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Grand Amazon Expedition

An all-inclusive, floating resort offering live entertainment, comfort, and exciting excursions.

Overview

Are you looking for a way to experience the Amazon without sacrificing comfort and style? The 74-cabin Iberostar Grand Amazon Expedition blends all the luxury of a five-star hotel with the excitement and adventure of the world’s largest rainforest.

Life Aboard

Your all-inclusive experience starts the moment you step aboard this luxury cruise liner. Toast to your adventure as you set sail with a top-shelf beverage from the open bar. Then, enjoy the sunset from the top deck while listening to the nightly musical performance. At mealtimes, you may choose between two restaurants, which are both included in the all-inclusive pricing.

The Kuarup restaurant offers a breakfast and lunch buffet and upscale à la carte options in the evening. The Tucano Grill provides continental breakfast and casual lunches and dinners. Though your on-shore excursions are sure to be filled with adventures, the ship provides ample opportunities for relaxation. On the upper deck, take in the scenery while lounging in the whirlpool or one of the two pools.

After a day of hiking and exploration, schedule a massage at the spa. You can also use the fitness room to keep up your exercise routine while on board. Though the Iberostar Grand Amazon features a larger cruise liner’s amenities, the maximum capacity is just 148 guests. The intimate group size means you will have plenty of personal attention and space to enjoy all the ship has to offer.

Every cabin on the Iberostar Grand Amazon Expedition, with the exception of the Royal suites, are all the same size and have all the same features, each having a river-view balcony with seating, which makes this the ideal ship for watching the Amazon slip by from the comfort of your private sanctuary. The only choice you really have to make is cabin location – in general, the higher the deck, the better the views and the lower the engine noise – something to bear in mind with such a large vessel.

Excursions

The Iberostar Grand Amazon Expedition offers three itineraries, all of which depart from Manaus. The 4-day option explores the rich cultures of the Manacapuru and Manaquiri regions and the Solimões River. A 5-day itinerary travels north-west along the Negro River and the ecologically rich area that surrounds it. Can’t choose between the two? Have it all with the eight-day plan, which combines both the four- and five-day schedules.

Whichever itinerary you opt for, there are unique ways to experience the cultures and wildlife of the Amazon region. Take a skiff boat tour for daytime piranha fishing or late-night caiman spotting in the Manaquiri region. Along the Manacapuru River, there are opportunities for photo safaris via skiff boat or jungle walks. Then, you can observe the ‘Meeting of the Waters’ at sunrise. The black water of the Negro River and the tan hues of the Solimões River merge into one waterway, but the waters refuse to mix and create a multi-colored river.

On Tres Bocas, one of the largest islands in the Anavilhanas archipelago, you can see orchids among the dense vegetation, as well as rare toucans and macaws. You will also visit Cambebas, an authentic indigenous village, to learn about life in the Amazon. There are also opportunities to visit a museum dedicated to rubber tapping and to interact with pink Amazon dolphins.

Ideal for multi-generation cruises

Finding a holiday that appeals to the whole family can be tricky, but the Iberostar Grand Amazon Expedition truly has something for everyone. Children above the age of eight years are welcome aboard. Young (or picky) eaters will always find things to enjoy on the buffet and their favorite pizza and sandwiches at the snack bar.

There are also two pairs of interconnected cabins on each floor, which allow plenty of space for families to play and sleep comfortably. A wheelchair-accessible room is also available, and an elevator provides access to each level, making the Iberostar Grand Amazon Expedition a unique option for people of all abilities.

Itineraries & Prices

All itineraries are subject to change due to seasonal weather conditions (and resultant variations in river and tributary water levels) affecting accessibility to locations. Thus navigation routes, times and excursions may need to be modified at the cruise captain’s or your guide's discretion.

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4-Day A
5-Day B
8-Day A+B

4 Day - Rio Solimoes

itinerary map

Embarkation

PM: We embark on the Grand Amazon in the Port of Manaus in the late afternoon and then, after settling into our luxurious cabins, we can watch the sunset from the top deck as the boat begins sailing on the Amazon.

Tonight, the crew welcomes you aboard with a delicious buffet dinner.

Grand Amazon Expedition - Rio Solimoes
Location
Manaus - Amazon River
Day
1 / 4

Lake Janauacá & Manaquiri

AM: After breakfast, we explore by skiff and visit to the house of the Caboclo with Mr. Alvaro Family (local population) in the region of Lake Janauacá, to lear about their way of like, customs and local crops. During this excursion, you will have the chance to visit a local meliponary Juparaa, where travelers will be taken to see the honey production boxes of the regional stingless bees. It would be also possible to purchase some products, such as honey and regional propolis. Lunch will be served on board.

