June travel news: Editor’s picks
Aqua Expeditions cruise on the new M/V Aria, Peru
Aqua Expeditions have launched their second boat for cruising in style along the Peruvian Amazon and into the nature reserve of Pacaya Samiria. Designed by Peruvian architect Jordi Puig, the 147 ft new M/V Aria can host up to 32 guests, plus crew. All 16 suites have floor-to-ceiling windows so you can spot pink Amazon River dolphins from the comfort of your bed. Of course, comfort is of the essence here, with the vessel kitted out with an outdoor Jacuzzi, gym and upper deck lounge. Peruvian chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, who owns Malabar and La Pescaderia restaurants in Lima, is in charge of the cuisine, serving up local delicacies, like lamb with quinoa. Trips can be booked for three, four or seven nights and we recommend not to miss out on the piranha fishing.