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Amazon Dream

Old World charm meets Gallic flair on this authentic vessel sailing Santarém's remote Amazon realm.

Overview

The one-of-a-kind Amazon Dream riverboat, which was built in 2006 from ipe and itauba woods, blends modern conveniences with old-world charm. Your time on the Amazon Dream will be an authentic Brazilian experience, but the French-owned ship also possess a relaxed atmosphere which allows you to unwind in style.

Nine cabins, each with a private bathroom, host eighteen guests, ensuring you have a personal, intimate experience, whether you call the ship home for five, six, seven, or ten days. With eleven crew members, you will be wrapped in warm hospitality every moment of your Amazon Dream cruise.

Life Aboard The Amazon Dream

Your life as an explorer starts as you step foot aboard this stunning ship. Morning comes early in Amazonia, and you will be tempted out of your cozy, light-filled cabin by the scent of fresh coffee and morning treats, as well as the sounds of the wildlife, including monkeys, that surrounds you.

The talents of a Brazilian chef are on display throughout the day, with Amazonian specialties delighting your tastebuds and fueling your explorations. Local flavors are the stars of the show. You will sip fresh-squeezed juices from Amazonian fruits such as guarana, cupuacu and acerola, and dine on just-caught fish. For dessert, indulge in exotic ice creams in flavors such as Brazil nut, tapereba and mangaba. Each meal takes place in the beautifully decorated dining room, which features Brazilian water colors and engravings showcasing local culture and history.

Between excursions, the Amazon Dream invites you to relax in style. Take a seat at the bar on the upper deck whilesipping a caipirinha cocktail and taking in astounding views, read a book in a comfortable lounge chair in the solarium, or recharge in your air-conditioned cabin.

Once you have left the world behind, you may for something a bit more active, and the Amazon Dream is happy to oblige. The local lakes teem with fish, so be sure to use the onboard snorkeling gear for an up-close-and-personal view. Or, if fishing is more your style, rods and bait wait to help you catch black piranha or peacock bass.

Once In A Lifetime Excursions

With so much to enjoy onboard, you may wonder why you would ever step off the ship. Rest assured, each of the five available itineraries is packed with unmissable activities. Each excursion is lead by expert guides, including botanists and biologists, with unparalleled passion and enthusiasm for the area.

You will spend time motorboating around lakes and tributaries, peeking into the habitats of pink dolphins, caimans, exotic birds and a wealth of other wildlife. The highlight of your time in the Amazon is sure to be visits to indigenous villages where you will celebrate with locals, eat traditional meals and learn about a seldom-seen way of life.

Unique Experience From Santarem

The Amazon Dream is the sole riverboat departing from Santarem, making this a rare and unique experience. Throughout the journey, you will see how the mighty Amazon mixes and mingles with a labyrinth of tributaries, in a phenomena known as the “Meeting of the Waters.”

The vibrant blue water of the Tapajos river blends with the deep sienna shades of the Amazon before colliding into white sand beaches and a wall of dense leafy forest. This spectacle of nature is the most beautiful and surprising area of the Amazon, which only a privileged few have the pleasure of experiencing.

Whether you are looking forward to lounging in one of the ship’s hammocks or learning more about the flora and fauna of the area, the Amazon Dream can be your home for your Brazilian adventure. With a 11:18 crew-to-guest ratio, every need will be met. Each day brings the ideal mix of relaxation and discovery. Most of all, you will create a lifetime of memories during your Amazon Dream cruise.

Itineraries & Prices

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6-Day
6-Day
7-Day
10-Day
10-Day

6 Day / 5 Night - Tapajos River

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Embarkation

AM: On arrival in Santarem, we welcome you at the airport/hotel of your choice, and transfer you by air-conditioned coach to the Alter do Chao, where the Amazon Dream is moored. It is a fascinating journey and an initial introduction to Amazonia.

Once we have settled into our cabins, the Amazon Dream casts off and we have a welcome fruit cocktail, as we meet the guides and crew and learn more about the boat and her itinerary.

PM: Lunch on board, followed by a visit to the beach and relaxation. Navigation towards the mouth of the Jari. This small tributary linking the Amazon to the Tapajos River is bursting with dolphins, birds, and caimans. This evening the guide gives a brief outline of the next day’s program and the region where the boat has dropped anchor. Dinner on board. Night at the river mouth of the Jari River.

Amazon Dream's 6-Day Tapajos Cruise Itinerary Day One - Bird Life.
Location
Santarem - Amazon River
Day
1 / 6

The Jari River, Maguari Village & Tapajos National River

AM: Breakfast in the sunshine. Outing in motorboats for a full-scale expedition, going down the Jari River. You visit the community living on the banks of the Jari and observe the fauna and flora. Return to the boat

PM: Lunch on board. By late afternoon, navigation toward Maguari, a village on the shore of the Tapajos National Forest. The boat weighs anchor and navigates on the blue waters of the Tapajos which, at that point, is over 20 kilometers wide. 

A new ecosystem, new riverscapes, and landscapes: here begins a new cruise into the heart of the Amazon as you have never imagined it, where white sand beaches (from August to January) and lakes make up a magnificent setting. A short presentation by the guide, the next day and the area where the boat has made its moorings. Dinner on board and overnight at the Maguari Village.

