Moderately Priced Amazon Cruises
We offer moderately priced 3,4 or 6 day cruises in Brazil on a choice of 2 boats, with weekly departures. The 3 day cruise is on the Amazon, the 4 day is on the Rio Negro and the 6 days is a combination of both itineraries. Both boats have the same itinerary and departure dates
3 Day Amazon
DAY 1 - Monday - Depart Hotel Tropical landing-stage at 14:30 h. Presentation on board of staff, route and facilities. Welcome drink. Navigation past Manaus to the Xiborena region. Canoe trips in smaller creeks to see life on the flood plains: jute, market-garden produce, rubber trees, as well as flood plain forest and lakes with giant water lilies (in season) This trip returns after sunset, so that we can observe night life. including caimans Navigation up the Amazon (the upper part of it called Solimoes by the natives) to lake Janauaca. Dinner on the way.
DAY 2 - Tuesday - Early morning canoe trip for bird-watching. There are good chances of seeing Hoatzins and large flocks of Egrets and Cormorants. Breakfast. Visit to the inhabitants of the lake who live from manioc plantations, fishing, diverse fruit trees, rubber, Brazil-nut trees, wood and other extractive products Walk in the forest with commentaries by the specialist. Lunch Navigation. Fishing for piranhas and other types of fish .Dinner. Night trip to see nocturnal animals, sometimes including night-hawks, snakes, toro-rats, sloths and frogs. Navigation downstream on the Amazon.
DAY 3 - Wednesday - Early morning bird-watching trip in the Janauary Ecological Park and nearby waterways. Breakfast. Navigation to the "Meeting of the Waters". Observation. Navigation back to Manaus with views of the floating docks, market, old custom house and houses on stilts, to the Hotel Tropical landing-stage arriving at 11 :30 am. End of services.
6 Day Combo
A combination of the 2 cruises - Monday to Saturday
4 Day Rio Negro
DAY 1 - Wednesday - Leaves the Tropical Hotel landing-stage at 14:30 h. Presentation on board of the staff, route and facilities. Welcome drink.Navigation upstream to the Pagodao River (tributary of the Negro). Canoe trip shortly before sunset, returning after dark with the possibility of observing nocturnal animals and perceive the change in the forest as night falls. Dinner.
DAY 2 - Thursday - Breakfast. Walk in the forest with commentaries by the specialist. Observation of the flora. Visit to a "caboclo" family. Chance to see the local way of life. Lunch. Navigation through the Anavilhanas, the world's largest fresh water archipelago, more then 1000 miles from the ocean. Dinner. Night trip to see caymans and possibly frogs,sloths, snakes and other species, depending on the season.
DAY 3 - Friday - Visit to the village of Novo Airao, with its handicraft boat yards. sawmills, market and other activities. Lunch. Navigation to Praia Grande or other white sand beach. Swimming if conditions permit, and observation of the vegetation of sandy areas. Canoe trip in lake Acajituba or adjacent lake domains to see typical flora (rubber trees, Brazil nuts, useful palm trees of various types) Fishing for piranhas. Dinner. Night trip to observe camains. Navigation.
DAY 4 - Saturday - Lake Janauary. Canoe trip at sunrise for bird watching, discovering the flood plain forest and lakes with giant water lilies (in season).Breakfast. Return to the Tropical Hotel landing-stage, with fine views of Manaus' waterfront. Arrival at 11:30am. End of services.
8-10 cabin, traditional Amazon riverboats, with basic comfort such as double cabins with bunk berths, private toilet & shower facilities and night time air conditioning. Also a covered saloon with dining area, bar and library, a panoramic sundeck with 360 panoramic view.
2018-2019 PRICES on Traditional boat:
3 days/ 2 nights (Mon.-Wed.) = US$623 per person double, US$933 single
4 days/ 3 nights (Wed.- Sat.) = US$847 per person double, US$1270 single
Combined 6 day program (Mon.- Sat.) = US$1250 per person double, US$1874 single
Children under 12 get a 20% discount.
"It was amazing. I had intended to write and thank you when we returned but unfortunately got busy with work and other things. Thank you for all your help. The cruise was perfect. We'll definitely contact you with future travel plans." Tom
"Amazon Cruise - Wonderful, knowledgeable English speaking staff, good food, side canoe trips were fun with lots of bird and caiman sightings. We were lucky enough to see 3 sloths and some monkeys. The guides were all quite professional. We took the 3 day cruise and that was just enough time for us. I expected tiny rooms but they were quite adequate for 4 pieces of luggage." Kim
"It was brilliant. I can't quite believe that I was on the Rio Negro and the Amazon. The whole experience on the boat was very good and professional. The guides and crew were informative and helpful and the catering was good..
Thanks for organising the trip so well. Kind regards" Una
Cruise operator reserves the right to cancel the departures if the number of reservations is less than minimum occupancy (05 cabins and 10 passengers), since the cancellation occurs 30 days before the date set for the start of the cruise.
As seen in the video above. For those who wish the comfort of a more upscale ship. Large enough to offer spacious cabins with lower beds and inviting public spaces. The window-lined dining room seats all passengers leisurely at one single seating. We offer excellent meals, up to international standards, prepared with utmost care by our experienced kitchen staff. Served as buffet you can help yourself from a great variety of fresh foods including daily specials or choice vegetarian meals. At 32m (106 feet) long, with a beam of 9m (30 feet), the Premium hosts only 32 guests in 16 spacious all-outside cabins, with lower beds, private bathroom facilities with hot shower, individual air-conditioning and safety box. The boat’s kitchen is fully equipped with freezers, charcoal filters and a plentiful supply of mineral water.
2018-2019 PRICES on Premium boat:
3 days/ 2 nights (Mon.-Wed.) = US$869 per person double or triple, US$1303 single
4 days/ 3 nights (Wed.- Sat.) = US$1158 per person double or triple, US$1737 single
Combined 6 day program (Mon.- Sat.) = US$1748 per person double or triple, US$2621 single
Children under 12 get a 20% discount
WHAT IS INCLUDED ON BOTH BOATS:
Full board: breakfast, lunch, dinner, mineral water (also for brush your tees), coffee & tea, life vest in camouflage color for trips, all activities and tours as described in the itinerary, and bilingual naturalist guide (Portuguese/ English).
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, bottled water, tips, transportation services, travel insurance and any other personal costs.
WHAT TO BRING:
T-shirts, shorts, slippers, long trousers for jungle walk, closed shoes and socks for jungle walk, raincoat (for sale on board), bathing suit, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and binoculars.