Aqua Expeditions Set to Relaunch Amazon Voyages June 12 in Peru

Aqua Expeditions Set to Relaunch Amazon Voyages June 12 in Peru

Aqua Expeditions' new custom-built 20-suite river vessel, Aqua Nera, will make her maiden voyage on the Peruvian Amazon on June 12, 2021.

With U.S. tourism to Peru now reopened, the Aqua Nera will begin a series of 3-, 4- and 7-night expeditions from its home port of Iquitos. Built in Vietnam by award-winning Noor Design, the Aqua Nera was transported around the world in the fall of 2020 from Ho Chi Minh City to Belem, Brazil; she then sailed the full length of the Amazon River to Iquitos, an epic 12,350-mile journey.

Special founder-hosted departures, accompanied by Galli Zugaro, are set for July 3-6, July 3-10 and July 6-10. Award-winning Peruvian chef, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, who curates the cuisine for all Aqua Expeditions' Amazon explorations, will be aboard the Aqua Nera for the inaugural June 12-15, June 12-19 and June 15-19 departures.

With the introduction of the Aqua Nera, the company strengthens its commitment to sustainability in the region, prioritizing the selection of recyclable innovative materials and integrating large solar panels into its design.

Painstaking Covid-19 protocols will be maintained aboard Aqua Expeditions ships. To board flights to Peru, U.S. travelers need to show a negative Covid-PCR result from a test taken within 72 hours of departure. After arrival in Peru, international travelers must take a speedy Covid-antigen test: this can be done either after landing at Lima Airport or arranged at their Lima hotel. After their expedition, Aqua Expeditions passengers will return to Lima for their Covid-PCR test to be taken within 72 hours of their flight home.

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