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February 23, 2018 | Last Modified: 2018

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A recognized travel company and leader in luxury, small ship cruising since 2007, Aqua Expeditions explores the world’s most legendary waterways, the Amazon River in Peru and the Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia. Our luxury cruiselines, the Aria Amazon on Peru’s Amazon River and the Aqua Mekong sailing the Mekong River, feature a 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio, outstanding levels of customer service, complimentary wines/beers, unique cultural excursions, active adventures by kayak and bicycle, experienced naturalist tour guides, wildlife, discovery, entertainment and fun.

Responsibility

In such magnificent natural environments as Amazonia and the Mekong Delta, the team at Aqua Expeditions can see very clearly that responsible, eco-friendly operations play a crucial role in protecting the health of the people, wildlife and natural environments where our river cruises take you. We are genuinely committed to keeping the great rivers of the world clean and beautiful, for today and for generations to come. To achieve our company goals for sustainable travel & standing out as the best river cruise lines on the Amazon and Mekong, Aqua Expeditions has successfully developed a number of responsible ecotourism practices with standards set well above the environmental protection requirements of local regulations for river cruises.

Business Case

Aqua Expeditions social outreach efforts include: 1. Educating residents of the communities we visit in natural resources management. 2. Providing ongoing community support to encourage the protection of endangered species such as the Amazonian Manatee, paiche freshwater fish, Taricaya turtles and a variety of great monkeys, as well as aguaje palms, lupuna trees and others indigenous flora. 3. Creating job opportunities: Aqua Expeditions makes a committed effort to employ local guides, whose passion for sharing knowledge creates an unforgettable adventure for travelers. In the Amazon, we also hire local ribereños to join the guides on the guest excursions. Additionally, many of the unique items used on board or sold at the boutique such as napkin holders, tablemats, and fans are sourced directly from artisans in the communities which we actively visit and support. 4. Promoting sustainable tourism to residents of the communities we visit as an economic alternative to over-use of natural resources within their territories. 5. With the aim of improving the daily lives of local river inhabitants, Aqua Expeditions created three donation kits (classified into three areas: Sanitation, Education and Nutrition) that are available onboard the Aria Amazon for guests to purchase during the river cruises.

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A recognized travel company and leader in luxury, small ship cruising since 2007, Aqua Expeditions explores the world’s most legendary waterways, the Amazon River in Peru and the Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia. Our luxury cruiselines, the Aria Amazon on Peru’s Amazon River and the Aqua Mekong sailing the Mekong River, feature a 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio, outstanding levels of customer service, complimentary wines/beers, unique cultural excursions, active adventures by kayak and bicycle, experienced naturalist tour guides, wildlife, discovery, entertainment and fun.

In such magnificent natural environments as Amazonia and the Mekong Delta, the team at Aqua Expeditions can see very clearly that responsible, eco-friendly operations play a crucial role in protecting the health of the people, wildlife and natural environments where our river cruises take you. We are genuinely committed to keeping the great rivers of the world clean and beautiful, for today and for generations to come. To achieve our company goals for sustainable travel & standing out as the best river cruise lines on the Amazon and Mekong, Aqua Expeditions has successfully developed a number of responsible ecotourism practices with standards set well above the environmental protection requirements of local regulations for river cruises.

Aqua Expeditions social outreach efforts include: 1. Educating residents of the communities we visit in natural resources management. 2. Providing ongoing community support to encourage the protection of endangered species such as the Amazonian Manatee, paiche freshwater fish, Taricaya turtles and a variety of great monkeys, as well as aguaje palms, lupuna trees and others indigenous flora. 3. Creating job opportunities: Aqua Expeditions makes a committed effort to employ local guides, whose passion for sharing knowledge creates an unforgettable adventure for travelers. In the Amazon, we also hire local ribereños to join the guides on the guest excursions. Additionally, many of the unique items used on board or sold at the boutique such as napkin holders, tablemats, and fans are sourced directly from artisans in the communities which we actively visit and support. 4. Promoting sustainable tourism to residents of the communities we visit as an economic alternative to over-use of natural resources within their territories. 5. With the aim of improving the daily lives of local river inhabitants, Aqua Expeditions created three donation kits (classified into three areas: Sanitation, Education and Nutrition) that are available onboard the Aria Amazon for guests to purchase during the river cruises.

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