Experience a 3-night program for 2 people on board the Aqua Nera, Aqua Expeditions’ newest luxury expedition vessel sailing the remote Peruvian Amazon. Indulge in the ultrachic amenities that Aqua Nera has to offer, including a river-facing gym, a billiards room, spa, and an outdoor plunge pool. Naturalist guides conduct small group excursions into the depths of the world’s most biodiverse rainforest, rewarding guests with up-close wildlife encounters. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is all-inclusive and features Amazonia-inspired cuisine by award-winning chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.
Setting a new standard for luxury river cruising on the Amazon, Aqua Nera draws its design inspiration from the Peruvian Amazon’s mystical black water lagoons and bears the hallmarks of contemporary style and generous interiors that Aqua Expeditions ships are known for.
Whether they are intimate encounters with exotic wildlife and exhilarating adventures ranging from jungle walks, spotting the legendary pink dolphins, piranha fishing, kayaking along the Amazon river’s narrow black water tributaries, a guest experience on the luxurious and custom-designed Aqua Nera is not to be missed.
Every day aboard the Aqua Nera presents the perfect opportunity to spot the Amazon’s legendary pink and grey dolphins. Guests can cruise along the Yanayacu Pucate and the Ucayali rivers in the comfort of our custom-designed skiffs for a closer look at the friendly and playful creatures, as well as kayak and swim in these unspoiled black waters.
One of our most thrilling excursions is a jungle walk through the primary Amazon rainforest, which is known as the world’s largest living pharmacy thanks to the medicinal properties of its plant life. Listen to our expert naturalists as they expound on their knowledge of the flora and fauna, you may even meet some jungle dwellers!
Kayaking along the Amazon River is a must-do when you come aboard the Aqua Nera. This is one of many moments where you will go deeper into the pristine landscape and explore the narrower creeks, where you will be able to notice details that are not obvious from the ship itself. Our expert naturalists will point out exotic bird species and their calls, capuchin monkeys, giant water lilies, and even taricaya turtles.
Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned fisherman, there is no doubt that fishing on the Amazon River is something that cannot be topped. Try your hand at piranha fishing or if time permits witness local fishermen make their daily catch. Aqua Expeditions works closely with consultant chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino who initiated the Paiche Conservation Project to bring the paiche fish (Arapaima gigas), a giant fish local to the Amazon that nearly became extinct, to a thriving and healthy population.
After an incredible day out on the water exploring this seasonally flooded rainforest, there is nothing better than returning to Aqua Nera to enjoy a Pisco Sour on the deck or inside the ship’s designer lounge. The darker tones of the interiors and zero light pollution ensure that the brilliance of the Amazonian skies and constellations can be appreciated to their fullest.
Includes all meals while onboard, beverages (non-alcoholic, house wine, and national beer), laundry service, all excursions, group transfers to/from the vessel when arriving on recommended flights into/from Iquitos and the Pacaya Samiria entrance fee. All other expenses not mentioned are sole responsibility of the winner.
Valid for all journeys, subject to availability, from October 23, 2021 to October 23, 2023, with the exception of dates between December 15, 2021 to January 15, 2022 and between December 15, 2022 to January 15, 2023.
Generously donated by Aqua Expeditions