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

Natural Wonders of the Amazon

Explore the Amazon river and cross the Equator on this fascinating luxury expedition cruise on new ship La Champlain, with Zodiac trips for close encounters with unique wildlife

Cruise Only
12 nights

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Amazon river
  • Amazon wildlife
  • Amazon
  • Manaus
  • Amazon jungle

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of the legendary Amazon river on this unforgettable 12-night expedition cruise.

Sail from the city of Cayenne, in French Guiana, to the Salvation Islands which were once home to French prisoners and then on to the beautiful city of Belém. Cruise the mighty Amazon River with possible ports of call including Guajara, Curua-Una, Parintins and Silves.

Enjoy outings and shore visits in Zodiac inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides, and see an incredible variety of endemic wildlife including toucans, ibises, parrots, lizards, monkeys, buffaloes and more. At Santarem, located at the confluence of the Tapajos and Amazon Rivers, there may be the chance to spot pink river dolphins.

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Natural Wonders of the Amazon Itinerary

Day 1 - Cayenne (French Guiana)

Embark Le Champlain in Cayenne.

Day 2 - Iles du Salut

Known in English as the Salvation Islands, Emperor Napoleon III sent prisoners from the French mainland to these three tiny islands, which were considered escape-proof. Today, the islands are a relaxing hideaway with several restored prison buildings and abundant wildlife including green-winged Ara macaws, capuchin monkeys and sea turtles.

Day 3 - At sea

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

Days 4-5 - Belem (Brazil)

Belem is the gateway to the Amazon and boasts impressive baroque colonial architecture, a fascinating botanical garden, a lively waterfront and colourful markets.

Day 6 - Abacate - Ilha Ituquara

Le Champlain cruises through the green corridor of the Strait of Breves to the banks of the Amazon.

Days 7-12 - Cruising the Amazon river

Cruise the mighty Amazon River with possible ports of call including Guajara, Curua-Una, Parintins and Silves. Enjoy outings and shore visits in Zodiac inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides, and see an incredible variety of endemic wildlife including toucans, ibises, parrots, lizards, monkeys, buffaloes and more. At Santarem, located at the confluence of the Tapajos and Amazon Rivers, there may be the chance to spot pink river dolphins.

Day 13 - Manaus

Disembark Le Champlain in Manaus and transfer to the airport for the flight to Miami.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Subject to weather and river conditions. The expedition highlights, encounters with the wildlife and itineraries described illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.

Price Includes

  • 12-night full board cruise on Le Champlain
  • Flights from Manaus to Miami or vice versa
  • Captain's welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • Zodiac landings, moderate walks and active hikes accompanied by an expedition team
  • French/English speaking guest speakers
  • Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, selection of wines served with meals.
  • 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. These flights can be added.
  • Port charges and taxes
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Travel insurance

Special Features

  • Should your flight transit via the USA, a visa or ESTA may be required. Please contact USA consulate website for details.
  • Brazil: Should you need a visa for Brazil, we strongly recommend you start the necessary application process early.
  • Yellow fever inoculation is compulsory. You will need to bring with you your original proof of international yellow fever vaccination.
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Map for Natural Wonders of the Amazon