The Amazon is synonymous with adventure and intrepid exploration; the second longest river in the world, it has by far the largest waterflow of any river as it courses 4,000 miles from the Andes to the sea. An Amazon cruise allows you to experience this wild and wonderful landscape in style and comfort.
Most journeys up the Amazon begin in Brazil and take you 1,000 miles upstream to Manaus, calling at the 150-mile-wide Amazon Delta, the trading port of Santarem and Alter do Chao. Beyond Manaus the character of the river changes as it narrows dramatically and draws in the forest to the ship's deck.
Finally it reaches the frenetic frontier port of Iquitos in the jungles of Peru. This is the furthest west that ocean-going ships can travel. Shorter cruises also originate from here.
Pink river dolphins, caiman and sloths are just a few of the wildlife highlights, whilst you'll also be treated to impressive flocks of birds along the river's length. Village visits, jungle treks and exploratory canoe trips are all possible as exciting excursions.
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