Cruise in the Heart of the Amazon Rainforest
Discover the Amazon Rainforest with the comfort of a luxury ship! The Amazon is almost mythical: a green and vast world of water and forest, where the tops of immense trees hide more than one-third of the species that live on Earth. With this travel program, which includes a luxury cruise along with the Rio Negro, you will have the opportunity to make an intense immersion in this wonderful region, with tours in the jungle, closely observing the forest, the animals, and the culture of the local communities. The cruise ship offers spacious all-outside cabins, with two lower beds or one queen-size bed, private bathroom facilities with hot shower, individual air-conditioning, and safety box. It also has an air-conditioned restaurant with meals served in buffet style, a leisure deck with a large covered area for outdoor sightseeing, and plenty of comfortable seating, as well as a sun deck with panoramic views of 360°.
Day 1: Arrival at Manaus
Welcome to Manaus: the entrance door to the biggest ecological reservation on the planet: the Amazon rainforest!
Manaus is a city surrounded by water, with the main roadway being the giant Rio Negro, the river that flows into the Solimoes River and creates the Amazon River. From 1890 to 1920 a regional economic boom based on the production of natural rubber brought prosperity to the city and most of Manaus’ majestic buildings and homes, including the cathedral and ornate opera house, dating back to that time.
It is hot year-round in this city-amidst-the-waters, with temperatures usually from 86 – 96 degrees F.
Arrive at the airport and meeting with the driver for the transfer to the accommodation.
🏚️ Hotel Option: Villa Amazonia or similar accommodation.
Day 2: Embark and sail up the Rio Negro
Breakfast at the hotel and meeting with the driver to reach the cruise meeting point at 2 pm.
Boarding and start of navigation up the Rio Negro.
Enjoy fresh fruit juice, while you hear some useful information about the roadmap and facilities.
After a snack, meeting in the living room for lectures about the Amazon, through which you will have a good first understanding of the preservation and ecology of the Amazon.
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.
🏚️ Hotel Option: Overnight on the cruise ship.
Day 3: wildlife spotting and Anavilhanas National Park
Enjoy your first awakening in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest. Today the activities will start early in the morning! We will explore the rivers and lagoons in canoes, where we’ll find mainly birds that feed on fruits, such as parrots and toucans.
After breakfast we’ll go out for a walk in the jungle, to discover many amazing fragrances in leaves, fruits, wood, and animals.
Around noon we will return to the boat, and before lunch, you can enjoy a refreshing swim.
In the afternoon, we’ll sail through the Anavilhanas National Park, one of the largest freshwater archipelagos of the world, a labyrinth of waterways.
Later, we will go out in canoes and learn more about this wonderful natural park.
Return on board, dinner, and night at leisure.
🏚️ Hotel Option: Overnight on the cruise ship.
Day 4: Amazon fruits and pink dolphin spotting
Early in the morning, we will go out to practice some piranhas’ fishing, besides other fishes too.
After breakfast, we visit a community where we’ll find many typical fruits of the Amazon, such as cupuaçu and taperebá; and palm trees like açaí, tucumã and Pupunha.
We’ll also learn about the preparation of manioc flour and children’s health and education situation.
After lunch, we’ll stop at one of the beautiful white-sand beaches, and swim in the dark waters, while watching the pink dolphins: known as botos rosa that live only in freshwater.
In the late afternoon, we will explore the area by canoe and observe the surrounding wildlife. On the way towards the Amazon River, dinner will be served.
Day 5: Meeting of the Waters and Water Lilies
Early in the morning we will explore the Parque Ecológico Lago Janauary.
This area is generally an excellent place to observe wildlife and see the Vitoria Regia: the giant water lilies.
During breakfast, we will sail to the “Encontro das Águas”, the confluence of the two largest freshwater rivers in the world, the Amazon River and the Rio Negro.
Now it’s time to head back to the pier while enjoying the beautiful view of Manaus.
Arrive at 11:30 am. End of services on board.
Transfer to the airport or to your hotel, depending on your next itinerary schedule!
Specification: Cruise in the Heart of the Amazon Rainforest
Terms & Conditions
ITINERARY TERMS AND CONDITIONS
BOOKING AND PAYMENT
At the time of booking must be paid a deposit equal to 50% of the participation fee; final payment must be done 30 days before departure. For reservations that should take place within 30 days prior to departure or for reservations with special conditions (for example special offers, special periods such as New Year's Eve and Carnival, Local holidays etc.) the full amount must be paid at the time of reservation.
For the cases listed below, we reserve the right to subsequently increase the quoted prices:
• Tariff changes by transport companies (for example fuel surcharges)
• new taxes or fees generally introduced or increased (for example, the increase in port or airport taxes)
• price increases imposed by the government (eg VAT)
• extraordinary increases in hotel prices
• plausibly explainable printing errors
• changes in the exchange rate
MODIFICATION OR CANCELLATION OF THE PACKAGE BEFORE DEPARTURE
Before departure, the organizer or seller who needs to change significantly one or more elements of the contract, immediately gives written notice to the consumer, indicating the type of change and the change in price that follows. If you do not accept the modification proposal, the consumer may alternatively exercise the right to reacquire the sum already paid or to enjoy the offer of a replacement tourist package.
CHANGES AFTER THE DEPARTURE
If after the departure the organizer finds it impossible to provide for any reason, except for a fact of the consumer, an essential part of the services included in the contract, he will have to prepare alternative solutions, without any price additional to be paid by the contractor and if the services provided are of a lower value than those envisaged, reimburse it equal to this difference.
WITHDRAWAL FROM THE TRAVEL OR STAY CONTRACT
In case of waivers of the services booked, the agency will apply the following penalties, in addition to the charges and expenses to be incurred for the cancellation of the same services:
50% of the total amount for cancellations made up to 60 days before arrival;
75% of the total amount for cancellations made up to 30 days before scheduled arrival;
100% of the total amount for cancellations made less than 30 days before departure;
no reimbursement will be granted to those who do not show up at the start, and or will renounce during the course of the trip.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The agency acts only as an organizing agent of: tours, attractions, hotel reservations and accommodation, restaurants, meals and services, guided tours and transportation of any kind, and can not be held responsible in any way for injuries, losses, damages, accidents, delays or inconveniences that may occur either due to defects, or as acts of government or other civil authorities (wars, civil unrest, strikes, etc.) or from any cause beyond the control of the agency. the agency assumes no responsibility for the loss or additional expenses in case of delays or changes to the program or other causes. The agency and its suppliers reserve the right to cancel or reschedule each tour departure in accordance with the regulations in place. Flights and Hotels will be reconfirmed after payment. In the event that the services offered are no longer available, we will proceed with the booking of equivalent services.
All luggage travel under the direct supervision and the sole responsibility of the owner and the agency can not under any circumstances be held responsible for any loss or damage of the same. Carriers are liable to travelers for the duration of the transport by their own means, in accordance with their own terms and conditions of carriage.
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