At 14h, departure from Manaus pier to board the M/V Desafio, 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. Check-in and accommodation. At night, New Year special dinner shall be served on board, including red and white wine, and French champagne. The boat will be anchored in front of Tropical Manaus Hotel with a privileged view to the New Year’s fireworks. Late night, start the cruising through Rio Negro. (Meal: New Year’s dinner)
Early this morning, leave on a jungle trekking excursion to learn about the local flora, amongst the richest in the world. After lunch, start cruising towards the Samauma village, located at the Anavilhanas Islands, the largest river archipelago in the world. Later this afternoon, board a motor canoe to visit the surrounding lakes. After dinner, experience the excitement of searching for and spotting caimans. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Early rise to watch the sunrise and see thousands of birds come out of their nocturnal hiding places to feed. After breakfast, go on a fishing expedition to catch one of the many hundreds of species found in the river, including the aggressive piranha. In the afternoon, opportunity to explore the river meeting world’s greatest ecosystem, with a stop to interact with the unique ‘botos’, the Amazonian pink dolphins. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
After breakfast, you’ll reach the “meeting of the waters”. This is where Negro and Solimoes Rivers meet each other to form the great Amazon River. After a stop to view this fascinating sight, continue cruising back to Manaus for docking at the pier. (Meal: breakfast)
Pick up places : Hotels in the city of Manaus - 01:15 pm | Hotel Tropical de Manaus 01:45 pm Clients that will arrive at the airport should go straight to the shore to board at M/V Desafio
07:00 pm: Buffet of brazilian appetizers at the bar SUN DECK | Open bar from 07:00 pm until 01:00 am - Soft drinks, juices, caipirinha de cachaça ( sugar cane alcohol ) and imported vodka, fruits cocktail
with/without alcohol, available beer, imported red and white wine, imported whisky.
10:00 pm: Espedial Buffet for New Yeras Eve at the panoramic restaurant and open bar, 1 bottle of french champagne.
NOTES • M/V Desafio includes full board (3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners and New Year’ special dinner) • M/V Desafio has the right to cancel the departure or change the itinerary for force majeure situation.