Embark on a voyage of discovery as you cruise through the magnificent Amazon Rainforest. Explore what is known to be the largest tropical rainforest on earth. Every nature loving traveller must have dreamt of trekking through the Amazon Rainforest and waking up to the call of a thousand birds, now is your chance with a once in a lifetime Amazon cruise. Beneath the Canopy of this remarkable rainforest lies one of the most crammed and diverse ecosystems in the world, you can explore this jungle in quest of monkeys, butterflies and colourful birdlife knowing you will return to your luxurious cruise ship at the end of a tiring day of exploration.
A cruise to the Amazon will allow you take in ports such as Manaus, the capital of the Amazon and a port in the heart of the rainforest where you can take advantage of many shore excursions available such as a rainforest walk or an exciting overnight trip into the centre of the Amazon jungle where you will stay in a fantastic tree top lodge, be able to spot wildlife such as monkeys, sloths and parrots and even learn jungle survival tips!
Experience the famous 'Wedding of the Waters' as you cruise into Santarem where the Tapajos and Amazon waters meet. The lakes and forests of this area are home to copious species of bird and trips can be made to Eco Maica Lake and Alter Chao Village, this charming island fishing village sits beside a turquoise lagoon and one of the loveliest white sand beaches on the Rio Tapajos. Here you can swim in the clear waters, visit the Indian Museum and maybe try a glass of local quarana, made from caffeine rich seeds. Take a riverboat journey on the Curua Una River and admire the serene beauty of this unspoilt area as you arrive at Vitoria-Regia lake, home to giant water-lillys, this beautiful lake offers you the once in a lifetime chance to fish for piranha!
Other ports of call on a cruise from the Amazon include Boca da Valeria, a remote village where you can experience firsthand how the people of the Amazon live, they offer many handmade crafts for sale so why not pick up a truly memorable keepsake, and the town of Parintins where on a shore visit you can be entertained at a special recreation of the villagers' annual 'Boi Bumba' festival.