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Amazon & Rio Negro Cruises

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3 to 6 Days
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$798-$2,298
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SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Single travelers staying in a room by themselves will be charged this additional single supplement fee, as all of our regular prices are otherwise based on double occupancy.

SINGLE SHARE OPTIONS (if available)
If you are traveling alone and wish to share a room, we will make every effort to find you a roommate of the same gender, in which case you will not have to pay the single supplement fee. The single supplement will be charged until we are able to confirm a roommate for you. If we are able to match you with a roommate, the single supplement will be refunded. In the event that we cannot find a share for you, you will be required to pay the single supplement fee.

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Brazil

Amazon & Rio Negro Cruises

Destinations

  • Tropical Hotel - Depart
  • Janauaca Lake
  • Lago Janauari Ecological Park
  • Meeting of the Waters
  • Rio Negro
  • Anavilhanas National Park
  • Natives Community

Highlights

  • Meeting of the Waters - The confluence of the two biggest rivers on earth
  • Anavilhanas National Park - One of the largest river archipelagos in the world
  • Janauary Ecological Park - and Victoria Regia Lake (giant water lilly lake)
  • Explore the Amazon Rainforest with Naturalist Guides
  • Wildlife viewing, hiking, canoeing, swimming, stargazing and much more!
  • Authentic interaction with indigenous Amazonian natives
  • Learn about the Flora and Fauna of the Amazon from experts
  • Choose your level of comfort, Traditional or Luxury, both with a/c.

Itinerary at a Glance

  • DAY 1 Depart from Manaus, Nocturnal Wildlife Viewing
  • DAY 2 Janauaca Lake
  • DAY 3 Lago Janauari Ecological Park
  • DAY 4 Anavilhanas National Park
  • DAY 5 Native Community
  • DAY 6 Meeting of the Waters

Brazil Amazon Cruise Options

Traditional Fleet

3-day Amazon River Cruise (Mondays to Wednesdays) $798/person
4-day Rio Negro Cruise (Wednesdays to Saturdays) $1,099/person
6-day Amazon & Negro Cruise (Mondays to Saturdays)  $1,648/person

PREMIUM Fleet

3-day Amazon River Cruise (Mondays to Wednesdays) $1,148/person
4-day Rio Negro Cruise (Wednesdays to Saturdays) $1,548/person
6-day Amazon & Negro Cruise (Mondays to Saturdays) $2,298/person

Above prices are per-person for the cruise only

Amazon & Rio Negro Cruises

Wild Planet's Amazon Cruises are designed for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, with maximum wildlife viewing. We take care to seek out wildlife that is rare, off the beaten path, and in greater numbers than you will see on conventional tours. Our expert naturalist guides will educate you in the field so your experience is intimate and unparalleled.

Detailed Itinerary - 3 Days / 2 Nights Amazon River Cruise

DAY 1 Nocturnal Wildlife

Meet at the lobby of the Tropical Hotel at 14:00 hrs. Board and depart towards the Amazon River while we enjoy a welcome drink and listen to information about the route and facilities. After a snack we meet in the leisure room for lectures about the Amazon where we will get a good start on understanding Amazonian ecology while the vessel takes us upstream. After dinner we will explore the river's edge with powerful searchlights and we see caiman, close relatives of crocodile, night-hawks, snakes, toro-rats, sloths, and frogs.

DAY 2 Janauaca Lake

We wake up on the Janauaca Lake and start an early exploration by canoe of the waking forest. We will keep our eyes open for birds and enjoy the Pink River dolphins. We return for breakfast, followed by a walk in the forest, and a visit to the inhabitants of the lake who live from manioc plantations, fishing, diverse fruit trees, rubber, Brazil-nut trees, wood, and other extractive products. Piranha fishing in late afternoon and good chances of seeing hoatzins and large flocks of egrets. After dinner we will explore the forest in our canoes with the possibility of observing nocturnal animals. Admire the billions of stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere.

