Operated by: Amazon Nature Tours
The Motor Yacht Tucano was built in the tradition of the steamboats that navigated the Amazon in the late 19th century. Tucano is not a luxury vessel like some of its counterparts in the Peruvian and Ecuadorian Amazon, and some of the cabins are larger than the others, but most travellers agree that the boat is comfortable and elegant. Tucano prides itself on offering the most authentic experience in the Brazilian Amazon and Rio Negro.
Because the Tucano is very wide at its base and has a flat bottom, drawing just 1.5 metres at its deepest point, it can cross sand bars that cover the entrances of many rivers in Amazonia, and continue on for hundreds of kilometres deeper into the wilderness. The traditional design has had another wonderful advantage, the beautiful finish details of the 19th century. The cabins, Salon, and main corridors are crafted of exquisite solid wood raised panelling. The deep amber varnished wood is accented by polished brass hardware. The Tucano experience offers the classical elegance of a bygone era combined with the capability and the spirit of modern exploration.
Though the Tucano has the appearance of a traditional riverboat it is still a thoroughly up to date and modern yacht. The vessel was built entirely new using sophisticated equipment, materials and advanced construction techniques. From the electrical and water systems to the advanced propulsion and navigation systems, Tucano offers all of the convenience, security, and comfort of a modern yacht.
Filled with windows and situated at the front of the vessel, you are treated to fantastic vistas of the Amazon wilderness when dining in Tucano's salon. The menu is by no means fine dining, however the chef does make the very best out of the wonderful fruits, fresh fishes and flavours unique to the Amazon. Meals are wholesome, filling and homely.
An Amazon cruise aboard the Tucano is an active experience and you will spend most of your time off the vessel exploring aboard the ship's skiffs and fleet of kayaks. When you are on board, Tucano offers plenty of space to spread out and contemplate the wonders of nature. With over seventy large windows, Tucano is bright and airy. The cabins and the salon are air-conditioned and have elegant raised wood panellling in the style of the 19th century steamers that cruised the majestic rivers of the Amazon.
The top deck is open and has a large shade canopy. It is a wonderful place to spot wildlife or soak in the vastness of the Amazon. There is space to catch some sun and watch the Macaw parrots screeching across the afternoon sky. This wide middle deck balcony faces forward and is a serene spot to relax as Tucano winds its way along the forested shore. It is also a good place to observe monkeys jumping from one vine to another and pink dolphins leaping into the air.
In addition to seven crew members, all of whom grew up in the Amazon rainforest, the expedition will have a naturalist guide with many years of experience in the Amazon.
From USD $3795.00 Per Person
DURATION:7 Days/ 6 Nights REGION:South & Central America SHIP:Tucano
Travel by classic riverboat far up the Rio Negro to an area very rarely visited, exploring the mysterious life of the wilderness that stirs in the Amazon rainforest.