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Example 5 Day Cruise aboard Grand Amazon
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Embark on this 5-day cruise to get a taste of the rich culture and wildlife in the Amazon. Each day you can take excursions either on foot or by motorboat to spot wildlife, visit villages, and explore the unique and beautiful wilderness along the Rio Negro. Though brief, this cruise offers an authentic experience and one where travelers can capture the spirit of the greatest wilderness on earth.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Port of Manaus | Embark
Day 2 : Jaraqui | Três Bocas
Day 3 : Rio Cuieiras | Ariaú
Day 4 : Rio Ariaú
Day 5 : Port of Manaus | Disembark

Highlights

  • Hike in the Jaraqui region, watching the local fauna and flora
  • Enjoy the lecture “Boto do Amazonas” (Amazon Pink Dolphin) at Salão Lua
  • Visit a local indigenous community in Rio Cuieiras

Ship

Grand Amazon

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Amazon-jungle A view from the deck of the MV Aqua The hoatzin bird Black Tamarin Monkey spotted on an Amazon tour As loud as they are beautiful A monkey and his flower Amazonian plants

Day 1 Port of Manaus | Embark

Enjoy the sunset from the terrace with background music and registration at the reception until 8:00 p.m. for the next day’s tours. Welcome cocktail offered by the Captain presenting the crew, the equipment onboard and the safety procedures at Salão Lua.  Enjoy dinner on board.

Day 2 Jaraqui | Três Bocas

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning's tour is hiking in the Jaraqui region, watch the local fauna and flora or Motorboat rides in the Igarapés (narrow canals) in the region of Jaraqui. Enjoy the lecture “Boto do Amazonas” (Amazon Pink Dolphin) at Salão Lua. Motorboat ride among the islands of Três Bocas that are part of the second largest fluvial archipelago in the world.

Day 3 Rio Cuieiras | Ariaú

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today you will visit a local indigenous community in Rio Cuieiras to know their way of life, customs, and crops. You will have the opportunity to buy local crafts. This afternoon take a boat ride and visit a local farm at Ariaú region or Piranha fishing in the Ariaú region. Night Tour - Motorboat rides to spot alligators and listen to the night sounds of the Ariaú region.

Day 4 Rio Ariaú

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
You will take a morning tour by motorboats in the region of the Rio Ariaú, where birds and a beautiful landscape illuminated by the sunrise can be watched. Interact with the Amazon pink dolphins and visit the river’s beach.  Enjoy the lecture “Amazon Birds” at Salão Lua.  Visit the Rubber Tappe Museum followed by a Gala Dinner at Kuarup restaurant then you will enjoy a Folkloric show at Salão Lua.

Day 5 Port of Manaus | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Arrive at the Port of Manaus and disembark where your Rio Negro cruise ends.

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Per person starting at
$1,282
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Mandi Deck
15 luxury cruise cabins offer terrific views and easy access to the Grand Amazon’s pool, Jacuzzi, and deck. Includes balcony, 24-hour room service, minibar, air conditioning, TV, DVD player, and hair dryer.
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Tambaqui Deck
29 luxury cruise cabins on the Tambaqui Deck while onboard the Grand Amazon. The cozy, well-appointed cabins are especially ideal for couples. Includes balcony, 24-hour room service, minibar, air conditioning, TV, DVD player, and hair dryer.
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Acara Deck
29 river view cabins on the Acara Deck feature a perfect blend of comfort and luxury, offering unparalleled views of the Amazon in all its might and majesty. Includes balcony, 24-hour room service, minibar, air conditioning, TV, DVD player, and hair dryer.
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Royal Suite
The Royal Suites on the Tambaqui Deck provide the perfect getaway. Comfortable and well-appointed, the ship’s largest rooms are ideal for those who want the royal treatment with exclusive amenities. The Royal Suites feature an oversized bedroom with 1 king bed. The room is serviced twice a day so guests can rest assured it’s always clean and comfortable.

Notes

Harbor Tax: $35 per person
Christmas dinner (12/14): $25 per person
New Year's Eve dinner (12/31): $90 per person

 

• Grand Amazon only accepts children from the age of 8
• On Mondays and Fridays, the hotel will be at the port of Manaus for arrivals and departures
• For more information about purchasing the Manaus city tour, please contact the reception of the ship
• The meeting point will be at Salão Lua 10 minutes before going out for the tours
• For excursions/hiking, it is suggested that you wear sunscreen, insect repellent, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, closed shoes (no heels), hat or cap
• It is forbidden to carry alcoholic beverages or smoking during the forest walks
• The schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions and natural phenomena

Included: 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the restaurants on board,
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic and imported and national beverages to be consumed in bars and restaurants, mini bar and entertainment activities 
  • Room service
  • Excursions mentioned in the itinerary and regional folklore show
Excluded: 
  • Tips, Suggestion: US$ 18.00 per person and per night.
  • Additional expenses such as massage services, telephones, medical service and laundry must be paid at the checkout.
  • Christmas dinner (24/12): US$ 25.00 per person
  • New Year's Eve dinner (31/12): US$ 90.00 per person
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