Amazon Tours & Cruises

The Amazon rainforest is a place like no other. Encompassing some 2.7 million square miles sprawled out across nine countries, it’s home to 2.5 million animal species and over 400 native tribes, making it the most bio-diverse tract of terrain on earth. With our tours, you’ll be able to enjoy this vast natural wealth up close. Our Amazon Tours & Cruises allow you to experience the plants and animals in their natural habitat and learn about the lifestyles of the indigenous people. An unforgettable journey into one of nature’s greatest marvels.

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Hoatzin, Amazon, Brazil

Into the Wild Amazon

5 Days/4 Nights from $1,750

Venture to the Amazon rainforest on this four-day expedition cruise. Beginning in Manaus, you will head upstream along the Rio Negro to the Anavilhanas Archipelago…

Blue and Yellow Macaws, Amazon, Peru

Classic Machu Picchu and Posada Amazonas

11 Days/10 Nights from $2,459

Experience Peru’s culture, history, and amazing wildlife in this fascinating tour. You will begin in Lima, and continue on to Cusco, the Andean capital of…

5 Best Amazon Tours for 2021-2022

Tour NamePriceDurationDescription
The Amazon, Rio de Janeiro, and Iguazu Falls$2,28910 DaysStarting at Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge in Brazil’s Amazon, view the wildlife of the rain forest, and learn about the customs and traditions of its…
Classic Machu Picchu, One Day Inca Trail, and Reserva Amazonica$2,86912 DaysPeru offers a rich cultural history and amazing biodiversity in its Amazon basin. On this tour, you will begin in Lima, the capital city, and…
5 Day Iberostar Grand Amazon, Rio de Janeiro, and Iguazu Falls$2,92912 DaysTravel in style aboard the luxurious Iberostar Grand Amazon on this journey along the Rio Negro in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon. Spot caiman…
The Amazon, Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls, and Machu Picchu$3,77917 DaysObserve fascinating plants and animals in the Amazon, the world’s largest rain forest. Enjoy panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro from atop of Corcovado…
Luxury Galapagos and the Amazon$7,31912 DaysEmbark on this journey to explore the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador’s Amazon Basin. The tour begins with a city tour of Quito and excursion to…

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When is the best time to travel to the Amazon?

While the Amazon can be visited year-round, there are two distinct seasons – high water season and low water season. During the high water season, which runs from December to May, rainfall is higher, average temperatures are lower, and every river, creek, and lake is navigable, which means that you can travel by boat deeper into the jungle. The downside of this is more mosquitoes, and the fishing is not as good. During the low water season, which runs from June to November, rainfall is lower, average temperatures are higher, and the hiking trails that are submerged during the wet season are accessible, meaning that you can travel by foot deeper into the jungle. There are also more migratory birds, fewer mosquitoes, and the fishing is better. Given that the Amazon can be visited year-round, we suggest that you consider the best time to travel to the other destinations that you will be visiting during your trip (i.e. the Galapagos, Machu Picchu, and Rio de Janeiro, etc.) when making this determination. See all Amazon FAQ.

The Best Places to Visit in the Amazon

1. Manaus & the Amazon

Founded in 1669, Manaus is today the largest city in the Amazon. It’s a hot and often hectic place, and the port of call for ships that have come all the way from the ocean, some 750 miles to the east. For tourists it serves as the starting point for expeditions into the rainforest. You can arrange your trip in the city, stock up…

2. Puerto Maldonado & the Southern Amazon

If you’re looking to go off the grid, Peru’s southern rainforest is the place to do it. Remote and largely untouched by civilization, it’s the site of two of the continent’s most pristine parks for wildlife watching, as well as countless exotic flora and fauna. One Tambopata clay lick is so crowded with macaws…

3. Iquitos & the Northern Amazon

For those wanting to stay at a jungle lodge or take an Amazon cruise, Iquitos, one of Peru’s oddest cities, is your point of departure. Floating markets, stilt-raised huts, and iron architecture by Gustav Eiffel give this frontier town a personality unlike any other. Don’t miss the pink river dolphins: legend has it…

4. The Ecuadorian Amazon

Unbeknownst to many, Ecuador is an Amazon country, and the activities on tap in its nearly 40,000 square miles of rainforest called El Oriente are near infinite. Curious about indigenous medicines? Visits with the Tagaeri and Taromenane tribes are available. Want to see pink dolphins? Riverboat cruises…

