Custom built for travel on Amazon rivers, the Aria provides quality boutique-type accommodations with gourmet cuisine, while exploring the world's largest forest and river system.

You may now travel remote Amazon waters with a level of comfort and service that was not available just a few years ago. The ship is operated by Aqua Expeditions, the pioneer in luxury class riverboats in Peru. The ship maintains a minimum of one staff person to one guest.

The Amazon Cruise itineraries travel the area of the confluence of the Marañón and Ucayali Rivers which form the Amazon River and into the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Amazon Cruise tour options include itineraries of 7 Nights, 4 Nights, or 3 Nights onboard ship.

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The Aria Luxury Riverboat

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Aqua Expeditions was launched in 2007 by founder and CEO, Francesco Galli Zugaro, to fulfill his dream of bringing unparalleled travel experiences, in the utmost comfort, to modern-day adventurers cruising the world’s greatest rivers.

Beginning with the Peruvian section of the Amazon River, one of the world’s last great unexplored regions, Galli Zugaro commissioned the custom design of the Aqua Amazon, the first upscale cruise ship to set sail on this stretch of the Amazon. As of July 2016, the Aqua is no longer in operation.

Increased demand for Aqua Expeditions uniquely intimate, life enriching river safari led to the launch of a second custom designed vessel, the Aria Amazon in 2011, with 16 suites designed by Puig with a similar five-star boutique hotel sophistication, and cruising the same captivating stretch of the Peruvian Amazon amidst equally thoughtful comforts and fascinating wildlife.

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M/V ARIA

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The 147-foot-long, M/V Aria was entirely custom built for Aqua Expeditions by Peruvian architect Jordi Puig to offer an extraordinary level of comfort for our guests and was launched in April 2011.

The M/V Aria can accommodate a maximum of 32 cruise ship guests plus crew. This luxury cruise ship is the perfect size to sail along the Amazon River, providing extremely comfortable lounge, outdoor jacuzzi, exercise room, dining and sleeping accommodations and modern navigation technologies and standards for cruise ship travel and safety on the water.

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23 square meters (250 square feet), with individual air conditioning, polished timber flooring and a wall of floor to ceiling glass facing the Amazon River. En suite bathrooms with rain shower and organic bath amenities incorporate the latest eco-sensitive technology. Soft lighting, natural fibers and neutral hues create a relaxing and luxuriously comfortable enclave where one’s only challenge may be to decide whether to gaze upon the Amazon from atop the California king size bed (which can be separated into two twin beds) made with 100% Peruvian cotton high thread count sheets or while lounging on the cozy window-side day bed, binoculars in hand.

By midday, many days on the Amazon River reach scorching temperatures with high humidity. While our skiffs pick up cooling breezes and all our suites are air conditioned, upon returning from a day out on the water, our guests often make their way up to the Observation Deck’s outdoor Jacuzzi, an ideal way of cooling off while watching pink river dolphins cavort and sipping a cooling pisco punch. Even in low water season, the top third level of the Aria Amazon, known as the Observation Deck, showcases the ship’s most compelling vistas capturing the river’s dark hues, the verdant spectrum of wildlife and local life on shore and the cerulean sky above the tree canopy. Enjoy a jacuzzi to cap off your day spent on a riveting shore excursion photographing spectacled caimans, fishing for piranhas or trekking among soaring kapok trees encircled by strangler figs.

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Prices & Dates (contact us for special pricing on selected departures)

ARIA Amazon River Expedition Cruise -
8 days / 7 nights with Friday departures
, $8,505 in 2017

ARIA Amazon River Explorer Cruise
5 days / 4 nights with Monday departures,
$4,860 in 2017

ARIA Amazon River Discovery Cruise
4 days / 3 nights with Friday departures,
$3,645 in 2017 All rates are per person double occupancy; single supplement +25% regular rates. Child Policy: 7 year age minimum on all departures, child under 12 years old will receive a 20% discount. Third person sleeping on sofa bed will receive a 20% discount Third person being a child under 12 years old sleeping on sofa bed pays US $500 per night
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NOTES:
The Aria Amazon River cruise rates above are priced based on per person, double occupancy of suites and master suites. 
Included in your all inclusive rate are:
• All meals while onboard • All excursions • All beverages (non-alcoholic, house wine and beer) • Transfers to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights • Pacaya Samiria entrance fee
Not Included:
• Air tickets to and from Iquitos • Guide and crew gratuities • Boutique purchases


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M/V ARIA Amazon River Expedition Cruise
8-Days Sample Itinerary
(A full daily itinerary is available upon request, based on high-water or low water seasons.)


Day 1: Friday IQUITOS / AMAZON RIVER  Afternoon flight from Lima to Iquitos, in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon region. After you’ve claimed your luggage and are met by your local guide, you board an air-conditioned bus for your journey to the river to board the M/V Aria awaits.

From the moment you step on board, you will enjoy the ship’s atmosphere of low-key luxury. As you settle into your handsomely appointed, over-sized suite, you will feel the vessel begin to move –the beginning of one of the great adventures of your life. Stand on the Upper Deck to take in the view, as the M/V Aria leaves Iquitos behind.

Over the next seven days, you will also sail along the two largest tributaries of the Amazon, the Ucayali and the Marañon, as well as the mighty Amazon itself. You are embarking on a spectacular adventure, to a place visited by only a few of even the most experienced world travelers.

Before dinner we will perform a routine safety drill and have the first of the nightly briefings about your adventure to follow. You will meet the naturalist guides and the cruise director, who will use video, photos, and maps to explain the details of your journey into the Amazon.
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At the welcome dinner, you may sample some fine South American wine, and enjoy the truly world-class cuisine, created by Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, whose restaurant, Malabar, is the one of the best in all of Lima. Schiaffino’s recipes, with the imaginative use of local products – fruit, fish, spices – make every meal a delightful adventure. (The menu always offers choices, including a vegetarian option.) Toast the beginning of a beautiful journey. Perhaps you may enjoy a nightcap on the Upper Deck, under the stars, before retiring.


Day 2: Saturday AMAZON / YANAYACU / YACAPANA/YARAPA
Early Morning Skiff Expedition on the Amazon River to watch the sun rise over this green world filled with wonderful wildlife.

After breakfast (the daily breakfast buffet features a wide choice of traditional breakfast egg dishes, plus Peruvian specialties, and fresh-squeezed fruit juices) is an excusriosn by skiffs to the Yacapana Islands, called the “the Isle of the Iguana” thanks to the great number of these reptiles.

After lunch and siesta, is an late afternoon expedition to the Yarapa River.
As the sun sets, you will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see and photograph both gray and pink freshwater dolphins. Once the sun sets and the jungle is dark, we begin our search for caiman, frogs, and different kinds of nightlife. Once the sun sets and the jungle is dark, we begin our search for caiman, frogs, and different kinds of nightlife. This night, the M/V Aria continues upstream, toward the headwaters of the Amazon River, where the Ucayali, Marañon, and the Amazon Rivers merge.
 
Day 3: Sunday / PACAYA-SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE
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A full day of exploring the Amazon rainforest and Yanallpa river systems with nature walks and wildlife boating excursions. Today you may see a great variety of bird, howler and capuchin monkeys, the squirrel-sized monkeys called tamarins, dusky titi and pigmy marmoset monkeys, pink and gray river dolphins, and a vast variety of birds, and learn about the important medical value of jungle plants, see giant Kapok Trees (ceiba pentandra)in addition to caiman and dolphins.

Day 4: Monday BIRTHPLACE OF THE AMAZON / AMAZON VILLAGE / NAUTA TOWN 
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In addition to wildlife watching, and seeing the giant water lilies or “Victoria Regias,” today you visit the jungle town of Natua, and a nearby native village, where you can interact and can learn more about their culture, traditions, and folklore. You will also have the opportunity to purchase some of their handicrafts and delightful folk art.

