Trip Details

6-Night Trip on M/Y Tucano

Brazil Amazonas Wildlife River Cruise

Manaus, Brazil to Manaus, Brazil

Brazil Amazonas Wildlife River Cruise
Cruise up the Rio Negro on the M/Y Tucano through the Central Amazon Ecological Corridor, the world's largest rainforest preserve. Observe pink river dolphins, a kaleidoscope of colorful birds, and monkeys cavorting in the magnificent trees draped with vines and carpeted with orchids. Float over submerged forests and take a dip at one of the sandy beaches, hike through jungle where the only tracks are your own, and explore the river's edge from our launches, including morning excursions to hear the wakening forest and evening excursions to see nocturnal species. Delight in varied ecosystems from your river-facing cabin on this popular Amazon adventure.
  • Listen to the sounds of toucans and howler monkeys as the forest awakens
  • Explore the Anavilhanas Archipelago's flooded forests and remote villages by kayak and on foot
  • Visit the confluence of the Amazon and Rio Negro waters - an impressive sight to behold!

Minimum Age: 7
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
  • Safari, Animals, and Wildlife
Starting At
November 27, 2022 through N/A
Itinerary Overview
Day 1
Board the Motor Yacht Tucano and Voyage North on the Rio Negro
Day 3
Forest Walks & Wildlife Watching
Day 4
Scout the Rio Jaueperi
Day 5
Explore the West Bank of the Rio Negro
Day 6
Cruise the Amazon River and the Confluence of the Amazon and the Rio Negro
Day 7
Disembark from the Motor Yacht Tucano
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Dates & prices
Additional
Offers
December 10, 2022

