Adventure on the Amazon River by AQUA Expeditions, the Luxurious Floating Hotel

Have you ever been to travel in Amazon? Amazon is the largest river in the world, with length between 6,259 km and 6,712 km. Amazon is also the largest drainage basin in the world (about 7,050,000 square kilometers), because a lot of water fall onto the land surrounding the river. Amazon River is runs from Peru to Brazil (through 7 countries in South America, like: Peru, Brazil. Bolivia, Venezuela, Columbia, Guyana, and Ecuador). Amazon is home to many other ‘extreme’ of natural wildlife. Giant catfish (a fish with a big flat heads and "whiskers" on either side of their heads), the history said that the largest catfish has been captured weighing over 200 pounds. Arapaima gigas or the local known as Pirarucu is one of the largest freshwater fish in the world. We can also find this fish in Amazon River. Across the Amazon River is like a dream that turn into reality. A river that take us deep into the heart of one of the world’s most spectacular jungles and a landscape that goes far beyond the limits of our imagination. It’s a journey where few travelers have gone before more than of 1000 species of exotic flow and ancient trees, over 400 species of birds, including hundreds of mammals.

From this hub I’ll take you in the wild adventure across Amazon. It’s an unusual trip, you will be on a luxurious cruise that features an exercise room and outdoor Jacuzzi, taste delicious meals from the gourmet chef, with cabin is the equivalent of a five-star hotel room. We aren’t cruising the Caribbean or Mediterranean. But we are cruising deep in the heart of darkness, in the Amazon River. Feel the luxurious experience in such a remote location by Aqua Expeditions through M/V Aqua and M/V Aria floating hotel.

M/V Aqua

This vessel has length about 130 feet (40 meters), beam about 24 feet (7.30 meter) and draft about 7.3 feet (2.25 meters). The cruising speed about 10 knots. Gross tonnage of M/V Aqua is about 400 tons, with 2 new Cummins 380 HP Marine Engines. M/V Aqua is the first luxury cruise ship in the northern Amazon River. M/V Aqua was designed by Peruvian architect Jordi Puig for Aqua Expeditions in 2007. M/V Aqua offer an extraordinary level of comfort for the guest. M/V Aqua can accommodate about 24 passengers plus crews (16 crews and 3 guides). This cruise ship was completed with modern navigation technologies, comfortable lounge, sleeping and dining accommodations. There are standards for cruise ship travel in M/V Aqua and of course, safety on the water (lifejackets in all cabins). M/V Aqua offers luxury and comfort n a boat with minimalist interiors, spacious cabins with enormous windows to enjoy spectacular views of the river. The minimum age allowed is 7 years old.

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Facilities

M/V Aqua was separated into three decks (main deck, second deck and observation deck). M/V Aqua contains 12 suites, divided by 4 Master Suites measuring 240 square feet and 8 Suites measuring 230 square feet. Each cabins have twin beds, these beds are convertible to California king-size beds (Sheet and bedspreads with 100% Peruvian cotton). The most interesting thing is all suites face outside with large panoramic windows. The social area including Indoor Bar-Lounge (to enjoy the cocktail) while listening soft music, dining room with delicious menu by executive chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, Observation deck (we can enjoy the sun bathing while reading book and watching the river go by), On board boutique (we can buy small collection of crafts and indigenous arts from the Amazon region), outdoor longue (this are provide drinks and light snacks, especially for the night where we can see stars glistening brighter). All the suites on this cruise ship are comparable to a 5-star hotel and completed with private baths, luxury toiletries, safe deposit boxes and fine linen to sleep. The ship also equipped with a satellite phone.

