Travelling deep into the globe’s vastest rainforest reserves does not require making any compromises on comfort. On Aqua’s latest luxury vessel, the Aqua Nera, witness the Peruvian Amazon’s most spectacular sights from one of South America’s finest river cruises. Crafted by award-winning architects Noor Design, the vessel’s interiors make inspired use of space, packing every inch with stylish touches that complement the natural wonders outside. 20 beautifully appointed suites feature huge, floor-to-ceiling windows that provide a constantly changing slide show of unforgettable vistas, while communal areas offer a feel of timeless elegance.
Whether on one of Aqua’s carefully curated three, four or seven-night itineraries, a highlight of each day is the opportunity to embark upon on memorable expeditions to see some of the Amazon’s abundant wildlife; by motorised canoe, kayak or on terra firma through the rainforest on nature walks led by one of the boat’s expert naturalist guides. The provision of a fleet of rugged off-road bicycles adds a further novel way to explore the region’s spectacular reserves. Back on board, indulge in treatments in the spa, cool off in the outdoor plunge pool, work off some of the excesses in the gym or simply relax on the panoramic deck with a perfectly crafted pisco sour.
As another day in the Amazon draws to a close, delicious creations await from the menu overseen by Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. The award-winning Peruvian chef models his cuisine around sustainable, rainforest-to-table ingredients. Taking inspiration from traditional Amazonian recipes, he creates unique dishes such as scallops with wild almonds and imari fruit, yucca gnocchi and ceviche made with freshly-caught paiche.
Couples and families
Indoor lounge and bar
Al fresco breakfast area
Outdoor lounge and bar
Private screening room
Four custom-built, low-emission tenders
Four English-speaking naturalist guides
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Venture into wildlife-rich tributaries by motorised canoe
Discover the flora and fauna of the rainforest on a nature walk with expert guide
Visit remote Amazonian communities
Go kayaking in search of pink river dolphins
Embark upon a nocturnal wildlife excursion followed by stargazing
Witness the sights and sounds of a lively Amazonian market
Learn about the rehabilitation of orphaned Amazonian manatees at Nauta’s Manatee Rescue Centre
The idea for Red Savannah was always based on a clear market need. A small team of the most experienced travel designers, supported by the latest technology and delivered with the lightest touch. In short, a travel company redefined for the 21st century.