Eddie W. Portland, OR (Feb. 2018)
" The trip was excellent and delivered on everything promised."
aspects that were interesting and pleasurable...."The guides were knowledgeable and professional. The use of local fruits was excellent. The food was unique, plentiful and always on time. The deserts were varied and excellent."
staterooms...."Excellent. More room than I expected."
crew the guides were...."Excellent! I appreciated Sousa's enthussiasm and Edivan's knowledge and indepth insights into plants, animals and birds."
crew members were...."The crew was wonderful especially Souza and the captain."
Paul & Lesley S., Northants, UK (Jan. 2018)
"Very enjoyable, an excellent introduction to the River Negro. We feel very relaxed and have been well looked after whilst being unobtrusively taught about the wildlife."
aspects that were interesting and pleasurable...."The morning and evening canoe excursions with Souza and Ed. Meeting fellow guests and enjoying the very high standard of food."
staterooms...."Excellent. Cabin 6 was very luxurious clean and very comfortable beds."
meals...."Excellent. The mixture of fresh fruit and hot food was fabulous. We were very impressed with the meals and will be reporting very positively on this aspect of the trip to friends and family."
crew members were...."All crew members were very helpful and courteous. They made our stay (voyage) very comfortable and were totally professional at all times. EXCELLENT."
the guides were...."Souza and Ed were very knowledgeable and extremely polite. They manage the varied group of guests very professionally andit was a prifilege for us to spend 4 days with 2 consumate professionals."
Nathalie S., New Hyde Park, NY (Jan. 2018)
"I enjoyed the trip immensely. It exceeded my expectations. I especially liked the small group of passengers."
aspects that were interesting and pleasurable...."The casual atmosphere, friendliness of the guides and crew, and the daily organization. And of course, seeing so many birds, reptiles, animals (except the jaguar!). Was pleasantly surprised with our cocktail parties on the last 2 nights and the musical entertainment provided for us."
crew members were...."All of them were very helpful and efficient. Tania's meals were very delicious!! I enjoyed eating all the dishes."
the guides were....(knowledgeable and polite?)...."Absolutely! Both of them were. They answered all my questions, found all sorts of birds, reptiles, etc. on our excursion. Be sure to keep them!!"
additional comments...."Keep up the great work. I will be sure to recommend this trip to others. Thank you for a wonderful trip."
Erin M. & Brian M., Outremont, QC (Dec. 2017)
"This was a very special experience. I would definitely recommend it. Thank you."
the cruise was...."It was a wonderful experience."
aspects that were interesting and pleasurable...."The knowledge of the guides and the care of the crew stood out."
meals...."Excellent. Really appreciate the attention paid to my diet (I am a diabetic.)"
crew members were...."Excellent."
the guides were....(knowledgeable and polite?)...."Always. Outstanding."
Jeff E., Vicksburg, MS (Dec. 2017)
"We felt that our trip was unique and very special. All the guides and crew worked hard to ensure we had a personal and intimate trip, learning about the uniqueness of the Rio Negro and the Amazon basin. Thank you for a wonderful journey :)."
the cruise was...."Very good. Everyone was helpful and pleasant."
aspects that were interesting and pleasurable...."Night excursions were very good. Daily routine was perfect. Busy but had time for a nap each day."
staterooms...."Excellent. Very beautiful; daily cleaning excellent!"
meals...."Excellent. Excellent cooks. Good desserts. The food was fantastic. Every meal was delicious & very unique. We loved the food! Ice cream:) Pineapple Meringue. :)"
crew members were...."Very much especially in loading the excursions. Kids loved playing soccer and volleyball with the crew - a fun day. Paquito loaned us his personal binoculars several times. Thank you!"
the guides were...."Took time to study animals and answer questions. Fantastic eyes & courage - saw and explained things that made trip unforgettable."
additional comments... "We loved every day! The variety of activities was great. Very good, everyone was helpful and pleasant. Kept a very good schedule. Always on time."
Inge & Dieter S., Kaiserslautern, Germany (Nov. 2017)
the cruise was.... "It was great. We will recommend our friends at home to get the same experience as we have."
aspects that were interesting and pleasurable...."Amenity on board of the ship, meeting and getting to know the crew as well as the local people on our excursion. Being closed to the nature and the inhabitants of the woods and in the water."
crew members were....(helpful and efficient?)...."In every respect."
the guides were...."Great knowledge and helpful."
