Exclusive Amazon River Cruise Brazil | 5 days | PlanetaEXO
From BRL 10,750.00 per person

Exclusive Amazon River Cruise Brazil | 5 days

From BRL 10,750.00 per person
Accommodation Included
Meals Included
National Park
Drinks Included
About the adventure

Experience moments of adventure and connection in this exclusive Amazon River Cruise in Brazil,  the Greatest Natural Wonder in the World, the Amazon rainforest. Embark on the majestic Boat Zaltana and sail through the waters of the Rio Negro and its tributaries with great comfort and immersion.


Join us on an adventure to explore the Anavilhanas National Park, the second-largest river island in the world, with over 400 islands and 60 lakes, spanning 130 km of diverse wildlife. This unique setting presents endless opportunities for learning and experiencing new sensations, including water trails by boat through the flooded forests, encountering Amazon river dolphins, observing wild animals, bathing in the warm waters of the Amazon, and visiting traditional local communities. Come challenge your limits and broaden your horizons with us.



Opening the curtain in your room and enjoying nature at any time is an indescribable sensation! We start the day with a relaxing walk through the calm waters of the Igarapé do Tatú, followed by a hearty breakfast. Still in the morning, we will meet an indigenous community to watch a singing and dancing performance. After lunch, we will continue on to another adventure! The scenery is the National Park of Anavilhanas and its abundant fauna and flora. Known for being the second largest river archipelago in the world, with 400 river islands and habitat of the most beloved character of the Amazon, the pink dolphin, the river dolphins. That night we will sleep in the waters of Anavilhanas and enjoy a special dinner under the moonlight.

anavilhanas river dolphin


Zaltana Amazon River Cruise Brazil


Experience the unparalleled richness of one of the most biodiverse biomes in the world, featuring over 30,000 plant species, some of which are yet to be discovered by the scientific community. Embark on a speedboat tour to explore the forest and witness the remarkable variety of plants and trees, while gaining a deeper understanding of the forest's lifecycle.


The Amazon region boasts a diverse fauna, comprising over 30 million animal species, including toucans, parrots, and macaws that can be easily spotted in the treetops. In addition, amazon river dolphins can be observed in the water and monkeys swinging in the branches. The Amazon is home to 85 out of the 100 fish species found in Latin America, including the Pirarucu, which can grow up to 3 meters long.


Life Aboard Zaltana


Experience the beauty of the Amazon rainforest while staying in one of the 10 air-conditioned suite cabins aboard the Zaltana boat. Wake up to breathtaking views of nature every morning and enjoy the ultimate comfort with a capacity to accommodate up to 20 people. Relax in style as you embark on an exciting and unforgettable Amazon adventure.




Zaltana is a specially designed boat that offers a peaceful, stable, and secure experience as you sail through the waters of the Rio Negro, the 7th largest river in the world. The crew is friendly and attentive, ensuring that you feel at home and receive personalized attention throughout your journey. The boat was built with the most demanding clients in mind, providing a tailor-made experience that will exceed your expectations.



As soon as you step on board the Zaltana, our friendly crew will welcome you with refreshing tropical juices, and throughout the trip, they will prepare freshly made meals using local Amazonian ingredients and flavors, catering to all dietary preferences.



The Zaltana offers various spots for you to relax and unwind. You can enjoy a refreshing drink at the bar located on the main deck, lounge in the living room on the upper deck, or experience the ultimate relaxation on the upper solarium deck, which offers the best panoramic views of the Amazon, with amenities such as a shower room, tables, and chairs where you can soak up the sun and enjoy the stunning scenery.



Our journey through the Amazon Forest will be filled with breathtaking landscapes and enriching experiences that will deepen our understanding of the region's rich biodiversity, culinary delights, and immersive cultural interactions. The Amazon River Cruise in Brazil promises to be an unforgettable experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.







Day 1 - Meeting of waters / Janauari Lake / Visit the indigenous community
The Zaltana crew will welcome you onboard for the start of this great adventure. During navigation in Amazonian waters, a meeting will be held, giving instructions, clarifying doubts, and demonstrating practices of minimal impact during the trip. 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. You will be able to appreciate this rare phenomenon of nature and understand why these waters do not mix.



We will enjoy a delicious lunch onboard. In the afternoon, we will go on a speedboat ride to explore Lake Janauari, an ecological Park that has more than 9 thousand hectares, a region full of Amazonian species, such as mucuris, bromeliads, orchids, and the famous water lily (Victoria amazonica), one of the largest aquatic plants in the world.



Later in the day, we will visit an indigenous community where a wealth of Brazilian cultural diversity is concentrated. Here, we will have the opportunity to witness a captivating performance of traditional singing and dancing.


