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Peruvian Amazon & Machu Picchu Exploration

2022
15
Days
From
$12,499
1 reviews
Operated By Uniworld River Cruises

Countries

Peru ...more Peru

Locations

Lima, Iquitos, Amazon Rivers, Nauta, Cusco ...more Lima, Iquitos, Amazon Rivers, Nauta, 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 April), the river and estuaries grow, allowing launch boats to venture deeper into the flooded forest. During the low water season (approximately May 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.

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.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Welcome Dinner
Featured Excursions: Marañón River skiff ride

Marañón River skiff ride

Your day starts at the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, the second largest protected natural area in Peru. Kayak, canoe and swim in the black waters of the Yanayacu-Pucate River. In the afternoon, learn about traditional customs of the area at a remote village along the Marañón River. Once the sun sets, we’ll gaze at the night sky, where you’ll have a crystal-clear view of planets and constellations.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Village Tour

Village Tour

Yanayacu-Pucate River Excursion

Yanayacu-Pucate River Excursion

Today we’re exploring the vibrant wildlife and lush greenery thriving in the Amazon. Your naturalist guide will teach you all about the diverse flora and fauna unique to the region before setting off on a guided jungle walk. You’ll finish the day stargazing on the “Enchanted Lake.”

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Samiria River & jungle walk

Samiria River & jungle walk

Stargazing on the “Enchanted Lake”

Stargazing on the “Enchanted Lake”

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.

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 Ucayali River. Search for the famous pink dolphins and other wildlife lurking just beyond the river. Once the sun sets, we’ll take to the Pacaya River, on the lookout for nocturnal beasts.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Skiff tour along the Ucayali River

Skiff tour along the Ucayali River

Evening skiff tour on the Pacaya River

Evening skiff tour on the Pacaya River

Your day starts early today with a skiff excursion along the Pacaya River, where you’ll venture into the rainforest to see some wildlife. Following lunch, you’ll participate in a paiche fishing demonstration. The paiche is the second largest fish in the world. We’ll end the day watching for the pink river dolphins on the Ucayali River.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Skiff tour on the Pacaya River

Skiff tour on the Pacaya River

Paiche fishing demonstration

Paiche fishing demonstration

Skiff tour on the Ucayali River

Skiff tour on the Ucayali River

Spend the morning jungle walking, canoeing, kayaking or swimming on the black water Yarapa River or Clavero Lake. In the afternoon, see the unbelievable giant water lilies of the San Jose de Sarapanga forest.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Jungle walk in the San Jose de Sarapanga forest

Jungle walk in the San Jose de Sarapanga forest

Yarapa River & Clavero Lake

Yarapa River & Clavero Lake

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.

Meals Breakfast Buffet
Featured Excursions: Manatee Rescue Center

Manatee Rescue Center

Nauta town visit

Nauta town visit

San Juan craft market

San Juan craft market

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.

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 Belmond Monasterio hotel in Cusco.

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 splendor, Cusco is not to be missed. Overnight, you will stay in the Belmond Monasterio hotel.

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.

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.

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, 13 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)
  • 1 night 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 Belmond Monasterio 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 personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
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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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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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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