Amazon River Adventure
While exploring one of the world’s most fascinating regions in depth, you’ll capture the remarkable diversity and breathtaking beauty of the Amazon on this unforgettable cruise aboard Braemar. Tropical rainforest rich with endemic flora, incredible natural phenomena, amazing destinations and much more, it all awaits your discovery.
An epic Amazonian adventure, your journey will include chances to experience hours of memorable scenic cruising along the magnificent Amazon River; witness the magical ‘meeting’ of the different coloured waters of the Tapajós and Amazon rivers; and seek out authentic experiences galore during time ashore. Deep within the Amazonas state, you’ll spend almost a week in Manaus to indulge in the ultimate exploration. You can use your time to seek-out endemic pink dolphins by day and elusive caiman by night; trek into the jungle; and even spend a memorable evening in a stilted lodge in the heart of the rainforest. Along the Rio Negro, Braemar will also divert long the Rio Negro to the gorgeous Anavilhanas National Park. Take the day to explore this UNESCO-listed wonderland on boat tours or treks; go in search of enchanting river dolphins once again; or simply relax on the beautiful beaches and make the most of the warm, tropical climate. [ReadMore]
For a unique cultural experience, a call at Parintins will present you with an opportunity to sample the Boi Bumba, Brazil’s second largest festival after the Rio Carnival. Although the annual festival actually takes places in June, a special private performance of the Boi Bumba show will be put on for you and your fellow guests to sample the explosion of colour, costume, culture and music. There’s also visits to Santarem, where the Alter do Chao beach and bustling Mercado Market are among the highlights, and Belem, capital of the Pará state. Belem is your gateway to Mangal das Garças ecological park and the river island of Marajó, and an ideal starting point for parrot spotting excursions. And, as if immersing yourself in Amazonian life wasn’t enough, you’ll enjoy a taste of the Caribbean too, hopping between idyllic sun-kissed islands. Explore the volcanic interior of Grenada, home to the natural paradise of Grand Etang National Park; marvel at St Lucia’s soaring Twin Pitons and stunning botanical gardens; and discover Dominica’s breathtaking waterfalls and pools.