Amazon River Cruises In Brazil
To cruise through the Amazon rainforest in Brazil is like hitting the reset button – prepare for all your senses to be switched on as you get to the pulsing heart of life on Earth. Brazil holds a vast 60% of this extraordinary jungle, and with so much of the majestic Amazon river to explore it is best navigated on one of our wonderful Brazil Amazon River cruises. Life in the Brazilian Amazon jungle is dictated by the low and high water seasons – the dry season revealing some stunning river beaches and enabling hikes past the rainforest’s giant trees, and the high water levels and flooded forest of the rainy season rendering the wilderness a lush and verdant labyrinth to meander by boat. Brimming with abundant wildlife and endless adventure, an Amazon cruise in Brazil is unforgettable.
Manaus is the starting point for most Brazil Amazon cruises. Itineraries range from 2 to 10 days in length, taking in such highlights as Lago Janauari Ecological Park, Anavilhanas Archipelago, Jaú National Park, and the famous Meeting of the Waters. Further downstream is the city of Santarém, is a lesser-visited but no less spectacular Amazon cruise embarkation point known as the ‘Pearl of the Tapajós’, with highlights such as Alter do Chão, with its Lago Verde (Green Lake) – a huge lagoon home to a myriad of animals explorable by canoe or stand-up paddleboard – and nearby picturesque white-sand island of Ilha do Amor (the Island of Love), which is especially striking in low water season from August to December.