NOTE: In the afternoon, fellow passengers who have taken the three-night cruise itinerary depart in Nauta for transfer to Iquitos. In the evening, new passengers arriving for a four night cruise itinerary arrive from Nauta for dinner onboard.
 
Day 5: Tuesday AMAZON RIVER TRIBUTARIES / PACAYA SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE 
Another full day of meeting locals and exploring the Amazon rainforest and river systems with nature walks and boating excursions.

Day 6: Wednesday TACSHA RIVER / PACAYA SAMIRIA / SAN MARTIN DE TIPISHCA
Another full day of meeting locals and exploring the Amazon rainforest and river systems with nature walks and boating excursions - including an evening boat outing to listen for and locate nocturnal creatures.creatures, including, perhaps, huge caimans.
 
Day 7: Thursday TAHUAYO/CHARO LAKE
A morning boating excursion along the Yanayacu or Yanayaquillo Rivers for visits with locals and wildife viewing. At lunchtime, the ship starts sailing down the Amazon River river toward Iquitos.

After lunch is an excursion along the the dark waters of the Tahuayo River and fishing on Lake Charo. A good place to see the abundant wildlife such as sparrows, hawks, monkeys and sloths. After our arrival at Lake Charo, you will be using the fishing gear to fish for piranhas and other specious. While you fish, our nature guides will tell you the history of the lake and its residents.

After dinner the ship will continue its journey down stream through the night towards Iquitos.

Before your gourmet farewell dinner is a briefing in the Top Lounge to recap you itinerary and sightings. After dinner, your guides will introduce some of the crew members that you have not yet met, but who have been busy with the “behind the scenes” work that has helped to create a seamless experience. There may even be a bit of musical entertainment!
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Day 8: Friday ARRIVAL IN IQUITOS / CITY TOUR / TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT  After breakfast, with weather and time permitting, this will be the last opportunity to see how people live along the Amazon — by visiting the lively riverside community of Belen, in Iquitos, by skiff. Here, where the houses and shops actually float on the river during some months, you will see the bustling food market for the entire Peruvian Amazon. All local inhabitants throughout the region sell and purchase goods here.

Some groups may instead take a short skiff ride to visit the Boras indigenous community, on the Momon River. The Bora tribe has made every effort to maintain its traditional culture since arriving from deep inside the rainforest more than 30 years ago. Today they will perform some of their most colorful dances for you.

After lunch, you debark the ship to explore the unique jungle city of Iquitos. This bustling town, complete with a house built by Gustave Eiffel, was once a rich center of the rubber industry. En route, we will visit the Manatee Rescue Center, where biologists and volunteers care for endangered Amazon manatees that conservation authorities have seized from local people and fishermen. Biologists will give a presentation about the project and its efforts to help these helpless mammals. You will also see how the manatees are cared for and are prepared for re-introduction into their natural habitat. Finally, we will stop at the San Juan Amazonian Indian Market, for a last chance to shop for local crafts.

In the late afternoon, your guides will help you with the airport check-in for flight back to Lima, or transfer to an Iquitos hotel if staying extra overnights.

Note: All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions.


 Click here for a short video of the Amazon River Cruise on the M/V Aria.

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Vessel Specifications

  • Year Built: 2011
  • Port of Embarkation: Iquitos, Peru
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  • Vessel’s Registry: Peru
  • Type of Vessel: River Expedition Vessel
  • Length: 147 feet / 45 meters
  • Beam: 29.5 feet / 9 meters
  • Draft: 5 feet / 1.5 meters
  • Gross Tonnage: 500 tons
  • Cruising Speed: 12 knots
  • Electricity: 220 volts
  • Engines: 2 Cummins 400 HP Marine Engines
  • Generators: 2 x 135 KVA Cummins (encapsulated for noise reduction)
  • Water: 9,000-liter water treatment plant
  • Safety on board the Aria Amazon: Radio communication with separate battery pack; satellite phone; life jackets, fire extinguishers and smoke detectors in each cabin; flares and signals; automatic defibrillator on board.
  • Launch Boats Used for Shore Excursions from the Aria Amazon: Four auxiliary aluminum launch boats equipped with four-stroke low emission engines; constant radio communication with the main vessel. Each boat has a capacity of 8 passengers.
  • Aria Amazon Crew: 24, including a cruise director, paramedic and 4 English speaking naturalist guides.
  • Aria Amazon Capacity: Up to 32 passengers with private facilities (Additional accommodation for one child in each cabin)
  • Accommodations and Cabins: 16 suites (8 Design Suites measuring 23.2 square meters /250 square feet on the first deck and 8 Design Suites measuring 23.2 square meters / 250 square feet on the second deck). All outside-facing with floor to ceiling panoramic windows. All air conditioned with en suite sitting areas. Four interconnecting suites for families.
  • Unique Cabin Features and Amenities: Amazon river facing panoramic windows; air conditioning; twin beds that convert to a California king-sized bed; en suite sitting area, bathroom with shower, toilet, sink, cabinet, hairdryer, hot water around the clock and a basket of toiletries; internal communications system.
  • Common Living and Social Areas: Indoor Bar; Lounge; Dining Room; Outside Lounge; Outdoor Jacuzzi; Exercise Room; Observation Deck; Boutique



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FAQs

What does my all-inclusive cruise price include?

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Aqua Expeditions cruise rates include all meals, soft drinks, and wine with meals, Suite or Master Suite accommodations, excursions with Aqua Expeditions knowledgeable naturalist guides, the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve entrance fee, onboard lectures, and evening entertainment. We will provide transportation from/to the airport if you arrive and depart on our recommended flights. Breakfast and lunch will be available on your last day and are included in the rate. One great advantage of our “all inclusive” rates is that you will know in advance exactly how much your Aqua Expeditions vacation will cost. Your only extra expenses will be airfare, drinks, boutique purchases, and gratuities.

Why should I book a cruise on the Aqua or Aria?
Aqua Expeditions pioneered the concept of ultra-luxurious small ship cruises on the Peruvian stretch of the Amazon River. The first ship, the Aqua Amazon immediately began to sell out as word spread about the possibility to enjoy supremely luxurious accommodations and fine dining while exploring some of the most remote, wildlife rich areas of the Amazon River. Beyond building this stylish and safe cruising vessel, founder Francesco Galli Zugaro identified local guides who knew every animal, bird and tree of the Amazon jungle—most had grown up there. These Aqua Expeditions guides provide life changing travel and educational experiences for our guests. His success was so great that almost immediately he began construction on a second boat, the Aria Amazon, which also sails the Amazon.

Is it better to book the early or can I book on short notice?
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Since the ships has capacity compared, we recommend our guests book early, especially if your desired travel dates are not flexible. People often book their 10 to 18 months in advance, however we will always do our best to accommodate desired cruise dates.

Should I buy travel insurance?
Travelers are strongly advised to purchase trip cancellation insurance, which will reimburse the cost of air tickets and other non-refundable trip payments. International medical, baggage loss, and delay insurance are also recommended. If you miss the vessel because of a weather-related flight cancellation, we will not reimburse the cost of the reservation, since flight cancellations are beyond our control and we have to comply with our schedules. If Aqua or Aria is not able to sail (i.e. due to force majeure or mechanical failure), Aqua Expeditions reserves the right to substitute another vessel. If the travelers do not take this option, Aqua Expeditions reserves the right to cancel the trip upon a refund pro rata per cruise night not used or, as an alternative, will offer credit toward a future cruise.

