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Setting sail from Manaus
Situated near the confluence of the Rio Negro and Amazon rivers, and surrounded by thick jungle, Manaus is a remarkable place, a sweltering, steamy city in the heart of the Brazilian rainforest. It first came to prominence as the centre of the rubber trade around the turn of the twentieth century, but these days it's a major port, despite its location some 1,000 miles from the sea, and it's also the centre of the Amazonian tourism industry. It's an interesting place and there are a few sights worth seeing before you venture into the jungle, including the famous Teatro Amazonas, a beautiful 19th century opera house.
Don’t come to the Amazon expecting to see loads of wildlife and tribesmen, especially not in Manaus which is busy, hot and dirty. Keep your mind open and your expectations realistic and you will have a great time.
31 March - 7 April
Brazil: Amazon Experience
Your itinerary as you travel along the Amazon River is flexible, dependent on factors like water levels and animal sightings. You'll enjoy scenic cruising in between zodiac excursions and landings where you'll get to explore this astonishingly rich ecosystem, home to wildlife including monkeys, macaws and the elusive jaguar.
Arriving in Iquitos
The Amazon river port of Iquitos is the largest city in the world unreachable by road, connected to the outside world only by air and river. It's also further inland than any other port in the world, closer to the Pacific than it is to the Amazon's mouth on the Atlantic coast. Iquitos was founded by Jesuit missionaries in the 18th century, and grew rich on the back of the rubber trade. Nowadays it's a bustling hub for trips into the untamed Peruvian Amazon in search of wildlife, featuring not just on river cruise itineraries but also ocean cruises for those ships small enough to sail this far upriver.
Your home from home
Seabourn will become the latest ultra-luxury cruise line to enter the expedition market in 2022 with the launch of Seabourn Venture, to be followed by sister ship Seabourn Pursuit in 2023.
What we love
Seabourn Venture and Pursuit will bring the trademark Seabourn style and sophistication to the world of expedition cruising, with interiors by designer Adam D Tihany, sumptuous veranda suite accommodation and high-tech toys including a pair of six-seater submarines.
|Style||The contemporary décor appeals to a sophisticated and cosmopolitan crowd, and the familiar Seabourn style of cruising is enhanced by an experienced expedition team.|
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Where to stay in Manaus
You may enjoy the Tropical Manaus Ecoresort, a few miles outside the city. To be frank in Manaus hotel quality is poor.
Excursions from Manaus
Go to Presidente Figueiredo to see the falls and enjoy extraordinary scenery and a taste of the rainforest.