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Ship on the river at night and a bright moon
Ship on the Amazon
Amazon river ship anchored
Ship on the Amazon river
Local boats on the river bank at sunset
Capybaras at dawn
Pirana fishing
A man from the Amazon exhaling smoke
Dolphin in the river
Food served in a leaf
Blue parrots flying
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Amazon River Cruises

Discover a mysterious realm of exotic creatures, mystical shamans, and natural wonders on an adventure like no other, the voyage of a lifetime to explore the boundless diversity of the Amazon Rainforest, Mother Nature's greatest creation.
Peruvian Amazon
Subsumed in an arboreal labyrinth, 60% of Peru is claimed by the caimans and pink river dolphins of the Amazon, with its rainbow of birdlife in the dense jungle canopy, skulking jaguars, and fascinating indigenous tribes tucked out of sight.
Brazilian Amazon
It may be the lungs of the planet, but a cruise through the Brazilian Amazon is simply breathtaking. Through serpentine fingers of mist rolling amid treetops, down sun-seeking vines where treefrogs chirrup, a creeping crawling bounty lies in wait for you beneath the canopy.
Ecuadorian Amazon
It’s thought that the most species-rich part of the Amazon lies in Ecuador, lauded especially by birdwatchers. A rich tapestry of sound and colors, this often underrated section of tropical rainforest is not to be missed.
Bolivian Amazon
The Bolivian Amazon is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet, but one of the least visited. From the wetlands of the wildlife-abundant pampas to the impenetrable wilderness of its jungle, Bolivia offers unbridled adventure for those bold enough.
Wildlife Photography
Embark on an epic photographic adventure to the depths of the Amazon Rainforest, a challenging, wild stage where the greatest expressions of life on Earth are performed by a wonderful array of shy yet spectacular species waiting for their cue.
Piranha Fishing
Come face to face with the infamous piranha as you try your shaky hand at artisanal piranha fishing with traditional rods, bait and some helpful tips from your naturalist guide. The only question is, who will catch a bite?
Visit Local Communities
The Amazon Rainforest is the ancestral home of some 400 tribes, each with its own language, territory, and cultural identity. Meet a tribe and discover their fascinating way of life, the intrinsic role of shaman and their symbiotic relationship with the rainforest.
Exotic Wildlife Encounters
Synonymous with giant anaconda and flesh-eating piranha, the Amazon Rainforest is home to an astounding third of all animal species on the planet, a wildlife haven for weird and wonderful creatures just waiting to be watched.
Exquisite Cuisine
Mother Nature's plentiful pantry offers a prodigious wealth of culinary delights, the rainforest a trove of exotic fruits, palm hearts and aromatic leaves, and the river a flurry of fresh fish, like the giant arapaima, or indeed piranha.
A Photographer's Dream
Embark on an epic photographic adventure to the depths of the Amazon Rainforest, a challenging, wild stage where the greatest expressions of life on Earth are performed by a wonderful array of shy yet spectacular species waiting for their cue.
Exciting Canopy Walkways
Gain a different perspective of the majesty of the rainforest from a spectacular walkway through its canopy, a tree layer rich in fruit and seeds home to an estimated three-quarters of all rainforest species, including many insects, birds, monkeys, frogs and sloths.
Kayak or Paddle Board the Amazon
The epitome of adventure, the Amazon is a spectacular playground for thrill-seekers both young and old. If jungle trekking isn't enough, why not kayak or stand-up paddleboard on its shimmering lakes and approach skittish subjects in silence?
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Why Cruise the Amazon?

Amazon River cruises take adventurous explorers on one of the world’s most rewarding wildlife expeditions. Journey deep into the heart of the largest rainforest on Earth on a boat trip down the Amazon, a mystical realm of boundless biodiversity where physical and spiritual worlds entwine, a primeval domain still ruled by the jaguar, home to giant snakes, towering trees and uncontacted tribes hiding in plain sight.

The best Amazon cruises explore the remote reaches of this fairytale forest. Witness the playful pink river dolphins in the headwaters of the Amazon in Peru‘s Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve aboard some of the most luxurious Amazon cruises available, or see the kaleidoscopic colors of the clay licks in the Ecuadorian Oriente. Why not try boating the Amazon River’s lesser-traveled backwaters in Bolivia and explore three kinds of tropical forest, or maybe catch a rare glimpse of the Amazonian manatee in the Anavilhanas National Park of the Brazilian Amazon. What will you discover on your Amazon River tour?

