Price per person
Until December 31, 2013
Departures from Wednesday to Saturday
The Amazon Clipper is a typical two-deck riverboat that has been designed exclusively for cruising the Amazon river and its tributaries. She is 66 feet long, 17 feet wide and she cruises at 10 knots. There are 8 double cabins, full capacity for 16 pax. Each cabin with bunk berths, private toilet facilities and night-time air conditioning. There is a covered but open-air serving as dining room-salon, with video and specialized library and boat-top sun deck outfitted with plenty of reclining chairs to enjoy the 360 degree panoramic vistas. She carries a crew of five in addition to the English speaking guide who is well versed in the flora and fauna of the rainforest. For those who wish the comfort of a luxury ship, we now present the new. Amazon Clipper Premium, a vessel unique in style that offers "simply the best" small-ship cruising in the Amazon. Large enough to offer spacious cabins with lower beds and inviting public spaces, but small enough to dock at remote spots and cruise to hidden locations due to the shallow draft of only 3 feet, the Amazon Clipper Premium is the perfect size for a comfortable cruise on the Amazon rivers.
Day 1 - Meet the staff of the ship in the lobby of the Hotel Tropical at 2:30 PM. Navigation to the Ariau river a tributary of the Rio Negro. In the late afternoon enjoy a canoe trip. Dinner.
Day 2 - After breakfast, you'll take a walk in the forest with your guide to explore the flora and fauna. You'll visit a "caboclo" family for a chance to see the local way of life,preparation of manioc flour (the staple foodstuff of the Amazon) and to learn about the health and education systems. Lunch and navigation through the Anavilhanas Archipelago, the world's largest fresh water archipelago. Visit the village of Novoo Airao, where the Clipper was built, with a burgeoning boat yard, sawmill and a bustling market. After dinner, alligator spotlighting.
Day 3 - Morning navigation to Praia Grande or other white sand beach where you will have an opportunity to take a swim and explore the vegetation of sandy areas. You'll take a canoe trip on Lake. After lunch stop at the Paricatuba community to see the old abandoned rubber-boom buildings, now overgrown with straggler fig trees.Dinner.
Day 4 - Sunrise canoe trip for bird watching. Return to the ship for breakfast and navigation back to Manaus. Arrive back at the Hotel Tropical pier around 11:30 AM.
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Travel to Amazon and Pantanal, it is recommended that people bring with them common drugs as well as antihistamines, insect repellents, sun protectors, sun glasses, camera, batteries, long trousers, long sleeves T shirts, swimming suits, cotton socks, hat, tennis shoes/ boots, sandals, light clothes and jogging suits or fleeces. To Pantanal we also recommend binoculars.
The Brazilian National Agency for Sanitary Vigilance recommends Yellow fever vaccination for people who travel in areas endemic to Brazil: Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Distrito Federal (Brasilia), Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pará, Rondínia, Roraima and Tocantins.
*There is no National or Reserva tax to pay in Amazon or Pantanal.
*For vegetarian food the additional cost, it will depend of the Cruise so please ask the requirement.
*The Cruise depart (14:00 pm) and arrive (11:30 am) at the LOBBY of the "Hotel Tropical" in Manaus. So, flight should arrive at least 2 hours before Cruise depart -from airport to Tropical Manaus is around 20 minutes. If you arrive at 12:00pm at the airport is ok.
From 45 days before the trip - $15.00 "cancelation fee"
From 44-30 days before the trip - 50% "cancelation fee"
Less than 30 days -"No refund"