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Amazon Odyssey

A high-end, private houseboat ideal for seekers of privileged, slow travel rainforest experiences.

Overview

Sailing from Manaus, the Amazon Odyssey features four cabins and can host up to 13 guests. Thanks to the efforts of its French interior designer owner, this traditional riverboat is a chicly comfortable space. Best of all, the Amazon Odyssey is eco-friendly and designed to minimize impact on the rainforest environment.

Life Aboard The Amazon Odyssey

Life aboard the Amazon Odyssey centers around the ship’s upper observation deck. This open-air space features 360-degree views and is home to many of the ship’s amenities. Start the day with a cup of coffee from the Nespresso machine while lounging in the relaxation area or in the solarium. Or, select a novel from the onboard library to read in a hammock.

In the evening, gather around the large dining table for a homemade feast of regional flavors prepared by a local chef. On the lower deck, you’ll find an open kitchen, which is ideal for grabbing a snack or a glass of fresh fruit juice. The lower deck is also home to a swim deck and is where you will board the launch boat for safe, comfortable trips ashore.

All four of the cabins, including the panoramic room, are also on this deck. The panoramic room, which is located on the ship’s bow, features 180-degree floor-to-ceiling windows for unparalleled views of the river.

During your time on the Amazon Odyssey, you will be attended by six to seven crew members, who will provide butler and daily maid services. The ship is fully equipped with safety equipment, including sonar and a satellite phone, and silent generators that will not interrupt your peaceful holiday. If you are traveling with children over the age of six, you will appreciate the toy library.

Bespoke Excursions

Though days of watching local wildlife from the luxury of the ship might be relaxing, a range of exciting excursions is sure to tempt you ashore. With an Amazon Odyssey cruise, bespoke excursions provide an authentic experience centered on the things that excite you most. Catch-and-release fishing parties on skiff boats occur at either dawn or dusk and give you the thrill of fishing in the mighty Amazon while also respecting the natural habitat. Or, explore the islands of the Anavilhanas archipelago to see the dolphins that call the area home.

Hike or kayak along tributaries to freshwater waterfalls and get up-close peeks at wildlife, including endangered scarlet macaws. For a rare look at the ways the jungle transforms after dark, opt for an overnight safari. Of course, you will not want to miss delving into local culture with a visit to a local rubber plantation. Or, if you have a more low-key holiday in mind, soak up the sun on a deserted beach.

Private Charters For Ultimate Privacy

The Amazon Odyssey is exclusively available for private charters. This allows you and your family and friends to make memories and savor once-in-a-lifetime adventures as a close-knit group without sacrificing privacy. For those seeking a similarly exclusive experience but with fewer companions, you may like to consider her smaller, yet equally elegant and eco-friendly sister ship, the Amazon EcoBoat. Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday with your family or an activity-packed adventure, the Amazon Odyssey has everything you need for a unique, custom trip.

Itineraries & Prices

1 / 4
3-Day
4-Day
5-Day
6-Day

3 Day / 2 Night - Escape Cruise

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Embarkation

AM: The Captain and his crew welcome you aboard where everything has been planned for your well-being, according to your preferences and choices as they have been previously discussed.

PM: Getting together for lunch (or a collation depending on your hour of arrival) with the Captain, you will learn about security guidelines, the journey program, planned stopovers, and regional specificities. The next stop, the Acajatuba lake for your first boating day: cozily set up in a deck chair or a hammock as you observe the Rio Negro banks. Watch out for swimming dolphins, the elegant flight of blue aras, macaws, cute sloths, and other hosts with feathers, hair, or scales that will be longing to be seen. You will even get closer to them during a kayak ride or a swimming party in the river.

Depending on the season, you will drop anchor in an exclusive area that has been chosen for you (a desert beach or a peaceful bay according to the level of river water) for an enchanting evening under a magnificent starry sky.

Amazon Odyssey's 3-Day Escape Cruise Day One - Amazon River.
Location
Manaus - Amazon River
Day
1 / 3

Ribeirinha Community Visit & Pink Dolphin Spotting

AM: Morning will be dedicated to the first encounters with banks natives, the “Ribeirinha” community of Acajatuba that has got surprising singularities: an enjoyable moment of sharing and interaction on the other side of the World.