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Exploring the Amazon River among the rainforest

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M/V Aria

And the next project has been introduced and the company is pleased to launch of second luxury vessel. A luxury floating hotel designed to bring us and the exotic of Amazon wildlife together. The Aria is the second project. M/V Aria has length about 147 feet (45 meters), beam about 29.5 feet (9 meters) and draft about 5 feet (1.5 meters). The cruising speed about 12 knots. Gross tonnage of M/V Aria is about 500 tons, with 2 new Cummins 4000 HP Marine Engines. M/V Aria can accommodate about 32 passengers plus crews (24 crews and 4 guides). M/V Aria was launched in April 2011. This luxury vessel took about 395 days to build in the most remote city disconnected by roads in the world. The builders worked on land for 300 days. The company employed more than 200 people in the construction of the M/V Aria. And it took 10 days and over 80 people to bring the vessel down from ship yard into the water.

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Facilities

M/V Aria was separated into three decks (main deck, second deck and observation deck). M/V Aria contains 16 suites, divided by 8 suites on the first deck and 8 suites on the second deck. We can enjoy wildlife among the rainforest without even getting of bed. There are additions in terms of facilities, such as: outdoor Jacuzzi located in outdoor lounge and exercise room. The exercise room is for ones who love to exercise everyday with panoramic views from the full glass walls. So, we can enjoy the scenery of Amazon River while working out on the treadmills. All suites equipped with an iPod docking station, modern décor, a rain showerhead, a lounge chair. Plenty of lounging to be found on the upper deck to enjoy the scenery of Amazon River while reading book. Including 250 square foot designed suite, unforgettable movie screen sized pictures windows, central air conditioning, menu created by executive chef namely Pedro Miguel Schiaffino (he works to prepare a fusion of continental and Peruvian cuisine from fresh ingredients), a very luxurious sun deck and huge floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Delicious food from a fusion of continental and Peruvian cuisine

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I’ll explain the detail of how luxurious the M/V Aria. Exclusive custom furniture is from Brazil, wallpaper and décor from Malaysia. I heard that the company purchased and imported goods from all over the world, including lightning fixtures from Spain, the best cotton and linens from Peru. State of the art kitchen supplies from United States and then encapsulated noise reducing generators from Brazil. The amenities is came from the best natural products in the Amazon, with the goal is to take us on a breathtaking Amazon adventure while providing all the comforts, including the level of service. We can find kind of this service on Five Star Luxury Hotel. There’s small touches that makes this trip feel very special and luxurious. We’ll be picked up from the airport with Mercedes Benz van and wait to board the cruise boat in a special pavilion with comfy sofas.

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The real adventure

Fun activities during the trip

Being aboard the M/V Aria is unforgettable experience. The trip completed with fun activities. Aqua Expeditions try to engage the guests in their surrounding environment, not just enjoying the trip from the comfort of a lounge chair. The company tries to involve the guest with piranha fishing, explore the river with canoe, visit a manatee rescue center, took rainforest hikes, and go looking the wildlife (such as: birds, monkeys, turtle, Pink Amazon Dolphin, etc). It depended on M/V Aria itinerary. How about us who usually speak English? Don’t worry about this, because there are four English-speaking naturalists who lead the trips and they teach about the flora and fauna. There's one thing we must not forget, we have a chance to interact with local people. On this occasion, we have chance to share happiness by give to them school supplies and fishing kits. The company offers various tour package, like: custom luxury cruise vacations, Amazon cruises at a glance, family cruises vocations, Group cruise travel and special occasions, including group cruise tours to the Amazon Rainforest and Jungle, honeymoon cruises in the Amazon.

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The people say:

  • Aqua expeditions, an experience where you travel to explore a new world, feel like an adventure, aspire to be a nature photographer, make new friends and still be taken care of by an exceptional staff and crew (By Alicia Diez, Valerie Wilson Travel)
  • The M/V Aqua provides a safe and luxurious to experience one of the most fascinating areas on our planet (Pamela Walker, Odyssey Travel)
  • Traveling on the Aqua is an adventure not to be missed for anyone with a passion for nature and adventure travel to the highest level of comfort (Ann Segar, Provident Travel)
  • Experiential Travel is a buzz world now-a-days and Aqua expedition is the perfect example of a true experience (Peter LIoyd, Century Travel)

Jack Hanna with M/V Aqua

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raakachi 4 years ago from Madurai / Tamilnadu / India

A very nice experience, as if i had been there in the M/V Aria to explore the hidden treasures of the river Amazon and it's serene beauty. The video is very nice to watch. Thanks for sharing with.voted beautiful.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, raakachi. Thank you very much for coming and you love reading this hub. I hope you have a chance to explore the Amazon River with M/V Aria. Have a nice day!

