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!


Itinerary

Day 1 - MANAUS

At Manaus, depart for Manacapuru onboard the Iberostar Grand Amazon, passing by Ponta Negra. Sunset on the upper deck with 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

Trekking and photo safari in the Manacapuru region or boat excursion through Igarapes and Igapos. Short return to ship. Then continue your trip to Lake Jacaré area. Lunch. Piranha fishing in the Manaquiri Praia Grande or Jacaré Lake region; also observation of local flora and fauna. Enjoy the sunset followed by dinner. Evening boat ride with chance of spotting alligators. Navigation to Lake Janauacá. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - AMAZON

Enjoy breakfast as the ship nears Janauacá. Early morning sunrise boat ride in the Lake region with opportunity to see birds and the beautiful surroundings filtered by the morning light. Later, another boat excursion through lakes, inundated areas and streams, including a visit to the house of a local. Learn about their way of life on the river, customs and cropraisings. After lunch, an afternoon boat ride to Janauari area, including a stop at a floating house and the possibility of purchasing local handicrafts. Sunset, followed by Gala dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - AMAZON

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

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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

Prices 3 nights 4 nights 7 nights
Mandi Deck $980 $1,259 $2,096
Tambaqui Deck
$1,106 $1,427 $2,390
Acara Deck $1,148 $1,483 $2,488

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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