Amazon Dream's 6-Day Tapajos Cruise Itinerary Day Two - Amazon Community.
Location
Amazon River
Day
2 / 6

Maguari & the Trail of Expedition Langsdorff

AM: BreakfastThen you leave for a hike in the primeval forest with native guides from the community of Maguari, looking for gigantic trees. You observe birds, kings of the canopy, blue butterflies, and you may be able to glimpse agile monkeys and sloths.

PM: After the long walk, swimming and relaxation. Lunch on board. Coasting on the right bank of the river to Lake Marai. We are on the trail of the expedition Langsdorff, close to one of the villages of the Munduruku Indians, painted by Florence in 1828. Their descendants, anxious to preserve and make known their traditions, receive visitors under ecotourism programs.

In the later evening, we head out with the motorboat on the Bragança lake for bird watching at the sunset. A short presentation by the guide about the next day and the area where the boat has made its moorings. Dinner on board. Night on the Bragança Lake.

Amazon Dream's 6-Day Tapajos Cruise Itinerary Day Three - Giant Trees of the Amazon.
Location
Amazon River
Day
3 / 6

Marituba Village & Anuma Lake

AM: Light coffee. Wildlife observation, shipping on canoes accompanied by Indian guides. Breakfast. Discover the Munduruku village in Marituba and enjoy a forest walk with Indian guides.

PM: Lunch on board. Navigation towards Anuma Lake and Vista Alegre Village. Anchor in the lake at sunset. In the Amazon, the preferred time of the Indians is that of the end of the day. It's always an event, a celebration: the water changes color becomes golden.

A short presentation by your guide, about the next day and the area where the boat has made its moorings. Meeting with representatives of the community of Vista Alegre and traditional dances. Dinner on board. Night on the lake Anuma.

Amazon Dream's 6-Day Tapajos Cruise Itinerary Day Four - Cruise at night.
Location
Amazon River
Day
4 / 6

Extrativist Tapajoara Reserve & Vista Alegre Village

AM: Breakfast on board. You leave for an expedition into the heart of the Extrativist Tapajoara Reserve, a territory where the inhabitants live off the resources which are “extracted” from the forest – hence the name. 

You visit the village and observe the daily life activities of the caboclos: preparing the manioc (cassava) flour, a basic ingredient in all local dishes, harvesting the latex on the trunks of the rubber trees by the “seringueiros” and gathering medicinal plants. You observe the fauna and flora while canoeing down an iguarapé, a little river that meanders through the forest.

PM: Return to the boat and lunch. Navigation towards Alter do Chao for the last night in the heart of the Amazonian forest. Traditional dancing and music on one of the beaches of Alter do Chao.

Amazon Dream's 6-Day Tapajos Cruise Itinerary Day Five - Natives canoeing.
Location
Amazon River
Day
5 / 6

Disembarkation

AM: Breakfast on board.

Disembarkation at Alter do Chao and transfer to the Santarem airport/your selected hotel, depending on the return flight schedule.

Amazon Dream's 6-Day Tapajos Cruise Itinerary Day Six - Disembarkation.
Location
Amazon River - Santarem
Day
6 / 6
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6 Day / 5 Night - Manaus

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Embarkation

AM: On arrival in Manaus, we welcome you at the airport/hotel of your choice, and transfer you by air-conditioned coach to where the Amazon Dream is moored. It is a fascinating journey and an initial introduction to Amazonia. Once we have settled into our cabins, the Amazon Dream casts off and we have a welcome fruit cocktail, as we meet the guides and crew and learn more about the boat and her itinerary.

PM: Lunch is served on board as we navigate to Vila Paraiso where the Rubber Museum is located. This old property, which belonged to a rubber baron, was then transformed into a museum. The visit will allow you to better understand the golden age of rubber in the Amazon. White gold made Manaus’ heyday. The museum is a complete and faithful reproduction of a rubber plantation at the start of the 20th century. It was created for the film Selva by Leonel Vieira, freely inspired by the book Virgin Forest by Ferreira de Castro Portuguese writer and journalist.

After the visit, navigation on the Rio Negro, towards the indigenous village of Domingos. The acidic waters repel mosquitoes and despite less rich biodiversity it is exploration navigation to observe the fauna in sparsely explored and sparsely populated territories where hunting is most often banned. At the end of the afternoon, a motorboat trip and docking in the cove of the village of Cipia to participate in a ritual of the Dessano, Tucano, and Tuiúca Indians. This is our first contact with the inhabitants of the banks of the Rio Negro. Afterward, dinner is served on board and we start night navigation on the Rio Negro towards the Cuieras river, the gateway to the Anavilhanas archipelago - we spend the night at the mouth of the Cuieras river.

Amazon Dream's 6-Day Manaus Cruise Itinerary Day One - Inhabitants of the Rio Negro.
Location
Manaus - Amazon River
Day
1 / 6

Rio Cuieras

AM: The Rio Negro or Rio Guainía is a 2,250 km long South American river, a tributary of the Amazon. It rises in the Andes at Pico da Neblina (3014m) then passes between Venezuela and Colombia before entering Brazil to finally merge into the Amazon. Sip a light coffee before our canoe departure for an exploration of the mouth of the Cuieras river. It’s time for birds to fly: macaws, parrots, snowy egrets, fishing eagles, as well as the ballet of gray and pink dolphins. After this observation trip, return on board for breakfast.

