- River Boat
- 18 Capacity
- 5 Days
- 2013, 2014
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Summary : Embark on an expedition cruise visiting remote locations to observe the Amazon rainforest's unique wildlife and culture. Explore towering rainforests, vast flooded grasslands and glide along narrow streams deep into the Amazon jungle. Discover exotic wildlife such as three-toed sloths, parrots, toucans, and possibly pink dolphins and red howler monkeys. Enjoy the starry night sky relaxing on deck listening to the sounds of the nocturnal forest.
Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Hiking
Children under 12 years save 50%.
$1,750 to $2,100
Embark in Manaus and cruise upstream on the Rio Negro. Enjoy a talk about Amazon environments from experienced naturalists. Explore one of the world's largest river island systems, Anavilhanas Archipelago. Sail along a rainforest channel amidst exotic vegetation. Weather permitting, take an excursion into Igapó, a gnarled and densely-flooded forest. Along the river bank you may see squirrel monkeys and hear howler monkeys echoing throughout the primitive rainforest. The Amazon has one of the greatest collections of birds in the world. Observe brightly colored toucans and parrots perched in the treetops.
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres on the observation deck and toast to the rainforest sunset. Embark in launches searching for nocturnal creatures such as caiman and large potoo birds catching moths.
Shortly after sunrise explore the Igapó, a black water flooded forest. Take a walk to discover a Terra Firme Amazon forest looking for monkeys and signs of jaguars. Weather permitting, enjoy a night excursion in the ship’s launches to hear a sunset chorus of birds, howler monkeys and frogs.
In the morning, scout a remote rainforest area by launch for unique Amazon wildlife. Visit a local village on the east bank of Rio Negro. Learn their family traditions that help them to survive in the remote interior. Weigh anchor and voyage downstream through the night to Xiborena Peninsula that divides the world’s two most storied rivers: the Rio Negro and the Amazon River.
Rising early, travel to Lago Janauari Ecological Park, a dense forest flooded by the Amazon River's brown water. Explore a labyrinth of small channels overhung with gargantuan trees and vines. Discover Encontra das Aguas where two of the world's greatest rivers, the Rio Negro and the Amazon converge. Dark and light waters run side by side for several miles without mixing. Watch for pink and grey river dolphins leaping and cavorting along this stark line of contrasting currents.
At sunset slowly ascend the Rio Negro, passing by 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. Observe boats of every imaginable shape and purpose serving this continent-sized forest. Sample Brazil's national drink, Caipirinha, while enjoying a farewell dinner.
Early this morning disembark the vessel at Hotel Tropical's riverside dock.
Please note that the day-to-day schedule must be considered approximate. The exact order of the days and specific features may be altered due to navigational considerations.
Good health is necessary. There are several daily excursions off the vessel and many guests choose to participate in some but not all of them. While guests can have a quite enjoyable trip by simply staying on board Tucano and participating in the launch excursions, participants in the walks in the forest must be able to comfortably walk for two or more hours at a time. The vessel is air-conditioned in the middle of the day and throughout the night.
Cabin accommodations; guided excursions; meals as indicated in itinerary; bottled water onboard the vessel.
Airfare; airport transfers; departure taxes; visa fees; items of a personal nature; soft drinks or alcoholic beverages; optional city tour; fuel surcharge may apply.