Prasetio


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

What a nice hub. You made me want to go to the Amazon on one of the floating hotels. Voted UP. Sharing.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, moonlake for coming and share your vote. I hope your wish will come true..amen. Have a nice day :-)


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Prasetio...

These photos are breathtaking and your guided tour, fascinating. Thank you for this informative, fun hub!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

Wow now I could use a few days of that! You should be paid for this good work pras. I hope you are in any way! Up and over!


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

The trip down the Amazon in such a luxurious vessel would be a pleasure. I always thought about the Amazon as very important for the health of our world, but I figured bugs, snakes and crocodiles would keep me away. The scenery is gorgeous, so I've changed my views. Voted up and awesome. have a wonderful day!


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

A trip down the does sound very good. Looking at your photo's the boat hotel also looks temping. However I do know that won't be happening any time soon.

Thank you for putting the photo's and information on it was all very interesting.

Voted up and awesome my friend, Joyce.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Another great adventure! I enjoyed the videos. A cruise down the Amazon would be fun, esp. in a beautiful floating Hotel. Thank you for sharing again....Enjoyed.


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

It looks like an amazing experience! Thanks for the great photos and information.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Genna East. Thanks for reading and I am glad you enjoy it! ~prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, Jackie Lynnley. Thank you very much for reading. Your coming and your comment are the big happiness for me. My work wasn't in vain. Take care!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Pamela. I am so happy to see you again. Thank you very much for share your wonderful comment about Amazon River. It's the lungs of the world, when everywhere filled with pollution and glass building, but this place still natural and we can get fresh air. Don't worry about crocodile, snake, etc. I think the crew will control everything. I hope this hub useful for you and you have a chance to explore the Amazon River with one of these vessels. Your vote are much appreciated. Have a wonderful day :-)

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Joyce (Writer20) for coming to this hub and share your nice comment about the Amazon adventure. I love your vote and I hope you have a chance to join the trip on Amazon with the Aqua expedition. Cheers :-)

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Ruby. I hope this hub useful for you. Thanks for reading. Take care and enjoy your day!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, randomcreative for coming and share nice comment about the Amazon trip by Aqua Expedition. I am glad to share this information. God bless you!


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alissaroberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

Oh wow this trip looks amazing! The pictures and videos you have chosen for this hub highlights the trip perfectly. One of these days after my boys are grown I hope to be able to take trips like this one. Thanks for the great tour! Voted up and beautiful!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi prasetio, what an adventure this would be!

Your descriptions and pictures are fabulous, it would be a trip of luxury!

A wonderful hub thank you and voted up.

best wishes Lesley


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, alissaroberts for coming and share your interest with the luxury trip by Aqua Expeditions. I hope you'll have a chance to feel this adventure one day. I love your vote. Take care!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Lesley (Movie Master). Thanks for reading and I glad you love this information. Your vote are much appreciated. Have a wonderful day!

Prasetio


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Kalmiya 4 years ago from North America

Thanks for your great hub on this luxury boat that can take one on an amazing cruise! I had wondered about what kinds of boats are available and your photos are wonderful especially showing the interior of the cabins. Thanks again.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

You have made this Amazon cruise very inviting, pras, with your descriptions, photos and videos. My biggest concern would be some sort of accident that threw passengers into the Amazon. The life jackets would keep you afloat but do the piranha (with their very sharp teeth) know that you are not their dinner? Just wonderin'.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Amazing hub pras, I would love to go site seeing on this amazing boat down the Amazon, great info, photos and videos, voted up! cheers nell


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

A beautiful and luxurious way to explore / enjoy the Amazon. I enjoyed reading it and thanks for taking time to post so many photos for us.


