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Setting a new standard for luxury river voyages on the Amazon, the 205-foot Aqua Nera draws inspiration from the Peruvian Amazon’s mystical black water lagoons, bearing the signature style that Aqua Expedition ships are known for. The vessel’s 20 design suites convey a sense of tranquility, while the social spaces showcase refined elegance with a touch of drama. Revel in personalized luxury while exploring the depths of the Peruvian Amazon and savoring rainforest-inspired cuisine created by renowned chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. Expert naturalist guides conduct small group excursions, rewarding guests with up-close wildlife encounters in the world’s most biodiverse rainforest.

Peru offers explorers the most direct and accessible path to the heart of the Amazon via luxury . Iquitos in Northeastern Peru, where the Aria Amazon river tour sets sail, is just two hours’ flight from the capital and international air hub of Lima and the archeological treasure trove of Cusco. Surrounding Iquitos is lush Amazon territory — a region comprising the headwaters of the Amazon River and the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. Here the upriver Amazon waters are low in sediment and rich in aquatic life, coupled with an astonishing concentration of wildlife on land.




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Aqua Nera - qua Expeditions - Amazon River - Nomade Unique Experiences



An Amazon river cruise is possibly the most rewarding nature expedition in the world. Journeying into Earth’s largest rainforest, the explorer is ushered into Mother Nature’s Cradle of Life, which covers some 40% of South America across nine countries. A voyage into the selva (“jungle”), as the locals call it, is only possible by boat on the mythical Amazon River. Also known as Rio Amazonas, this great waterway originates from the foothills of the Andes mountains in Peru and flows east on a 4,000 mile (6,400 km) course towards the Atlantic Ocean.

The Amazon rainforest houses the world’s largest and most diverse collection of plant and animal life. It is ‘home sweet home’ for more than one-third of all recorded animal species in the world, including 20% of all bird species. At least 40,000 plant species, 427 mammals, 1,300 birds, 378 reptiles, more than 400 amphibians and around 3,000 freshwater fishes are known to exist within this giant cradle.

Aqua Nera - qua Expeditions - Amazon River - Nomade Unique Experiences

Top Class Service:

with a 1:1 crew to to guest ratio led by an experienced cruise director, discover a heartfelt and personalised brand of world class hospitality with immaculate attention to detail on every Aqua Nera journey.

Aqua Nera - qua Expeditions - Amazon River - Nomade Unique Experiences

Aqua Nera river cruises are all inclusive. From the moment you land in Iquitos, our crew will be there to make sure all you need to do is relax and enjoy the voyage.

Aqua Nera - qua Expeditions - Amazon River - Nomade Unique Experiences

Experience refined Amazonia - Influenced cuisine created by award winning Peruvian chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, featuring sustainable produce such as aji negro and the indigenous paiche fish.

Aqua Nera - qua Expeditions - Amazon River - Nomade Unique Experiences

In the company of our experienced naturalist guides, let our ergonomic, low emission speedboats take you deep into the wild and beautiful Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.

Rooms & Suites


Award-winning architect Noor Design draws inspiration from the peaceful black water lagoons and tributaries of the Mirrored Forest in the Peruvian Amazon to craft an aesthetic for Aqua Nera’s suites that is impeccably stylish and inviting.

Presenting 20 Design Suites (including 4 sets of interconnecting suites), your accommodation on the most luxurious ship in the Amazon features premium fittings and bedding, as well as full air-conditioning and full-length windows to admire the endlessly enthralling panorama of the Amazon river and rainforest.




On board an Aqua Expeditions’ Amazon river cruise, guests get to experience the world’s most biodiverse land ecosystem in the most intriguing and rewarding way alongside top naturalist guides. An intimate experience with wildlife, nature and culture is made possible by our small-group excursions of no larger than 8, which limit our footprint on the environment and transforms an Amazon cruise adventure into a deeply personal holiday experience.

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