A traditional wooden Amazon riverboat operating out of Santarem, Brazil
The Amazon Dream is an exceptional, and yet traditional, Brazilian riverboat affording passengers the chance to follow in the footsteps of some of the great Amazonian explorers, while enjoying all the comfort and hospitality they could ask for.
Additional flights to and from Santarém are required, from either Manaus or Belém. Santarem features a fascinating 'meeting of the waters' whereby the Amazon River's milky colored water runs beside a deep-blue colored river, without mixing.
Her nine cabins are spacious and well-fitted; the guides are hugely knowledgeable and enthusiastic; the chef is a master at turning out wonderful meals based on local ingredients and recipes ... and the barman knows all the cocktails that can be made from the rich array of Amazon fruits!
The itineraries - of five, six or ten days (and special 7-day departures for New Years) - have been honed over the years to offer a great mix of natural history, local contact and relaxation, in an area of the Brazilian jungle less often visited around Santarém, but still bursting with flora and fauna, and human warmth.
Under French ownership, you may well hear the smooth sounds of a French accent or two on board the Amazon Dream, and are sure to find a charming joie de vivre atmosphere in which passengers can relax and unwind in one of the greatest settings on Earth.
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