Amazon Expedition Cruise 7NTS ? (SUN to SUN)
Sharing double cabin
Jan 05 - 12, Jan 19 - 26, Feb 02 - 09, Feb 23 - Mar 02, Mar 09 - 16, Mar 23 - 30, Apr 06 - 13, Apr 20 - 27, May 04 - 11, May 18 - 25, Jun 08 - 15, Jun 22 - 29, Jul 06 - 13, Jul 20 - 27, Aug 03 - 10, Aug 17 - 24, Aug 31 - Sep 07, Sep 21 -28, Oct 05 -12, Oct 19 - 26, Nov 02 - 09, Nov 16 -23, Dec 21 - 28.
Rates are subject to change without previous notice
- Single Occupancy: No single supplement is charged if a single traveler is willing to share a cabin with another same gender passenger. Passengers that request single accommodations pay a single supplement of 50% of the Green category cruise cost. The single cabins are in the Green category
and are the smallest on the vessel. If single travelers wish to reserve a Yellow category cabin, they must pay 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 cabin category they select, subject to availability.
There are two cabin categories on the M/Y Tucano:
04 Green Category cabins have bunk beds with above
and below berths.
05 Yellow Category cabins are larger and have beds
side by side.
Group Areas: Large forward facing salon and a full Top
Length: 80 feet
Maximum Width (beam): 21 feet
Standard Passenger Capacity: 18
Charter Passenger Capacity: 18 - 25
Cruising Range: 1000 miles
Air - conditioning: Central to all cabins
Electricity: 110 volt/ 60 cycle
Vessel Built and Launched: September 1997
Day 1 This morning all guests board the vessel the Motor Yacht Tucano and depart upstream on the Rio Negro. Through the morning we will cruise through the world's largest river island system, the Anavilhanas Archipelago. From the observation deck we scan the magnificent
tangle of vegetation at the water's edge. By mid - afternoon the vessel has gone beyond the frontier of settlement and entered a wilderness area. Both shores are covered by dense rainforest. Though we cannot predict what we will see, we have a good chance of
observing pink river dolphins and a large collection of exotic birds. Most certainly we will be treated to magnificent forest vistas and the spectacular trees themselves. In the late afternoon we embark in the launches and hunt for wildlife. We may also go for a swim in some
of the world's most clean and refreshing water.
Day 2 Early this morning we explore the rainforest along the water edge in our launches. We should hear and perhaps see howler monkeys along with a morning serenade of toucans. After breakfast we go for a walk in the forest where we will get a good start on understanding
the flora and fauna of the tall rainforest. Around midday we return for lunch and the vessel will get underway, perhaps stopping at a place to swim. In the late afternoon we will again explore the forest in our launches and listen to the sunset chorus of birds and frogs.
Day 3 This morning there will be an early exploration of the waking forest. We will keep our eyes open for monkeys... on most trips we see them often. We return for breakfast followed by either a walk in the forest or an excursion in the launches. M/Y Tucano will travel during
the middle of the day and we stop in the afternoon for an excursion. Tonight the vessel may travel a bit more as we marvel at the night sky crowded with stars.
Day 4 After our two morning excursions Tucano will navigate along the heavily forested shore, scouting for wildlife. We may stop for a visit at a settler's home carved out of the forest. In the early afternoon we will be near an extraordinary river called the Rio Jauaperi. We will scout along the shoreline for some of the extraordinary creatures found only in this unique environment. Weather permitting we will do a night excursion to observe nocturnal creatures.
Day 5 Today we depart the Rio Jauaperi and head downstream on the Rio Negro exploring a new collection of rainforest habitats. In the daytime we will continue to scout in our launches and walk in the forest, and at night we will continue our hunts for nocturnal wildlife.
Day 6 After a walk in the forest we cross to the West bank of the Rio Negro, exploring as we go. We will stop at the substantial boat building village of Novo Airão. As we walk through the streets we'll marvel at how the 19th Century thrives in this remote corner of the globe.
Tonight the M/Y Tucano goes downstream to arrive by morning near the confluence with the Amazon River. As we glide through the starry darkness this is a good night to sip the national drink of Brazil, the “Caipirinha” and perhaps try a Samba on the top deck.
Day 7 This morning we explore the Lago Janauari Ecological Park where seasonally the thick brown water of the Amazon flows swiftly through the forest. This area is usually a very good place to observe wildlife. Around midday the vessel will travel to the “Encontro das Aguas” a
stark several mile long line where two of the world's largest rivers, the Amazon and the Negro, join in a turbulent maelstrom. Here the dark water of the Negro runs beside the opaque brown water of the Amazon. In the afternoon we scout one of the hidden streams in
the area to try to see more of the Amazon's beautiful and bizarre creatures. Tonight we will have a farewell dinner and prepare for an early departure in the morning..
Day 8 In the morning, after a hearty breakfast, all guests disembark from the M/Y Tucano.
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Please note that the day to day schedule must be considered approximate. The exact order of the days and specific features may be altered due to navigational and other scheduling considerations. Degree of Difficulty: Good health is necessary. While guests can have a quite enjoyable trip by
simply staying on board the M/Y Tucano and participating in launch excursions, participants in our walks in the forest must be able to comfortably walk for two or more hours at a time. There are several daily excursions off the vessel, and many guests will choose to participate in some but not all of them. The vessel is air-conditioned in the middle of the day and during the night.