Expedition cruises are a great way to experience the sights and sounds of the Amazon, in luxury and style. There's a broad choice of cruise options, from simple riverboats and paddle steamers to top-of-the-range cruisers. During an Amazon cruise there's usually the chance to visit river villages and take walks in the rainforest with experienced local guides - who can point out the many plants and animals, and share forest lore. And plenty of time too, to relax on deck and take in the stunning views.
Seeing wildlife in the Amazon can often be harder than people realise, with many of the animals spending most of their time high up in the forest canopy. River cruises provide some of the best sightings, as you drift gently downstream and watch for movement on the riverbank, or in the water itself. During an Amazon expedition cruise there's a strong chance of seeing pink river dolphins, caimans, river turtles and forest birds, such as toucans and parrots.