For those who love to travel off the beaten track, this is an ideal formula to discover the mysteries of the Amazon and travel down the most impressive river in the world!
For budding explorers and nature lovers, a trip to Brazil has to include an Amazon river cruise. With our packages starting from 3 days and 2 nights, the treasures of the largest river in the world and the unique ecosystem that surrounds it will be at your fingertips aboard a comfortably equipped, typical regional boat.
With this cruise, you will encounter extraordinary landscapes that great explorers like Francisco de Orellana or more recently Mike Horn crossed in their time. You will be safely carried along by the calm waters winding through the jungle for nearly 7000kms – encounter this rich environment with its unequalled diversity – and without the inconveniences of travelling by land – You will discover an exceptional environment, one of the few places that is not yet fully mapped out by Man! A lush forest, and a true ecological paradise populated with dozens of animals and plant species, the Amazon will amaze you and conquer you with its natural beauty.
In addition to discovering the fabulous panoramas of the Amazon and its main river, this Amazon river cruise will be the perfect opportunity to acquire new knowledge about this complex and largely unknown environment. Indeed, a specialized guide will accompany you throughout this adventure and will be happy to answer your questions. He will also suggest a program of outings ranging from boat trips to visiting a native village to further enrich your knowledge of the Amazonian environment. In the same way that the forest changes with the seasons, he will adapt his activities according to the possibilities of the season and the present moment.
While on the water and during the various excursions that will be proposed, you will discover some of the forest’s inhabitants such as the troops of monkeys or the multicoloured macaws. And you may even encounter some pink dolphins – the famous botos, who will come close to your boat and which is one of the highlights on an Amazon cruise.
On the Amazon Cruise
The meeting of the waters
The way of life of the Caboclos
A visit to see the giant water lilies
About Amazon Cruise package
•A private transfer from the airport to the Tropical Eco Resort.
•A night in a double room at the Tropical Eco Resort.
•The cruise over 3 days and 2 nights (starting Monday at 14:00 and ending Wednesday at 12:00) in a traditional boat, in a double cabin (8 cabins with private bathrooms), with full board (except drinks, not incl. water) with all the described excursions included. The boat staff are a pilot, 3 sailors, an English speaking guide and a cook.
•1 private transfer from the port to the airport
•1 private and guided tour of Manaus.
An Amazon river cruise aboard a traditional boat for a vacation combining comfort with a total change of scenery!
An Important point for correctly planning your holidays: this cruise only takes place from Monday to Wednesday each week.
Both in the standard category or in the premium.
After your flight arrives at Eduardo Gomes International Airport, and a night at the hotel and a morning spent exploring the historic centre of Manaus with a guide, you will embark directly from the port of Manaus for a departure at 2:00 p.m.
Your cruise will take place on a typical Amazonian style boat comprising of individual cabins, all equipped with private bathrooms and air conditioning. Whether you want to go on this adventure as a couple, with your family or with a group of friends, we will choose the boats closest to your requirements so that you can enjoy this exceptional moment in the best conditions.
While sitting on the panoramic rooftop terrace, you will be able to relax and observe the river banks and see crocodiles, monkeys, parrots or sloths. The flowing rhythm of the river, calm and relaxing, will be a perfect setting to take the time to soak up the special charm of the Amazon.
This Amazon river cruise is a perfect way to discover the authentic and wild side of the largest tropical forest in the world, populated by dozens of animal species it is a true ecological sanctuary. Punctuated by bird song from the thick surrounding jungle, your trip on the river will be a really special moment. It’s a time to relax and soak up the sweet serenity that emanates from the spectacle of tropical wildlife.
A cruise animated by excursions into the jungle to discover the abundant wildlife
The Amazon is one of the regions of the world where the word biodiversity really means something.
Here on the banks of the river there are thousands of animals and plants creating a unique ecosystem in perfect harmony with itself, a real world in the world.
During this Amazon river cruise, you will discover this unique biotope while on a canoe trip along the river. It will be a chance to go with your guide and meet the men who have adapted to living in this hostile environment by living off the treasures of the forest, for example cassava roots, for food and for healing. Another typical activity suggested is piranha fishing, a famous inhabitant of these waters. You can enjoy your catch at dinner time if you wish because it is a delicious fish to eat!
A visit to January Park will also be part of your Amazon river cruise. You’ll be able to admire the lake with its Victoria Reginas, these fascinating water lilies that can grow to more than a metre in diameter and stand the weight of a 5 year old child!
At nightfall, a new show begins with the breathtaking illumination of the starry sky, revealing millions of stars that the artificial lights of our modern world normally conceal. In these remote places, you will contemplate the night sky as seen by our ancestors before the advent of electricity. Add to this the sweet concerto of animals that come out at night and all the ingredients will be in place for an exhilarating multi-sensorial experience and give a new dimension to the nights on your cruise.
Finally, your trip may offer you a special moment, a chance to meet the pink dolphins, these friendly mammals that you can get close to for a really magical instant!
