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Rainforest Cruises is a boutique travel company specializing in Amazon River cruises and riverboat tours.

The Amazon is the largest tropical rainforest on Earth, home to unfathomable numbers of exotic plants and animals. Virtually unrivalled in scale, biodiversity and adventure, Amazonia truly is a region distinguished by superlatives.

Discover the wealth of this magical wilderness while cruising aboard any of our expedition riverboats, from cheap and cheerful Amazon River tours, to ultra-luxury Amazon cruises.

Whatever your tastes and budget, we have the solution for your Amazon River cruise.


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  • Peru: Cattleya (comfort)
  • Brazil: Tucano (comfort)
  • Brazil: Desafio (comfort)
  • Peru: Delfin II (luxury)
  • Ecuador: Anakonda (comfort)
  • Ecuador: Manatee (budget)
  • Peru: Selva Viva (budget)
  • Peru: Delfin I (luxury)
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Amazon River Cruises and Rainforest Tours
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Amazon Motor Yacht Tucano
M/Y Tucano | Brazilian Authenticity | 5 days from $1,779
Delfin I Luxury Amazon Cruise Ship
Delfin I | A Luxury, Boutique Cruising Vessel | 4 days from $3,495
Amazon River Cruise
Jacaré-Açu | Adventure, Ecology & Comfort | 5 days from $1,299
Aria Luxury Amazon Cruise Peru
M/V Aria | Pure Luxury in Peru's Amazon | 4 days from $2,849
Peru Amazon Cruise
Amazon Dream | Exploring the Tapajos River | 5 days from $1,389
Brazil Amazon Clipper River Cruise
Clipper | Great Value Brazilian Amazon | 3 days from $650
Anakonda Amazon Cruise Ecuador
Anakonda | Superior Cruising in Ecuador's Amazon | 4 days from $1,595
Machu Picchu
15% Off Select Land Tours with Cruise Booking | Click to Learn More
2014 Brazil World Cup Manaus Amazon Cruise Package
2014 Brazil World Cup Amazon Cruise Package Now Available | 5 days just $1,999!

Amazon River Cruise Packages

2014 World Cup Manaus Amazon Cruise Package

2014 Brazil World Cup Manaus Amazon CruisesIn 2014, the greatest sporting spectacle on Earth, the World Cup will be hosted by Brazil, the first to be held in South America since 1978. The world’s 32 best footballing nations will compete against each other to try to get their hands on the iconic World Cup Trophy and be crowned world champions.

When one thinks of Brazil with its friendly people, vibrant culture and beautiful landscapes, images of carnival processions, football with flair and the Amazon and its wildlife instantly spring to mind. Brazilians know how to party, and they live and breathe football, so the World Cup is due to be one of the biggest fiestas in history!

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ManausAs a destination and cruise specialist in Brazil's Amazon, we here at Rainforest Cruises have put together an incredible World Cup Amazon Cruise package for fans heading to Manaus that not only want to experience the World Cup, but also want to see the magic, flair and passion of Brazil’s Amazonas region and its peoples. The matches being played in Manaus are:

England vs Italy (June 14th)
Cameroon vs Croatia (June 18th)
USA vs Portugal (June 22nd)
Honduras vs Switzerland (June 25th) 

With 5-day Amazon cruises and guaranteed accommodation on a traditional riverboat, equipped with satellite TV and mooring in Manaus on match days, fans with or without tickets can experience all the excitement of the World Cup in one of the most amazing destinations on the planet.

For those who aren’t lucky enough to book themselves on one of our World Cup Manaus Amazon Cruises, never fear! We have plenty of other options for you. We offer Amazon Cruises, Jungle Lodge stays and Land Tours that can be booked all year round.

So if you are in Brazil, or anywhere in South America for that matter, before or after the World Cup, we can arrange your holiday for you.


5 Days Only: $1,999

Rio de Janeiro and Brazil Amazon Cruise

Jacare-Acu Brazil Amazon CruiseBrazil Amazon CruiseIn recent years, Brazil has entered the world travel stage as a top destination. Friendly people, vibrant culture, rich ecosystems, and beautiful landscapes are yours to discover. Our featured Brazil tour incorporates contemporary Rio with the enigmatic Amazon in ten exciting days!

Start by taking some time to relax and enjoy one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Rio de Janeiro. Visiting Corcovado and Sugar Loaf, we take in the highlights, while leaving some time for rest, relaxation and a cold caipirinha on Ipanema or Copacabana Beach.