PM: In the afternoon, we continue to the Manaquiri Region, for an excursion by skiff through the closed-in streams. It is a great opportunity for spotting some of the flora and fauna of the Amazon and a chance to try your skills piranha fishing!

Iberostar's 4-Day Cruise Itinerary Day Two - Piranha Fishing.
Location
Amazon River
Day
2 / 4

Rio Manacapuru & Lake Janauari

AM: This morning the Grand Amazon enters the Manacapuru River and, for the early risers, there is a chance to go birding in the skiffs, as the sun rises over the beautiful jungle. After breakfast, we board the expedition skiffs for a photo safari through the narrow waterways of the region, where the vegetation overhangs the water, or head out on a jungle walk adventure. Upon returning to the boat we can enjoy a lecture on Amazon People and Culture.

PM: After lunch and a rest, we head to Lake Janauari, where we have the chance to visit a regional houseboat, get to know the local crafts, and take a short walking tour of the region.

Iberostar's 4-Day Cruise Itinerary Day Three - Meeting Native Communities in the Amazon Brazil.
Location
Amazon River
Day
3 / 4

Disembarkation

AM: We wake up early to see the fascinating phenomenon known as the Meeting of the Waters at sunrise. This is the point where the black water of the Rio Negro and brown water of the Solimoes meet - but don't mix. Back to the ship for breakfast.

We then continue to the port of Manaus, for disembarkation.

Iberostar's 4-Day Cruise Itinerary Day Four - Disembarkation.
Location
Amazon River - Manaus
Day
4 / 4
1 / 4

5 Day - Rio Negro

itinerary map

Embarkation

PM: We embark on the Grand Amazon in the Port of Manaus in the late afternoon and then, after settling into our luxurious cabins, we can watch the sunset from the top deck as the boat begins sailing on the Amazon.

Tonight, the crew welcomes you aboard with a delicious buffet dinner.

Iberostar's 5-Day Cruise Itinerary Day One - Skiff Exploration.
Location
Manaus - Amazon River
Day
1 / 5

Jaraqui Stream & Tres Bocas Island

AM: After breakfast, we go and explore the Jaraqui region. Depending on the water level, we either stay on the expedition skiffs or take a guided hike along a jungle trail, where we can learn about the trees and plants that are of particular importance to locals for construction and the production of medicines. 

Back on board, we enjoy a Feel & Taste lecture at Teatro Lua. Lunch will be served at the Victoria-Régia restaurant

PM: In the late afternoon, we board the skiffs again to explore the second largest fluvial archipelago in the world, Anavilhanas, a huge collection of river islands and beaches, which are striking and photogenic contrast to the black waters of the River Negro. 

One of the largest islands in the Archipelago is Tres Bocas, and here one can see dense vegetation that includes bountiful orchids and bromeliads and is home to birds such as toucans and macaws.

Iberostar's 5-Day Cruise Itinerary Day Two - Guided Jungle Trail Walks.
Location
Amazon River
Day
2 / 5

Kambeba Community & Piranha Fishing

AM: As the sun rises, the Grand Amazon arrives at the River Cuieiras, and we have the chance to enjoy the resplendent scenery as we take our breakfast. For our morning tour, we pay a visit by skiff and on foot to Kambebas, a fascinating indigenous village, where we learn how the locals have adapted their way of life to best suit their environment, visit their school, and have a chance to buy handicrafts. During the visit, you will have the opportunity to plant a tree in the majestic Amazon; with each tree we plant, we contribute to our mission to build a greener and more sustainable future and preserve the green lung of the planet.

PM: Visit to the house of the Caboclo with Mr. Dorian's Family (local population) to learn about their way of life, customs and local crops. Later on, piranha fishing in the Acajatuba Lake.

Iberostar's 5-Day Cruise Itinerary Day Three - Top Deck Views.
Location
Amazon River
Day
3 / 5

Baía do Buiuçu & Seringal Museum

AM: Early morning boat ride in the Baía do Buiuçu, where you can see birds and a beautiful landscape illuminated by the sunrise. Back to the ship for breakfast. Continue with a skiff excursion to observe fauna and flora and maybe find some pink dolphins in the Ariaú River.

PM: After lunch, we step back in time as we visit the Seringal Museum and learn about the shocking history of the rubber trade which made the region the richest in the world at one point in time.

