Amazon Clipper Cruises 4 days / 3 nights


Amazon Clipper Cruises

Amazon Clipper Cruises is specialized in operating boat cruises on the Amazon River system departing from Manaus, using traditional Amazon riverboats with basic comfort such as double cabins with bunk beds, private toilet & shower facilities and at night time air-conditioning.

The meals are prepared on the boat from supplies taken aboard in Manaus and sometimes caught fresh on the way. Foodstuffs that need it are preserved in freezers or refrigerators. The water served on board is mineral water. The meals are generous and varied, basically consisting of local cuisine where fish plays a strong role and many times is caught on the way.

January Ecological Park

This ecological reserve is part of our itinerary and offers a unique opportunity for tourists to discover the diverse ecosystem of the Amazon.

Located on the Rio Negro, just forty-five minutes by boat from Manaus, the January Ecological Park unites several ecosystems of the region and has the advantage of being easily accessible by travellers. The nine thousand hectare area contains terra firme, varzea, and igapó forests, and is operated by a tour association composed of businesses from the sector with the permission of the Governor of the State. At the location, tourists can travel by canoe along the igapós, which are intersected by large and small trees with liana and vegetation typical of this ecosystem. At the Victoria Regia (Water-lily) lake, there is a rustic, yet secure, bridge that take the visitor to get to know this beautiful Amazonian flower.

The Amazon Clipper Cruises have regular departures on Mondays and Wednesdays. For those who wish the comfort of a luxury ship, we now present the new Amazon Clipper Premium, click here for a description and prices of these cruises.

Day 1 – Wednesday
Leaves the Tropical Hotel landing-stage at 14:30h. Presentation on board of the staff, route and facilities. Welcome drink. Navigation upstream to the Pagodão river ( tributary of the Negro ). Canoe trip shortly before sunset, returning after dark, with the possibility of observing nocturnal animals and perceiving the change in the forest as night falls. Dinner. (D)
Day 2 – Thursday
Breakfast. Walk in the forest with commentaries by the specialist. Observation of the flora. Visit to a « Caboclo » family. Chance to see the local way of life. Lunch. Navigation through the Anavilhanas, the worlds largest fresh water archipelago, more then 1000 miles from the ocean. Dinner. Night trip to see caimans and possibility frogs, sloths, snakes , and other species, depending on the season. (B,L,D)
Day 3 – Friday
Visit to the village of Novo Airão, with its handcraft boat yards, sawmills, market and other activities. Lunch. Navigation to Praia Grande or other white sand beach.
Swimming if conditions permit, and observation of the vegetation of sandy areas. Canoe trip in lake Acajituba or adjacent lake domains to see typical flora ( rubber trees, Brazil nuts, useful palm trees of various types ). Fishing for piranhas. Dinner. Night trip to observe caimans. Navigation. (B,L,D)
Day 4 – Saturday
Lake Janauary and Eco-reserve, Canoe trip at sunrise for bird watching, discovering the flood plain forest and lakes with giant water lilies ( in season ). Breakfast. Navigation to the « Meeting of the Waters ». Return to the Tropical Hotel landing-stage, with fine views of Manaus waterfront. Arrivals at 11:30h. End of services. (B)
Including in the packages mentioned above:
– Overnights in double hut with bunk beds, air conditioning and private bathroom;
– Meals as mentioned in the program, excl. drinks (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch & D=Dinner)
– All activities as mentioned in the program
– Permanent assistance of an expert bilingual guide
What to bring:
Although the climate is considered hot and damp all year round (about 25 to 30 degrees Celsius), it can be surprisingly cool at night in the jungle or on the river. Most of the time, passengers will find themselves wearing light clothing such as T-shirts, shorts, bathing suit and sandals, but for the hikes in the forest they should also have a long sleeved shirt, long trousers, light coat, good closed footwear such as high tennis shoes or hiking boots, small flashlight and binoculars.
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