We then proceed to Manaus, the Sunset at Ipanema Beach, RioRio de Janeirounequivocal economic capital of the Amazon. Here we will board our traditional Brazilian riverboat for an Amazon River cruise. We will explore the virgin forests that comprise the Amazon Ecological Corridor - the largest protected area in the Amazon Rainforest.

Traveling aboard either Awape or Jacare-Asu, we will encounter the wonders of this vast wilderness in the company of our professional guides and crew.


10 Days From: $2,295

Machu Picchu & Peru Amazon River Cruise
Machu Picchu and Amazon Cruise Tour Peru

This incredible Andes and Amazon tour will take you to the heart of the Inca Empire and deep into the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Peru is one of the world’s best vacation destinations owing to its rich cultural and natural history. Explore the incredible complexity of Machu Picchu, and cruise aboard a classic riverboat in search of rare, elusive Amazonian wildlife with Rainforest Cruises.

Starting with an arrival to the high Andes, you will spend the next few days exploring the rich history and archaeology of the region. Enjoy breath-taking Andean landscapes, the beauty of colonial Cusco, and the jaw-dropping, timeless architecture of Machu Picchu.

Amatista Amazon Cruise PeruFrom the highlands, you will make your way to the jungle city of Iquitos. Only accessible by air or by boat, Iquitos is a tropical city filled with energy, warmth, and surrounded by vast tropical rainforests.

Aboard the Amatista, a beautiful, hand-crafted, classic wooden Amazon riverboat, explore deep into the wildlife-rich Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. In the company of expert naturalist guides, the secrets of the Amazon will be revealed in living color.


8 Days From: $2,529

Galapagos and Ecuador Amazon River Cruise

Our Galapagos Islands and Amazon cruise adventure is action-packed, and designed for the discerning nature enthusiast. Discover Ecuador's beautiful landscapes, rich rainforests, ancient islands and highly-specialized, endemic species with Rainforest Cruises.

Manatee Amazon Explorer CruiseCruise in style down the Napo River in Ecuador’s Amazon, (El Oriente), aboard either the Manatee Explorer or the Anakonda. Over four days you will explore the wealth of diversity unique to the Yasuni National Park and Cuyabeno Reserve. Discover the wildlife and local indigenous cultures that inhabit this portion of the Amazon, and the balance being forged between economic and conservation interests in this incredibly important biological hotspot.

Galapagos Giant TortoiseBut your adventure doesn't stop there! As well as your Amazon cruise you will travel to the enchanting Galapagos Islands, a must do on anyone's wish-list. Ecuador boasts stunning biodiversity considering its relatively small size, apparent none more so than in this wonder of nature. Aboard the spectacular Galapagos Legend, explore this evolutionary marvel, the inspiration for Darwin’s Origin of the Species, in the presence of iconic species such as the Galapagos Tortoise, the Marine Iguana, and the Galapagos Penguin.

Remembery your itinerary can be tailored in any way to suit your needs. Why not stay longer in the Amazon or the Galapagos, or select your preferred Galapagos cruise ship to go on?


11 Days From: $3,439

Amazon Tour Extensions

Inca Trail Machu PicchuHike the Inca Trail before or after your cruise! South America is a wonderfully diverse, compelling continent, with dramatic mountains, awe-inspiring waterfalls and glaciers, eerie deserts, wildlife-filled islands, Pacific and Atlantic beaches, and rich cultures, both ancient and modern to name but a few. You will probably want to explore more of it before or after your Amazon River cruise.

With many years experience in travel to the region, we have in depth knowledge to make all the arrangements and put together a customized itinerary for your own personal South American adventure.

Iguazu FallsVisit Iguazu Falls on our Rio & Iguazu TourAnd what's more, we currently offer 15% off all our add-on land tours to anyone booking an Amazon or Galapagos cruise with us!

So to organise your tour to the spectacular Machu Picchu, the incredible Iguazu Falls, the magical Galapagos Islands, exciting Buenos Aires or maybe a trip to Rio and its sunny Copacabana Beach, the beautiful Ecuadorian Highlands or wherever tickles your fancy,

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  Best-Selling Amazon Cruises

Delfin I Amazon cruiseRelax in your own private whirlpoolLuxury, first-class Amazon River cruises from Iquitos, Peru.

A chance to be one of a select group to visit the remote Pacaya Samiria National Reserve - the largest protected wetland reserve in the world and one of the areas of highest bio-diversity - aboard the luxurious Delfin I or II.

These boutique Amazon riverboats combine traditional design and craftsmanship, with all modern comforts. 

A world of flora and fauna awaits you ... if you can force yourself to leave the comfortable surroundings of the Delfin cruiseships!

