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Amazon & Negro River Cruise – 6 Days / 5 Nights

Side trips & map

Day 1 / Monday

Meeting at the lobby of the Tropical Hotel at 14:00 hrs. Boarding and depart toward Amazon River while we enjoy a welcome drink and listen to the information about route and facilities. After a snack we meet us in the leisure room for lectures about Amazon where we will get a good start on understanding Amazon ecology while the vessel take us the Amazon upstream. Before dinner we may already ordered a caipirinha, the national drink of Brazil. After dinner we will explore the river's edge with powerful searchlights and we see caiman, close relatives of crocodile, sometimes including night-hawks, snakes, toro-rats, sloth and frogs.

Day 2 / Tuesday

We wake up in the Janauaca Lake and start an early exploration by canoe of the waking forest. We will keep our eyes open for birds and enjoy the Pink River Dolphins. We return for breakfast followed by a walk in the forest and a 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. The piranha fishing in late afternoon is not only for passionate anglers then there are good chances of seeing Hoatzins and large flocks of egrets. After dinner we will explore the forest in our canoes with the possibility of observing nocturnal animals and admire at the millions of stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere.

Day 3 / Wednesday

An early exploring for bird-watching and good chances to see the Victoria Regia, the giant water lilies in the Janauary Ecological Park. While we enjoin breakfast the boat starts navigation toward the "Meeting of the Waters". The light colored water of the Amazon and the dark water of the Negro do not readily mix and the two rivers flow side by side for many miles. Now we navigate the Rio Negro upstream while we join fine views of Manaus. After lunch we meet us in the leisure room for lectures about the Amazon. After dinner we will explore the forest in our canoes and listen to the chorus of birds and frogs with the possibility of observing nocturnal animals.

Day 4 / Thursday

Early morning we explore the surroundings along the waters edge in our canoes while we mainly find fruit eating birds like parrots and toucans. After breakfast we go for a jungle walk, we discover many surprising fragrances in leaves, fruits, woods and animals. Around midday we return and we may go for a swim, before lunch. In the Afternoon we navigate through the Anavilhanas National Park, one of the world’s largest fresh water archipelagos, a labyrinth of waterways. In the late afternoon we embark in the canoes and learn more about this wonderful nature park.

Day 5 / Friday

If there are anglers among us, spend a little time fishing this early morning. After breakfast we visit a "Natives Community". A walk through their gardens is always interesting as many of these settlers are of Indian ancestry and the breadth of their knowledge of the rainforest is enormous. We learn about the preparation of manioc flour and the health and education situations of the children. After lunch we are landing on one of the white sandy beaches to swim in some of the world's most clean and refreshing water. Exploring by canoe and scout for wildlife in the late afternoon. On the way toward the Amazon River will be served dinner.

Day 6 / Saturdy

Early this morning we explore the Lago Janauary Ecological Park. This area is usually a very good place to observe wildlife and chances to see the "Victoria Regia" the giant water lilies. We will visit several kinds of forest including the strange and beautiful seasonally flooded forest known by Amazon Indians as the Igapó and the fantastically rich varzea forest. While we have breakfast we navigate to the "Meeting of the Waters", where the world's two largest rivers, the Amazon and the Negro, join in a turbulent maelstrom. Now is time to return to the Tropical Hotel landing-stage while we past Manaus port, with views of the floating docks, market, old custom house and the dome of the Opera house. Arrival at 11:30 hrs. End of services.

Amazon & Negro River Cruise - 6 Days / 5 Nights 
Amazon Clipper TraditionalUS$ 1340.00
Amazon Clipper PremiumUS$ 1875.00
Amazon Clipper Premium / additional for cabin with balcony per personUS$ 200.00

CHANGES IN ROUTING:

We reserve the right to change itineraries without consulting participants, depending on prevailing natural conditions. If the vessel’s arrival or departure times are changed due to force majeure, we are not responsible for missed flights or connections, nor for extra expenses incurred there on.


DEPARTURE BY ALL CRUISES:
Meeting at 02:00pm at the lobby of the Tropical Hotel Manaus,
Arrival time at 11:30am at the pier of the Tropical Hotel Manaus.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:
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).

NOT INCLUDED:
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.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:
– Price per person in DBL cabin. (Dollar exchange rate on day of payment) ( www.bcb.gov.br )
– To guarantee a single cabin, please add 50% to the regular prices.
– Children up to 12 years old have a discount of 20%.
– Children up to 12 years old can share with parents in a triple cabin with a 50% discount.
– There are 02 triple cabins and 02 cabins with balcony available on Premium, please check availability.
– Total payment prior 30 days of cruise departure.


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