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MV Aria Amazon, Peru

South America River Cruises

Adventures along the Amazon

River cruise holidays in South America

Introduction

The mighty Amazon River provides the focal point for river cruises in South America. The world's second-longest river, it carves through the dense rainforests of Brazil, Peru and Ecuador, providing access to some of the richest ecosystems on Earth. Home to a vast range of unforgettable sights and sounds, the Amazon is an extraordinary region to visit and explore.

Set sail from Manaus, Iquitos in Peru, or indeed Coca in Equador, for an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Amazon on ships that are small enough to dock at remote spots but substantial enough to offer high levels of comfort.

And, as you explore the main river itself, or take in some of its hundreds of tributaries, you'll join expert guides to go in search of pink river dolphins and and myriad wildlife hidden in the dense jungle foliage. Watch capuchin and spider monkeys racing through the canopy as macaws and toucans swoop overhead and spot caiman lazing on sun-dappled riverbanks. There's even the chance for some nocturnal exploration, heading out after dark to spot brightly coloured reptiles, from snakes to poisonous frogs. And, don't miss the chance to venture far off the beaten track, coming face to face with remote tribal communities for whom the river is their main source of food, water and transport.


Tailor-make your itinerary to add on city stays or visits to other destinations in either Brazil, Peru or Ecuador, talk to a destination specialist to see what is possible.

Our top itineraries for South America River Cruises

Brazil: Wildlife & Waterfalls

14-day tailor-made tour from £4,560 pp incl. flights

Starting in the iconic city of Rio de Janeiro, this curated tour takes in Iguaçu Falls, the Amazon and the Pantanal, bringing you to some of Brazil's most spectacular landscapes and wildlife on an unforgettable luxury holiday.

Amazon Cruise & Sacred Valley of the Incas

13-day tailor-made journey from £7,885 pp incl. flights

Introduce yourself to Peru’s colonial tapestry with its capital before delving further into the country’s rich history with Machu Picchu – the enigmatic poster child for the Sacred Valley’s lost Incan cities and stunning geography.

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At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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