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BRAZILIAN AMAZON M/V CLIPPER

NEW AMAZON CLIPPER PREMIUM

Itinerary
DAY 1 - Monday -
Depart Hotel Tropical landing-stage at 14:30 hrs. Presentation on board of staff, route and facilities. Navigation to the "Meeting of the Waters". Observation. Navigation in the Xiborena and Careiro region to Curari. Canoe trip in smaller creeks to see life on the flood plains: jute, market-garden produce, rubber trees, as well as flood plain forest and lakes with giant water lilies (in season). This trip returns after sunset, so that we can observe night life, including caimans. Navigation up the Amazon (the upper part of it called Solimões by the natives) to Lake Janauaca. Dinner on the way.
DAY 2 - Tuesday -
Early morning canoe trip for bird-watching. There are good chances of seeing Hoatzins and large flocks of Egrets and Cormorants. Breakfast. Walk in the forest with commentaries by the specialist. Visit to the inhabitants of the lake who live from manioc plantations, fishing, diverse fruit trees, rubber, Brazil-nut trees, wood and other extractive products. Lunch. Navigation. Fishing for piranhas and other types of fish. Dinner. Night trip to see nocturnal animals, sometimes including night-hawks, snakes, toro-rats, sloth and frogs. Navigation.
DAY 3 - Wednesday -
Early morning bird-watching trip in the Janauary Ecological Park and nearby waterways. Breakfast. Navigation past Manaus port, with views of the floating docks, market, old custom house and houses on stilts. Navigation to the Pagodão river (tributary of the Negro). Canoe trip shortly before sunset, returning after dark, with the possibility of observing nocturnal animals and perceive the change in the forest as night falls. Dinner. Navigation to Açu Creek or nearby tributaries.
DAY 4 - Thursday -
Canoe trip at sunrise for bird watching. 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, preparation of manioc flour (the staple foodstuff of the Amazon), the health and education situation of the children etc. Lunch. Fishing for piranhas. Navigation through the Anavilhanas, the world's largest fresh water archipelago, more then 1000 miles from the ocean. Navigation. Dinner. Night trip to see caimans and possibly frogs, sloth, snakes and other species, depending on the season.
DAY 5 - Friday –
Breakfast. Visit to the village of Novo Airão, with its handicraft boat yards where the "AMAZON CLIPPER" was built, sawmills, market and other activities. Navigation to Praia Grande or other white sand beach. Swimming if conditions permit, and observation of the vegetation of sandy areas. Lunch. Canoe trip in Lake Acajatuba or adjacent lake domains to see typical flora (rubber trees, Brazil nuts, useful palm trees of various types). Dinner. Navigation.
DAY 6 - Saturday - L
ake Janauary. Canoe trip at sunrise for bird watching. Breakfast. Navigation to the "Meeting of the Waters". Return to the Tropical Hotel landing-stage, with fine views of Manaus waterfront. Arrival at 11:30 hrs. End of services.

 NEW AMAZON CLIPPER PREMIUM

 Rates Per Person 2011

Twin

Single

Children

3d/2n MO-WE

US$988

1482

444

4d/3n WE-SA

1317

1975

650

6d/5n MO-SA

1992

2988

990


Rate per person -
Children up to 12 years old accompanied by parents: 20% off.

The program includes: Welcolme drink, all meals, accommodation in double cabins with bunk berths and excursions as described in the itinerary, bilingual guide.

If you don't have a travel companion, the cruise company will try to find a  roommate.
Prices do not include - Alcoholic beverages or soft drinks, personal expenses, transfers, travel insurance and anything else not listed as included.
Changes in Routing

The Boat 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 safe of the vessel, and to ensure the better enjoyment of the trip.

 



THE M/V CLIPPER

The M/V Clipper is a typical three deck Amazon river boat which accommodates 16 passengers in a 8 air conditioned cabins, each with private shower and toilet. This comfortable ship features ample dining room, bar/library area and comfortable deck chairs for relaxation during the cruise, observing the many different species of birds and plants along the waterways of the mid-Amazon. 120 volts and 12 V.DC is available on board. Smaller boats with outboard motors will be used for excursions during the cruise.

The M/V Clipper  takes travelers on two, three and five night cruises to areas such as the Rio Negro and Ariau in the mid-Amazon, excellent areas for bird-watching and flora and fauna observation.

Scheduled departures leave from the Hotel Tropical dock in Manaus, visiting remote areas allowing passengers to experience life in the Amazon in a comfortable adventurous way on board the Clipper.

