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We are award-winning Amazon small ship cruise specialists. We understand nuances of each Amazon cruising region and seasonal distinctions which are important when selecting a cruise. Whether you seek a simple Amazon nature cruise, a National Geographic expedition or a luxury Amazon River cruise we have the right trip for you. Why book your Amazon River cruise with AdventureSmith Explorations?

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An unmatched selection of classic Amazon River boats & luxury Amazon small ship cruises in Brazil, Peru & Ecuador.

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Our experts match you with the best Amazon cruise. Let our firsthand experience be your guide.  

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Amazon cruise travelers on a skiff tour in murky water on a cloudy day in the jungle.

Amazon River Cruise – Peru, Brazil or Ecuador?

Peru Amazon cruises from Iquitos are the most popular and pair perfectly with travel to Machu Picchu. An Amazon cruise in Brazil, embarking in Manaus, is the choice for travelers wanting to cruise the lower Amazon River and see less civilization. Ecuador Amazon cruises are often paired with the Galapagos Islands and explore Yasuni National Park, along upper Amazon River tributaries. Learn more from our Amazon River cruise guide – How to Choose.

Aria luxury Amazon riverboat with dark steel and wooden exterior with large windows across three decks, cruising in the Peruvian Amazon on a sunny day.

Luxury Amazon River Cruises

Sophisticated, luxury Amazon river cruises offer 5-star chefs and fine dining, superior service and high crew-to-guest ratios with top rated guides. Luxury Amazon river boats cruise in comfort with floor-to-ceiling windows, topnotch spas and fully air-conditioned spaces. The Delfin III Amazon luxury cruise in Peru touts membership in the prestigious Relais & Châteaux association. The modern 32-guest Aria pioneered luxury Amazon cruises in Peru. The 40 guest Anakonda offers the only 5-star luxury Amazon river cruise in Ecuador.

“The Amazon’s remote jungles reveal untamed wildlife, indigenous cultures and a place where all life flows from the water.”

Climate

Amazon Cruises

Temperature & Rainfall

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Avg. High (F)908990898888889091919190
Avg. Low (F)717071707070697070717171
Avg. Rainfall (Inches)322631292520141617182224

Best Time to Cruise the Amazon River

The high-water season runs roughly from November to May with 60-180 inches of rain. This rainy season allows more extensive exploration in small craft and jungle access via water. Low-water season is June through October with 30-100 inches of rain. This dry season, or shall we say less rainy season, may allow for more trail walks. Though it can rain slightly more in the high-water season, it usually rains some every day in the low-water season too. The best time to cruise the Amazon River is at the end of the rainy season in May and June.

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