Adventure Cruise on the Amazon in Brazil
Small Group Holiday
Explore the Amazon River in Brazil from its mouth in Belem to its midway point near Manaus on this 2-week adventure holiday in South America. This is your chance to discover what life along this river is as you visit local communities, sleep on deck in a hammock on a passenger ferry and roam around the white sand beaches that mark the Amazon's islands.
After a walking tour of Belem we take a boat to Marajo island in the Amazon River Delta, an island that is bigger than the Netherlands. We stay in a local inn overlooking the river and discover the wildlife that calls the island home, such as capybara, monkeys, and sloth.
Next we journey for two nights by river boat to Monte Alegre, sailing through narrow waterways and the main Amazon channel and past local communities, as we observe local life and mingle with fellow travellers.
Vale do Paraiso is exactly that - Paradise Valley where hikes lead to waterfalls which are great for swimming. Then, by public speedboat, we travel to laid-back Alter do Chao, best known for its beautiful white-sandy beach and clear waters. Explorations nearby have you visit primary rain forest and places like the Enchanted Forest.
Our final boat journey will take us for three nights along the Rio Negro, sleeping in hammocks on deck in true local style. Enjoy a whole range of excursions, including jungle hikes, visiting local communities, discovering the riverine archipelago of Anavilhanas with its abundant wildlife, including caimans and dolphins.
Finally, we disembark in Manaus, before flying to Rio de Janeiro where our trip ends.
Activity / Theme
Culture, River Cruise, Nature & Wildlife
Basic / Moderate
Leisurely / Moderate
River ferry, private boat, speed boat, bus, flight
2 Nights each in Comfortable boat, simple boat, simple hotel and comfortable lodge; 1 night simple camping, 6 nights comfortable hotel
Months of Operation
May, June, September, October
Adventure Coordinators Insider Tip:
This is an adventurous trip in the true sense of the word, using local ferries and boats to travel a siginifcant portion of the Amazon in Brazil. If you are looking for a dedicated wildlife trip, consider our Luxury Cruise on the Amazon in Peru
DAY 1 Start in Belem
DAY 2 Tour Belem; free time
DAY 3 To Marajo Island; explore village and beach
DAY 4 Marajo Island wildlife tour
DAY 5 Start boat trip Belem - Monte Alegre
DAY 6 On the boat; watch Amazon life, stargazing
DAY 7 On the river; observe life on the Amazon
DAY 8 Discover rock paintings; to Vale do Paraiso
DAY 9 Free in Vale do Paraiso
DAY 10 To river beaches of Alter do Chao
DAY 11 Free in Alter do Chao
DAY 12 Fly Manaus, board private boat
DAY 13 Rio Negro indigenous communities
DAY 14 Rio Negro & Anavilhanas archipelago
DAY 15 Disembark Manaus; fly Rio; free afternoon
DAY 16 End in Rio de Janeiro
15 Breakfast, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
Services of English speaking tour leader, boat crew & drivers, local guides
Sample tour. Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice. Please inquire.
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