You can easily arrange local cruises in the Amazon river and jungle, around Manaus, without needing to plan or pre-organize them (for an international cruise to Brazil, see
International cruises). Local hotels and local travel agencies offer a wide variety of cruises into the Amazon rain-forest and the river (most of them involving a day, or part of a day).
You can also travel from Manaus (1000 miles/1600 Kms) to Belem, at the mouth of the river, or the inverse, by touristic riverboats, or local vessels – something that you can also arrange locally.
For more information about brazilian cruises in the Amazon / Manaus, see:
Manaus and tours in its outskirts
Cruises in the Amazon
Brazil is not an important international cruise destination. It is not an easy task to get an
international cruise centred in Brazil. With very few exceptions, Caribbean (or Galapagos) cruises do not include Brazil…
Cruises involving Brazil do not obey to any regularity. The offer is restricted to:
- Some few cruises departing from Florida (Fort Lauderdale) to Manaus, or the inverse.
- Some very, very few cruises departing from Europe and scaling Rio de Janeiro and other brazilian destinations…
- Some few cruises departing from Sao Paulo (Santos) or from Rio de Janeiro, visiting Brazilian coast and beaches, or the Amazon.
- Some cruises departing from Buenos Aires or Santiago do Chile, with scales on several brazilian coastal cities.
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