Iberostar's 5-Day Cruise Itinerary Day Four - Visiting the Rio Negro.
Location
Amazon River
Day
4 / 5

Disembarkation

AM: We wake up early to see the fascinating phenomenon known as the Meeting of the Waters at sunrise. This is the point where the black water of the Rio Negro and brown water of the Solimoes meet - but don't mix. Breakfast will be served on board.

We then continue to the port of Manaus, for disembarkation.

Grand Amazon Expedition - Rio Negro
Location
Amazon River - Manaus
Day
5 / 5
1 / 5

8 Day - Rio Solimões & Rio Negro

itinerary map

Embarkation

PM: We embark on the Grand Amazon in the Port of Manaus in the late afternoon and then, after settling into our luxurious cabins, we can watch the sunset from the top deck as the boat begins sailing on the Amazon.

Tonight, the crew welcomes you aboard with a delicious buffet dinner.

Iberostar's 8-Day Cruise Itinerary Day One - Romantic Amazon Views.
Location
Manaus - Amazon River
Day
1 / 8

Jaraqui Stream & Tres Bocas Island

AM: After breakfast, we go and explore the Jaraqui region. Depending on the water level, we either stay on the expedition skiffs or take a guided hike along a jungle trail, where we can learn about the trees and plants that are of particular importance to locals for construction and the production of medicines. 

Back on board, we enjoy a Feel & Taste lecture at Teatro Lua. Lunch will be served at the Victoria-Régia restaurant

PM: In the late afternoon, we board the skiffs again to explore the second largest fluvial archipelago in the world, Anavilhanas, a huge collection of river islands and beaches, which are striking and photogenic contrast to the black waters of the River Negro. 

One of the largest islands in the Archipelago is Tres Bocas, and here one can see dense vegetation that includes bountiful orchids and bromeliads and is home to birds such as toucans and macaws.

Iberostar's 8-Day Cruise Itinerary Day Two - Upper Deck Views.
Location
Amazon River
Day
2 / 8

Kambeba Community & Piranha Fishing

AM: As the sun rises, the Grand Amazon arrives at the River Cuieiras, and we have the chance to enjoy the resplendent scenery as we take our breakfast. For our morning tour, we pay a visit by skiff and on foot to Kambebas, a fascinating indigenous village, where we learn how the locals have adapted their way of life to best suit their environment, visit their school, and have a chance to buy handicrafts. During the visit, you will have the opportunity to plant a tree in the majestic Amazon; with each tree we plant, we contribute to our mission to build a greener and more sustainable future and preserve the green lung of the planet.

PM: Visit to the house of the Caboclo with Mr. Dorian's Family (local population) to learn about their way of life, customs and local crops. Later on, piranha fishing in the Acajatuba Lake.

Iberostar's 8-Day Cruise Itinerary Day Three - Jungle Walk.
Location
Amazon River
Day
3 / 8

Baía do Buiuçu & Seringal Museum

AM: Early morning boat ride in the Baía do Buiuçu, where you can see birds and a beautiful landscape illuminated by the sunrise. Back to the ship for breakfast. Continue with a skiff excursion to observe fauna and flora and maybe find some pink dolphins in the Ariaú River.

PM: After lunch, we step back in time as we visit the Seringal Museum and learn about the shocking history of the rubber trade which made the region the richest in the world at one point in time.

Iberostar's 8-Day Cruise Itinerary Day Four - Meeting of the Waters.
Location
Amazon River
Day
4 / 8

Relaxation Day

AM: Today, the Grand Amazon disembarks and embarks passengers at the Port of Manaus. We wake up early to see the fascinating phenomenon known as the Meeting of the Waters at sunrise. This is the point where the black water of the Rio Negro and brown water of the Solimoes meet - but don't mix. Breakfast will be served on board. Lunch and bar/pool services will remain available during the day.

PM: Rio Solimões navigation. Sunset on the terrace with background music.

Iberostar's 8-Day Cruise Itinerary Day Five - Exploring by Skiff.
Location
Manaus Port
Day
5 / 8

Lake Janauacá & Manaquiri

AM: After breakfast, we explore by skiff and visit to the house of the Caboclo with Mr. Alvaro Family (local population) in the region of Lake Janauacá, to lear about their way of like, customs and local crops. During this excursion, you will have the chance to visit a local meliponary Juparaa, where travelers will be taken to see the honey production boxes of the regional stingless bees. It would be also possible to purchase some products, such as honey and regional propolis. Lunch will be served on board.

