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Setting sail from Iquitos
The Amazon river port of Iquitos is the largest city in the world unreachable by road, connected to the outside world only by air and river. It's also further inland than any other port in the world, closer to the Pacific than it is to the Amazon's mouth on the Atlantic coast. Iquitos was founded by Jesuit missionaries in the 18th century, and grew rich on the back of the rubber trade. Nowadays it's a bustling hub for trips into the untamed Peruvian Amazon in search of wildlife, featuring not just on river cruise itineraries but also ocean cruises for those ships small enough to sail this far upriver.
Peru: Nauta Caño
Explore the black waters of the Nauta Caño creek, one of the many tributaries of the upper Amazon, in search of wildlife including monkeys, snakes and piranhas. At night, it’s also an atmospheric location for a spot of stargazing.
Scenic river cruising
Arriving in Nauta
The Amazon town of Nauta, founded in 1830, is situated a couple of hours' drive south of Iquitos, and serves as a hub for river cruises venturing into the remote Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. The town lies at the confluence of the Marañón and Ucayali rivers, and villagers from around the Amazonian region come here to sell their wares at the local markets.
Your home from home
First launched in 2011, this tiny and innovative vessel allows guest to discover the smaller waterways and tributaries of the Upper Amazon.
What we love
Combining luxury and exploration isn't easy, yet Aqua Expeditions have balanced locally inspired design with modern sophistication and a focus on the destination to create once in a lifetime experiences.
|Crew||26 International Staff|
|Style||An informal yet chic atmosphere on board driven by the communal spirit of shared exploration.|