What are the Visa and Passport Requirements for Peru?
Citizens of the United States, Canada, European Union, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, ASEAN, and most South American countries do not need to apply in advance for a tourist visa to visit Peru. A passport valid for at least six months longer than you intend to stay in Peru is required to receive a Tourist Visa at the border or the international airport upon arrival in Peru. Tourists must also provide evidence of return or onward travel. Travelers to Peru will receive a card from the airlines or Peruvian Immigration upon arrival stating the length of approved stay (usually 90 days). Extensions are not available, and overstays will result in fines. Visit the Embassy of Peru website in country that issued your passport for the most current visa information and to determine if you must apply for a visa in advance of arrival. Peru does not require any immunizations for entry, although it recommends vaccination against yellow fever.

What is the Embarkation Point?
Aqua Expeditions naturalists meet all guests at Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport (IQT) in the remote Amazonian city of Iquitos, Peru. During high water season, from December to May, guests board the Aqua and the Aria in Iquitos, while from June to November, our guides will begin acquaint passengers with highlights of our luxury Amazon cruise itineraries on the scenic one-and-a-half hour drive through the Peruvian countryside to the village of Nauta for boarding. Guests return to Iquitos at the end of Aqua Expeditions 4 and 7 night itineraries while our 3-night passengers disembark in Nauta then continue by road to Iquitos. The largest city in the Peruvian Amazon and the fifth largest city in Peru, Iquitos is furthest inland port city in the world, some 3,200 kilometers (2,000 miles) upriver from the Atlantic Ocean and accessible only by river or air. This isolated town that was once a rich center of the rubber industry still retains the historic charms of 18th-century Moorish Spanish churches, rubber baron mansions now mostly abandoned and the so-called Iron Building designed by Gustave Eiffel, intended for the capital of Bolivia in the late 19th century but abandoned here en route up the Amazon. An extra overnight in Iquitos is recommended. With flights permitting, at the end of every journey aboard the Aqua Amazon and the Aria Amazon, before we head for the airport, we visit the Manatee Rescue Center, where biologists and volunteers care for endangered Amazon manatees rescued from local people who mistakenly think this will be like taking care of a pet fish or puppy that can swim. Aqua Expeditions has been working with the Manatee Rescue Center from its inception six years ago. Thanks to our guests, we support all the educational programs of the Manatee Rescue Center, with a focus on raising awareness in local schools.

How do I get to Iquitos?
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From Lima, guests fly on one of the daily one hour 25 minutes air flight into Iquitos, Peru. Travelers will need to fly in and out of Iquitos, Peru’s Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport (IQT). We recommend doing so on a LAN Perú flight as Aqua Expeditions airport transfers are only included if arriving or departing on recommended flights, which will be provide depending on cruise itinerary.

How old do you have to be to cruise?
The minimum age to travel on the Aqua Amazon is seven. Passengers must be at least 18 years of age to travel without their parents or guardians. If any occupant in the cabin is under 18, then a passenger at least 25 years old must be booked in the cabin with them. The only exception is that children under age 18 may be allowed to have their own cabin if they are in a connected suite shared by their parents or guardians.

Do you welcome families with children?
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Yes, we welcome families with children, as long as they are age seven or older. Some of the suites can be interconnected to cater for families. An accommodation for one child or additional adult is available. Our naturalist guides are very friendly with kids and all of our staff will provide the necessary care for your family.

Do you need a minimum of passengers to guarantee my departure date?
No, all of our departures are guaranteed. Please review our current list of available departures for our 3,4 and 7-night cruises.

Do I need any shots before traveling to the Amazon?
Malaria medication and yellow fever shots are not required for travelers coming into the region, however they are recommended. Please consult your physician.

What should I pack?
Life is casual aboard the ships, so you can feel free to pack light for your Amazon River cruise, with some specific items to wear and use on excursions into the Amazon rainforest and jungle. Please bring comfortable walking shoes, lightweight long pants and long sleeved shirts for our excursions, as well as a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen, extra socks, mosquito repellant with DEET, and of course, your camera, with charger and extra batteries. You may wish to include some items that you can give away to the locals (t-shirts, pens and paper are especially prized) and the small medical goods on our Pack for a Purpose list that will be provided. For our guests who prefer to pack light, Aqua Expeditions created three Donation Kits: hygiene, school supplies and fishing. Each contains items of the greatest use and value to our Amazonia neighbors. These and good quality mosquito nets are available for purchase in the Aqua Amazon boutique. By purchasing these for distribution in the villages we visit, our guests help in meaningful, effective ways. During meals in the dining room we ask our guests to wear casual clothing and shoes. We provide rubber boots for wetland excursions. We also provide waterproof ponchos with hoods to protect against rain. There will be hairdryers available in every suite. We allow you to bring as much luggage as you like, but suggest the use of soft suitcases/bags for easy storage. How much you bring, however, may be determined by the airlines, which have limits on both checked and carry-on baggage, so you will need to check on your specific flights.

How much luggage may I bring?
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We allow you to bring as much luggage as you like, but suggest the use of soft suitcases/bags for easy storage. How much you bring, however, may be determined by the airlines and you should check for your specific flights. Aqua Expeditions porters are available at both the airport and pier. They will make sure that your bags arrive at the embarkation point. As soon as you have identified your luggage, our porters will take your suitcases to your suite.

Should I bring gifts to give away to the locals?
Aqua Expeditions guests enjoy passing out small gifts from home when we visit local villages. We strongly advise sharing t-shirts, pens and paper instead of cash or candy. Aqua Expeditions also participates with Pack for a Purpose [HYPERLINK: http://www.packforapurpose.org/docs/countries/peru/aqua-expeditions.shtml] in collecting
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small medical items from overseas of particular use to the Amazon villages we visit. For our guests who prefer to pack light, Aqua Expeditions created three Donation Kits: hygiene, school supplies and fishing. Each contains items of the greatest use and value to our Amazonia neighbors. These and good quality mosquito nets are available for purchase in the Aqua Amazon boutique. By purchasing these for distribution in the villages we visit, our guests help in meaningful, effective ways.

What is a shore excursion? How physically challenging are they?
A shore excursion can be anything from exploring remote tributaries by skiff, to spotting monkeys and birds along a jungle trail, from visiting a local village to fishing on one of Amazonia’s beautiful lakes. They vary in level of exertion, but most travelers who are reasonably fit will have no trouble participating in every excursion. Passengers will be divided into three groups of eight people for shore excursions, with each group led by an Aqua Expeditions trained naturalist guide. Guides will rotate among the groups, so that each passenger can benefit from their specialized knowledge. Our guides speak fluent English, and one speaks French and another speaks German. We recommend that groups requiring any other language bring a translator, if necessary. Each evening, your guides will brief you on what to expect on the next day’s excursions. Typically, we will navigate the Amazon River or one of its tributaries at night, arriving in a new location, for a new adventure, in the early morning. Passengers opting to go on the early morning excursions will get a wakeup call at approximately 6 a.m. The Aqua Amazon is equipped with three auxiliary aluminum skiffs that will take passengers along the waterways or ferry them to the landing point for onshore excursions. These comfortable speedboats are equipped with 4 stroke low-emission engines and are in constant radio communication with the main vessel. Each boat has capacity for eight passengers, plus guide and launch pilot. Excursions last two to three hours, allowing plenty of time to explore, learn about and photograph the abundant wildlife. Land excursions involve disembarking on dry riverbank, however for your safety, your guide and skiff driver will always be available to assist you. When the excursions are in the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, we follow marked trails, walking at a leisurely pace for up to one hour. Guests should be in good physical health in order to be able to make the most of their Amazon cruise. The daily nature excursions may include walking on irregular terrain. Getting in and out of the skiffs occasionally requires some physical effort. Our naturalist guides are always here to help you. We provide rubber boots for wetland excursions and recommend taking comfortable walking shoes for walking on the dry paths. We also provide waterproof ponchos with hoods to protect against rain.

Instead of going on an organized shore excursion, can we go off on our own?
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For safety reasons, passengers are required to be with one of our naturalist guides whenever they are on land during our cruise.

