Amazon, West Indies and Azores

Resort: Amazon, West Indies and Azores
Operator: Saga
Destination: Antigua and Barbuda
Price From: £3599.00

The voyage of a lifetime awaits…

Enjoy lively music and dance at the Boi Bumba show in Parintins; look out for parrots and toucans in the incredible Amazonian jungle; explore Grenada’s lush interior of palms, bougainvillea and hibiscus; explore the narrow lanes of Ponta Delgada; and much, much more…

Saga price includes…

  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required
  • All port taxes, fees and charges
  • Tourist visas if required

And on your cruise…

  • Full board
  • Afternoon tea
  • Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail party
  • Activities, entertainment and leisure facilities
  • Porterage of luggage.

Itinerary

07/01/2018
Tilbury, England

After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to Tilbury, embark Magellan.

Depart 1600.

08/01/2018
Ijmuiden (for Amsterdam), Netherlands

Arrive 0900. Depart 1400.

The vibrant capital of the Netherlands is one of Europe’s greatest cities.

09/01/2018
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

10/01/2018
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

11/01/2018
Lisbon, Portugal

Arrive 1200. Depart 2000. 

The ancient Portuguese capital, from which many Portuguese explorers set off on their seafaring adventures, has a wealth of architectural treasures including the Monument to the Discoveries.

12/01/2018
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

13/01/2018
Funchal, Madeira

Arrive 1000. Depart 1900.

Madeira is famous for its outstanding natural scenery, native flora and levadas – narrow aqueducts or channels built to transport water from the north of the island to the drier south.

14/01/2018
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

15/01/2018
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

16/01/2018
Porto Grande (for Mindelo), São Vicente

Arrive 0800. Depart 1600.

Set on the island of São Vicente, Mindelo has a dramatic backdrop of jagged mountains. Perhaps discover the colonial houses and monuments of the old town.

17/01/2018
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

18/01/2018
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

19/01/2018
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

20/01/2018
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

21/01/2018
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

22/01/2018
Santarem, Brazil

Arrive 0900. Depart 1800.

Santarem lies on the banks of the River Tapajos, close to where it meets the Amazon – you can spot the exact point as, astonishingly, they flow together but don’t mix, creating two stripes of different coloured river.

23/01/2018
Boca da Valeria, Brazil

Land by launch or tender.

Arrive 0900. Depart 1500.

Boca da Valeria is set at the confluence of the Rio da Valeria and the Amazon and is surrounded by rainforest. Enjoy a real taste of the Amazon at this remote village where you can barter for local handicrafts at the port.

24/01/2018
Manaus, Brazil

Arrive 1230 on January 24. Depart 1700 on January 25.

Enjoy an overnight mooring in the Amazon’s biggest city. This metropolis in the forest blends modern architecture with rural beauty – the downtown district has plenty of shops, while away from downtown, Manaus is typically Amazonian, with a myriad of estuaries and creeks, and vast rainforest where the region’s diverse wildlife can be found.

26/01/2018
Parintins, Brazil

Land by launch or tender.

Arrive 1045. Depart 1800.

Parintins is truly captivating and always busy. Home to the exciting Boi Bumba Festival, you will have the chance to admire the magnificent traditional costumes and impressive puppets during a magical performance of the Boi Bumba show.

27/01/2018
Alter do Chao, Brazil

Land by launch or tender.

Arrive 0800. Depart 1300.

Located in the Rio Tapajós, Alter do Chao is a popular holiday spot for many Brazilians as its beautiful bay is fringed by white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Perhaps visit the bustling waterfront to see the point where the Tapajós and Amazon meet, called the ‘wedding of the waters’.

28/01/2018
Cruise the Amazon River

Look out for the abundance of wildlife as you cruise these epic waters.

29/01/2018
Icoaraci (for Belém), Brazil

Arrive 1200. Depart 2200. 

Built on a number of islands, Belém was founded in 1616 by the Portuguese and became an important exporter of cocoa and spices. Today it is the chief port of the lower Amazon River. The towering skyscrapers of the new part of town contrast with the tree-filled squares and churches of the colonial quarter.

30/01/2018
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

31/01/2018
Îles du Salut, French Guiana

Land by launch or tender.

Arrive 0900. Depart 1800.

This trio of small, volcanic islands was once used as a penal colony, earning it a reputation for harshness and brutality. The eerie remains of prison buildings and a cemetery can still be seen on the island today.

01/02/2018
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

02/02/2018
Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago

Arrive 0800. Depart 1900.

The beautiful island of Tobago is a tranquil paradise with calm waters, stunning beaches and amazing wildlife. The capital Scarborough is dominated by Fort King George, an 18th century fortification built on a hill by the British.

03/02/2018
St George’s, Grenada

Arrive 0800. Depart 1900.

The island’s lush tropical rainforests, spectacular mountain scenery and vanilla plantations offer a treasure trove of experiences. Enjoy the wonderful fragrance of the island’s spices of nutmeg and cinnamon as you explore.

04/02/2018
Bridgetown, Barbados

Arrive 0600. Depart 2300.

The island of Barbados has everything you would expect to find on a tropical island paradise: powder-soft beaches, swaying palm trees and a relaxed rhythm of life. On top of all that, its historic capital Bridgetown has UNESCO World Heritage status.

05/02/2018
Castries, St Lucia

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

The mountainous island of St. Lucia with it’s distinctive Pitons provides a dramatic backdrop to the lively capital, Castries. Enjoy the vibrant Creole atmosphere and hustle and bustle of this colourful town.

06/02/2018
St John’s, Antigua

Arrive 0800. Depart 1600.

With its superb beaches (supposedly one for every day of the year) and beautiful coral reefs, Antigua offers plenty of opportunities for snorkelling and sunbathing. It’s also where Nelson stationed his fleet and is home to the only working Georgian naval dockyard in the western hemisphere.

07/02/2018
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

08/02/2018
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

09/02/2018
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

10/02/2018
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

11/02/2018
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

12/02/2018
Horta, Faial

Arrive 0900. Depart 1900.

Horta’s picture-postcard marina boasts breathtaking views of Pico island and its volcano – Ponta di Pico – Portugal’s tallest mountain!

13/02/2018
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

Land by launch or tender. 

Arrive 0800. Depart 2200.

Cosmopolitan Ponta Delgada is the main town on the island of San Miguel and dates back over 500 years.

14/02/2018
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

15/02/2018
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

16/02/2018
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

17/02/2018
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

18/02/2018
Tilbury, England

Arrive 0700.

Disembark after breakfast for your included UK door-to-door travel service home.

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