5 Best Amazon Cruises for 2021-2022

Tour NamePriceDurationDescription
Into the Wild Amazon$1,7505 DaysVenture to the Amazon rainforest on this four-day expedition cruise. Beginning in Manaus, you will head upstream along the Rio Negro to the Anavilhanas…
Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon$3,1507 DaysExplore rarely visited stretches of the Amazon rainforest on this six-day expedition cruise. Beginning in Manaus, you will head upstream along the Rio Negro…
4 Day Aria Amazon Cruise$4,0504 DaysDeparting from Iquitos, Peru’s largest jungle city, you will enjoy a four-day cruise along the Amazon and Marañon Rivers aboard the luxurious Aria Amazon…
5 Day Zafiro Amazon Cruise$4,5705 DaysDiscover the biodiversity of the Peruvian Amazon on this five-day cruise aboard the Zafiro. Departing from Iquitos and then Nauta, you will explore the…
5 Day Aria Amazon Cruise$5,4005 DaysDeparting from Iquitos, Peru’s largest jungle city, you will enjoy a five-day cruise along the Amazon and Ucayali Rivers aboard the luxurious Aria Amazon…

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A Brief History Of Amazon Exploration

The Amazon Basin covers about 2.7 million square miles. It’s a vast expanse of dense jungle through which the Amazon and its tributaries tirelessly flow, from Peru and Colombia and onto Brazil and the Atlantic Ocean. Indigenous tribes have called the Amazon home since long before records began, and many still live traditional lives that have changed little in the last few centuries. But ever since outsiders began to explore this beautiful but inhospitable region, threats…

Medicinal Plants Of The Amazon And Their Uses In Modern Medicine

The Amazon Rainforest is home to more than 80,000 plant species. Of these, more than 40,000 play a critical role in keeping us — all of us — alive by regulating the global climate. And apart from being known as “The Lungs of The Planet,” the Amazon also receives the title of “The World’s Largest Medicine Cabinet.”…

Eight Strange Foods That You Can Eat In The Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon offers a spectacular range of culinary delights, with an endless array of exotic fruits and plenty of tasty fish. As you travel in the Amazon, you’ll also come across some odd dishes, some of which might make you a little hesitant. Here are eight strange foods that you can eat in the Amazon rainforest…

Manaus, Brazil: Unlikely Heart Of The Amazon

Manaus, Brazil, the starting point for many Amazon River Cruises and jungle lodge tours, seems an unlikely city to exist in the remote reaches of Amazonas, Brazil’s largest but sparsely populated state. The bustling city of 1.5 million people lies along the banks of the Rio Negro, one of the Amazon’s two major tributaries…

Myths And Legends Of The Amazon’s Pink River Dolphin

The Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) goes by various names. In English, it’s often called the pink river dolphin due to its pinkish coloration, although some are shades of gray. In Spanish it’s known as the delfín rosado, or in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru as the bufeo colorado. In the Brazilian Amazon…

Fish Of The Amazon: 8 Iconic Species

The Amazon River basin is the largest river basin in the world, covering an area of 2.5 million square miles. And within the Amazon River and its many tributaries live some 2,500 fish species that have been scientifically described, with an estimated 1,000 new species waiting to be discovered. Of all these fish of the Amazon…

Monkeys Of The Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest is unrivalled when it comes to biodiversity. Along with millions of insect species, more than 1,000 bird species, and hundreds of amphibian and reptile species, the Amazon is also home to about 430 species of mammal, with more still to be discovered. For adventurous tourists wanting to explore…

Macaws Of The Amazon Rainforest

At least 17 different species of macaws live in the Central and South American rainforests, with many calling the Amazon their home. These incredibly colorful, long-living and long-tailed New World parrots are fascinating creatures, with complex social behaviors and slightly peculiar diets…

Giant River Otters Of The Amazon Rainforest

At more than twice the length of the North American river otter, the giant river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) is quite a sight. A skilled hunter and apex predator, giant river otter is also very much a family-oriented creature, living in large and often noisy groups along the river banks of the Amazon and its tributaries…

Cats Of The Amazon Rainforest

As you walk through the Amazon Rainforest, amidst the cacophony of noises and endless shades of green, there are few things more exciting than the thought that you might spot one of the jungle’s feline inhabitants. And while it’s rare indeed to see one of these stealthy cats in the wild, just knowing that they’re out there…

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