Amazon Cruise (3 Days)
Monday - Meeting at the lobby of the Tropical Hotel at 14:00 hrs. Boarding and depart toward Amazon River while we enjoy a welcome drink and listen to the information about route and facilities. After a snack we meet us in the leisure room for lectures about Amazon where we will get a good start on understanding Amazon ecology while the vessel take us the Amazon upstream. Before dinner we may already ordered a Caipirinha, the national drink of Brazil. After dinner we will explore the river`s edge with powerful searchlights and we see caiman, close relatives of crocodile, sometimes including night-hawks, snakes, toro-rats, sloth and frogs.
Tuesday - We wake up in 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. The piranha fishing in late afternoon is not only for passionate anglers then there are 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 and admire at the millions of stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere.
Wednesday - A last exploring for bird-watching and good chances to see the Victoria Regia, the giant water lilies in the January 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 enjoin breakfast the boat starts navigation toward the "Meeting of the Waters". A unique spectacle where the bright coloured water of the Amazon and the dark water of the Negro flows side by side without mixing for many miles. Now we return to the Tropical landing stage while we past Manaus port, with views of the floating docks, market, old custom house and the dome of the Opera house, arriving at 11:30 am. End of services.
Dates & Prices
Prices Per Person NZ$:
3 star 4 star
2016-7 Double Single Double Single
Jan-Dec $1025 $1535 $1435 $2155