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Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon
Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon aboard the 18-guest Motor Yacht Tucano is a true expedition that cruises deep into the untouched Amazon rainforest. The 5- and 8-day cruises begin in Manaus, Brazil, and venture far up the Rio Negro seeking out the abundant wildlife that lives in the world’s greatest of wilderness, away from civilization.

A cruise on the M/Y Tucano can be qu
ite active with daily naturalist guided walks in the forest, frequent canoe excursions, swimming, fishing and village visits. Each evening, guides have a brief discussion about the extraordinary ways in which the plants and animals have evolved to live in this ancient rainforest.

Cruise upstream northwest on the Rio Negro as far as a major river called the Rio Jaueperi, about 200 miles from Manaus, Brasil. Along the way explore many small tributaries where the forest is wild and undisturbed and numerous rainforest habitats, which allows you to see a great diversity of wildlife. You'll travel to the “Encontra das Aguas,” the meeting of the waters of the world’s two largest rivers: the Amazon River and the Rio Negro. The light-colored water of the Amazon and the dark water of the Negro do not readily mix, and the two rivers flow side by side for many miles. Explore the beautiful and fabulously rich environment where these rivers meet and visit the Lago Janauari Ecological Park, which lies in a wedge-shaped delta that divides these two storied rivers.

The M/Y Tucano is the only vessel that explores far into the world’s largest Amazon reserve and the only expedition cruise in a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, the Central Amazon Conservation Complex. Within this reserve are tens of thousands of square miles of uninhabited wilderness. Along the Rio Negro there are only a few small settlements large enough to be considered towns. It remains a true wilderness. Beyond the tangle of vines and limbs along the river banks are hundreds of thousands of square miles of primitive forest where the forces that shape plant and animal evolution continue on as they have for millions of years. Because of the exploratory nature, the small groups and the skilled guides on this Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon, this is the most authentic cruise in the entire Brazil Amazon.
read more Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon aboard the 18-guest Motor Yacht Tucano is a true expedition that cruises deep into the untouched Amazon rainforest. The 5- and 8-day cruises begin in Manaus, Brazil, and venture far up the Rio Negro seeking out the abundant wildlife that lives in the world’s greatest of wilderness, away from civilization.

A cruise on the M/Y Tucano can be quite active with daily naturalist guided walks in the forest, frequent canoe excursions, swimming, fishing and village visits. Each evening, guides have a brief discussion about the extraordinary ways in which the plants and animals have evolved to live in this ancient rainforest.

Cruise upstream northwest on the Rio Negro as far as a major river called the Rio Jaueperi, about 200 miles from Manaus, Brasil. Along the way explore many small tributaries where the forest is wild and undisturbed and numerous rainforest habitats, which allows you to see a great diversity of wildlife. You'll travel to the “Encontra das Aguas,” the meeting of the waters of the world’s two largest rivers: the Amazon River and the Rio Negro. The light-colored water of the Amazon and the dark water of the Negro do not readily mix, and the two rivers flow side by side for many miles. Explore the beautiful and fabulously rich environment where these rivers meet and visit the Lago Janauari Ecological Park, which lies in a wedge-shaped delta that divides these two storied rivers.

The M/Y Tucano is the only vessel that explores far into the world’s largest Amazon reserve and the only expedition cruise in a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, the Central Amazon Conservation Complex. Within this reserve are tens of thousands of square miles of uninhabited wilderness. Along the Rio Negro there are only a few small settlements large enough to be considered towns. It remains a true wilderness. Beyond the tangle of vines and limbs along the river banks are hundreds of thousands of square miles of primitive forest where the forces that shape plant and animal evolution continue on as they have for millions of years. Because of the exploratory nature, the small groups and the skilled guides on this Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon, this is the most authentic cruise in the entire Brazil Amazon.
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Tucano Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon

