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The schooner departs from Manaus, capital of the State of Amazonas, for a 4-day cruise visiting the Anavilhanas Archipelago.
The cruises depart from Manaus, capital of the State of Amazonas, a city in the jungle that prospered during the rubber boom last century. This is a four-day cruise visiting the Anavilhanas Archipelago, the largest river archipelago in the world, and its igarapés (permanent river channels) and igapós (non-permanent river channels). Due to its acid waters, endemic mosquitoes are practically inexistent. The cruise also includes daily explorations and activities in safe motorized boats into the jungle, as well as a rich Amazonian cuisine served in the panoramic restaurant.
Day 1, Thursday
Depart from the pier in Manaus to board the M/V Desafio at 14:00h, your floating hotel for the next three nights. Once on board, the multilingual naturalist guide will host a “welcome to the Amazon” briefing highlighting the broad spectrum of life in this unique region. The guide will assist in the identification of the flora/fauna, provide a historical framework and enrich your ecological understanding of this unusual destination and of the natural world. Start sailing bound "Tres Bocas", located in the archipelago of Anavilhanas, the largest river archipelago in the world, with its lakes, islands, creeks and flooded forests. Dinner on board. In the evening, guests will enjoy a pleasant walk in motorized canoes for local recognition, an opportunity to hear the sounds of the jungle. (Meal: dinner)
Day 2, Friday
At 05:30h, boat ride to admire the sunrise in the forest and the birds singing in their diversity. Return to the ship and breakfast. In motorized canoes, walk along the river to a site trails for a walk with purpose to observe the flora and fauna of the region. Return to the ship. Lunch on board while cruising towards the indigenous community "Terra Preta", whose visit is an opportunity to meet the lifestyle and habits of the Indigenous. Return on board and navigation towards Jaraqui' village. By motorized canoes, after a pleasant river expedition, stop in land for an interesting jungle trekking to explore the fauna and flora. Return on board. Dinner on board. (Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 3, Saturday
Breakfast on board and sail to a local village named 'Acajatuba'. On the way, stop at the floating station 'Recanto dos Botos' to interact with the pink dolphins, and feed the famous fish 'Pirarucu', known as the cod of the Amazon. Lunch on board. Departure and navigate along the Negro River towards the borders of the Solimões until reach the “meeting of waters”, where the Negro and Solimoes rivers meet to form the great Amazon River. The cruise continues to 'Janauari' Lake for another exciting experience, fishing the piranha, the dreaded Amazonian fish. Dinner on board. After dinner, canoe ride along the streams in search of caimans and other nocturnal animals with flashlights. Return aboard. Overnight. (Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner)