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Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon

8 Day Sample Cruise aboard Tucano
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Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in Manaus and Cruise the Anavilhanas Archipelago
Day 2 : Explore the Rainforest
Day 3 : Monkey Watching
Day 4 : Rio Jauaperi
Day 5 : Down the Rio Negro
Day 6 : Village of Novo Airao
Day 7 : Lago Janauari Ecological Park
Day 8 : Disembark in Manaus

Ship

Tucano

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Traveler's looking at local wildlife through binoculars. Enjoy the mist of a cascading waterfall in the Amazon Up close to a three toed sloth Local housing in the Amazon. A traveler makes friends with a parrot.

Day 1 Embark in Manaus and Cruise the Anavilhanas Archipelago

  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning meet your guides in the lobby of the Hotel Tropical in Manaus. Board your vessel, the Motor Yacht Tucano, and depart upstream on the Rio Negro. Through the morning cruise through the world's largest river island system, the Anavilhanas Archipelago. From the observation deck scan the magnificent tangle of vegetation at the water's edge. By mid-afternoon the vessel has gone beyond the frontier of settlement and entered a wilderness area. Both shores are covered by dense rainforest. Though you never know what you will see, you will have a good chance of observing pink river dolphins and a large collection of exotic birds. Most certainly be treated to magnificent forest vistas and the spectacular trees themselves. In the late afternoon embark in the launches and hunt for wildlife. Go for a swim in some of the world's most clean and refreshing water.

Day 2 Explore the Rainforest

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early this morning explore the rainforest along the waters edge in your launches. Hear and perhaps see howler monkeys along with a morning serenade of toucans. After breakfast go for a walk in the forest, where you will get a good start on understanding Amazon ecology. Around midday return for lunch and the vessel will get underway, perhaps stopping at a place to swim. In the late afternoon explore the forest in your launches and listen to the sunset chorus of birds and frogs.

Day 3 Monkey Watching

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning there will be an early exploration of the waking forest. Keep your eyes open for monkeys - on most trips they are often seen. Return for breakfast followed by either a walk in the forest or an excursion in the launches. Tucano will travel during the middle of the day and stop in the afternoon for an excursion. Tonight the vessel may travel a bit more as you marvel at the night sky crowded with stars.

Day 4 Rio Jauaperi

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After your two morning excursions Tucano will navigate along the heavily forested shore, scouting for wildlife. Stop for a visit at a settler's home carved out of the forest. In the early afternoon draw near an extraordinary river called the Rio Jauaperi. Here you will see a kind of forest known as the varzea. Scout along the shoreline for some of the extraordinary creatures found only in this unique environment. Weather permitting do a night excursion to observe nocturnal creatures.

Day 5 Down the Rio Negro

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today depart the Rio Jauaperi and for the next two days proceed downstream on the Rio Negro, exploring a new collection of rainforest habitats. In the daytime continue to scout in the launches, walk in the forest, and at night hunt for nocturnal wildlife.

Day 6 Village of Novo Airao

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After a walk in the forest cross to the West bank of the Rio Negro, exploring as you go. Stop at the substantial boat-building village of Novo Airao. While walking through the streets marvel at how the 19th century thrives in this remote corner of the globe. Tonight Tucano goes downstream to arrive at daybreak near the confluence with the Amazon River. As you glide through the starry darkness, this is a good night to sip the national drink of Brazil, the "Caipirinha", and perhaps try a Samba on the top deck.

Day 7 Lago Janauari Ecological Park

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning explore the Lago Janauari Ecological Park where seasonally the thick brown water of the Amazon flows swiftly through the forest. This area is usually a very good place to observe wildlife. Around midday the vessel will travel to the "Encontra das Aguas," a stark several-mile-long line where the world's two largest rivers, the Amazon and the Negro, join in a turbulent maelstrom. Here the dark water of the Negro runs beside the opaque brown water of the Amazon. In the afternoon scout one of the hidden streams in the area to try to see more of the Amazon's beautiful and bizarre creatures. Tonight have a farewell dinner and prepare for an early departure in the morning.

Day 8 Disembark in Manaus

  • 1 Breakfast
In the morning all guests disembark from the Tucano and transfer to the airport.

Tucano

Per person starting at
$3,700
Tucano's Green Category Cabins.
Green Category
$3,700
Four cabins, upper and lower berths, outside cabins with large windows, private bathrooms, and air-conditioning. # 1,2,7 & 8.
Tucano's Yellow Category Cabins.
Yellow Category
$4,120
Five cabins, two lower berths, outside cabins with large windows, private bathrooms, and air-conditioning. #3-6 & 0.

Notes

Triple Occupancy: For three passengers sharing the same cabin, each passenger pays the Green Category rate even though they occupy a Yellow Category Cabin. (cabins 3,4,0)

Single Occupancy: No single supplement for travelers willing to share with another same gender passenger. Single accommodations in the Green Category are available at 1.5 times the rate, or in the Yellow Category at 2 times the rate.

Child Discount: Children aged 12 and under sharing a room with an adult save 50% off the cruise rate.



Cruise fare includes:
Accommodations, guided excursions and meals as indicated in the itinerary. Bottled water is served free of charge on the M/Y Tucano.
Passengers will board the vessel on a short walk from the lobby of the Hotel Tropical, Manaus.

Cruise fare does not include:
Any airfare, airport transfers, departure taxes, visa fees, soft drinks or alcoholic beverages, or items of a personal nature.

Included

  • 7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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