Manaus and 5 Day Iberostar Grand Amazon Cruise
7 Days/6 Nights
From $1,519 per person
(Dbl. Occupancy, Not Incl. Airfare)
Travel to the Brazilian Amazon for this fascinating five day Rio Negro cruise aboard the Iberostar Grand Amazon. Explore the Igarapés (narrow waterways) of Jaraqui and the islands of the Três Bocas region by speedboat. Hike along the trails of the Igarapé Trench, observe Pink Dolphins in Novo Airão, and visit an indigenous community to learn about their culture and lifestyle. The last part of the cruise takes you to the Meeting of the Waters, where the Rio Negro and Rio Solimões flow side-by-side for miles before joining to form the Amazon River.
Lodging and Meals: This tour includes accommodations for 6 nights (2 nights in Manaus and 4 nights aboard the Iberostar Grand Amazon, and 14 meals (7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 4 dinners).
Best Time to Go: October-April.
Places Visited: Manaus & the Amazon.
Day 1 (Sat): Manaus.
Day 2 (Sun): Manaus-City Tour.
Note: The Amazon Theatre is closed on Sundays and Holidays.
Day 3 (Mon): Manaus-Iberostar Grand Amazon.
Day 4 (Tue): Iberostar Grand Amazon-Igarapés of Jaraqui-Três Bocas Island.
Late afternoon, you will tour by boat among the islands of the Três Bocas region; these islands are part of the second largest river archipelago in the world. The vegetation of the islands is reflected in the dark waters, producing a surreal and charming environmental scenario, ideal for fantastic photos. On the banks of the channels, orchids, bromeliads, toucans and macaws can be seen.
After dinner, spot alligators by boat, and listen to the night sounds in the Três Bocas region. Overnight aboard the ship. (B,L,D)
Day 5 (Wed): Iberostar Grand Amazon-Igarapé Trench-Indigenous Community Visit.
Late afternoon, you will visit an indigenous community in Rio Cuieiras to get to know the school, the clinic, the flour mill (where cassava flour is produced), dwellings and cultivated plants of this population. Opportunity to purchase local crafts. Overnight aboard the ship. (B,L,D)
Day 6 (Thu): Iberostar Grand Amazon-Rio Ariaú Region-Tupé Region.
After breakfast, more boat rides through the Igarapés and lakes of the region. The waters are clear and the fauna is rich; you can see monkeys, sloths and birds (like collared hawk and kingfisher). Another option during this time is piranha fishing.
Afternoon boat rides in the Tupé Region, a very beautiful area where in low water season, you can observe the formation of beaches with fine white sand. There will also be tours with stops for diving in Rio Negro. Overnight aboard the ship. (B,L,D)
Day 7 (Fri): Iberostar Grand Amazon-Meeting of the Waters-Manaus.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Prices & Dates
Price per Person
- The above prices are valid until December 15, 2020.
- Children must be at least 8 years old to travel on the ship.
- Triple accommodations are not available on the ship.
- Room/cabin upgrades and additional nights in each destination are available upon request.
- Christmas Season and other High Season surcharges may apply.
Saturday departures throughout the year.
- South American Vacations’ expert pre-departure planning services and documentation.
- Airport/hotel transfers including baggage handling.
- Hotel accommodations including taxes and service charges.
- Accommodations aboard the Iberostar Grand Amazon.
- Tourism taxes ($5/night).
- Port tax ($30).
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during the cruise.
- Meals as indicated on the itinerary.
- Excursions as indicated on the itinerary including all applicable entrance fees.
- Local, English-speaking tour guides.
Price Does Not Include
- International airfare.
- Domestic airfare.
- Meals not indicated on the itinerary.
- Gratuities during the cruise ($18/night).
- Gfts, and personal items.
- Travel insurance.
We will be happy to quote the cost of airfare and travel insurance and to make these arrangements for you.
Group Private: All transfers are private, and all other services are operated on a group basis.
Passport/Visa: U.S., Australian, British, and Canadian citizens require a passport valid for at least six months from date of entry, an onward or return ticket, and proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay. Citizens of other countries are advised to contact the Brazilian embassy in their country before traveling.
Travel Insurance: In order to protect your travel investment from unforeseen circumstances that may arise before or during your trip, we strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance. We offer Allianz Global Assistance’s Classic Comprehensive and other plans. The Benefits and Coverage Limits are summarized on our Travel Insurance page. Call your travel counselor if you have any questions or to purchase a plan.
To Book This Trip: We require a non-refundable deposit of $800 per person plus the cost of the international airfare (if we make the arrangements for you). The balance of the trip cost is due 60 days prior to departure.
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