Paul & Joyce P., Vancouver, BC (Sept.2017)
the cruise was...."Wonderful"
aspects that were interesting and pleasurable...."The landscapes, the Tucano itself, the safaris, the wildlife, the food & drink (including the cold water always available), the handbook provided each guest, the pictures & maps on the walls, the guides & other crew (and guests)."
staterooms...."Excellent - Better than we expected, loved the design, materials, and workmanship."
meals...."Excellent. Super-Good variety and quality. Appreciate the fruit in the cabin, and bananas, etc. available at all times. Desserts were always excellent and coffee was very good. "crew members were.(helpful and efficient?)..."Without exception!"
the guides were...(knowledgeable and polite?) "Ditto."
Paul A., Newcastle, England, (Sept. 2017)
"Thank you for a wonderful trip and a lifetime of memories."
aspects that were interesting and pleasurable.... "All trips but especially night trips. Piranha fishing was great fun."
meals.... "Excellent. Cannot praise the cook highly enough. Her uses of flavours is relative to the highest star of hotel catering. 5 star food."
crew members were.... "All crew were helpful and courteous at all times. A great bunch of people who made our trip enjoyable."
the guides were....(knowledgeable and polite?) "Very. Souza's eyesight is phenomenal. Both guides were able to answer all our questions."
Ramona D., Placerville, CA (August 2017)
the cruise was...."Wonderful - I want to come back. "
aspects that were interesting and pleasurable.... "Traveling up the Rio Negro to places very few have visited. The river, the trees, the wildlife - wow!"
staterooms.... "In general, the accomidations were comfortable and clean - thank you."
meals...."Excellent. The best!!!!!!"
crew members were.. ...(helpful and efficient?)... "Very! Great crew!"
the guides were. ... "Souza was the best. Always a joy to be around. Clearly in love with the environment of the Rio Negro. He is a personable, kind and considerate person. "
Spencer & Tracey S., London, England (August 2017)
"A very enjoyable trip - an excellent end to our trip to Brazil. We would thoroughly recommend the Tucano."
the cruise was.... "The trip was very good - excellent mix of activities and time to relax and enjoy the scenery."
aspects that were interesting and pleasurable.... "The night canoe trips were a completely different and fascinating experience. "
crew members were.... "Very helpful and engaged really well with our two girls (aged 10 & 12)."
the guides were.... "The guide was very knowledgeable and informative. Very good at tailoring the information to suit the moment and the recipient (i.e. child or adult)."
Richard H., London England (July 2017)
"Genuinely unique vacation - Enjoyed each minute. Met all our expectation, yet still stunning to be up close and at home with hawks, monkeys, and caimans."
the cruise was.... " Very pleased that village trip was a genuine community, not tourist trap. Fascinating insight into how others live."
interesting and pleasurable.... "So difficult to choose! Night trips a special favorite, though - Well guided and saw a lot. Fishing, kayaking and swimming played especially well for kids. Info talks on fruit and animals very interesting."
staterooms.... excellent - charming, cleaning, and kept spotless by crew. Very good use of space. (Perhaps a couple more hooks?) Air-con very effective. Not claustrophobic, good layout. Comfy seats on top deck.
meals.... "Excellent - good variety from day to day, well cooked. Fair mix of local and international cuisine. Well-presented and on time! Good quantities. Sensible and reasonably priced honor-system bar."
crew members were.... "delightful. Very friendly, seemed to genuinely enjoy themselves. Technically very efficient, worked quickly and unobtrusively. Service was faultless."
the guides were.... "excellent - warm, courteous, always willing to chat, and offer up a thought if we looked intrigued by anything. Good rapport with crew and with communities we visited."
Debra, T. and family, Massachusetts, USA (July 2017)
"The trip was on our "wavelength" about interest in the natural world and conservation. Most interesting aspects were the morning and evening canoe excursions. " - July 2017
the cruise was.... "Very well organized, great communication and about staying healthy. Good selection of stops to see plants and animals. Not fancy but very, very comfortable and high quality. Superb job! Thank you. Would recommend to friends. The information book for travel on MY Tucano was very helpful."
interesting and pleasurable.... "Morning and evening canoe excursions looking for animals and learning about plants. Talking with guides about local natural history. Morning kayak."
meals.... "Amazing! Coming from a picky eater. Cook did an outstanding job in accommodating my vegetarian diet. We all appreciated the use of local foods."
crew members were.... "very approachable and always willing to answer our constant questions."
the guides were.... "very friendly and helpful. Very knowledgeable. They share our interest in local flora and fauna."
