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Amazon River Cruise: M/Y Tucano

Duration
5-7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,150

Venture deep into the Amazon Rainforest and explore the flooded forests and dark waterways of the Rio Negro on this river cruise. During your Amazon adventure, you’ll journey along the least-inhabited major river system in the Amazon Basin and see the greatest collection of flora and fauna in the world.


This 5 to 7 day Brazil vacation takes you into the heart of the Amazon Rainforest to explore its flooded forests and magical waterways.

Your Brazil vacation package begins in Manaus, where you’ll board the M/Y Tucano and begin your journey upstream along the Rio Negro. The M/Y Tucano is a 3-star vessel with spacious rooms and 70 large windows that offer great views of the Amazon. Its cabins are air-conditioned with wood panelling to evoke the style of classic steamships. The vessel will be your home as you journey through the water systems of the Amazon.

During your time exploring the Amazon, you’ll head on morning and afternoon excursions into the flooded forests to search for the incredible animals that call the jungle home. Spot howler monkeys yelling out their distinctive calls and snatch glances of colourful birds in the jungle canopy. After sunset, venture onto the water to see caimans engaged in the evening hunt. Explore the Anavilhanas Archipelago, one of the largest river island systems in the world. Track jaguars in the jungle and visit a local village on the east banks of the Rio Negro to learn about Amazonian traditions. When you reach Lago Janauari Ecological Park, you’ll search for three-toed sloths and collared anteaters in a dense forest populated by gargantuan trees. On the final leg of your journey, head to Encontra das Aguas, where the Rio Negro joins the Amazon River. Notice how the two rivers run parallel for long stretches before finally meeting and spot a pink river dolphin joining you in your journey along the river. Return to Manaus to continue your onward journey.

This Amazon cruise is a great addition to a longer trip to Brazil or South American tour.


 

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Duration
5-7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,150

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Day 1

Embark M/Y Tucano

Your guide will meet you at 7:00 am in the reception area of the Hotel Tropical in Manaus.

Early this morning all guests board the vessel the Motor Yacht Tucano and depart upstream on the Rio Negro. Through the morning you will cruise through the world's largest river island system, the Anavilhanas Archipelago. From the observation deck you 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 one cannot predict what you will see, you have a good chance of observing pink river dolphins and a large collection of exotic birds. Most certainly you will be treated to magnificent forest vistas and the spectacular trees themselves. In the late afternoon you embark in the launches and hunt for wildlife. You may also go for a swim in some of the world's most clean and refreshing water.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration6 Nights
Accommodation

M/Y Tucano

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    M/Y Tucano



    The M/Y Tucano offers plenty of space to spread out and contemplate the wonders of nature. With over seventy large windows, the vessel is bright and airy. The cabins and the salon are air conditioned and have elegant raised wood panelling in the style of …

    The M/Y Tucano offers plenty of space to spread out and contemplate the wonders of nature. With over seventy large windows, the vessel is bright and airy. The cabins and the salon are air conditioned and have elegant raised wood panelling in the style of the classic steamships that once cruised these majestic rivers.

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    • Air Conditioning
    • Balcony

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Day 2

Exploring the Rainforest

Early this morning you'll explore the rainforest along the water's edge in your launches. You should hear, and perhaps see, howler monkeys along with a morning serenade of toucans. After breakfast you'll go for a walk in the forest where you will get a good start on understanding Amazon ecology.

Around midday you'll return for lunch and the vessel will get underway, perhaps stopping at a place to swim. In the late afternoon you will again explore the forest in your launches and listen to the sunset chorus of birds and frogs.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 3

Exploring the Waking Forest

This morning you'll have an early exploration of the waking forest. Keep your eyes open for monkeys! - as on most trips you see them often. You'll return for breakfast followed by either a walk in the forest or an excursion in your launches. The M/Y Tucano will travel during the middle of the day and you'll 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.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 4

M/Y Tucano Excursions

After your two morning excursions, the M/Y Tucano will navigate along the heavily forested shore, scouting for wildlife. You may stop for a visit at a settler's home carved out of the forest. In the early afternoon you will be near an extraordinary river called the Rio Jauaperi. Here you will see a kind of forest known as the varzea.

You will scout along the shoreline for some of the extraordinary creatures found only in this unique environment. Weather permitting, you will do a night excursion to observe nocturnal creatures.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 5

Exploring the Rio Negro

Today you will voyage to the west side of the Rio Negro and continue to scout in the launches and walk in the forest. You will explore according to the weather and water depth areas rarely visited by anyone else. Tonight the M/Y Tucano goes downstream to arrive by morning 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 bit of samba on the top deck.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 6

Exploring Lago Janauari Ecological Park

This morning you'll 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 you will travel to the "Encontra das Aguas" a stark several mile long line where two of the world's 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 you'll scout one of the hidden streams in the area to try to see more of the Amazon's beautiful and bizarre creatures. Tonight there will be one last excursion looking for nocturnal life.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 7

Disembark M/Y Tucano

In the morning, after a hearty breakfast, you will disembark from the M/Y Tucano and your tour will end at the Hotel Tropical in Manaus.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

2020:

5 Day Cruise: Jan 6, 20; Feb 3,17; Mar 2, 16; Apr 13; May 11, 25; Jun 8, 22; Jul 6, 20;
Aug 3, 17; Sep 14, 28; Oct 12, 26; Nov 9, 23; Dec 14

7 Day Cruise: Jan 11, 25; Feb 8,  22; Mar 7; Apr 4, 18; May 2, 16, 30; Jun 13, 27;
Jul 11, 25; Aug 8, 22; Sep 19; Oct 3, 17, 31; Nov 14; Dec 5, 19 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Nightly accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Bottled water served on the boat
  • Entrance fees where applicable
  • Guided excursions as per itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES: 

  • International and domestic flights and airport taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Transfers on days before or after official start / end days
  • Tours listed as optional
  • Drinks and items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

 

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