to December 16, 2022

6 Nights from $3,150.00 (USD) Per Person
December 06, 2022 7:00 PM
December 24, 2022

to December 30, 2022

6 Nights from $3,150.00 (USD) Per Person
December 20, 2022 7:00 PM
January 07, 2023

to January 13, 2023

6 Nights from $3,150.00 (USD) Per Person
January 03, 2023 7:00 PM
January 21, 2023

to January 27, 2023

6 Nights from $3,150.00 (USD) Per Person
January 17, 2023 7:00 PM
February 18, 2023

to February 24, 2023

6 Nights from $3,150.00 (USD) Per Person
February 14, 2023 7:00 PM
March 04, 2023

to March 10, 2023

6 Nights from $3,150.00 (USD) Per Person
February 28, 2023 7:00 PM
April 01, 2023

to April 07, 2023

6 Nights from $3,150.00 (USD) Per Person
March 28, 2023 7:00 PM
April 15, 2023

to April 21, 2023

6 Nights from $3,150.00 (USD) Per Person
April 11, 2023 7:00 PM
May 13, 2023

to May 19, 2023

6 Nights from $3,150.00 (USD) Per Person
May 09, 2023 7:00 PM
May 27, 2023

to June 02, 2023

6 Nights from $3,150.00 (USD) Per Person
May 23, 2023 7:00 PM
June 10, 2023

to June 16, 2023

6 Nights from $3,150.00 (USD) Per Person
June 06, 2023 7:00 PM
June 24, 2023

to June 30, 2023

6 Nights from $3,150.00 (USD) Per Person
June 20, 2023 7:00 PM
July 08, 2023

to July 14, 2023

6 Nights from $3,150.00 (USD) Per Person
July 04, 2023 7:00 PM
July 22, 2023

to July 28, 2023

6 Nights from $3,150.00 (USD) Per Person
July 18, 2023 7:00 PM
August 05, 2023

to August 11, 2023

6 Nights from $3,150.00 (USD) Per Person
August 01, 2023 7:00 PM
August 19, 2023

to August 25, 2023

6 Nights from $3,150.00 (USD) Per Person
August 15, 2023 7:00 PM
September 09, 2023

to September 15, 2023

6 Nights from $3,150.00 (USD) Per Person
September 05, 2023 7:00 PM
October 07, 2023

to October 13, 2023

6 Nights from $3,150.00 (USD) Per Person
October 03, 2023 7:00 PM
October 21, 2023

to October 27, 2023

6 Nights from $3,150.00 (USD) Per Person
October 17, 2023 7:00 PM
November 04, 2023

to November 10, 2023

6 Nights from $3,150.00 (USD) Per Person
October 31, 2023 7:00 PM
November 18, 2023

to November 24, 2023

6 Nights from $3,150.00 (USD) Per Person
November 14, 2023 7:00 PM
December 09, 2023

to December 15, 2023

6 Nights from $3,150.00 (USD) Per Person
December 05, 2023 7:00 PM
December 23, 2023

to December 29, 2023

6 Nights from $3,150.00 (USD) Per Person
December 19, 2023 7:00 PM
Additional
Offers
December 10, 2022

December 16, 2022

December 24, 2022

December 30, 2022

January 07, 2023

January 13, 2023

January 21, 2023

January 27, 2023

February 18, 2023

February 24, 2023

March 04, 2023

March 10, 2023

April 01, 2023

April 07, 2023

April 15, 2023

April 21, 2023

May 13, 2023

May 19, 2023

May 27, 2023

June 02, 2023

June 10, 2023

June 16, 2023

June 24, 2023

June 30, 2023

July 08, 2023

July 14, 2023

July 22, 2023

July 28, 2023

August 05, 2023

August 11, 2023

August 19, 2023

August 25, 2023

September 09, 2023

September 15, 2023

October 07, 2023

October 13, 2023

October 21, 2023

October 27, 2023

November 04, 2023

November 10, 2023

November 18, 2023

November 24, 2023

December 09, 2023

December 15, 2023

December 23, 2023

December 29, 2023

About M/Y Tucano

Ship Overview
M/Y Tucano
Though not a luxury craft, M/Y Tucano is a very comfortable expedition vessel. It has large, comfortable cabins lined with handsome, solid-wood paneling, and plentiful windows throughout the boat so you can always be on the lookout for the birds, mammals, and foliage of the rainforest. The Tucano is an ideal place to rest, read a good novel, and soak in splendid vistas.
Ship Details
Laundromats
Deck Plan Details
Deck plans are not yet available
Accommodations
MT Sobek: Brazil Amazonas Wildlife River Cruise

Guides
MT Sobek: Brazil Amazonas Wildlife River Cruise

Inclusions/Exclusions
MT Sobek: Brazil Amazonas Wildlife River Cruise

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
Accommodations in Manaus pre and post-cruise
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
What To Expect
MT Sobek: Brazil Amazonas Wildlife River Cruise

Reason #01

MT Sobek has sent guests on adventure cruises since 1969, working with local operators of small yachts and ships to create water-based dream adventures.

Reason #02

Explore farther into wilderness rainforest than any other tour vessel, with skilled naturalist guides and 3-5 excursions into the forest every day.

Reason #03

Enjoy the flexibility of frequent departures year-round, all with a max of just 16 guests and dividing into even smaller groups for daily excursions. Small is the new luxury!

Activities

Flexible itinerary with walks through the jungle, paddling in kayaks, exploring the shoreline, visiting an unspoiled village, swimming in crystal-clear water, and observing wildlife.

Lodging

Six nights aboard a comfortable, newly renovated expedition vessel, the Motor Yacht Tucano. This is a true small-ship adventure with a max of 16 passengers.

Climate

This equatorial rainforest cruise is a year-round destination with a temperate climate, there isn't a bad season to visit.

How do I get to the Motor Yacht Tucano launch?

To join the cruise, all travelers will meet at the private Tucano Rendezvous lounge, located near the banks of the Rio Negro, in the city center of Manaus, Brazil on the day of embarkation. Complementary transfers to the Tucano Rendezvous lounge are provided for travelers staying at the Hotel Juma Opera and the Hotel Villa Amazonia.

Are the walks in the forest strenuous?

The forest walks are primarily to spot plants and animals and are not particularly strenuous. The best way to spot wildlife is a quiet stroll along the forest trail, not crashing through at a sprint.

Are we going to see many large animals?

The Amazon is the greatest collection of life on earth, but remember the Amazon is one of high diversity, low density. While there are lots of large mammals in the Amazon rainforest like jaguars and tapirs, they are very elusive and they have plenty of space to hide when they hear you. On our trip we will see lots of kinds of creatures but not very many of each kind. The beauty is in how the flora and fauna have evolved wonderful and bizarre adaptations to thrive in this wilderness.

What is the risk of catching a tropical disease?

We are in the wilderness far away from people and areas where diseases are mostly found, so there is little risk. For protection in the unlikely event of exposure to disease, most passengers ensure that their yellow fever and hepatitis inoculations are up to date, and take malaria prophylaxis pills. Prudent use of insect repellent on the trip is recommended. The standards of cleanliness on board M/Y Tucano are very high and the cuisine is adapted to visitors.

What is the best time of the year to go?

The best time to travel to the Amazon is really dependent on a traveler's personal considerations. M/Y Tucano cruises year-round and the trips are wonderful any time of year.

Rainy season spans late January through early May. It's rare to have a full day of rain, and advantages of traveling in this season are that most riverine plants fruit and flower during this period, so it's a great time to see birds and monkeys at the water's edge. Temperatures are also generally a bit cooler.

The dry season, with the lowest river levels and warmest temperatures, runs from September to November. As the rivers get shallower, broad beaches of fine white sand appear. Even in the dry season, it often rains a bit in the afternoons. This is an excellent time of year to see large fishing birds, marine mammals, and at night, reptiles like Caiman.

Do we spend much time in the rainforest?

Absolutely! The yacht cruises mostly in the middle of the day and at night, which leaves lots of time to explore off the vessel in the rainforest. There are usually 3-5 excursions off the vessel every day, including walks in the forest every morning, as well as exploring in launches with quiet electric motors, paddling by kayak, and visiting small villages or the homes of pioneer families. On several nights during the cruise, weather permitting, observe bizarre noctural creatures from the safety of the launches.

Is there air conditioning on M/Y Tucano?