In the middle of the morning, exit for a walk in the forest on the “terra firma” (land never flooded). Explanations by your guides of the resources that the diversity of flora offers for natives. Wood and palms for housing construction, pharmacopeia thanks to trees and lianas like Araba, Amapa, Piquia.

PM: We will have lunch on board as we navigate to the mouth of the Apuau river. It’s time for lazing around or going to the bar to talk with your guides about the indigenous tribes of the Rio Negro. Observe the banks from the third bridge. In the late afternoon, you can partake in an excursion to observe the fauna and the beauty of the landscapes at sunset, in the heart of the Anavilhanas. Tonight we serve dinner on board or a barbecue on a sandbank if the weather is permitting. Overnight on the Apuau River.

Amazon Dream's 6-Day Manaus Cruise Itinerary Day Two - Sunset.
Location
Amazon River
Day
2 / 6

Apuau River & Anavilhanas Islands

AM: Very early in the morning, enjoy a light coffee before we depart by canoe to explore this beautiful site and better understand thanks to your guides this biodiversity unique in the world. Back on board, breakfast, and mid-morning, we navigate between the Islands to Airao Velho and the caves of Madada. Now is the time to observe all the shades of green on the banks, the dolphins drawing large circles in the mirror waters, the birds flying away as the boat passes.

PM: Lunch on board. In the middle of the afternoon, we have an outing to observe wildlife in a canoe on the waters of the Rio Negro, with the company of your guide. Piranha fishing (maybe the chance to catch one of the big black piranhas). After sunset return to the Amazon Dream for dinner. Tonight we climb into our motorboat for a new night observation. Night at anchor in a cove near Airao Velho.

Amazon Dream's 6-Day Manaus Cruise Itinerary Day Three - Skiff Exploration of the Rio Negro.
Location
Amazon River
Day
3 / 6

Airao Velho & Madada Caves

AM: Breakfast on board and outing in a motorboat for the observation of flora and fauna and disembarkation to discover Airao Velho and its history. On the way back, we navigate to the Madada caves.

PM: Lunch on board. In the middle of the afternoon, we disembark for a trek in the primary forest towards the caves of Madada which you will reach after an hour of walking. This mysterious place served as a refuge for the indigenous tribes more than 3000 years ago. Your guide will help you to discover all the plant diversity of this territory and the use of a large number of trees and lianas for the indigenous pharmacopeia and then navigate to Novo Airao.

In the afternoon, we take a fast canoe trip for fauna and flora observation on a site near Sao Antonio. In the early evening, we arrive at the village of Novo Airao. Dinner on board and overnight in a cove near Novo Airao.

Amazon Dream's 6-Day Manaus Cruise Itinerary Day Four - Madada Caves.
Location
Amazon River
Day
4 / 6

Novo Airao & Rio Ariau

AM: After breakfast, visit Novo Airao. This small town on the banks of the Rio Negro offers fine craftsmanship, a craft brewery, and a very warm welcome.

PM: Lunch on board and navigation to Rio Ariau. In the middle of the afternoon, depart by motorboat to the Ariau; this natural canal joins the Amazon and the Rio Negro. Beautiful territory for the observation of fauna and in particular monkeys. Dinner on board and overnight in a cove near the Ariau river.

Amazon Dream's 6-Day Manaus Cruise Itinerary Day Five - Monkey climbing in the trees.
Location
Amazon River
Day
5 / 6

Disembarkation

AM: As soon as the sun rises, all the magic of the Amazon forest is revealed to you. The reflections of the trees and the sky in the water, the flight of birds which you never get tired of, everyday life and its canoes, small boats, fishermen, to have your full view to the end travel. Enjoy your final breakfast onboard as we navigate to Manaus. We disembark around 11:30.

Amazon Dream's 6-Day Manaus Cruise Itinerary Day Six - Disembarkation.
Location
Amazon River - Manaus
Day
6 / 6
1 / 6

7 Day / 6 Night - New Year's Cruise

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Embarkation

AM: On arrival in Santarem, we welcome you at the airport/hotel of your choice, and transfer you by air-conditioned coach to the Alter do Chao, where the Amazon Dream is moored. It is a fascinating journey and an initial introduction to Amazonia.

Once we have settled into our cabins, the Amazon Dream casts off and we have a welcome fruit cocktail, as we meet the guides and crew and learn more about the boat and her itinerary.

PM: After settling into your cabins, enjoy a welcome fruit juice drink made from local exotic fruits with amazing flavor - graviola, cupuaçu, acerola. Get to know the crew as they give you a brief presentation of safety rules and chat a little about themselves and the adventure to come. The Amazon Dream sets sail and glides smoothly on the river. For a few kilometers, the green-blue waters of the Tapajos intertwine with the yellow waters of the Amazon without mixing. It is one of the best places to spot pink dolphins and grey dolphins (tucuxi) as they play. We take a last look at this extraordinary landscape as we navigate on the Tapajos River towards the small channel-like Jari River which links the Tapajós River to the Amazon.

