Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon

7 days
FROM £ 2829
Countries Visited: BRAZIL

Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon

Explore the Rio Negro on board Motor Yacht Tucano, journeying farther than any other visitors into the UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, the Central Amazon Conservation Complex. Tucano is small and nimble with only 18 guests allowing you to experience small villages, wildlife and rainforest that other yachts simply cannnot access.

On the last day of the cruise, visit the Encontro das Aguas, the confluence of the world’s two largest rivers, the Rio Negro and the mighty, magnificent, Amazon River itself.

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Tour Itinerary


Manaus, Rio Negro
Settle into your home for the next week - the 24 metre motor yacht Tucano. Air-conditioned with just nine ensuite cabins, and a lovely salon and viewing decks, Tucano offers a comfortable way to journey deep upstream on the Rio Negro. Leaving Manaus the yacht navigates the world’s largest river island system, the Anavilhanas Archipelago.By mid afternoon, thick rainforest borders the river with all settlements left far behind. Enjoy the forest vistas, magnificent birdlife and look out for pink river dolphins. Following sundowners and dinner, venture out for a night safari by launch looking for caiman and the Potoo bird.


Rio Negro
Start the day exploring the rainforest in launches or kayaks, led by a naturalist guide.Listen for howler monkeys and the morning call of toucans. Spend the rest of the morning exploring on foot and learning about forest ecology before re-joining Tucano and continuing the voyage up-stream.


Rio Negro
An early start in the cool morning air allows for wonderful walking in the forest and a chance to see sloths. Return to the yacht for breakfast after which there is the option for further walking or excursions by launch. Tucano will move off, travelling in the afternoon.


Rio Jaueperi
Continue exploring the river with walking and boat excursions in the morning before cruising in the afternoon, keeping an eye on the shore for wildlife as you go. In the afternoon, arrive at Rio Jaueperi, where the forest is known as 'varzea' and offers unique wildlife viewing opportunities.


Western Rio Negro
Explorations continue in this little-visited area of the river. Tucano turns downstream in the late afternoon towards the confluence with the Amazon River, while you sip a Caipirinha and perhaps try a bit of samba on the top deck under the stars.


Encontra das Aguas
Start with a dawn excursion to see the waking wildlife. In the mid-afternoon Tucano continues to journey downstream, arriving late in the day at the 'Encontra das Aguas' where the Amazon and the Rio Negro join in a swirl of water - brown and black water mixing together. At sunset continue upstream once more to an overnight anchorage north of the City of Manaus.


Disembark Manaus
Early this morning, after a hearty breakfast, all guests disembark from the M/Y Tucano
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  • Accommodations, guided excursions, and meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water is served free of charge.
  • On Day One passengers join the group on a complementary transfer to the embarkation point. This can be from the recommended hotels or the arrival / departure lounge, the Tucano Rendezvous.
  • The cruise ends with an complementary transfer from the disembarkation point to the city center of Manaus. This can be to the recommended hotels or to the Tucano Rendezvous.
Not Included: International flights, travel insurance, visas, tips and items of a personal nature, any Covid PCR testing and/or quarantine.

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From £2,829 per person (based on twin/double share cabin).This is a guide price. Please enquire and we will provide a full personalised quote for you.

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