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+44 1756 706500

Amazon River Expedition National Geographic

On this unforgettable tropical expedition cruise along the legendary Amazon River, in partnership with National Geographic Expeditions, you will discover unique cultures and explore untouched rainforest which is home to an abundance of flora and fauna

Cruise Only
12 nights from £5490pp

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Amazon
  • Amazon river dolphin
  • Salvation Islands
  • Native Brazilians in the Amazon
  • Toucan

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Amazon River Expedition National Geographic Special Offer

Explore the heart of the River Amazon on this unique expedition cruise in partnership with National Geographic Expeditions, offering enrichment with a National Geographic Photographer and an Expert on board.

Cruise the Atlantic Coast of Brazil to reach the Amazon River, home to an array of flora and fauna, as well as traditional villages with stilt houses. Zodiac landings will allow you to experience daily life and get up close to a rich diversity of wildlife including toucans, hawks, ibises, parrots, iguanas, monkeys and buffaloes.

Keep an eye out for pink river dolphins during your time in pretty Santarem at the confluence of the Tapajos and Amazon Rivers, enjoy a performance from the traditional Boi Bumba festival in Parintins, and navigate the Strait of Breves to Belem with its lively open-air market. Continue to the once notorious Salvation Islands, now idyllic islands where exotic flora surrounds prison ruins.

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Amazon River Expedition National Geographic Itinerary

Day 1 - Cayenne (French Guiana)

Embark ship in Cayenne.

Day 2 - At sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.

Day 3 - Mucurui (Amazon, Brazil)

Spend the day in Mucurui.

Day 4 - Aquiqui

The Aquiqui River is one of the tributaries of the mighty Amazon, and home to a variety of flora and fauna. If water levels allow, you will be able to explore the branches of the river via Zodiac for the chance to see monkey squirrels, iguanas and roadside hawks. Later, cruise to Guajara, another tributary of the Amazon which is edged by a few dwellings. Keep an eye out for buffaloes, green iguanas and an array of birds, including the toco toucan. The river itself is renowned for being home to the pink river dolphin.

Day 5 - Santarem - Alter do Chao

Santarem is located at the confluence of the Tapajos and Amazon rivers, and flourished during the rubber boom. Just west of Santarem is the riverside town of Alter do Chao. It is best known for its Island of Love, an island ringed by a white-sand beach in front of the town.

Day 6 - Parintins

Upstream of Manaus is Paritins, known for its Boi Bumba festival which celebrates cultural diversity in the Amazon. The city is divided into two groups, the 'Caprichosos' in blue and the 'Garantidos' in red. All of the performances are related to themes in the Amazon. Enjoy a performance from this festival during your time here.

Day 7 - Santarem

Santarem is Amazonia's third largest city and offers a superb opportunity to discover the Amazonian ecosystems.

Day 8 - Lucia

Spend the day in Lucia.

Day 9 - Breves

Cruise the Strait of Breves where the dark waters of the Amazon will touch those of the Rio Tapajos without actually mixing.

Day 10 - Belem

Belem stretches along the Bay of Guajar on the Amazon Delta. The bustling waterfront is where you'll find the Ver-o-Peso market and Mercado de Ferro. Nearby is the neoclassic Da Paz Theatre, the Baroque cathedral of Se, and Presepio Fort. The Bosque Rodrigues-Alves Botanical Garden is worth a visit.

Day 11 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 12 - Salvation Islands (French Guiana)

The Salvation Islands lie off the coast of Kourou. They were once known as the 'Islands of the Devil' because the strong sea currents made getting to them difficult. Take the time to visit the remains of the notorious prison.

Day 13 - Cayenne

Disembark ship in Cayenne.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 12-night full board expedition cruise
  • Captain's welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • National Geographic Photographer, Expert and experienced expedition team
  • All landings and trips by Zodiac
  • Open bar serving unlimited complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks
  • 24 hour room service (selected menu)
  • Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi on board
  • Evening entertainments and events

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights - we can arrange these for you, please contact us
  • Port charges and taxes
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Travel insurance

Cruise Extensions

  • Guiana Space Centre Extension Extend your holiday with a pre-cruise overnight hotel stay in Cayenne including dinner. The following day enjoy lunch at local restaurant, a visit to the Space Centre and a panoramic tour of Cayenne with a drink at the famous Palmists bar before transferring to the ship. Contact us for more details.
  • Gabriel Creek Extension Extend your holiday after your cruise with a guided motorised boat trip along the Gabriel Creek, lunch at the Mercure Royal Amazonia and a demonstration of Djokan, an Amazonian martial art. Contact us for more details.

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Price Information

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