Some enjoyable travel packages along the Amazon are cruises with Discover Amazon or Rainforest Cruises that start from Manaus, Brazil, and travel through the Central Amazon Ecological Corridor with opportunities to see wildlife such as harpies, giant river otters and pink river dolphins. Other cruises with International Expeditions and Aqua Expeditions start from Iquitos, Peru, and follow the Amazon through the Pacaya-Samira National Reserve to visit remote riverside villages and schools, meet a local shaman, and fish for piranha.
Amazon travel packages typically last from two to 10 days and take place on boats ranging from modern cruise ships to traditional wooden riverboats. Most packages focus on providing opportunities for travelers to meet the riverside communities and to experience the region's exotic and diverse wildlife in its natural river, jungle and rain forest habitat. Packages normally include meals, and some packages also include flights and transfers. Discover Amazon offers customized travel packages such as combined boat and lodge accommodations, and specialist birdwatching or fishing packages. DiscoverAmazon.com has details of the company's Amazon travel packages to Peru and Brazil.
Rainforest Cruises offers packages to Peru and Brazil, and includes cruises aimed at families, using boats with interconnecting or family rooms and children's books and games; romantic cruises on boats with spacious honeymoon suites; and luxury cruises featuring spacious cabins that have floor-to-ceiling windows and, in some cases, private plunge pools. The company also offers cruise charters suitable for families or groups of friends. RainforestCruises.com details the various packages and has user reviews.