Expedition cruising on the Amazon River

Explore the Central Amazon Ecological Corridor, the world's largest Amazon reserve and some of the most untouched rainforest in the Amazon. You'll see pink river dolphins, a kaleidoscope of colorful birds, magnificent rainforest trees draped with vines and carpeted with orchids, and monkeys chattering and cavorting in the trees. Swim at deserted beaches in water as pure and clean as rainwater, hike in forests where the only tracks are your own, and explore the river's edge from our launches, including evening excursions watching for nocturnal species!

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7 days easy walking on varied terrain, exploration on launches

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Expedition cruising in the Amazon—the greatest wilderness on earth
  • Listen to the exotic calls of birds and mammals and watch them from a forest trail or while scouting the river's edge in our launches
  • Visit the homes of deep forest settlers, learning what their lives are like living on the edge of this vast, trackless forest

Duration: 8 days Start Location: Manaus End Location: Manaus

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    Day 1 : Rendezvous in Manaus

    Meet in Manaus and board our boat to head up the Río Negro and into the world's largest river island system, the Anavilhanas Archipelago, with red macaws and toucans overhead.

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    Days 2 - 3 : Río Negro

    Explore the early-morning rainforest, with white-faced capuchin monkeys and dozens of squirrel monkeys, traipsing amid ferns and bromeliads under a canopy of trees 200 feet tall.

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    Days 4 - 5 : Río Jauaperi

    Visit some of the rainforest's indigenous people in their home, and push on to Río Jauaperi, looking for pink dolphins, tapirs, and capybaras. Opt for a nocturnal excursion.

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    Day 6 : Novo Airão

    Discover the town of Novo Airão, where 19th-century living is alive and well. Enjoy samba dancing and caipirinhas-the national lime juice cocktail-back on board.

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    Day 7 : Lago Janauari Ecological Park

    Walk on elevated boardwalks through the rainforest in Lago Janauari Ecological Park, and witness the phenomenon of Encontro das Aguas, where two rivers meet but do not merge for several miles.

  • Day 8 : Depart

     Enjoy a last morning on board, and disembark in Manaus where our trip ends.

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DATES: Best time to go: Year round Departures: May 3 - 10, 2014 May 17 - 24, 2014 Jun 14 - 21, 2014 Jun 28, 2014 - Jul 5, 2014 Jul 12 - 19, 2014 Jul 26, 2014 - Aug 2, 2014 Aug 9 - 16, 2014 Aug 23 - 30, 2014 Sep 13 - 20, 2014 Sep 27, 2014 - Oct 4, 2014 Oct 11 - 18, 2014 Oct 25, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014 Nov 8 - 15, 2014 Nov 22 - 29, 2014 Dec 6 - 13, 2014 Dec 20 - 27, 2014

PRICING:

2014 Prices (per person, in US$)

$3,450 ("Green" cabins - bunk beds with above and below berths)

$3,850 ("Yellow" cabins - two beds side by side) 

$1,725 Single supplement (available in "Green" cabins only) -- no charge if willing to share.

 

***Discounts for Children: Children 12 or under who share a room with an adult receive a discount of 50% off the Cruise Rate for whichever cabin category they select, subject to availability.


Properties shown are representative of the accommodations we use on this trip, may not be inclusive of all accommodations we use, and are subject to change.

Expert leadership is the key to an exciting, unforgettable experience. Our trips feature gifted leaders for whom leading trips is a true vocation. Besides showing you wonders you’d never find on your own, they make sure everything runs smoothly and safely without a hitch. They are knowledgeable about all aspects of your trip, and take great pleasure in sharing their insights with you. More than just guides, they positively elevate your experience by being teachers, companions, and the best of friends. You’ll be in good hands with them every step of the way.

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Many activities are optional and involve fairly easy travel. Trips may include short hikes of two to three hours or optional walks at low elevations. Includes less demanding sea kayaking and river rafting trips with Class I-II rapids.

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More active trips involving hiking over moderate terrain, usually - but not always - with vehicle support and at elevations less than 10,000 feet, or trips with long hiking days, multiple sea kayaking days, wilderness camping, or other invigorating activity. On many trips, you can elect to skip a day's activity, depending on logistics. Includes more demanding sea kayaking trips and river rafting trips with Class III rapids.

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