The M/Y Tucano has an efficient air-conditioning system that functions in the heat of the day and at night. The yacht has a policy of "Solar Power Hours" for certain periods during the daytime, when all fuel-consuming machines are turned off and what energy is used comes from solar panels. This is generally in the morning and late afternoon when travelers are off the vessel on excursions. The vessel remains comfortable even without electricity due to the solar panel and thoughtful design features including thermal insulation. The stateroom windows open and close and have insect screens.

Ship Overview
Ship Overview
M/Y Tucano
Though not a luxury craft, M/Y Tucano is a very comfortable expedition vessel. It has large, comfortable cabins lined with handsome, solid-wood paneling, and plentiful windows throughout the boat so you can always be on the lookout for the birds, mammals, and foliage of the rainforest. The Tucano is an ideal place to rest, read a good novel, and soak in splendid vistas.
Ship Details
Laundromats
Deck Plan Details
Deck plans are not yet available
MT Sobek: Brazil Amazonas Wildlife River Cruise

MT Sobek: Brazil Amazonas Wildlife River Cruise

MT Sobek: Brazil Amazonas Wildlife River Cruise

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
Accommodations in Manaus pre and post-cruise
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
MT Sobek: Brazil Amazonas Wildlife River Cruise

Reason #01

MT Sobek has sent guests on adventure cruises since 1969, working with local operators of small yachts and ships to create water-based dream adventures.

Reason #02

Explore farther into wilderness rainforest than any other tour vessel, with skilled naturalist guides and 3-5 excursions into the forest every day.

Reason #03

Enjoy the flexibility of frequent departures year-round, all with a max of just 16 guests and dividing into even smaller groups for daily excursions. Small is the new luxury!

Activities

Flexible itinerary with walks through the jungle, paddling in kayaks, exploring the shoreline, visiting an unspoiled village, swimming in crystal-clear water, and observing wildlife.

Lodging

Six nights aboard a comfortable, newly renovated expedition vessel, the Motor Yacht Tucano. This is a true small-ship adventure with a max of 16 passengers.

Climate

This equatorial rainforest cruise is a year-round destination with a temperate climate, there isn't a bad season to visit.

How do I get to the Motor Yacht Tucano launch?

To join the cruise, all travelers will meet at the private Tucano Rendezvous lounge, located near the banks of the Rio Negro, in the city center of Manaus, Brazil on the day of embarkation. Complementary transfers to the Tucano Rendezvous lounge are provided for travelers staying at the Hotel Juma Opera and the Hotel Villa Amazonia.

Are the walks in the forest strenuous?

The forest walks are primarily to spot plants and animals and are not particularly strenuous. The best way to spot wildlife is a quiet stroll along the forest trail, not crashing through at a sprint.

Are we going to see many large animals?

The Amazon is the greatest collection of life on earth, but remember the Amazon is one of high diversity, low density. While there are lots of large mammals in the Amazon rainforest like jaguars and tapirs, they are very elusive and they have plenty of space to hide when they hear you. On our trip we will see lots of kinds of creatures but not very many of each kind. The beauty is in how the flora and fauna have evolved wonderful and bizarre adaptations to thrive in this wilderness.

What is the risk of catching a tropical disease?

We are in the wilderness far away from people and areas where diseases are mostly found, so there is little risk. For protection in the unlikely event of exposure to disease, most passengers ensure that their yellow fever and hepatitis inoculations are up to date, and take malaria prophylaxis pills. Prudent use of insect repellent on the trip is recommended. The standards of cleanliness on board M/Y Tucano are very high and the cuisine is adapted to visitors.

What is the best time of the year to go?

The best time to travel to the Amazon is really dependent on a traveler's personal considerations. M/Y Tucano cruises year-round and the trips are wonderful any time of year.

Rainy season spans late January through early May. It's rare to have a full day of rain, and advantages of traveling in this season are that most riverine plants fruit and flower during this period, so it's a great time to see birds and monkeys at the water's edge. Temperatures are also generally a bit cooler.

The dry season, with the lowest river levels and warmest temperatures, runs from September to November. As the rivers get shallower, broad beaches of fine white sand appear. Even in the dry season, it often rains a bit in the afternoons. This is an excellent time of year to see large fishing birds, marine mammals, and at night, reptiles like Caiman.

Do we spend much time in the rainforest?

Absolutely! The yacht cruises mostly in the middle of the day and at night, which leaves lots of time to explore off the vessel in the rainforest. There are usually 3-5 excursions off the vessel every day, including walks in the forest every morning, as well as exploring in launches with quiet electric motors, paddling by kayak, and visiting small villages or the homes of pioneer families. On several nights during the cruise, weather permitting, observe bizarre noctural creatures from the safety of the launches.

Is there air conditioning on M/Y Tucano?

The M/Y Tucano has an efficient air-conditioning system that functions in the heat of the day and at night. The yacht has a policy of "Solar Power Hours" for certain periods during the daytime, when all fuel-consuming machines are turned off and what energy is used comes from solar panels. This is generally in the morning and late afternoon when travelers are off the vessel on excursions. The vessel remains comfortable even without electricity due to the solar panel and thoughtful design features including thermal insulation. The stateroom windows open and close and have insect screens.

About MT Sobek
This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

Read More

About MT Sobek
This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

Read More

Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.