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River Cruising in South America

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The Amazon River is calling. Sail down the Amazon River to Manaus, Brazil.
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Manaus - State of Amazonas, Brazil

One of the most exciting places I've ever visited is the fish market in Manaus, Brazil, the capital of the Amazonas state. The city sits right on the banks of the Amazon River. Since there are very few highways that lead into and out of the city,...

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Av. Rio Madeira, 664 A - Ns. das Graças, Manaus - AM, 69053-030, Brazil
I wanted to see an Anaconda and a Sloth so we rented a private boat and went cruising down the river one afternoon instead of taking a public cruise boat. It was menacing to see these dark stormy clouds threatening to engulf us in the wide vast...
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Av. Colonel Teixeira Ponta Negra - Ponta Negra, Manaus - AM, Brazil
If you're ever in Manaus, Brazil be sure to check out the floating docks on the Rio Negro, close to the Mercado Municipal. It's a riot of color and activity, and the fish market is one of the city's main attractions.
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Av. Petit Thouars 5245, Lima 15074, Peru

A must-stop on the traditional handicraft circuit, this massive market—stretching four city blocks in Miraflores!—is home to stall after stall of kitschy bric-a-brac, pre-Columbian–style pottery, alpaca everything and an endless...

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Iquitos, Peru
To really understand daily life in this city, you gotta find yourself a skiff and a guide and have him show you around the waterfront neighborhood.
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Calle Padre Lucero # 1345 Villa Lagunas Loreto, 16551, Peru
Piranha fishing...pink dolphin sightings...holding a caimen...beautiful day explorations by skiff and canoe along the Ucayali River and in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Add to jaw-dropping explorations, the 5-star comfort of the Aqua Amazon...
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Nauta, Peru
On an afternoon spotting pink dolphins in the Hatum Posa area of the Peruvian Amazon, these girls offered rides in their canoe. The rain is about to fall, gently first, then hard. I declined their offer in lieu of a swim, as this was the one spot...
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The last three days of our honeymoon were dedicated to an Amazon River cruise aboard the Aria, an Aqua Expeditions boat. Along with 19 other people (yes, 19), we headed off on a 3 day journey to experience the river and explore the jungle. The...