Enjoy an aperitif as you are treated to a presentation on the next day's events by a naturalist guide on the top deck. Dinner on board. After dinner, we head out on an expedition by motorboat, allowing us to observe the crocodiles and fauna of the Amazon night. Night at the mouth of Jari River.

Amazon Dream's 7-Day New Years Cruise Itinerary Day One - Welcome to the Amazon River.
Location
Santarem - Amazon River
Day
1 / 7

Jari River & Magauri Village

AM: Breakfast at sunrise. This morning we board the smaller skiffs for an expedition on the Jari River, visiting an indigenous village on the banks of the Jari and viewing the nearby abundant wildlife and flora. The area is a hotspot for dolphins, crocodiles, iguanas, and birds of all kinds.

PM: Lunch on board. Navigation on the Tapajós River towards Maguari, a small village on the verge of the Tapajós National Forest. Arrival in Maguari. Walking on the beach and bird observation. Enjoy an aperitif as you are treated to a presentation on the next day's events by a naturalist guide on the top deck. Dinner on board, or if it's fine, a barbecue on the beach! Night in Maguari cove.

Amazon Dream's 7-Day New Years Cruise Itinerary Day Two - Small boat excursion.
Location
Amazon River
Day
2 / 7

Jungle Hike, Munduruku Village, Ritual & Bragança Lake

AM: Breakfast. This morning we hike in the primary forest for around 3 hours (or the braver amongst us, 5 hours) in the company of native guides of the Maguari community. Amongst the giant trees, we'll be keeping an eye out for various canopy-dwelling birds, the giant blue morpho butterflies, and maybe even surprise a few agile monkeys. After this long walk, we'll take a swim in the Tapajos River and relax.

PM: Lunch on the Amazon Dream. This afternoon we will be exploring the right bank of the Tapajós River, towards Bragança Lake, following in the footsteps of the 1827 Langsdorff expedition that led its members from São Paulo to Santarém. Along our 2 hour hike, we will also pass by a Munduruku village, portrayed by the painter Florence (19th century).

This evening we will meet some of the descendants of the Mundurukus who, anxious to preserve and disseminate their traditions, often receive small groups of visitors on eco-tourism programs. Canoe ride under the stars and Munduruku ritual in the village of Bragança. Dinner on the boat and night on Bragança Lake.

Amazon Dream's 7-Day New Years Cruise Itinerary Day Three - Guided Jungle Walk.
Location
Amazon River
Day
3 / 7

Canoe Ride, Marituba Hike, Anuma Lake & Vista Alegre Community

AM: Breakfast. This morning we embark on a canoe ride in the flooded forest with native guides to observe the fauna and flora of this unusual ecosystem. We'll also discover another of the Munduruku Indian villages, Marituba, and hike in its nearby forests.

PM: Lunch on board. The ship raises anchor and sails over the green-blue waters of the Tapajós for over 20 km, to the Anuma Lake near the Vista Alegre community. We'll arrive at the lake at sunset, a favorite time of day for the Indians, in time to enjoy the wonderful golden shimmering waters. Enjoy an aperitif as you are treated to a presentation on the next day's events by a naturalist guide on the top deck. This evening we'll meet with representatives of the Vista Alegre community and partake in traditional dances. Dinner on board and night on Anuma lake.

Amazon Dream's 7-Day New Years Cruise Itinerary Day Four - Sunset on the river.
Location
Amazon River
Day
4 / 7

Tapajoara Reserve, Arapuins River, Urucareá & New Year Party

AM: Breakfast as we sail through the Tapajoara Reserve, a territory where the flora and fauna are protected. We visit a village and discover the daily life of the caboclos: preparation of manioc flour, the basis of all the local food, rubber collection from the trunks of rubber trees, collection of medicinal plants, and more. We then observe more fauna and flora as we hop aboard a canoe and paddle along a meandering creek that leads to Anuma Lake.

PM: Lunch on the Amazon Dream. Navigation to the Arapiuns River towards Urucureá Cove. Arrival in Urucareá. We bathe in the Arapiuns' waters to cool down, before putting on our glad rags as we prepare for tonight's New Year party. Navigation to Icuxi beach on the Arapiuns River.

An idyllic and deserted beach on the Arapiuns Rivers is the setting for tonight's New Year's party. It is a magical moment as we celebrate with our feet in the white sands with the starry night sky above providing us with nature's very own firework display. Night at Urucureá Cove.

Amazon Dream's 7-Day New Years Cruise Itinerary Day Five - Happy New Year.
Location
Amazon River
Day
5 / 7

Urucureá Cove, Ana Community & Monkey Walk

AM: Breakfast at Urucureá cove.

PM: Lunch will be a barbecue on the beach. This afternoon we will sail to the nearby Ana community for a visit with their native guides. This evening we will walk in the forest to observe the monkeys who are particularly active at the end of the day. Night in Urucureá Cove.

Amazon Dream's 7-Day New Years Cruise Itinerary Day Six - Beach Day.
Location
Amazon River
Day
6 / 7

Disembarkation

AM: Breakfast on board and navigation to Alter do Chao or Santarem.

We disembark at Alter do Chao or Santarem, and transfer to the hotel of your choice/Santarem airport by road, in time for those catching a late morning flight. For those with afternoon flights, there will be lunch in a typical regional fish restaurant before your departure.

