Experience moments of adventure and connection with nature in the Greatest Natural Wonder in the World, the Amazon Rainforest onboard of Katerre boat on this amazing Amazon River Cruise. We will cruise through the Amazon Forest, contemplating its beautiful landscapes, learning about its rich biodiversity, tasting the culinary delicacies of the region, and getting to know the local culture interacting with indigenous communities.
About the Boat
Navigate through the amazonian waters with great comfort. This premium boat has 64 feet, 3 floors, 8 suite cabins, and large functional and leisure areas for up to 16 people on long expeditions. The regional style of the boat provides our customers with the feeling of traveling on a top-of-the-line boat like the natives of the region, but with comfort, safety, and onboard service. Suite-cabins with ith air-conditioned, a covered leisure area and solarium with tables, chairs, and loungers, shower, hammocks are some of the features you will find on this amazonian boat.
The crew will welcome you onboard for the start of this Amazon River Cruise. During navigation in Amazonian waters, a meeting will be held, giving instructions, explaining the itinerary, and demonstrating practices of minimal impact during the trip.
Navigating Rio Negro, the seventh-largest river in the world by volume of water, we will enjoy delicious meals and drinks onboard while exploring Amazon's rich ecosystem abundant in life and organic nutrients, full of birds, reptiles, exotic plants, and giant trees. Opening the curtain in your room and enjoying nature at any time is an indescribable sensation!
Traveling through the Amazon on a boat is a unique adventure, which will make us reflect on how much we must protect the greatest natural heritage in the world.
With a wide range of exposure to native culture and wildlife attractions, this tour offers climbing the giant trees, swimming with the pink dolphins, visiting the Tuiuka Indians, Parasailing, and navigation through black and muddy water ecosystems from Rio Solimoes to the heart of Anavilhanas and Jaú National Park in Rio Negro.
Contemplating its water we will visit Encontro das Águas (Meeting of the Waters), where Rio Negro (black waters) and Rio Solimões (brown waters) run side by side for more than 9 km.
Navigation through Ariaú River, a beautiful black watercourse, with characteristic vegetation and peculiar attractions such as giant trees, with the option of performing the Tree Climb. We will enjoy its abundant fauna, with aquatic trail activity with piranha fishing and probable interaction with scent monkeys.
We will go forward Ariaú River, a settlement of Indians from the Upper Rio Negro and visit the village and witness a rustic presentation of their traditional customs, dance, a little history, and crafts. After the presentation, interaction in native language Tuiuka and Tukano.
At night, we will be spotting alligators and other nocturnal animals.
We will visit Anavilhanas National Park and its abundant fauna and flora. Known for being the second largest river archipelago in the world, with 400 river islands and the habitat of the most beloved character of the Amazon, the pink dolphin.
Our adventure includes beautiful hikings in the forest to appreciate the fauna and flora and a visit to the caboclo community of Miriti. We also will hike 1200 meters in the Amazon Forest to reach Madadá Cave, this enigmatic cave formed over 700 million years ago by sandstone blocks of various shades.
During our expedition, we will make some stops to swim at Rio Negro's beaches formed in the dry season and enjoy the beautiful Amazon's sunset.
At night, you can choose overnight in the boat’s cabin or in hammocks on the lookout, a bungalow for 2 with washroom in the middle of the jungle, with a nice view of the Negro River. Enjoy special dinners under the moonlight and a lot of native folklore storytelling.
Our expedition continues navigating toward the Jaú National Park, with a stop at Airão Velho, an abandoned city, lost in the Amazon forest. With a single inhabitant, considered the 'guardian' of the place, the old settlement is in ruins on the banks of the Rio Negro. We will also visit the Mirituba riverside community and existing pre-Columbian petroglyphs near Airão Velho.
Jaú National Park is a conservation unit perfect for those who like to watch animals. Monkeys, sloths, dolphins, lowland pacas, and birds can be observed on jungle nights, or in the river, close to sunset time. The largest freshwater forest park in the world still guards enigmas to be revealed. Because of its relatively complicated access, its paths, waterfalls, and creeks are not heavily explored by tourists. The park’s water system is composed of 3 big rivers (Unini River on the north, Carabinani by the south, and Jaú on the center) and an infinity of small streams of dark water. The forests found on the banks of the rivers are called Igapó Forests and are flooded for a period of 6-8 months during the year. The dry forests are known as Firm Land Forests. Its diversity represents 200 species per hectare.
At the end of our expedition we will visit the Aturiá community to experience the lifestyle of the locals, exchange experiences, visit its orchard with seasonal fruits and the flour house and have a short trip on a fisherman's canoe to observe the local fauna, especially the Bicó monkey.
This experience is a unique Amazon River Cruise for 7 days. The itinerary will be readapted if you choose to do it in fewer days, we have options from 4 to 7 days.
Check out our departure dates for 2022.
What is included on the Amazon River Cruise
- 3-6 nights aboard the Jacaré-Açu boat on a suite-cabin with air conditioning,
- Bilingual guide
- Crew: Captain, expedition leader, native guide, chefs, assistants, sailors, and housekeeper.
- Meals: Full board, including 3 meals a day + snacks.
- Drinks: sparkling water, natural juices, soft drinks, caipirinhas, beer.
- Customized menu option: Regional, International, Vegetarian Low fat
- Transfer Novo Airão > Manaus
- Booklets, articles, and infographics about Amazon, in PDF.
- Support boat for the transportation of passengers, according to the planned itinerary;
- Gasoline needed for navigation, including the support boat;
- Fees referring to the presentation of the Indians, walking the trails, and diving with the dolphins;
What is not included
- Medical Aid;
- Drinks not mentioned as included;
- Tips and gratuities.