The Amazon Clipper Cruise is a wonderful shorter Amazon cruise, with two levels of boat - the Premium and Traditional types - along with three possible lengths, being the 2 night Rio Solimoes or 3 night Rio Negro cruises, or the 5 night combination of both tributaries of the Amazon River.
Cruise the Amazon River
Take a cruise on the Amazon River, the world’s largest river system, to experience the ambience of the Amazon Jungle. Leave the boat for a closer look on jungle treks through the rainforest and canoe trips through the creeks. Take night-time expeditions to see caimans and other nocturnal creatures. Visit Amazon communities and learn how they adapt to life in the world’s largest rainforest. Awaken early to be staggered by the dawn chorus that makes every morning special in the Amazon. Feast on fruits and fish found only in the Amazon, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the jungle at night from the deck of your boat as you Cruise the Amazon with Brazil Adventure Tours.
The Amazon Clipper Cruise
The Amazon Clipper Cruise is a wonderful shorter Amazon cruise, with two levels of boat - the Premium and Traditional types - along with three possible lengths, being the 2 night Rio Solimoes or 3 night Rio Negro cruises, or the 5 night combination of both tributaries of the Amazon River. This 5 night cruise takes you out of Manaus on Monday to travel up the Rio Solimoes to the Xiborena region of rubber trees and giant water lilies. Canoe trips on Lake Janauaca and the Lake Januario Ecological Park bring you closer to flocks of egrets and cormorants, with piranha fishing and night safaris. The second half of the cruise travels up the Rio Negro to the Anavilhanas Archipelago and Novo Airao, where the Amazon River Dolphins like to stay. The Amazon Clipper cruises depart from Manaus most weeks, on Monday and Wednesday. The boats are in the traditional low-berth Amazon style, allowing passage through shallow waters and giving close access to jungle and wildlife. The fleet consists of the three-deck Traditional with 8 air-conditioned cabins with bunk beds, all on the outside of the boat. The four-deck Premium boats have 16 air-conditioned cabins with lower beds, again all facing the river and the rainforest. Both have covered outdoor viewing areas and comfortable common areas.
- Destinations: Amazon
- Duration: 2 Night Cruise
- Trip Style: Traditional
- Activities: Wildlife Observation - Ecotourism - Cruises
Brazil Adventure Tours provide you with ideas for tours of Brazil and South America, with all being completely flexible with regards to dates, duration or the tours, activities and classes that we can include. Our website tours are our recommendations based on our experience of how to make the very best of your time in South America. We can adjust these details in any way that you wish, with a little advice from us of course. We can combine any of our destinations that you wish to visit into one tour, and for however long you wish to visit them. Any of our Traditional and Adventure tours can also be combined in whichever way you prefer. We are here to organise a tour that suits you after all, not the other way around!
|Day 1 : Over The Amazon Jungle to Manaus
|Tuesday. Your flight takes you over the huge green expanse of jungle and you arrive in Manaus, the city at the heart of the Amazon Rainforest. After transferring to your hotel, the rest of the day is free to relax and recover from your journey. You can enjoy your first taste of Amazon Cuisine, which makes use of the fruits and vegetables of the area, and also the abundant fish life in the Amazon River system. In the evening you may even get the opportunity to see a performance at the famous Manaus Opera House, the Teatro Amazonas.|
|Day 2 : Manaus Sights & Embarkation!
Manaus to Janauaca Lake
|Monday. A morning tour takes in the famous Manaus Theatre, the Municipal Market, and the Floating Dock. The theatre is the symbol of the city and was built during the rubber boom that made the wealth of Manaus. The market on the edge of the river boasts produce and crafts from all over the Amazon area. The Amazon Clipper Cruise embarks at 2:30pm, passing Manaus and up the Rio Solimoes to the Xiborena region. Canoe trips in smaller creeks take you to see life on the flood plains and, after sunset, to observe nocturnal creatures including caimans. The cruise continues up to Janauaca Lake with dinner on the way.|
|Day 3 : Amazon Wildlife
|Tuesday. Early morning canoe trip takes you bird watching with good chances of seeing Hoatzins and large flocks of Egrets and Cormorants. After breakfast, you visit the inhabitants of the lake who survive on manioc plantations, fishing, diverse fruit trees, rubber, Brazil nut trees, wood and other products of native plants. A trek in the forest with a local nature expert precedes lunch. In the afternoon you can fish for the legendary piranha and other types of fish. A night canoe trip to see nocturnal animals, including nighthawks, snakes, toro-rats, sloths and frogs.|
|Day 4 : Flying Home from Manaus
Amazon River to Manaus & Away
|Wednesday. Early morning bird-watching trip in the January Ecological Park and nearby waterways before breakfast at the Meeting of Waters. The cruise returns to the Tropical Hotel at 11.30am, where you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home or onwards to another of our fantastic destinations in Brazil such as Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls and the Pantanal Wetlands.|
|PRICES||Simple||3 Star||4 Star||Luxury|
|Per Adult *||US$ 800||US$ 825||US$ 1,125||US$ 1,150|
|Domestic Flights **||N/A|
|Suggested Hotels||Simple||3 Star||4 Star||Luxury|
* Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.
- Do I require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil and other countries visited during this tour?
- Do I need any special vaccinations for the areas visited during this tour?
- What is the best time of year for this tour?
Do I require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil and other countries visited during this tour?
Citizens of many countries require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil, organised in advance at your nearest Brazil Consulate.
Please check details for visa requirements for your country on our Brazil Tourist Visa page.
Also, for details of your nearest Brazil Consulate in case you do require a Tourist Visa, please visit our Brazil Consulates page.
Do I need any special vaccinations for the areas visited during this tour?
Visitors to Brazil and South America are advised to always check the latest health information from your local doctors or travel clinic.
You may be advised to take a course of Malaria tablets. Yellow Fever Vaccine is highly recommended/essential for the Pantanal & Amazon region, plus the certificate to prove it, and possibly Hepatitis A and B Vaccines.
Please check our Brazil Vaccinations for further information.
What is the best time of year for this tour?
May - June - July - August - September - October - November