Aqua Expeditions

Aqua Expeditions

Celebrating a decade of success in 2017, Aqua Expeditions has achieved global recognition as a leader in luxury small ship river cruising. Discover Peru’s legendary Amazon River aboard the architect-designed, custom-built 16-suite Aria Amazon offering professionally guided nature-based adventures combined with gourmet cuisine and sophisticated 5-star hotel accommodations that incorporate the latest technology. Similarly, Aqua Expeditions’ newest luxury vessel, the 20-suite Aqua Mekong sails the historic Mekong River between timeless Cambodia and contemporary Vietnam. On every launch, guests go deeper into each destination, by bicycle and kayak, and extend their sensory journeys with market visits and chef led cooking classes.

Ships

  • Sailing on: 18th Dec 2017
  • Departing from: Iquitos, Peru
  • Arriving at: Iquitos, Peru
  • Starting from: AU$4,860 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 4 nights
Aria, Amazon River Explorer (High Water) ex Iquitos Return

4 Night Cruise sailing from Iquitos roundtrip aboard Aria.

  • Sailing on: 19th Dec 2017
  • Departing from: Phnom Penh Cambodia
  • Arriving at: My Tho, South Vietnam
  • Starting from: AU$4,005 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 3 nights
Aqua Mekong, High & Low Water Discovery Cruise ex Phnom Penh to My Tho

3 Night Cruise sailing from Phnom Penh to My Tho aboard Aqua Mekong.

  • Sailing on: 22nd Dec 2017
  • Departing from: Iquitos, Peru
  • Arriving at: Iquitos, Peru
  • Starting from: AU$3,645 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 3 nights
Aria, Amazon River Discovery (High Water) ex Iquitos Return

3 Night Cruise sailing from Iquitos roundtrip aboard Aria.

  • Sailing on: 22nd Dec 2017
  • Departing from: Iquitos, Peru
  • Arriving at: Iquitos, Peru
  • Starting from: AU$8,505 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 7 nights
Aria, Amazon River Expedition (High Water) ex Iquitos Return

7 Night Cruise sailing from Iquitos roundtrip aboard Aria.

  • Sailing on: 22nd Dec 2017
  • Departing from: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
  • Arriving at: Phnom Penh Cambodia
  • Starting from: AU$5,140 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 4 nights
Aqua Mekong, High & Low Water Explorer Cruise ex Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh

4 Night Cruise sailing from My Tho to Phnom Penh aboard Aqua Mekong.

  • Sailing on: 22nd Dec 2017
  • Departing from: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
  • Arriving at: Phnom Penh Cambodia
  • Starting from: AU$8,995 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 7 nights
Aqua Mekong, Low Water Season (Up River) ex Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh

7 Night Cruise sailing from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh aboard Aqua Mekong.

  • Sailing on: 25th Dec 2017
  • Departing from: Iquitos, Peru
  • Arriving at: Iquitos, Peru
  • Starting from: AU$4,860 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 4 nights
Aria, Amazon River Explorer (High Water) ex Iquitos Return

4 Night Cruise sailing from Iquitos roundtrip aboard Aria.

  • Sailing on: 26th Dec 2017
  • Departing from: Phnom Penh Cambodia
  • Arriving at: Phnom Penh Cambodia
  • Starting from: AU$4,005 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 3 nights
Aqua Mekong, Low Water Discovery Cruise ex Phnom Penh Return

3 Night Cruise sailing from Phnom Penh roundtrip aboard Aqua Mekong.

  • Sailing on: 29th Dec 2017
  • Departing from: Iquitos, Peru
  • Arriving at: Iquitos, Peru
  • Starting from: AU$3,645 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 3 nights
Aria, Amazon River Discovery (High Water) ex Iquitos Return

3 Night Cruise sailing from Iquitos roundtrip aboard Aria.

  • Sailing on: 29th Dec 2017
  • Departing from: Iquitos, Peru
  • Arriving at: Iquitos, Peru
  • Starting from: AU$8,505 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 7 nights
Aria, Amazon River Expedition (High Water) ex Iquitos Return

7 Night Cruise sailing from Iquitos roundtrip aboard Aria.

  • Sailing on: 29th Dec 2017
  • Departing from: Phnom Penh Cambodia
  • Arriving at: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
  • Starting from: AU$8,995 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 7 nights
Aqua Mekong, Low Water Season (Down River) ex Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh

7 Night Cruise sailing from Phnom Penh to My Tho aboard Aqua Mekong.

  • Sailing on: 29th Dec 2017
  • Departing from: Phnom Penh Cambodia
  • Arriving at: Phnom Penh Cambodia
  • Starting from: AU$5,140 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 4 nights
Aqua Mekong, Low Water Explorer Cruise ex Phnom Penh Return

4 Night Cruise sailing from Phnom Penh roundtrip aboard Aqua Mekong.

  • Sailing on: 1st Jan 2018
  • Departing from: Iquitos, Peru
  • Arriving at: Iquitos, Peru
  • Starting from: AU$4,860 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 4 nights
Aria, Amazon River Explorer (High Water) ex Iquitos Return

4 Night Cruise sailing from Iquitos roundtrip aboard Aria.

  • Sailing on: 2nd Jan 2018
  • Departing from: Phnom Penh Cambodia
  • Arriving at: My Tho, South Vietnam
  • Starting from: AU$4,005 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 3 nights
Aqua Mekong, High & Low Water Discovery Cruise ex Phnom Penh to My Tho

