Voyage to the heart of the Brazil Amazon

From Manaus to Manaus
  • Amazon Jungle
  • Brazil
  • Small Ship Cruising
  • Wildlife and Nature
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Tour Description

This is a true expedition cruise with seven full days and seven nights of deep forest exploration. With this amount of time to explore, a good boat, a skilled crew, and adventurous passengers, you will venture far into the Amazon rainforest wilderness in search of wildlife. See the detailed information below

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Anavilhanas Archipelago

Early this morning all guests board the vessel the Motor Yacht Tucano and depart upstream on the Rio Negro. Through the morning we will cruise through the world’s largest river island system, the Anavilhanas Archipelago. From the observation deck we 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 we cannot predict what we will see, we have a good chance of observing pink river dolphins and a large collection of exotic birds. Most certainly we will be treated to magnificent forest vistas and the spectacular trees themselves. In the late afternoon we embark in the launches and hunt for wildlife. We may also go or a swim in some of the world ’s most clean and refreshing water.
NOTE: Departure is at 7.20am. You need to arrive in to Manaus at least 1 night pre-cruise.
Overnight on board MY Tucano in your chosen cabin

Day 2
Anavilhanas Archipleago

Early this morning we explore the rainforest along the waters edge in our launches or kayaks, each group with a naturalist guide. We should hear and perhaps see howler monkeys and we should hear a morning serenade of toucans. After breakfast we go for a walk in the forest where we will get a good start on understanding Amazon ecology. Around midday we return for lunch and the vessel will get underway, perhaps stopping at a place to swim. In the late afternoon we will again explore the forest in our launches and listen to the sunset chorus of birds and frogs.
Overnight on board MY Tucano in your chosen cabin

Day 3
Rio Negro

This morning there will be an early exploration of the waking forest. We will keep our eyes open for monkeys... on most trips we see them often. We return for breakfast followed by either a walk in the forest or an excursion in the launches. M/Y Tucano will travel during the middle of the day and we stop in the afternoon for an excursion. Tonight the vessel may travel a bit more as we marvel at the night sky crowded with stars.
Overnight on board MY Tucano in your chosen cabin

Day 4
Rio Jaueperi

After our two morning excursions the M/Y Tucano will navigate along the heavily forested shore, scouting for wildlife. We may stop for a visit at a settler ’s home carved out of the forest. In the early afternoon we will be near an extraordinary river called the Rio Jaueperi. Here we will see a kind of forest known as the varzea. We will scout along the shoreline for some of the extraordinary creatures found only in this unique environment. Weather permitting we will have a night excursion to observe nocturnal creatures.
Overnight on board MY Tucano in your chosen cabin

Day 5
Rio Negro Tributaries

Today we will voyage to the west side of the Rio Negro and continue to scout in our launches and walk in the forest. We will explore according to the weather and water depth areas rarely visited by anyone else. Tonight the M/Y Tucano goes downstream and river depth permitting, will enter an east bank affluent of the Rio Negro and explore on deep into the rainforest on this small river. After our nocturnal exploration of the rainforest in our launches and we return to the Motor Yacht Tucano for “Caipirinha Night” on and perhaps try a bit of samba on the top deck.
Overnight on board MY Tucano in your chosen cabin

Day 6
Meeting of the Waters

We begin the day with a dawn excursion hunting for wakening wildlife followed by a full Brazilian breakfast. We will then go one last time into the forest. In the mid-afternoon we will begin to journey downstream to arrive late in the day at the “Encontra das Aguas” a stark several mile long line where two of the world’s largest rivers, the Amazon and the Rio Negro join in a turbulent maelstrom. Here the dark water of the Negro runs beside the opaque brown water of the Amazon. At sunset the M/Y Tucano will once again turn her bows upstream on the Rio Negro and journey to our overnight anchorage north of the City of Manaus. As we pass in front of Manaus, we will marvel at the scale of one of the world’s largest and most vibrant port cities, that is over one thousand miles from the sea. Tonight we will have a farewell dinner and prepare for an early departure in the morning.
Overnight on board MY Tucano in your chosen cabin

Day 7
Manaus - Disembark

Early this morning, after a hearty breakfast, all guests will say their goodbyes and disembark from the M/Y Tucano.
Note: Services end 8am at Hotel Tropical
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What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 6 nights accommodation at the onboard M/Y TUCANO, in a "Green" Cabin category
  • Included Copy 31 Cabin upgrades available
  • Included Copy 20 All meals (6x breakfasts, 6x lunches, and 6x dinners)
  • Included Copy 20 Bottled water
  • Included Copy 7 Beverages (soft drinks and alcohol) not included
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 All activities with English-speaking guide as per itinerary
  • Included Copy 20 All Entry fees and local taxes
  • Included Copy 7 International Flights / Domestic Flights not included
  • Included Copy 7 Personal expenses and Tips not included
  • Included Copy 7 Transfers to and from the boat are not included
MY Tucano | Amazon Cruise Ship

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7 days

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$3,150 USD

Per person, twin share

Departure dates on Request