Amazon Dream's 7-Day New Years Cruise Itinerary Day Seven - Disembarkation.
Location
Amazon River - Santarem
Day
7 / 7
1 / 7

10 Day / 9 Night - Manaus

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Embarkation

AM: At the end of the morning, meet your guide and embark on the Amazon Dream at Sao Raimundo port, in Manaus. Amazonian fruit cocktail, presentation of the crew, safety instructions, and information on life on board. Installation in the cabins.

PM: Lunch and navigation towards the meeting of the waters. At this point, the yellow waters of the Solimões river, charged with alluvium and those of the dark Rio Negro, draw for kilometers of ochre and black lace before melting and giving birth to the powerful Amazon river.

In the early afternoon, leaving the waters of the Rio Negro, navigation to Lake Jauanaca. Sunset on the Solimoes River and spectacle of the banks. In the early evening, the ship drops anchor at the entrance to Lake Jauanaca. Presentation of the program for the next day by your guide and answers to your questions. Dinner on board and overnight at anchor on Lake Jauanaca.

Amazon Dream's 10-Day Manaus Cruise Itinerary Day One - Cruising on the water.
Location
Manaus - Amazon River
Day
1 / 10

Janauaca Lake

AM: Light coffee and at sunrise, an outing to observe fauna and flora on Lake Jauanaca by motorboat. Nature awakens, birds fly away in search of food, dolphins hunt in muddy waters, the first fishermen's pirogues appear from behind the trees hiding the dwellings, it is a life that takes back its rights after the night. Back on board and breakfast. In the middle of the morning, visit a “caboclo” village Vila do Jauanaca, in the company of your guide. Discovery of the life of the inhabitants of the banks, "the people of the waters".

PM: Lunch on board. In the middle of the afternoon, departure by motorboat for a new observation of the flora and fauna and fishing for piranha, the fearsome carnivorous fish emblematic of the Amazonian rivers. Nice fun. Dinner and excursion to observe the nocturnal fauna in motorboats. Back on board. Overnight at the mouth of Lake Jauanaca.

Amazon Dream's 10-Day Manaus Cruise Itinerary Day Two - Fishing.
Location
Amazon River
Day
2 / 10

Manacapuru River

AM: Early in the morning, navigation to the Manacapuru river, one of the tens of tributaries of the Rio Negro. With the boat sailing as close to the shore as possible, it's time to observe everyday life in the Amazon. In the middle of the morning, a conference "Amazonian Legends" will take place at the bar. Lunch on board.

PM: In the early afternoon, the boat drops anchor at the mouth of the Manacapuru River. Time to put on the life jackets and it's a new start in a motorboat to observe the flora and fauna, meet the inhabitants of the shores, until sunset. At the end of the afternoon, back on board. Dinner and excursion to observe the nocturnal fauna in motorboats. Night in a cove of the Manacapuru river.

Amazon Dream's 10-Day Manaus Cruise Itinerary Day Three - Sunset.
Location
Amazon River
Day
3 / 10

Januari Lake

AM: Early in the morning, at sunrise, after breakfast, expedition in a motorboat to observe birds on the lakes and the "furos" (small canals joining the lakes and the main river). It is time for herons, white or blue egrets, the concert of Jacanas, small graceful hens of water, and the majestic flight of fishing eagles. Before leaving the ship, you will put in the water, helped by the sailors, bottom lines to try to catch some big fish and improve the menu of the day.

Meeting with the locals that live by fishing. Visit the village where the fishermen will be happy to present their catch of the day. At the end of the morning, back on board the Amazon Dream. It's time to shoot the fishing lines set up by the crew, hoping for good surprises.

PM: Lunch on board and navigation to Lake Janauari down the river. Relaxation and observation of the banks always very animated, colorful, and full of life: floating houses or on stilts, scenes of sparrow-hawk fishing, women and children at the time of washing or bathing, loading of fruit and goods of all kinds and wildlife. At the end of the afternoon, on the route, excursion by motorized canoe to explore the islands and lakes. Pink dolphins are always there. Before dinner, have a drink at the bar and chat with your guide about the nice surprises and meetings of the day. Presentation of the program for the next day. Dinner on board and overnight at anchor on Lake Januari.

Amazon Dream's 10-Day Manaus Cruise Itinerary Day Four - Bird life.
Location
Amazon River
Day
4 / 10

Januari Lake, Manaus & The Rubber Museum

AM: Early in the morning, after a light coffee, take a speed boat to explore Lake Januari. Observation of flora and fauna. Pink dolphins, like every morning, will no doubt be there. Back on board and breakfast. Navigation to Manaus and stop for fueling at Port Sao Raimondo. Disembarking of passengers on the 5-day cruise and embarkation of those on the 6-day cruise.

PM: Lunch on board and navigation to Vila Paraiso where the Rubber Museum is located. This old property, which belonged to a rubber baron, was then transformed into a museum. The visit will allow you to better understand the golden age of rubber in the Amazon. White gold made Manaus' heyday. The museum is a complete and faithful reproduction of a rubber plantation at the start of the 20th century. It was created for the film "Selva" by Leonel Vieira, freely inspired by the book "Virgin Forest" by Ferreira de Castro Portuguese writer and journalist.

