There are several ways to see the Amazon wonders. Amazon Clipper cruises provide you with the opportunity to see and enjoy nature at its fullest in the wonderful environment of the Amazon Rain Forest, especially at dawn and dusk.
You will experience trips with their 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 their expedition guides; the adventure will follow with fishing for piranhas, night trips to see nocturnal animals, views of the floating docks, market and houses on stilts.
Day 1 - Wednesday:
Meet at the lobby of the Hotel Tropical at 2:00pm. Board the Amazon Clipper and depart towards the Amazon River, while we enjoy a welcome drink and are informed about the routes and facilities. After a snack, we'll meet in the leisure room for lectures about the Amazon, from which we can get a better understanding of the ecology of the Amazon. Before dinner, there will be time to enjoy a caipirinha, Brazil's national drink, while watching the sunset. After dinner, we'll explore the streams and ponds, and with the help of spotlights we'll search for crocodiles and alligators, and sometimes even night-hawks, snakes, sloths and frogs.
Day 2 - Thursday:
Early in the morning we'll explore the rivers and ponds in our canoes and encounter birds that feed on fruits, such as parrots and toucans. After breakfast, we'll leave for a walk through the jungle, discovering surprising fragrances in the leaves, fruits, woods and animals. Around noon we'll return, and before lunch we can go for a swim. In the afternoon, we'll navigate through the Anavilhanas National Park, one of the largest freshwater archipelagos in the world. In the late afternoon, we'll go out in canoes and learn more about the wonderful natural park.
Day 3 - Friday:
Early in the morning we'll spend some time fishing for piranhas and other fish. After breakfast, we'll visit a community where we'll find many typical fruits of the Amazon, such as cupuaçu and taperebá, palms such as açaí, tucumã and pupunha. We'll learn about the preparation of farinha de mandioca (cassava flour) as well as the health and education system of the local children. After lunch, we'll stop at one of the beautiful white-sand beaches to swim in the dark water and watch the pink dolphins. In the late afternoon, we'll explore the area by canoe and observe the wildlife. Dinner will be served on the way towards the Amazon River.
Day 4 - Saturday:
Early in the morning we'll explore the Lake January Ecological Park. This area is generally a great place to observe wildlife and see Vitória Regia, the giant water lilies. While we have breakfast, the boat will begin its navigation towards the "Meeting of the Waters" - a unique spectacle where the muddy waters of the Amazon and the dark waters of Rio Negro flow side by side without mixing for several miles. Making the trip back, we'll pass by Manaus, observing the floating docks, the market, the old customs house, and the Opera dome, arriving around 11:30 on the Pier of Tropical Hotel. This marks the end of the services.
Changes in Routing: Amazon Clipper reserves the right to change itineraries without consulting or warning participants of the tour, depending on the natural conditions prevailing at the time, such as weather conditions or river water level. The Captain has full authorization to modify itineraries in the interest of the passengers and the safety of the vessel, and to ensure the better enjoyment of the trip. During Rainy Season (May to July) and Dry Season (October to December) peak periods, occasional floods or severe drought may occur causing some lodges to reschedule or replace activities/tours. E.g.: walking tours may only be done by boat or may even be replaced by other options (rainy season); longer walks with detours from river banks to lodges or other areas may be required including bridges over mud puddles or springs (dry season).
Your 3-night cruise includes:
English speaking guide
All meals scheduled on board
Tours and service in regular basis according to the program
Pick up and drop off at Tropical Manaus pier only
Transfer to/from airport or any other hotel in the city, alcoholic beverages and personal expenses .