Must Visit Amazon’s largest city
Your Amazon river cruise will also be the occasion to witness the famous phenomenon of the “Encounter of the Waters”, where the waters of the dark Rio Negro meet the clear waters of the Rio Solimoes.
This spectacle takes place near Manaus and you will see the waters of the two rivers meeting without mixing and forming extraordinary whirls in the water.
When you arrive at the Port of Manaus late in the morning on the last day of the cruise, a guide will be waiting to take you on a tour of the historic centre of this unlikely city built in the heart of the jungle.
Building Manaus was a true challenge to man in view of the local surroundings and its isolation. The largest city in the Amazon, famous for its magnificent opera house in the middle of the jungle and its floating docks, Manaus is a real showcase of Western presence in this region. Walking through its streets you will discover some of its history and from its fruit stalls you can taste some of the rare and exotic fruits of this region.
Detailed program for the Amazon cruise
Day 1 (Sunday) : Manaus In
Arrival at the Manaus international airport, Private transfer and night at the Tropical Eco Resort hotel.
Day (Monday) : Manaus – Amazon cruise
Morning, a Brazilian buffet breakfast at the hotel.
A private tour of Manaus with a driver and French speaking guide (3 to 4 hours). You will get a closer look at the monuments that have made Manaus famous. There is the Amazonas Theatre, the Mercado Municipal, and the market whose 19th century wrought iron structure was imported from the UK. You will discover a little history of a city which represents one of the greatest challenges of Brazilian colonization.
Free time for lunch.
At 2:00 pm, a Crew member from the boat will pick you up at the Tropical Hotel lobby to show you to the boarding jetty where the boat will be waiting.
On embarking you will be invited to a welcome drink and a briefing on the cruise’s itinerary and the services on board the boat.
The cruise begins by crossing the Rio Negro around Manaus to reach a waterway that joins the main tributary of the Amazon, the Rio Solimoes. At this moment you will see the phenomenon of the separation of the waters. You will then go upstream towards Janauaca Lake, where you will spend the night.
After a snack, there will be a reunion in the livingroom and a talk about the Amazon which will cover ecology in particular, all while the boat sails on along the river.
Dinner is served on board around 19:00 (a full board cruise, except drinks).
After dinner, a night excursion is organized in canoes to spot the wildlife with powerful torches: crocodiles, snakes, owls, frogs and Sloths, all the nightlife will come alive in front of you.
Day 3 (Tuesday) : Amazon cruise
In the early morning, you will wake up at dawn on the Lake Janauaca and set off on a canoe trip into the awaking forest. You will see lots of amazing birds and enjoy the company of some pink dolphins, if they happen to be in the area.
You will then return to the boat for breakfast, followed by a walk in the forest.
The day’s activities continue with a visit to the local inhabitants of the lake, the “Ribeirinhos” They live from fishing, cassava cultivation, fruits, rubber, wood and other products derived from the forest.
Fishing for piranhas in the late afternoon is not only for fishing enthusiasts, it is also an excellent time when the sun is cooler and you can watch the many multicoloured birds flying in the sunset.
After dinner, another night canoe trip is proposed to observe more animals and admire the millions of stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere.
Day 4 (Wednesday) : Amazone Cruise – Manaus
At sunrise, a last excursion is organized to observe the birds and the flora with a good chance of seeing some Victoria Regia, or giant water lilies, in the January ecological park.
The tour is by canoe through the mysterious flooded forest and is animated by small stops to observe the wildlife in the trees and in the water.
Return for breakfast on the boat that will start sailing to the “Meeting of Waters“. This natural phenomenon at the confluence between the two rivers forming the Amazon offers a unique spectacle where the milky water of the river Solimoes meets the dark water of the Rio Negro without mixing for many kilometres.
Then it’s time to return to the pier at the Tropical Hotel. On the way you will see a part of the city spread out in front of you along the shore, including houses on stilts, floating docks, the municipal market Adolfo Lisboa, the old customs house and the Opera dome, arriving at 11:30.
End of the cruise.
A vehicle will take you to the airport or you extend your stay and are taken to the reception to check in.
End of our services.
Our Accommodation list
Hotel Tropical (Standard & Superior)
If you like to be accommodated in an all-inclusive resort-type structure, then the tropical hotel which is only 15 minutes from the airport on the banks of the Taruma River will suit you well. It is the largest and most comprehensive hotel resort in Manaus, surrounded by a large park with various sports fields, activity clubs and swimming pools. The 611 hotel rooms offer high level services and range from a simple room to a luxury duplex apartment with terrace and private pool on the roof.
But above all, it’s particularly interesting for this cruise package on the Amazon as it has a private port from where your boat can pick you up.
An interesting address for travellers who wish to stay outside the town centre, or those who want to stay for several days and especially for families wanting to use all the facilities. It is also perfect for those only here for a short stay as they will save transport time.