Into the Wild Amazon

Into the Wild Amazon

From USD $1,750

Description

This cruise pushes beyond the limits of typical tours and beyond the boundaries of human settlement, to explore remote rainforest. Over four nights the expedition cruise Into the Wild Amazon takes travelers into the dense forests and small tributaries within the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, The Central Amazon Conservation Complex. With our small group of adventurers, a maximum of 18, our very experienced naturalist guides, and our deeply capable exploration crew, we venture into one of the richest areas of the planet. We also visit isolated villages to see what life is like living on the edge of the greatest wilderness on Earth.

Trip Name
Into the Wild Amazon
Days
5
Overview
Vessel Type: Expedition Cruise Length: 24 metres Passenger Capacity: 18 Built / refurbished: 1997 / 2018 In the first week of September 2018, the Motor Yacht Tucano, based in Manaus, Brasil, was relaunched after a substantial refit. In addition to the physical rebuilding, all of the expedition cruise activities were re-imagined and revised to enable travelers themselves to choose how they will be exploring the depths of the Amazon rainforest. Among countless small improvements to help the vessel stay new and inviting, the construction phase included an full rebuilding of the main salon and dining room. Where previously the sides of the vessel had solid walls with windows, there are now glass panels that make the Motor Yacht Tucano larger, brighter, and more stylish. At certain times of day, the walls of the salon are opened and travelers can enjoy the flower-scented breezes of the Amazon as well as experiencing an intimacy with the rainforest that cannot be had in a enclosed space. In order to enhance the sense of elegance of the vessel, the staterooms on the M/Y Tucano were fully refinished and redecorated. The decorative style retains the feeling of a classic yacht with polished brass and highly varnished wood panels, but this ambience was enhanced by the installation of new fixtures and a refinishing. Many new artworks, commissioned for the vessel, were placed in the staterooms. To amplify the sense of style as well as to pamper the explorers, the stateroom amenities were also refashioned to luxury standard. The M/Y Tucano now features 700 thread count Egyptian cotton woven by Brazil's premier luxury manufacturer, Artelassê. Each stateroom also has a bit of France via L'Occitane shower and bath kits.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 - Manaus, Rio Negro
This afternoon we embark on the Motor Yacht Tucano inManaus, Brasil. We depart on the Rio Negro and as the vessel glidesupstream we will have our first talk about Amazon environments.By late afternoon we enter one of the world’s largest river islandsystems, the Anavilhanas Archipelago. The boat will weave alonga winding channel with rainforest on both sides in a riot of brilliantvegetation. Weather permitting, we will go for a launch excursionin the gnarled and dense flooded forest along the river’s edge. Wemay see some Squirrel Monkeys and we may hear the other-worldlygrowls of Howler Monkeys echoing through the primitive rainforest.The Amazon has one of the greatest collection of birds in the worldand we are sure to see some of these brightly colored jewels perchedin the treetops. We return to the M/Y Tucano for hors d’oeuvres on the observationdeck and a toast to the rainforest sunset. Following dinner we willembark in our launches in search of nocturnal creatures such asthe Caiman, the Amazon’s crocodilians. We may also see one ofthe large night birds such as a Great Potoo, with its bulging eyesand large mouth, adapted to swallow the huge Mariposa Moths. (D)
Day 2 - Day 2 - Rio Negro
Shortly after sunrise this morning we explore the Anavilhanas Archipelago, a reserve that includes the world’s largest system of river islands and also areas of tall dense rainforest. Here we will see the strange environment called the Igapó, the black water flooded forest where dense forests grow right out of the dark water of the Rio Negro. Mid morning we return to the vessel for a hearty Brasilian breakfast. After some time to relax, weather permitting we will disembark at mid-morning and will go for a walk in the type of rainforest known as the Terra Firme. Here we have a good chance to see the markings, if not the animals themselves, of some of the Amazon’s great mammals like peccaries (wild pigs) or even a jaguar.Around mid-day return to the vessel for lunch and a siesta. In the afternoon we will excursion in our launches along the edges of the dense forest and listen to the sunset chorus of birds, howler monkeys, and frogs. Weather permitting, tonight we will have an excursion to spot caiman (the Amazon’s crocodiles) and other nocturnal creatures. We very often see arboreal porcupines or sloths scrambling high in the limbs. (BLD)
Day 3 - Day 3 - Rio Negro
Today we will voyage to the west side of the Rio Negro andcontinue to scout in our launches and walk in the forest. We willexplore according to the weather and water depth areas rarely visitedby anyone else. Tonight the M/Y Tucano goes downstream and riverdepth permitting, will enter an east bank affluent of the Rio Negroand explore on deep into the rainforest on this small river. After ournocturnal exploration of the rainforest in our launches and we returnto the Motor Yacht Tucano for “Caipirinha Night” on and perhaps trya bit of samba on the top deck. (BLD)
Day 4 - Day 4 - Confluence of Amazon and Negro Rivers
We begin the day with a dawn excursion hunting for wakeningwildlife followed by a full Brasilian breakfast. We will then go onelast time into the forest. In the mid-afternoon we will begin to journeydownstream to arrive late in the day at the “Encontra das Aguas” astark several mile long line where two of the world’s largest rivers,the Amazon and the Rio Negro join in a turbulent maelstrom. Herethe dark water of the Negro runs beside the opaque brown water ofthe Amazon. At sunset the M/Y Tucano will once again turn her bowsupstream on the Rio Negro and journey to our overnight anchoragenorth of the City of Manaus. As we pass in front of Manaus, we willmarvel at the scale of one of the world’s largest and most vibrantport cities, that is over one thousand miles from the sea. Tonight wewill have a farewell dinner and prepare for an early departure in themorning. (BLD)
Day 5 - Day 5 - Manaus
Early this morning, after a hearty breakfast, all guestsdisembark from the M/Y Tucano. (B)
Day 6 - Please Note:
Please note that all of our trips are exploratory and we adapt thevessel course to maintain an interesting cruise. We may alter theitinerary due to low river levels. But this does not diminish the cruise,instead it allows us to improvise in seeking interesting places to visit.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
02-03-202006-03-2020USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
02-03-202006-03-2020USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
02-03-202006-03-2020USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
16-03-202020-03-2020USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
16-03-202020-03-2020USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
16-03-202020-03-2020USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
13-04-202017-04-2020USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
13-04-202017-04-2020USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
13-04-202017-04-2020USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
11-05-202015-05-2020USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
11-05-202015-05-2020USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
11-05-202015-05-2020USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
25-05-202029-05-2020USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
25-05-202029-05-2020USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
25-05-202029-05-2020USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
08-06-202012-06-2020USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
08-06-202012-06-2020USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
08-06-202012-06-2020USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
22-06-202026-06-2020USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
22-06-202026-06-2020USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
