Aqua Expeditions Announces Exclusive Hosted Departures for 2017 on the Amazon and Mekong Rivers

Aria AmazonAqua Expeditions, one of world’s leading luxury river cruise companies, has announced two new hosted voyages for 2017 after the extraordinary success of the programs in 2016.
Guests will have the exclusive chance to join company founder and CEO, Francesco Galli Zugaro, or consulting chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, on its vessels on the Peruvian Amazon and Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia. Guests on these select departures will participate in special itineraries that showcase the creative innovations and entrepreneurial spirit that make the company’s cruises unique.

While exploring on his favorite excursions, founder and CEO Francesco Galli Zugaro will share his vision for creating this award-winning cruise company. Guests can join him on a biking adventure through the local streets along the Mekong or kayak with him on the gentle flows of the Amazon to spot indigenous wildlife. Over cocktails, Zugaro will discuss topics from conceptualization and design to the construction and launch of each vessel.

Founder-Hosted Departures:
Aqua Mekong: Four-night departure from May 26-30, 2017 or August 25-29, 2017
Aria Amazon: Four-night departure from November 6-10, 2017

Consulting chef on the Aria Amazon, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino – who is the chef and owner of Malabar and AmAz – two of Lima’s most cutting-edge restaurants – invites gastronomes to explore the flavors of the Amazon with him. Guests will take cooking classes with Chef Schiaffino and travel together to the local markets to learn about locally grown and harvested ingredients that are essential to creating his signature dishes on board, such as the Coconut Tapioca with Mango Sorbet and Causa with Shrimp Escabeche.

Chef-Hosted Departures:
Aria Amazon: Four-night departure from October 9-13, 2017
Aria Amazon: Four-night departure from November 20-24, 2017

(Aqua Expeditions)