PM: In the afternoon, we continue to the Manaquiri Region, for an excursion by skiff through the closed-in streams. It is a great opportunity for spotting some of the flora and fauna of the Amazon and a chance to try your skills piranha fishing!

Iberostar's 8-Day Cruise Itinerary Day Six - Fishing for piranhas.
Location
Amazon River
Day
6 / 8

Rio Manacapuru & Lake Janauari

AM: This morning the Grand Amazon enters the Manacapuru River and, for the early risers, there is a chance to go birding in the skiffs, as the sun rises over the beautiful jungle. After breakfast, we board the expedition skiffs for a photo safari through the narrow waterways of the region, where the vegetation overhangs the water, or alternatively head out on a jungle walk adventure. Upon returning to the boat we can enjoy a lecture on Amazon People and Culture.

PM: After lunch and a rest, we head to Lake Janauari, where we have the chance to visit a regional houseboat, get to know the local crafts, and take a short walking tour of the region.

Iberostar's 8-Day Cruise Itinerary Day Seven - Watching the sunset.
Location
Amazon River
Day
7 / 8

Disembarkation

AM: This morning, after breakfast, we arrive at the port of Manaus, where we say our fond goodbyes and disembark.

Grand Amazon Expedition - Rio Solimões & Rio Negro
Location
Amazon River - Manaus
Day
8 / 8
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Accommodations

Social Areas

Grand-Amazon-Areas-Reception
Lobby
Stairs
Boutique
Gym
Top Deck Bar
Plunge Pool
Pool
Sun Deck
Reading Room
TV Room
Spa
Bridge
Restaurant Grill
Theatre
Kuarup Restaurant
A woman receiving a massage
Bridge
Tables al fresco
Empty Theatre

Suites & Cabins

Grand Amazon Expedition - Mandi Suite Iberostar - Mandi Suite Iberostar - Mandi Suite
10 Cabins

Mandi Suite

Guests
2
Size
23 m² / 248 ft²
Beds
King / Twin

The Double Mandi is located on the first level of the river cruise. To relax from the walks, you can take the fresh air on the private balcony of your cabin while contemplating the course of the Amazon River. A cruise immersed in the purest nature, free of single-use plastics, among other environmental protection measures. The maximum occupancy is 2 adults or 1 adult + 1 child from 8 years old.

Iberostar - Tambaqui Suite Iberostar - Tambaqui Suite Iberostar - Tambaqui Suite
29 Cabins

Tambaqui

Guests
2
Size
23 m² / 248 ft²
Beds
King / Twin

In the Tambaqui Double cabin, located on the second floor of this luxurious river cruise, you will enjoy a spectacular view of the Amazon River. From the private terrace, you can enjoy all the peace and vastness of the jungle, while helping to protect it on this single-use plastic free cruise. The maximum occupancy is 2 adults or 1 adult + 1 child from 8 years old.

Iberostar - Acara Suite Iberostar - Acara Suite Iberostar - Acara Suite Iberostar - Acara Suite
31 Cabins

Acara Suite

Guests
2
Size
23 m² / 248 ft²
Beds
King / Twin

Being located on the third floor of the boat, the Double Acará cabin offers the best, most panoramic view of the Amazon River. You can contemplate the local fauna and flora or the best sunsets, directly from the private balcony of your cabin. To collaborate in the conservation of the environment, the cruise is free of the use of single-use plastics. The maximum occupancy is 2 adults or 1 adult + 1 child from 8 years old.

Iberostar - Royal Suite Iberostar - Royal Suite Iberostar - Royal Suite Iberostar - Royal Suite
2 Cabins

Royal Suite Tambaqui

Guests
2
Size
50 m² / 538 ft²
Beds
King

The Suite Tambaqui is the largest room in this exclusive river cruise. From the spacious private balcony of the suite, you will be able to enjoy the best sunrises or the best sunsets, with all luxury and comfort. An exploration free of single-use plastics and with numerous environmental protection measures awaits you. The maximum occupancy is 2 adults or 1 adult + 1 child from 8 years old.

Technical Information

Deck Plan

Features

  • Connecting cabins
  • Cabins with balconies
  • Air conditioning
  • Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Excercise room
  • Massage room
  • Lecture room
  • Wheelchair access
  • Camera room
  • Medical staff
  • Family Room (Triple or Quadruple)

Equipment

  • Satellite phone
** Use of certain equipment at additional cost, ask for details
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