Embark on an expedition cruise deep into the Brazilian Amazon in complete comfort and sophistication.

Purpose-built to reach seldom-visited parts of the Amazon, the Tucano is our preferred cruise vessel in this part of the world's biggest rainforest. It is styled on the classic steam riverboats of yesteryear and offers guests plenty of space to spread out, with a large observation deck to soak in the rainforest vistas.

All cabins have plenty of large windows, air conditioning and private bathrooms. They are elegantly decorated, with stylish wood panelling, and offer completely comfort and privacy in both single and double rooms. A variety of delicious Brazilian meals are served, with fresh fruit, vegetables and Amazon fruit juices on offer.

The Tucano's skilled naturalist guides have a wealth of intimate knowledge of the unique habitats and wildlife. It is a love and respect for the environment which both delights their guests and is an immense source of pride for the Tucano. They lead small groups, typically of around eight like-minded explorers, deep into little-visited parts of the jungle wilderness, ensuring guests remain safe and providing an enriching commentary on the plants, trees, birds and animals of the Amazon.

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  • Amazon Odyssey

    4 Nights from £1,200

    Embark on an expedition cruise to discover the flooded forests and exotic plant and wildlife of the Brazilian Amazon.

    Tucano Amazon Cruise Map

    Day 1

    Manaus, Rio Negro: Afternoon depart and voyage north on the Rio Negro.

    Day 2

    Anavilhanas Archipelago: Excursions into the rainforest during the day and at night.

    Day 3

    Rio Negro: Excursions in the forest during the day, at night travel downstream toward the Amazon River.

    Day 4

    Rio Negro / Amazon: Afternoon voyage to the meeting of the world's two greatest rivers: the Amazon River and The Rio Negro. In the evening cruise upstream on the Rio Negro.

    Day 5

    Manaus: Morning disembark.

  • Voyage to the heart of the Amazon

    7 Nights from £3,000

    Venture deeper into the Brazilian Amazon, further away from civilisation and into pristine areas reached by few travellers.

    Tucano Cruise Map

    Days 1-3

    In our well equipped expedition boat The Motor Yacht Tucano, we explore far up the least inhabited river in the Amazon, The Rio Negro. We explore the forest by foot or in our launches, go for swims in the cleanest water in the world, visit with local settlers that live deep in the forest, and spend a great deal of time hunting for and observing the greatest collection of wildlife on earth.

    Day 4

    We arrive at extraordinary river called the Rio Jauaperi and spend the day in this unspoiled and lovely rainforest area.

    Day 5

    Today we will voyage to the west side of the Rio Negro and continue to scout in our launches and walk in the forest. We will explore according to the weather and water depth areas rarely visited by anyone else. Tonight the M/Y Tucano goes downstream and river depth permitting, will enter an east bank affluent of the Rio Negro and explore on deep into the rainforest on this small river. After our nocturnal exploration of the rainforest in our launches and we return to the Motor Yacht Tucano for Caipirinha Night on and perhaps try a bit of samba on the top deck.

    Day 6

    We begin the day with a dawn excursion hunting for wakening wildlife followed by a full Brasilian breakfast. We will then go one last time into the forest. In the mid-afternoon we will begin to journey downstream to arrive late in the day at the Encontra das Aguas - a stark several mile long line where two of the world's largest rivers, the Amazon and the Rio Negro join in a turbulent maelstrom. Here the dark water of the Negro runs beside the opaque brown water of the Amazon. At sunset the M/Y Tucano will once again turn her bows upstream on the Rio Negro and journey to our overnight anchorage north of the City of Manaus. As we pass in front of Manaus, we will marvel at the scale of one of the world's largest and most vibrant port cities, that is over one thousand miles from the sea. Tonight we will have a farewell dinner and prepare for an early departure in the morning.

    Day 7

    After breakfast passengers will disembark from the Tucano and in the afternoon or evening, transfer to the international airport.

Tucano Amazon Riverboat
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The Tucano Experience

Why choose a Tucano Amazon Cruise:

  • Purpose built to reach deep into pristine areas of the Brazilian Amazon, where few others go
  • Discover remote locations rich in bio-diversity, far beyond the glow of the city lights
  • Regular walks and activities designed to showcase the natural splendour of the jungle
  • Expert naturalist guides, most of whom grew up in the heart of the rainforest
  • Travel in small groups of like-minded explorers
  • Rooms for both single travellers and couples
  • Enjoy delicious meals, with fresh fruit, vegetables and Amazon fruit juices on offer
  • Choose between a short 4 night cruise and a longer 7 night adventure

The Tucano Experience: Venture further into the Brazilian Amazon wilderness aboard the specialist-built Tucaco Riverboat and in the company of experienced naturalist guides, who lead memorable small group shore excursions to pristine bio-diverse areas.

Excursions & Sightseeing: The daily schedule takes you ashore or into a smaller boat up to five times each day, sometimes via kayaks, other times in motorised canoes or often on foot, following primitive and little-trodden paths into the jungle. Hundreds of species of birds make their homes in this remote location, far from the reach of the city lights and visits to small communities will offer valuable insights into life in the world's biggest rainforest and their unique customs and culture. Ancient trees tower high, draped in vines at their base and covered with orchids. After dinner you will head out again, this time in search of the Amazon's mysterious nocturnal creatures.

Highlights: You will encounter a range of unique habitats, including both types of flooded forests and the extraordinary phenomenon of the Meeting of the Waters, where the silty light brown waters of the Rio Solimoes runs side-by-side for several miles with the dark current of the Rio Negro.

Deck Plan

Observation Deck

The Observation Deck runs the length of the entire upper deck on the M/Y Tucano. Guests can go forward and watch the crew navigate the vessel, sit comfortably under the canopy and scan the canopy for monkeys and birds, or simply swing in a hammock in lazy comfort.

 

Middle Deck

The balcony around the front of the boat is a wonderful place to pull up a chair and observe the forest close up. The salon is airy and has windows all the way around.

tucano riverboat main deck

Main Deck

Two staterooms on this deck have single beds separated by a nightstand. By inserting a third narrow bed in the middle, these staterooms can also accommodate three persons. 

tucano middle deck

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