The wonders of the Amazon can be fully appreciated by taking Amazon River cruises. The Amazon basin is one of the most diverse habitats in the entire world. The great Amazon rainforest is a land that delights with the wonder of the squirrel monkeys gliding from tree top to tree top. The Amazon is the home of beautiful toucans and macaws, as well as friendly festive parrots. The extraordinary value of custom-designed Amazon River cruises will give you a taste of all these adventures. You can choose one of the most prestigious lines that provide a great selection of cruises such as: all-inclusive luxury Amazon River cruises, romantic Amazon River honeymoon cruises, Amazon River wild adventure cruises, small ship cruises and special event cruises and Amazon River "inside-passage" islands cruising.
Some thousands of years ago, South America was an enormous island, partly submerged in the Atlantic. The Amazon River flowed west, life gathered in isolated patches, like Noah's Ark, bearing the promise of continuity. It was the Great Amazon River.
The Amazon contains one-third of the world's rain forest. The Amazon discharges 60 times more freshwater than the Nile, fully one-third of the world's supply. The muddy delta pushes hundreds of miles into the open ocean and when sailing north or south, the ship will eventually cross the line where the mixing stops.
The river, above the Brazilian port of Manaus, is a wide and wondrous stream surging through an unbroken tropical setting inhabited by elegant large-billed toucans, playful dolphins, and the isolated Bora and Tikuna Indians. The bigger cruise ships ply the Amazon's 1,000-mile lower reaches between Manaus and its mouth at Belem, while more nimble Amazon expedition cruise vessels -- from lines such as Abercrombie and Kent and Amazon Cruises and Tours --churn an additional 1,200 miles upriver to Iquitos, a sprawling port city located deep in the Peruvian rain forest.
In the Amazon rainforest you can find thousands of insects, birds, plants and several species of mammals, reptiles and fish. This region of South America has enticed some of the most avid explorers from all walks of life -- from the most adventure-driven individuals to those who where not so sure. By taking an Amazon River cruises you can maintain those creature comforts while at the same time getting in close contact with nature and its mysteries.
Manatte Amazon Explorer offers an Eco-tour for both young and old. Designed for adventure, yet featuring the comforts and advantages of modern technology; is the result of over 20 years of experience in running expeditions others think are extinct. The expeditions are suitable for all people and all ages; all excursions are organized to your ability and interest.
Amazon River cruises really offer the best of two worlds: the convenience and comfort of a pre-arranged group program and the joy of personal discovery. And the specialized multilingual hosts will be glad to tell the travelers every single detail of wild life, flora and the Amazon way of living.
Enjoy and Amazon expedition cruise and see first hand a habitat and culture that is fast closing in on extinction.