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Tucano Amazon Cruise – Amazon Voyage – Manaus, Brazil
- Manaus (Brazil)
- All Meals Included
- Guided Jungle Treks
- On-board Naturalist Guides
- Central Amazon Biosphere
- Small Group Excursions
- 8D/ 7N:
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Tucano Amazon Riverboat Cruise
Exploring some of the most untouched areas of the Amazon Rainforest, on the Tucano Riverboat you are guided down the Rio Negro and through areas of Amazon River out of reach on other tours. We are the only vessel able to tour one of the largest Amazonian reserves, the Central Amazon Ecological Corridor & Anavilhanas.
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Tucano Amazon Riverboat Expeditions
You begin the Tucano Amazon Cruise in Manaus, northern Brazil, and over seven full days you will travel with us upstream on the Rio Negro. You are not confined to the vessel and during daylight hours and often at night you can explore the forest with naturalist guides. We will show you Amazon wildlife like monkeys, birds, dolphins, and some rarer animals if we’re lucky.
We provide small boats so you can explore small streams and waterways of the Amazon River. Of an evening, you can join discussions about wildlife observed during the day and sometimes head out in small boats to see caiman.
Tucano Amazon Cruise – The Meeting of the Waters
On our Tucano Amazon Riverboat you will travel 200 miles from Manaus to explore the Amazon navigating the many tributaries en route. This is where the forest is at its most untouched. On the last days of the expedition, you will see the meeting of the Amazon River and the Rio Negro.
Because the rivers don’t readily mix you can see the dark Rio Negro running alongside the lighter Amazon River. The rivers remain unmixed for many miles. On the Tucano Cruise, you will also visit homes of deep forest settlers where you can chat about their way of life and hear about plants they utilise for medicine and food.
As part of our Tucano Amazon Cruise, you will visit flooded Amazon Rainforest where the water claims the land on the seasonal basis. Here, orchids and bromeliads cling to the branches. You will visit terra firme and varzea forests to see colourful birds, monkeys, and magnificent rainforest trees.
Tucano Amazon Cruise Expeditions
We accept a maximum of only 18 passengers on each cruise. This is so we stay focussed on Nature. On excursions, we divide into smaller groups guided by our onboard naturalists.
We see and do a great deal in the forest, but there is plenty of time to relax and have fun during the trip. We swim in some of the cleanest water in the world. The Rio Negro is almost identical to rainwater.
Our trips take place in one of the least inhabited parts of the Amazon, in the State of Amazonas, Brazil, one of the most pristine areas in all Amazonia.
Tucano Amazon Cruise Daily Schedule
The schedule varies each day, but you do follow a rough outline of activities. Every morning you wake with the sun to search for wildlife in small boats or trek through the forest in search of howler monkeys. You can then return mid-morning for a full Brazilian breakfast, relax, and go on another excursion into the forest. At around noon, the vessel gets underway and we travel until late afternoon, when most animals come out again to feed. About two hours before sunset, you can embark on an excursion to some other place of interest. In the evenings we have an informal talk about what we expect to see the following day. Some evenings, from the comfort of the small boats, we will spot wildlife with powerful searchlights.
Dates of Departure for 4 Night & 7 Night Cruises
Cruises in 2013
Cruise Dates, (Cruise Type) & Cabins Available
Dec 16-20 (2013) (compact cruise – 4N) / 4 cabins ($500 usd discount available!)
Dec 21-28 (2013) (expedition cruise – 7N) / Full
Dec 30 (2013) – Jan 03 (’14) (- 4N) / 4 cabins
Cruises in 2014
Cruise Dates, (Cruise Type) & Cabins Available
Jan 04-11 (2014) (expedition cruise 7N) / 5 cabins ($500 usd discount available!)
