Voyage to the heart of the Amazon Rainforest on an expedition cruise
This nine-day expedition voyage will take you to some of the most pristine rainforest in the Amazon. This is true wilderness, as you’ve never seen it before. A continental-size floodplain covering over 2.7 million square miles, almost entirely covered with primeval forest. And you’ll go deeper and further into it than most people can imagine.
Travelling by riverboat along the Rio Negro, you’ll end up around 200 miles from the starting point, exploring one of the least inhabited places on the planet. Cruising past orchids and bromeliads that cling to the limbs of overhanging trees, you’ll see colourful birds, iguanas and the occasional monkey mucking about in the branches overhead.
And that’s before you set foot in the forest. This incredible escape includes walks through the untouched wilderness, where you’ll see magnificent plants of every imaginable shape and size. Come the evening, you can sit back, relax and reflect on the exotic animals and plants that you saw during the day.
And if that’s not enough to have you reaching for the diary, you’ll even get to visit the homes of settlers who live deep within the forest learning about how they collect plants to use as medicine.
The great thing about this trip is that you’ll have plenty of time to relax, too. Take a swim in the clean, safe waters, enjoy a cook-out in breathtaking surroundings or simply sit back and watch the stunning sunsets. It’s entirely up to you…
The Inside Word
The fact that this trip manages to combine incredible wildlife, exploration, relaxation and fun! All thoughts of home will waft away on the warm breeze.
Learn Something New...
Whatever you see during this trip, whatever questions you have about the incredible world you’re exploring, there will be am experienced naturalist guide on hand with all the answers. Not only that, you’ll have several crew members with you all of whom grew up in the forest and know the place like the back of their proverbial hands.
Experience a Taste of...
Caipirinha! The Brazilian national cocktail, and probably the most delicious drink ever invented (in our humble opinion). It’s made with Cachaça, or rum, and fresh lime. Lots of it. With cocktail hour on the top deck of the boat every evening (accompanied by delicious hors d'oeuvres), you’ll soon see what we mean.
Your first steps into the Amazon Rainforest. This is nature on the grandest scale imaginable. You won’t want to put your camera away.
Flying Time From the UK
Over 20 hours, via Sao Paolo.
The Last Word
This is much more than an adventure holiday. It’s a voyage of discovery, with seven full days and seven nights of deep rainforest exploration. And the great thing is that it’s sophisticated, very comfortable and authentic.
The presence of our groups has a very positive impact on the places we visit. Not only does it provide income for the community in wages and material, but it involves a large number of local people in an economic relationship with forest preservation. While on these trips we are extremely careful not to disturb the natural areas we visit, leaving them as wild and undisturbed as we find them.
If you’re looking for something truly special, why not arrange an Amazon cruise exclusively for a group of friends or family? The motor yacht Tucano is available for small groups, with dates available every other Monday, for six days/five nights.
While all of our trips are family friendly, at certain times of year we offer specific fixed departures that include special activities designed to enhance children’s enjoyment making it even easier for families with young children.
We can tailor make any escape to suit your requirements, so if you wish to add some pre- or post-Amazon arrangements in Salvador or Rio, or perhaps a visit to Iguasu Falls, then just let us know.
£2880 to £3550 per person, based on two sharing seven nights on boat accommodation, including flights, transfers, meals as indicated on the itinerary, and a seven-day guided programme.