Amazon Odyssey Cruise Tour 5 days -4 Nights
Amazon Odyssey Cruise 4NTS - (MON to FRI)
Sharing double cabin
Jan 14-18, Jan 28-Feb 01, Mar 04-08, Mar 18-22, Apr 01-05, Apr 15-19, May 13-17, Jun 17-21, Jul 01-05, Jul 15-19, Jul 29- Aug 02, Aug 12-16, Aug 26-30, Sep 09-13, Sep 30- Oct 04, Oct 14-18, Oct 28-Nov 01, Nov 11-15, Nov 25-29, Dec 16-20, Dec 30 - Jan 03 ('14).
Rates are subject to change without previous notice
There are two cabin categories on the M/Y Tucano:
04 Green Category cabins have bunk beds with above
and below berths.
05 Yellow Category cabins are larger and have beds
side by side.
Group Areas: Large forward facing salon and a full Top
Length: 80 feet
Maximum Width (beam): 21 feet
Standard Passenger Capacity: 18
Charter Passenger Capacity: 18-25
Cruising Range: 1000 miles
Air?conditioning: Central to all cabins
Electricity: 110 volt/ 60 cycle
Vessel Built and Launched: September 1997
?Single Occupancy: No single supplement is charged if a single traveler is willing to share a cabin with another same gender passenger. Passengers that request single accommodations pay a single supplement of 50% of the Green category cruise cost. The single cabins are in the Green category and are the smallest on the vessel. If single travelers wish to reserve a Yellow category cabin, they must pay the full fare for two travelers at the Yellow category rate. Single accommodations may not always be available.
?Discounts for Children: Children that are 12 years of age and 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.
Day 1 This afternoon we embark on the MOTOR YACHT TUCANO in Manaus, Brasil. We depart on the Rio Negro and as the vessel glides upstream We will have our first talk about Amazon environments. By late afternoon we enter one of the world's largest river island systems, the
Anavilhanas Archipelago. The boat will weave along a winding channel with rainforest on both sides in a riot of brilliant vegetation. Weather permitting, we will go for a launch excursion in the gnarled and dense flooded forest known as the Igapó. Along the river bank
we may see some Squirrel Monkeys and we may hear the other?worldly growls of Howler Monkeys echoing through the primitive rainforest. The Amazon has one of the greatest collection of birds in the world and we are sure to see some of these brightly colored
jewels perched in the treetops. We return to the M/Y TUCANO for hors d'oeuvres on the observation deck and a toast to the rainforest sunset. Following dinner we will embark in our launches in search of nocturnal creatures such as the Caiman, the Amazon's crocodilians.
We may also see one of the large night birds such as a Potoo with its bulging eyes and large mouth adapted to swallow the huge Mariposa Moths.
Day 2 Shortly after sunrise this morning we explore 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.
Day 3 This morning we awaken to another remote rainforest area where we will explore in our launches early in the morning, and walk in the forest in mid morning. During the middle of the day the vessel will venture downstream to a small village on the east bank of the Rio
Negro. Late this afternoon we will visit this community to learn how traditions help families survive in the remote interior. Later this evening our vessel will weigh anchor and we will voyage downstream through the night to the Xiborena Peninsula that divides the two of
the world's most storied rivers: the Rio Negro and the Amazon River.
Day 4 Rising early, we excursion in the Lago Janauari Ecological Park, a dense forest that is flooded with the coffee colored water of the Amazon River. We explore a labyrinth of small channels overhung with gargantuan trees and vines. Listening to the chatter of creatures
in the undergrowth we also keep our eyes open for monkeys, Three Toed Sloths, and the occasional Collared Anteater. By mid morning we return to the M/Y TUCANO for a hearty breakfast and some time to relax. Later this morning we foray off the vessel again to explore
this environment rich in life. Following lunch we navigate to the “Encontro das Aguas”, the several mile long joining of two of the world's greatest rivers, the Rio Negro and The Amazon. The dark and light waters run side by side for several miles without mixing. Often Pink
River Dolphins and also Grey River Dolphins leap and cavort along this stark line of contrasting currents. We then will turn our bows upstream to cruise on the Amazon River until the late afternoon. On Brazilian maps this river is given the name Rio Solimões ? but it is
the same vast, turbulent, mighty river that we know of as the Amazon. At this point in its course it has truly become the most magnificent river on the planet and carries fully 20% of all the fresh water on Earth. Late afternoon we will have another launch excursion in a fascinating environment known as the Varzea where we may angle for piranhas or thrill at brightly colored birds that hunt
in these the vast fields of waving grass. At sunset we slowly begin to ascend the Rio Negro, cruising along but not stopping at the Porto de Manaus, one of the world's great ports. More than a thousand miles from the sea, Manaus is the major port for much of the entire
Amazon. We will see boats of every imaginable shape and purpose that serve this continent sized forest. Tonight we will sample thenational drink of Brasil, the Caipirinha and have a farewell dinner.
Day 5 Early this morning travelers will disembark the vessel at the riverside dock of the Hotel Tropical.
End of the Services ,
Please note that all of our trips are exploratory and we adapt the vessel course to maintain an interesting cruise. We may alter the itinerary due to low river levels. But this does not diminish the cruise, instead it allows us to improvise in seeking interesting places to visit.
Degree of Difficulty: Good health is necessary. Though the trip does not include endurance hiking, participants should be able feel comfortable walking at a leisurely pace for 2 to 3 hours at a time.