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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.


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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.

Key Facts

82 Feet / 25 Metres
22 Feet
8 Knots
Passenger Decks
Room Grades

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.

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Pre-cruise Hotel Tropical Ecoresort Manaus - Deluxe Room

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
  • Transfers
  • 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)


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Please note: This cruise is sold in USD

This itinerary is an indication of the destinations visited and activities on offer. While every effort will be made to follow this itinerary the Captain reserves the right to vary this itinerary to make allowances for river water levels, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel.

By completing this booking request you acknowledge that you have read and accept Expedition Cruise Specialists' and Nature Tours'' terms and conditions.

Single Occupancy: No single supplement is charged if a single traveler is willing to share a cabin with another same gender passenger. Passengers that request single accommodations pay a single supplement of 50% of the Green Category cruise cost. The single cabins are in the green category and are the smallest on the vessel. If single travelers wish to reserve a Yellow Category cabin, they must pay the full fare for two travelers at the Yellow Category rate. Single accommodations may not always be available.


Voyage to the Heart of the Brazilian Amazon



FROM USD $75 Per Person (Indicative pricing in NZD. Sold in USD)