Our Favorite Amazon Tours and Cruises in South America
The Amazon River is the second longest river in the world flowing 4,000 miles through the Amazon Rainforest – the largest tropical rainforest in the world. The Amazon harbors thousands of different types of flora and fauna, spanning through Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, and Bolivia. Here are five reasons we recommend going on an Amazon Tour or Cruise:
1. The Authentic Travel Experience – The Tucano Amazon Cruise
The Tucano Amazon Cruise takes you to the lesser-known tributaries, deep into the heart of the Amazon. On this cruise, you will explore some of the most untouched areas of the rainforest, offering the most authentic experience to travelers. Spend a day exploring the Central Amazon Conservation Complex, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site with tens of thousands of uninhabited rainforest. Here you will discover nature at it’s finest with guided tours throughout the mythical region. Read more about the Tucano Amazon Cruise.
2. The Adventures are Endless – Amazon Tours and Cruises
Choose between swimming with dolphins or hiking through the jungle on a canopy bridge suspended 115 feet in the air. Or relax while fishing, and wait for a fish to hook your line. Go on a nature walk to spot the most vibrant birds like toucans and macaws, or take a horseback ride through the farmlands. Explore the jungle on a canoe trip down the Amazon River where your guide will point out all the hidden creatures of the Amazon. Check out our featured Amazon Tours and Cruises to see what lodge or cruise ship fits your needs.
3. Meet the Locals – Amazon Tours and Cruises
The Amazon is home to over 1 million villagers. There are 400 tribes, and they each have their own cultures, languages, and traditions. These locals have a deep knowledge of the Amazon. Scientists around the world study the tribes to learn more about the Amazon. On the Manatee Amazon Explorer Cruise, you can visit the Sani Warm Kichwa Interpretation Center, created by a local group of women who share their culture with the world. It is the perfect place to buy handcrafted items and meet the natives!
4. Observe the Wildlife – Amazon Tours and Cruises
Get a rare view of the largest aquatic plant on Earth called the Vitoria Regia, also known as the giant water lilies. See monkeys, river otters, macaws, piranhas, caiman, and if you are lucky you might spot the elusive jaguar. On the Aria Amazon Cruise, you can create valuable memories that you will never forget.
5. Relax in the Amazon, you deserve it!
Close your eyes and listen the sound of the water running down the river and the birds chirping. Sip on a glass of wine and watch dolphins swim up next to the ship. You can even rent an M/V cruise for personal usage for a family vacation. The Cattleya Amazon Cruise is the perfect combination of relaxation and exploration!