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Into the Amazon

6-Day Boutique River Cruise in the Rain Forests of Brazil

Into the Amazon

from2,010 $per person

What Makes Your Journey Unique

  • Exclusive charter cruise on an absolutely extraordinary Amazon River route
  • 5 nights on board the comfortable, charming new boutique ship the MS Jangada
  • Fascinating wildlife: Caimans, sloths, river dolphins, howler monkeys, bald-headed uakari monkeys, piranhas and parrots
  • Stunning plant life: Numerous, immense tree species; açai palms, known for their berries; peach palms; camu camu bushes; and an infinite variety of medicinal plants and herbs
  • The natural wonder of a blackwater river and a whitewater river flowing side by side without mixing
  • Opportunities to fish for piranhas and catfish

Dates

  • 08 Mar 21 - 13 Mar 21 (6 days)
  • 21 Aug 21 - 26 Aug 21 (6 days)
  • 16 Dec 21 - 21 Dec 21 (6 days)

Info & Booking

Michael Lange
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Day 1. Welcome to Manaus, Brazil

In the early afternoon, you board the MS Jangada in Manaus, the capital city of Brazil’s Amazonas state. For the next five nights, this floating hotel is your home throughout the lush riverscapes of Brazil. After a tasty welcome drink, your tour director gives an introduction to your journey. Your boutique ship heads downstream to the Encontro das Águas, where the Rio Negro joins the Rio Solimões, the former a blackwater river and the latter, whitewater. The two different types of water—one black like coffee, the other tan like sand—don’t mix until farther downstream, creating a stunning sight popular with visitors. Soon after the waters mix, you continue down the Rio Solimões, surrounded by the voluptuous hues of the rain forest. Overnight: On board (D)

Day 2. Into Amazonia—Lago Janauacá, Sunrise to Sunset

The longest river on Earth is a tempestuous diva. Its river basin is almost 20 times the size of the US state of Montana. Today you wake up on Lago Janauacá. The most exciting parts of any Amazon River cruise are the rain forest excursions. The MS Jangada, a small ship with a low draft, can navigate shallow waters and drop anchor along the banks of the river—perfect for exploring the Amazon. Just before breakfast, you go on an excursion as the sun comes up—the best time to watch the Amazon’s wild diversity of birds. With a little luck, you might witness colorful parrots of all shapes and sizes screech as they fly through the trees. Perhaps you’ll see a toucan sitting high up in the branches or the enigmatic hoatzin, a tropical bird also known as the stinkbird, lounging in the thicket. The area is also home to the Amazon river dolphin, a unique type of dolphin specially adapted to warm waters. After a big breakfast, you go on a jungle hike to observe native flora and fauna. In the afternoon, you enjoy an excursion via motorized canoe, where you can fish for piranhas and take a look at their sharp teeth. After nightfall, you go on another excursion, this time to see nocturnal creatures as they awake. Overnight: On board (BLD)

Day 3. Village Life in the Rain Forest, Terra Preta

On a shore excursion in the early morning, you’ll have the chance to see the Victoria amazonica, a water lily named after Queen Victoria. Often in this area, you can also catch a glimpse of the world-renowned capuchin monkeys. Later your river cruise heads back upstream, and you pass by Manaus, where you have an excellent view of the hustle and bustle of the forest city from the comfort of your ship. In the afternoon, you visit the village of Terra Preta, where you get insight into the daily life of the village. In the early evening, you take a boat trip to observe forest animals in their natural habitat. The sounds of the rain forest at twilight are an unforgettable way to experience sundown! Overnight: On board (BLD)

Day 4. Anavilhanas National Park

On a morning jungle trek after breakfast, you get a glimpse of the Amazon’s diverse, delicately balanced ecosystem—1,500 species of birds, 6,000 species of trees and 2.5 million species of insects. And no one knows how many are still waiting to be discovered. In the afternoon, you return to your ship. During lunch on board you head to the Anavilhanas National Park, a nature preserve which is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site that contains the Anavilhanas freshwater river archipelago, one of the largest in the world, a watery labyrinth of more than 400 islands. Overnight: On board (BLD)

Day 5. On the River, Caipirinha in Hand

Today is all about the Anavilhanas National Park. Before breakfast, you set out on a boat excursion in the more remote sections of the river. With a little luck you might see an otter family going about their day. Later you listen to a talk about the Amazon rain forest’s biggest threat—deforestation. And of course, no trip to Brazil is complete without at least one round of the national cocktail—the Caipirinha—which you enjoy with your fellow travelers. In the afternoon, you arrive at the northern reaches of the Rio Negro, where its waters are especially dark and you marvel at amazing reflections of the forest’s natural beauty. Overnight: On board (BLD)

