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and experience the ultimate in nature on this cruise on the Amazon River. The Brazilian city of Manaus is home to one of nature’s strangest occurrences--the 4-mile confluence of the nearly black Negro River with the sandy-colored Solimões River. Called the Meeting of Waters, the two don’t mix, due to their differences in temperature, speed and water density! They join to form the Amazon, at 4,000 miles one of the world’s longest rivers. It is here you will embark upon the Iberostar Grand Amazon, an all-inclusive, super luxury floating hotel, the largest ship specifically built to navigate the Amazon. You will make frequent stops in the Rainforest, with small boats launched for ecological hikes and pink dolphin watching. On your splendor-filled , you will delight in the beauty of the rivers, the local culture, and an abundance of species from one of the crown jewels of Iberostar’s Grand Collection.
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    At Manaus, depart for Manacapuru onboard the Iberostar Grand Amazon, passing by Ponta Negra and enjoy sunset on the upper deck with classical music. There will be a Captain’s welcome cocktail with presentation of the officers and crew and safety procedures drill followed by a Welcome dinner at Kuarup Restaurant. (D)


    After breakfast, take a motor boat ride and visit the house of a local in the region of Janauaca Lake to get to know their way of life on the river, customs and crop-raisings. Upon returning to the ship, enjoy a lecture on “Amazon fruits” at Salao Lua. Lunch will be on the upper deck. In the afternoon, enjoy Piranha fishing or fauna and flora watching in the Manaquiri. Enjoy the sunset followed by dinner. Evening boat ride with a chance of spotting alligators. (B,L,D)


    Enjoy breakfast as the ship nears Janauacá. Early morning sunrise boat ride in the Lake region with an opportunity to see birds and the beautiful surroundings filtered by the morning light. Later, another boat excursion through lakes, inundated areas and streams, including a visit to the house of a local. After lunch, an afternoon boat ride to the Janauari area, including a stop at a floating house and the possibility of purchasing local handicrafts. Special Farewell gala dinner at the Kuarup Restaurant followed by a Folklore show at Salao Lua. (B,L,D)


    Sunrise at the Meeting of the Waters. After breakfast, disembark at port of Manaus. (B)

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