The Untamed Amazon is a uniquely-designed vessel that challenges what a riverboat should be. By combining five-star accommodations with unparalleled service and custom-built routes, Untamed Amazon creates an elegant, one-of-a-kind experience for charter groups of up to 16 passengers.
Life Aboard The Untamed Amazon
As you board the Untamed Amazon, the upper level, which serves as the ship’s soul, will draw you in. You will find a spacious lounge and dining room surrounded by panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows on this refined deck. In the full commercial kitchen, international chefs use modern techniques to create world-class cuisine from local ingredients. During meals, or as you desire, sip fine wines from a temperature-controlled cellar, specialty beers, and Brazilian caipirinha cocktails crafted from fresh fruits, all of which are included in the package pricing.
The stars of the level are the two massive Jacuzzi tubs, which accommodate up to 10 people. Have a soak and then retire to the main floor, which is home to eight air-conditioned staterooms. The remoteness and tranquility of the Amazon invite you to disconnect from the rest of the world, but the Untamed Amazon does provide ways to plug back in. Should you require them, satellite phones and Internet service are available at an additional cost.
Excursions From Your Untamed Amazon Cruise
If you can tear yourself away from the luxury of the ship, a four-day itinerary or a custom-built route provides ample opportunities to disembark and explore the region. The classic Takanu cruise starts in Manaus, sails around the Solimões River’s wetlands, and explores the dry jungle areas surrounding the Negro River.
Along the way, you will have opportunities to fish for piranhas, take land and small boat-based photo safaris, and observe pink dolphins. You may also visit the rubber plantation museum to learn about the history of the rubber trade in Brazil. A highlight of the trip is sitting on a large, sandy beach to watch the sun set over the river.
The team behind Untamed Amazon believes that equitable partnership with the indigenous communities of the Amazon is a crucial way to help their legacy flourish. In that spirit, you may have the opportunity to visit the Tuyukas or other native villages. During these excursions, the people of the Amazon will share their heritage and traditions.
If you are passionate about sport fishing, the Untamed Amazon also travels deep into the jungle for fly-fishing expeditions.
Focus On Environmental Stewardship
The Untamed Amazon is dedicated to protecting the Amazon’s watershed and the people that call the area home. To that end, the ship uses solar power for 100% of its electrical needs. An innovative solar panel system, lithium batteries, and inverters are responsible for creating Untamed Amazon’s electricity.
Additionally, the team has eliminated the usage of plastic water bottles by partnering with YETI to provide guests with reusable thermal containers. A sophisticated filtration and three separate purification processes utilizing chlorination, ozone, and UV light turn river water into drinking water.
For small groups seeking to engage in responsible, eco-friendly tourism in an elegant, upscale fashion, Untamed Amazon awaits.
Itineraries & Prices
AM: Transfer by van at 8:00 from your hotel in Manaus to the vessel. Board at 9:00 on the pier. Welcome drinks and appetizers are served onboard alongside the presentation of staff and other services.
We begin our navigation on the Rio Negro, passing in front of the city of Manaus to observe the old buildings of the historic center which date back to the golden era of rubber. We sail to the Meeting of the Waters of the Negro and Solimões rivers. Then, visit the January Ecological Park.
PM: Lunch on board. A canoe trip through the igapós - piranha fishing and to observe the famous water lily and the sunset. Appetizers. Dinner on board with a gourmet menu of Amazonian fish. Presentation of the following day's itinerary by the bilingual regional guide, with technical information and curiosities from the Amazon.
Rio Negro & Rubber Museum
AM: Optional dawn observation in Rio Negro before breakfast. After, a motorboat tour to visit the rubber plantation museum, to learn a little about the golden age of rubber in Amazonas and how the rubber soldiers lived.
PM: Lunch onboard. We continue navigation to the large beach for bathing in the river and watching the sunset.
Community Visit & Night Ride
AM: Breakfast on board. This morning we depart for a walk in a riverside community to see its plantations and a little of the ecosystem of this region.
PM: Lunch on board. In the afternoon we will tour canoes through the region of Rio Aruau to get to know a little of the fauna and flora, possibly observing scent monkeys, sloths, ancient Sumaúma tree, Amazonian flowers, etc. Dusk in the jungle is magical! Take the opportunity to observe the nightlife, possibly even alligators. Dinner on board tonight is followed by the Untamed activity of sensory experience.
AM: Breakfast on board. Afterward, we depart to observe the pink dolphins of the Amazon and visit the Tuyukas indigenous community to learn a little about the Indigenous culture of this group. We will return to Manaus, disembarking around noon.
Suites & Cabins
These Standard Cabins come with large floor-to-ceiling windows for guests to enjoy the magnificent sceneries. The room also comes with plenty of open space for clothes and equipment. The stylish bathrooms feature a cabinet, toilet, hot water, and a basket of toiletries.
The Balcony Suites are incredibly spacious, with some interconnected, making them ideal for bigger groups traveling together. Guests can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Amazon from the balconies as they relax and unwind. The private bathrooms feature amenities from hairdryers to shampoo and soap.