Amazon River Cruise
Take part in an authentic exploration of the Amazon forest in this comfortable and elegant motor yacht. The Tucano, first launched in September 1997, explores the centre of the least inhabited part of the Amazon, the state of Amazonas, Brazil. A cruise on the Tucano is a thrilling experience. Rise with the sun every morning and watch birds and monkeys along the banks of the river while savoring a delicious breakfast prepared by the crew. The whole day will be filled with adventures allowing you to experience the Amazon rainforest such as traveling on the river, excursions using the boat's launches or walks in the forest to observe the fauna and flora. The skilled, professional crew will be there to guide and take care of you, ensuring you have everything you need during your journey
Price Per Person: $400, (High season)
Single Supplement: $no fee if willing to share cabin
Trip Duration: 6
Trip Start Date: Manaus
Trip End Date: Manaus
Highlights: Amazon River, Manaus, Meeting of the water
Accommodations: Cabin on a river yacht, 1 night hotel room
Best time to travel: March-December
Day 1: Manaus
Arrive at Manaus, Transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Manaus
Morning tour of Manaus the opera house and the amazing Fish Market, where a new fish species can be discover. In the afternoon we embark on the MOTOR YACHT TUCANO in Manaus, Brazil. We depart on the Rio Negro and as the vessel glides upstream we will have our first talk about Amazon environments. By late afternoon we enter one of the world’s largest
river island systems, the Anavilhanas Archipelago. Along the riverbank we may see some Squirrel Monkeys and we may hear the otherworldly growls of Howler Monkeys echoing through the primitive rainforest. Later this evening our vessel will weigh anchor and we will voyage downstream through the night to the Xiborena Peninsula that divides
the two of the world’s most storied rivers: the Rio Negro and the Amazon River. (B, D)
Day 3: Cruise
Rising early, we will excursion in the Lago Janauari Ecological Park, a dense forest that is flooded with the coffee colored water of the Amazon River. And keep our eyes open for monkeys, Three-Toed Sloths, and the occasional Collared Anteater. We navigate “Encontra das Aguas,” the several mile long joining of two of the world’s greatest rivers, the Rio Negro and The Amazon. The dark and light waters run side by side for several miles without mixing. Tonight we will foray out in our launches to hunt for nocturnal life. In the beam of our powerful spotlights we should see the glowing eyes of Caiman, the Amazon’s crocodiles. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Cruise
We begin our day with an early launch excursion, but for our mid-morning excursion we will go for a walk in a small village. We will appreciate the slow pace of life that follows the rhythms of the seasons and river cycles. We will go either to the north or south side of the Amazon River depending on the season and the weather. Our choice will be whichever offers us the best chance of observing wildlife. Late afternoon we will further explore the wilds of this tropical paradise. (B, L, D)
Day 5: Cruise
This morning we will scout for more of the bizarre creatures of the Amazon. On our mid-morning excursion we visit a local homesteaders and walk through their gardens and learn how traditions help families survive in the remote interior. At sunset we slowly ascend the Rio Negro, passing along but not stopping at the Porto de Manaus, one of the world’s great ports. More than a thousand miles from the sea, Manaus is the major port for much of the entire Amazon. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Manaus
Early this morning travelers will disembark the vessel at the riverside dock of the Hotel Tropical. Transfer to the airport for a flight home. (B)
We at Earthbound Adventures carefully choose hotels that are safe, clean and ideally located, we stay in charming locally owned 3 stars hotels with great and friendly service. We go to great length to make sure the hotel are up to our high standard, we personally visited each and every hotel on our list and we are constantly evaluating the hotels we stay in.
We are listing 4 and 5 stars hotels, if you choose to upgrade your hotel an additional fee will apply to the tours according to the hotels you choose.
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The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you are sure to find something tasty to tempt your palate. There is also a bar/lounge where guests can enjoy drinks after a long day. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide express check-in and express check-out.
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Transfer to and from the Yacht
All meals as in itinerary: 5 – breakfasts, 3 – Lunches, 4 - dinners
Standard double cabin
Bottled water onboard
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