‘Iberostar Grand Amazon’

16 pictures that will make you really want to get to know the Amazon

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If you had any doubts about how wonderful a cruise on the Amazon can be, here are 16 pictures that will dispel any doubts you may have.     The Amazon rain forest, beautiful riverside beaches, remains of a glorious past and the delicious local cuisine are some of the wonders you will find on your cruise. Feel like embarking?   “Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has a 5-star ship hotel with All-Inclusive service at Manaus: the hotel Iberostar Grand Amazon, which calls at different points of the Amazon rain forest where you can catch a ride on smaller boats for…

There’s no such thing as boredom in Manaus

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Manaus is the capital of the state of Amazon. Located in the midst of the world’s largest rain forest, this forest city is one of the most important and populous cities in Brazil. This destination stands out for its great economic development as a city and for its abundant and varied vegetation. Founded by the Portuguese in the 17th century, it is the portico to remoter destinations that take you near the Amazonian dream. Here go a few of the ‘must sees’ in this imposing city: · São Sebastião Square is in the center of Manaus. It is surrounded by majestic buildings…

The encontro das aguas in the Amazon River

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This impressive natural phenomenon takes place 10 km from the city of Manaus in northern Brazil. The Rio Negro flows through the city and meets the Rio Solimões (the name given to this section of the Amazon River). The dark waters of the Rio Negro flow alongside the lighter muddy waters of the Solimões for a while before eventually blending. The Rio Negro is the largest tributary of the Amazon, aside from being the largest black river in the world. The two bodies of water are seemingly reluctant to blending—this is due to the difference in the chemical composition of…

Things to do on a cruise along the Amazon River

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The powerful Amazon River carries more water than any other river in the world, with a river basin spanning 7.05 million square kilometers and a total length of 7,062 km. With its thousands of tributaries it goes through the world’s largest rain forest, with the most varied biological system you can imagine. A cruise along the Amazon River gives you the possibility of entering the heart of this paradise and exploring its many wonders. The Amazon has two seasons: the rainy season spans from November or December to June and the dry season runs from July to December. During the…

Interesting facts about Amazonia

· The Brazilian part of the Amazon River basin has the same area as 15 European countries. · Brazilian Amazonia is the zone of the world with the most national and natural parks: the Pico de Neblina National Park, the Janauari Ecological Park, the National Park of Jaú (the largest forestry reserve in the Americas), etc. · There are trees in Amazonia standing over 20 m high. · Another fact attesting to the sheer size of the Amazon River is that it boasts the largest river archipelago in the world: the Anavilhanas Islands. · Since 1991, 11 new species of…

Spend your best New Year’s Eve in Brazil

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The New Year in Brazil is closely linked to the sea. While in the northern hemisphere we celebrate New Year’s Eve warmly clad to shelter ourselves from the cold, Brazil chooses its beaches as the most emblematic place to commemorate this festivity. Every city and every region have their own way of celebrating it but the famous feast of Réveillon is especially spectacular in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador da Bahia. The fireworks on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, which light up the sky for over 15 minutes, are world famous, and there are also plenty of musical performances…

Why everyone falls in love with Brazil

  You’ll see it for yourself. There’s no way out. Once you visit Brazil, no matter what part of the country it is, you’re trapped, you’ll always want to come back. Here is a list of the reasons why: · Because of all the different possibilities the destination has to offer. · Because of the wonderful ‘postcard’ beaches. · Because they make you feel welcome no matter where you go. · Because of the landscapes. · Because no matter how many times you go, you’ll always discover something new. · Because of its music and dance. Samba, forro funk, axé……

Discovering the secrets of the Amazon

What can you expect if you take a cruise along the Amazon? You’ll live an experience that will take you to one of the few places in the world where life goes on in isolation, where Nature rules over everything else and it’s quite a sight! The source of the Amazon can be found up in the mountains of Peru, near the Andes, more than 3,000 meters above sea level. It reaches Nauta and Iquitos after a series of meanders over which it is given many different names: Lloqueta, Apurímac, Ene, Tambo, Ucayali, Marañón and finally the Amazon. Going over…

Nature beyond the imaginable

Few places in the world are as fascinating as the rainforest. Movies, photos, stories and endless nature in a space in which the passing of the years has stopped, in which the passing of time goes hand in hand with the seasons and not with the advances that concern and burden the residents of large cities. And if there is a spot on the planet which possesses all these characteristics, it is the Amazon rainforest and all of its vastness. And, to explore it, there is nothing better than an IBEROSTAR river cruise. From the moment the boat begins to…

Cruising on the Amazon, cruising with a difference

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Have you ever dreamt of venturing into the Amazon jungle, exploring rivers that weave in and out on a motor boat, having the chance to meet native tribes and to feel all the mystery and splendour of the Amazon at your feet, or to observe close up fascinatingly exotic species of fauna and flora? Now you can make your dream come true thanks to the IBEROSTAR Grand Amazon hotel ship. This magnificent ship will take you on a thrilling cruise up the River Negro and the Amazon whilst you enjoy all the comfort and luxury you could wish for with…