Description

The Brazilian city of Manaus is home to one of nature’s strangest occurrences--the 4-mile confluence of the nearly black Negro River with the sandy-colored Solimões River, called the Meeting of Waters, without mixing, due to their differences in temperature, speed and water density! They join to form the Amazon, at 4,000 miles one of the world’s longest rivers. It is here you will embark upon the Iberostar Grand Amazon, an all-inclusive, super luxury floating hotel, the largest ship specifically built to navigate the Amazon. You will make frequent stops in the Rainforest, with small boats launched for ecological hikes and pink dolphin watching. Experience the beauty of the rivers, the local culture and an abundance of species from one of the crown jewels of Iberostar’s Grand Collection

There are 73 cabin-suites with private balconies and full baths, 2 swimming pools, Jacuzzi, convention room gym and spa, 2 restaurants serving international and local cuisine, excursions, nightclub, and lectures. Permission to step aboard for a 5-star Amazon adventure cruise!

Note: Minimum age for this cruise is 10 years


Itinerary

Day 1 - MANAUS

Arrive in Manaus and transfer to the Iberostar Grand Amazon. Sail on the Negro River towards the Jaraqui region, with a striking sunset at the upper deck and classical music. Captain’s welcome cocktail with presentation of the officers and crew and safety procedures drill. Welcome dinner in the Kuarup Restaurant. (D)

Day 2 - AMAZON

Awake to a beautiful sunrise and breakfast at Jaraqui stream region. Trek through the Igarapés to observe palms and high trees used for house construction and as medicines by the local villagers. Return to the ship for lunch. Later, boat ride through the islands in Três Bocas region to see orchids, bromeliads, toucans and macaws. Dinner. Evening boat ride with a chance of seeing alligators. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - AMAZON

Hiking trek or boat ride in the Trincheira stream region where lianas, palms and other large trees are located. Spot exotic flowers and fruits. Visit the pink dolphins in Novo Airão. Return to ship for lunch. Afternoon cruise to an indigenous community at Cuieiras river area to visit their school, medical center and homes, as well as their manioc flour and handicrafts production. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - AMAZON

Breakfast, followed by early-morning boat ride in the Ariaú river region for bird watching. Continue along the clear water streams and lakes of Praia Grande, with monkeys and sloths about. Piranha fishing is possible at Praia Grande. Lunch, then ride through channels and lakes around Tarumazinho region including stops for diving in the Negro river. Special farewell gala dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - AMAZON

Sunrise at Meeting of the Waters. After breakfast, disembark at port of Manaus. (B)

Print Iberostar Grand Amazon Cruise - Negro River Program details

Includes

    Accommodation with private facilities; all meals, and all excursions listed in the itinerary provided by bilingual guides.

Notes

    On Mondays and Fridays the Iberostar Grand Amazon will be at the Port of Manaus for boarding and disembarking. The schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions and phenomena of nature.

Departures & Rates

CRUISE/STARTING FROM PRICES VALID THRU APRIL 2019

Prices   4 nights 7 nights
Mandi Deck   $1,139 $1,799
Tambaqui Deck
  $1,309 $2,069
Acara Deck   $1,369 $2,159
Suite   $1,599 $2,519

7 NIGHTS PROGRAM – DEPARTURE ON MONDAY OR FRIDAY
Combination of Solimões and Negro River programs with lunch included during the stop in Manaus.

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement, please add 30% to the double rate.
Rates are not valid during Certain Holidays and blackout periods. Visa to Brazil is required for US citizens.
Please call for special international airfares and domestic flights in Economy or Business Class.
Manaus Port taxes ($35 per person) and tourism taxes ($5 per person, per night), local airport taxes, personal expenses, gratuities and other items not mentioned above are not included.

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