PM: Surprises will go on when you will share pink dolphin’s games, a unique species that never joins the sea. The “botos” will welcome you in 30-degree water for highly emotional moments at any age. Then, you will maybe angle other exotic fishes... but shush! We didn't say a thing!

Amazon Odyssey's 3-Day Escape Cruise Day Two - Pink Dolphin Games.
Location
Amazon River
Day
2 / 3

Disembarkation

AM: Depending on your departure imperatives, the sailing down of the opposite side of Rio Negro will reserve some other unforgettable moments on the theme of nature or culture. You can get into the jungle for 1-hour educational trekking during which the secrets of medicinal Amazonian plants will be revealed to you.

Afterward, you will disembark in Manaus, ready to head to the airport for your departure flight.

Amazon Odyssey's 3-Day Escape Cruise Day Three - Guided Jungle Walk.
Location
Amazon River - Manaus
Day
3 / 3
1 / 3

4 Day / 3 Night - Discovery Cruise

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: The Captain and his crew welcome you aboard where everything has been planned for your well-being, according to your preferences and choices as they have been previously discussed.

PM: Getting together for lunch (or a collation depending on your hour of arrival) with the Captain, you will learn about security guidelines, the journey program, planned stopovers, regional specificities... Then, next stop, the heart of Anavilhanas nature reserve, the “Três Bocas”, for your first boating day: cozily set up in a deck chair or a hammock, you observe the Rio Negro banks. Watch out for swimming dolphins, the elegant flight of blue aras, macaws, cute sloths, and other hosts with feathers, hair, or scales that will be longing to be seen. You will even get closer to them during a kayak ride or a swimming party in the river.

Depending on the season, you will drop anchor in an exclusive area that has been chosen for you (a desert beach or a peaceful bay according to the level of river water) for an enchanting evening under a magnificent starry sky.

Amazon Odyssey's 4-Day Discovery Cruise Day One - Manaus.
Location
Manaus - Amazon River
Day
1 / 4

Exploring Rio Cuieiras

AM/PM: After a charming breakfast listening to the song of aras, macaws, toucans, and all other singing birds of the forest, you will join the Rio Cuieiras. You will embark upon the dinghy for an even more intimate 1-to-1 with the surroundings, reaching out to “caboclos” that cultivate manioc, so precious to Brazilian food.

Amazon Odyssey's 4-Day Discovery Cruise Day Two - Blue Macaw Sighting.
Location
Amazon River
Day
2 / 4

Rio Negro, Jaraqui & Jungle Trek

AM/PM: You slowly sail down the Rio Negro to Jaraqui where natives will guide you through the jungle for 1-hour educational trekking during which the secrets of medicinal Amazonian plants will be revealed to you. On your way (depending on the possibilities offered by the season), you will be at one with the forest during a magical and refreshing swim in some astonishing cascades that are nested in an island of luxuriant greenery.

Amazon Odyssey's 4-Day Discovery Cruise Day Three - Jungle Trekking.
Location
Amazon River
Day
3 / 4

Disembarkation

AM/PM: Surprises will go on when you will share pink dolphin’s games, a unique species that never joins the sea. The “botos” will welcome you in 30-degree water for highly emotional moments at any age. Then, you will maybe angle other exotic fishes... but shush! We didn't say a thing! Depending on your departure imperatives, the “Ribeirinha” community of Acajatuba that has got surprising singularities, will open up for an enjoyable moment of sharing and interaction on the other side of the World.

Afterward, you will disembark in Manaus, ready to head to the airport for your departure flight.

Amazon Odyssey's 4-Day Discovery Cruise Day Four - Community Visit.
Location
Amazon River - Manaus
Day
4 / 4
1 / 4

5 Day / 4 Night - Evasion Cruise

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: The Captain and his crew welcome you aboard where everything has been planned for your well-being, according to your preferences and choices as they have been previously discussed.

