This four-day Amazon Clipper Premium cruise itinerary heads North West from Manaus up the Negro River, so named for the color of its tannin-stained waters.
Not only is the river, and the jungle surrounding it, beautiful and ecologically-rich, but the natural acidity of the water keeps mosquitoes at bay!
Please note that the itinerary below is dependent on the river water level, weather conditions, wildlife behavior, and accessibility to locations, so may vary. All times indicated are approximate, and are also subject to change.
Day 1: WEDNESDAY
Manaus - Rio Negro
Meeting at the lobby of the Tropical Hotel at 14:00 hrs.
Boarding and depart upstream on the Rio Negro while we drink a fresh fruit juice and listen to the information about the Amazon Clipper Premium's facilities.
After a snack, we meet in the leisure room for lectures about Amazonia, where we get an introduction to Amazon conservation and ecology.
After dinner, we explore little creeks in our canoes and listen to the sounds of nocturnal animals with the possibility of observing birds, frogs, snakes and caimans.
Day 2: THURSDAY
Rio Negro - Anavilhanas National Park
As dawn breaks, we explore the river's edge in our canoes where we often find fruit-eating birds such as parrots and toucans.
After breakfast we go for a jungle walk, during which we discover many surprising fragrances in leaves, fruits, woods and animals.
Around midday we return and we may go for a swim, before lunch.
In the afternoon we navigate through the Anavilhanas National Park, one of the world`s largest fresh water archipelagos, a labyrinth of waterways.
In the late afternoon we embark in the canoes and learn more about this wonderful nature reserve.
Day 3: FRIDAY
Indigenous Village - Amazon River
Early this morning we spend a little time fishing for piranhas and other fish.
After breakfast we visit an indigenous community, where we learn about the preparation of manioc flour and the health and education situation of the children. Along the way, we find many typical Amazonian fruits such as Cupuaçu and Tapereba, palm trees such as Açaí, Tucumã and Pupunha.
After lunch we land at one of the white sandy beaches to swim in the dark water and enjoy the Pink River Dolphins.
Exploring by canoe and scouting for wildlife in the late afternoon.
On the way towards the Amazon River, dinner will be served.
Day 4: SATURDAY
Lago Janauari - Meeting of the Waters - Manaus
Early this morning we explore Lago Janauari Ecological Park, a 9,000-acre reserve which is an excellent place to observe wildlife and a chance to see the famous Victoria Regia giant water lilies.
During breakfast, we sail to the Meeting of the Waters, the confluence of two of the world largest rivers, the Amazon and the Negro, notable for the clear difference in colours of each river, which take many miles to mix.
We then return to the Tropical Hotel pier, enjoying fine views of Manaus' waterfront on the way.
We arrive at 11.30am, where your incredible Amazon cruise ends.
- Please note that all cruise itineraries are subject to change due to seasonal weather conditions (and resultant variations in river and tributary water levels) affecting accessibility to locations. Thus navigation routes, times and excursions may need to be modified at the cruise captain’s discretion.
- Passengers should also be aware that animal sightings cannot be guaranteed due to the unpredictability of wildlife behavior.