My wife and I have just finished a 3 night cruise on the Rio Negro on a private boat.
We are very happy with the experience, here is our feedback:
– I had very good communication with Pierre at Brazil Selection. He was able to respond quickly to any questions we had. Pre/post cruise communication was good too. All the services were punctual.
– Deuzimar, our guide, is very competent and we felt safe with him. He knows everyone and interacts with the locals. His French is good and he likes a joke. He takes pleasure in explaining details, we in listening to them.
– The schedule was respected and we were always able to chat with the guide to do what interested us the most. The program was busy but a few well-placed nap breaks allowed us to keep up.
Boat / crew
– The private boat is really a pleasant luxury. A bedroom with toilet / shower and a second floor to enjoy the scenery. Each member of the crew is smiling and always there to lend a hand. The Marie cuisine was a treat and the choice of food very varied. We shared fantastic moments at meal times. The skipper is an ace at the helm of the small boat!
We are really happy with our experience. Lifetime memories, unforgettable encounters and lots of laughter. We felt welcomed by people happy to show us their country and a sense of tourism respectful of the locals.