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!
7 days easy walking on varied terrain, exploration on launches
- 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: ManausDownload Detailed Itinerary
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DATES: Best time to go: Year round Departures: Dec 21 - 28, 2013 Jan 4 - 11, 2014 Jan 18 - 25, 2014 Feb 1 - 8, 2014 Feb 22, 2014 - Mar 1, 2014 Mar 8 - 15, 2014 Mar 22 - 29, 2014 Apr 5 - 12, 2014 Apr 19 - 26, 2014 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
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