The Amazon. Just hearing the name brings all sorts of pictures into mind. Amazon pictures of muddy water, jungles, wild animals, and Indian tribes. Pictures of the "meeting of the waters", where two great rivers of very different colors merge together. Pictures of the vastness of the Amazon River, the greatest river in the world.
Cruising the Amazon on a luxury cruise ship like the Seven Seas Mariner is a great way to have an Amazonian experience without having to put up with the bugs or heat (unless you want to). Here are some photos taken on our cruise from the mouth of the Amazon to Manaus, Brazil--900 miles upstream.