PM: Getting together for lunch (or a collation depending on your hour of arrival) with the Captain, you will learn about security guidelines, the journey program, planned stopovers, regional specificities... Then, next stop, the heart of Anavilhanas nature reserve, the “Três Bocas”, for your first boating day: cozily set up in a deck chair or a hammock, you observe the Rio Negro banks. Watch out for swimming dolphins, the elegant flight of blue aras, macaws, cute sloths, and other hosts with feathers, hair, or scales that will be longing to be seen. You will even get closer to them during a kayak ride or a swimming party in the river.

Depending on the season, you will drop anchor in an exclusive area that has been chosen for you (a desert beach or a peaceful bay according to the level of river water) for an enchanting evening under a magnificent starry sky.

Amazon Odyssey's 5-Day Evasion Cruise Day One - Monkey Sighting.
Location
Manaus - Amazon River
Day
1 / 5

Exploring Rio Apuaú & Rio Cuieiras

AM/PM: Be ready for bigger-than-life emotions as the Amazon opens up to you! Soothed by the gentle lapping of Rio Apuaú and Rio Cuieiras, enjoy fully their perfectly preserved banks. Admire the exuberance of the fauna and flora. Let yourself immerse in the vastness of landscapes. Here, you contemplate, you explore, you capture stunning images. There, you encounter, you learn, you share amazing experiences. Inhale, exhale... Breathe! You are here and now.

Amazon Odyssey's 5-Day Evasion Cruise Day Two - Orange sunset.
Location
Amazon River
Day
2 / 5

Rio Apuaú and Rio Cuieiras

AM/PM: Today we spend yet another day exploring the endemic beauty of the Rio Apuaú and Rio Cuieiras.

Amazon Odyssey's 5-Day Evasion Cruise Day Three -  Relaxing Beach Day.
Location
Amazon River
Day
3 / 5

Rio Negro, Jaraqui & Jungle Trek

AM/PM: You slowly sail down the Rio Negro to Jaraqui where natives will guide you through the jungle for 1-hour educational trekking during which the secrets of medicinal Amazonian plants will be revealed to you. On your way (depending on the possibilities offered by the season), you will be at one with the forest during a magical and refreshing swim in some astonishing cascades that are nested in an island of luxuriant greenery. This spectacular all-ages expedition is a real festival of sensations that will leave life-long memories to you.

Amazon Odyssey's 5-Day Evasion Cruise Day Four - Jungle Trekking.
Location
Amazon River
Day
4 / 5

Disembarkation

AM/PM: Surprises will go on when you will share pink dolphin’s games, a unique species that never joins the sea. The “botos” will welcome you in 30-degree water for highly emotional moments at any age. Then, you will maybe angle other exotic fishes... but shush! We didn't say a thing! Depending on your departure imperatives, the “Ribeirinha” community of Acajatuba that has got surprising singularities, will open up for an enjoyable moment of sharing and interaction on the other side of the World.

Afterward, you will disembark in Manaus, ready to head to the airport for your departure flight.

Amazon Odyssey's 5-Day Evasion Cruise Day Five - Disembarkation.
Location
Amazon River - Manaus
Day
5 / 5
1 / 5

6 Day / 5 Night - Immersion Cruise

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: The Captain and his crew welcome you aboard where everything has been planned for your well-being, according to your preferences and choices as they have been previously discussed.

PM: Getting together for lunch (or a collation depending on your hour of arrival) with the Captain, you will learn about security guidelines, the journey program, planned stopovers, regional specificities... Then, next stop, the heart of Anavilhanas nature reserve, the “Três Bocas”, for your first boating day: cozily set up in a deck chair or a hammock, you observe the Rio Negro banks. Watch out for swimming dolphins, the elegant flight of blue aras, macaws, cute sloths, and other hosts with feathers, hair, or scales that will be longing to be seen. You will even get closer to them during a kayak ride or a swimming party in the river.

Depending on the season, you will drop anchor in an exclusive area that has been chosen for you (a desert beach or a peaceful bay according to the level of river water) for an enchanting evening under a magnificent starry sky.

