|1||Embark on Amazon Cruise in Manaus||In the afternoon embark on your Amazon and Negro River Cruise Brazil|
|2||Amazon Cruise||Janauaca Lake, Pink River Dolphins, Piranha fishing|
|3||Amazon Cruise||Janauaca Ecological Park, meeting of the waters|
|4||Amazon Cruise||Canoe excursions, jungle walk, Anavilhanas National Park|
|5||Amazon Cruise||Community visit, swimming and canoe exploration|
|6||Amazon Cruise Concludes||Lago January Ecological Park, giant water lillies, disembarkation|
Enjoy the comfort of the MV Clipper Premium during your Amazon Cruise. The MV Clipper Premium has 16 spacious cabins, twin share or queen with private bathrooms and hot shower. Each room has air conditioning and a safe. Enjoy nutritious meals in the restaurant and a recreational area for outdoor sightseeing that is shaded and has plenty of seating and a Jacuzzi. There is a large air conditioned room for briefings and lectures as well as a sundeck with 360°views.
You will be met by a representative in the lobby of Tropical Hotel, Manaus at 2pm who will then escort you to the river boat the MV Premium. Head towards the Amazon River while you have a safety briefing and meet your crew and guides. Enjoy a presentation about Amazon conservation and ecology. After dinner explore the riverbank with searchlights. You may be able to spot birds, frogs, snakes and caiman.
Arise early to explore along the waters edge in canoes. Here you will find fruit and birds feasting such as parrots and toucans. After breakfast embark on a jungle walk where your guide will point out edible fruit, fragrant leaves, various wood and animals. In the middle of the day you may like to go for a swim. After lunch the boat will navigate through the Anavilhanas National Park, one of the worlds largest fresh water archipelagos. In the late afternoon head out in the canoes to explore the nature park looking for any wildlife activity.
Start the day early looking for wildlife and possibly coming across the Victoria Regia (giant water lilies) in the Janauary Ecological Park. During breakfast the boat will navigate toward the “Meeting of the Waters”. The light colored water of the Amazon River and the dark water of the Negro River do not readily mix and the two rivers flow side by side for many miles. After seeing this interesting site the boat will head up the Rio Negro (Black River). After lunch meet in the leisure room for lectures about the Amazon. Following dinner explore the forest in canoes and listen to the chorus of birds and frogs and perhaps see some of the shy nocturnal animals.
Early in the morning you will explore along the waters edge in canoes. Here you will find fruit eating birds such as parrots and toucans. After breakfast stretch your legs on a jungle walk where you will discover many interesting species of flora and fauna. Around midday return to the boat and you may be able to go for a swim. In the Afternoon the boat will navigate through the Anavilhanas National Park, one of the world’s largest fresh water archipelagos, a labyrinth of waterways. Later in the day embark in the canoes and learn more about this wonderful nature park up close.
In the morning you will have the opportunity to fish for the infamous piranha. After breakfast visit a local community. Walk through their gardens learning about their way of life. Many of locals are of Indian ancestry and the breadth of their knowledge of the rainforest is enormous. Learn about the preparation of manioc flour and the health and education situations of the children. After lunch spend some time on one of the white sandy beaches. Here you can take a swim in some of the world’s most clean and refreshing water. Exploring by canoe and scout for wildlife in the late afternoon. On the way toward the Amazon River dinner will be served.
Early in the morning explore the Lago Janauary Ecological Park. This area is usually a very good place to see wildlife and the “Victoria Regia” giant water lilies. Visit several kinds of forest including the strange and beautiful seasonally flooded forest known by Amazon Indians as the Igapó and the fantastically rich varzea forest. While you have breakfast navigate to the “Meeting of the Waters”, where the world’s two largest rivers, the Amazon and the Negro, join in a turbulent maelstrom. Now is time to return to the Tropical Hotel landing-stage passing Manaus port, with views of the floating docks, market, old custom house and the dome of the Opera house. Arrival will be at 11:30am.