Need to know
1pm, but flexible, depending on your transfer times and subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 6pm.
There’s no WiFi onboard. Think of it as an opportunity to disconnect, allowing yourself to be drawn deeper into the enigmatic jungle.
In 2018, the boat will dock for maintenance from 11–24 May and 26 November–9 December.
At the hotel
Indoor and outdoor lounge areas; observation deck; treatment room; gym; boutique. In rooms: air-conditioning, free bottled water, eco-friendly bath products by Kara.
Our favourite rooms
All the suites are the same size and style, with polished timber floors, king-size beds and floor-to-ceiling windows facing the river. The only difference is whether you opt for a suite on the first or second deck: first deck suites are almost flush with the surface of the water, making you feel very connected to the river. The second deck suites will give you a loftier outlook and place you closer to the lounge and deck areas.
There’s a Jacuzzi at the front of the top deck, giving you a panoramic view as you soak. We’d recommend hightailing it there after you get back from the day’s excursion – there’s no better place to cool off.
Get back into a more natural rhythm with a visit to the onboard spa, where you can get massages that incorporate Amazonian herbal aromatherapy techniques. All of the oils used in the treatments are completely natural, extracted from indigenous ingredients like coconut and vanilla.
For excursions, you'll need cool, light clothing that you’d wear to trek through a jungle. Pack some smarter threads for the evening.
There are steps between each deck and no specially adapted rooms, so the boat isn't suited to wheelchair users.
Over-7s are welcome onboard, and can sleep on the sofa beds in each room for an additional 40 per cent of the rate.
Designed to be as green as possible, the Aria is fitted with an innovative exhaust system to minimise emissions and noise. The staff use biodegradable cleaning products by Ecolab, and all of the bath products in the suites are environmentally kind. At least 70 per cent of the ingredients used in meals are sourced locally.