www.aquaexpeditions.com – Aqua Expeditions

Aqua Expeditions is the first adventure travel company to introduce five-star luxury cruises on the Amazon River in Peru. Launched in 2007 by founder and CEO Francesco Galli Zugaro, this Lima-based company offers expeditions to the world’s most beautiful and never seen before-regions of the Amazon River in Peru where you’ll be transported to a new natural world.  Enjoy itineraries aboard the custom built 130-foot long luxurious cruise ship, the M/V Aqua which provides an extraordinary level of comfort for guests to the remote Pacaya Samiria Reserve, for wildlife viewing and shore excursions deep into the Amazon rainforest. With ability to travel quietly by water, you experience the Amazon’s animals in a more intimate manner – hundreds of species of Amazon wildlife, including the endangered pink Amazon dolphin, the three toed sloth—and perhaps, if you are very lucky—a sleek, black jaguar. Surrounded by a wall of brilliant green, you can watch local fisherman gracefully glide by in their canoes. You may prefer to travel to the towering ruins of Machu Picchu, the fabled “Lost City of the Inca”. The history-rich Sacred Valley of the Incas, located between Cusco and the Machu Picchu Citadel, is a great way to acclimate yourselves to the high altitudes of the Andes and to gain knowledge about the history and culture of the ancient Incan empire. You can journey to Lake Titicaca (the highest navigable lake in the world at 12,500 feet) where legend says that the Sun God ordered his children to rise from the lake waters and found the Incan civilization and where natives still live on islands made of reeds.

When the day’s sightseeing is over, the comforts of your luxurious floating hotel await you and dinner each evening promises to be a Peruvian culinary feast for the senses. How could you not enjoy world-class dining experiences with specially selected unique Peruvian cuisine paired with premium South American wines! Noted Chef d’cuisine Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, one of Peru’s top-ten chefs, has created tantalizing menus for dining in a shipboard environment of utmost luxury. When night falls, baby boomers can relax in one of the 12 oversized suites, 4 of which can be interconnected to accommodate families.