Delfin I

There are only four suites on board, and so your journey will be personalized and intimate; and the Delfin prides itself on its cuisine and service. This all adds up to a unique, luxury-class Amazon river cruise! Read More

Delfin II

Delfin II Amazon cruiseCruise in luxury aboard the Delfin I or IIBuilt in 2009, the Delfin II has fourteen large guest suites providing all the comforts of world-class cruising, yet preserving the atmosphere of casual and refined elegance.

The public areas include a dining room on the second deck, an observation deck, bar, entertainment center, library, and a special hammock sun deck. These provide the perfect areas to relax and enjoy the company of your fellow Amazon travelers. Read More

Aqua Amazon CruiseSuite aboard the AquaAqua

The 130-foot-long, M/V Aqua is the first true luxury cruise ship on the northern Amazon River in Peru and was custom built to cruise the Amazon, offer an extraordinary level of comfort for its guests.

The M/V Aqua can accommodate a maximum of 24 cruise ship guests plus crew. This luxury Amazon cruise ship is the perfect size to sail along the Amazon River, providing lavish common areas, sumptuous sleeping accommodations, and world-class gourmet dining. Modern navigation technologies and standards for cruise ship travel ensure that your Amazon cruise will be as safe as it will be extraordinary.
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Aria Amazon CruiseAmazon navigation in luxury aboard the Aria

After the success of the M/V Aqua, the 147-foot-long, M/V Aria was launched in 2011 as the second Amazon cruiseship in the fleet, operating on the northern Amazon River in Peru.

It was custom-built by renowned Peruvian architect, Jordi Puig, and offers the same levels of service, attention-to-detail and dazzling itineraries as the Aqua. Read More

Awape Amazon CruiseAdventurous itineraries aboard the AwapéAwapé & Jacaré-Açu

These charming sister boats have special authorization to operate in some of the most remote parts of the Brazilian Amazon

They offer incredible scenery and wonderful wildlife-spotting opportunities, not to mention thrilling itineraries combining adventure, ecology and comfort.



Jacare-Acu Amazon River Cruise BrazilA Brazilian Amazon adventure aboard the Jacaré-Açu

The Awapé is the smaller of the two vessels, and with just 3 cabins guarantees an intimate and action-packed cruise.

Tree climbing, jungle hikes, parasailing, inflatable tubes and piranha fishing are just some of the exciting activities you can try your hand at. Read More



Being larger, the Jacaré-Açu is used for departures of 8 or more passengers.

Inspired by the traditional charm of the caboclo culture of the region, the cuisine is rich in local ingredients and influence, and the itinerary visits and supports Amazon riverside communities. Read More

Manatee Amazon Cruise EcuadorExciting Jungle Adventures aboard the ManateeManatee Amazon Explorer

Starting from the jungle town of Coca, the Manatee operates in the pristine upper basins of the Napo and Aguarico Rivers in Ecuador's Amazon, around the Limoncocha Wildlife Reserve and Yasuni National Park.

With over 20 years' experience in Amazon riverboat cruises, the Manatee offers exciting jungle adventures with all the necessary comforts. 4, 5, 8 and 10-day itineraries available. Read More


Anakonda Amazon Cruise Ecuador CocaCruise Ecuador's Amazon in Style on the AnakondaThe Anakonda is the Superior-Class sister ship to the legendary Manatee. Boasting 14 spacious standard cabins on the Main Deck, and 4 VIP cabins on the Upper Decks she has capacity for 44 discerning passengers.

Facilities include a lift - which is great news for wheelchair users who wish to visit the Amazon - and a spacious sun deck equipped with sun loungers ideal for relaxing and observing wildlife.

 There will even be the chance to try 'glamping' - up-scale camping - in the rainforest, overnight, for a truly unforgettable experience. Read More

Clipper Traditional Amazon Cruise BrazilEnjoy the Wildlife of Brazil's Amazon aboard a Traditional RiverboatClipper Traditional

Exclusively designed for cruising on the tributaries of the Amazon River in Brazil, the Amazon Clipper offers unsurpassed wildlife-watching opportunities and the best in small-ship cruising.

Built with traditional riverboat lines it boasts such comforts and facilities as air-conditioned cabins, en-suite bathrooms, a covered dining room with bar and library and a sundeck with 360 degree panoramic view. Read More


Clipper Premium

Clipper Premium Amazon Cruise BrazilPremium Small-Ship Amazon CruisingIdeal for those who want a comprehensive and comfortable snapshot of Brazil's Amazon region, the Clipper Premium's shallow draught allows visits to locations inaccessible to many other boats.

Being the larger of the sister ships the Clipper Premium is more spacious, with lower beds, hot showers, lecture room and whirlpools for relaxing. Read More