For those who wish the comfort of a luxury ship, we now present the new Premium Amazon Clipper, a vessel unique in style that offers “simply the best” small-ship cruising in the Amazon. Large enough to offer spacious cabins with lower beds and inviting public spaces, but small enough to dock at remote spots and cruise to hidden locations due to the shallow draft of only 3 feet, the Premium Amazon Clipper is the perfect size for a comfortable cruise on the Amazon rivers.
Premium Amazon Clipper Cruises now puts at your disposal its complete support infrastructure to offer an on-board experience that is second to none – and in addition we will take you to places few other cruise passengers ever see. It is possible because the cruise groups are small and personal, and the knowledge of the destination is complete. You will experience trips with the outboard powered canoes in smaller creeks to see life on the flooded plains, rubber trees, lakes with giant water lilies, watch the birds, visit the local inhabitants and walk in the forest, always accompanied by the expedition guides.
Your adventure will follow with fishing for piranhas, night trips to see nocturnal animals, views of the floating docks, market and houses on stilts.
Unique on the Premium Amazon Clipper is a spacious observation and sun deck with a fantastic 360° panoramic view. The window-lined dining room seats all passengers leisurely at one single seating. The onboard restaurant offers excellent meals, up to international standards, prepared with utmost care by the experienced kitchen staff. Served as buffet you can help yourself from a great variety of fresh foods including daily specials or choice vegetarian meals. At 32m (106 feet) long, with a beam of 9m (30 feet), the Amazon Clipper hosts only 32 guests in 16 spacious all-outside cabins, with lower beds, private bathroom facilities with hot shower, individual air-conditioning and safety box.
The Premium Amazon Clipper Cruises have regular departures on Mondays and Wednesdays. For those who are satisfied with a little less comfort, we present the Premium Amazon Clipper Cruises, 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 air conditioning and private bathroom;
– Meals as mentioned in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch & D=Dinner, excl. drinks))
– All activities as mentioned in the program
– Permanent assistance of an expert bilingual guide;
– Prices valid untill 28/12/2008. – Children < 12 yrs – 50% sharing cabin with 2 parents. – Price for a single hut on request!
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.
NOTE: ALL PACKAGES CAN BE CUSTOMIZED ACCORDING TO YOUR WISHES.
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