It was a picture in a magazine of a boat that started it all. That boat was the Aria, a river cruise that provides multiday/night excursions through the Peruvian Amazon, and it was after seeing this picture that planning set forth for a 9 day adventure that would take us to the Amazon, Machu Picchu, Cusco and Lima. This incredible journey was a feat, but as jam packed as it was we would not have done it any other way.
Day 1: Iquitos & All Aboard
Lunch At The Floating Restaurant
@ Al Frio y Al Fuego, an amazing lunch spot retreat located on the water just outside of Iquitos, it floats!. Plan ahead for transportation unless you are looking to take one of the 70,000 tuk tuks that provide much of the transportation in Iquitos.
The Aria River Cruise
A beautiful cruise ship with 16 rooms, all outward facing rooms with floor to ceiling windows overlooking your journey on the Amazon river.
Where to Stay: Aria River Boat 4 Nights