3 Night Cruise sailing from Phnom Penh to My Tho aboard Aqua Mekong.

  • Sailing on: 5th Jan 2018
  • Departing from: Iquitos, Peru
  • Arriving at: Iquitos, Peru
  • Starting from: AU$3,645 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 3 nights
Aria, Amazon River Discovery (High Water) ex Iquitos Return

3 Night Cruise sailing from Iquitos roundtrip aboard Aria.

  • Sailing on: 5th Jan 2018
  • Departing from: Iquitos, Peru
  • Arriving at: Iquitos, Peru
  • Starting from: AU$8,505 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 7 nights
Aria, Amazon River Expedition (High Water) ex Iquitos Return

7 Night Cruise sailing from Iquitos roundtrip aboard Aria.

  • Sailing on: 5th Jan 2018
  • Departing from: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
  • Arriving at: Phnom Penh Cambodia
  • Starting from: AU$5,140 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 4 nights
Aqua Mekong, High & Low Water Explorer Cruise ex Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh

4 Night Cruise sailing from My Tho to Phnom Penh aboard Aqua Mekong.

  • Sailing on: 5th Jan 2018
  • Departing from: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
  • Arriving at: Phnom Penh Cambodia
  • Starting from: AU$8,995 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 7 nights
Aqua Mekong, Low Water Season (Up River) ex Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh

7 Night Cruise sailing from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh aboard Aqua Mekong.

  • Sailing on: 8th Jan 2018
  • Departing from: Iquitos, Peru
  • Arriving at: Iquitos, Peru
  • Starting from: AU$4,860 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 4 nights
Aria, Amazon River Explorer (High Water) ex Iquitos Return

4 Night Cruise sailing from Iquitos roundtrip aboard Aria.

  • Sailing on: 9th Jan 2018
  • Departing from: Phnom Penh Cambodia
  • Arriving at: Phnom Penh Cambodia
  • Starting from: AU$4,005 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 3 nights
Aqua Mekong, Low Water Discovery Cruise ex Phnom Penh Return

3 Night Cruise sailing from Phnom Penh roundtrip aboard Aqua Mekong.

ARIA AMAZON DINING ROOM:

Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino’s Amazonia-inspired cuisine offers up plenty of reasons to take one’s eyes off the captivating landscapes showcased by the floor-to-ceiling windows which define this elegant space.

Designed to balance the stunning scenery, the refined interior of the Aria Amazon dining room has been stylishly finished with contemporary Peruvian art, fine china and crystal glassware. These aesthetic elements are matched by attentive, personalized service from long serving staff that quickly learn guest names and tastes, from Peruvian coffee in the morning to the evening’s fine South American and European wines.

Choose to dine à deux, or family style among new friends. Whatever dishes you choose among Schiaffino’s fresh, ever-changing modern Amazon jungle influenced menus, perhaps the hearts of palm soufflé followed by an Amazon bass tiradito, do save room for dessert, be it a warm banana tart or classic chocolate fondant.

AQUA MEKONG DINING ROOM:

Only the cuisine of a Michelin starred master like our Consulting Chef David Thompson could match the stunning space created here by floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Mekong River that let in natural sunlight, palm fringed vistas and vibrant village life.

Designed to match and occasionally distract from the stunning surroundings, Thompson’s dishes incorporate the timeless flavors and ancient sustainable ingredients of the Mekong’s many cultures and fertile fields. Thompson built his reputation between Sydney, London and Bangkok on Southeast Asian recipes culled from historic sources, a delectable tradition he continues on board the Aqua Mekong, bringing together the finest recipes of Khmer and Vietnamese river cultures.

Subtly balancing this timeless scenery, the refined interior has been stylishly finished with contemporary Asian artifacts, fine china and crystal glassware. These design elements are matched here by attentive, personalized service from English speaking staff that quickly learns guest names and tastes, from Vietnamese sweet coffee in the morning to the evening’s fine imported wines.

Choose to make dinner a date night, or dine family style among friends old and new. Thompson’s menus are ever changing, designed to incorporate the day’s catch and the market’s freshest produce, be it smoked fish, tapioca and vegetable dumplings, Vietnamese catfish minced with shallots, chilies and Thai basil, grilled river prawns with peanut relish. Then finish with something considerably more decadent, like a luscious Vietnamese artisanal chocolate fondant.

Tipping Policy

The quality of service should determine the amount of any tipping. Aqua Expeditions recommend an amount in the range of US $20 – $30 per passenger per day for the crew (to be divided among all the crew members) and between US $7 – $10 per passenger per day for the guides.

The total suggested tip for Aqua Expeditions staff on your trip would therefore be somewhere between US $81.00 - US $120.00 per passenger in total for those on a 3 night trip or US $108.00 - US $ 160.00 per passenger those on a 4 night trip.

Please note that these amounts are suggested levels of gratuities and that this is entirely at the discretion of our guests aboard the Aria Amazon and Aqua Mekong.

Children's Policy

Aqua welcomes families with children, as long as they are age seven or older. Four of their suites are interconnected to cater for families. And accommodation for one child or additional adult is available. Their naturalist guides are very friendly with kids and all of the staff will provide the necessary care for a family.