Tucano Amazon Cruise

The Amazon Odyssey - As Featured in National Geographic Traveller Magazine

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5 Days / 4 Nights

The Amazon Odyssey 4 Nights

The Tucano motor yacht is a wonderful way to explore lesser-known tributaries of the Amazon River. The Tucano cruises are perfect for travelers who wish to go deep into the rainforest and explore the heart of wild nature. The Tucano cruise boat is a unique motor yacht, where you can relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the jungle from the upper decks or enjoy peace and quiet in your private cabin. Explore the Rio Negro and the Rio Amazonas, as well as flooded grasslands, tributaries, archipelagos, and narrow streams teeming with wildlife. You may spot macaws, monkeys, river dolphins, and more.
Click the tab "Voyage to the heart of the Amazon" to see the 7-night Tucano Amazon Cruise option.

Note: This is a tour extension, combine this cruise with one of our full package tours.

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$ 1580
Per Person Pricing Options

We include what others call optional

This tour includes:

  • Cruise cabin accommodations
  • All meals aboard the ship (including bottled water)
  • All transfers to and from Manaus
  • Daily guided excursions
  • English-speaking naturalist guides
  • Highlights:

    • Anavilhanas Archipielago & Jauaperi river
    • Negro River Cruise
    • Novo AirΓ£o Village
    • Meeting of the Waters

    Tucano Cruise along the Amazon River vista

    Depart Manaus for Rio Negro

    Day 1 - Monday

    This afternoon, embark on the Motor Yacht Tucano in Manaus, Brasil. Glide upstream on the Rio Negro as a nature expert talks about the Amazon environments. By late afternoon, enter one of the world's largest river island systems, the Anavilhanas Archipelago. The vessel will follow a winding channel with rainforest on both sides. If the weather permits, join a guided excursion into the dense, flooded forest known as the IgapΓ³. Along the river bank, look out for squirrel monkeys, howler monkey and a variety of native birds perched in the treetops.

    Later, return to the M/Y Tucano for hors d'oeuvres on the observation deck and a toast to the rainforest sunset. After dinner, set out for a nocturnal safari to spot Caiman (the Amazon's crocodiles) and night birds such as a Potoo.

    Tucano Amazon River Cruise Cabin Rooms

    Anavilhanas Archipelago

    Day 2 - Tuesday

    Shortly after sunrise, begin exploring the Anavilhanas Archipelago. This island system is part of the Central Amazon Conservation Complex, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. While here, observe the dark waters of IgapΓ³. Mid-morning, return to the vessel for a hearty Brazilian breakfast and relax. If the weather permits, go on a mid-morning walk in the Terra Firme rainforest and find markings of the Amazon's magnificent mammals like peccaries (wild pigs) or even a jaguar.

    Mid-day, return to the M/Y Tucano for lunch and a siesta. After some rest, the Tucano will launch along the edges of the dense forest. While traveling, listen to the chorus of birds, howler monkeys and frogs. An option for a night safari is available.

    Tucano Amazon River Cruise Excursion

    Xiborena Peninsula

    Day 3 - Wednesday

    Today, travel to the west side of the Rio Negro. Alongside a local guide, walk in the forest and explore water depth areas rarely visited by anyone else. In the late afternoon, the Tucano will travel downstream (river depth permitting) and will enter the east bank of the Rio Negro. This small river brings travelers farther into the Amazon rainforest. At night, enjoy Caipirinha Night aboard the Tucano and perhaps samba the night away on the top deck.

    Meeting of the Waters in Brazil

    Encontra das Aguas

    Day 4 - Thursday

    Begin the day with a dawn excursion searching for wakening wildlife. After, enjoy a full Brazilian breakfast. Then, head into the rainforest one last time. In the mid-afternoon, journey downstream towards the "Encontra das Aguas" (Meeting of the Waters). Here, the two largest rivers in the world join together. See the contrast between the dark water of the Rio Negro and the pale Amazon River.

    At sunset, cruise upstream to Manaus. While passing by Manaus, marvel at the scale of one of the world's largest and most vibrant port cities. At night, enjoy a farewell dinner and prepare for an early morning departure.

    Pink and white Opera House in Manaus

    Return to Manaus

    Day 5 - Friday

    Early this morning, have one last look at the port of Manaus. Then, disembark the vessel at the riverside dock of the Hotel Tropical.

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    7 Days / 6 Nights

    Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon 6 Nights

    Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon is different from all other cruises offered in the Amazon, it is an “expedition cruise”. Our small groups explore far into the forest where we are able to see creatures that are hidden to other visitors. We explore some of the most untouched rainforest in all of the Amazon. Our expedition cruise is the only vessel that explores far into the world’s largest Amazon reserve: The Central Amazon Conservation Complex. This reserve is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site and encompasses tens of thousands of square miles of uninhabited wilderness. Within these trackless forests live still the creatures that have made the Amazon the object of myth and legend. Because of the exploratory nature, the small size of the groups, and especially our skilled guides, our expedition cruises enable travelers to experience the rainforest in the most detailed and authentic way possible.  