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festersporling1 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

I would love to go and see the Amazon. After seeing various shots in movies and what not, that would be amazing.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Kalmiya for coming and I am glad you enjoy this information. I hope this hub useful for you or you might have a chance to explore the Amazon river by Aqua Expeditions. Cheers :-)

Prasetio


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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago

How amazing! Luxury and adventure are a great combination for an ideal trip. Thanks for sharing this with us, Pras. By the way, I've got to say something irrelevant to this hub. Ummm, I've noticed you usually call me "brother" when you comment on my hubs. I understand my androgynous-looking profile pic might have caused you to assume I was a guy. Well, the truth is I'm biologically a female, so you might wanna call me "sister" instead! :)


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, drbj. Thank you very much for stopping by and share your thought about the trip on Amazon River. Of course, We don't want the accident would happened during the trip with luxurious vessel. You still my loyal reader. Take care!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Nell Rose. I am so happy to see you here and you enjoy this hub as well. Your vote are much appreciated. Have a wonderful day!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, Lady_E. Thanks for reading and I am glad you enjoy it. I am proud to share this hub with you. Cheers...


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, festersporling1 for coming and share your interest with Aqua Expeditions. I hope you have a chance to see the Amazon River with M/V Aqua or M/V Aria. ~prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My sister, Om Paramapoonya. You are totally right about the luxury and adventure with Aqua Expedition. Thanks to remind me that you are a woman. I had send my apology to you through comment. I'll call you sister from now. Take care and have a nice day!

Prasetio


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sofs 4 years ago

Amazing pictures and information. Thanks for that virtual cruise in the exotic amazon and an experience of the lovely floating hotel. Hope someday I would have a chance to go there.. lol Have a great day. God bless.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, sofs. Thanks for coming and share nice comment about this topic. I hope you have a chance to visit Amazon River with Aqua Expeditions. Take care!

Prasetio


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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

The boats look beautiful, Prasetio. How wonderful to explore the Amazon in one of them! That would be the trip of a lifetime!! Thank you for all the information and for a very enjoyable hub.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, AliciaC for reading and I am glad you enjoy it. I agree with everything you say about the Amazon trip. I hope you have a chance to explore the Amazon in one of these vessels. God bless you!

Prasetio


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misshill 4 years ago from United States

I would love to go on a tour like this; thanks for bringing this to my attention.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, misshill. I hope you have a chance to go on this tour. Take care and have a nice weekend!

Prasetio


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

I have taken a tour down the Nile like this but I would love to experience doing the Amazon trip too. It was a trip I enjoyed and would love to do something like this again.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Rosemay50 for coming to this hub. I hope you have a chance to visit Amazon river one day. God bless you!

Prasetio


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

Fascinating!! I surely enjoyed this jolly journey, my friend. I had no idea such nice amenities were available on the Amazon. You have opened my eyes to a whole new world. Thank you!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, James. Thank you very much for coming and share how you interest with this journey. I hope you have a chance to try the Aqua expeditions one day. Have a nice day, brother!

Prasetio


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dahoglund 3 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Prasetio, you come up with the most interesting travel things. The 200 lb catfish is sort of like some American folklore. There are stories about a giaqnt catfish under the government bridge at Rock Island, Illinois. A big river, big catfish and a big riverboat, who can resist it. vote up, beautiful,interesting and shared on stumbleupon.


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My brother, dahoglund. Thank you very much for coming and share with us about giant catfish at Rock Island, Illinois. I'll try to find out more about it. I am glad you enjoy this hub. Your vote really appreciated here. God bless you.

Prasetio

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