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 Meet
with the tour guide at 7am in the reception area of the Hotel Tropical ,
Manaus, Brazil. 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
largest river island system, the Anavilhanas Archipelago. From the observation deck we scan the magnificent tangle of
vegetation at the waters 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 never know 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 for a swim in the clean
and refreshing water.(LD)
Day 2 Early this morning we explore the rainforest along the waters edge in our launches. We should hear and perhaps
see howler monkeys along with 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 explore the forest in our launches and
listen to the sunset chorus of birds and frogs. (BLD)
Day 3 This morning there will be an early exploration of the waking forest. We keep our eyes open for monkeys
on most trips and often see them. We return for breakfast followed by either a walk in the forest or an excursion in the
launches. The 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. (BLD)
Day 4 After our two morning excursions M/Y Tucano will navigate along the heavily forested shore, scouting for wildlife.
We may stop for a visit at a settlers home carved out of the forest. In the early afternoon we will be near an extraordinary
river called the Rio Jauaperi. We will scout along the shoreline for some of the extraordinary creatures found only in this
unique environment. Weather permitting we will do a night excursion to observe nocturnal creatures.
Today we depart the Rio Jauaperi and for the next two days proceed downstream on the Rio Negro exploring
a new collection of rainforest habitats. In the daytime we
will continue to scout in our launches, walk in the forest, and at night hunt for nocturnal wildlife.
Day 6 After a walk in the forest we cross to the West bank of the Rio Negro, exploring as we go. We will stop at the
substantial boat building village of Novo Airo. As we walk through the streets marvel at how the 19th Century
thrives in this remote corner of the globe. Tonight the Tucano
goes downstream to arrive at daybreak near the confluence with the Amazon River. As we glide through the starry
darkness this is a good night to sip the national drink of Brazil, the Caipirinha.
This morning we 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 the vessel
will travel to the Encontra das Aguas a stark several mile long line where the
worlds two 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 we scout one of the hidden streams in the area to try to see more of the Amazons
beautiful and bizarre creatures. Tonight there may be one last excursion looking for nocturnal life.
Day 8 In the morning all guests disembark from the M/Y Tucano at Hotel
Tropical (around 8am) Some guests will participate in an optional tour of
the city of Manaus before transferring to the airport. (B)
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All accommodation, Excursions , Meals (B - Breakfast, L
- Lunch, D - Dinner).
Guided by qualified naturalists
Bottled water and fruit juices
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
Airport to Hotel transfer
Degree of Difficulty: Soft Adventure. No endurance
hiking, passengers should be able to get in and out of launches and feel comfortable
walking at a leisurely pace for 2 hours.
(Shorter cruises of 5 nights/6 days also available)
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