Are the cabins assigned in advance?
A Suite or Master Suite will be assigned to you when we confirm your reservation. All suites are described and numbered on the Deck Plans. You may request a specific cabin depending on your preference and we will assign it if available. In order to ensure the optimum safety and comfort of all our passengers, we allow a maximum of three people in each suite.

Do all suites include an Amazon River view?
Yes, all suites have outward-facing panoramic windows, giving every cabin a river view. The Master Suites have even larger windows that offer you magnificent views of the passing landscape. If you choose to leave the blackout curtains pulled back, the dawn light will awaken you in the mornings, as Amazonia life and wildlife begins anew.

Is there any difference between the lower and upper-deck suites?
Dimensions and all features are exactly the same for both decks.

Do you have cell, satellite or internet connectivity on board?
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Internet is not available, though guests traveling with Blackberry, iPhone and other mobile roaming devices report connectivity in more developed areas along our journey. If you need to contact your home or office for any emergency, the Aqua Amazon is equipped with a satellite phone. The cost of your call can be paid directly on board. We will inform you, prior to calling, of the current price of an international call. We do not have Internet connections onboard the vessel. For cellular phone contact you may need a special telephone that can operate on a foreign signal. Please check with your carrier. However, keep in mind that most areas outside Iquitos are so remote that you will be unable to get a signal.

Do you have laundry services on board?
There is no laundry service.

What type of medical capabilities do you have on board?
We have a paramedic on board at all times plus our first-aid trained staff can handle minor scrapes, bites or sprains. There are no handicapped facilities.

What health and safety precautions are taken on board?
No particular vaccines are required for Peru, but some are strongly advised, such as anti-malaria medication and yellow fever shots for travel to the Amazon Basin. We suggest that you consult your physician before your departure regarding travel health and preventative measures, and check the U.S. Centers for Disease Control website for the latest information. http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/default.aspx. If you plan to extend your Peru journey to Cusco and Machu Picchu, ask your doctor about medication for altitude sickness. Once all the passengers have boarded, the crew will conduct a mandatory safety drill. Please be sure to check exactly where the life vests are located in your cabin. Memorize your way to the deck in case an emergency should arise. Consult your Cruise Director or Guide regarding any questions you may have. Life vests are provided for use while onboard the skiffs and you are required to wear them. Always hold the guide or crewmember’s hand while embarking or disembarking, since the boat ladder and deck may be wet and slippery. It is important for us to verify that all our passengers are on board prior to departure. Each ship is equipped with a satellite phone for emergency access.

What precautions should I take to prevent crime while traveling in Peru?
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Peru is well known for its warm, hospitable people. However, when traveling in large cities, visitors should be cautious about pickpockets and street crime, as they would be anywhere in the world. Keep your belongings close (don’t keep valuables in a backpack) and avoid wearing flashy or expensive jewelry.

Will I have access to a safe deposit box?
Yes. All cabins have safe deposit boxes with instructions for their use.

Can we drink the water aboard ship?
When you board the Aqua Amazon, you will be supplied with a complimentary Aqua Expeditions water bottle that is yours to keep. Water refill stations are available throughout the vessel. We recommend that you do not drink the water from the faucet while on board.

Is motion sickness ever a problem?
Not really. On the surface, the Amazon main river looks more like open sea, with some waves, however we sail on some of the calmest waters in the world. In addition, our crew continually receives the most accurate weather information and navigates accordingly, which decreases the incidence of motion sickness for our guests. While navigating by skiff deeper into the flooded forest, the smaller tributaries take you to calm, mirrored water.

How do I pay for purchases on board?
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You will be asked to sign for every cocktail and premium wine at the time you order it. Please keep track of your consumption of alcoholic beverages in order to avoid any confusion at the end of the cruise. You can pay your bar bill, as well as for any purchases in the boutique, either in U.S. dollars or with Visa, American Express or MasterCard.

What about tipping?
We are often asked what gratuity is appropriate for guides and crew, and our response is that the quality of service should determine the amount of any tip. From experience, we recommend an amount in the range of US $20 – $30 per passenger per day for the crew (to be divided among all the crew members) and between US $7 – $10 per passenger per day for the guides. The total suggested tip for Aqua Amazon staff on your trip would therefore be somewhere between US $81.00 – US $120.00 per passenger in total for those on a 3 night trip or US $108.00 – US $ 160.00 per passenger those on a 4 night trip. Envelopes are provided for your convenience. Please note that these amounts are suggested levels of gratuities and that this is entirely at the discretion of our guests aboard the Aqua Amazon.

Are there smoking areas?
Smoking is forbidden inside the Aqua Amazon. It is allowed only in the Outdoor Lounge and on the Observation Deck. If you want to smoke here, please ask the bartender for an ashtray. Do not throw your cigarette stubs or ash into the Amazon River or its tributaries.

What’s the drinking age on the ships?
You must be at least 18 years old to legally consume beer, wine, and other alcoholic beverages in Peru and on the Aqua Amazon.

How is the food?
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It is rated Five Star. Aqua Expedition’s Executive Chef in the Amazon, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, has earned global recognition, including from The Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, for his innovative Amazonia influenced cuisine, served at Lima’s top ranked Malabar and Amaz restaurants, as well as on board the Aqua Amazon and Aria Amazon. Though Peruvian cuisine has made its way around the world, many of Schiaffino’s obscure yet delectable ingredients grow only in the Amazon jungle. He has spent years studying the cooking traditions and food resources of Amazonia, while working beyond the kitchen with anthropologists and environmental scientists. The Lima based chef returns often to go even deeper into this dense jungle, in search of the next sustainable ingredients he’ll incorporate to create original dishes for Aqua Expeditions guests on the Amazon. Schiaffino says around 70% of all ingredients on board are sourced in the waters and rainforest surrounding our journey, but guests may rest assured that dishes also stay true to more accessible indigenous traditions like Peruvian ceviche, with its succulent tranches of just caught river fish, juicy onions, cilantro, coriander and corn kernels.

What if I have special dietary needs?
If you have special dietary requests, we strongly encourage you to inform Aqua Expeditions at the time of booking, or at least by 30 days prior to embarkation. Every effort will be made to cater to special dietary needs, and to accommodate special requests, subject to a given product’s availability in Peru.

Is room service available?
Room service is not available, but will be provided in the event of passenger illness.

What is Peru’s time zone?
The time in Peru is one hour behind Eastern Standard Time in the United States.

What currency is used in Peru?
The Nuevo Sol (New Sol) is the official currency of Peru. One dollar equals about 2.6 New Soles.

How do I protect myself against mosquitoes in the rainforest?
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From our experience, we recommend these options for keeping the mosquitoes away:
• DEET remains the most effective repellent on the market. Look for products with at least 30 per cent (10 per cent for children) of the active ingredient, such as Ultrathon lotion. DEET shouldn´t be used on irritated skin or under clothing.
• Other repellents recommended by the U.S. Centers of Diseases Control are Picadrin, the active ingredient in Cutter Advanced Sport spray.
• For non-chemical bug protection, cover up with long-sleeve shirts, long pants and netted hats. Light colors are best.

What is the Climate And Weather In Peru’s Amazon?
The climate in Iquitos, Peru, is warm and humid year round, with average annual maximum temperature of 31°C (88°F) and minimum of 21°C (70°F). Weather along Peru’s Amazon River remains generally warm with some rainfall even during low water season, from June to November. In fact, despite being the “rainy” high water season from December to May, the Amazon only gets about 10% more rain than falls in the low water season. Guests can expect the high water season to be relatively wetter: during this period, the Amazon region receives a little more than half (60%) of its total rainfall. During the high water season, the average temperature is a relatively cooler 86 degrees Fahrenheit, only 12 degrees cooler than in the low water season. Each season brings some differences in the plant and animal life in Amazonia, however both are excellent times to visit the Amazon.

