Travel Deep Into the Amazon Rainforest by River Cruise

Amazon River Cruise

Amazon River Cruise, image © Aqua Expeditions

On an Amazon Rainforest river cruise, you will explore the Peruvian section of the world’s longest river, the Amazon River. The Amazon runs at least 4,000 miles, carrying with it more water than any other river in the world.

On small, yet elegant cruise ships, you will travel in luxury far into the Amazon’s rainforest in an intimate glimpse of her wildlife, ecosystems, local customs and marine and jungle landscapes. Your experienced crew and English-speaking naturalist guides will offer you uniquely “up close” journeys, surrounding you with exotic wildlife and the natural beauty of the Amazon. Naturalist guided jungle treks and excursions by tender will take you deep into the Pacaya Samiria Reserve, a protected wildlife area of five million pristine acres.

Pink Dolphin, Amazon River Cruise

Amazon Pink Dolphin, image © Aqua Expeditions


The Amazon has two seasons: the high water season from December through May and a low water season that lasts from June until November. Cruising the Amazon in either season promises rich rewards. During the high season the rivers and streams rise about 23 feet, opening up deeper exploration along the waterways. During the low season, you’ll have greater access to jungle trails that are flooded during the high season. In either season, you will definitely see the Amazon River’s rare pink dolphins.

Amazon River Cruise

Green Iquana, Amazon River, image © Aqua Expeditions


Two small, yet elegant cruise ships take you deep into the Amazon. Choose from 3 different itineraries:

Expedition Cruise – 7 Nights
Journey among the Amazon River’s three powerful tributaries: the Marañón, the Ucayali, and the Puinahua as well as several hidden black water lakes.

Explorer Cruise – 4 Nights
Head deep into the Amazon rainforest along the Amazon’s three tributaries, learn the tricks of piranha fishing on Charo Lake, and trek into the jungle.

Discovery Cruise – 3 Nights
Explore the Amazon rainforest along the Ucayali River, the Amazon’s largest tributary, as well as other neighboring rivers (the Yarapa and Dorado).


Amazon River Cruise, Aqua Expeditions

Aqua Amazon, image © Aqua Expeditions


You have the choice of two elegant cruise ships to carry you on your unique journey into the Amazon jungle. Spacious and indulgent, yet intimate enough to feel entirely exclusive, the Aria Amazon  and the Aqua Amazon each feature Deluxe Suites with sitting areas and floor-to-ceiling picture windows overlooking the Amazon River. Enjoy five-star Peruvian cuisine, spacious lounges and top-side observation decks. The Aqua Amazon can accommodate 24 guests plus crew and the Aria Amazon can accommodate 32 guests plus crew.


Not only will you travel far into the depths of the Amazon’s rainforests, you will also experience Peru at a leisurely pace and get to know first-hand, one of the most culturally and environmentally-diverse countries on earth. Contact us and we can provide you with complete itineraries, inclusions, dates, and pricing.

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