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Iberostar Grand Amazon Cruise

7 Night Cruise

The Iberostar Grand Amazon is the most luxurious cruise liner in the Manaus area, a genuine 5-star all-inclusive cruise. Off-boat excursions with experienced guides, on-boat entertainment and service are also five star.

Cruise the Amazon River

Take a cruise on the Amazon River, the world’s largest river system, to experience the ambience of the Amazon Jungle. Leave the boat for a closer look on jungle treks through the rainforest and canoe trips through the creeks. Take night-time expeditions to see caimans and other nocturnal creatures. Visit Amazon communities and learn how they adapt to life in the world’s largest rainforest. Awaken early to be staggered by the dawn chorus that makes every morning special in the Amazon. Feast on fruits and fish found only in the Amazon, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the jungle at night from the deck of your boat as you Cruise  the Amazon with Brazil Adventure Tours.

Iberostar Grand Amazon Cruise

The Iberostar Grand Amazon Cruise is a genuine 5-star all inclusive cruise boat, with 72 cabins. All meals and drinks are included, plus all the off-boat excursions which take place in smaller boats that can enter amongst the trees and the small creeks. The Iberostar cruise options are Monday to Monday or Friday to Friday for the full week, plus shorter cruises of Monday to Friday on the Rio Negro, and Friday to Monday on the Rio Solimoes. The Iberostar Grand Amazon has three decks of cabinswith all fixtures and fittings being of similar high standard, and all cabins having private balconies on the outside of the boat. The attention details, staff service and entertainment on the Iberostar Grand Amazon make it the finest vessel in the Manaus Amazon area, and the obvious choice for those who prefer the idea of a luxurious Amazon cruise.

  • Destinations: Amazon - Manaus
  • Duration: 7 Night Cruise
  • Trip Style: Traditional
  • Activities: Wildlife Observation - Ecotourism - Cruises

Brazil Adventure Tours provide you with ideas for tours of Brazil and South America, with all being completely flexible with regards to dates, duration or the tours, activities and classes that we can include. Our website tours are our recommendations based on our experience of how to make the very best of your time in South America. We can adjust these details in any way that you wish, with a little advice from us of course. We can combine any of our destinations that you wish to visit into one tour, and for however long you wish to visit them. Any of our Traditional and Adventure tours can also be combined in whichever way you prefer. We are here to organise a tour that suits you after all, not the other way around!

Day 1 : Over the Amazon Jungle to Manaus

Sunday. Your flight takes you over the Amazon Jungle to Manaus, flying above miles of nothing but green jungle and silver rivers for the final hour and more. The sight of nothing but trees is a special one if the rainforest cloud clears for you. On arrival in the city, you will be met for transfer to your hotel. The day is then free to relax and recover from your long journey. Flights to Manaus can be directly from Miami or Lisbon, otherwise a change is necessary usually in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro or Brasilia. If you travel to the Amazon from inside Brazil, then it might be possible to arrive around midday on a Monday or Friday and embark the same day.

Day 2 : Manaus Sights & Embarkation
Manaus to Anavilhanas Archipelago

Monday. After breakfast, you take a morning city tour of the famous Manaus Theatre, Municipal Market, and the floating dock. The opulent theatre is the symbol of the city, and was built on the back of the rubber boom that made the wealth of Manaus. After lunch, you transfer to the dock in Manaus for check-in on the Iberostar Grand Amazon. As the ship embarks for the Rio Negro, one of the main arteries of the Amazon River, you have time to explore your cabin and the ship before watching sunset on deck. At night, there are welcome cocktails and dinner as the captain presents his officers and crew.

Day 3 : Dolphin Encounters
Novo Airao to Lake Aracari

Tuesday. Today you will board a small boat and head through the flooded forest for a trek through the jungle followed by a visit to Novo Airao to see the Amazon river dolphins. The dolphins come in three different colors, grey being the most common, some a mix of grey and pink, while others are entirely pink. They are very friendly creatures and seem to enjoy the company of humans. After lunch, the afternoon can be spent on a photo safari or fishing for piranha in Lake Aracari. Alligator spotting at night follows dinner, with live music in the ballroom as well.

