Aqua Expeditions River Cruises
Beginning with the Peruvian section of the Amazon River, world’s last great unexplored regions Aqua Expeditions was one of the first to sail on this stretch of the Amazon. Hand-crafted Amazon River itineraries from and to the remote Amazonian city of Iquitos, Aqua Expeditions carries travelers to the source of the Amazon and the remote Pacaya Samiria Reserve.
Expert professional naturalist guides lead guests in small groups by skiff up Amazon River tributaries to first-hand encounters with Amazon wildlife from pink dolphins and piranha, to capuchin monkeys and three toed sloth hiding in the rainforest canopy, and hoatzin, toucans and macaws gliding seemingly effortlessly across the cloudless, cerulean sky.
Success on one of the world’s great rivers encouraged Aqua Expeditions in search of the next once-in-a-lifetime luxury river experience for Aqua Expeditions. On the Mekong River between Cambodia and Vietnam, one that would capture imaginations as profoundly as did the Peruvian Amazon.
In October 2014, Aqua Expeditions launched, the 20-suite Aqua Mekong on the historic Mekong River between Siem Reap, Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Floor to ceiling picture windows aboard Aqua Mekong allow guests to enjoy captivating panoramas of emerald flooded forests, colonial churches and stilt villages in the privacy of their suite. Guided shore excursions include enlightening visits to remote Buddhist temples and onto Cambodia’s vast Tonle Sap Lake before continuing on to Angkor Wat.
Aqua Expeditions river cruises offers you to discover Peru and Cambodia & Vietnam through world’s greatest rivers Amazon and Mekong respectively.
Amazon - Peru
Observe how native traditions in Peru intersect with Spanish colonial heritage in Cusco, the getaway to Machu Picchu at 3400 meters above the sea level. Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world, gloriously surrounded by the mountains that divide Peru and Bolvia. Explore the Uros Islands here, woven from reeds that grow along the shoreline.
Mekong - Cambodia, Vietnam
Aqua Mekong cruises travel into Cambodia best known for the 300 plus ancient Khmer temples of Angkor Wat, a UNESCO world heritage site. Also fascinating, Phnom Penh the capital of Cambodia with its royal architecture and French colonial quarters is well worth exploring, people still live in wooden houses build on slits of the river.