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Amazon River Cruise | M/Y Tucano

6 Days
From AUD 3,717

Trip Code: BRCBIWA5

DIFFICULTY RATING: 1 (easy)

Start: Manaus, Brazil

Finish: Manaus, Brazil

SHIP: Tucano

DestinationDestination

Brazil, Amazon

DestinationDeparture Date

Selected Sundays

MealsMeals

 Breakfast in hotel & all meals while onboard your Amazon cruise

TransportTransport

Transfers to/from from the ship to select pick-up/drop off points

TransportAccommodation

Hotel and Motor Yacht



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Included SightseeingIncluded Sightseeing

All included excursions for wildlife viewing, trail walks, kayaking, observing pink river dolphins, birdwatching, night safaris

 

* Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions and government regulations.

OVERVIEW

On this exhilarating Brazilian Amazon adventure you'll spend  five days exploring one of the most famous rainforests in the world. We have also included a night in Manaus prior to your cruise to allow you ample time to arrive and relax before you embark on your journey. Your adventure onboard a small ship expedition cruise endeavors to capture the spirit and essence of the Amazon, ideal for travellers who only have a short amount of time. You will mostly voyage on the Rio Negro, one of the most magnificent rivers in the Amazon basin, but you'll also experience the Encontra das Aguas, the dramatic point where both the Rio Negro and the Amazon meet. 

The rich, dense rainforest is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet, so you just may see howler monkeys, sloths, parrots, and even the elusive jaguar. 

With three or four excursions every day and night while on board, this action-packed voyage will give you the chance to walk in the forest with an experienced guide, explore the river in small vessels, and visit local communities along the edges of this wild river. Marvel at the amazing flora and fauna in this unforgettable experience, designed to show you the highlights of the Brazilian Amazon in just a few days. 

 

* Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions and government regulations.

ITINERARY

Arrival in Manaus

On arrival, please make your way through to the Arrivals Hall where our representative will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel.
He/she will be holding a sign with your name on it. Please note this service is with a driver only.

Embarkation in Manaus

At 10:30 this morning, we'll board the Motor Yacht Tucano in Manaus, Brazil. Setting sail on the Rio Negro, we'll begin our journey upstream while enjoying our first discussion about the diverse environments of the Amazon. By late afternoon we enter one of the worlds largest river island systems, the Anavilhanas Archipelago. The boat will weave along a winding channel with rainforest on both sides in a riot of brilliant vegetation. Weather permitting, we will go for a launch excursion in the gnarled and dense flooded forest known as the igapó. Along the river bank we may see some Squirrel Monkeys and we may hear the other-worldly growls of Howler Monkeys echoing through the primitive rainforest. The Amazon has one of the greatest collection of birds in the world and we are sure to see some of these brightly coloured jewels perched in the treetops. We return to the M/Y Tucano for hors d’oeuvres on the observation deck and a toast to the rainforest sunset.
Following dinner we will embark in our launches in search of nocturnal creatures such as the Caiman, the Amazon’s crocodilians. We may also see one of the large night birds such as a Potoo with its bulging eyes and large mouth adapted to swallow the huge Mariposa Moths.
Meals: Dinner

Exploration of the Anavilhanas Archipelago

Shortly after sunrise this morning we explore the Anavilhanas Archipelago, a reserve that includes the world’s largest system of river islands and also areas of tall dense rainforest. Here we will see the strange environment called the igapó, the black water flooded forest where dense forests grow right out of the dark water of the Rio Negro. Mid morning we return to the vessel for a hearty Brazilian breakfast. After some time to relax, weather permitting we will disembark at mid-morning and will go for a walk in the type of rainforest known as the terra firme. Here we have a good chance to see the markings, if not the animals themselves. Some of the Amazon ’s great mammals like peccaries (wild pigs) or even a jaguar. Around mid-day return to the vessel for lunch and a siesta.
In the afternoon we will excursion in our launches along the edges of the dense forest and listen to the sunset chorus of birds, howler monkeys, and frogs. Weather permitting, tonight we will have an excursion to spot caiman (the Amazon crocodiles) and other nocturnal creatures. We very often see arboreal porcupines or sloths scrambling high in the limbs.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Exploration of the Rio Negro

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” and perhaps try a bit of samba on the top deck.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Exploration - 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 for further explorations to see what wildlife and fauna we can see.
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, reminiscing about our journey, before we prepare ourselves for an early morning departure the following day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Disembark in Manaus

Early this morning, after a hearty breakfast, all guests will say their goodbyes and disembark from the M/Y Tucano.
Meals: Breakfast

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WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • Spend 4 nights on board the elegant MY Tucano exploring the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest.

  • You have the chance to see the wonderous animals of the Amazon including sloths, caimans, howler monkeys, and maybe even jaguars!

  • Experience the point where two of the world's largest rivers, the Amazon and the Rio Negro join together in stark contrast.

Tucano

Tucano

The Motor Yacht Tucano experience is comfortable, intimate, efficient and fun. The vessel is not a luxury vessel, but then, this is not at all the best way to experience the Amazon rainforest environment. The best way to experience the Amazon is to get outside of the enclosed glass aquarium bubble that defines luxury cruising and dive in and embrace the environment - to experience to the fullest the exotic sights and sounds of this greatest wilderness on earth. The Motor Yacht Tucano is specifically designed to do just that.

Ice Class: Length: 25 m
Breadth: 7 mMax
Draft: Cruising
Speed: n/a
Electricity: 110v/60 cycle Passenger
Capacity:
18 PAX and 8 crew

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Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Superior

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

Pricing per person & date

Amazon River Cruise | M/Y Tucano from AUD 3,716
Selected Sundays

Important Information

  • INCLUSIONS 


    Private airport transfers
    Arrival Accommodation in Manaus
    4 nights on board the M/Y Tucano
    Sightseeing with local English-speaking guides as detailed in the itinerary
    All meals on board the M/y Tucano



    EXCLUSIONS  

    International or domestic flights
    Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable)
    Travel insurance
    Beverages
    Personal expenses
    Gratuities for tour guides and drivers
    Any meals not mentioned
    Any items not mentioned as included

  • A single supplement surcharge applies and is subject to availability. Please contact us for more information.

  • Please note route & activities are subject to weather conditions. 

    Prices are based on per person, twin share* (unless otherwise stated) 

    Prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change at any time

     

    * Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions and government regulations.

  • Seasonality, fuel surcharges, currency fluctuations and availability at time of booking. 

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