After the visit, navigation on the Rio Negro, towards the indigenous village of Domingos. The acidic waters repel mosquitoes and despite less rich biodiversity it is exploration navigation to observe the fauna in sparsely explored and sparsely populated territories where hunting is most often banned. At the end of the afternoon, motorboat trip and docking in the cove of the village of Cipia to participate in a ritual of the Dessano, Tucano, and Tuiúca Indians. First contact with the inhabitants of the banks of the Rio Negro.

Dinner on board and night navigation on the Rio Negro towards the Cuieras river, the gateway to the Anavilhanas archipelago. Night at the mouth of the Cuieras river.

Amazon Dream's 10-Day Manaus Cruise Itinerary Day Five - Community Visit.
Location
Amazon River
Day
5 / 10

Rio Cuieras

AM: Light coffee and canoe departure for an exploration of the mouth of the Cuieras river. It’s time for birds to fly: macaws, parrots, snowy egrets, and fishing eagles. And the ballet of gray and pink dolphins. After this observation trip, return on board for breakfast. In the middle of the morning, exit for a walk in the forest on the “terra firma” (land never flooded). Explanations by your guides of the resources that the diversity of flora offers for natives. Wood and palms for housing construction, pharmacopeia thanks to trees and lianas like Araba, Amapa, Piqauia. On the way back, for the most daring bath in the Rio Negro.

PM: Lunch on board and navigation to the mouth of the Apuau river. It’s time for lazing around or going to the bar to talk with your guides about the indigenous tribes of the Rio Negro. Observation of the banks from the third bridge. Late afternoon excursion to observe the fauna and the beauty of the landscapes at sunset, in the heart of the Anavilhanas. Dinner on board or barbecue on a sandbank if the weather permits. Overnight at anchor on the Apuau River.

Amazon Dream's 10-Day Manaus Cruise Itinerary Day Six - Bird flying.
Location
Amazon River
Day
6 / 10

Apuau River & Anavilhanas Islands

AM: Very early in the morning, light coffee and departure by canoe to explore this beautiful site and better understand thanks to your guides this biodiversity unique in the world. Back on board, breakfast and mid-morning navigation between the Islands to Airao Velho and the caves of Madada. Now is the time to observe all the shades of green on the banks, the dolphins drawing large circles in the mirror waters, the birds flying away as the boat passes.

PM: Lunch on board. In the middle of the afternoon, outing to observe wildlife in a canoe on the waters of the Rio Negro, in the company of your guide. Piranha fishing (Maybe the chance to take one of these big black piranhas). After sunset return to the Amazon Dream. Dinner and night outing in a pirogue or motorboat for a new night observation. Night at anchor in a cove near Airao Velho.

Amazon Dream's 10-Day Manaus Cruise Itinerary Day Seven - Exploring the rainforest on foot.
Location
Amazon River
Day
7 / 10

Airoa Velho & Madada Caves

AM: Breakfast on board and outing in a motorboat for the observation of flora and fauna and disembarkation to discover Airao Velho and its history. On the way back, navigation to the Madada caves.

PM: Lunch on board, idleness, and observation of the landscapes. In the middle of the afternoon, disembarkation for a trek in the primary forest towards the caves of Madada which you will reach after an hour of walking. This mysterious place served as a refuge for the indigenous tribes more than 3000 years ago. Your guide will make you discover all the plant diversity of this territory and the use of a large number of trees and lianas for the indigenous pharmacopeia.

In the evening, fast canoe trip for fauna and flora observation on a site near Sao Antonio. In the early evening, arrive at the village of Novo Airao. Dinner on board and overnight at anchor in a cove near Novo Airao.

Amazon Dream's 10-Day Manaus Cruise Itinerary Day Eight - Madada Caves.
Location
Amazon River
Day
8 / 10

Novo Airao & Rio Ariau

AM: After breakfast, visit Novo Airao. This small town on the banks of the Rio Negro offers fine craftsmanship, a craft brewery, and a very warm welcome.

PM: Lunch on board and navigation to the Rio Ariau. In the middle of the afternoon, departure by motorboat to the Ariau, this natural canal joins the Amazon and the Rio Negro. Beautiful territory for the observation of fauna and in particular monkeys. Dinner on board and overnight in a cove near the Ariau river.

Amazon Dream's 10-Day Manaus Cruise Itinerary Day Nine - Monkey Sighting.
Location
Amazon River
Day
9 / 10

Disembarkation

AM: As soon as the sun rises, all the magic of the Amazon forest is revealed to you. The reflections of the trees and the sky in the water, the flight of birds which you never get tired of, everyday life and it's lots of canoes, small boats, fishermen ... to have your full view to the end travel. Breakfast and navigation to Manaus.

Around 11:30 we will disembark at the Port of Sao Raimundo, marking the end of the cruise.

Amazon Dream's 10-Day Manaus Cruise Itinerary Day Ten - Disembarkation.
Location
Amazon River - Manaus
Day
10 / 10
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10 Day / 9 Night - Amazon & Tapajos Rivers

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: In Santarem, you are welcomed at the airport/the hotel of your choice, and transferred by air-conditioned coach to the landing stage. The trip to the quay where the boat is moored allows you to discover the city, located at the confluence of the Amazon and the Tapajos rivers. On arrival, the cruise director welcomes you on board the Amazon Dream. You settle into your cabin. The smiles and music everywhere let you know you are in Amazonia.

