Sailing down the Amazon River in Peru, the Aqua Expeditions run Aria riverboat aims to connect visitors to the local flavor of its indigenous people, still living along the Amazon today.
Booking a trip is more than just a lesson in a new culture, language, or history. Taste is a powerful sense, and an even stronger attachment to the flavor of a location and its people. Sailing down the Amazon River in Peru, the Aqua Expeditions run Aria riverboat aims to connect visitors to the local flavor of its indigenous people, still living along the Amazon today.
From the first step aboard the Aria, guests are greeted with a brightly colored beverage to combat the rainforest heat, and set the intention of the trip with a taste. From aguaje to camu camu, the daily juice offerings constantly change, ensuring that you enjoy a myriad of flavors, from tangy sweet to tart and sharp.
With voyages figuratively setting sail on a weekly basis, there is no shortage of options to explore the vast Amazon River and rainforest. Yet the clear culinary standout is the limited edition chef run excursions with chef Pedro Schiaffino of Lima’s famed Malabar restaurant. Tour the riverside market places along the Amazon with chef Schiaffino, learning the names of the local fruits and vegetables, and hand pick fish from the glistening sea of options. Days are a blend of skiff adventures and wildlife spotting, with each meal accenting the views.
Taste driven days blend into peaceful nights, where the evening showstopper is the view from the full length bedroom windows. Arise with the sun and the sound of a symphony of birds, and be ready to taste another round of Amazonian flavor.
Leora is a travel journalist and the founder of Persephone Social, a hospitality focused social media agency based in NYC.