THE GENESIS OF AQUA EXPEDITIONS’ CRUISING ON THE AMAZON AND MEKONG

Aqua Expeditions continues to head the charge for luxury small ship cruising on the Amazon and Mekong Rivers and remains true to its commitment to providing unparalleled travel adventures, absolute comfort and incredible dining experiences at a relaxed and easy pace on two of the world’s most fascinating waterways.

The genesis of Aqua Expeditions arrived with Founder and CEO, Francesco Galli Zugaro, a modern-day adventure seeker, who dreamt of bringing the world to remote and untouched locations and providing an opportunity to interact with amazing people - young and old, and delve into the culture and history of the local communities along the rivers’ paths.

At the same time fellow adventurers would see incredible animal, bird, fish and plant life across breathtaking landscapes.

Aqua Expeditions was the first adventure travel company to introduce 5-star luxury cruises to the Amazon River in Peru on Aqua Amazon and Aria Amazon, which was complemented in October 2014 with Mekong River cruising commencing on the newly launched Aqua Mekong.

“The Peruvian Amazon is a completely remote, truly beautiful destination filled with exciting and biodiverse flora and fauna,” Mr Galli Zugaro said.

“The rich culture of the ribereños is also fascinating and I wanted guests from across the globe to experience the region in a sustainable fashion.

“Machu Picchu is the big draw and the Amazon River is a natural fit.

“The Mekong came next after I explored the region with river pilots and my photographer – and immediately fell in love with it.

“Vietnam and Cambodia offer something entirely different to our river cruises on the Amazon – there is the same remoteness and sense of discovery, but rather than the flora, fauna and wildlife, guests are immersed in a lot more human life, culture and history.

“Angkor Wat is the big draw to South East Asia and cruising the Mekong is a perfect complement.”
Cruises are priced from USD3165 per person twin share on Aqua Amazon and USD3315 on Aria Amazon and Aqua Mekong in a First Deck Suite for a 3-night Discovery Cruise, USD4420. Guests can also book for a 4-night Explorer Cruise and 7-night Expedition Cruise.

For further information and reservations, call 1800 243 152 (Toll Free) or visit Aqua Expeditions’ new booking facility at www.aquaexpeditions.com.

 



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