Itinerary in brief:
- 4 nights on board the M/Y Tucano
Day 1: Arrival in Manaus and boarding
On arrival at Manaus airport, you will be met and taken by private transfer to the port to board your Amazon River boat, the Motor Yacht Tucano.
Over the next few days, part of your cruise will take place on the Amazon River, but today your voyage north will begin on the waters of the Rio Negro. You’ll head into the huge river archipelago of Anavilhanas, beginning with a journey through a forest flooded by the ink-black waters of the Rio Negro.
Day 2: Anavilhanas archipelago
Today is an exploration of the Anavilhanas Archipelago, a reserve that includes the world’s largest system of river islands. You might be able to spot some of the Amazon’s great mammals including peccaries and even jaguars. You will also have a night excursion to spot caimans and other nocturnal creatures.
Day 3: Rio Negro and visit to an indigenous community
Today you’ll explore some of the more remote parts of the rainforest by boat and on foot. In the afternoon, you’ll take a guided visit to an indigenous community whose traditional life is still guided by the rhythms of the rise and fall of the river – a fascinating insight into traditional life in the Amazon.
Day 4: Meeting of the waters
In the morning you’ll sail through Lago Janauari Ecological Park with its labyrinth of small channels that are delicately overhung with gargantuan trees and vines. Keep your eyes open for wildlife including monkeys, three toes sloths and the occasional collared anteater as you pass through!
In the afternoon, the boat will navigate to the Meeting of the Waters; the fascinating intersection between the Amazon and Rio Negro’s where two differently-coloured waterways meet and gradually blend. Look out for friendly pink and grey dolphins which can be spotted here. (Full board is included today)
Day 5: Disembarkation
After breakfast today, you’ll disembark, and you will be met and taken by private transfer to the airport to connect with your onward travel plans.