Aqua Expeditions, the leading luxury river cruise operator, is continuing its successful collaboration with renowned champion of ocean conservation and environmental protection, Jean-Michel Cousteau, offering additional cruises in October 2018 hosted by the famed explorer on Aria Amazon.

Following sold-out cruises on Aria Amazon with the legendary conservationist in 2017 and in February 2018, travellers will have another opportunity to join these fascinating hosted departures in October 2018.

As the single largest tropical rainforest in the world, the enchanting Amazon has long enticed explorers seeking out the most magical of birds, fish, trees and plants – “a place with undiscovered secrets waiting to unveil its magic”, as Jean-Michel describes.

During these exclusive departures, guests will experience the rich Amazon from the perspective of a conservationist and get to know Jean-Michel in the intimacy of a small group of fellow travellers.

Led by Jean-Michel and the fabulous local guides aboard Aria Amazon, guests will learn first-hand about what makes these regions just so precious.

Twice-daily excursions afford guests the opportunity to meet an indigenous community, head deep into the jungle in search of rare wildlife specific to the region and hit the local fresh markets.

There will also be the chance to see good work in action at the Manatee Rescue Centre in Iquitos, which rescues and rehabilitates orphaned Amazon manatees – one of various projects Aqua Expeditions supports.

“After journeys like this, I am inspired with the greatest sense of hope that we will continue to all work together and keep in motion the many solutions already in place for keeping this magnificent, vital river system alive and thriving,” Jean-Michel said.

 “I am looking forward to my next adventure on board the Aria Amazon with guests from the around the world as we explore together a place that connects us all to nature and to our water planet.” 

Each voyage will include evening talks with Cousteau and screenings of his award-winning films, with guests fuelled throughout by acclaimed Aria Amazon Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino’s native classics with an innovative twist.

The Jean-Michel Cousteau hosted cruises on Aria Amazon and lead-in pricing per person twin share are as follows:

3-night Discovery Cruise:  5 – 8 October 2018 priced from USD4350

4-night Explorer Cruise: 8 – 12 October 2018 priced from USD5600

7-night Expedition Cruise: 5 – 12 October 2018 priced from USD9950

For information and bookings please contact your travel agent or Aqua Expeditions Australia on 1300 124 204 or

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