Day 6. Farewell, Amazon

Your last day on board the MS Jangada starts with an especially exciting excursion on Rio Ariaú. In the late morning you arrive in Manaus, where your amazing Amazon adventure began. Here your journey ends, and you leave behind a gorgeous land that has given you memories that will last the rest of your life. After disembarking your ship and saying farewell to your friendly crew, you depart for the airport for your flight home. (B)

(B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner

Discover Brazil’s most beautiful regions on this exciting journey! During your 6-day exclusive charter on the MS Jangada you penetrate the inner reaches of the Amazon rain forest. From the capital city of Brazil’s Amazonas region to the wild beauty of the Anavilhanas National Park, you discover the hidden reaches of the world’s largest rain forest on a boutique Amazon river ship, the MS Jangada. Enjoy the diverse flora and fauna of virtually undiscovered pockets of jungle. Encounter the wondrous everyday life of the locals and experience their long-standing traditions firsthand.

There is no better way to explore the Amazon—a Caipirinha in hand, relaxing on the sun deck, breathing in the culture, history and lush nature of this incomparable region known as the Lungs of the World. Let the people and places of this green paradise enthrall you on an unforgettable boutique cruise on the Amazon River!

Rates Include

  • 6-day, 5-night cruise on the exclusively chartered MS Jangada for up to 24 guests
  • English-speaking tour guides throughout journey
  • Excursions, talks and sights according to itinerary
  • All transportation and shore excursions in comfortable vehicles
  • All meals according to itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Soft drinks on board
  • All entry fees

Not Included

  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses

Entry Requirements

  • Passport and visas required
  • No vaccinations are required

Important Notes

  • We regret that due to the intricate logistics of this tour, itinerary changes are sometimes unavoidable
  • Minimum number of guests to operate the journey: 16
  • Maximum number of guests: 24
  • This journey is generally not for guests with limited mobility or who depend on CPAP machines. Please contact us for more information about your specific requirements before booking

Upper Deck Superior Cabins

Upper deck Superior cabins (approximately 269 sq ft/25 sq m) feature extra large private balcony (approximately 65 sq ft/6 sq m) at the ship’s prow, sofa, desk, air-conditioning, bathroom with shower and toilet. Double bed (70.8 × 78.7 in/180 × 200 cm) only.

Upper Deck Cabins

Upper deck cabins (approximately 183 sq ft/17 sq m) feature private balcony (approx. 32 sq ft/3 sq m), desk, air-conditioning, bathroom with shower and toilet.

Each cabin can be equipped with either a double bed (70.8 × 78.7 in/180 × 200 cm) or two separate single beds (35.4 × 78.7 in/90 × 200 cm).

Main Deck Cabins

Main deck cabins (approximately 183 sq ft/17 sq m) feature large river-facing windows, desk, air-conditioning, bathroom with shower and toilet.

Each cabin can be equipped with either a double bed (70.8 × 78.7 in/180 × 200 cm) or two separate single beds (35.4 × 78.7 in/90 × 200 cm).

  • Guaranteed
  • Available
  • Limited
  • Waiting List
  • Excursions and lectures conducted in: EN=English

Dates

Dates Main Deck CabinUpper Deck CabinUpper Deck Superior Cabin
Price $
08 Mar 21 - 13 Mar 21ENExcursions and lectures conducted in: English
Single use supplement in compartment + hotel
21 Aug 21 - 26 Aug 21ENExcursions and lectures conducted in: English
Single use supplement in compartment + hotel
16 Dec 21 - 21 Dec 21ENExcursions and lectures conducted in: English
Single use supplement in compartment + hotel
Total price $
Dates and rates are preliminary

Number of persons

  • Guaranteed
  • Available
  • Limited
  • Waiting List
  • Excursions and lectures conducted in: EN=English

Dates Main Deck CabinUpper Deck CabinUpper Deck Superior Cabin
Price $
08 Mar 21 - 13 Mar 21ENExcursions and lectures conducted in: English
Single use supplement in compartment + hotel
21 Aug 21 - 26 Aug 21ENExcursions and lectures conducted in: English
Single use supplement in compartment + hotel
16 Dec 21 - 21 Dec 21ENExcursions and lectures conducted in: English
Single use supplement in compartment + hotel
Total price $
Dates and rates are preliminary