WHAT ARE THE DEPOSITS, PAYMENT SCHEDULE AND CANCELLATION POLICY?
  • A $500 deposit per person is required to confirm your reservation
  • Final payment for all programs is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Final payment will be automatically charged to the credit card used for deposit on the due date unless you make alternate arrangements prior to the final payment due date.
  • Travel Insurance is highly recommended (and policy options will be provided): There is $500 per person cancellation fee from time of booking to 120 days prior to departure. Cancellation fee of 100% of the full program cost per person from 89 to 0 days prior to departure.

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CRUISE ROUTE MAPS

Expedition Amazon River Cruise on the Aria - 8 days / 7 nights
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Explorer Amazon River Cruise on the Aria - 5 days / 4 nights
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Discovery Amazon River Cruise on the Aria - 4 days / 3 nights
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AMAZON BIRD LIST

# COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME LOCAL NAME PROBABILITY OF VIEWING (10 = BEST)



 
 
 
 
LOW WATERHIGH WATER
1
Tropical Kingbird
Tyrannus melancholicus
Cazamosca común
10
10
2
Great Kiskadee
Pitangus sulphuratus
Victordías grande
10
10
3
Lesser Kiskadee
Philohydor lictor
Victordías chico
10
10
4
Social Flycatcher
Myiozetetes similis
Cazamosca social
6
8
5
Rusty-margined Flycatcher
Myiozetetes cayanensis
Cazamosca orillero
5
8
6
Boat-billed Flycatcher
Megarynchus pitangua
Mosquero picudo
5
8
7
Piratic Flycatcher
Legatus leucophaius
Mosquero pirata
5
8
8
Swainson´s Flycatcher
Myarchus swainsoni
Copetón cungagris
8
8
9
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Myarchus tuberculifer
Copetón crestigris
5
7
10
Short-crested Flycatcher
Myarchus ferox
Copetón cresticorta
4
7
11
Amazonian Royal Flycatcher
Onychorhyncus coronatus
Mosquero real
5
5
12
Streaked Flycatcher
Myiodynastes maculatus
Mosquero rayado
5
5
13
Eastern Kingbird (migrant)
Tyrannus tyrannus
Tirano norteño
 