DAY 3 Meeting of the Waters

Final bird-watching and opportunity to see the Victoria Regia, the giant water lilies in the Lago Janauari Ecological Park. We explore the mysterious flooded forest by canoe, or walking on catwalks, observing wildlife in the trees and in the water. While we enjoy breakfast, the boat starts navigating towards the "Meeting of the Waters". This is unique spectacle where the bright colored water of the Amazon River and the dark water of the Rio Negro flow side by side without mixing for many miles. Pass the Manaus Port, with views of the floating docks, markets, old custom houses, and the dome of the opera house, as we make our way back to the Tropical Hotel landing, arriving at 11:30 am.

Detailed Itinerary - 4 Days / 3 Nights Rio Negro Cruise

DAY 1 Nocturnal Wildlife

Meet at the lobby of the Tropical Hotel at 14:00 hrs. Board and depart upstream on the Rio Negro while we enjoy a welcome drink and listen to information about the route and facilities. After a snack we meet in the leisure room for lectures about the Amazon where we will get a good start on understanding Amazonian ecology and preservation. After dinner we will explore little creeks in our canoes and listen to the sounds of nocturnal animals with the possibility of observing birds, frogs, snakes and caimans.

DAY 2 Anavilhanas National Park

Early morning we explore the surroundings along the waters edge in our canoes and find fruit-eating birds like parrots and toucans. After breakfast we go for a jungle walk to discover many surprising fragrances in leaves, fruits, woods, and animals. Around midday we return and go for a swim before lunch. In the afternoon we navigate through the Anavilhanas National Park, one of the world`s largest fresh water archipelagos, a labyrinth of waterways. In the late afternoon we embark in the canoes and learn more about this wonderful nature park.

DAY 3 Native Community

Early this morning we spend a little time fishing for piranhas and other river fish. After breakfast we visit a "Natives Community" where we find many of the typical Amazonian fruits like Cupuacu and Tapereba, and palm trees like Acai, Tucuma and Pupunha. We learn about the preparation of manioc flour and the health and education situation of the children. After lunch we land on one of the white sandy beaches to swim in the dark water. Exploring by canoe and scouting for wildlife in the late afternoon. Dinner while we make our way towards the Amazon River.

DAY 4 Lago Janauari Ecological Park

Final bird-watching and opportunity to see the Victoria Regia, the giant water lilies in the Lago Janauari Ecological Park. We explore the mysterious flooded forest by canoe, or walking on catwalks, observing wildlife in the trees and in the water. While we enjoy breakfast, the boat starts navigating towards the "Meeting of the Waters". This is unique spectacle where the bright colored water of the Amazon River and the dark water of the Rio Negro flow side by side without mixing for many miles. Pass the Manaus Port, with views of the floating docks, markets, old custom houses, and the dome of the opera house, as we make our way back to the Tropical Hotel landing, arriving at 11:30 am.

Detailed Itinerary - 6 Days / 5 Nights Amazon & Rio Negro Cruise

DAY 1 Nocturnal Wildlife

Meet at the lobby of the Tropical Hotel at 14:00 hrs. Board and depart towards the Amazon River while we enjoy a welcome drink and listen to information about the route and facilities. After a snack we meet in the leisure room for lectures about the Amazon where we will get a good start on understanding Amazonian ecology while the vessel takes us upstream. After dinner we will explore the river's edge with powerful searchlights and we see caiman, close relatives of crocodile, night-hawks, snakes, toro-rats, sloths, and frogs.

DAY 2 Janauaca Lake

We wake up on the Janauaca Lake and start an early exploration by canoe of the waking forest. We will keep our eyes open for birds and enjoy the Pink River dolphins. We return for breakfast, followed by a walk in the forest, and a visit to the inhabitants of the lake who live from manioc plantations, fishing, diverse fruit trees, rubber, Brazil-nut trees, wood, and other extractive products. Piranha fishing in late afternoon and good chances of seeing hoatzins and large flocks of egrets. After dinner we will explore the forest in our canoes with the possibility of observing nocturnal animals. Admire the billions of stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere.