Simon E. , Stockholm (July 2017)
"Nature, every animal of every kind, on each excursion. We are very satisfied and thankful. New chapters in our lives have started during this trip."
the cruise was.... "Well cared about. Good planning and information. We had good enough relaxation to take port in extreme excitements. It's all really fine to us and the info-board is a beautiful quality!"
interesting and pleasurable.... "Nature, every animal of every kind, on each one of the excursions."
crew members were.... "helpful and efficient in every situation!"
the guides were.... "All excellent and the fact that each guide loves his job gives extra quality."
S. family, Switzerland (July 2017)
"A great tour for the whole family. Lots of pleasure, surprises and good company. We will remember this trip, trust us!
the cruise was.... "Fantastic, great trip! A great tour for the whole family. Lots of pleasure, surprises and good company. We will remember this trip, trust us! Thanks to the whole staff!"
interesting and pleasurable...." Diversity of wildlife fauna, night boat trips, fishing for piranhas!, a good trade off between activities and resting time."
were crew members helpful and efficient.... "Yes, oh yes!"
were guides knowledgeable and polite.... "Yes, oh yes!"
Cynthia W., Florida, USA (July 2017)
"We enjoyed both the knowledge of the culture and the sense of adventure relating to wildlife of the guides. We hope to be back."
the cruise was.... "We both totally enjoyed everything about the cruise. It met all of our expectations."
interesting and pleasurable.... "Enjoyed Edivan's knowledge of the culture and Souza's knowledge and sense of adventure on the wildlife."
meals.... "excellent - please express our thanks to the chef. Every meal was wonderful. Enjoyed all of the local focused meals."
crew members were.... "All extremely kind helpful."
the guides were.... "Both wonderful. We hope to be back."
Lesley A., London, England (July 2017)
" I thought the guide was outstanding in his depth and breadth of knowledge and his ability to make all aspects of the rainforest fascinating."
the cruise was.... "Really enjoyable"
interesting and pleasurable.... "The small boat trips looking for wild life and learning about plants, insects and the ecology of the rain forest."
were crew members helpful and efficient.... "absolutely"
the guides were.... "I thought the guide was outstanding in his depth and breadth of knowledge and his ability to make all aspects of the rainforest fascinating. And also for his kindness in cutting a stick for me!"
Alexander R., Switzerland (July 2017)
" Everything was wonderful and Eddie has been the perfect host in addition to the perfect guide."
the cruise was.... "Superb.. No need for French cuisine or a marble bath!"
interesting and pleasurable.... "Wildlife; Guide; Crew; Boat; Other guests"
Ethan and Mark T., Maryland, USA (July 2017)
"All of the canoe trips were interesting; samba and Caipirinha pleasurable. We would (and will!) recommend it to anyone."
the cruise was.... "Excellent! It was a wonderful trip that exceeded expectations. We would (and will!) recommend it to anyone."
interesting and pleasurable.... "All of the canoe trips. Samba and Caipirinha on the last night."
crew members were.... "so friendly."
the guides were.... "Beyond all expectations."
Angela & Jurgen R., Berlin, Germany (June 2017)
"We enjoyed the trip very much! Activities are well-paced and helped us appreciate the unique environment of the Amazon region. We like the ecological approach in everything. We found all equipment excellent and safe."
aspects that were interesting and pleasurable...."The early-morning excursions were top, the use of a quiet electric motor much appreciated. Angela also enjoyed the kayak."
staterooms...."Excellent. Nice size, nicely decorated, lots of attention to detail; the public room were eqully attractive; welcome cleanliness. "
meals...".Excellent. Great variety of dishes, very nicely prepared and presented."
crew members were... "The crew was very helpful and competent in their professions."
the guides were.... "The guides were extremely attentive and knowledgeable. They addressed us consistently in English, as agreed."
additional comments... "We had a very pleasurable cruise in a wonderful environment. We were cared for by highly professional and friendly guides and crew. We will recommend the Tucano to our friends."
W.M. Family, Irvine, CA (June 2017)
"We were so grateful for the chance to experience Amazonia in a small-group-guided way! The boat was comfortable, the staff--AMAZING, the quality of education was rigorous & thorough. "
aspects that were interesting and pleasurable...."Boat explorations by canoe & forest hikes with guides, Air Conditioned Rooms! 🙂 Great meals...nice variety & lots of fresh produce."
staterooms...."Excellent. Air Conditioning!! Comfortable beds."
meals...."Excellent. Really fantastic! Especially liked trying Brazilian and Amazonia-regional foods."
crew members were.... (helpful & efficient? ")Absolutely! They were so helpful and kind...especially to our children. "
the guides were...(knowledgeable & polite?)" Wow! Absolutely! Plants, animals, insects, orientering...Eddie & Souza were endlessly sharing and teaching. "