10
14
Fork-tailed Flycatcher (migrant)
Tyrannus savana
Tijereta sabanera
 
10
15
Vermilion Flycatcher
Pyrocephalus rubinus
Mosquero rojo
 
6
16
White-headed Marsh-tyrant
Arundinicola leucocephala
Tirano cabeciblanco
10
10
17
Drab Water-tyrant
Ochthornis littoralis
Tirano orillero
10
10
18
Southern Rough-winged Swallow
Stelgidopteryx ruficollis
Golondrina sureña
10
10
19
White-winged Swallow
Tachycineta albiventer
Golondrina aliblanca
10
10
20
Short-tailed Swift
Chaetura Brachyura
Vencejo colicorta
5
10
21
White-collared Swallow
Streptoprocne zonaris
Golondrina de collar
2
6
22
Brown-chested Martin
Phaeoprogne tapera
Martín pechimarron
10
10
23
Purple Martin
Progne subis
Martín púrpura
5
10
24
Grey-breasted Martin
Progne chalybea
Martín pechigris
5
10
25
Southern Martin
Progne elegans
Martín sureño
5
10
26
Russet-backed Oropendola
Psarocolius angustifrons
Bocholocho
10
10
27
Yellow-rumped Cacique
Cacicus cela
Paucar común
10
10
28
Solitary Cacique
Cacicus solitarius
Paucar solitario
5
5
29
Orange-backed Troupial
Icterus icterus
Turpial naranja
4
7
30
Oriole Blackbird
Gymnomystax mexicanus
Oriol negriamarillo
10
10
31
Yellow-hooded Blackbird
Agelaius icterocephalus
Oriol encapuchado
10
10
32
Shiny Cowbird
Molothrus bonariensis
Chichiriche brillante
10
5
33
Giant Cowbird
Scaphidura oryzivora
Chichiriche grande
10
5
34
Velvet-fronted Grackle
Lampropsar tanagrinus
Clarinero d´ terciopelo
5
7
35
Swallow Tanager
Tersina viridis
Suisui golndrina
5
8
36
Hooded Tanager
Nemosia pileata
Suisui de capucha
5
8
37
Blue-gray Tanager
Thraupis episcopus
Suisui grisazul
10
10
38
Palm Tanager
Thraupis palmarum
Suisui de palmera
7
8
39
Masked Crimson Tanager
Ramphocelus nigrogularis
Suisui enmascarado
10
10
40
Silver-beaked Tanager
Ramphocelus carbo
Suisui picoplateado
10
10
41
Grey-headed Tanager
Eucometis penicillata
Suisui cabeza gris
5
6
42
Magpie Tanager
Cissopis leveriana
Suisui blanquinegro
4
7
43
Red-capped Cardinal
Paroaria gularis
Cardenal pucahuma
10
10
44
Greyish Saltator
Saltator coerulescens
Saltador gris
4
7
45
Paradise Tanager
Tangara chilensis
Suisui del paraiso
6
8
46
Blue Dacnis
Dacnis cayana
Dacnis azul
5
6
47
Purple Honeycreeper
Cyanerpes caeruleus
Mielero púrpura
5
6
48
Green Honeycreeper
Chlorophanes spiza
Mielero verde
5
6
49
Thick-billed Euphonia
Euphonia laniirostris
Eufonia picoancho
5
6
50
White-vented Euphonia
Euphonia minuta
Eufonia ventriblanco
5
6
51
Orange-bellied Euphonia
Euphonia xanthogaster
Eufonia panzanaranja
5
6
52
Purple-throated Euphonia
Euphonia chlorotica
Eufonia cungapúrpura
5
6
53
Blue-black Grassquit
Volatinia jacarina
Semillero negriazul
8
6
54
Yellow-browed Sparrow
Ammodramus aurifrons
Gorrión cejiamarillo
8
6
55
Bananaquit
Coereba flaveola pacifica
Reinita mielera
4
7
56
Lined Seedeater
Sporophila lineola
Semillero lineado
10
10
57
Lesson´s Seedeater
Sporophila bouvronides
Semillero de lesson
4
8
58
Chestnut-bellied Seedeater
Sporophila castaneiventris
Semillero pancimarr.
10
10
59
Chestnut-bellied Seed-finch (lesser)
Oryzoborus angolensis
Semillero menor
10
10
60
Musician Wren (organ Wren)
Cyphorhinus aradus
Flauterito
5
4
61
Buff-breasted Wren
Thryothorus leucotis
Cucarachero pechicre.
5
5
62
Coraya Wren
Thryothorus coraya
Cucarachero coraya
5
5
63
White-breasted Wood-Wren
Henicorhina leucosticta
Cucarachero pechib.
5
5
64
Scaly-breasted Wren
Microcerculus marginatus
Cucara. Pechoteresho
5
5
65
Thrush-like Wren
Campylorhynchus turdinus
Cucara. Zorzal
7
7
66
Black capped donacobius
Donacobius atricapillus
Zorzal coroninegra
10
10
67
Violaceous Jay
Cyanocorax violaceus
Urraca violeta
4
7
68
Masked Tityra
Tityra semifasciata
Titira de máscara
7
7
69
Black-tailed Tityra
Tityra cayana
Titira colinegra
7
7
70
Wire-tailed Manakin
Pipra filicauda
Saltarín colialambre
6
6
71
White-bearded Manakin
Manacus manacus
Saltarín barbiblanca
5
5
72
Blue-crowned Manakin
Lepidothrix coronata
Saltarín coroniazul
5
5
73
Blue-backed Manakin
Chiroxiphia pareola
Saltarín espalda azul
5
5
74
Golden-headed Manakin
Pipra erythocephala
Saltarín cabeza dorada
5
5
75
Greater Schiffornis  manakin
Schiffornis major
Saltarín schiffornis
7
7
76
Bright-rumped Attila
Attila spadiceus
Atila brillante
5
5
77
Dull-capped Attila (white-eyed)
Attila bolivianus
Atila ojiblanco
3
7
78
Cinnamon Atila
Attila cinnamomeus
Atila acanelado
7
7
79
Sirystes
Sirystes sibilator
Siristes
5
5
80
Spotted Tody-Flycatcher
Todirostrum maculatum
Mosquerito moteado
5
5
81
White-eyed Tody Tyrant
Hemitriccus zosterops
Mosquerito ojiblanco
5
5
82
Short-tailed Pygmy-tyrant
Myiornis ecaudatus
Mosquerito pigmeo
4
7
83
Bare-necked Fruit Crow
Gymnoderus foetidus
Cuervo frutero cuello.
10
10
84
Purple-throated Fruitcrow
Querula purpurata
C. frutero cungamora.
5
8
85
Amazonian Umbrellabird
Cephalopterus ornatus
Pájaro paraguas
5
7
86
Screaming Piha
Lipaugus vociferans
Piha gritona
3
6
87
Plum-throated Cotinga
cotinga maynana
Cotinga cungamorada
6
8
88
Spangled Cotinga
Cotinga cayana
Cotinga salpicado
5
5
89
Black-faced Antthrush
Formicarius analis
Gallito horm.carinegra
5
5
90
Rufous-capped Antthrush
Formicarius colma
G.hormuig.coronirojo
5
5
91
Black-spotted Bare-eye
Phlegopsis nigromaculata
Ojipelado moteado
5
5
92
Scale-backed Antbird
Hylophylax poecilinotus
Hormiguero escamado
5
5
93
Spot-backed Antbird
Hylophylax naevius
H. espaldamanchada
5
5
94
Dot-backed Antbird
Hylophylax punctulatus
H. puntidorsal
5
5
95
Black-throated Antbird
Myrmeciza atrothorax
H. gargantinegra
5
5
96
Plumbeous Antbird
Myrmeciza hyperythra
H. plomizo
5
5
97
Sooty Antbird
Myrmeciza fortis
H. tiznado
5
5
98
White-shouldered Antbird
Myrmeciza melanoceps
H. hombriblanco
5
5
99
Silvered Antbird
Sclateria naevia
H. plateado
5
5
100
Warbling Antbird
Hypocnemis cantator
H. gorjeador
5
5
101
Black-faced Antbird
Myrmoborus myotherinus
H. carinegra
5
5
102
White-browed Antbird
Myrmoborus leucophrys
H. cejiblanca
5
5
103
Black-chinned Antbird
Hypocnemoides melanopogon
H. barbinegro
5
5
104
Spot-winged Antbird
Schistocichla leucostigma
H. alimanchado
5
5
105
Black Antbird
Cercomacra serva
Hormiguero negro
5
5
106
Grey Antbird
Cercomacra cinerascens
Hormiguero gris
5
5
107
Blackish Antbird
Cercomacra nigrescens
Hormiguero pardo
5
5
108
Grey Antwren
Myrmotherula menetriesii
Hormiguerito gris
5
5
109
Long-winged Antwren
Myrmotherula longipennis
Hormiguerito alilarga
5
5
110
White-eyed Antwren
Myrmotherula leucophtalma
Hormiguer. Ojiblanco
5
5
111
White-flanked Antwren
Myrmotherula axillaris
Hormig. flanquiblanco
5
5
112
Pygmy Antwren
Myrmotherula brachyura
Hormiguero pigmeo
5
5
113
Amazonian Streaked-Antwren
Myrmotherula multostriata
Hormig. Rayado
5
5
114
Plain-throated Antwren
Myrmotherula Hauxwelli
Hormig. Cungallano
5
5
115
Cinereous Antshrike
Thamnomanes caesius
Batará cinéreo
4
6
116
Amazonian Antshrike
Thamnophilus amazonicus
Batará amazónico
5
5
117
Mouse-coloured Antshrike
Thamnophilus murinus
Batará murinos
5
5
118
Black-capped Antshrike
Thamnophilus schistaceus
Batará cabezinegra
5
5
119
Barred Antshrike
Thamnophilus doliatus
Batará de barras
5
7
120
Great Antshrike
Taraba major
Batará grande
5
7
121
Curve-billed Scythebill
Campylorhampchus procurvoides
Picoguadaña picocurvo
5
5
122
Long-billed Woodcreeper
Nasica longirostris
Trepador picolargo
5
7
123