Amazon Odyssey's 6-Day Immersion Cruise Day One - Spider Sighting.
Location
Manaus - Amazon River
Day
1 / 6

Exploring Rio Apuaú & Rio Cuieiras

AM: Be ready for bigger-than-life emotions as the Amazon opens up to you! Soothed by the gentle lapping of Rio Apuaú and Rio Cuieiras, enjoy fully their perfectly preserved banks. Admire the exuberance of the fauna and flora. Let yourself immerse in the vastness of landscapes. Here, you contemplate, you explore, you capture stunning images. There, you encounter, you learn, you share amazing experiences. Inhale, exhale... Breathe! You are here and now.

PM: Inside the Tumbira village and its foundation, meet the XXIst century explorers who are willing to preserve the universal heritage of Amazonia, the local actors of a community looking towards sustainability, convinced of their social and environmental responsibility.

Amazon Odyssey''s 6-Day Immersion Cruise Day Two - Native People of the Amazon.
Location
Amazon River
Day
2 / 6

Rio Apuaú and Rio Cuieiras

AM/PM: Today we spend yet another day exploring the endemic beauty of the Rio Apuaú and Rio Cuieiras.

Amazon Odyssey's 6-Day Immersion Cruise Day Three - Tree tops.
Location
Amazon River
Day
3 / 6

Ribeirinha Community Visit & Pink Dolphin Spotting

AM: Morning will be dedicated to the first encounters with banks natives, the “Ribeirinha” community of Acajatuba that has got surprising singularities: an enjoyable moment of sharing and interaction on the other side of the World.

PM: Surprises will go on when you will share pink dolphin’s games, a unique species that never joins the sea. The “botos” will welcome you in 30-degree water for highly emotional moments at any age. Then, you will maybe angle other exotic fishes... but shush! We didn't say a thing!

Amazon Odyssey's 6-Day Immersion Cruise Day Four - Dolphins Swimming in the water.
Location
Amazon River
Day
4 / 6

Rio Negro, Jaraqui & Jungle Trek

AM/PM: You slowly sail down the Rio Negro to Jaraqui where natives will guide you through the jungle for 1-hour educational trekking during which the secrets of medicinal Amazonian plants will be revealed to you. On your way (depending on the possibilities offered by the season), you will be at one with the forest during a magical and refreshing swim in some astonishing cascades that are nested in an island of luxuriant greenery. This spectacular all-ages expedition is a real festival of sensations that will leave life-long memories to you.

Amazon Odyssey's 6-Day Immersion Cruise Day Five - Jungle Tour.
Location
Amazon River
Day
5 / 6

Disembarkation

AM: Depending on your departure imperatives, the sailing down to Manaus, our home port, offers you to foray into Amazonian History:

Encounter with the “Tucanos” Indians who try to keep their autonomy and to pass down their traditions to the youngers while opening to tourism; and/or visit of the open-air rubber museum in a beautiful period site that recounts the Region golden age.

Afterward, you will disembark in Manaus, ready to head to the airport for your departure flight.

Amazon Odyssey's 6-Day Immersion Cruise Day Six - Disembarkation.
Location
Amazon River - Manaus
Day
6 / 6
1 / 6

Accommodations

Social Areas

Dining
Kitchen
Living Room
Lounge
Solarium
Upper Deck
Dining room on board
Kitchen onbard
A living room with sofas, a guitar, and books
Sofas by the window
Sun deck sitting
Open air deck

Suites & Cabins

Amazon Odyssey's Suite - Double. Amazon Odyssey's Suite. Amazon Odyssey's Suite - Twin. Amazon Odyssey's Suite - Quadruple. Amazon Odyssey's Suite - Bathroom. Amazon Odyssey's Suite - River View. Amazon Odyssey's Suite - Triple.

Suite

Guests
2
Size
5 m² / 54 ft² (approximately)
Beds
Double / Twin + Single

These Cabins feature 180° floor-to-ceiling windows giving the guest a majestic view of the tropical rainforest. The cabins also boast private ensuite facilities equipped with biodegradable and organic amenities, the finest quality linen, and adequate wardrobe storage for your belongings.

Technical Information

Deck Plan

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Deck shower
  • Lecture room

Equipment

  • Satellite phone
  • Diving platform
  • Kayaks / Canoes
  • Fishing equipment
** Use of certain equipment at additional cost, ask for details