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Expedition to the Amazon Rainforest Southbound

17 days
16 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

$ 7,010.00 (double occupancy)

Dates:

Oct 14, 2017 - Oct 30, 2017 

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Itinerary:

Day 1: Manaus, Amazonas
Your adventure starts with an overnight stay in this exotic city.

Day 2: Manaus
After a relaxing breakfast, you will learn more about Manaus and the region by joining a sightseeing tour, which ends at the pier where MS Fram will be waiting for you.

Day 3: Parintins
Parintins is a very small island with lots of small shops, eateries, and a local cathedral that towers over the city. Take a walk to experience the everyday life here, enjoy one of the local drinks or taste the local soup, do some boi-dancing with the locals, or join the Expedition Team for a hike or kayak trip in the jungle.

Day 4: Santarem
Stroll along the waterfront promenade in Santarém where the murky brown Amazon meets the dark blue-green Rio Tapajós. On one hand this is a pleasant city, but it is also a gritty port town. Santarém is also the perfect starting point for several activities in the beautiful Tapajós Natural Forest, where you can hike and canoe. You can also explore the unique Amazon rainforest.

Day 5: Cruising the Amazon River
For the next few days we will be cruising on the Amazon River, the largest river in the world, through the jungle, the largest rainforest in the world, before we reach the Atlantic Ocean, so stay on deck with your camera and binoculars. Listen to the sound of the jungle and hear the song of the wilderness.

Day 6: Cruising the Amazon River
Enjoy the tropical temperatures on deck or lectures from the Expedition Team.

Day 7: Cruising the Amazon River
Today is perfect for birdwatching from the deck, attending lectures, or simply relaxing with a good book.

Day 8: Fortaleza
In Fortaleza we recommend visiting Centro, the oldest part of town. This is a lively area to explore by day, with busy streets full of small shops. Here, you can sample typical Brazilian food in one of the barracas (rustic restaurants) next to the beach. If you are interested in history and art, visit the old fortress built by the Dutch captain Matias Beck in 1649 as well as Fortaleza’s cathedral, the third-biggest church in Brazil.

Day 9: At Sea
Join the Expedition Team for more fascinating lectures or relax on deck.

Day 10: At Sea
Spend another relaxing and interesting day at sea.

Day 11: At Sea
Have another relaxing day at sea, or attend the lectures.

Day 12: At Sea
Relax as we spend another day at sea.

Day 13: Paraty
The UNESCO World Heritage town of Paraty, with its old colonial houses and cobblestone streets, is surrounded by islands, sheltered beaches, and a backdrop of steep, jungled mountains. Paraty had its first boom during the gold rush in Brazil in the 17th century. It was the final point of the ‘Gold Trail’. Originally used by the Guaianazes Indians, the 745-mile road connected the gold mines to the Atlantic Ocean through the rough terrain of the rainforest. At the beginning of the 19th century, Paraty became renowned once again due to the coffee trade and the production of Cachaça, a distilled spirit made from sugarcane juice. The coastline, with its intact forests, attracts hikers, botanists, and ornithologists from all over the world and a visit here is an unforgettable one.

Day 14: At Sea
Enjoy life on board as we spend a day at sea.

Day 15: At Sea
Spend another relaxing and interesting day at sea.

Day 16: Montevideo
In the afternoon we arrive in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, situated at the mouth of the Rio de la Plata. A transfer will take you from the ship to your hotel. Enjoy this lively city in the evening.

Day 17: Montevideo
After breakfast in the hotel, your adventure comes to an end.