Tucano Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon

Day 1 - Embark in Manaus, Brazil on Rio Negro to Rio Apuau

Day 2 - Explore Lago Turia

Day 3 - Lago Buriti

Day 4 - Rio Jaueperi

Day 5 - West Bank of Rio Negro

Day 6 - Village of Novo Airao

Day 7 - Encontra das Aguas, the Meeting of the Amazon & Rio Negro

Day 8 - Disembark Manaus, Brazil


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Day 1 - Embark in Manaus, Brazil on Rio Negro to Rio Apuau

Board the Motor Yacht Tucano early and depart upstream on the Rio Negro. Through the morning cruise through the world’s largest river island system, the Anavilhanas Archipelago. From the observation deck scan the magnificent tangle of vegetation at the water’s edge. By mid-afternoon you'll have traveled beyond the frontier of settlement and entered a wilderness area. Both shores are covered by dense rainforest. You'll have a good chance of observing pink river dolphins and a large collection of exotic birds. Most certainly you'll be treated to magnificent forest vistas. In the late afternoon embark in the launches and hunt for wildlife, possibly even swimming in some of the world’s most clean and refreshing water.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Tucano
MEALS:
lunch and dinner

Day 2 - Explore Lago Turia

Early this morning explore the rainforest along the water's edge in Tucano's launches. Listen and look for howler monkeys, and you should hear a morning serenade of toucans. After breakfast go for a walk in the forest where you will get a good start on understanding Amazon ecology. Around midday return for lunch and the vessel will get underway, perhaps stopping at a place to swim. In the late afternoon again explore the forest in launches and listen to the sunset chorus of birds and frogs.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Tucano
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 - Lago Buriti

This morning there will be an early exploration of the waking forest. Keep your eyes open for monkeys... on most trips we see them often. Return for breakfast followed by either a walk in the forest or an excursion in the launches. M/Y Tucano will travel during the middle of the day and stop in the afternoon for an excursion. Tonight the vessel may travel a bit more as you and your newfound friends marvel at the night sky crowded with stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Tucano
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 - Rio Jaueperi

After two morning excursions, the Tucano will navigate along the heavily forested shore, scouting for wildlife. Perhaps stop for a visit at a settler’s home carved out of the forest. In the early afternoon approach an extraordinary river called the Rio Jaueperi. Here you will see a kind of forest known as the varzea. Scout along the shoreline for some of the extraordinary creatures found only in this unique environment. Weather permitting, take a night excursion to observe nocturnal creatures.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Tucano
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 - West Bank of Rio Negro

Today depart the Rio Jaueperi and head downstream on the Rio Negro exploring a new collection of rainforest habitats. In the daytime continue to scout in launches and walk in the forest, and at night continue the hunts for nocturnal wildlife.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Tucano
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 - Village of Novo Airao

After a walk in the forest cross to the west side of the Rio Negro, exploring along the way. Stop at the substantial boat-building village of Novo Airão. As you walk through the streets marvel at how the 19th century thrives in this remote corner of the globe. Tonight the M/Y Tucano goes downstream to arrive by morning near the confluence with the Amazon River. As you glide through the starry darkness this is a good night to sip the national drink of Brasil, the “Caipirinha” and perhaps try a bit of samba on the top deck.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Tucano
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 - Encontra das Aguas, the Meeting of the Amazon & Rio Negro

This morning explore the Lago Janauari Ecological Park where the thick, brown water of the Amazon flows swiftly through the forest. This area is usually a very good place to observe wildlife. Around midday the vessel will travel to the “Encontra das Aguas,” a stark several-mile-long line where two of the world’s largest rivers, the Amazon and the Negro, join in a turbulent maelstrom. Here the dark water of the Negro runs beside the opaque brown water of the Amazon. In the afternoon scout one of the hidden streams in the area to try to see more of the Amazon’s beautiful and bizarre creatures. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner and prepare for an early departure in the morning.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Tucano
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 - Disembark Manaus, Brazil

