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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  Luxury Sailing
Sailing from Rio de Janeiro to Miami
Sailing from Rio de Janeiro to Miami
20 Nights with the Seven Seas Mariner
 17.12.2019
p.p.from $14,660
26 day expedition on board the Seven Seas Navigator from Miami
26 day expedition on board the Seven Seas Navigator from Miami
25 Nights with the Seven Seas Navigator
 15.11.2020
p.p.from $12,710
31 day cruise with the Seven Seas Mariner to Miami
31 day cruise with the Seven Seas Mariner to Miami
30 Nights with the Seven Seas Mariner
 07.12.2019
p.p.from $20,750
69 day journey from Los Angeles
69 day journey from Los Angeles
68 Nights with the Seven Seas Mariner
 29.10.2020
p.p.from $52,840
Sailing with Regent Seven Seas Cruises from Rio de Janeiro to Miami
Sailing with Regent Seven Seas Cruises from Rio de Janeiro to Miami
21 Nights with the Seven Seas Mariner
 15.12.2020
p.p.from $14,730
  30+ Night Cruises
21 day trip from Fort Lauderdale
21 day trip from Fort Lauderdale
20 Nights with the Queen Victoria
 21.01.2020
p.p.from $5,799
Cruising from Fort Lauderdale via Manaus
Cruising from Fort Lauderdale via Manaus
30 Nights with the ms Volendam
 20.11.2019
p.p.from $6,249
Trip with the ms Volendam from Fort Lauderdale
Trip with the ms Volendam from Fort Lauderdale
32 Nights with the ms Volendam
 19.11.2020
p.p.from $7,599
Travelling from Buenos Aires via Montevideo
Travelling from Buenos Aires via Montevideo
36 Nights with the Seabourn Quest
 15.03.2020
p.p.from $16,999
32 day journey to Rio de Janeiro from Southampton
32 day journey to Rio de Janeiro from Southampton
31 Nights with the Queen Victoria
 10.01.2020
p.p.from $6,879
  Amazon & Antarctica
Sail with the Queen Victoria from Fort Lauderdale
Sail with the Queen Victoria from Fort Lauderdale
56 Nights with the Queen Victoria
 21.01.2020
p.p.from $14,819
58 day cruise with the Seabourn Quest to Miami
58 day cruise with the Seabourn Quest to Miami
57 Nights with the Seabourn Quest
 23.02.2020
p.p.from $31,999
Sailing from Fort Lauderdale via Fortaleza
Sailing from Fort Lauderdale via Fortaleza
77 Nights with the ms Volendam
 05.01.2020
p.p.from $13,849
Journey with Cunard from Hamburg
Journey with Cunard from Hamburg
82 Nights with the Queen Victoria
 08.01.2020
p.p.from $19,099
Breath-taking expedition from Southampton with Cunard
Breath-taking expedition from Southampton with Cunard
78 Nights with the Queen Victoria
 10.01.2020
p.p.from $17,879
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Kerryn
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
  • Amazon River,South America,Caribbean,Central America
  • December 2019 - March 2020

from $9,495
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Kelly
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,Amazon River
  • 15.03.2020

from $10,499
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Harvey
37 day sail on board the ms Volendam from Buenos Aires
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
  • Amazon River,South America,Canada and the USA East Coast,Caribbean,Central America,North America
  • 15.02.2020

from $7,349
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Top Amazon River Ports
Manaus, Brazilfrom
$5,799

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.

Highlights of Manaus
  • Visit the Renaissance Revival-style opera house Teatro Amazonas
  • Watch the waters of the Rio Negro and Solimões River meet without mixing
  • Walk on the wide sand beaches on Praia da Ponta Negra during sunset
Santarém, Brazilfrom
$5,799

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.

Highlights of Santarém
  • Watch the Amazon and Rio Tapajós meet from Mirante do Tapajós Square
  • See ancient indigenous Tapajós artefacts at the Centro Cultural João Fona
  • Study the natural textiles from Brazilian artist Dica Frazão at the Museu Dica Frazão
Parintins, Brazilfrom
$6,999

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.

Highlights of Parintins
  • Celebrate with the locals during the Parintins Folklore Festival
  • Visit the Square of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the city centre
  • Enjoy regional cuisine, rich in fish
Amazon Riverfrom
$8,070

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.

Highlights of the Amazon River
  • Go on a jungle walk and learn about the wildlife within the Amazon Rainforest
  • Hop on a skiff and fish for red-bellied piranha
  • Witness the amazing confluence between the Rio Negro and the Amazon River
Boca da Valeria, Brazilfrom
$8,070

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.

Highlights of Boca da Valeria
  • Support the village by buying local art and donating school supplies to the children
  • Take photos with traditionally-outfitted indigenous Brazilians
  • Hop on a boat to tour the charming village
Alter do Chão, Brazilfrom
$8,070

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.

Highlights of Alter do Chão
  • Sail to the Ilha do Amor (Island of Love) for a picturesque beach
  • Explore the Lago Verde lagoon by canoe or stand-up paddle
  • Go on a boat tour to forest reserves
Macapa, Brazilfrom
$5,799
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
$10,495
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.
Guajara, Brazilfrom
$6,999

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.

Highlights of Guajara
  • Venture into the Renascer Extractive Reserve
  • Study the prehistoric rock paintings at Monte Alegre State Park
  • Observe the native plants and animals
Jaú National Park, Brazilfrom
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The Jaú National Park is the second largest national park in Brazil. The park offers a variety of animals to discover, among which are jaguars, tapirs, manatees and crocodiles. In year 2003, the park was expanded so that today it is about 52000 square kilometers in size and is known as the Central Amazon Conservation Compley.
Novo Airão, Brazilfrom
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Rio Aturia, Brazilfrom
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Pevas, Perufrom
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Pevas is a small town on the Amazon river in the Loreto region of Peru.
Lago Carauacu, Brazilfrom
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Ilha da Botija, Brazilfrom
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Ilha da Botija is an island northeast of the town of Coari in the Amazonas region of Brazil. The Amazon River flows past the north and south ends of the island, splitting it off from the mainland. The island stretches 25 kilometres from its most northeastern point to its most southwestern. Ilha da Botija features seven lakes, spread across the entirety of the island. The rest of the island is lush with tropical trees and plants.

Highlights of Ilha da Botija
  • Stare in wonder at the amazing natural sights
  • See what animals congregate at the lakes
  • Take a trip into town and visit Coari
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.