This is a true expedition voyage and we explore far into the wilderness into some of the most untouched rainforest in all of the Amazon. We venture far up the least inhabited major river in the Amazon Basin on our expedition vessel, the Motor Yacht Tucano. Weaving in and out of small channels on the Rio Negro, we explore areas very rarely visited and seek out the mysterious life of the wilderness that stirs in the forest and in the heart of wild nature.
Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon is the most thorough, detailed, and sophisticated trip offered in the entire Amazon. Our guides are accomplished naturalists and we see creatures almost never seen by other visitors. The trip is rather like being on a time machine in that we are able to visit places that have not changed for millions of years. Truly the trip of a lifetime.
In our well equipped expedition boat The Motor Yacht Tucano, we explore far up the least inhabited river in the Amazon, The Rio Negro. We explore the forest by foot or in our launches, go for swims in the cleanest water in the world, visit with local settlers that live deep in the forest, and spend a great deal of time hunting for and observing the greatest collection of wildlife on earth.
We arrive at extraordinary river called the Rio Jauaperi and spend the day in this unspoiled and lovely rainforest area.
Today we will voyage to the west side of the Rio Negro and continue to scout in our launches and walk in the forest. We will explore according to the weather and water depth areas rarely visited by anyone else. Tonight the M/Y Tucano goes downstream and river depth permitting, will enter an east bank affluent of the Rio Negro and explore on deep into the rainforest on this small river. After our nocturnal exploration of the rainforest in our launches and we return to the Motor Yacht Tucano for “Caipirinha Night” on and perhaps try a bit of samba on the top deck. (BLD)
We begin the day with a dawn excursion hunting for wakening wildlife followed by a full Brasilian breakfast. We will then go one last time into the forest. In the mid-afternoon we will begin to journey downstream to arrive late in the day at the “Encontra das Aguas” a stark several mile long line where two of the world’s largest rivers, the Amazon and the Rio Negro join in a turbulent maelstrom. Here the dark water of the Negro runs beside the opaque brown water of the Amazon. At sunset the M/Y Tucano will once again turn her bows upstream on the Rio Negro and journey to our overnight anchorage north of the City of Manaus. As we pass in front of Manaus, we will marvel at the scale of one of the world’s largest and most vibrant port cities, that is over one thousand miles from the sea. Tonight we will have a farewell dinner and prepare for an early departure in the morning. (BLD)
After breakfast passengers will disembark from the Tucano and in the afternoon or evening, transfer to the international airport.
2018 Cruise Dates: Nov 17-23, Dec 08-14, Dec 22-28
2019 Cruise Dates: Jan 12-18, Jan 26-Feb 01, Feb 09-15, Feb 23-Mar 01, Mar 09-15, Apr 13-19, Apr 27-May 03, May 11-17, May 25-31, Jun 08-14, Jun 22-28, Jul 06-12, Jul 20-26, Aug 03-09, Aug 17-23, Sep 14-20, Sep 28-Oct 04, Oct 12-18, Oct 26-Nov 01, Nov 09-15, Nov 23-29, Dec 07-13, Dec 21-27
2020 Cruise Dates: Jan 11-17, Jan 25-31, Feb 08-14, Feb 22-28, Mar 07-13, Apr 04-10, Apr 18-24, Apr 27-May 01, May 02-08, May 16-22, May 30-Jun 05 2020), Jun 13-19, Jun 27-Jul 03, Jul 11-17, Jul 25-31, Aug 08-14, Aug 22-28, Sep 19-25, Oct 03-09, Oct 17-23, Oct 31-Nov 06, Nov 14-20, Dec 05-11, Dec 19-25
Rates: Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon
(double occupancy, per person)
|Green Category Staterooms||$3,150||$3,150|
|Yellow Category Staterooms||$4,665||$4,665|
|Blue Category Staterooms (single)||$4,665||$4,665|
***Prices Include: Price is per person, double occupancy and includes accommodations, guided excursions, and meals as indicated in the itinerary. Prices and itineraries are subject to change without notice. Bottled water served free of charge. On joining the group on Day One, passengers board the vessel on a short walk from the lobby of the Hotel Tropical, Manaus.
***Prices Do Not Include: Not included are airfare, airport transfers, visa fees, soft drinks or alcoholic beverages, or items of a personal nature.
***Stateroom Categories: There are three stateroom categories on the M/Y Tucano. Please see the deck diagrams.
Yellow Category staterooms are larger and have beds side by side.
Blue Category staterooms are single staterooms.
Green Category staterooms have bunk beds with above and below berths.
***Triple Occupancy: For three or more travelers sharing a stateroom, each passenger pays the Green Category Rate even though they occupy a Yellow Category Stateroom. These staterooms are numbers 3, 4, and “0”.
***Single Occupancy: No single supplement is charged if a single traveler is willing to share a stateroom with another same gender passenger. Passengers that request single accommodations will be given Blue Category staterooms. If single travelers wish to reserve a Yellow Category stateroom, they must be charged the full fare for two travelers at the Yellow Category rate. Single accommodations may not always be available.
***Discounts for Children: Children that are 12 years of age and under who share a room with an adult receive a discount of 50% off the Cruise Rate for whichever stateroom category they select, subject to availability.