World Journeys | Amazon Expedition Cruise: M/Y Tucano

Travel from the Brazilian city of Manaus into the heart of the Amazonian wilderness, voyaging further than any other boat operator to explore this pristine UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll venture along hidden and uninhabited rivers, journeying deep into the wild forest where the magnificent plants and animals of Amazonia reign supreme. You’ll also visit the Encontro das Aguas, the confluence of the world’s two largest rivers, the Rio Negro and the mighty, magnificent, Amazon River itself.

Highlights include: The Anavilhanas Archipelago – the world’s largest river island system, learn about the ecology of the Amazon from expert guides, explore the rainforest by kayak, boat and walks, cultural visit with locals, wildlife spotting by night with nocturnal creatures, and Brazilian Caipirinha Night (cocktails and samba!).

M/Y Tucano: While able to travel in comfort, the M/Y Tucano is not insulated from the rainforest and built in an elegant style of a classic modern yacht. The voyage is quite active and days are spent exploring the forest on foot, by kayak, or in the boat’s launches. The yacht is fully air conditioned for 18 guests with outside staterooms including full private bathroom facilities. The M/Y Tucano is comfortable, sophisticated, and well suited to exploring the Amazon wilderness.

  • Summary


    7 Days / 6 Nights from NZD $6,790*


    Amazon, Brazil

    Type of Journey

    Cruise, Wildlife, Active
  • Departure Dates

    13 Jan
    10 Feb
    2, 16 Mar
    6, 27 Apr
    11 May
    1, 15 Jun
    6, 27 Jul
    10, 24 Aug
    7 Sep
    19 Oct
    2, 16 Nov
    7, 21 Dec
    15 Jan
    12 Feb
    5 Mar
    9, 19 Apr
    7, 28 May
    11 Jun
    2, 16 Jul
    6 Aug
    10 Sep
    1, 15 Oct
    5, 26 Nov
    10, 24 Dec
  • What's Included

    Tour Includes

    • Cruise journey
    • 6-nights’ accommodation onboard in your selected category
    • All meals (B, L, D) onboard
    • Bottled water
    • Shared excursions as per the itinerary
    • English-speaking local guides

    Not Included

    • Alcohol beverages
    • Soft drinks
    • Gratuities

  • Pricing

    Description Twin

    1 Jan to 31 Dec
    Green Stateroom
    Yellow Stateroom
    Blue (Single) Stateroom



    1-Jan to 31-Dec
    Green Stateroom
    Yellow Stateroom
    Blue (Single) Stateroom



    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply. Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Days 1-3: Manaus

    On joining the group, passengers board the vessel a short walk from the lobby of the Hotel Tropical, Manaus.

    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: Amazon cruising

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

    Day 5: Amazon cruising

    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 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: Amazon cruising

    We begin the day with a dawn excursion hunting for wakening wildlife followed by a full Brazilian 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: Amazon cruising

    After breakfast you will disembark from the cruise, arrangements end.

  • Booking Conditions

    • Please enquire about pricing for children (11 and under) and/or triple share
    • The single supplement is waived in Green Staterooms for guests open to sharing with a same-gender traveller
    • This itinerary serves as a guide only and changes may be necessary due to water levels
    • A shorter 5-day cruise is also available, please enquire for more details


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