DAY 3 Lago Janauari Ecological Park

Early bird-watching and opportunity to see the Victoria Regia, the giant water lilies in the Lago Janauari Ecological Park. We will visit several types of forest including the strange and beautiful seasonally flooded forest known by Amazon Indians as the Igapo and the fantastically rich varzea forest. While we enjoy breakfast, the boat starts navigating towards the "Meeting of the Waters". This is unique spectacle where the bright colored water of the Amazon River and the dark water of the Rio Negro flow side by side without mixing for many miles. We begin to navigate the Rio Negro upstream and pass the Manaus Port, with views of the floating docks, markets, old custom houses, and the dome of the opera house. After dinner we will explore the forest in our canoes and listen to the chorus of birds and frogs with the possibility of observing nocturnal animals.

DAY 4 Anavilhanas National Park

Early morning we explore the surroundings along the waters edge in our canoes and find fruit-eating birds like parrots and toucans. After breakfast we go for a jungle walk to discover many surprising fragrances in leaves, fruits, woods, and animals. Around midday we return and go for a swim before lunch. In the afternoon we navigate through the Anavilhanas National Park, one of the world`s largest fresh water archipelagos, a labyrinth of waterways. In the late afternoon we embark in the canoes and learn more about this wonderful nature park.

DAY 5 Native Community

Early this morning we spend a little time fishing for piranhas and other river fish. After breakfast we visit a "Natives Community" where we find many of the typical Amazonian fruits like Cupuacu and Tapereba, and palm trees like Acai, Tucuma and Pupunha. We learn about the preparation of manioc flour and the health and education situation of the children. After lunch we land on one of the white sandy beaches to swim in the dark water. Exploring by canoe and scouting for wildlife in the late afternoon. Dinner while we make our way towards the Amazon River.

DAY 6 Meeting of the Waters

While we enjoy breakfast, the boat starts navigating towards the "Meeting of the Waters". Return to the Tropical Hotel landing, arriving at 11:30 am.

 

Brazil Lodging

AMAZON & RIO NEGRO RIVERBOATS

Otter Premium

Capacity: 18 Passengers

Boat Style: Luxury Riverboat

Length: 27 Meters (88 Feet)

Beam: 7.5 Meters (30 Feet)

Draft: 1.2 Meters (04 Feet)

Speed: 10 Knots

Engine: 2; 120 hp each

Generators: 2; 40 kwa each (110V / 60 Hz)

Crew: 1 captain, 3 sailors, 1 cook, 1 English-speaking field guide

 

Cabins: The Otter Premium hosts all guests in 9 spacious all-outside cabins, with lower beds, private bathroom facilities with hot shower, individual air-conditioning and safety box.

 

Description: The boat contains four decks. On the main deck are 5 cabins, on the second deck are 4 cabins and a window-lined dining room (air conditioned), which seats all passengeres leisurely at the same time. The third deck is an entertainment area with air-conditioned lecture room, library, bar with plenty of comfortable seating, and a large covered area for outdoor sightseeing, whirlpool, and outdoor shower. The last deck is a spacious sundeck with a fantastic 360-degree panoramic view.

Premium Riverboat

Capacity: 32 Passengers

Boat Style: Luxury Riverboat

Length: 32 Meters (106 Feet)

Beam: 9 Meters (30 Feet)

Draft: 1 Meters (3 Feet)

Speed: 10 Knots

Engine: 2; 250 hp each

Generators: 2; 80 kwa each (110V / 60 Hz)

Crew: 1 captain, 5 sailors, 3 cooks, 2 English-speaking field guides

 

Cabins: The Premium hosts all guests in 16 spacious all-outside cabins, with lower beds, private bathroom facilities with hot shower, individual air-conditioning and safety box.

 

Description: The boat contains four decks. On the main deck are 8 cabins, on the second deck are 8 cabins and a window-lined dining room (air conditioned), which seats all passengeres leisurely at the same time. The third deck is an entertainment area with air-conditioned lecture room, library, tv/dvd roon, bar with plenty of comfortable seating, and a large covered area for outdoor sightseeing, whirlpool, and outdoor shower. The last deck is a spacious sundeck with a fantastic 360-degree panoramic view.