AMAZON RIVER CRUISE - MANAUS Tara No.115

3 Days/2 Nights

Departs every Monday:

DAY 1- Monday - Meeting at the lobby of the Tropical Hotel at 14:00 hrs. Boarding and depart toward Amazon River while we enjoy a welcome drink and listen to the information about route and facilities. After a snack we meet us in the leisure room for lectures about Amazon where we will get a good start on understanding Amazon ecology while the vessel take us the Amazon upstream. Before dinner we may already ordered a caipirinha, the national drink of Brazil. After dinner we will explore the river`s edge with powerful searchlights and we see caiman, close relatives of crocodile, sometimes including night-hawks, snakes, toro-rats, sloth and frogs.

DAY 2- Tuesday - We wake up in the Janauaca Lake and start an early exploration by canoe of the waking forest. We will keep our eyes open for birds and enjoy the Pink River Dolphins. We return for breakfast followed by a walk in the forest and a visit to the inhabitants of the lake who live from manioc plantations, fishing, diverse fruit trees, rubber, Brazil-nut trees, wood and other extractive products. The piranha fishing in late afternoon is not only for passionate anglers then there are good chances of seeing Hoatzins and large flocks of egrets. After dinner we will explore the forest in our canoes with the possibility of observing nocturnal animals and admire at the millions of stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere.

DAY 3- Wednesday - A last exploring for bird-watching and good chances to see the Victoria Regia, the giant water lilies in the January Ecological Park. We explore the mysterious flooded forest by canoe or walking on catwalks, observing wildlife in the trees and in the water. While we enjoin breakfast the boat starts navigation toward the "Meeting of the Waters". A unique spectacle where the bright colored water of the Amazon and the dark water of the Negro flows side by side without mixing for many miles. Now we return to the Tropical landing stage while we past Manaus port, with views of the floating docks, market, old custom house and the dome of the Opera house, arriving at 11:30 am. End of services

 

2011

Cabin Rates Per Person

Twin

Single

Children

With A/C & Shower/Bath

US$707

1057

call

RIO NEGRO

4 Days/3 Nights

Departs every Wednesday:

DAY 1 - Wednesday - Meeting at the lobby of the Tropical Hotel at 14:00 hrs. Boarding and depart upstream on the Rio Negro while we drink a fresh fruit juice and listen to the information about facilities. After a Snack we meet us in the leisure room for lectures about Amazon where we will get a good start on understanding Amazon preservation and ecology. After Dinner we will explore little creeks in our canoes and listen to the sounds of nocturnal animals with the possibility of observing birds, frogs, snakes and caimans.

DAY 2 - Thursday - Early morning we explore the surroundings along the waters edge in our canoes while we mainly find fruit eating birds like parrots and toucans. After breakfast we go for a jungle walk, we discover many surprising fragrances in leaves, fruits, woods and animals. Around midday we return and we may go for a swim, before lunch. In the Afternoon we navigate through the Anavilhanas National Park, one of the world`s largest fresh water archipelagos, a labyrinth of waterways. In the late afternoon we embark in the canoes and learn more about this wonderful nature park.

DAY 3 - Friday – Early this morning we spend a little time fishing for piranhas and other fish. After breakfast we visit a “Natives Community” where we find many of the typical Amazonian fruits like Cupuaçu and Tapereba, palm trees like Açaí, Tucumã and Pupunha. We learn about the preparation of manioc flour and the health and education situation of the children. After lunch we are landing on one of the white sandy beaches to swim in the dark water and enjoy the Pink River Dolphins. Exploring by canoe and scout for wildlife in the late afternoon. On the way toward the Amazon River will be served dinner

DAY 4 - Saturday - Early this morning we explore the Lago Janauary Ecological Park. This area is usually a very good place to observe wildlife and chances to see the “Victoria Regia” the giant water lilies. While we have Breakfast we navigate to the "Meeting of the Waters", the confluence of the world's two largest rivers, the Amazon and the Negro. Now is time to return to the Tropical Hotel landing-stage while we join fine views of Manaus` waterfront. Arrival at 11:30 hrs. End of service

 

2011

Cabin Rates Per Person  

Twin

Single

Children

With A/C & Shower/Bath

US$964

1446

call

 

AMAZON RIVER AND RIO NEGRO CRUISE

6 Days/5 Nights

Departs every Monday: This program combines the Amazon Cruise and Rio Negro Cruise. Return to Manaus on Saturday.

2011

Cabin Rates Per Person  

Twin

Single

Children

With A/C & Shower/Bath

 US$1334

2005

call