Amazon Cruises

Sailing down the river amidst the Amazon jungle

The world’s largest tropical rainforest, the Amazon, covers much of north-western Brazil and extends into Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Peru. Famed for its extraordinary biodiversity, the Amazon basin is crisscrossed by thousands of waterways, including its powerful, eponymous river. 

The remarkable sights and sounds of the rainforest – its people, culture and exotic wildlife, are spread across seven million square kilometres of unique South American wilderness. [ReadMoreMob]River towns, with 19th century architecture built from the wealth of a prosperous rubber industry, include Brazil’s Manaus, Belém, Santarem and Boca do Valeria.

The Amazon has a mythical allure – it was named after female warriors of Greek mythology – and many have dreamt of the chance to walk its forest trails, wake up to the call of a thousand birds [ReadMoreDesk]and howler monkeys, or simply admire the extensive canopy of towering vegetation that is literally the source of the air we all breathe.

Home to more than a third of the world’s species, the rainforest offers a rainbow of exotic creatures that includes toucans, red deer and pink dolphins. The astonishing beauty of the Amazon lies in the intricacy of its complex ecosystem, and a cruise to this region to meet fascinating local communities, experience their way of life and travel their river whose size is so legendary, is an opportunity not to be missed.

Cruises to Amazon

South American Exploration

South American Exploration

Departs: Southampton • Mon 06 Jan 2020
70 nights • Balmoral • L2001

  • Experience an extensive, in-depth exploration of South America as Balmoral guides you to a string of incredible destinations to bring you the very best of this intoxicating, culturally diverse and simply spectacular part of the world.
  • Calls at captivating cities and stunning islands in Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, Chile and Colombia offer chances to uncover iconic landmarks including Christ the Redeemer; ancient sites such as Machu Picchu; beautiful beaches; and much more.
  • You’ll also visit Curacao, Bonaire, Barbados, Antigua and St Kitts for sun-kissed beaches and an authentic taste of paradise in the sun-soaked Caribbean; as well as three beautiful Portuguese islands in the Atlantic, where lush, flora-rich landscapes await your exploration.

Adult Only Sailing

From £8,999pp

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Brazilian Discovery

Brazilian Discovery

Departs: Southampton • Mon 06 Jan 2020
23 nights • Balmoral • L2001A

  • Under the guidance of Balmoral, you’ll discover some of South America’s most iconic sights and attractions – from world-famous landmarks to breathtaking beaches – in Brazil and Uruguay.
  • Visit Salvador, home to an enchanting UNESCO-listed Historic Centre; uncover gorgeous golden sands, waterfalls and lush rainforest at Ilhabela; and explore the attraction-packed Uruguayan capital, Montevideo.
  • The pinnacle is an overnight stay in intoxicating Rio de Janeiro, plenty of time to take in Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Copacabana Beach, traditional samba beats and much more.

From £3,199pp

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South American Discovery with the Falklands

South American Discovery with the Falklands

Departs: Southampton • Mon 06 Jan 2020
43 nights • Balmoral • L2001AB

  • Experience the very best that one of the world’s most intoxication regions has to offer, on this extensive, in-depth exploration of South America packed with countless highlights throughout.
  • Discover Ilhabela’s beaches and lush rainforests, and revel in the icons of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil; and in Uruguay, explore Montevideo – the culture-rich capital – and glamourous Punta del Este.
  • Enjoy traditional tango in Buenos Aires, or tour to mighty Iguazu Falls; delve into the fascinating history of the Falklands; marvel at the glorious glaciers and snow-capped peaks of Chilean fjords; and uncover the ‘Lost City’ of Machu Picchu on tour in Peru.

From £5,599pp

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