The Iberostar Grand Amazon makes stops at various spots in the Amazon Rainforest, offering trips on small boats for guests who want to explore the jungle's dense, untouched vegetation. This cruise hotel will take you to the site of the greatest natural exuberance on the planet - Amazonia - to marvel at tropical trees, plants and the Amazon's most exotic animal species.
On this journey along the course of the Amazon River, you will enjoy all the modern conveniences on this luxury cruise ship, including fully-equipped cabins, exclusive bars and restaurants, a wide range of entertainment activities, a conference room for conventions, shops, swimming pools, Jacuzzis, a disco, etc.
Day 1 - Monday:
05:00 pm Navigation on Negro River towards Jaraqui region. Sunset at the upper deck with classical music. Captain's welcome cocktail with presentation of the officers and crew in the Lua Salon, lecture on safety procedures. Welcome dinner in the Kuarup Restaurant.
Day 2 - Tuesday:
rrival with a beautiful sunrise at Jaraqui stream region. Breakfast. Trekking through the Igarapés to observe palm trees and high trees used for house construction and as medicines by the local villagers. Return to ship. Lunch. In the afternoon, boat ride through the islands in Três Bocas region to admire the forest reflected in the dark waters, with possibility to see orchids, bromeliads, toucans and macaw birds. Dinner. Evening boat ride with chances of seeing alligators.
Day 3 - Wednesday:
Breakfast. Hiking track or boat ride in the Trincheira stream region where lianas, palm trees and other large trees will be seen. Depending on the season we may catch sight of exotic flowers and fruits. Visit to the pink dolphins in Novo Airao. Return to ship. Lunch. Afternoon visit to an indigenous community at Cuieiras river area including their school, medical center, houses, as well as their manioc flour and handicrafts production. Dinner.
Day 4 - Thursday:
Breakfast. Early in the morning boat ride in the Ariaú river region to spot birds and the beautiful landscape brightened by the sunrise. Later in the morning, boat ride by the clear water streams and lakes of Praia Grande, loaded with monkeys, sloths and birds such as hawks and kingfishers. Piranha fishing is also an option while at Praia Grande. Lunch. Boat ride through channels and lakes around Tarumazinho region including stops for diving in the Negro river. Special farewell gala dinner.
Day 5 - Friday:
Sunrise at the Meeting of the Waters. Breakfast. Disembark at port of Manaus - 08:00 am.
During the dry season (Oct/Nov) the program may change due the level of the river for navigation. During Rainy Season (May to July) and Dry Season (October to December) peak periods, occasional floods or severe drought may occur causing some lodges to reschedule or replace activities/tours. E.g.: walking tours may only be done by boat or may even be replaced by other options (rainy season); longer walks with detours from river banks to lodges or other areas may be required including bridges over mud puddles or springs (dry season).
Your 4-night cruise includes:
English speaking guide
All meals, welcome cocktail, all snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, both domestic and imported
All tours and entertainments mentioned in the program in regular basis
Transfer to/from airport or any other hotel in the city
City and pier tax
Items of a personal nature and personal expenses.