An Amazon cruise is the ultimate jungle adventure. From
the endless green carpet of tree tops that make up the
rainforest to the exotic wildlife that inhabits the waters of
the mighty Amazon River, an Amazon cruise will reveal
an awe-inspiring ecosystem that is both captivating and
If you've ever wanted to see herds of pink dolphins in their
natural habitat, or uncover unique medicinal plants found
nowhere else in the world, an Amazon cruise could be just
the type of vacation that you are looking for !
When choosing your Amazon cruise you'll find that you
are presented with two distinct choices of cruise
vacation. If you're looking to tour the Amazon from the
comfort of a large luxury cruise liner, Amazon cruises
leaving from the city of Manaus in the heart of the
Amazon Rainforest are ideal..
Manaus, at the confluence of the Negro and Amazon Rivers
represents the furthest point upstream that large Amazon cruise
liners can venture. Here, the Amazon is 11kms wide, and it is
the main port from where many of the larger cruise liners set sail..
The second Amazon cruise option offers travelers the
opportunity to explore the head of the Amazon River in
Eastern Peru. Here, some 6,000kms west of the River's
exit point into the Atlantic Ocean, the Amazon
ecosystem is at its most diverse..
The river is much narrower here, so Amazon cruise crafts are
smaller, taking the form of riverboats with a capacity to hold no
more than 50 or 60 passengers. The favored port of departure and
return on a Peru Amazon cruise is located at the city of Iquitos.
Most passengers arrive at Iquitos by air on an internal flight from
Lima - the capital of Peru..
An unforgettable adventure No matter where your Amazon cruise
departs from, what you'll see and hear along the way will dazzle,
entertain and often render you speechless! You could take in a
shore excursion where you'll meet a local shaman in a remote
Amazonian village, or perhaps you'll go trekking in the jungle on a
quest to discover rare species of plant and animal..
From the cruise boat too the Amazon is full of surprises! Imagine
coming face to face with the smallest monkey in the world as it
dangles from a tree branch close to your boat, or watching the
mesmerizing display of a shimmering six-foot Golden Dourada
one of the most beautiful freshwater fish in the world. It really does
make for an unforgettable experience..
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