PM: Drinking fruit juices with amazing flavors, you meet the crew. Your guide presents the cruise itinerary and gives a few explanations concerning the logbook. The Amazon Dream casts off and glides gently towards the confluence. For miles, the blue waters of the Tapajos interlace with the yellow waters of the Amazon without merging, as in a vast piece of lace. It’s one of the favorite playgrounds of the pink dolphins (boto) and the grey dolphins (tucuxi).

One last glance at this amazing scene and you cruise towards the mouth of the Ituqui river, a channel parallel to Amazon. (3 hours). Sunset and drinks on the third bridge (do not forget the mosquito repellent, you are on the Amazon). A short presentation by the guide about the next day and the area where the boat has made its moorings. Dinner on board. First contact with the noises, cries, and murmurs of the Amazon Rain Forest. Night at the mouth of the Ituqui River.

Amazon Dream's 10-Day Amazon & Tapajos Rivers Cruise Itinerary Day One - Meeting of the Waters.
Location
Santarem - Amazon River
Day
1 / 10

Maica Lake & Curua-Una River

AM: Breakfast. At sunrise, the forest awakens a noisy and multicolored ballet of parrots, toucans, and other birds … the birds take possession of their realm again. You’re in Amazonia. Outing in motorboats to observe birds and flora with your guide on the Maica Lake. It’s a sanctuary for observing numerous birds, crocodiles some time and dolphins.

Piranha fishing. Everyone receives a fishing rod, bait, and follows the sailors’ advice to try their hands at one of the main activities in this place: fishing.

PM: Back onboard the Amazon Dream, lunch and relaxation. Cruise by Ituqui River and the Amazon River toward the mouth of the Curua-Una River. Navigation towards the village of Pacoval on the Curua-Una River. This little village provides a singular example of everyday life in Amazonia.

You visit the community “Quilombolas” (descendant of African slaves in the 18th century, refugees in the Amazon) and meet the inhabitants. Sunset and drinks on the third bridge. A short presentation by the guide, the next day and the area where the boat has made its moorings. Dinner on board. Night at the mouth of the Curua-Una River.

Amazon Dream's 10-Day Amazon & Tapajos Rivers Cruise Itinerary Day Two -  Paddling through the jungle.
Location
Amazon River
Day
2 / 10

The Curua-Una River & Pacoval Village

AM: At sunrise, we have breakfast and head out on our first excursion walking in the primary forest to observe wildlife and flora with your guide. Expedition on the Curua-Una River with motorboats. Many pink dolphins are generally present in these waters, monkeys in the threes, and always birds in one of the most beautiful landscapes.

PM: Back on the boat and lunch on board. Navigation of the Amazon River in the direction of Santarem. On the river banks, you can see the houses on stilts of the caboclos, the “water people”, a population descended from the mix of Indians and their Portuguese conquerors in the 16th and 17th centuries. A short presentation by the guide about the next day and the area where the boat has made its moorings. Arrival and overnight in Sao Joao do Tapara, near Monte Alegre Lake.

Amazon Dream's 10-Day Amazon & Tapajos Rivers Cruise Itinerary Day Three - Indigenous Village.
Location
Amazon River
Day
3 / 10

Santarem & Alter Do Chao

AM: Breakfast. Outing in motorboats to observe the fauna and flora on the small tributaries, which link the Amazon to the Monte Alegre Lake.

PM: Lunch on board. You arrive at the Santarém river terminal. You visit the town and discover its herbalists, harbor bazaars, stalls selling multicolored hammocks, and its inhabitants’ hectic life. Back onboard the Amazon Dream and navigation towards Alter do Chao, the “Caribbean in the heart of Amazonia”.

Dropping anchor at the tip of Cururu or near the green lake; an Indian legend has it that a magic stone hidden at the bottom of the lake gives it this extraordinary blue-green luminescence. A short presentation by the guide, the next day and the area where the boat has made its moorings... Dinner on board. Overnight in Alter do Chao.

Amazon Dream's 10-Day Amazon & Tapajos Rivers Cruise Itinerary Day Four - Floating Houses.
Location
Amazon River
Day
4 / 10

Alter Do Chao & Caribbean at the Heart of Amazonia

AM: Breakfast. Short walk to the top of the hill “Terra Amor” from which you enjoy an unrestricted view of the surroundings of the most beautiful river beach in the world, according to an English adventure tourism magazine. Exploration in the green lake and the “enchanted forest” with a motorboat. Late in the morning, visit the village and its Indian handicrafts and caboclo shops. Once back on board, we sail to Alter do Chao.

PM: Lunch on board. Beach and relaxation. Navigation towards the mouth of the Jari. This small tributary linking the Amazon to the Tapajos River is bursting with dolphins, birds, and caimans… The guide gives a brief outline of the next day’s program and the region where the boat has dropped anchor. Dinner on board. Night at the river mouth of the Jari River.

