Expedition Cruises to the Amazon

FLOODED FORESTS AND BLACKWATER TRIBUTARIES

The Amazon here is wide, slow and winding, with large areas of seasonally flooded igap forest flooded by blackwater tributaries and vrzea forest with sediments from the Andes carrying floating vegetation and vital nutrients to support an amazing diversity of plant and animal life along the river and floodplains. This region is almost like a seacoast, best explored by Zodiac. People here utilize the forest's natural products and engage in agricultural and extractive activities in a place rarely seen by the outside world. Exploring this incredible environment with your Expedition Team will immerse you in it and help you understand and appreciate it.

THE FRONTIER AMAZON

The banks are closer here and the currents stronger. Our ship passes closer to the forest and we see less frequent evidence of human population. In this more intimate relation to the forest, we will again use the Zodiacs to probe the shorelines and gain insights from your Expedition Team about the daily activities of the humans and the wildlife living here. The river itself forms the triple borders of Brazil, Colombia and Peru. Isolated, traditional caboclo communities see few visitors. Picturesque, friendly Leticia is a frontier town, hundreds of miles from the nearest Colombian road. The stilt and floating houses along its waterfront reveal how closely its peoples' lives are linked to the river.

THE PERUVIAN AMAZON

The Peruvian Amazon is enveloped in an ocean of jungle where the seasons are marked only by the changing river levels and the amount of rainfall during the days. Here we will encounter indigenous populations more commonly along the banks of the river, and discover age-old human traditions surviving unaltered by the outside world. Many unexpected, unforgettable adventures await us as we board our Zodiacs to explore some of the most remote regions and exotic cultures of the mighty Amazon. Iquitos is a fascinating place. In the midst of the jungle, we find a major seaport nearly 2,000 miles from the sea, the largest city on earth that cannot be reached by road.
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CruisesShip Sort by ShipDate Sort by SaildateFare FromSavings
10-Night The Heart Of The Amazon Seabourn VentureApr 8, 2023$10,799$500
19-Night Brazilian Highlights & the AmazonSeabourn VentureMar 10, 2023$12,299
12-Night Colonial Coast & AmazonSeabourn VentureMar 17, 2023$7,999
22-Night Colonial Coast & the Heart of the AmazonSeabourn VentureMar 17, 2023$17,199
10-Night The Heart Of The AmazonSeabourn VentureMar 29, 2023$10,799
22-Night The Heart of the Amazon & Two Great ContinentsSeabourn VentureApr 8, 2023$16,099
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