We tell you why a journey by boat in the Brazilian Amazon makes an extraordinary summer holiday.
Every year, a glossy yacht charter catalogue arrives in the offices of c+l. We’ve unsubscribed a couple of times but the weighty tome arrives nevertheless. It’s rather beautiful. We marvel at the yachts you can charter in the Mediterranean or in the Caribbean. The level of luxury is insane. The prices are too.
From time to time, we charter yachts or riverboats in our destinations: the yachts tend not to be superyachts, but they are luxury for sure and they are usually the only way to access the pristine destinations that make Africa, Asia and Latin America so special to us. For families or a group of friends, it is an extraordinary way to see some of the least accessible parts of the world in great comfort. (More affordably, most of these yachts and riverboats also offer cabins on their set date departures).
Some of my most memorable journeys in Asia have been by riverboat- much of the Mekong from Vietnam into Cambodia and most of the Ayeyarwady in Myanmar can only be comfortably explored on the water. Many of the islands in Indonesia (and particularly the best dive spots) can only be visited by boat. There are no lodges or hotels.