Day 4 : Jungle Trekking & More
Rio Puduari to Alligator Island

Wednesday. Dawn bird-watching at Rio Puduari is dramatic, with flocks of macaws, parrots, parakeets and toucans, and many more in competition to make the most noise. After breakfast, you can disembark to trek through the jungle on the banks of the Rio Puduari. Lunch is taken during the journey to Alligator Island, where you can take a photo safari or an off-boat excursion through the magnificent Igarape Aturia during the afternoon. During the evening, dinner will be enjoyed in the restaurant and music and dancing will take place in the Moon Ballroom.

Day 5 : Amazon Jungle Knowledge
Rio Cuieiras to Praia Grande

Thursday. A trekking and a photo safari at Rio Cuieiras teaches you some of the tricks of jungle survival -how to make fire without matches and a hammock from palm leaves, and which trees can be used to obtain rubber and chewing gum. A visit to the local community at Cambebas follows, where you can learn how the native people have adapted to living on the edge of the jungle in places where the water level varies by as high as 15m. At Praia Grande you can cruise the flooded forest before having some free time to relax on the river beach.

Day 6 : Meeting of the Waters
Meeting of the Waters to Manaus & Rio Solimoes

Friday. Breakfast can be taken at the Meeting of the Waters where two huge rivers of different colors, the Negro and the Solimoes, meet but refuse to mix for around 8km. Only after these rivers mix is the giant river known as The Amazon. The ship returns to Manaus for passengers taking the shorter option to disembark, and for those beginning the cruise with the Rio Solimoes section to board. Passengers continuing the journey have the day to enjoy lunch and the facilities of the vessel. Cocktails, dinner and evening entertainment are all provided.

Day 7 : Cruising on The Amazon
Manacapuru to Alligator Lake

Saturday. The Sunrise Lovers Breakfast allows you to enjoy the special dawn chorus every day. There is also a later breakfast for those who prefer not to wake up quite so early, after which a morning trek and photo safari takes you into the jungle. A boat trip through the flooded forests and channels is also possible. Piranha fishing and bird-watching are afternoon excursions at Alligator Lake, while night-time caiman alligator spotting after dinner takes place from much smaller boats. Live music in the Moon Ballroom and at the Sun Deck bar provide nightly entertainment.

Day 8 : Amazon Activities
Lake Janarau to King's Igarape

Sunday. The Sunrise Lovers Breakfast provides the perfect opportunity to watch and listen to the fantastic bird-life of Lake Janauaca. The morning activities include going on a photo safari or trekking along one of the trails of the forest around the picturesque lake. You may see monkeys and sloths in the trees as well as parrots and macaws. Afternoon excursions include bird-watching and alligator spotting or a boat trip through the flooded channels of the area. Following dinner in the restaurant, a folkloric show takes place in the Moon Ballroom.

Day 9 : Back to Manaus & Disembark
Meeting of the Waters to Manaus & Away

Monday. Breakfast is taken at the Meeting of the Waters before the ship returns to Manaus in the morning and your cruise ends. You will then be transferred from the port to the airport for your onward flight. The Luxury Iberostar Amazon Cruise can also be combined with any of our other fantastic destinations in Brazil, such as Rio de Janeiro and Iguazu Falls. *Please note: The Iberostar Amazon Cruise embarks from Manaus on most Fridays and Mondays throughout 2017. The cruise can be taken Friday to Friday (7 nights); Monday to Monday (7 nights); Monday to Friday (4 nights); or Friday to Monday (3 nights).

PRICES Simple 3 Star 4 Star Luxury
Per Adult * US$ 2,175 US$ 2,475 US$ 2,575 US$ 2,875
Domestic Flights ** N/A

Suggested Hotels Simple 3 Star 4 Star Luxury
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Manaus On Request Go Inn Manaus Tropical Hotel Manaus Tropical Hotel Manaus - Luxury


* Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.

Do I require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil and other countries visited during this tour?

Citizens of many countries require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil, organised in advance at your nearest Brazil Consulate.
Please check details for visa requirements for your country on our Brazil Tourist Visa page.
Also, for details of your nearest Brazil Consulate in case you do require a Tourist Visa, please visit our Brazil Consulates page.

Do I need any special vaccinations for the areas visited during this tour?

Visitors to Brazil and South America are advised to always check the latest health information from your local doctors or travel clinic.
You may be advised to take a course of Malaria tablets. Yellow Fever Vaccine is highly recommended/essential for the Pantanal & Amazon region, plus the certificate to prove it, and possibly Hepatitis A and B Vaccines.
Please check our Brazil Vaccinations for further information.

What is the best time of year for this tour?

April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November