This is a journey under the tropical sun that lets you combine excursions into the Amazon rainforest with visits to tropical beaches and UNESCO Heritage sites, paradise islands with exciting wildlife and lively cities. You embark in Belém, a city that lies on the bank of the river Para, part of the extensive river system of the Amazon basin. The region of Amazonia has the tropical climate of the South American equatorial area and is home to an impressive diversity of species in its tropical rainforest. After embarkation, MS Midnatsol sets a southern course for an adventure along the stunning coast of Brazil.
After a relaxed day at sea, we visit São Luís. Explore the UNESCO listed centre, with its enchanting neighbourhood of steamy cobbled streets and pastel-coloured colonial mansions. Then enjoy a little slice of paradise as we visit Fernando de Norhona. This fabled eco-wonderland has clear turquoise water, lush tropical landscapes, and the best beaches in Brazil. They say even the sharks are friendly here. Choose from various excursions or explore on your own.
A feast for the senses
Back on board, you can enjoy a full day on the sundeck until our next stop, Salvador. This is a city that engages all your senses, as you experience churches with gold-encrusted panels, the exotic and inviting scents and tastes of the African-influenced food, and the sounds of street vendors shouting – all to the background of roaring traffic and pulse of distinctive Bahian music.
Wind down as we check out the charming town Paraty, which is surrounded by islands, sheltered beaches and steep, jungled mountains. Spend another day at sea before disembarkation in Montevideo, Uruguay.