Price per person
Until December 31, 2013
Departures from Monday to Saturday
The Amazon Clipper is a typical two-deck riverboat that has been designed exclusively for cruising the Amazon river and its tributaries. She is 66 feet long, 17 feet wide and she cruises at 10 knots. There are 8 double cabins, full capacity for 16 pax. Each cabin with bunk berths, private toilet facilities and night-time air conditioning. There is a covered but open-air serving as dining room-salon, with video and specialized library and boat-top sun deck outfitted with plenty of reclining chairs to enjoy the 360 degree panoramic vistas. She carries a crew of five in addition to the English speaking guide who is well versed in the flora and fauna of the rainforest. For those who wish the comfort of a luxury ship, we now present the new. Amazon Clipper Premium, a vessel unique in style that offers "simply the best" small-ship cruising in the Amazon. Large enough to offer spacious cabins with lower beds and inviting public spaces, but small enough to dock at remote spots and cruise to hidden locations due to the shallow draft of only 3 feet, the Amazon Clipper Premium is the perfect size for a comfortable cruise on the Amazon rivers.
Day 01 - Departure around 14:30 h from Tropical Manaus Hotel's landing stage. Introduction to crew, familiarization with the boat's facilities and itinerary. Welcome drinks.
Navigation past Manaus to the Xiborena region. Canoe trip in small creeks to see life on the flood plains: jute, market-garden produce, rubber trees, as well as flooded forest and lakes. This trip returns after sunset so that we can observe nightlife, including caimans. Navigation up the Amazon (the upper part of it is called the Solimões River by the natives) to Janauaca lake. Dinner en route onboard. Lodging Overnight onboard.
Day 02 - Daybreak Early morning canoe trip for bird watching. Meals Onboard. Day Visit the inhabitants of the lake who live from manioc plantations, fishing, varied fruit trees,rubber, Brazil-nut trees, wood and other extractive products. Walk in the forest with commentaries by the specialist. Afternoon fishing for piranhas and other types of fish. Night trip to see nocturnal animals. Navigation downstream on the Amazon. Lodging on board.
Day 03 - Daybreak Early morning bird-watching trip in the Janauary Ecological park or nearby waterways. Meals Onboard a.m. Navigation and observation of "Meeting of the Waters"phenomenon. Return to Manaus. p.m. Navigation past Manaus port. Sunset Canoe trip shortly before sunset, returning after dark, with the possibility of observing nocturnal animals. Lodging Onboard.
Day 04 - Meals Onboard a.m. Walk in the forest with commentaries by the specialist. Observation of the flora. Visit to a "caboclo" family. Chance to see the local way of life. p.m. Navigation through the Anavilhanas, the world's largest fresh water archipelago, more then 1000 miles from the ocean. Night Night trip to watch caimans,possibly frogs, sloths & other species, depending on season.
Day 05 - Meals Onboard a.m. Visit Novo Airão village, with its handicraft boat yards, sawmills, market. p.m. Navigation to Praia Grande or other white sand beach. Swimming if conditions permit, and observation of the vegetation of sandy areas. Canoe trip in lake Acajatuba or adjacent lake to see typical flora. Fishing for piranhas. Night trip to observe caimans. Lodging Onboard.
Day 06 - Daybreak Lake Janauary. Canoe trip at sunrise for bird watching, discovering the flood plain forest and lakes with giant water lilies (in season). Breakfast Onboard a.m.
Navigation back to Manaus with views of Manaus with its floating docks, market, old customs house and houses on stilts, to the Tropical Manaus Hotel landing stage,with a fine views of Manaus' waterfront. Arrival around 11:30 h & disembark. p.m. Departure Home or Extension Tri
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Travel to Amazon and Pantanal, it is recommended that people bring with them common drugs as well as antihistamines, insect repellents, sun protectors, sun glasses, camera, batteries, long trousers, long sleeves T shirts, swimming suits, cotton socks, hat, tennis shoes/ boots, sandals, light clothes and jogging suits or fleeces. To Pantanal we also recommend binoculars.
The Brazilian National Agency for Sanitary Vigilance recommends Yellow fever vaccination for people who travel in areas endemic to Brazil: Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Distrito Federal (Brasilia), Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pará, Rondínia, Roraima and Tocantins.
*There is no National or Reserva tax to pay in Amazon or Pantanal.
*For vegetarian food the additional cost, it will depend of the Cruise so please ask the requirement.
*The Cruise depart (14:00 pm) and arrive (11:30 am) at the LOBBY of the "Hotel Tropical" in Manaus. So, flight should arrive at least 2 hours before Cruise depart -from airport to Tropical Manaus is around 20 minutes. If you arrive at 12:00pm at the airport is ok.
From 45 days before the trip - $15.00 "cancelation fee"
From 44-30 days before the trip - 50% "cancelation fee"
Less than 30 days -"No refund"
Boat: AMAZON CLIPPER
Boat Style.: Regional Riverboat
Length.: 20 Meters (66 Feet)
Beam.: 05 Meters (17 Feet)
Draft.: 1,2 Meters (04 Feet)
Speed.: 10 Knots
Capacity.: 16 Passengers
Description.: 08 double air conditioned cabins with bunk berths and private toilet
facilities. Covered saloon with dinning area, bar and library. Panoramic sundeck with
360 panoramic view.
Boat Style.: Regional Riverboat
Length.: 32 Meters (106 Feet)
Beam.: 09 Meters (30 Feet)
Draft.: 01 Meters (03 Feet)
Speed.: 10 Knots
Capacity.: 32 Passengers
Description: spacious all-outside cabins, with lower beds, private bathroom facilities
With hot shower, individual air-conditioning and safety box. The boat's kitchen is fully
Equipped with freezers, charcoal filters and a plentiful supply of mineral water