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Brazil Amazon Cruise aboard Desafio

Brazil Amazon Cruise aboard Desafio

Overview / Highlights


Come and explore the mysterious of the Amazon aboard the M/V Desafio, a classical schooner that offers guests old world charm and a comfortable, intimate atmosphere on Brazil's mighty Amazon. She has recently undergone a major renovation, and her cabins have been enlarged and facilities updated to make your stay more comfortable!

With only 12 cabins, the vessel is small enough to explore remote areas and for passengers to get to know their fellow travelers; but still spacious enough to provide comfort and casual elegance. Cruises begin in and end in Manaus, exploring the Anavilhanas Islands, the majestic Rio Negro and the legendary Amazon River, by canoe and on foot, along the way.




Manaus, Amazon Cruise

Tour Program Summery Outline

  • Day 1 : Arrive Manaus
  • Day 2 : Manaus - Amazon Cruise (Activities)
  • Day 3 : Amazon Cruise (Activities)
  • Day 4 : Amazon Cruise (Activities)
  • Day 5 : Amazon Cruise - Manaus / Departure
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  • 1 night accommodations Tropical Manaus (or similar) Hotel.
  • 3 nights aboard the luxury yacht M/V Desafio (Amazon cruise)
  • Breakfast daily

  • All meals and excursions per itinerary
  • All transfers and sightseeing as indicated
  • Locally hosted by English speaking guides
  • All hotel tax and service charges


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Day 1: Arrive Manaus

Early morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Manaus. Meeting and assistance upon arrival in Manaus and transfer to the Tropical Hotel. The balance of day at leisure. (B)

Day 2: Manaus - Amazon Cruise (Activities)

After breakfast, transfer to the pier and board the luxury yacht M/V Desafio. Your yacht is over 108 feet long, fully air-conditioned with a sundeck, covered deck, bar, restaurant and salon. Each cabin has a private bathroom, and sound system. We begin the cruise with a view of the city from the Amazon River and the famous Meeting of the Waters, where the Negro and the Solimoes Rivers join together to form the immense Amazon River. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Amazon Cruise (Activities)

After an early breakfast, an intimate encounter with the jungle as we walk through the rain forest to explore the lush flora and fauna of the Amazon. Return to the boat for a refreshing swim, then we set sail for Samauma Island in the Anavilhanas Archipelago.
Board motor boats this evening for an exciting search for alligators by flashlight. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Amazon Cruise (Activities)

Awake to the concert of birds as we navigate to Santa Maria, a typical Caboclo Indian village, to observe their daily lifestyle. Return to the boat for lunch while sailing. Afternoon excursion to fish the aggressive piranha.
Evening lake excursion by canoe. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Amazon Cruise - Manaus

Departure Early morning bird watching excursion. Return to the boat and start navigating toward Manaus.
Transfer to the airport for your continued flights.


Not Included:
  • Alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages
  • International or domestic airfares
  • Cost of Medical Emergencies including evacuation
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenirs or additional services
  • Travel insurance
  • Cost of relevant visas
  • Anything else not listed as included