Amazon Clipper Cruises
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Here at Rainforest Cruises we understand exactly what it takes to make your cruise an experience you will cherish forever. The (not so) secret ingredients include a great destination, a fun-filled itinerary, and an adventurous riverboat, like the Amazon Clipper Cruises, to call home for the duration of your journey.
Within our arsenal of magnificent Amazon River cruise ships are two clippers, which are smaller than your average cruise ship. While we tend to think of bigger being better, allow us to assure you that when it comes to river cruising, smaller ships pack a real punch. You can access parts of the rivers that bigger boats cannot and you keep the atmosphere intimate and cosy. Still not convinced? Let’s take a look at what an Amazon clipper cruise could do for you.
Amazon Clipper and Amazon Clipper Premium Cruises
The Amazon Clipper and Amazon Clipper Premium are both supremely comfortable ships. They wind along the Brazilian portion of the Amazon River, giving passengers a unique glimpse into this exquisite part of the world. The Amazon Clipper Premium has a capacity of 32 people, while the Amazon Clipper can hold just 16. This ensures that the boat never feels crowded and that the animals in the vicinity are not overwhelmed by human presence.
The cabins on board the clipper ships are simple but pleasant, with comfortable beds; a range of modern amenities available at your disposal; and private ensuite facilities. Both ships have a dining room, where passengers will enjoy their meals and be able to mingle with one another. The Amazon Clipper Premium also has an upper deck with whirlpools and a bar and a sun deck, which includes a sunbathing and observation section. From the observation deck you will have fantastic views of the nature that drifts past.
Amazon Cruise Itineraries
Of course, the boat is just the springboard from which you will explore the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest. It is certainly not the main event. The key player of your journey through the Amazon is the itinerary that the ship will follow. Each day, you will disembark from the ship in a brand new location and be given a range of activities to enjoy. In fact, the adventures begin within just a few hours of the tour beginning. After dinner on day one you will equip yourself with a powerful torch and head off along the riverbank in search of caimans, sloths, and anaconda snakes.
A highlight of the trip is the possibility of seeing the rare and elusive Amazon pink river dolphin during an excursion on the Janauaca Lake. There’s no guarantee you will spot one of these curious creatures, but have your camera ready to capture the moment just in case. If you don’t manage to see one, don’t worry, there are dozens of other animals around. Monkeys, egrets, piranhas, frogs and hoatzins are just some of the creatures you will find around here.
For those hoping to get up close and personal with the Amazon, there is a canoe excursion through the Anavilhanas National Park, one of the largest freshwater archipelagos on earth. In the canoe, you will navigate the maze of rivers and tributaries, taking in the sights, smells and sounds of the rainforest as you go. Take it slow and soak up the incomparable scenery that flanks you on either side.
One of the most important parts of the tour involves a visit to an indigenous community in the rainforest. Here, you will learn about a completely different way of living and will have the opportunity to learn and ask questions about their fascinating culture. There will also be a presentation on the health and education of the young people and children within the community.
By the end of the tour you will have seen and learned so much, you will probably need a few days to process everything you have experienced. If, after this, you feel like your life has been enriched by the cruise, then you know you did it right. For more information about the Amazon Clipper Cruises, please contact us or call 1-888-215-3555.