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AMAZON & NEGRO RIVER CLIPPER CRUISE
6 days / 5 nights
Being the sum of the two other trips, this cruise gets people acquainted with the two different "Amazonias" (white waters and black waters). Passengers board on Monday and remain on board until on Saturday. Care is taken to minimize repetition in the area of "The Meeting of the Waters" and Janauary Lake.
|DAY 1 - Monday
Depart Hotel Tropical landing-stage at 14:30 hrs. Presentation on board of staff, route and facilities. Navigation to the "Meeting of the Waters". Observation. Navigation in the Xiborena and Careiro region to Curari. Canoe trip in smaller creeks to see life on the flood plains: jute, market-garden produce, rubber trees, as well as flood plain forest and lakes with giant water lilies (in season). This trip returns after sunset, so that we can observe night life, including caimans. Navigation up the Amazon (the upper part of it called Solimões by the natives) to Lake Janauaca. Dinner on the way.
|DAY 2 - Tuesday
Early morning canoe trip for bird-watching. There are good chances of seeing Hoatzins and large flocks of Egrets and Cormorants. Breakfast. Walk in the forest with commentaries by the specialist. 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. Lunch. Navigation. Fishing for piranhas and other types of fish. Dinner. Night trip to see nocturnal animals, sometimes including night-hawks, snakes, toro-rats, sloth and frogs. Navigation.
|DAY 3 - Wednesday
Early morning bird-watching trip in the Janauary Ecological Park and nearby waterways. Breakfast. Navigation past Manaus port, with views of the floating docks, market, old custom house and houses on stilts. Navigation to the Pagodão river (tributary of the Negro). Canoe trip shortly before sunset, returning after dark, with the possibility of observing nocturnal animals and perceive the change in the forest as night falls. Dinner. Navigation to Açu Creek or nearby tributaries.
|DAY 4 - Thursday
Canoe trip at sunrise for bird watching. Breakfast. Walk in the forest with commentaries by the specialist. Observation of the flora. Visit to a "caboclo" family. Chance to see the local way of life, preparation of manioc flour (the staple foodstuff of the Amazon), the health and education situation of the children etc. Lunch. Fishing for piranhas. Navigation through the Anavilhanas, the world's largest fresh water archipelago, more then 1000 miles from the ocean. Navigation. Dinner. Night trip to see caimans and possibly frogs, sloth, snakes and other species, depending on the season.
|DAY 5 - Friday
Breakfast. Visit to the village of Novo Airão, with its handicraft boat yards where the "AMAZON CLIPPER" was built, sawmills, market and other activities. Navigation to Praia Grande or other white sand beach. Swimming if conditions permit, and observation of the vegetation of sandy areas. Lunch. Canoe trip in Lake Acajatuba or adjacent lake domains to see typical flora (rubber trees, Brazil nuts, useful palm trees of various types). Dinner. Navigation.
|DAY 6 - Saturday
Lake Janauary. Canoe trip at sunrise for bird watching. Breakfast. Navigation to the "Meeting of the Waters". Return to the Tropical Hotel landing-stage, with fine views of Manaus waterfront. Arrival at 11:30 hrs. End of services.
|The program includes
- Welcolme drink, all meals, accommodation in double cabins with bunk berths and excursions as described in the itinerary, bilingual guide.
- If you don't have a travel companion, we will try to find a companionable roommate.
|Prices do not include - Alcoholic beverages or soft drinks, personal expenses, transfers, travel insurance and anything else not listed as included.
|Changes in Routing
- We reserve the right to change itineraries without consulting or warning participants of the tour, depending on the natural conditions prevailing at the time, such as weather conditions or river water level. The Captain has full authorization to modify itineraries in the interest of the passengers and the safe of the vessel, and to ensure the better enjoyment of the trip.
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