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Amazon Dream: Flights

Flight Information

The Amazon Dream cruise operates out of Santarem, Brazil. To get to the Santarém-Maestro Wilson Fonseca Airport, you will need to take a one-hour flight from Manaus or Belem, or a 2 hour and 40 minute flight from Brasilia. If you need any help booking these flights, we work closely with South American flight specialists Exito Travel, who can coordinate domestic and international flights to seamlessly tie in with your cruise itinerary. 

Getting To Manaus

The Manaus Eduardo Gomes International Airport is located 15 km from the city centre. There are direct flights into Manaus, via Miami, Panama City, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. If you are flying from elsewhere in North America, you will either have to connect in Miami to Manaus, or fly directly into Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro and connect to a domestic flight to Manaus. 


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Direct Flights to Manaus from Miami: American Airlines, US Airways, and TAM Brazil. The duration of this flight is 5 hours and 20 minutes. 


Direct Flights to Manaus from Rio and Sao Paulo: GOL, Azul and TAM Brazil airlines. From Rio, there is approximately 1 flight per day. The duration of the flight is 4 hours and 10 minutes. From Sao Paulo, there are 5+ flights a day to Manaus. The duration of the flight is 4 hours. 


Direct Flights to Rio and Sao Paulo from North America: American Airlines, Air Canada, Continental, Delta and United Airlines that fly from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, LA, Miami, Newark, New York, Orlando, Washington, and Toronto. 


If you are traveling from Europe, Asia or Australia, please see our How to Get to Manaus Guide. 

Recommended Flights

The Amazon Dream runs on a flexible schedule, check with your Travel Specialist for recommended flight information. 

Transfer Information

Transfers to and from the Santarém-Maestro Wilson Fonseca Airport to the Amazon Dream are included. An Amazon Dream cruise representative will meet you at the airport. The transfer time from the airport to the cruise vessel is approximately 30 - 45 minutes. The transfer vehicle is an air-conditioned van. 

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Please note that a pre-arranged visa is required by holders of US, Canadian and Australian passports, in order to enter Brazil. Contact Us for more information or view our Visa & Reciprocity information post.

About Rainforest Cruises

Rainforest Cruises is a boutique travel company specializing in Amazon river cruises and tours, providing you with the finest collection of cruises in Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands and Panama. As South American travel experts we have all the advice you need to help you find and book your dream cruise and an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.


Geri Daniel loved her vacation with Rainforest Cruises.
We had an absolutely fabulous time on the cruise. Thank you again for the trip of a lifetime.
— Geri Daniel, Austin, TX
The Johannson family encounter a sloth on their rainforest cruise.
We had a wonderful time. We were all impressed with the efficiency and organization of the trip from start to finish.
— Jeanette Johannson & Family, USA