Desafio Amazon Cruise

Amazon Cruises M/V Desafio

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Desafio Cruise Ship in the Amazon Kids fishing for Caiman in the Amazon Sunrise in the Amazon Jungle Amazon River, Brazil
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4 Days / 3 Nights

MaguarΓ­ Expedition

This 4 day, 3-night tour aboard the M/V Desafio is an excellent way to experience all that the Amazon River and surrounding rainforest have to offer. Popular stops aboard the Desafio Amazon Cruise include Lake Janauari, Samauma Island, Anavilhanas Archipelago, the Negro River, the Furo do Meira and more. Enjoy meals made with local ingredients and flavors. Go swimming, canoeing, or just kick back and relax. And of course, be on the lookout for all of the rare and beautiful wildlife that inhabits this wondrous region.

Note: The Maguarí Expedition is a tour extension. Please speak with an expert travel consultant about adding a full package (6 nights minimum) Amazon tour to this extension. 

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$ 1660
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This tour includes:

  • 3 nights aboard the M/V Desafio All transfers and entrance fees All tours mentioned in the itinerary All meals aboard the cruise ship Professional naturalist guides aboard the cruise
  • Highlights:

    • Amazon and Negro Rivers
    • Anavilhanas Archipelago
    • Local cuisine provided
    • Wildlife discovery

    Amazon Guided Canoe Ride

    Board the M/V Desafio, Depart Manaus

    Day 1 - Thursday - Take the Negro River to Solimoes, Lake January, Igarapas

    Hop on board the M/V Desafio in the afternoon right from the docks of the Tropical Hotel. After departure, take in a briefing with information on the trip as we navigate the Negro River towards the Solimoes. Heading towards Lake January, keep an eye out for the huge Victoria Amazonica water plant. Take to the canoe to visit the Igarapas. Stop at an indigenous house to catch a brief glimpse of their way of life. Dinner is served during navigation, then we drop the anchor to enjoy the sounds of the jungle overnight.

    Aerial View of the Anavilhanas Amazon Lodge

    Samauma Island - Anavilhanas Archipelago

    Day 2 - Friday - Trekking and canoeing in the largest river archipelago in the world

    After an early breakfast, we set out for a trekking tour to observe local plant life. Then it's back to the boat for an hour of swimming before lunch is served on the way to Samauma Island. The island is part of the Anavilhanas Archipelago, the largest river archipelago in the world. Spend the afternoon exploring around the islands, lakes, and igarapas. After dinner, take to a canoe to experience the night sounds of the forest in the dark waters of the Negro River.

    Piranha fishing in the Amazon

    Santa Maria - Furo do Meioa

    Day 3 - Saturday - Experience the "Ribeirinho" way of living in a Caboclo village

    Depart the Anavilhanas in the early morning headed towards Santa Maria, a Caboclo village, where have a chance to see the Ribeirinho way of living and enjoy some breakfast. Then it's off to Furo do Meioa with lunch served during navigation. In the afternoon, take part in a fishing contest for piranha, the most aggressive fish in the Amazon. Then it's back to the boat for swimming before dinner. Close out the day with a canoe trip to search for alligators.

    Punta Negra Manaus in Brazil

    Return to Manaus

    Day 4 - Sunday - One last look at Amazonian wildlife on the way back to port

    Wake up early for a morning tour to observe the concert of the birds emerging from their night hideouts. Return to the boat for breakfast as we begin our return to Manaus and the Tropical docks.

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    MaguarΓ­ Expedition $ 1660

    Private bath/shower, wardrobe closet, safe box, bed lights, carpet, air conditioning

    Upper Deck

    MaguarΓ­ Expedition $ 2040

    Private bath/shower, wardrobe closet, safe box, bed lights, carpet, air conditioning

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