Contemplating the wonders of the Rio Negro, we will visit the indigenous community of the strait, where true treasures of Brazilian cultural diversity are concentrated. We will enjoy a delicious lunch on board while sailing to the community of Nova Esperança, located on the banks of the Cuieiras River, an ecological cradle that houses several species of animals and centuries-old trees.


Day 2 - Visit to Nova Esperança Community / Hike in the forest / Anavilhanas 3 Bocas / Piranha Fishing
There's nothing quite like the feeling of opening your room's curtains and being surrounded by nature. During our excursion, we'll journey to the Nova Esperança community, situated along the banks of the Cuieiras River, an ecological haven that's home to a diverse range of animal species and ancient trees. This visit will provide us with a unique chance to immerse ourselves in the local culture, discover their customs, and exchange knowledge.


Amazon River Cruise Brazil


Expedition on Amazon River Cruise


While we're there, we'll have the chance to hike through the forest and discover the natural treasures hidden amongst the trees, learning about their medicinal benefits along the way. Later, we'll explore the Anavilhanas islands by speedboat and venture to 3 Bocas, where the island's lush vegetation is mirrored in the dark waters, creating a surreal environmental scene. To cap off the day, we'll participate in the traditional activity of piranha fishing, where we'll learn how to catch this famous fish that's a staple of Amazonian cuisine.


Amazon River Cruise Brazil

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Day 3 - Novo Airão / Navigation / Fauna spotting by canoe (nocturnal activity)
Today, we'll enjoy a full day of leisurely navigation, taking in the various landscapes formed by the islands. We'll pass by the city of Novo Airão, which is the nearest city to the Anavilhanas National Park, and continue sailing until we reach Acajatuba. This area boasts several igarapés and canals that connect the Negro River to its neighboring Solimões River, making it an ideal location for eco-tourism activities.



In the evening, we'll embark on a search for caimans and other nocturnal animals along the river banks. Our knowledgeable native guide will teach us how to use our flashlights to spot the distinct yellow eyes of these creatures.


Zaltana Amazon River Cruise Brazil

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Day 4 - Meeting with the Amazon River Dolphins / Ariau River Tour / River Beaches / Luau 

Today, we'll delve into the highlights of Acajatuba! We'll kick off the day by visiting the Amazon river dolphins, the 'botos', one of the most beloved and docile mammals in the Amazon. Unfortunately, these creatures are at risk of extinction and are only found in the Amazon, making this a truly special and exciting experience!


Wake up to sounds of birds for one more day immersing in water Amazonian. By boat, we will explore islands and streams and enter the water to dive with dolphins, docile mammals that are at risk of extinction and that are only found in the Amazon. An exciting experience!

amazonian dolphin


Next, we'll take a thrilling speedboat ride along the Ariaú River, which is renowned for being the filming location of the movie 'Anaconda'. As the Ariaú River is formed by the union of the Solimões and Negro Rivers, it boasts a unique blend of fauna and flora from both environments. It's not uncommon to spot a variety of wild animals, including sloths, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, as well as various bird species such as jaçanã, parrots, herons, and gypsy ancestors.


Amazon River Cruise Brazil


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We'll also embark on a forest hike that will lead us to the giant Samaúma tree, which is considered the mother of Amazonian trees and a significant part of Brazilian folklore. For the more adventurous among us, there's an optional activity to climb one of these trees and reach its top to get a broader view of the vastness of the forest.


Araquem Alcantara


As the day draws to a close, we'll begin preparations for our luau on Praia Grande beach, surrounded by the lush Amazon vegetation. We'll start a bonfire and indulge in some excellent local food, including various types of hot fish. We'll spend the evening sharing our experiences and perceptions of the Amazon before settling in for the night aboard the boat, which will be moored in Praia Grande.


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Day 5 - Return to Manaus
The waters that welcomed us at the start of our journey will now bid us farewell as we make our way back to Manaus, marking the end of this incredible Amazon River Cruise expedition in Brazil.


Expedition on Amazon River Cruise


We will enjoy a delicious farewell lunch while enjoy navigating through the waters of Rio Negrio, enjoying the last moments of this great adventure.


Zaltana Amazon River Cruise Brazil


With renewed energy, we return home with the certainty that traveling through the Amazon on the Zaltana Boat is a unique adventure, which will make us reflect on how much we must protect the greatest natural heritage in the world. Join us in this exclusive Amazon River Cruise in Brazil, a lifetime experience!





The Zaltana boat, with its 10 air-conditioned suite cabins, offers an incredible panoramic view of the Amazon and can comfortably accommodate up to 20 people. Each cabin comes with a private bathroom equipped with a hairdryer and amenities.






