Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon
7 Days/6 Nights
From $3,150 per person
(Dbl. Occupancy, Not Incl. Airfare)
Explore rarely visited stretches of the Amazon rainforest on this six-day expedition cruise. Beginning in Manaus, you will head upstream along the Rio Negro to discover the various forest types and fascinating plants and animals of the Amazon. You will walk in the rainforest, kayak in remote streams, and scout out small rivers deep in the wilderness on the ship’s launches. Highlights include observing colorful birds, monkeys, and other wildlife, visiting a native settlement, and witnessing the meeting of the waters.
Lodging and Meals: This tour includes accommodations for 6 nights (6 nights aboard the Tucano), and 18 meals (6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 6 dinners).
Best Time to Go: October-April.
Places Visited: Manaus & the Amazon.
Day 1 (Sat): Manaus-Embarkation-Tucano-Rio Negro.
We return to the Tucano for hors d’oeuvres on the observation deck and a toast to the rainforest sunset. Following dinner, we will embark in our launches in search of nocturnal creatures such as the Caiman, the Amazon’s crocodilians. We may also see one of the large night birds such as a Potoo with its bulging eyes and large mouth adapted to swallow the huge Mariposa Moths. Overnight aboard the ship. (L,D)
Day 2 (Sun): Tucano-Lago Turia.
Day 3 (Mon): Tucano-Lago Buriti.
Day 4 (Tue): Tucano-Rio Jauaperi.
Day 5 (Wed): Tucano-West Bank of Rio Negro.
Day 6 (Thu): Tucano-Encontro das Aguas-Manaus.
Day 7 (Fri): Tucano-Disembarkation-Manaus.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Prices & Dates
Price per Person
|Green Category Cabins (Bunk Beds)||$3,150||$3,150||n/a|
|Blue Category Cabins (Single Cabins)
|Yellow Category Cabins||$9,330||$4,665||$3,150|
- The above prices are valid until December 31, 2020.
- There is one triple cabin available on the ship (Yellow Category, Stateroom “0”).
- There are two dedicated single cabins (Blue Category, Stateroom #1 & 8).
- The minimum age for this cruise is 7 years old.
Departure Dates (2020)
Jan 11-17, Jan 25-31, Feb 08-14, Feb 22-28, Mar 07-13, Apr 04-10, Apr 18-24, Apr 27-May 01, May 02-08, May 16-22, May 30-Jun 05, Jun 13-19, Jun 27-Jul 03, Jul 11-17, Jul 25-31, Aug 08-14, Aug 22-28, Sep 19-25, Oct 03-09, Oct 17-23, Oct 31-Nov 06, Nov 14-20, Dec 05-11, Dec 19-25.
- South American Vacations’ expert pre-departure planning services and documentation.
- Pre- and post cruise transfers from/to Manaus Hoteis Millennium or Hotel Villa Amazonia including baggage handling.
- Accommodations aboard the M/Y Tucano.
- All meals during the cruise and bottled water.
- Complementary water bottle and straw hat.
- Guided excursions as indicated on the itinerary.
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during the cruise.
- Local, English-speaking tour guides.
Price Does Not Include
- International airfare.
- Domestic airfare.
- Meals not indicated on the itinerary.
- Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
- Gratuities, gifts, and personal items.
- Travel insurance.
We will be happy to quote the cost of airfare and travel insurance and to make these arrangements for you.
Group Private: All transfers are private, and all other services are operated on a group basis.
Passport/Visa: U.S., Australian, and Canadian citizens require a passport valid for at least six months from date of entry, a stamped visa that is valid 90 days from the date of issue, an onward or return ticket, and sufficient funds to cover their stay. The cost of the visa for U.S. citizens is either $44.24 (E-Visa) or $160 (traditional paper-based visa) and processing time can take a minimum of five business days (E-Visa) or longer. EU Citizens only require a passport valid for at least six months from date of entry, an onward or return ticket, and sufficient funds to cover their stay. Citizens of other countries are advised to contact the Brazilian embassy in their country before traveling.
Travel Insurance: In order to protect your travel investment from unforeseen circumstances that may arise before or during your trip, we strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance. We offer Allianz Global Assistance’s Classic Comprehensive and other plans. The Benefits and Coverage Limits are summarized on our Travel Insurance page. Call your travel counselor if you have any questions or to purchase a plan.
To Book This Trip: We require a non-refundable deposit of $800 per person plus the cost of the international airfare (if we make the arrangements for you). The balance of the trip cost is due 60 days prior to departure.
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