With over 60% of the Amazon inside Brazil, there is so much to explore. To truly experience the area, you need a ship like the Jacaré-Tinga with special authorization to operate in some of the most remote regions of the Brazilian Amazon. This unique authorization, coupled with the 52-foot ship’s petite size, grants families and friends the rare opportunity to take longer cruises to unspoiled areas.
Welcome Aboard The Jacaré-Tinga
Like her larger sister ship, the Jacaré-Açu, the Jacaré-Tinga is a charming boat with a rustic, cozy style, whose green and brown exterior echoes the shades of the passing scenery. The Jacaré-Tinga welcomes up to eight guests in three air-conditioned cabins. While the rooms are designed for comfort, you aren’t likely to spend much time there since you will prefer to gather with your fellow travelers in several social areas.
On the upper deck, relax in the sun-loungers while keeping a lookout for wildlife. Grab a seat at the large dining table on the main deck for a glass of fresh juice, beer, or a caipirinha. At mealtimes, the focus is on local flavors, fresh produce, and locally-sourced ingredients. With all-inclusive pricing, all of your beverages and meals onboard are included.
Excursions From Your Jacaré-Tinga Amazon Cruise
The name Jacaré-Tinga refers to the Portuguese phrase for spectacled caiman, which can often be seen on thrilling night safaris lurking beneath the waterline. This is just one of the activities available on her 8 to 10-day cruises, which take you deep into the Amazon rainforest. No matter which option you choose, you will have opportunities for close contact with wildlife. In Jau National Park, you will take a motorized canoe in search of giant otters.
In the Ariranha Mountains, you will hike to a fantastic 820 ft high viewing point to look for rare birds, enjoy a diverse ecosystem above the rainforest, and to meditate at the summit. In the Anavilhanas Archipelago you will have the opportunity to swim with pink dolphins. Aside from the wildlife, there are many wonders to explore during your cruise.
The ten-day schedule, which is geared towards adventurous travelers, includes five nights of camping in the mountains. During this trip, you will enjoy a three-hour hike to Brazil’s largest waterfall – the El Dorado – which, at 1,158 feet tall, is destined to be a veritable highlight of your time in Brazil.
Understanding And Supporting Indigenous Communities
The Caboclo people of Amazonia have inspired the design of the boat and the vessel’s itineraries. The riverboat style of Jacaré-Tinga reflects the boat-building traditions of the local indigenous communities, for whom the crew of the Jacaré-Tinga has great respect and have designed itineraries that educate guests about their unique way of life.
Simultaneously, the activities and excursions help to support the people living in the rainforest and riverbanks. For those seeking a complete understanding of the Brazilian Amazon or a more extended and cozy cruise to rarely seen places, a Jacaré-Tinga Amazon cruise is a must.
Suites & Cabins
Twin Bunk Suite
This cabin has adequate shelving where you can arrange clothes, private ensuite facilities with a shower, a toilet, and comfortable bedding, including goose feather pillows. The suite features a window for the guest to enjoy some fresh air and the beautiful scenery of the river.
Both matrimonial suites are air conditioned to ensure guest comfort. Each cabin comes with private bathrooms containing basic amenities, a window facing the river to bring in some fresh air, shelves for your belongings, and the option to share.