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Peruvian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery

Sunglasses are a requirement on this cruise, showcasing all the colour, verdant scenery, and exotic wildlife of the Amazon. Discover timeless river locations, ancient cities, indigenous communities, and flavourful cuisine.

Explore mysterious and ancient Peru, from the capital, Lima, to Iquitos, the largest metropolis in the Peruvian Amazon. Guests choose how to experience this biodiverse and unique environment with boat trips, swimming, kayaking, and jungle walks.

Aria Amazon offers luxury accommodation on board an all-suite ship that takes just 32 passengers. Enjoy non-stop river views with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and tours led by four expert naturalists. Top chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino delivers five-star cuisine.

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  • Cruise Line: Uniworld
  • Ship: Aria Amazon
  • Duration: 10 Nights
  • Departure: May – Nov 2024, Jan – Nov 2025
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Peruvian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery Cruise Itinerary

Experience a voyage like no other with 10 nights on board a luxury river cruiser exploring the remote reaches of the Peruvian Amazon. Discover breathtaking and unspoiled scenery on naturalist-led jungle walks. Swim, kayak, or travel on a skiff and enjoy rare and exotic wildlife with visits to indigenous communities. Enjoy time in Peru’s capital city, Lima, and Iquitos, renowned for being one of the planet’s most extreme towns due to its isolated location. Enjoy wall-to-wall luxury on the all-suite Aria Amazon. With just 32 guests, service is personal and five-star. Savour award-winning cuisine at the hands of a top Peruvian chef.

Day 1


Arrive at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima and meet your Uniworld representative, who will escort you to the beautiful Country Club Lima Hotel.

Day 2


Lima is known as the ‘City of the Kings.’ Enjoy a panoramic drive around the coastline of Lima in Miraflores before exploring the city’s main square. Visit the San Francisco Monastery and Casa Aliaga with a tour of the mansion led by a family member.

Day 3

Lima, Fly to Iquitos (Nauta), Embark

Transfer from the hotel to the airport and fly to Iquitos, where guests enjoy a panoramic city tour, including the colourful Belen market and stunning views of the Nanay River. Embark the luxurious Aria Amazon for a delicious reception dinner.

Day 4

Ucayali River, Clavero Lake Yarapa River

At the head of the Amazon, enjoy Clavero Lake by kayak or canoe, guests are also welcome to swim. Visit a remote village along the Ucayali River or explore the Yarapa River at sunset in search of the Amazon’s unique wildlife.

Day 5

Amazon River, Tahuayo River, San Pedro Forest

Today is all about the Amazon’s unique and diverse flora and fauna. Learn from a qualified naturalist who guides a tour that includes the Tahuayo River, a tributary of the Amazon, and a jungle walk through the forest at Puerto Prado.

Day 6


Between the Marañón and Ucayali Rivers, explore Nauta’s exotic market with unique fruits like Camu Camu and Maracuya. From Nauta, visit the origin of the mighty Amazon at the confluence of the Ucayali and Marañón Rivers.

Day 7

Marañón River, Yanayacu-Pucate River, Amazon River

Cruise the Marañón River, a tiny Amazon tributary. There are 64 rare bird species here, plus Taricaya turtles and other wildlife. Guests can also ride the Yanayacu Pucate River on a skiff, visit an Amazon village or go Piranha fishing.

Day 8

Samiria River, Ucayali River

Fish along the black waters of the Samaria River with a qualified naturalist as your guide. Guests can also explore the Pacava Samiria National Reserve on a jungle walk or enjoy swimming, canoeing, or kayaking. There is a sunset cruise on the Ucayali River.

Day 9

Puerto Prado Forest, Amazon River

Cruise the Marañón River by skiff and look out for the pink river dolphins, or spend the morning jungle walking, kayaking, or swimming. Later, explore a Puerto Prado village, learn about the indigenous village life, and view the famous giant water lilies.

Day 10

Nauta (Iquitos), Disembark, Fly to Lima

Guests have another chance to visit Nauta after disembarking the ship. There is also a tour of the Manatee Rescue Centre, which takes in orphaned calves and rears them before release back into the wild. Transfer to Iquitos Airport and fly to Lima.

Day 11


Your Uniworld representative will walk with you from the Wyndham Costa del Sol in Lima to the airport for flights back to the UK.

Peruvian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery Cruise Ships

Aria Amazon

Designed for your comfort during adventures down the Peruvian Amazon, this vessel is an all-suite ship, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows that allow a full view of the majestic rainforest. Enjoy a jacuzzi, indoor lounge and much more when you travel aboard this vessel.

27 Staff Members
All-inclusive Amenities
Five-star Cuisine

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Peruvian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery Deals

Discover the Iconic Peruvian Amazon and Rainforest with Crui.se

10 Nights

Peruvian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery

  • Lima
  • Lima - Iquitos (Nauta) Embark
  • Ucayali River / Clavero Lake / Yarapa River
  • Amazon River / Tahuayo River / San Pedro Forest
  • Nauta
  • Marañón River / Yanayacu-Pucate River / Amazon River
  • Samiria River / Ucayali River
  • Puerto Prado Forest / Amazon River
  • Nauta (Iquitos) Disembark - Lima
£8,799pp Est. Price per person

Peruvian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery Cruise Review

“Every staff and crew member did not hesitate to give the most friendly and efficient service. Guides Alex, Julio, Ricardo, and Billy were most knowledgeable of Amazon River flora and fauna, making every outing memorable. The chef prepared and presented food and beverages to Michelin standards.”

Jeanne Damman, Watford

Peruvian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

Can you accommodate special diets on board Aria Amazon?

Uniworld appreciates that some guests have specific dietary requirements due to health conditions or food intolerances. On board the Aria Amazon, you’re in safe hands as our top chef prepares all meals fresh every day. If you have dietary restrictions or requirements, you can record these on the Passenger Information Form. A ‘Travelling Lite’ menu is also available for guests who want low-calorie options and vegan or vegetarian meals.

What should I wear on my cruise?

Attire on this cruise is casual, and Uniworld recommends comfortable, lightweight, and breathable clothing that can be layered. Temperatures in the Peruvian Amazon are generally hot and humid, but it can be wet, so pack a light, waterproof jacket. Guests have the opportunity to jungle walk, so bring appropriate footwear. You can also swim in the rivers and lakes so pack a bathing suit. A wide-brimmed hat is ideal to provide portable shade.

Is there internet access on board the ship?

Some internet access is available on board the Aria Amazon, but the availability and speed of service are impacted by location and weather conditions. The excursions are led by four expert naturalists who provide a wealth of information about the area, wildlife, and plants for guest enjoyment. The internet is more accessible in Lima and Isquitos.

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