What is included

  • 5 days and 4 nights aboard the Zaltana Boat;;
  • Complete crew: Commander, Fluvial Sailor of machines, deck assistant, cook, kitchen assistant, waiter, cleaning assistant, maid, tour guide, and manager;
  • Coffee, lunch, and dinner (including snacks);
  • Drinks (sparkling and still water, soda, tonic water, natural juice, beer, vodka and cachaça caipirinha, and Campari);
  • High-speed Internet access on board;
  • All program activities;
  • Support boat for the transportation of passengers, according to the planned itinerary;
  • Gasoline needed for navigation, including the support boat;
  • Fees refer to the presentation of the Indians, walking the trails, and meeting with the amazon river dolphins;
  • 02 transfers (hotel x Zaltana Boat x airport).


What is not included

  • Satellite phone calls (service paid separately R$ 15.00/ min);
  • Drinks not mentioned as included;
  • Air tickets in/out;
  • Tips and gratuities.



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    Customer Reviews

    5 out of 5 stars (based on 20 reviews)

    Verry Professional

    December 5, 2022

    Very well-trained staff, super attentive to serve, very professional.

    Sergio Luiz (Brazil)

    10-star service!

    November 5, 2022

    A totally different concept from all operations already seen, a very well-planned and organized vessel! The team is to be congratulated for the hospitality it provides A unique receptivity, 10-star service! Until March 2023 guys! 😀😀😀

    Lúcio Rezende (Brazil)

    Spectacular Boat with Remarkable Crew

    November 5, 2022

    The boat is simply spectacular. But the kindness and dedication of the crew were much more remarkable. That is the great differential of this for the other boats.

    Jair José (Brazil)

    Excellence in service and staff

    October 10, 2022

    Well, everything went according to my expectations. I just have to say: keep up that excellence in service and staff.

    Veranice Oliveira (Brazil)

    Exceeded my expectations

    October 8, 2022

    My first experience in the Amazon, the boat far exceeded my expectations.

    Silvio Tamura (Brazil)

    Very good

    October 5, 2022

    Very good. Want to repeat this tour.

    Moacir de Oliveira (Brazil)


    October 5, 2022

    Great, I repeat for sure.

    Ramon leandro (Brazil)

    The best vessel in the Amazon

    August 19, 2022

    Without a doubt, the best vessel I’ve seen in the Amazon.

    Claudio Tadeu (Brazil)

    It was all very good

    May 22, 2022

    It was all very good, but a bit pricey.

    Eduardo Kozma (Brazil)

    Excellent experience

    May 20, 2022

    An excellent experience, you are to be congratulated!

    Dino Mottinelli (Brazil)

    Impeccable service

    May 16, 2022

    It was a very happy experience, with impeccable service from the crew. Accommodation, restaurant (here including the excellence of the cuisine and the board deck), and the boat trips were also incredible.

    Anamaria Giglio (Brazil)

    Excellent boat

    May 8, 2022

    Excellent boat, with hospitable accommodation, good pilots, and attentive owners.

    Gilberto Alvez (Brazil)

    Nice structure

    April 30, 2022

    Nice structure, boats and good team.

    Claudio Furukawa (Brazil)

    Everyone needs to go to Amazon

    February 14, 2022

    Zaltana is a unique experience, everyone, one day in their life, needs to go to Zaltana and the Amazon. Zaltana is spectacular, it gives you unique moments in your life. I tell all my friends: the trip aboard Zaltana is wonderful! Spectacular crew, pilots, and service.

    Pedro de Mauro Filho (Brazil)

    Safety, comfort, attention and affection

    February 1, 2022

    Barco Zaltana fulfilled my dream of navigating the Amazon, with safety, comfort in the accommodations, and attention and affection in the service of the entire team. From arrival to last breath on the boat! Fulfilling dreams with such perfection is for few, and at Zaltana, this is a reality! This experience I will always carry with me, kept in my heart! Gratitude!

    Mônica Nakiri (Brazil)

    Exceeded my expectations

    January 14, 2022

    In my first experience in Amazonas, Barco Zaltana far exceeded my expectations.

    Marcos Rumi (Brazil)

    Excellent service

    November 8, 2021

    Congratulations to the team that surprises us more with each trip, exceeding our expectations. Always committed to providing pleasant and intense moments, making more and more an excellent service.

    Rita Barreto (Brazil)

    One of the best experiences of my life!

    June 13, 2021

    Fantastic trip through the Amazon rainforest. One of the best experiences of my life. Thank you!

    Daniel Cady (Brazil)


    April 16, 2021

    VIP service, crew without comments and the food without explanation. It’s hard to even comment on how exceptional it is.

    Gustavo (Brazil)

    An experienced team of professionals

    February 20, 2021

    The Zaltana Boat is very good, with an all-aluminum naval structure, excellent accommodation, safe navigability with an experienced team of professionals, and excellent and attentive pilots who know the region. As for the kitchen, the restaurant and leisure area is perfect, as well as the food and services, including drinks and the bar, are exceptional. I have been on the Zaltana boat twice, and both times I was very satisfied, which is why I recommend it to my colleagues.

    Ivo Limoeiro (Brazil)

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