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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Magical Amazon

Join brand new ship Hanseatic Inspiration on this unique expedition along the mighty Amazon river, home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Includes exciting Zodiac excursions accompanied by experienced guides and a charter flight from Lima to Iquitos

Cruise Only
17 nights

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Amazon zodiac excursion
  • Meet the local tribes
  • Amazon wildlife
  • Zodiac excursion
  • Water buffalo
  • Mighty Amazon River
  • Explore on foot

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For generations, the Amazon has fuelled the imaginations of researchers and explorers. Follow in their footsteps on this once in a lifetime expedition along this mighty river which sets the rhythm of South America.

Your adventure begins in Iquitos, Peru located in the middle of evergreen jungle. Embark Hanseatic Inspiration and discover a rich diversity of flora and fauna as you glide downstream into the heart of the Amazon. In Pevas, board the Zodiacs and enjoy a visit to a native Peruvian settlement, and enjoy a nightime Zodiac trip near Cuxiu Muni, keeping an eye out for caiman whose eyes shine bright in the darkness.

Discover lively Manaus, a city of contrasts, as glass facades sit along splendid Art Nouveau architecture. Continue further downstream to Paratins and watch the locals perform a traditional dance in colourful costumes. Relax on stunning Alter do Chao beach and keep an eye out for pink dolphins as you board the Zodiacs in Guajara. You may also be lucky enough to spot toucans, yellow-headed caracaras and saffron finches. A daytime passage through the breathtaking Breves Channels lined with banana trees and palms is the perfect way to conclude this once-in-a-lifetime expedition to the heart of the Amazon.

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Magical Amazon Itinerary

Day 1 - Lima - Iquitos (Peru)

Take a charter flight from Lima to Iquitos and join Hanseatic Inspiration for your fascinating expedition.

Days 2-9 - Upper Amazon (Brazil)

Over 40,000 species of plants thrive in the Amazon rainforest on the banks of the Amazon river. You are sure to be overwhelmed by the sheer scale of the mighty Amazon. Hanseatic Inspiration will be in her element as she meanders along the river, and her Zodiacs will allow you to enjoy encounters with the flora and fauna. In Pevas, board the Zodiacs and discover ancient ways of life as you visit one of the oldest villages on the upper Amazon. See the traditional stilt buildings of this native Peruvian settlement. Explore Leticia's markets where the aromas of fresh spices and tropical fruits will surround you and parrots will soar overhead. After Rio Jutai, you'll be fully immersed in the sounds of the jungle. Enjoy a special nighttime Zodiac trip through the jungle of Cuxiu Muni and see the illuminated eyes of caiman. You'll also enjoy a cruise through the flooded forests of Badajos, home to squirrel monkeys.

Days 10-11 - Manaus

Manaus is a bustling city in the middle of the rainforest which has an eventful history. Explore the city's history and opera house on an optional excursion or perhaps take the optional scenic flight over Manaus.

Days 12-16 - Lower Amazon

In Canacari, enjoy a Zodiac ride through the floating water grass past the world's largest water lillies. Continue to the lively city of Parintins. During the 'Bumba-meu-boi', dancers tell the story of the resurrection of a bull. In Alter do Chao, take the opportunity to swim and bathe or simply relax, before continuing your Amazon adventure. Look out for pink dolphins as you explore Guajara by Zodiac, and keep an eye out for birds, including the toucan, one of the loudest. At the Rio Pucurui, you may also spot yellow-headed caracaras and saffron finches,

Day 17 - Breves Channels

Enjoy a daytime passage through the Breves Channels, home to a rich diversity of fish. The onboard experts will educate you as you navigate the channels past banana trees and palms.

Day 18 - Belem

Disembark Hanseatic Inspiration in Belem after your once-in-a-lifetime expedition.

Please note that a change of itinerary may become necessary on this expedition to the Amazon. The captain will decide on the best possible alternative depending on local conditions.

Price Includes

  • 17-night cruise in your chosen cabin category on board Hanseatic Inspiration, including all meals
  • Charter flight from Lima to Iquitos
  • All landings and trips by zodiac, expert guides and lectures
  • Champagne in your cabin on arrival
  • Mini-bar supplied with soft drinks daily
  • All applicable taxes and duties

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel to Lima and from Belem - we can arrange this for you, please contact us
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Travel Insurance
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