    Note: This is a tour extension, combine this cruise with one of our full package tours.

    Download itinerary pdf version

    From
    $ 3795
    Per Person Pricing Options

    We include what others call optional

    This tour includes:

  • Cruise cabin accommodations
  • All meals aboard the ship (including bottled water)
  • All transfers to and from Manaus
  • Daily guided excursions
  • English-speaking naturalist guides
  • Highlights:

    • ApuaΓΊ River
    • Turia Lake
    • Buriti Lake
    • Jaueperi River
    • Negro River
    • Novo AirΓ£o village
    • Encontra das Aguas

    Tucano Cruise along the Amazon River vista

    Depart from Manaus and voyage north on the Rio Negro

    Day 1 - Saturday

    This morning, board the Motor Yacht Tucano and glide upstream on the Rio Negro. Cruise towards the most extensive river island system in the world, the Anavilhanas Archipelago. From the observation deck, marvel at the lush vegetation at the edge of the water. In the afternoon, the vessel will have gone beyond the frontier of settlement and entered a wilderness area. Both shores are covered by dense rainforest. Take the opportunity to spot pink river dolphins swimming in the water and a large collection of exotic birds. In the evening, search for more wildlife or opt for a refreshing swim in the river.

    Amazon Guided Canoe Ride

    Explore Turia Lake

    Day 2 - Sunday

    Set out for an exploration of the rainforest along the water's edge. Listen for howler monkeys along with a morning serenade of toucans. After a hearty breakfast, walk the forest trails and get a good understanding of the flora and fauna that make up the tall rainforest. Around mid-day, return for lunch as the vessel continues its voyage. Later, explore the forest once more and listen to the sweet sounds of native birds and frogs as the sun begins to set.

    Tucano Amazon River Cruise Excursion

    Buriti Lake

    Day 3 - Monday

    Wake up early for another exploration of the rainforest. This time, keep an eye out for monkeys. Then return to the vessel for breakfast. The M/Y Tucano will travel during the middle of the day, allowing one excursion in the afternoon. In the evening, unwind as the Tucano chugs along and marvel at the night sky dotted with stars.

    Monkey Amazon Brazil Tour

    Scout the Jaueperi River

    Day 4 - Tuesday

    The morning is busy with two exciting excursions! After which the Tucano will navigate along the heavily forested shore, scouting for wildlife. A visit a local home carved out of the forest is possible (all things permitting). By the early afternoon, the Rio Jaueperi will be near. While here, marvel at the varzea forest and the extraordinary creatures that live in this unique environment. If the weather permits, embark on a night excursion to observe the nocturnal animals.

    Canoe ride at the Amazon EcoPark Lodge at night

    A day on the west bank of the Rio Negro

    Day 5 - Wednesday

    Today, depart the Rio Jaueperi and travel to the west side of the Rio Negro. Depending on the weather, traverse a new collection of rainforest habitats. At night, cruise downstream (river depth permitting) and enter an east bank of the Rio Negro. While here, enjoy a nocturnal exploration of the rainforest and then return to the vessel for Caipirinha Night. An opportunity for samba dancing is available on the rooftop deck!

    Tucano Amazon River Cruise Meeting of the Waters

    Encontra das Aguas

    Day 6 - Friday

    Begin the day with a dawn excursion searching for wakening wildlife followed by a filling Brazilian breakfast. Then, enter the rainforest one last time. In the mid-afternoon, journey downstream towards "Encontra das Aguas" a several mile long line where two of the world's largest rivers join together. Marvel at the contrast between the pale Amazon River and the dark Rio Negro. Later, the Tucano will turn her bow upstream once again, towards Manaus, one of the world's largest and most vibrant port cities. Upon arrival, enjoy a farewell dinner and prepare for an early morning departure.

    Opera House in Manaus Brazil

    Disembark in Manaus

    Day 7 - Saturday

    In the morning, after a delicious breakfast, disembark the M/Y Tucano.

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    Green Cabin

    The Amazon Odyssey 4 Nights $ 1580

    Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon 6 Nights $ 3795

    All of the cabins on Tucano are outside cabins with large windows, private baths with showers, and air-conditioning.
    The four cabins in this category have above and below berths with a single size mattress above and a single sized mattress below.
    These cabins are smaller than the Yellow cabins. But they are nonetheless comfortable outside cabins with large windows, private bathrooms, and air-conditioning.

    Yellow Cabin

    The Amazon Odyssey 4 Nights $ 2370

    Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon 6 Nights $ 4240

    All of the cabins on Tucano are outside cabins with large windows, private baths with showers, and air-conditioning.
    The five cabins in this category are large and have beds side by side.
    Some of the Yellow Category cabins can accommodate three travelers. This is helpful for families with children.

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