Uniworld heads to the Amazon in 2020

Two new South America itineraries aboard Aria Amazon

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection will add South America to its portfolio of destinations next year with two new itineraries in the Peruvian Amazon aboard Aria Amazon.

Set to debut in September 2020, the six private charters of the boutique 16-berth Aria Amazon will explore the lush flora and fauna of Pacaya-Samira Reserve, offering a combination of land explorations and water adventures. The cruise will be bookended by land arrangements designed and delivered by Uniworld and its ground operators.

“We’re beyond thrilled to launch these extraordinary trips in South America, a completely new destination for us,” said Ellen Bettridge, President & CEO of Uniworld.

“We’ve seen great success with our exotic cruises and know these Peruvian Amazon itineraries have the perfect combination of luxury, active adventure, and comfort that our guests appreciate. Between the four new Super Ships we’re introducing and now a brand-new destination, we’re anticipating that 2020 will be one of our most exciting years yet and that these next-level experiences will continue to elevate the overall Uniworld experience for our guests.”

The new itineraries include the 15-day Peruvian Amazon & Machu Picchu Exploration that starts off with a land portion in Lima staying at a five-star hotel, followed by the seven-night cruise through the Amazon rainforest, and ends in the heartland of the Inca Empire with trips to the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Cusco.

The 11-day Peruvian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery takes guests to explore the colourful capital of Lima, immerse themselves in the pristine Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve and sail through the Amazon River on a round-trip from Iquitos.

Guests are joined by native born-and-raised naturalist guides that assist in getting up close to native wildlife and meeting village locals. Prices start at $18,799 per person, and maiden voyages will depart on 23 September 2020.

Owned by Aqua Expeditions, Aria Amazon (pictured in gallery below) is an eco-friendly, all-suite ship with floor-to-ceiling windows, giving guests the ultimate panoramic views of the rainforest at every corner. The top deck features a Jacuzzi, indoor lounge and bar and an outdoor observation deck.

Uniworld will roll out further details of its new Peruvian Amazon itineraries to its River Heritage Club members first, providing priority booking and exclusive savings. River Heritage Club members will be directed to contact their preferred travel advisor to book one of the 2020 maiden voyages before the new itineraries are promoted live on Uniworld’s website on 16 December 2019.

For more information visit uniworld.com/peru

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