Amazon Cruises

There are two main types of Amazon cruises, one with the bigger cruise companies and another type with the smaller river cruise specialists for Amazon river.

The cruises take place on the Amazon River, 6280km long, making it the second longest river in the world after Nile.

Amazon area has the largest tropical rainforest in the world as well as areas of dry grassland.

As for cruising the Amazon, the bigger cruise lines typically make multi-week cruises that include visits to the Amazon ports of call.

For example, Holland America has 19- to 34-Day Amazon Explorations, departing from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Beginning with island stops in the Caribbean, the cruise spends seven days visiting four ports along the Amazon River. This cruise offers an opportunity to observe Amazon villages and jungles full of wildlife.

Amazon Cruises – River Cruise Companies

As an alternative to cruising with one of the bigger cruise lines, you may consider purchasing ticket for one of the river cruises with smaller ships.

You can go on a Amazon river cruise in several South American countries, including Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, and Brazil.

One of the companies offering them is Latin Trail (latintrails.com), specialists in Amazon travel.

They offer river cruises in all of the above South American countries, with typical activities on such a cruise including:

  • Canoeing
  • Bird watching
  • Jungle treks
  • Ecofishing
  • Shamanic encounters
  • River and lake exploration
  • Theme lectures
  • Cultural interaction
  • Evening camping / lodge
  • Observation tower
  • Swimming
  • Star gazing
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