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Brazil Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon

Brazil Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon

Brazil Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon

Trip Details:

Operator:   Mountain Travel Sobek
Price From:  3,795 USD
Program duration:  7 day

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About this program

Take an exploratory expedition cruise through the Central Amazon Ecological Corridor, the world’s largest Amazon reserve, to experience the region’s most untouched rainforest. You’ll see pink river dolphins, a kaleidoscope of colorful birds, magnificent rainforest trees draped with vines and orchids, and monkeys chattering and cavorting in the trees. Swim at deserted beaches in water as pure and clean as rainwater, explore the river’s edge from the launches, and tread lightly in forests where the only tracks are your own.

This thoughtfully crafted voyage and discovery adventure offers a rare chance to navigate the river’s smaller tributaries, taking you deep into the heart of the Amazon with highly trained guides and an expert crew.

 

Photo Credit: Mountain Travel Sobek

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Board the vessel Motor Yatch Tucano

Early this morning all guests board the vessel the Motor Yacht Tucanoand depart upstream on the Rio Negro. Through the morning we will cruise through the world’s largest river island system, the Anavilhanas Archipelago. From the observation deck we scan the magnificent tangle of vegetation at the water’s edge. By mid-afternoon the vessel has gone beyond the frontier of settlement and entered a wilderness area. Both shores are covered by dense rainforest. Though we cannot predict what we will see, we have a good chance of observing pink river dolphins and a large collection of exotic birds. Most certainly we will be treated to magnificent forest vistas and the spectacular trees themselves. In the late afternoon we embark in the launches and hunt for wildlife. We may also go for a swim in some of the world’s most clean and refreshing water.

Day 2: Explore the rainforest

Early this morning we explore the rainforest along the waters edge in our launches. We should hear and perhaps see howler monkeys and we should hear a morning serenade of toucans. After breakfast we go for a walk in the forest where we will get a good start on understanding Amazon ecology. Around midday we return for lunch and the vessel will get underway, perhaps stopping at a place to swim. In the late afternoon we will again explore the forest in our launches and listen to the sunset chorus of birds and frogs.

Day 3: Walk on the forest and marvel at the night sky

This morning there will be an early exploration of the waking forest. We will keep our eyes open for monkeys... on most trips we see them often. We return for breakfast followed by either a walk in the forest or an excursion in the launches. M/Y Tucano will travel during the middle of the day and we stop in the afternoon for an excursion. Tonight the vessel may travel a bit more as we marvel at the night sky crowded with stars.

Day 4: Rio Jaueperi

After our two morning excursions The M/Y Tucano will navigate along the heavily forested shore, scouting for wildlife. We may stop for a visit at a settler’s home carved out of the forest. In the early afternoon we will be near an extraordinary river called the Rio Jaueperi. Here we will see a kind of forest known as the varzea. We will scout along the shoreline for some of the extraordinary creatures found only in this unique environment. Weather permitting we will have a night excursion to observe nocturnal creatures.

Day 6: Lago Janauari Ecological Park

This morning we explore the Lago Janauari Ecological Park where the thick brown water of the Amazon flows swiftly through the forest. This area is usually a very good place to observe wildlife. Around midday the vessel will travel to the “Encontra das Aguas” a stark several mile long line where two of the world’s largest rivers, the Amazon and the Negro, join in a turbulent maelstrom. Here the dark water of the Negro runs beside the opaque brown water of the Amazon. In the afternoon we scout one of the hidden streams in the area to try to see more of the Amazon’s beautiful and bizarre creatures. Tonight we will have a farewell dinner and prepare for an early departure in the morning.

Day 7: Disembark

Early this morning, after a hearty breakfast, all guests disembark from the M/Y Tucano. 

Country Fast Facts

Belize

Flag  Flag_of_Belize.svg
Continent: North America
Official Language(s) English
Capital: Belmopan
Population 368,310 (2015 estimate)
Climate(s) Humid Subtropical
Major Airport(s): Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE)
Economic Driver(s): Agriculture, Energy, Transport, Tourism
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