Amazon Clipper

Capacity: 16 Passengers

Boat Style: Regional Riverboat

Length: 20 Meters (66 Feet)

Beam: 5 Meters (17 Feet)

Draft: 1.2 Meters (4 Feet)

Speed: 10 Knots

Engine: 120 hp

Generators: 3; 15 kwa each (110V / 60 Hz)

Crew: 1 captain, 3 sailors, 1 cook, 1 English-speaking field guide

 

Cabins: The Amazon Clipper Traditional Riverboat hosts all guests in 8 air-conditioned cabins, with bunk beds and private bathroom facilities with shower.

 

Description: The boat contains three decks. On the main deck are 6 cabins, on the second deck are 2 cabins and a covered dining room, which seats all passengeres leisurely at the same time. The second deck also has a bar with a library. The last deck is a spacious sundeck with a fantastic 360-degree panoramic view, as well as covered area for outdoor sightseeing.

 

Brazil Activities

At a Glance

  • Wildlife Viewing by Riverboat, Canoe, and Foot
  • Nocturnal Wildlife Viewing
  • Fishing for Piranha
  • Cultural Interactions with Indigenous Communities
  • Meeting of the Waters
  • Stargazing
  • Evening Presentations on Amazon Rainforest Ecology

Exclusive Wildlife Activities

Fishing for Piranha

Several opportunities to fish the river for local fish, including piranha.

Other Activities

Wildlife Viewing by Riverboat, Canoe, and Foot

Explore several jungle reserves by canoe and foot. Float downstream amidst a tropical wonderland of old-growth rainforest, heavily laden with the heady scents of orchids and ylang ylang. Spot 8 species of primates, sloth, coati, and 800 species of birds as you walk the rainforest trails. The walking and canoeing is easy and allows for silent approach to wildlife. You'll also be able to spot wildlife right from the riverboat!

Nocturnal Wildlife Viewing

Explore the river's edge with powerful searchlights to see caiman, night-hawks, opossum, sloths, rainforest tree frogs, sleeping primates and more.

Cultural Interaction

Interact with native indigenous tribes in the Amazon and learn about their way of life, including the medicinal use of rainforest plants.

Stargazing

Admire the billions of stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere from the top deck of your riverboat.

 

Brazil Wildlife

Rare or Endangered Possible Sightings

Primates: Bare Ear Marmoset, Feline Night Monkey, Red-Nosed Bearded Saki Monkey, Emilae's marmoset
Other Animals: Harpy Eagle, Ocelot, Puma, Azara's Agouti, Punare, Colocolo

Likely Sightings

Primates: Gold & Black Howler Monkey, Black-Tailed Marmoset, Silvery marmoset, Emilia's Marmoset, Red-Handed Howler Monkey, Duski Titi, Brown Capuchin, White-whiskered spider monkey
Other Animals: Jaguar, Brazilian Tapir, South American Coati, Capybara Paca, Southern Tamandua (lesser anteater), Crab-Eating Fox, Pantanal Cat, Crab-Eating Raccoon, Tayra, Margay, Oncilla, Pampas Deer, Nine-Banded Long-Nosed Armadillo, Six-Banded Armadillo, Giant Armadillo

Prolific Sightings

Wild Planet's wildlife eco-tours and safaris are designed for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. We take care to seek out wildlife that is rare, off the beaten path, and in greater numbers than you will see on conventional tours. Our expert naturalist and biologist guides will educate you in the field so your experience is intimate and unparalleled. Still, wildlife viewing can unpredictable and requires patience and sensory awareness.

Primates: Brown Capuchin Monkey, Black Howler Monkey, Duski Titi Monkey, White-Whiskered Spider Monkey
Other Animals: Giant Otter, Neotropical Otter, Black Caiman, Spectacled Caiman, Collared Peccary, White-Lipped Peccary, Marsh Deer, Red Brocket Deer, Brown Brocket Deer, Brazilian Rabbit, Brazilian Porcupine, Short-Tailed Possum

 

Brazil FAQ

Brazil Facts for Visitors

Location

Brazil is located in Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean.

Size

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, with a total of 8,514,877 sq km

Language

The official and most widely spoken language in Brazil is Portuguese. Other languages include Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, English, and a large number of minor Amerindian languages.

Religion

Roman Catholic 73.6%, Protestant 15.4%, Other 11%

Currency

The currency of Brazil is the Brazilian Real.

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