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Aqua Expeditions offers snapshot of Asia and Amazon itineraries

Skiffs make their way along the Amazon as part of an excursion
Aqua Expeditions shared details of its Mekong and Peruvian Amazon voyages, noting the surge in demand for river cruises this year. 

According to Virtuoso and YouGov Brand and Travel Trends Research, the segment has witnessed a 118% increase in popularity since 2019, with expedition cruising surging by 131%.  

Aqua Mekong 

Aqua Mekong will traverse the Mekong River, visiting Cambodia and Vietnam. Private skiffs take passengers on small and highly personalised excursions led by expert local guides to landmarks, temples, and villages where tradition, spirituality and craftsmanship can be found. 

The itinerary includes walking through verdant plantations, tasting fruits in a local home, hearing traditional folk song and admiring one of the largest Mahayana Buddhist temples in the region. There is also the opportunity to witness craftsmanship on Mekong’s ‘silk islands’ or explore Phnom Peng by tuk-tuk. 

The immersive cultural journey continues on board with locally inspired dining experiences crafted by Michelin-starred consulting chef David Thompson.

Princes start at $4,230 per person for three nights, $5,640 per person for four nights and $9,870 per person for seven nights. 

Aqua Nera and Aria Amazon

Aqua Nera will explore the depths of the Peruvian Amazon. Expert naturalist guides shall conduct small group excursions, giving passengers up-close wildlife encounters in the world’s most biodiverse rainforest. Rainforest-inspired cuisine will also be created by renowned chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. 

Prices start from $4,335 per person for three nights, $5,780 per person for four nights and $10,115 per person for seven nights. 

Aria Amazon also ventures to the Peruvian Amazon, home to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, with chef Schiaffino again developing refined dishes from native Amazonian produce.  

Prices start from $2,640 per person for 3 nights and $4,400 per person for 4 nights and $7,700 per adult for seven nights.