Brazilian Amazon Aboard a Classical Schooner
The M/V Desafio is a classical schooner that offers guests old world charm and a comfortable, intimate atmosphere on Brazil's mighty Amazon.
She has recently undergone a major re-furbishment, and her cabins have been enlarged and facilities updated so your stay will be even more comfortable!
With only 12 cabins, the boat is small enough to explore remote areas and for passengers to get to know their fellow travelers; but still spacious enough to provide comfort and casual elegance.
Cruises begin in and end in Manaus, exploring the Anavilhanas Islands, the majestic Rio Negro and the legendary Amazon River, by canoe and on foot, along the way. Guests enjoy home-made regional and international cuisine, and daily expeditions by motorized boats with an experienced trilingual guide who will happily share their knowledge of the area and its biology. There are also visits to local river communities to learn about their unique culture and lifestyle.
The Desafio offers two itinerary options, a 4-day Maguarí itinerary departing most Thursdays, and a 3-day Maguarí Express Cruise departing most Mondays, ideal for those short on time. The Desafio is also available for charter at other times.
For more information on what a Desafio cruise is like, why not check out our expert review.
Please note that a pre-arranged visa is required by holders of US, Canadian and Australian passports, in order to enter Brazil. Contact us for more details.