Voyage to the Heart of the Brazilian Amazon
DURATION:7 Days/ 6 NightsREGION:South & Central AmericaSHIP:Tucano
This Amazon river journey explores some of the most untouched rainforest in all of the Amazon. From Manaus, Brazil venture far up the least inhabited river in the Amazon Basin, weaving in and out of small channels on the Rio Negro. Experience three different types of rainforest along the way and see colourful parrots,
magnificent trees draped with vines and covered with orchids and occasional monkeys chattering and cavorting in the branches. Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon is one of the most authentic and exploratory of any of the expeditions offered in the entire Amazon.
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.
The following additional options may be added to your cruise.
Pre-cruise Hotel Tropical Ecoresort Manaus - Deluxe Room
As embarkation of Tucano is at 7:00 AM, we suggest you arrive in Manaus the day prior to your expedition. Hotel Tropical Ecoresort is the official expedition hotel, and you will be collected from reception for the short walk to the ship. This hotel is located on the shores of the Rio Negro. All of the rooms are air-conditioned and many of the rooms are newly renovated. The hotel has two swimming pools, extensive landscaped grounds, and a substantial zoo with examples of many of the creatures of the Amazon. Upgrade to a Junior Suite for just $5 per person, per night. *Prices are subject to change.
Your cruise price includes:
- Six nights accommodation aboard Tucano
- All meals whilst aboard
- Bottle water
- Guided excursions ashore and in the skiffs
- Use of Kayaks
- Touring as described in the itinerary
Your cruise price does not include:
- Flights, pre- and post- cruise accommodation
- Travel Insurance (highly recommended - ask us for a quote today)
- Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages on board Tucano
- Items 0f a personal nature (ie communications expenses, visa fees)