Early this morning, after a hearty breakfast, disembark from the M/Y Tucano in Manuas, Brazil.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
n/a
MEALS:
breakfast

Alternative Itinerary

In addition to the main 8-day itinerary, there is a 5-Day Compact Amazon Cruise aboard the Tucano:
Day 1 - Embark Manaus, Rio Negro
Day 2 - Anavilhanas Archipelago
Day 3 - Rio Negro
Day 4 - Rio Negro/Amazon
Day 5 - Disembark Manaus

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain's discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Arrival & Departure

We strongly recommend that passengers on the expedition cruise Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon spend one night in Manaus prior to the cruise. This is because the cruise boards early in the morning on Day One. We suggest hotels near the Ponta Negra, where the M/Y Tucano embarks passengers. On joining the group on Day One, passengers board the vessel on a short walk from the lobby of the Hotel Tropical.
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1       Jul 26 - Aug 02, 2014Tucano$3450 - $3800View Details
8 Day Green Category

8 Day Green Category - $3450

The four cabins in this category (#1, #2, #7, #8) have single-sized berths above and below (bunk beds). They are smaller than Yellow Category cabins, but are nonetheless comfortable outside cabins with large windows, private bathrooms and air conditioning.
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8 Day Yellow Category

8 Day Yellow Category - $3800

The five cabins in this category (#3, #4, #5, #6, #0) are larger and have beds side by side. Cabin #0 has a queen-size bed beside a single bed and can accommodate three travelers. In cabins #3 and #4, a third narrow bed can be placed between the beds to form one very large bed for families. Cabins #3, #4, #5, #6 can be configured as two single beds or placed together to form a queen bed.
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2  Alternate Itinerary Available  Aug 04 - Aug 08, 2014Tucano$1800 - $2100View Details
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  5 day/4 night itinerary
5 Day Green Category

5 Day Green Category - $1800

The four cabins in this category (#1, #2, #7, #8) have single-sized berths above and below (bunk beds). They are smaller than Yellow Category cabins, but are nonetheless comfortable outside cabins with large windows, private bathrooms and air conditioning.
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5 Day Yellow Category

5 Day Yellow Category - $2100

The five cabins in this category (#3, #4, #5, #6, #0) are larger and have beds side by side. Cabin #0 has a queen-size bed beside a single bed and can accommodate three travelers. In cabins #3 and #4, a third narrow bed can be placed between the beds to form one very large bed for families. Cabins #3, #4, #5, #6 can be configured as two single beds or placed together to form a queen bed.
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3       Aug 09 - Aug 16, 2014Tucano$3450 - $3800View Details
8 Day Green Category

8 Day Green Category - $3450

The four cabins in this category (#1, #2, #7, #8) have single-sized berths above and below (bunk beds). They are smaller than Yellow Category cabins, but are nonetheless comfortable outside cabins with large windows, private bathrooms and air conditioning.
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8 Day Yellow Category

8 Day Yellow Category - $3800

The five cabins in this category (#3, #4, #5, #6, #0) are larger and have beds side by side. Cabin #0 has a queen-size bed beside a single bed and can accommodate three travelers. In cabins #3 and #4, a third narrow bed can be placed between the beds to form one very large bed for families. Cabins #3, #4, #5, #6 can be configured as two single beds or placed together to form a queen bed.
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4  Alternate Itinerary Available  Aug 18 - Aug 22, 2014Tucano$1800 - $2100View Details
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  5 day/4 night itinerary
5 Day Green Category

5 Day Green Category - $1800

The four cabins in this category (#1, #2, #7, #8) have single-sized berths above and below (bunk beds). They are smaller than Yellow Category cabins, but are nonetheless comfortable outside cabins with large windows, private bathrooms and air conditioning.
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5 Day Yellow Category

