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The World Cup 2014 and an Amazon River Cruise – Two Dreams, One Location

July 6, 2013 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Rainforest Cruises has created the adventure trip of a lifetime – an Amazon River package coinciding with the World Cup.

With the inevitable expense and limited capacity of the local hotels, this alternative of five days of accommodations and cruising is the perfect package for the adventurous soccer fan keen to combine the excitement of big match days with the enchantment and richness of the Amazon Rainforest.gI_85867_Iracema Cruising

In June 2014, the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil. Accommodations are very likely to be both expensive and scarce. Rainforest Cruises is offering a fun and adventurous alternative in the form of a five-dayAmazon River cruise from Manaus. These cruises will be timed to fit around all of the games in the city, and will provide adventures and excursions up and down the Amazon River in comfortable riverboat accommodations.

Manaus, which sits on the Amazon River in northern Brazil, is currently building a 43,000-seat stadium to host four games next June and to accommodate the large crowds wanting to see the most popular sporting event on the planet. For adventurous fans wanting to make the most of their trip, Rainforest Cruises will be offering five-day trips from $US 1,995 that include all meals, an onboard bar, and TVs for those who don’t have tickets to the games. Tickets for matches will be sold by FIFA starting August 2013.

When not docked for game-time, the 24-passenger vessels will venture up river, allowing passengers to explore the region through activities such as jungle walks and night caiman safaris. 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 get involved in the action,” says Jeremy Clubb, Rainforest Cruises’ co-owner.

Clubb goes on to state, “Tourism has seen a significant increase in Brazil in the last decade, due partially to an expanding economy and improved infrastructure. This World Cup promises to be one of the most exciting events in recent times. With excitement building, hotels are likely to book up far in advance, as is already the case for the Carnival festival hosted in Rio de Janeiro each year.”

Fans interested in details of these alternative World Cup Manaus packages can visit, or call (1) 727-498-0234 for more information.

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