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Amazon River Adventure

The Amazon represents over half of the planet's remaining rainforests, and comprises the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the world. We travel into the heart of the Amazon from it’s tributaries in Peru to Belem on the Atlantic Coast. See the incredible variety of animals and plants, have unforgettable encounters with people of fascinating Indian cultures that live in and around the river.From Iquitos to the borders of Peru, Colombia & Brazil, you will discover the incredible animals and vegetal biodiversity of the tropical rainforest and meet with local communities. 

Spend 2 days in Leticia, a bustling friendly place where people gather daily from the surrounding 
areas, deep in the rainforest and far up the rivers to sell their produce.We then take a regular passenger ferry boat for the journey down river to Manaus . Manaus, capital of Amazonas, is located in the middle of the Amazon forest. In the early years of the 20th century the city of Manaus, became very wealthy and the most important cultural centre in the Northern Region of Brazil. The old rubber barons dreamed of transforming it into a European style city and called it "the Paris of the Tropics. Explore the region with its flora and fauna aboard our 
comfortable small motor cruiser.


We continue our journey by ferry boat to Santarém in the lower Amazon, which is midway between 
Manaus and Belém. Santarem is a small, quaint and typical Amazonian city, bordered by the Amazon and Tapajós rivers. Alter do Chão, 30km from Santarém is a beach resort by the Tapajós River. The resort’s beauty is attracting attention of visitors from all parts of the world. A further ferry journey down river brings us to Belém, which has around 1.5million inhabitants and is the economic center of the northern region and capital of the mineral rich state of Pará. Spend 2 days exploring Belem. Throughout the trip you will be accompanied by our specialist Amazon Tour Leader - Ed Hudson. Ed has been guiding tours in South America for the past 25 years and has accompanied numerous expeditions up the Amazon.

20July 2018  NZ$ 9895 per person share twin/double

 

Cost Includes:

All transportation Iquitos to Belem - boat, bus transfers, Tours & meals as specified,

Accommodation on board boats in basic 2-3 star boats , some with shared bathroom facilities, meals as specfied ( B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=Dinner)

Does not include:

Tips - allow USD175 per person, Insurance, Laundry, Personal Spending, Medical Expenses    

The itinerary is subject to change depending on boat schedules. As we are travelling into remote areas, expect the unexpected!

Amazon River Adventure  

25 Nights/26 Days  

The Amazon - the world's largest river and lifeblood to the world's largest ecosystem, spans 2/5ths of the entire continent.

Observe the flora & fauna and visit isolated communities.

Travel from Iquitos in Peru all the way to Belem in Brazil with stops en route, accompanied by our specialist Amazon guide - Ed Hudson.

Abbreviated Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Iquitos

Day 2 Iquitos

Day 3 Commence Cruise

Days 4-6 On River

Day 7  Arrive Leticia

Day 8 Leticia

Day 9 Leticia -  Commence ferry

Day 10-11 On river

Day 12 Arrive Manaus

Day 13 Manaus

Days 14-17 On Cruise Rio Negro

Day 18 Manaus - Commence ferry

Day19 On river

Day 20 Santarem -Alter do Chao

Day 21 Alter do Chao

Day 22 Alter do Chao - Santarem

Day 23 On River

Day 24 Arrive Belem

Day 25 Belem

Day 26 Depart  Belem 

Detailed Itinerary & Prices

Click here Amazon Explorer Itinerary