Amazon Cruises

Our hand-picked portfolio of traditional Amazon River boats and small Amazon river cruise ships has been carefully chosen to include remarkable vessels operated by only the most trusted of partners, preeminent pioneers of the region who offer exceptional itineraries, unrivaled knowledge and utmost levels of service.

Zafiro cruising the Amazon
  • Amazon
  • Peru

Zafiro

Elegant luxury cruising into the depths of Peru's Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.
4 - 8 Days
From
$2,750 USD
Aqua Nera on the Amazon River
  • Amazon
  • Peru

Aqua Nera

An ultra luxury vessel oozing refined style, world-class cuisine and unrivaled service.
4 - 8 Days
From
$4,230 USD
  • Amazon
  • Peru

Delfin I

A beautiful boutique riverboat offering the most intimate and luxurious of Amazon cruises in Peru.
4 - 5 Days
From
$4,429 USD
Aria on the river
  • Amazon
  • Peru

Aria Amazon

A floating boutique hotel and masterpiece of refined style, custom-built to explore the Amazon.
4 - 8 Days
From
$3,615 USD
  • Amazon
  • Peru

Delfin III

Beautiful and affordable 5 star luxury in the heart of the Peruvian Rainforest.
4 - 5 Days
From
$2,979 USD
Amazon River Cruise Anakonda Ecuador
  • Amazon
  • Ecuador

Anakonda

Award-winning boutique vessel exploring Ecuador's biodiverse Oriente in luxurious style.
4 - 8 Days
From
$2,539 USD
Tucano on the river
  • Amazon
  • Brazil

Tucano

A boutique boat pioneering sustainable exploration of the remote Central Amazon Conservation Complex.
5 - 7 Days
From
$1,750 USD
Spondias in the Amazon
  • Amazon
  • Peru
Private Charter

Spondias

A boutique Amazon vessel boasting four comfortable cabins ideal for family or group adventures.
4 Days +
Day
$3,600 USD
Delfin II cruising the Amazon
  • Amazon
  • Peru

Delfin II

A combination of a classic style riverboat and 5 star elegance in the Peruvian Amazon.
4 - 5 Days
From
$3,429 USD
Amazon Rainforest Manatee cruise
  • Amazon
  • Ecuador

Manatee Amazon Explorer

Superior cruising in the Ecuadorian Amazon, pairing comfort and quality with the wild of the jungle.
4 - 8 Days
From
$2,049 USD
Jacare Acu on the river
  • Amazon
  • Brazil

Jacaré-Açu

Alluring, intimate and action-packed riverboat cruises to the furthermost corners of the Amazon.
4 - 8 Days
From
$1,949 USD
Iberostar sailing
  • Amazon
  • Brazil

Iberostar Grand Amazon

An all-inclusive, floating resort offering live entertainment, comfort, and exciting excursions.
4 - 8 Days
From
$929 USD

Amazon Destinations

Amazon Experiences

What Our Customers are Saying

The Manatee Amazon cruise in Ecuador was great and we would have no hesitation recommending Rainforest Cruises to our friends. The staff were friendly and accommodating. Ecuadorian food was delicious. I was glad we did 4 nights rather than 3 nights as it gave us more opportunities to view wildlife.
- Peter A.
Happy Couple On Skiff In The Amazon
Superlatives just aren't adequate to describe this once in a lifetime, high water opportunity. Exploring the Amazon accompanied by excellent guides and service by an exceptional crew made this trip a forever memory. Elegant and spacious, with plenty of hot water, our floating luxury hotel served us well.
- Rich M.
The cruise was awesome. There were more crew than clients, so the service was phenomenal. The meals were some of the best we had in Peru. The whole adventure was amazing. We saw hundreds of different birds, several species of monkeys, a sloth and a baby emerald tree boa. We would definitely recommend this trip to others and the service you provided was great.
- Donna P.
Our family of 6 had an incredible time on the Amazon Dream. We rang in the new year with a champagne and suckling pig roast dinner and a pop-up samba party on a beach in the middle of the Amazon. All of the guests agreed that the meals should be Michelin-rated. This cruise was extraordinary and Rainforest Cruises made the organization and reservation process very easy.
- Hochan W.
Happy Man Smiling On Beach

FAQ

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