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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 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. (BLD)


Days 5
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. (BLD)

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. (BLD)

 

Day 7 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. (BLD)


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)


Price on application: info@allegroholidays.com

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

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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