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The world’s largest river is filled with mystery and adventure: churning rapids, giant waterlilies large enough to fit a child, alligator-like caimans, narrow tributaries that stretch for miles through the dense rainforest and an incredible variety...more
What could I tell you about this unforgettable experience?
If you ever want to lose yourself in nature, get away from the city and get in touch with your internal animal, do not hesitate to undertake this wonderful journey.
There are several companies on the...More
We decided to take our chances and booked this cruise out of Manaus during the rainy season. We got lucky and had beautiful weather with a scattered downpours. The weather was cooler at this time and we never saw one mosquito! Apparently, they are not...More
After many years of Aristotelian readings and interpretations (like MacIntyre in After Virtue), I read about another McIntyre, a photographer lost in the Amazon.
I started to rethink the effectiveness in the light of Chinese thought: meditating on the growth of plants.
Elena and I...More
I traveled with Maia Expeditions and had the most amazing unforgettable time of my life. I swam with wild pink dolphins, fished for and ate piranhas. Slept in a hammock in the Amazon Rain Forest and grabbed live caymen out of the water with my...More
The ship was excellent: the accommodation, the food, the service.... The excursions were interesting but some lacked authenticity: the native village, the farm and the rubber museum felt like Potemkin villages. Overall, we got a very sterilized exposure to the Amazon, or the the Rio...More
We took a 5 day cruise on the Tucano boat, sold to us via Rainforestcruises.com. This was an awesome experience that deserves 5 stars, but unfortunately it comes with a huge caveat - it's NOT 5 days at all. It's actually only a 2.5 day...More
We had a 4 day cruise on the Rio Negro on the Premium Clipper. This was very enjoyable. The boat was a good quality with a great room that had everything you wanted - it was very well thought out. Cleaning was excellent - the...More
We went on the same boat March 2018. I don't remember specifically what time we got on the boat but think it was mid-afternoon. We flew in from Rio the morning we left, caught a transfer to the boat and... More
We went on the same boat March 2018. I don't remember specifically what time we got on the boat but think it was mid-afternoon. We flew in from Rio the morning we left, caught a transfer to the boat and seemed to be one of the last to get on. We had to debark at 8:00 a.m. which was a hassle because our flight didn't leave until 11:00 p.m that evening. We scheduled a tour of Manaus, which we shortened, and checked into a hotel near the airport (super reasonable $) for a shower and nap before our long flight home. Iberostar is a top notch company and the boat runs right on schedule for all of their scheduled events. It departed and arrived right on schedule. March is the rainy season so expect rain. We got lucky and had very little rain. However, the times it did rain it was a major downfall! It was a wonderful adventure. Enjoy!
February is the start of the rainy season but I wouldn't let that deter me from visiting if February was my only option. It usually rains every day all year anyway and in February, you get to enjoy the Amazon Carnaval.