Come aboard the Desafio, a classical schooner that offers guests old world charm and a comfortable, intimate atmosphere on Brazil’s mighty Amazon. The only one of its kind in the region, this unique vessel has been gracefully pioneering navigation in the region for over 25 years, blending all the comforts of small group activities with the joy of personal exploration and discovery. With capacity for just 24 guests, she is small enough for everyone onboard to be on first-name terms and make passengers feel remarkably at home in the heart of the Amazon.
Life On Board
This great 34-meter three-masted sailing ship is truly a sight to behold. As you board the Desafio in Manaus, the dedicated and experienced crew will welcome you to explore the relaxing lobby, bar and acclimatized restaurant with panoramic views. The amazing sun deck is the perfect spot for taking in the sunset as you journey along the Rio Negro, the legendary Amazon River and the Anavilhanas Islands.
With only 12 cabins, the boat is small enough for you to get to know all of your fellow travelers, but still spacious enough to provide comfort and casual elegance. At the night’s end, after you have enjoyed the home-made regional and international cuisine in the restaurant, your cosy lower or upper deck cabin, with private facilities and air-conditioning, will be waiting for you.
You will be joined on the Desafio by an experienced trilingual guide who will happily share their knowledge of the majestic Amazon Rainforest and its biology. You will venture out on daily expeditions by motorized boat with your guide, stopping off for jungle hikes and visits to local river communities to learn about their unique culture and lifestyle.
To start off your Amazonian journey, your guide will introduce a historical and ecological framework that will enrich your understanding of the area and its wildlife. Your specialized hosts will be glad to tell you and your fellow travelers every single detail of the flora and fauna, climate and culture that you will be experiencing first hand.
Safety And Comfort Combined
The elegant MV Desafio counts on a wealth of experience to guarantee a safe, comfortable and unique expedition discovering the Amazon Rainforest and rivers. The boat has been fully reconstructed changing the majority of all the structure to bring her into accordance with the latest standards for shipbuilding regulations approved by the Navy of Brazil.
The redesign has given this superior vessel an extra level of comfort and refinement, providing all guests with more spacious cabins, and her charming social areas are the ultimate setting to enjoy the crew’s superior personal service and share this unique adventure with new-found friends.
Suites & Cabins
Lower Deck Cabin
The bunk cabins feature a storage wardrobe and a safe. Guests receive two bottles of mineral water daily, ensuring they stay dehydrated. The private bathrooms are well equipped with shower gel, shampoo, and hairdryer to ensure guests have a refreshing shower.
Upper Deck Cabin
The matrimonial cabins feature a wardrobe and a safe box for guests to store their belongings and valuables. They are fully carpeted and air conditioned to ensure the guests' comfort. The private bathrooms are accompanied by a hairdryer and amenities like shampoo, shower gel, and tissue.