Venture Into the Amazing Amazon

Venture Into the Amazing Amazon
Lourdes Galindo July 29, 2022

Many places around the world will wow you with their beauty, but nothing truly compares to the Amazon rainforest. Larger than both the Congo Basin and all of Indonesia combined, the Amazon jungle covers approximately 40% of South America! There are plenty of reasons to want to explore this incredible destination. Read on to learn more about Vantage Deluxe World Travel’s Amazon journeys.

In creating Amazon River cruises for our distinguished travelers, we knew we wanted to include noteworthy experiences that would create memories to last a lifetime. We made sure to include visits to iconic sights and historical landmarks, meaningful interactions with local residents, and exclusive features you will only find on a Vantage journey. And, of course, our guests will always enjoy the attentive service and 5-star luxury for which we are known, no matter the destination.


There’s no shortage of magnificent sites and spectacular scenery when you travel through the Amazon.

  • Find yourself up close to Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue when you board a cog railway train to the top of Corcovado Mountain. This iconic sculpture is carved from pure soapstone and stands over 120-feet tall.
  • Arrive in Ilhabela, the largest island in Brazil, and sail the day away aboard a two-masted schooner. The unspoiled beauty of this island, with its numerous waterfalls and immeasurable flora and fauna, will take your breath away as you motor through the São Sebastião Channel.
  • Make your way around Manaus’ historic landmarks on a panoramic tour of the Amazon basin’s largest city. Included in your tour is a stop at the Teatro Amazonas, or Amazon Theater, a stunning vision in pink dating back to the early 19th century and built entirely of materials imported from Europe.
  • Another highlight of your time in Manaus is a visit to the Mercado Adolpho Lisboa. Fashioned after the 1882 Les Halles market in Paris, it is the city’s oldest market and a scintillating way to immerse yourself in the culture.


The Amazon rainforest is home to the world’s largest and most biodiverse collection of plant and animal life.

  • Visit Santarém, Brazil, and spend the morning on a spectacular Amazon River cruise as you head downriver to witness the Meeting of Waters, where the Amazon and the Tapajόs rivers converge.
  • Explore Natal’s beautiful beaches, including Pirangi Beach where you’ll visit the world’s largest cashew tree. So named by the “Guinness Book of Records,” this astonishing behemoth spans almost 86,000 square feet.
  • Go off the beaten path in UNESCO-listed Ilha Grande. Located just off the coast of Brazil, this largely undeveloped destination is a tropical island paradise for nature lovers.
  • Enjoy a day on Armação dos Búzios, a buzzing resort town with more than 23 beaches. You’ll see many of them on an included trolley tour, including scenic Brava Beach, the pink sands of Forno Beach, and the unique rock formations of Point Lagoinha.
  • With a tricycle tour of Parintins you’ll have the opportunity to interact with locals. Weather permitting, you’ll get to hop on a Zodiac boat for an afternoon cruise, where you may even spot the elusive pink dolphin.
  • Enjoy scenic cruising along Brazil’s beautiful coast, laden with lush hills, majestic mountains, gorgeous beaches, and emerald-green forests


We’re proud to provide our travelers with meaningful interactions and Vantage-exclusive experiences.

  • Learn how locals fish for the notorious piranha at Lake Maica, where you can cast your own line into the water in the hopes of catching and releasing a piranha.
  • Witness a demonstration of capoeira, a regional acrobatic dance that incorporates elements of the martial arts, during a visit to Salvador de Bahia, Brazil’s unparalleled colonial gem.
  • Get ready to partake in a long-held nautical tradition when you join your crew members in an equator-crossing ceremony near the mouth of the Amazon River.
  • Capture the heartbeat of Argentina and Brazil with beguiling private tango and samba performances. Plus, get an exclusive behind-the-scenes Carnival tour in Rio.
  • You’ll have opportunities to connect with locals throughout your journey when you visit remote villages throughout the Amazon River, such as Colombia’s city of Leticia.


Make the most of your Amazonian adventure with an optional trip extension and delve deeper into some of the region’s extraordinary destinations.

  • Cross a few natural wonders off your bucket list when you travel to spectacular Iguassu Falls National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the thundering waterfalls from both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides, getting as close to the falls as the spraying mist allows.
  • Enhance your expedition with a thrilling exploration of the Amazon Jungle. You’ll stay in an ecofriendly lodge get around like the locals do, by boat, and have up-close views of monkeys and safari outings to spot fascinating birdlife, nocturnal alligators, and more.
  • Dive deep into Peru’s Sacred Valley, where you’ll discover Machu Picchu and the citified Inca capital of Cusco. You’ll explore ancient, Indigenous, and contemporary culture in the towns and archaeological sites of Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuamán, and more.
  • Over the course of three days, get to know the spectacular city of Rio de Janeiro. Take an afternoon tour of Sugarloaf Mountain, then savor a unique local dinner, trying various kinds of churrascaria.

Ready to explore the best of the Amazon on a Vantage journey? Choose from these amazing itineraries:

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