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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

All 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 or your guide's discretion.

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7-Day
10-Day

7 Day - Tapajos River

Sample Itinerary
itinerary map

Embarkation

PM: Early afternoon, you arrive in Santarém and you are welcomed at the airport 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. 

Drinking fruit juices with amazing flavors, you meet the crew. Your guide presents the cruise itinerary and gives a few explanations concerning the logbook and security rules on board. 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 favourite 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 Jari River. This small tributary linking the Amazon to the Tapajos River is bursting with dolphins, birds, and caimans.

The guide gives a briefing of the next day’s program and the region where the boat has dropped anchor. Dinner will be served on board. Night at the river mouth of the Jari.

Amazon Dream - Tapajos River
Location
Santarem - Amazon River
Day
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Jari Community Visit

AM: Breakfast. 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 for lunch.

PM: After lunch, navigate on to the Arapiuns River the d'Urucureá cove (approximately 2 hours). Dinner on board. Night in the Urucurea Cove.

Amazon Dream - Tapajos River
Location
Amazon River
Day
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Forest Trek & Ponta Grande Visit

AM: Breakfast in the sunshine. Outing in motorboats for a full-scale expedition in the Urucurea forest. You visit the community and observe the fauna and flora. Hike in the forest with monkeys observation. Return to the ship for lunch. 

PM: In the afternoon, navigate towards Ponta Grande and Coroca Village. Mooring anchor at the tip of Ponta Grande. Then, enjoy a short presentation by your guide, about the next day and the area where the boat has made its moorings. Dinner on board. Overnight in Ponta Grande.

Amazon Dream - Tapajos River
Location
Amazon River
Day
3 / 7

Coroca Community & Maguari

AM: After breakfast on board, an outing to visit the Coroca community. You visit the village and observe the daily activities of the cabocles: preparing the manioc (cassava) flour, the basic ingredient in all local dishes.

PM: Lunch on board, beach, and relaxation. Navigate 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 that, at that point, is over 20 kilometers (12 miles) wide. A new ecosystem, new rivers, and landscapes: here begins another voyage into the heart of the Amazon as you have never imagined, where white sand beaches (from August to January) and lakes make up a magnificent setting. Short presentation by your guide, regarding next day activities. Dinner on board. Overnight at Maguari.

Amazon Dream - Tapajos River
Location
Amazon River
Day
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Visit Community & Lake Marai

AM: Breakfast, then you leave for a hike in the primary forest with native guides from the community of Maguari or Jamaraqua, looking for gigantic trees. You may observe birds, kings of the canopy, and blue butterflies, and you may be able to glimpse agile monkeys and sloths. After the long walk, swimming and relaxation. Lunch on board

PM: In the afternoon, coasting on the right bank of the river to Lake Marai (approximately 2 hours). 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, reinvested places and receive visitors under ecotourism programs. Output with the motor boat on the Bragança lake for bird watching at the sunset. At night, a short presentation by the guide about the next day. Dinner on board. Night on the Bragança Lake.

Amazon Dream - Tapajos River
Location
Amazon River
Day
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Alter do Chao

AM: After breakfast, go out for wildlife observation, shipping on the lake accompanied by local guide. Lunch on board and navigation towards Alter do Chao for the last night in the heart of the Amazonian forest. 

PM: In the afternoon, departure in motorboats to discover Alter do Chao. Then, enjoy traditional dances and music on one of the beaches of Alter do Chao. (depending on the weather conditions). At night, navigation to Santarém.

Amazon Dream - Tapajos River
Location
Amazon River
Day
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Disembarkation

AM: Breakfast and morning visit to the fish market (depending on the opening day) or direct transfer to the airport for those whose plane is very early that day.

PM: Lunch on board or in a local restaurant for those who only leave in the afternoon and transfer to the airport. End of the cruise.

Amazon Dream - Tapajos River
Location
Amazon River - Santarem
Day
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10 Day - Amazon & Tapajos Rivers

Sample Itinerary
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
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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
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Santarem & Mouth of the Jari

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 towards the Mouth of the Jari; this small tributary river 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 Four - Floating Houses.
Location
Amazon River
Day
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Jari River

AM: Breakfast. Exploration around the area of the Jari River with a motorboat. Late in the morning, visit a village living in the banks of the Jari and observe the fauna and flora.

PM: Lunch on board. Beach and relaxation. Navigation on the Arapiuns River the d'Urucureá cove. Dinner on board. Night in the Urucurea cove.

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

Urucurea River, Caribbean at the Heart of Amazonia & Alter Do Chao

AM: Outing in motorboats for a full-scale expedition in the Urucurea River. You visit the community and observe the fauna and flora. Trek to the forest with Monkeys Observation. Return to the boat

PM: Lunch on board. In the afternoon, 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 Six - Amazon Community.
Location
Amazon River
Day
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Coroca Community & Maguari

AM: Breakfast. Outing to visit the Coroca community. You visit the village and observe the daily life activities of the cabocles: preparing the manioc (cassava) flour, a basic ingredient in all local dishes.

PM: Lunch on board. In the 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.

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

Maguari & the Trail of Expedition Langsdorff

AM: Breakast, 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 Eight - Cruise at night.
Location
Amazon River
Day
8 / 10

Wildlife observation & Alter do Chao

AM: Breakfast on board. Wildlife observation, shipping on the lake accompanied by local guides.

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
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Disembarkation

AM: Breakfast on board. Visit to the fish market (depending on the opening day) or 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
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Accommodations

Social Areas

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

Suites & Cabins

Amazon Dream's Standard Cabin - Twin.
4 Cabins

Standard Cabin

Guests
2 - 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.
5 Cabins

Superior Cabin

Guests
2 - 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
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