The last three days of our honeymoon were dedicated to an Amazon River cruise aboard the Aria, an Aqua Expeditions boat. Along with 19 other people (yes, 19), we headed off on a 3 day journey to experience the river and explore the jungle.
The cruise was the perfect blend of adventure and luxury, great for those that appreciate the best of both worlds. Each day, we headed out with our naturalist guides on two scheduled excursions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon/early evening. We explored the river by boat on an animal-spotting journey, trekked into the jungle and went piranha fishing. We swam in the Amazon, canoed with locals and visited a school in a local village. When we returned to the cabin, we had three gourmet meals each day, beer and wine, coffee and optional lectures. Being such a small boat, we were able to get to know other couples and families on the cruise, plus knew the staff by name.
The cruise is offered throughout the year, with different excursions based on high versus low season.