Striped Woodcreeper
Xiphorhynchus obsoletus
Trepador listado
5
6
124
Straight-billed Woodcreeper
Xiphorhynchus picus
Trepador picorecto
5
6
125
Strong-billed Woodcreeper
Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus
Trepador picofuerte
5
6
126
Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper
Dendrexetastes rufigula
Trepa. Garganticanela
5
6
127
Plain-brown Woodcreeper
Dendrocincla fuliginosa
Trepa. Amarronado
5
6
128
Olivaceous Woodcreeper
Sittasomus griseicapillus
Trepador olivado
5
6
129
Short-billed Leaftosser
Sclerurus rufigularis
Tirahojas piquicorto
5
5
130
Black-tailed Leaftosser
Sclerurus caudacutus
Tirahojas colinegra
5
5
131
Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner
Automolus ochrolaemus
Rascahojas cungaclaro
5
5
132
Olive-backed Foliage Gleaner
Automolus infuscatus
Rasca. Dorsiolivo
5
5
133
Red-and-White Spinetail
Certhiaxis mustelinus
Colaespina rojiblanco
6
8
134
Ruddy Spinetail
Synallaxis rutilans
Colaespina rojizo
5
5
135
Parker´s Spinetail
Cranioleuca vulpecula
Colaespina Parker´s
6
6
136
Plain Xenops
Xenops minutus
Pico-lezna simple
5
5
137
Rufous-tailed Xenops
Xenops milleri
Pico-lezna coliroja
5
5
138
Pale-legged Hornero
Furnarius leucopus
Hornero patipálida
5
7
139
Lesser Hornero
Furnarius minor
Hornero chico
5
5
140
Crimson-crested Woodpecker
Campephilus melanoleucus
Carpintero crestiroja
7
9
141
Lineated Woodpecker
Dryocopus lineatus
Carpintero lineado
7
9
142
Cream-coloured Woodpecker
Semicinnamomeus
Carpintero cremoso
8
8
143
Chestnut Woodpecker
Celeus elegans
Carpintero castaño
8
8
144
Ringed Woodpecker
Celeus torquatus
Carpintero anillado
6
6
145
Little Woodpecker
Veniliornis passerinus
Carpintero chico
6
6
146
Spot-breasted Woodpecker
Colaptes punctigula
Carp. Pechipunteado
6
7
147
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker
Melanerpes cruentatus
Carp. Copeteamarillo
8
8
148
Plain-breasted Piculet
Picumnus castelnau
Carpinterito pchillano
6
6
149
Rufous-Breasted Piculet
Picumnus rufiventris
Carpinterito pechirojo
5
5
150
White-throated Toucan (Cuvier´s)
Ramphastos cuvieri
Tucan tiojuan
5
8
151
Yellow-ridged Toucan
Ramphastos culminatus
T. rabadilla amarilla
5
8
152
Chestnut-eared Aracari
Pteroglossus castanotis
Tucaneta orejicastaño
6
10
153
Lettered Aracari
Pteroglossus inscriptus
Tucaneta letreado
5
10
154
Ivory-billed Aracari
Pteroglossus azara
Tucaneta pico d´marfil
4
7
155
Scarlet-crowned Barbet
Capito aurovirens
Barbudo coroniroja
5
8
156
Lemon-throated Barbet
Eubucco richardsoni
Barbudo gargantilimón
5
7
157
Gilded Barbet
Capito auratus
Barbudo brilloso
4
7
158
Black-fronted Nunbird
Monasa nigrifrons
Tihuacuro frentinegra
10
10
159
White-fronted Nunbird
Monasa morphoeus
Tihuacuro frentiblanca
4
6
160
Swallow-winged Puffbird
Chelidoptera tenebrosa
Buco golondrina
5
8
161
Brown Nunlet
Nonnula brunnea
 Monjita marrón
5
6
162
Rusty-breasted Nunlet
Nonnula rubecula
Monjita pechirojo
5
6
163
White-necked Puffbird
Notharchus macrorhynchos
Buco cuelliblanco
4
6
164
Pied Puffbird
Notharchus tectus
Buco blanquinegro
4
6
165
Collared Puffbird
Bucco capensis
Buco de collar
5
5
166
White-chinned Jacamar
Galbula tombacea
Jacamar barbiblanco
6
7
167
Yellow-billed Jacamar
Galbula albirostris
Jacamar picoamarillo
4
6
168
Blue-cheeked Jacamar
Galbula cyanicollis
Jacamar cachetiazul
5
7
169
White-eared Jacamar
Galbalcyrhinchus leucotis
Jacamar orejiblanco
10
10
170
Rufous Motmot
Baryphthengus martii
Relojero rojizo
4
5
171
Blue-crowned Motmot
Momotus momota
Relojero coroniazul
4
5
172
Ringed Kingfisher
Megaceryle torquata
Martín pescador g.
10
10
173
Green Kingfisher
Chloroceryle americana
M. pescador verde
10
10
174
Amazon Kingfisher
Chloroceryle amazona
M. pescador amazón.
10
10
175
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher
Chloroceryle inda
M. pescador rojizo
7
8
176
American Pygmy Kingfisher
Chloroceryle aenea
M.pescador pigmeo
7
8
177
Black-tailed Trogon
Trogon melanurus
Trogón colinegra
6
8
178
White-tailed Trogon
Trogon viridis
Trogón coliblanco
6
8
179
Violaceous Trogon
Trogon violaceus
Trogón violeta
5
8
180
Blue-crowned Trogon
Trogon curucui
Trogón coroniazul
4
6
181
Collared Trogon
Trogon collaris
Trogón de collar
4
6
182
Black-eared Fairy
Heliothryx auritus
Colibrí orejinegra
5
5
183
Long-billed Starthroat
Heliomaster longirostris
Colibrí picudo
5
5
184
Black-throated Mango
Anthrocothorax nigricollis
Mango cunganegra
4
7
185
White-necked Jacobin
Florisuga mellivora
Colibrí nuquiblanca
4
7
186
Black-throated Hermit
Phaethornis atrimentalis
Ermitaño cunganegra
4
7
187
Straight-billed Hermit
Phaethornis bourcieri
Ermitaño picorrecto
4
7
188
Pauraque (nightjar)
Nyctidromus albicollis
Tohuayo común
10
10
189
Ladder-tailed Nightjar
Hydropsalis climacocerca
Tohuayo coliescalera
5
8
190
Short-tailed Nighthawk
Lurocalis semitorquatus
Paparo colicorta
5
8
191
Sand-coloured Nighthawk
Chordeilis rupestris
Paparo
10
8
192
Common Potoo
Nyctibius griseus
Ayaymama
10
10
193
Great Potoo
Nyctibius grandis
Ayaymama grande
10
10
194
Spectacled Owl
Pulsatrix perpicillata
Buho de anteojos
5
5
195
Tropical Screech Owl
Megascops choliba
Buho urcututo
5
5
196
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
Glaucidium nubicola
Buho pigmeo
5
5
197
Greater Ani
Crotophaga major
Locrero
10
10
198
Smooth-billed Ani
Crotophaga ani
Vacamuchacho
10
10
199
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Coccyzus americanus
Chicua picoamarillo
5
7
200
Dark-billed Cuckoo
Coccyzus melacoryphus
Chicua picoscuro
5
7
201
Little Cuckoo
Piaya minuta
Chicua pequeña
5
7
202
Squirrel Cuckoo
Piaya cayana
Chicua grande
6
8
203
Hoatzin
Opisthocomus hoazin
Shansho
10
10
204
Mealy Parrot
Amazona farinosa
Uchpa loro
10
10
205
Orange-winged Amazon Parrot
Amazona amazonica
Loro aliamarilla
6
7
206
Yellow-crowned Amazon Parrot
Amazona ochrocephala
Loro coronamarilla
6
7
207
Short-tailed Parrot
Graydidascalus brachyurus
Loro colicorta
10
10
208
Festive Parrot
Amazona festiva
Loro hablador
10
10
209
Blue-headed Parrot
Pionus menstruus
Loro darandaran
6
8
210
Black-headed Parrot
Pionites melanocephalus
Loro chirricles
6
8
211
White-bellied  Parrot
Pionites leucogaster
Chirricles pansiblanca
6
8
212
Blue-winged Parrolet
Forpus Xanthopterygius
Lorillo aliazul
5
5
213
Dusky-billed Parrolet
Forpus modestus
Lorillo piconegro
5
5
214
Cobalt-winged Parakeet
Brotogeris cyanoptera
Lorillo aliazul
10
7
215
Tui Parakeet
Brotogeris sanctithomae
Perico frenteamarillo
7
7
216
Canary-winged Parakeet (white)
Brotogeris versicolurus
Perico aliamarilla
10
10
217
White-eyed Parakeet
Aratinga leucophthalma
Perico ojoblanco
10
10
218
Dusky-headed Parakeet
Aratinga weddellii
Perico pedrito
10
10
219
Chestnut-fronted Macaw
Ara severus
Papagaillo carablanca
10
10
220
Red-bellied Macaw
Ara manilata
Papagaillo cariamarilla
8
8
221
Blue-and-yellow Macaw
Ara ararauna
Papagayo amarillo
10
10
222
Scarlet Macaw
Ara macao
Papagayo rojo
5
8
223
Red-and-green Macaw
Ara Chloropterus
Papagayo rojiverde
5
7
224
Ruddy Pigeon
Patagioenas subvinacea
Torcaza rojiza
5
7
225
Plumbeous Pigeon
Patagioenas plumbea
Torcaza plomiza
5
7
226
Yellow-billed Tern
Sternula superciliaris
Tibe chico
10
10
227
Large-billed Tern
Phaetusa simplex
Tibe grande
10
10
228
Black Skimmer
Rynchops niger
Tibe negro
10
 
