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Tucano Amazon Cruise

The Most Authentic Cruise in Brazil's Amazon that Travels to a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Cruises aboard the Motor Yacht Tucano are thoughtful, active and above all exploratory. Every aspect of the cruise is designed to enable guests to observe the wonders of nature and to sample the vibrant culture that thrives in this remote corner of the earth.

With a devotion to nature and a spirit of exploration, the M/Y Tucano seeks out areas in the Brazilian Amazon often overlooked by other visitors and the clients are rewarded with a wider array of flora and fauna, all while exploring in a sustainable way. 

Though not a luxury vessel, the M/Y Tucano is of a superior comfort level to many other boats in the Brazilian Amazon and is designed to enable us to explore small tributaries and hidden channels where wildlife can be found, but where larger vessels cannot go. All aspects of the cruise are designed to help enjoy the best that the Amazon has to offer and to appeal to travelers who are looking for a fun, but also genuine experience.

With small group sizes (the cruise often departs with only 14 passengers, meaning a 7-to-1 passenger-guide ratio), highly trained guides, a talented crew, a comfortable boat, more than 20 years of cruise operations' experience, and thoughtful and detailed activities, a cruise on board the Tucano is one of the most popular Brazilian Amazon cruises around. Their latest addition, morning kayak excursions for an intimate rainforest experience, are proving very popular!

Another great selling point is that there are triple and dedicated single cabins on board, and even a great money-saving option to share a bunk cabin, making this cruise ideal for both single travelers and families alike.

Amazon rainforest sustainability is of utmost importance for the Tucano Amazon cruise. From the earliest design stages, the Motor Yacht Tucano incorporated equipment and design features intended to reduce our carbon footprint. One of the most important of these is to enable all of the basic functions of the vessel to operate without the need of diesel generators continuously producing electricity. On the M/Y Tucano the shower and toilet water systems, illumination, cooking, refrigeration, drinking water cooling, ice making, and the propulsion of our launches all work without diesel generators functioning. This is accomplished partly through ship design and through extensive solar-electric and solar-thermal arrays. Overall, you will enjoy a much quieter cruise and exploration experience, allowing you to get closer to wildlife. You can rest assured knowing that there won't be much noise to scare away birds, monkeys and other Amazonian wildlife. 

Please note that a pre-arranged visa is required by holders of US, Canadian and Australian passports, in order to enter Brazil. Contact us for more details.

What People are Saying About the Tucano


 Tucano Amazon Cruise Testimonial
The trip was absolutely incredible, and I want to thank you again for all of your help with booking it. The boat was also all that we had imagined, with comfortable beds and a cook that really knew how to cook up Brazilian fare! It was the cruise of a lifetime.
— Jon Bodansky & Julie Wilson; New York, NY
 Amazon Cruise Testimonial
Every day was chock a block full of adventures starting very early in the morning. The day ends with tired but happy folks crashing into bed and a sound sleep around 9:30 or so at night - no drunken evenings baying at the moon on this cruise!
— Reg Quinton; Ontario, Canada

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About Rainforest Cruises

Rainforest Cruises is a boutique travel company specializing in Amazon river cruises, Galapagos Islands tours, and Southeast Asia cruises. We provide you with the finest collection of cruises in Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Panama and Southeast Asia. As travel experts we have all the advice you need to help you find and book your dream cruise and an unforgettable adventure.


 Geri Daniel loved her vacation with Rainforest Cruises.
We had an absolutely fabulous time on the Amazon cruise. Thank you again for the trip of a lifetime.
— Geri Daniel, Austin, TX
 The Johannson family encounter a sloth on their rainforest cruise.
We had a wonderful time in the Amazon. We were all impressed with the efficiency and organization of the trip from start to finish.
— Jeanette Johannson & Family, USA

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