Two Amazing Natural Wonders on One Amazing Tour

+ With its shallow draft, our intimate vessel the m/y Tucano takes you deeper into pristine Amazon regions where other ships don’t go!
+ With its unique open-air design, the Tucano immerses you in all the sights and sounds of the jungle for a more authentic Amazon experience.
+ With our expert naturalists blazing fresh jungle trails, you'll explore remote reaches of the Rio Negro and Amazon River on up to four excursions each day.
+ Stay inside Iguassu National Park at our luxury Belmond hotel… You’ll have exclusive access to the Park at anytime – even when the gates are closed to other visitors!
+ Includes 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Day 1 – Welcome to Manaus

    On arrival at the airport, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to Villa Amazonia. In the heart of Manaus, our charming boutique hotel is set in a finely restored mansion that traces its history to the days of the Rubber Barons.
  • Day 2 – Step aboard the m/y Tucano

    After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll be escorted to the pier to board the m/y Tucano, an intimate and stylish river vessel with 9 air-conditioned outside staterooms - all with large windows and private en suite bath. After settling in to your cabin, join fellow guests on the spacious Observation Deck to observe the passing scenery as the Tucano begins her voyage along the Rio Negro and through the 400 islands of Anavilhanas, the world’s largest freshwater archipelago. Later, board the ship’s launches to scout close to shore along the heavily forested river banks.

    Enjoy lunch in the inviting wood-paneled Salon as our ship continues beyond frontier settlements and into the true wilderness area of the Amazon rainforest. This section of the river is an excellent place to spot pink river dolphins and a large variety of exotic bird species. In the late afternoon, join your naturalist guides for a river safari to observe more jungle wildlife. Every evening, your ship’s naturalists will offer informative talks about the myriad plants, animals and eco-systems encountered on your river voyage and forest walks. Meals B+ L+D
  • Day 3 – Exploring the Rainforest

    The Tucano is equipped with launches that allow for deeper exploration into the dense foliage of the Amazon jungle. This morning’s excursion in these launches explores the unique eco-system at river’s edge; the early hour is a good time to spot Howler monkeys and hear the morning call of the famous long-beaked bird of the tropics, the iconic Toucan. Our adventurous travelers might choose to explore the area on a guided kayak excursion. After breakfast onboard, return to shore for a forest walk as our naturalist guide broadens your understanding of rainforest ecology.

    Enjoy lunch and a relaxing afternoon onboard as your ship continues its river voyage. A late-day excursion into the forest is accompanied by the sunset chorus of birds and frogs.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 4 – Deeper into the Amazon

    Join our expert naturalists early this morning to explore the tall dense rainforests of the Anavilhanas Archipelago. Here you’ll find the Igapó, an unusual flooded eco-system of dense forests rising directly from the dark waters of the Rio Negro. Later, a hike through a high Amazon forest reveals a very different environment, home to its own unique flora and fauna. As weather and water-level conditions permit, you will enjoy additional late afternoon and evening excursions, a great time to spot sloths scrambling high in the limbs of the jungle.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 5 – Into the Varzea

    Depending upon river conditions, this morning’s excursions might include a visit to a remote settler’s home carved out of the forest or a guided nature walk to learn more about the Amazon’s flora and fauna. In the early afternoon, the Tucano navigates close to the Rio Jauaperi – another tributary of the Rio Negro. Known as the Varzea (a Portuguese word meaning “flooded forest”), the water levels here in this sector of the Amazon can fluctuate by as much as 20 to 40 feet over the course of a year. These constant processes of flooding-and-receding have created a unique and ever-changing environment. Your guided exploration along these shorelines will reveal amazing flora and fauna not found anywhere else. Weather permitting, a night safari with our naturalists is a chance to observe rare nocturnal creatures. Meals  B+L+D
  • Day 6 – The Western Banks of the Rio Negro

    Another day deep in the Brazilian Amazon unfolds as we explore new rainforest habitats along the swift-flowing Rio Negro. Focusing on the western banks of the river, the shallow draft of our vessel and its launches will allow you to venture into remote areas rarely visited by other travelers. Back on board, the m/y Tucano will continue downstream. Water level permitting, we might be able to navigate up a small tributary on the Rio Negro’s eastern side. This would be an ideal location for another guided night safari!
     
