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Amazon Clipper Cruise

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Get a tantalising taste of the Amazon and its isolated communities on board a comfortable yet nimble river boat.

Reaching narrower channels that are impractical for other vessels, the Amazon Clipper delves into the exotic rainforest wilderness surrounding Manaus to introduce the region’s natural marvels and human stories.

Upstream from the Amazon powerhouse of Manaus, you’ll visit caboclo settlers at their small farmsteads before gliding through dark waters crowded with giant water lilies to reach Lake Janauari. There are plenty of opportunities to get closer to the majestic scenery in canoes, including at sunset to appreciate the evening sounds of the jungle and in the early morning when parrots and other colourful birds are most active. There is also a chance to fish for piranhas and to spot sloths, snakes and prehistoric-looking caiman on an exhilarating night safari.

If you choose a longer cruise, you’ll continue on the next day through the Anavilhanas archipelago to visit another jungle settlement and a white-sand beach on the banks of an Amazon tributary. Heading back via the Meeting of the Waters you’ll pass a once prosperous ghost town reclaimed by strangler figs, revealing another facet of life in the fickle Amazon. 

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  • Mary Anne Nelson
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

  • Sally Dodge
    Sally Dodge - Travel Expert

    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Lina Fuller
    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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