small villages nestled at the bottom of Machu Picchu.  Please note: You are only allowed one 11 lb piece of luggage on the train to Aguas Calientes. All other luggage will be taken to your hotel in Cusco.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Moray–Agricultural Terraces & Weaving

Moray–Agricultural Terraces & Weaving

Ollantaytambo Family Home Tour with Picnic Lunch

Ollantaytambo Family Home Tour with Picnic Lunch

A breathtaking, historical sight, Machu Picchu is one of the “must-see” archeological sites in the world. This remarkable Inkan Empire site was never found by the Spaniards and was rediscovered during the 20th century. Today, archeologists continue to excavate this ancient city. While many mysteries still surround it, Machu Picchu tells a story of a history that goes back thousands of years. Following your day at Machu Picchu, you will take a train to Ollantaytambo and then a motor coach will take you to the Palacio del Inka hotel in Cusco.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch
Featured Excursions: Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Located in the Andes Mountains, Cusco was the heartland of the Inkan Empire. Today, you will explore all the wonders of this city as you admire the cobblestone streets, colorful textiles, and art galleries. A perfect blend of ancient Andean cultures with Spanish colonial influence, Cusco is not to be missed. Overnight, you will stay in the Palacio del Inka hotel.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Dinner
Featured Excursions: Cusco City Tour

Cusco City Tour

We’re headed back to Lima today. After a brief walk around town, you’ll head to the Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport hotel.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch
Featured Excursions: San Blas Walking Tour

San Blas Walking Tour

Your majestic Peru adventure ends this morning. Your guide will walk you from the Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport hotel to the Lima International Airport check-in.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet

Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.

Price Includes
Dining
  • Meals onboard prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Five-star cuisine with menu by top chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino
  • 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Complimentary house wine and beer, spirits, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served on the Aria Amazon, between 6am and 11pm throughout the cruise. Onboard lunches and dinner include complimentary house wine and beer, soft drinks, coffee and tea. Onshore lunches and dinners include complimentary soft drinks, coffee and tea
Excursions
  • 13 days of excursions, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts and naturalist guides
Accommodations
  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the luxurious Aria Amazon
  • Lavishly appointed riverview suites with floor-to-ceiling windows
  • 2 nights in Lima at the Country Club Lima Hotel (or similar)
  • 2 nights in Urubamba at the Tambo del Inka hotel (or similar)
  • 1 night in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) at The Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel (or similar)
  • 2 nights in Cusco at the Palacio del Inka hotel (or similar)
  • 1 night in Lima at the Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport hotel at the Lima International Airport (or similar)
Experiences
  • 1 country: Peru
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Cultural enrichment
  • Group Transfers are included on arrival and departure days (please see terms and conditions for transfer guidelines)
  • Flights included between Lima & Iquitos, Iquitos & Cusco, and Cusco & Lima
  • Gratuities for onboard and onshore personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager, local experts, drivers) are included both during the cruise/tour as well as on any pre- or post-cruise land extensions
Ship Information
Suite
  • Suite (250 sq ft - 23.2 sq m).
  • Note that amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship.
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Review date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022
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We have booked with Grand European for more than a decade. Thier agents have always been timely and accurate.
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We are so happy to have you as part of our travel family and appreciate your business so much. we are happy to see that your latest trip went well and hope some happy memories were made.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Vacation
Overall excellent experience, marred only due to circumstances which occurred on the way home, which had nothing to do with GET.
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