Amazon Dream's 10-Day Amazon & Tapajos Rivers Cruise Itinerary Day Five - Bird Life.
Location
Amazon River
Day
5 / 10

The Jari River, Maguari Village & Tapajos National River

AM: Outing in motorboats for a full-scale expedition, going down the Jari River. You visit the community living on the banks of the Jari and observe the fauna and flora. Return to the boat

PM: Lunch on board. By late afternoon, navigation toward Maguari, a village on the shore of the Tapajos National Forest. The boat weighs anchor and navigates on the blue waters of the Tapajos which, at that point, is over 20 kilometers wide. 

A new ecosystem, new riverscapes, and landscapes: here begins a new cruise into the heart of the Amazon as you have never imagined it, where white sand beaches (from August to January) and lakes make up a magnificent setting. A short presentation by the guide, the next day and the area where the boat has made its moorings. Dinner on board and overnight at the Maguari Village.

Amazon Dream's 10-Day Amazon & Tapajos Rivers Cruise Itinerary Day Six - Amazon Community.
Location
Amazon River
Day
6 / 10

Maguari & the Trail of Expedition Langsdorff

AM: Then you leave for a hike in the primeval forest with native guides from the community of Maguari, looking for gigantic trees. You observe birds, kings of the canopy, blue butterflies, and you may be able to glimpse agile monkeys and sloths.

PM: After the long walk, swimming and relaxation. Lunch on board. Coasting on the right bank of the river to Lake Marai. We are on the trail of the expedition Langsdorff, close to one of the villages of the Munduruku Indians, painted by Florence in 1828. Their descendants, anxious to preserve and make known their traditions, receive visitors under ecotourism programs. We head out with the motorboat on the Bragança lake for bird watching at the sunset. A short presentation by the guide about the next day and the area where the boat has made its moorings. Dinner on board. Night on the Bragança Lake.

Amazon Dream's 10-Day Amazon & Tapajos Rivers Cruise Itinerary Day Seven - Giant Trees of the Amazon.
Location
Amazon River
Day
7 / 10

Marituba Village & Anuma Lake

AM: Wildlife observation, shipping on canoes accompanied by Indian guides. Breakfast. Discover the Munduruku village in Marituba and enjoy a forest walk with Indian guides.

PM: Lunch on board. Navigation towards Anuma Lake and Vista Alegre Village. Anchor in the lake at sunset. In the Amazon, the preferred time of the Indians is that of the end of the day. It's always an event, a celebration: the water changes color becomes golden. A short presentation by your guide, about the next day and the area where the boat has made its moorings. Meeting with representatives of the community of Vista Alegre and traditional dances. Dinner on board. Night on the lake Anuma.

Amazon Dream's 10-Day Amazon & Tapajos Rivers Cruise Itinerary Day Eight - Cruise at night.
Location
Amazon River
Day
8 / 10

Extrativist Tapajoara Reserve & Vista Alegre Village

AM: Breakfast on board. You leave for an expedition into the heart of the Extrativist Tapajoara Reserve, a territory where the inhabitants live off the resources which are “extracted” from the forest – hence the name. You visit the village and observe the daily life activities of the caboclos: preparing the manioc (cassava) flour, the basic ingredient in all local dishes, harvesting the latex on the trunks of the rubber trees by the “seringueiros” and gathering medicinal plants. You observe the fauna and flora while canoeing down an iguarapé, a little river that meanders through the forest.

PM: Return to the boat and lunch. Navigation towards Alter do Chao for the last night in the heart of the Amazonian forest. Traditional dancing and music on one of the beaches of Alter do Chao.

Amazon Dream's 10-Day Amazon & Tapajos Rivers Cruise Itinerary Day Nine - Natives canoeing.
Location
Amazon River
Day
9 / 10

Disembarkation

AM: Breakfast on board. Disembarkation at Alter do Chao and transfer to the hotel of your choice/Santarem airport , depending on your return flight schedule.

Amazon Dream's 10-Day Amazon & Tapajos Rivers Cruise Itinerary Day Ten - Disembarkation.
Location
Amazon River - Santarem
Day
10 / 10
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Accommodations

Social Areas

Bridge
Crew
Amazon Dream
Sun Deck
Top Deck
Interior of the bridge
Officers on the bridge
Ship seen from afar
Sits on the Sun Deck
Sitting area on the top deck

Suites & Cabins

Amazon Dream's Standard Cabin - Twin.

Standard Cabin

Guests
3
Size
12-14 m² / 130-150 ft²
Beds
Double / Twin / Triple

These cabins are individually furnished in a classic Amazonian style. They also feature cupboard storage, bedside tables, a desk, and a chair for the guests' convenience. The private bathrooms come with the basic amenities ensuring you have a relaxing shower.

Amazon Dream's Superior Cabin - Double.

Superior Cabin

Guests
3
Size
12-14 m² / 130-150 ft²
Beds
Double / Twin / Triple

The cabins are exquisitely furnished with bedside tables, a desk, a cupboard for storage, and a chair. Some cabins have a shared balcony where guests can relax and unwind. The private bathrooms are also equipped with basic amenities to keep guests refreshed.

Technical Information

Deck Plan

Deck plan

Features

  • Connecting cabins
  • Cabins with balconies
  • Air conditioning
  • Lecture room

Equipment

  • Satellite phone
  • Fishing equipment
  • Yoga mats
** Use of certain equipment at additional cost, ask for details