    Return to ship for Caipirinha Night… Sample this traditional Brazilian cocktail and join your fellow passengers for some Samba dancing on the Top Deck.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 7 – The Meeting of the Waters

    Arise early this morning for a guided excursion as the rainforest’s inhabitants awake to begin another day. It’s a lively time in the jungle and an ideal time to spot indigenous mammals and exotic birds. Return to the Tucano for a hearty breakfast and then rejoin our expert naturalists for another morning activity. Later this afternoon, you’ll want to be on deck as our vessel navigates along the Encontra das Aguas, where the brown waters of the Amazon and the darker waters of the Rio Negro flow side-by-side for miles without mixing. Pink and grey river dolphins can often be observed cavorting along this stark line of contrasting currents.
     
    Later in the afternoon, a final guided excursion finds you once again in one of our maneuverable launches exploring along one of the region’s many hidden streams. As the sun sets and the jungle begins to darken, we’ll return upstream and begin our journey back to Manaus where we’ll find a quiet anchorage along the bustling waterfront. This evening’s farewell dinner is an opportunity to share reflections on this unforgettable adventure.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 8 – Tour Manaus + Fly to Iguassu Falls

    After a final breakfast onboard, bid farewell to our staff and crew as you disembark the Tucano in Manaus. Enjoy a guided tour of this vibrant river port – including the ornate Manaus Opera House; also known as the Amazon Theater, this iconic landmark was built more than a century ago by wealthy rubber barons. Then transfer to the airport for your included flight to Iguassu. On arrival, you’ll be escorted to the 5-star Belmond Das Cataratas, the only hotel located inside Brazil’s Iguassu National Park. Meals B
  • Day 9 – The Majesty of Iguassu from the Argentine Side

    Extensive full-day exploration with our expert naturalists takes you to all the best vantage points on the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls. At the famed Devil’s Throat Cataract, the towering spray often acts like a prism – creating thousands of rainbows suspended in the air. This evening, you can continue to take advantage of our hotel’s privileged location to explore the National Park after it’s been closed to other visitors!  Meals B
  • Day 10 – The Brazilian Side of the Falls + Departure

    Enjoy breakfast and a leisurely morning here at our 5-star hotel within the National Park. Then join our guide for a tour of the breathtaking vantage points on the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls. Along with yesterday’s guided touring, our comprehensive approach promises a complete and more enriching experience of this amazing World Heritage Site. After sightseeing, you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.  Meals B

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  • Villa Amazonia - Manaus, Brazil

    Our stylish, inviting and intimate boutique hotel enjoys a privileged city-center location close to the landmark Amazon Theater. Behind the restored façade of a handsome residence that traces its history to the age of the Amazon rubber barons, you’ll find just 30 spacious and stylishly-furnished guestrooms. All accommodations offer air conditioning, WiFi access, 40-inch LCD cable television, mini bar, an en suite bath with L’Occitane amenities, and a private balcony facing the courtyard pool and gardens. The hotel’s Fitz Carraldo Bistro offers a diverse menu of international classics prepared with contemporary flair and exotic Amazonian ingredients.

  • Belmond Das Cataratas Iguassu, Brazil

    This luxurious retreat is the only hotel located inside the Brazilian Iguassu National Park, close to the falls, with incredible views and service. Its beautiful 193 guest rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, minibar, cable TV, and telephone. The hotel has several restaurants, a large pool, tennis court, spa, fitness center, and business center.

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    Upper + Lower berths

    Built in the tradition of the steamboats that navigated the Amazon more than a century ago, the intimate M/Y Tucano is the perfect ship for deep exploration into the remote regions of the Amazon rainforest.

    Upper + Lower berth cabins have a bunk bed with a twin-size mattress above and below.

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Our Amazon Cruise + Iguassu Falls Tour Value

+ Comprehensive sightseeing with never more than 16 guests at Iguassu Falls and in Manaus including all entry fees
+ Our complete Amazon shore expedition program with expert naturalists
+ 21 meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners
+ 6-night all-inclusive cruise aboard the m/y Tucano in a comfortable outside cabin
+ 1 night at the enchanting Villa Amazonia Hotel in Manaus
+ 2 nights at the 5-star Belmond Das Cataratas inside Brazil’s Iguassu National Park
+ All on-tour transportation, airport transfers, and the internal flight from Manaus to Iguassu
+ Luggage handling, port charges, all hotel taxes and service charges, and all airline fees for your internal flight

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