Designed by innovative Peruvian architect Jordi Puig, the Aria Amazon is a classic and luxurious riverboat. This striking black hulled vessel measures 148 ft and accommodates a maximum of 32 guests and 26 crew, including a paramedic and four English-speaking naturalist guides. Refurbished with upgrades such as state-of-the-art lighting and top quality linens, the Aria is reminiscent of the sophistication of a 5 star boutique hotel. Natural wood flooring and neutral hues create a calming and indulgently comfortable backdrop from which to focus on the captivating landscape. The Aria is spacious, yet intimate enough to feel entirely exclusive, and incorporates generous lounging and dining areas with gourmet Peruvian cuisine.
TRAVEL IN SOPHISTICATION AND DECADENCE
The refined interior of the Aria Amazon dining room has been stylishly finished with contemporary Peruvian art, fine china and crystal glassware. Woven tapestry of Indigenous Peruvian fibers frame the sleeping quarters within the 16 private and spacious enclaves. Four of the suites can adjoin, perfect for families or groups of friends. The top level Observation Deck is complemented by the Indoor Lounge, with a fully stocked bar at one end and a tightly edited library at the other, along with fresh Amazon flowers and unique artifacts in between. Outside, cushioned loungers under a soaring canopy encourage relaxation and river gazing without concern for the sun’s glare. The Aria’s outdoor Jacuzzi is perfectly poised to observe pink river dolphins or to simply cool off after a shore excursion in the lush rainforest.
INFORMATIVE AND PERSONALIZED EXPERIENCE
The aesthetic beauty of the Aria is matched by attentive, personalized service from long serving staff that quickly learn guest names and personal preferences. Do not be surprised if the observant staff remember your ideal Peruvian coffee or your preferred fine South American or European wine. With four naturalists on board, opportunities for learning abound. Coffee table books featuring the Amazon are available for perusing and educational discussions are held in the lounge area. These entertaining forums are led by English speaking naturalist guides on topics relevant to the day’s adventures, from endangered Taricaya turtle repopulation to the secrets of mixing a perfect pisco sour.
IDEAL FOR travelers not accustomed to ecotourism looking for a luxury Amazon experience