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Amazon Adventure Cruise & Rainforest Tour

Experience the spectacular beauty of the Amazon. Witness the crystal clear waters from ancient forest streams, under the dense canopy of the gigantic trees, tiny creatures on the ground, colorful birds and chattering mammals on the trees. The ancient Amazon is the world's largest rainforest and has the greatest collection of species on planet Earth. The size of the continental United States, the Amazon is mostly untouched by human settlement and is one of the last wilderness frontiers.

 

                                                              Sunday to Sunday - 7 Nights /8 days

                               

DAY 1
Depart Manaus, Brazil and voyage north on the Rio Negro to the Rio Apua├║.

DAY 2
In our well-equipped expedition boat The Motor Yacht Tucano, we explore far up the least inhabited river in the Amazon, The Rio Negro. We explore the forest by foot or in our launches, go for swims in the cleanest water in the world, visit with local settlers that live deep in the forest, and spend a great deal of time hunting for and observing the greatest collection of wildlife on earth.

DAY 3
Another day  exploring the Rio Negro. We explore the forest by foot or in our launches, go for swims in the cleanest water in the world, visit with local settlers that live deep in the forest, and spend a great deal of time hunting for and observing the greatest collection of wildlife on earth.

DAY 4
We arrive at extraordinary river called the Rio Jaueperi and spend the day in this unspoiled and lovely rainforest area.

DAY 5
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.  (BLD)

Day 6
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 worlds 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 worlds 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.  (BLD)

Day 7
Early morning disembarkation. Please note that the day to day schedule must be considered approximate. Due  to changing river levels and weather considerations, the cruises are adapted to fit existing circumstances.

Includes:
  • All accommodation, Excursions, Meals (B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner).
  • Guided by qualified naturalists
  • Bottled water and fruit juices
Excludes:
  • Air Fare, Visa fees, gratuities
  • Airport departure taxes, items of a personal nature, soft drinks or alcoholic beverages.
  • Optional city tour in and hotel in Manaus

 Fitness level - getting in and out of launches and walking at a leisurely pace for 2 hours.

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