22-06-202026-06-2020USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
06-07-202010-07-2020USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
06-07-202010-07-2020USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
06-07-202010-07-2020USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
20-07-202024-07-2020USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
20-07-202024-07-2020USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
20-07-202024-07-2020USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
03-08-202007-08-2020USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
03-08-202007-08-2020USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
03-08-202007-08-2020USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
17-08-202021-08-2020USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
17-08-202021-08-2020USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
17-08-202021-08-2020USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
14-09-202018-09-2020USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
14-09-202018-09-2020USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
14-09-202018-09-2020USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
28-09-202002-10-2020USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
28-09-202002-10-2020USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
28-09-202002-10-2020USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
12-10-202016-10-2020USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
12-10-202016-10-2020USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
12-10-202016-10-2020USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
26-10-202030-10-2020USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
26-10-202030-10-2020USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
26-10-202030-10-2020USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
09-11-202013-11-2020USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
09-11-202013-11-2020USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
09-11-202013-11-2020USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
23-11-202027-11-2020USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
23-11-202027-11-2020USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
23-11-202027-11-2020USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
14-12-202018-12-2020USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
14-12-202018-12-2020USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
14-12-202018-12-2020USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
04-01-202108-01-2021USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
04-01-202108-01-2021USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
04-01-202108-01-2021USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
18-01-202122-01-2021USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
18-01-202122-01-2021USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
18-01-202122-01-2021USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
01-02-202105-02-2021USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
01-02-202105-02-2021USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
01-02-202105-02-2021USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
15-02-202119-02-2021USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
15-02-202119-02-2021USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
15-02-202119-02-2021USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
01-03-202105-03-2021USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
01-03-202105-03-2021USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
01-03-202105-03-2021USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
15-03-202119-03-2021USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
15-03-202119-03-2021USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
15-03-202119-03-2021USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
12-04-202116-04-2021USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
12-04-202116-04-2021USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
12-04-202116-04-2021USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
26-04-202130-04-2021USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
26-04-202130-04-2021USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
26-04-202130-04-2021USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
10-05-202114-05-2021USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
10-05-202114-05-2021USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
10-05-202114-05-2021USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
24-05-202128-05-2021USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
24-05-202128-05-2021USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
24-05-202128-05-2021USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
07-06-202111-06-2021USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
07-06-202111-06-2021USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
07-06-202111-06-2021USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
21-06-202125-06-2021USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
21-06-202125-06-2021USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
21-06-202125-06-2021USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
05-07-202109-07-2021USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
05-07-202109-07-2021USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
05-07-202109-07-2021USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
19-07-202123-07-2021USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
19-07-202123-07-2021USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
19-07-202123-07-2021USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
02-08-202106-08-2021USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
02-08-202106-08-2021USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
02-08-202106-08-2021USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
16-08-202120-08-2021USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
16-08-202120-08-2021USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
16-08-202120-08-2021USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
13-09-202117-09-2021USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
13-09-202117-09-2021USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
13-09-202117-09-2021USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
27-09-202101-10-2021USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
27-09-202101-10-2021USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
27-09-202101-10-2021USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
11-10-202115-10-2021USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
11-10-202115-10-2021USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
11-10-202115-10-2021USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
25-10-202129-10-2021USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
25-10-202129-10-2021USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
25-10-202129-10-2021USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
08-11-202112-11-2021USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
08-11-202112-11-2021USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
08-11-202112-11-2021USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
22-11-202126-11-2021USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
22-11-202126-11-2021USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
22-11-202126-11-2021USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom
13-12-202117-12-2021USD $1,750Green Category Stateroom
13-12-202117-12-2021USD $2,600Blue Category Single Stateroom
13-12-202117-12-2021USD $2,600Yellow Category Stateroom

Inclusions

    • This cruise offers an authentic experience and one where travelers can capture the spirit of the greatest wilderness on earth
    • Visit some of the most essential areas to observe the wildlife and culture of the rainforest. Our journey includes travel on two of the most storied rivers in the Amazon, The Rio Negro where we enter and explore a UNESCO World Heritage site and the Amazon River itself
    • Walk in towering rainforests, glide along narrow streams deep in the forest, and explore flooded grasslands that stretch from horizon to horizon

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