Jan 13-17 (2014) (compact cruise – 4N) / 3 cabins
Jan 18-25 (2014) (expedition cruise 7N) / 3 cabins
Jan 27-Jan 31 (2014) (compact cruise – 4N) / 2 cabins
Feb 01-08 (2014) (expedition cruise 7N) / 3 cabins
Feb 10-14 (compact cruise – 4N) / 3 cabins
Feb 22- Mar 01 (Vessel in Port)
Mar 03-07 (2014) (compact cruise – 4N) / 5 cabins
Mar 08-15 (2014) (expedition cruise 7N) / Full
Mar 17-21 (2014) (compact cruise – 4N) / 1 cabin
Mar 22-29 (2014) (expedition cruise 7N) / 2 cabins
Mar 31-Apr 04 (2014) (Vessel in Port)
Apr 05-12 (expedition Cruise 7N) / 4 cabins
Apr 14-18 (2014) (compact cruise – 4N) / 2 cabins
Apr 19-26 (2014) (expedition cruise 7N) / 7 Cabins
Apr 28-May 02 (2014) (Vessel in Port)
May 03-10 (expedition Cruise 7N) / 5 cabins
May 12-16 (2014) (compact cruise – 4N) / 7 cabins
May 17-24 (2014) (expedition cruise 7N) / 8 Cabins
May 26-30 (2014) (compact cruise – 4N) / 7 cabins
Jun 01-06 (2014) (Vessel in Port)
Jun 09-13 (2014) (compact cruise – 4N) / 5 cabins
Jun 14 World Cup Game, Manaus
Jun 14-21 (2014) (expedition cruise 7N) / 6 cabins
Jun 18 World Cup Game, Manaus
Jun 22 World Cup Game, Manaus
Jun 23-27 (2014) (compact cruise – 4N) / 2 cabins
Jun 25 World Cup Game, Manaus
Jun 28-Jul 05 (2014) (expedition cruise 7N) / 9 cabins
Jul 07-11 (2014) (compact cruise – 4N) / 7 cabins
Jul 12-19 (2014) (expedition cruise 7N) / 8 cabins
Jul 21-25 (2014) (compact cruise – 4N) / 7 cabins
Jul 26-Aug 02 (2014) (expedition cruise 7N) / 8 cabins
Aug 04-08 (2014) (compact cruise – 4N) / 6 cabins
Aug 09-16 (2014) (expedition cruise 7N) / 7 cabins
Aug 18-22 (2014) (compact cruise – 4N) / 6 cabins
Aug 23-30 (2014) (expedition cruise 7N) / 9 cabins
Sept 01-12 (2014) (2014) (Vessel in Port)
Sep 13-20 (2014) (expedition cruise 7N) / 9 cabins
Sep 22-26 (2014) (compact cruise – 4N) / 2 cabins
Sep 27-Oct 04 (2014) (expedition cruise 7N) / 8 cabins
Oct 06-10 (2014) (compact cruise – 4N) / 7 cabins
Oct 11-18 (2014) (expedition cruise 7N) / 8 cabins
Oct 20-24 (2014) (compact cruise – 4N) / 6 cabins
Oct 25- Nov 01 (2014) (expedition cruise 7N) / 9 cabins
Nov 03-07 (2014) (compact cruise – 4N) / 7 cabins
Nov 08-15 (2014) (expedition cruise 7N) / 9 cabins
Nov 17-21 (2014) (compact cruise – 4N) / 7 cabins
Nov 22-29 (2014) (expedition cruise 7N) / 9 cabins
Dec 01-05 (2014) (Vessel in Port)
Dec 06-13 (2014) (expedition cruise 7N) / 9 cabins
Dec 15-19 (2014) (compact cruise – 4N) / 7 cabins
Dec 20-27 (2014) (expedition cruise 7N) / 9 cabins
Dec 29 (2014) – Jan 03 (2015) (Vessel in Port)
Tucano Amazon Cruise Credentials
We have twice been recognized by National Geographic Adventure as being “One of the Best Tour Operators on Earth.”
Tucano Expedition Cruise Rates |
8 Days / 7 Nights (double occupancy):
The price above is per person, double occupancy. Included are accommodations, transfers, and meals as indicated in the itinerary. Bottled water served free of charge on the M/Y Tucano. Prices and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
Prices Do Not Include
Any airfare, departure taxes, visa fees, items of a personal nature.
Due to the early morning departure, it is necessary to stay one night at the Hotel Tropical. This hotel is where the Motor Yacht Tucano embarks passengers. We can book reservations upon booking. Check-in time is 12:00pm. Early check-in is available at additional cost.
Hotel Tropical, Manaus
Rates are per person in usd per night
No single supplement will be charged if the passenger is willing to share with another same sex passenger. Guests may request single occupancy with a fare supplement of 40% of the cruise cost. Single accommodations on the cruise may not always be available. The single cabins on the boat are not as large as the double cabins.
Discounts for Children
On regular departures children 12 years and under who share a room with an adult are eligible for a discount of 50% off the Cruise Rate, subject to cabin availability.
All of our trips are family friendly, but the scheduled “Family Departures” include some additional activities suitable for children. These departures are enjoyable for adults as well as children.
Some of the cabins on the M/Y Tucano can accommodate three travelers. This is helpful for families. These are cabins “3” and “4” where a third narrow bed can be placed between the single beds and cabin “0” which has a queen size bed and also a single bed. There is no discount for triple occupancy; passengers pay the double rate.
One of the cabins on the Tucano Amazon Cruise vessel can accommodate four travelers. This is helpful for families. Cabin “0” has a queen size bed, a single bed and another single bed in a small adjoining room with a private interconnecting door. All four travelers share the single small bathroom of Cabin “0”. Each passenger in quad occupancy must pay the double rate.
We can arrange airport tranfer if required:
1) – we can arrange a private transfer: cost is $50 p/person per transfer (includes english speaking escort and might include other Tucano travelers.
2) – we can arrange a SIT IN BUS : cost is $25 p/person per transfer (no escort – just driver)
Optional City Tour of Manaus
A three hour tour of Manaus is available the day prior to the cruise for $70 per person. The tour consists of a visit to the boisterous Mercado Municipal of Manaus and the Teatro da Amazonas, the famed Opera House of the Amazon. Included are the services of an English speaking guide, entrance fees and transportation. The city tour is recommended and is a wonderful contrast to the wildlife and pristine forest on the Tucano Amazon Cruise.