Jerry & Jo G., Arvardo, CO (Nov. 2017)
the cruise was...."Very enjoyable, will recommend to others."
aspects that were interesting and pleasurable...."Morning and evening recap of daily activities and approximate time of departure."
staterooms.... Good. "Comfortable and staff's daily maintenance appreciated, botanical prints fantastic!"
meals.... Excellent. "Great variety and flavors. Desserts very enjoyable, chicken, fish - excellent."
crew members were.... "Knowledgeable, friendly and helpful...always very pleasant with smiles."
the guides were.... "Very knowledgeable and polite!! Always available to answer any question."
Peter M., Bracknell, UK (Oct. 2017)
"Brilliant! Altogether excellent in every way!"
aspects that were interesting and pleasurable...."The crew and guides. All the excursions - a full and varied choice, Air-Con, Food! Cruise booklet."
crew members were...(helpful and efficient?)...."Yes, very".
the guides were... (knowledgeable and polite?)...."Yes, very. Lovely people to spend time with."
Tony & Hope A., The Villages, FL (Oct. 2017)
"We enjoyed the Amazon Cruise. Better than expected."
aspects that were interesting and pleasurable...."Night canoeing was best. Also liked Pirana fishing."
meals...."Excellent food and thank you for the birthday cake! :)"
crew members were..."They were very helpful and professional."
the guides were...."They too were very professional and full of great knowledge."
additional comments..."We thought the programs were run very professional. I love the early morning wake up and going out. I will tell everone that they should go on this trip to the Amazon on the Tucano yacht."
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 (May 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. "
Denny B., Healdsburg, CA
"Excellent! Amazing trip!"
aspects that were interesting and pleasurable..."Loved the most natural, least populated parts of the river. Most interesting was the splendiforous wildlife--birds animals the guides pointed out!"
crew members were...."The crew members--each and every one--are "A+" level. They make me want to come back to the Tucano & recommend this to friends. Thank you for your kindness and professional skills."
the guides were.... "The Guides were " A+" and truly talented. I can not imagine guides being better than Souza and Edgi. I am very grateful for all they did to open the natural world to us. They saw things we would never have noticed and explained them to us. Thank you Souza & Edgi! for your kindness and your amazing professional skills."
Ramesh & Nita P., Fremont, CA (May 2017)
"Excellent experience. Lots of plusses."
aspects that were interesting and pleasurable...."Interesting: All the trips were educational about the environment. Biodiversity and flora and fauna combined - actual live environment and discussion by guides. Pleasurable aspects - 1) Watching animals and plants in their natural habitat. 2) Canoe rides 3) Smiling faces of the crew."
staterooms...."Excellent - excellent for the size of the boat!"
meals...."Excellent. Simple & nutritious. Kind of farm to table. We had several vegetarians in our group. They were well acoommodated with various and delicious begetarian and non vegetarian meals. Our thanks to chef."
crew members were...."All the crew members-...captain, ...deck sailors, mechanic, room service person, and cook, all did their job well and with a smile. 🙂 Always helful and efficient in team work."
the guides were...."Edy and Souza - both are very knowledgeable, helpful and polite. Souza is a man with smile, brings his Indian (tribal) heritage and knowledge and mixes into his knowledge of forest, flora and fauna. All of them have excellent narrative skills and identifying plants, animals, including birds!"
additional comments..."We are completely satisfied with Tucano experience and more. We felt like at home with crew and other guests. We will not have any problems or hesitatin to recommend Tucano River Cruise. ALL SMILES HERE!"
Michael H., Chesapeake, VA (May 2017)
"We had high expectations and the trip exceeded our pre-conceived expectations."
aspects that were interesting and pleasurable...."Guides knowledge and love of the nature of the Amazon... and desire to share."
staterooms...."Good. This is a warm and functinal boat. The room was cozy as well as facilities."
meals...."Good. More than enough good local food."
crew members were...."The crew were all warm, helpful, ingenuitive - what a hard working and resourceful group!"
the guides were...."Different and complimentary knowledge. Sharing and charming. They make the trip what it was - incredible."
additional comments..."I will highly recommend this excursion to my friends and travel agent. You have inspired me to learn more about the Amazon and look for intimate small boat trips in other parts of the world."