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Amazon Adventure

To say this was an adventure of a life time is an understatement. It wasn't long after the MY Tucano left the dock in Manaus that I spotted my first of many grey dolphins. The Rio Negro was so expansive it looked more like an ocean than a river.

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What do you want to eat?
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Joseph Monticello
To our guides Edivan and Jean Paul - A sincere thank you for your patience, knowldege and friendly manner in which you guided us for the week. I feel truely blessed that I got to know you both. To …
Morning canoe trip
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Joseph Monticello
Experienced the convergence of the two rivers into the Amazon. It was a sight to see but couldn't compare to wilderness experience on prior days. I do know that I would go back in a heart beat. The …
Who needs side walks
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Joseph Monticello
Today we went to a village and then for a swim in the Amazon. We are heading back toward Manaus and I realized the trip is almost over. The time went by so quickly. The journey was truely an …
Brazil Nut tree
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Joseph Monticello
Went fishing for pirranha....I caught the first one and caught 10 all together. This has to be the most exciting day of all for me. I love to fish and this was like the greatest of all. I even …
flying butress
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Joseph Monticello
I spotted grey dolphins on the morning canoe trip. A roar similar to that of a tornado or jaguar echoed from the forest. I asked the guide what it was. It turns out that it is the sound of a howler …
The southern cross
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Joseph Monticello
An early morning canoe trip presented many birds and pink dolphins. We went to a small village and experienced how the "settlers" lived. I was amazed to see they had a satellite dish and …
Oh! what a beautiful morning
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Joseph Monticello
Up at 5:00 a.m. to get ready for a canoe trip. The sunrise was spectacular. The amount of plant life was amazing. After the canoe trip, I headed back to the MY Tucano for breakfast. At 10:00 a.m. I …
unidentified orchid
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Joseph Monticello
It was exciting to get on board and get settled in. I was on the front bow in what seemed like only minutes. As we headed up river, I could feel the excitment build. Within half an hour I spotted the …
Into the great fog
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Joseph Monticello
The city tour gave a good over view of Manaus, but the real adventure didn't begin until I boarded the Motor Yacht Tucano and headed up river on the Rio Negro.

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