Gulfport, Florida (PRWEB) February 06, 2014
The allure of the enchanting Amazon will be hard to resist for those fans heading to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. One of the highlights of Brazil and a natural wonder of the world in its own right, the Amazon has attracted intrepid visitors keen to behold its outstanding natural beauty and the incredible diversity of flora and fauna that can only be found in this part of the world.
Manaus, one of host cities for the World Cup and the gateway to the Brazilian Amazon, is sure to be inundated with visitors looking to explore the region whilst attending one of the four group games due to be played there. After all, what soccer venues can offer the option of post-match tribal encounters, jungle treks, Amazon cruises, or swimming with pink river dolphins?
As is already the case for Carnival in Rio de Janeiro each year, hotels are likely to book up far in advance, and the availability of inexpensive quality lodging is sure to be scarce. For those with a sense of adventure, Rainforest Cruises offer an affordable and distinctly alternative form of accommodation away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Their new 5-day World Cup Manaus Amazon cruises guarantee passengers accommodation in one of the most exciting locations on Earth, right on the Amazon River itself, on a traditional Amazon riverboat.
These fully air-conditioned riverboats have capacity for 24 passengers, with accommodation in twin bunk cabins with private facilities. The vessels also have comfortable and spacious public areas, including a bar with flatscreen satellite TV, so those without match tickets can beat the bar queues and watch the match in the privacy and comfort of their own on-board bar.
Have tickets to a match, but want to do the cruise? Don’t worry, the cruise itineraries have been specially designed with both tourism and fans in mind. On match days the riverboat will be moored at the port in Manaus, so those with tickets can attend the matches. When not docked for game-time, the vessels will venture up river, allowing passengers to explore the region through activities such as piranha fishing, jungle walks and nocturnal caiman safaris, all under the watchful eye of a bilingual, expert naturalist guide. Passengers will also be able to witness one of the most remarkable spectacles of nature - the Meeting of the Waters - where the black waters of the Rio Negro meet the brown waters of the Rio Solimoes and then flow side by side without mixing for almost 10km.
“Our goal is to offer an alternative form of accommodation that allows visitors to make the absolute most of their trip to Brazil. It's not often people get the chance to visit Brazil, so it makes perfect sense to offer this economical and alternative way to explore the Amazon and be part of what promises to be one of the most exciting sporting events in recent times,” says Jeremy Clubb, Rainforest Cruises' co-owner.
With the backdrop of the remarkable scenery of the Amazon rainforest, the colorful traditions of the Amazonian people coupled with the excitement and passion of a World Cup in soccer-mad Brazil, the atmosphere in Manaus is sure to be like no other.
A 5-day Brazil Amazon cruise during the World Cup with Rainforest Cruises costs $1,999 per person.
Their 5-day Brazil World Cup Amazon cruises departing from Manaus leave on the following dates:
~ Wed, 11th - Sun, 15th June (match Sat, 14th 6pm England v Italy)
~ Thu, 19th - Mon, 23rd June (match Sun, 22nd 6pm USA v Portugal)
~ Tue, 24th - Sat, 28th June (match Wed, 25th 4pm Honduras v Switzerland)
Flight details: Getting to Manaus during the World Cup is simple, with direct flights available from Rio, Sao Paulo, Panama (all 4 hours), Miami (5 hours) and for those heading from Europe, Lisbon too (8 hours).
Visit http://www.rainforestcruises.com, or call (+1) 727-498-0234 for more information.
About Rainforest Cruises
Rainforest Cruises is a boutique travel company specializing in Amazon River cruises and riverboat tours, with offices in Lima, Peru, and Gulfport, Florida.