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Old February 7th, 2011, 01:09 PM
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I am looking for recommendationn. I want to take a one week trip in January along the Amazon icluding rain forrest and wildlife experiences. Trying to decide whether to take a trip in either the Peruvian or the Brazilian portions of Amazon. Recommendations? suggestions? Thanks
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Old February 27th, 2011, 10:05 PM
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Check out the Manu Biosphere Reserve. Access from Peru. Lima to Cusco and then by bus or small plane.
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I am looking for recommendationn. I want to take a one week trip in January along the Amazon icluding rain forrest and wildlife experiences. Trying to decide whether to take a trip in either the Peruvian or the Brazilian portions of Amazon. Recommendations? suggestions? Thanks
J get travel info emails from the Smithsonian occasionally. About a month ago one opf their features was Amazon River cruisrs they sponser. It looked interesting, nice boat,cabins,food, all with travel guides. Try looking them up, one comment is fairly p[ricey.
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Old December 6th, 2011, 07:45 AM
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Departing from Manaus, your expedition vessel stops at several points along the amazing Amazon jungle, and offers excursions on small boats or zodiacs to explore the dense, virgin vegetation. You and other adventure seekers will come into contact with the most exhuberant species of trees, plants, exotic animals and the local river communities, friendly and hospitable people. A paradise for those who like adventure with all the comfort of an all inclusive cruise.
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Try Aqua Expeditions. Exquisite.
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Old July 24th, 2012, 01:46 AM
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Try Aqua Expeditions. Exquisite.
WOW!! And, crap! Another trip I seriously need to save for! We are in the plans of booking Galapagos with Machu Picchu, and that is quite the cost. Thanks for the info. This will be on our radar in the near future.
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I just did the Amazon on International Expeditions. Lousy lousy lousy boat!! No indoor area except the dining room so we got eaten alive by the mosquitos. No screens on doors or windows and even the cabins were full of bugs, ants, roaches, mosquitoes. If i could redo the trip I'd look at Lindblad whose boat the delfin 2 looks wonderful. We saw the Aqua and she looked grand, I wouldn't hesitate to book on that either.
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Smile i didnt know these existed

I am in awe! wow! i didn´t know there were jungle crusies so as to speak.
sounds really interesting!!!
keep us updated on what you decide and how it all went.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 05:48 AM
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Just back from Amazon cruise in Peru on m/v Aria, a fantastic trip. The boat and crew, particularly the naturalists, are highly recommended.
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I would also post this on the South America Board.

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Old December 28th, 2012, 04:43 PM
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Why not try a research expedition?

http://www.earthwatch.org/exped/bodmer.html

I did one through Earthwatch years ago, and you get a much deeper understanding of the Amazon than on a luxury cruise. And if you are from the US, you can deduct it on your taxes as a tax exempt organization. EM
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Check out Iberostar Grand Amazon - superb! knowledgable guides and brilliant accommodation - exceeded our expectations
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We,too, did Iberostar Grand Amazon. Excellent guides, very nice ship, OK food. Very casual. We were the only Americans on our sailing (3 and 4 night combined) but guides included us in English always.
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Default Amazon post tour worth it? m/V aria

what were the food and accomodations like? Worth the extra money? Thinking about Galapagos and ending trip on the Amazon 4 to 5 nights. Just wanted to hear from someone that's been o this ship. When did you go? What month? jo ann
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We went in September 2011 and booked the least expensive cabin on the lowest deck. I believe that the cabins are identical except for deck. It was fine with a tiny balcony, big wall closet, big bed, big bathroom. We're not too picky except for cleanliness and it was. Food was just OK. It was buffet but at dinner you could also order ala carte. The menu was in Portuguese and the head waiter would come to our table talk to me for 5 minutes in Portuguese and then I would nod and say "fish". I don't speak anything but English. We always got good fish. The ship was empty so I don't know how service would be if it were full. We really enjoyed the trip but I don't believe that the ship comes anywhere close to a Silverseas ship.
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I see that I answered your questions but about the wrong ship. Sorry
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Default Dephi vs aria which is better?

These seem to be the 2 luxury boats for Amazon. Any thoughts on what's your favorite?
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Just an FYI--For a mass market cruise line Princess offers an Amazon cruise from Manaus to Ft. Lauderdale.
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We took a Crystal Cruises cruise of the Amazon earlier this year. We saw large and small ports and we were 1,000 miles from the Ocean.

It was great.

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Anyone out there with any comparsions they would like to share?
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