229
Spotted Sandpiper
Actitis macularius
Timelo moteado
10
4
230
Solitary Sandpiper
Tringa solitaria
Timelo solitario
10
 
231
Lesser Yellowlegs
Tringa flavipes
Timelo patiamarilla
8
 
232
Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus
Timelo patalarga
10
 
233
Wattled Jacana
Jacana jacana
Tuquituqui
10
10
234
Collared Plover
Charadrius collaris
Timelo de collar
10
 
235
Pied Lapwing
Vanellus cayanus
Marinerito
10
 
236
Sungrebe
Heliornis fulica
Ponponcito
8
6
237
Purple Gallinule
Porphyrula martinica
Gallareta purpura
5
8
238
Azure Gallinule
Porphyrula flavirostris
Gallareta azuleja
5
8
239
Grey-necked Woodrail
Aramides cajanea
Unchala
5
8
240
Russet-crowned Crake
Anurolimnas viridis
Unchalilla marron
4
6
241
Black-banded Crake
Anurolimnas fasciatus
Unchalilla de banda
4
6
242
Bat Falcon
Falco rufigularis
Halcón mashero
7
7
243
Collared Forest Falcon
Micrastur semitorquatus
Halcón pechogris
4
7
244
Laughing Falcon
Herpetotheres cachinnans
Huancahui
7
8
245
Yellow-headed Caracara
Milvago chimachima
Shihuango pálido
10
10
246
Black Caracara
Daptrius ater
Shihuango negro
10
10
247
Red-throated Caracara
Ibycter americanus
Tatatao
4
6
248
Harpy Eagle
Harpia harpyja
Aguila monero
2
4
249
Black-and-White Hawk Eagle
Spizastur melanoleucus
Aguila pechiblanco
2
4
250
Roadside Hawk
Buteo magnirostris
Gavilán pollero
10
10
251
Black-collared Hawk
Busarellus nigricolis
Mamavieja
10
10
252
Great Black Hawk
Buteogallus urubitinga
Gavilán negro
10
10
253
Crane Hawk
Geranospiza caerulescens
Gavilán ojorojo
5
7
254
Slate-coloured Hawk
Leucopternis schistaceus
Gavilán plomo
7
7
255
Plumbeous Kite
Ictinia plumbea
Gavilancillo plomo
8
8
256
Swallow-tailed Kite
Elanoides forticatus
Tijera chupa
4
8
257
Snail Kite
Rostrhamus sociabilis
Gavilán churero
8
4
258
Slender-billed Kite
Helicolestes hamatus
Gavilán cochero
8
4
259
Hook-billed Kite
Chondrohierax uncinatus
Gavilán picogancho
8
4
260
Grey-headed Kite
Leptodon cayanensis
Gavilancillo gris
4
8
261
Osprey
Pandion haliaetus
Tibe mama
8
8
262
Black Vulture
Coragyps atratus
Gallinazo negro
10
10
263
Turkey Vulture
Cathartes aura
Rinahui
10
10
264
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture
Cathartes Melambrotus
Rinahui cabezamarilla
10
10
265
King Vulture
Sarcoramphus papa
Condor amazónico
4
4
266
Jabiru Stork
Jabiru mycteria
Tuyuyo
10
 
267
Wood Stork
Mycteria americana
Manshaco
10
 
268
Green Ibis
Mesembrinibis Cayennensis
Corocoro
7
7
269
Limpkin
Aramus guarauna
Tarahui
4
6
270
Boat-billed Heron
Cochlearius cochlearius
Huapapa
10
10
271
Black-crowned Night Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax
Huapapilla
10
7
272
Striated Heron
Butorides striata
Garza quichatera
10
10
273
Agami Heron
Agamia agami
Garza pintada
7
7
274
Rufescent Tiger-heron
Tigrisoma lineatum
Pumagarza
10
10
275
Capped Heron
Pilherodius pileatus
Garza pintahuya
10
10
276
Snowy Egret
Egretta thula
Garza blanca chica
10
10
277
Great Egret
Ardea alba
Garza blanca grande
10
10
278
Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis
Garza ganadera
8
8
279
Cocoi Heron (white-necked)
Ardea cocoi
Garza ceniza
10
10
280
Neotropic Cormorant
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Cushuri
10
7
281
Anhinga
Anhinga anhinga
Sharara
10
7
282
Wattled Curassow
Crax globulosa
Piurí
2
5
283
Razor-billed Curassow
Mitu tuberosum
Paujil común
2
5
284
Spix´s Guan
Penelope jacquacu
Puca cunga
3
5
285
Blue-throated Piping Guan
Pipile cumanensis
Pava gargantiazul
3
5
286
Speckled Chachalaca
Ortalis guttata
Manacaraco
5
8
287
Starred Wood-Quail
Odontophorus stellatus
Codorniz estrellado
4
5
288
Muscovy Duck
Cairina moschata
Sacha pato
4
8
289
Horned Screamer
Anhima cornuta
Camungo
10
10
290
Undulated Tinamou
Crypturellus undulatus
Perdíz común
4
6
291
Little Tinamou
Crypturellus soui
Perdíz chico
4
6
292
Great Tinamou
Tinamus major
Perdíz grande
4
6

AMAZON WILDLIFE LIST
COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME LOCAL NAME PROBABILITY OF VIEWING (10 = BEST)


 
 
 
LOW WATERHIGH WATER
Agouty Rodent
Dasyprocta fuliginosa
Añuje
3
3
Amazon Bamboo Rat
Dactylomys dactylinus
Conocono
5
5
Amazon Dwarf Squirrel
Microsciurus flaviventer
Huaihuasho chico
3
5
Bicolor-spined Porcupine
Coendou bicolor
Cashacushillo
2
2
Bolivian Squirrel Monkey
Saimiri boliviensis
Fraile grande
5
8
Brown Capuchin Monkey
Cebus apella
Machín negro
7
8
Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth
Bradypus variegatus
Pelejo
10
10
Capibara Rodent
Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris
Ronsoco
5
5
Collared Peccary
Tayassu tajacu
Sajino
1
2
Common Oposum
Didelphis marsupialis
Zorillo
5
7
Common Squirrel Monkey
Saimiri sciureus
Fraile común
10
10
Common Woolly Monkey
Lagothrix lagothricha
Mono choro
1
2
Dusky Titi Monkey
Callicebus moloch
Mono tocón
4
6
Giant Anteater
Myrmecophaga tridactyla
Hormiguero grande
1
1
Giant Otter
Pteronura brasiliensis
Lobo de río
3
3
Greater Fishing Bat
Noctilio leporinus
Masho pescador
10
10
Gray River Dolphin
Sotalia fluviatis
Bufeo gris
10
10
Jaguar
Panthera onca
Otorongo
1
1
Kinkajo (honey bear)
Potos flavus
Choshna
4
5
Long-nosed Bat
Rhynchonycteris naso
Masho chico
10
10
Manatee
Trichechus inunguis
Vaca marina
1
1
Margay
Leopardus wiedii
Huamburushi
1
2
Monk Saki Monkey
Pithesia monachus
Huapo negro
6
8
Mustached Tamarin Monkey
Saguinus mystax
Pichico masatero
3
5
Nine-banded Armadillo
Dasypus novemcinctus
Carachupa
1
1
Noisy Night Monkey (owl monkey )
Aotus vociferans
Musmuqui
5
7
Northern Amazon Red Squirrel
Sciurus igniventris
Huaihuasho rojo
4
6
Ocelot
Leopardus pardalis
Tigrillo
1
2
Paca Rodent
Agouti paca
Majás
3
3
Pale-fronted Capuchin Monkey
Cebus albifrons
Machín blanco
4
5
Pink River Dolphin
Inia geoffrensis
Bufeo colorado
10
10
Pygmy Marmoset Monkey
Cebuella pygmaea
Mono leoncito
5
5
Red Brocket Deer
Mazama americana
Venado
1
1
Red Howler Monkey
Alouatta seniculus
Mono coto
9
9
Saddle-backed Tamarin Monkey
Saguinus fuscicollis
Mono pichico
5
8
Silky Anteater
Cyclopes didactylus
Tapia pelejo
1
1
South American Coati
Nasua nasua
Achuni
2
2
Tamandua Anteater (southern)
Tamandua tetradactyla
Shihui
3
3
Tapir (Brazilian)
Tapirus terrestris
Sacha vaca
1
1
Tayra
Eira barbara
Manco
2
5
Two-toed Sloth
Choloepus didactylus
Coto pelejo
2
2
White-bellied Spider Monkey
Ateles belzebuth
Mono maquisapa
1
2
White-lipped Peccary
Tayassu pecari
Huangana
1
2
Yellow-crowned Brush-tailed Tree Rat
Isothrix bistriata
Cantinero
8
8

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