Amazon River Cruises

Sail down the iconic Amazon River, meandering through the rainforest paradise

Amazon River
A river cruise down the Amazon is the perfect way to explore South America in all its mysterious beauty. You will have the opportunity to experience enchanting cultures and eclectic landscapes firsthand as you travel the colossal continent – Ecuador and Chile to the west, Argentina to the south and Brazil to the east. Journey through the untouched jungle landscape of the rainforest, explore spectacular coastlines and study the wild varieties of flora and fauna that flourish within. On a river cruise through the Amazon, you will have the opportunity to explore these exciting South American countries, cultures and landscapes with adventurous shore excursions. Discover Iquitos in Peru or Leticia in Colombia; explore the iconic Amazon River and seize the chance to witness the pristine beauty of Brazil. Amazon River cruises offer you a wide range of routes and itineraries in order to help you experience South America in all its beauty. Many culminate in the Atlantic estuary before continuing onward to Miami, Florida or the Caribbean – your chance to prolong the South American cruise holiday of your dreams.
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Expert Tips for Cruising the Amazon River
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Sailing from San Juan with the Viking Sea
Enjoy a 21 night expedition in the Caribbean Sea sailing down to the Amazon River. This Viking Ocean cruise will take you to the likes of Barbados, Puerto Rico and, of course, the Brazilian inland - Manaus, Belem and the beautiful shores of the Amazon.
Our advice:
Sailing along the Amazon, you will be able to witness the beautiful confluence between Rio Negro and the Amazon River - don't miss it.

  • San Juan - San Juan
  • Caribbean,South America,Central America
  • December 2019 - March 2020

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22 day cruise with the Seabourn Quest to Manaus
This Seabourn Quest luxury South America cruise will see you exploring Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. You will spend the last few days sailing along the spectacular Amazon River to disembark in Manaus - the capital of the Amazonas.
Our advice:
When in Santarem, Brazil do visit the Centro Cultural Joao Fona, you will see ancient indigenous Tapajos artefacts.

  • Buenos Aires - Manaus
  • South America
  • 15.03.2020

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Voyage from Buenos Aires to Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) via Salvador da Bahia
This is a fantastic 36 night journey around the best spots in South and Central Americas. Depart from Buenos Aires, Argentina and sail through Brazil with its spectacular Amazon River and beaches of Rio de Janeiro, then go on to visit Barbados, the Dominican Republic and much more.
Our advice:
Try some delicious creative Brazilian cuisine at the Rocka Beach Lounge in Buzios, Brazil.

  • Buenos Aires - Fort Lauderdale
  • South America,Caribbean,Central America
  • 15.02.2020

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Top Amazon River Ports
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Manaus is the capital of Amazonas, Brazil's largest state, which is almost entirely covered by the Amazon rainforest. The surrounding jungle is home to various species of monkeys and birds. As Manaus is situated on the banks of the Rio Negro just a few kilometres from the mouth of the Amazon, the city benefited very well from the Amazon rubber boom, resulting in interesting architecture around town.

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The small Brazilian city of Santarém sits at the intersection of the Amazon River and the Rio Tapajós, the perfect place to watch the rivers flow into each other. In one part of Santarém, where the noisy jungle has crept into the city, howler monkeys and parrots perform with enthusiasm. The beach near the Alter do Chao district, on the other hand, offers a place for tourists and locals alike to rest and relax.

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Parintins is the second largest city in the Brazilian state of Amazonas. Sitting on the formal river island of Ilha Tupinambarana, the city is part of the eponymous microregion. Parintins is also the site of Bumba Meu Boi every June, the second biggest folklore festival behind Carnaval. During this event, spectators watch two costumed groups dance, sing and parade around the Bumbódromo stadium to recount a local legend.

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The Amazon River is the longest river in South America and one of the longest in the world. Although the river primarily flows through Brazil, it also passes through Colombia and Peru. The river is an integral part of the Amazon Rainforest, providing a habitat to the South American flora and fauna. The river was also responsible for the economic boom along its shores, promoting trade through the easy passage of boats.

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Boca da Valeria is a small Indigenous Brazilian village of about 100 inhabitants on the Amazon River. With no major roads around, the village is only accessible by boat. Visitors can catch a glimpse of what everyday life is like in an Amazonian village: greeting indigenous people in traditional garb, observing the local flora and fauna up close and experiencing native customs and traditions.

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Situated on the right bank of the Rio Tapajos is the district Alter do Chão in the Brazilian city of Santarém. The former village benefited from the Amazon rubber boom but suffered from a recession soon after. Nowadays, the district relies solely on tourism to support itself economically. Alter do Chão is the main tourist spot of Santarém, offering visitors and locals alike a beautiful freshwater beach with white sand.

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Macapa is located in the north of Brazil and at the mouth of the Amazon. It is the capital of Amapa and has about 345,000 residents. Macapa is known for its football stadium, whose center line coincides exactly with the equator.

Belém, Brazilfrom

At the southern edge of the Amazon lies Belém, the capital of Pará state. In the center stands the Museu Emilio Goeldi Paraense, a miniature version of the rainforest, which is as diverse and fascinating as the jungle itself.

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Filled with lively flora & fauna and riverside the Amazon, the rainforests near Boca dos Botos are surely not to be missed by curious adventurers while exploring this incredible region of Brazil.

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Guajara is a small village in the Pará state in Brazil, sitting between the Breves Narrows and Santarém on the north bank of the Amazon River. Further down the river heading inland is the Monte Alegre State Park, known for its numerous caves and ancient rock paintings. The Renascer Extractive Reserve is just across the river, boasting extravagant plants native to the Amazon Rainforest.

Iquitos, Perufrom

Iquitos is the largest city in the Peruvian rain forest with more than 400,000 inhabitants. The city is cut off by road from the outside world and only reachable by plane or by boat on the Amazon. Make sure to see the floating village, Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm and go on a jungle tour.

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Barra Norte Sea is situated near the Amazon River in Brazil.

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Belo Horizonte is the 6th largest city in Brazil with around 2.5 million people and is located in the southeast of the country. The city's top attractions are Mangabeiras Park and Alta Vila Tower, which offers a magnificent view over the beautiful city.

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Amazon River

Cruising on the Amazon River is well-known for its breathtaking scenery and colourful cultures. Embark on an exciting cruise along the Amazon River and take in the awe-inspiring views that South America has to offer. Between the lush rainforests, snow-capped mountains and towering waterfalls, there is no doubt that you will be consumed by the natural beauty of the region.