5 Day Yellow Category - $2100

The five cabins in this category (#3, #4, #5, #6, #0) are larger and have beds side by side. Cabin #0 has a queen-size bed beside a single bed and can accommodate three travelers. In cabins #3 and #4, a third narrow bed can be placed between the beds to form one very large bed for families. Cabins #3, #4, #5, #6 can be configured as two single beds or placed together to form a queen bed.
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5       Aug 23 - Aug 30, 2014Tucano$3450 - $3800View Details
8 Day Green Category

8 Day Green Category - $3450

The four cabins in this category (#1, #2, #7, #8) have single-sized berths above and below (bunk beds). They are smaller than Yellow Category cabins, but are nonetheless comfortable outside cabins with large windows, private bathrooms and air conditioning.
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8 Day Yellow Category

8 Day Yellow Category - $3800

The five cabins in this category (#3, #4, #5, #6, #0) are larger and have beds side by side. Cabin #0 has a queen-size bed beside a single bed and can accommodate three travelers. In cabins #3 and #4, a third narrow bed can be placed between the beds to form one very large bed for families. Cabins #3, #4, #5, #6 can be configured as two single beds or placed together to form a queen bed.
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6       Sep 13 - Sep 20, 2014Tucano$3450 - $3800View Details
8 Day Green Category

8 Day Green Category - $3450

The four cabins in this category (#1, #2, #7, #8) have single-sized berths above and below (bunk beds). They are smaller than Yellow Category cabins, but are nonetheless comfortable outside cabins with large windows, private bathrooms and air conditioning.
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8 Day Yellow Category

8 Day Yellow Category - $3800

The five cabins in this category (#3, #4, #5, #6, #0) are larger and have beds side by side. Cabin #0 has a queen-size bed beside a single bed and can accommodate three travelers. In cabins #3 and #4, a third narrow bed can be placed between the beds to form one very large bed for families. Cabins #3, #4, #5, #6 can be configured as two single beds or placed together to form a queen bed.
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7  Alternate Itinerary Available  Sep 22 - Sep 26, 2014Tucano$1800 - $2100View Details
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Alternative Itinerary

  5 day/4 night itinerary
5 Day Green Category

5 Day Green Category - $1800

The four cabins in this category (#1, #2, #7, #8) have single-sized berths above and below (bunk beds). They are smaller than Yellow Category cabins, but are nonetheless comfortable outside cabins with large windows, private bathrooms and air conditioning.
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5 Day Yellow Category

5 Day Yellow Category - $2100

The five cabins in this category (#3, #4, #5, #6, #0) are larger and have beds side by side. Cabin #0 has a queen-size bed beside a single bed and can accommodate three travelers. In cabins #3 and #4, a third narrow bed can be placed between the beds to form one very large bed for families. Cabins #3, #4, #5, #6 can be configured as two single beds or placed together to form a queen bed.
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8       Sep 27 - Oct 04, 2014Tucano$3450 - $3800View Details
8 Day Green Category

8 Day Green Category - $3450

The four cabins in this category (#1, #2, #7, #8) have single-sized berths above and below (bunk beds). They are smaller than Yellow Category cabins, but are nonetheless comfortable outside cabins with large windows, private bathrooms and air conditioning.
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8 Day Yellow Category

8 Day Yellow Category - $3800

The five cabins in this category (#3, #4, #5, #6, #0) are larger and have beds side by side. Cabin #0 has a queen-size bed beside a single bed and can accommodate three travelers. In cabins #3 and #4, a third narrow bed can be placed between the beds to form one very large bed for families. Cabins #3, #4, #5, #6 can be configured as two single beds or placed together to form a queen bed.
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9  Alternate Itinerary Available  Oct 06 - Oct 10, 2014Tucano$1800 - $2100View Details
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Alternative Itinerary

  5 day/4 night itinerary
5 Day Green Category

5 Day Green Category - $1800

The four cabins in this category (#1, #2, #7, #8) have single-sized berths above and below (bunk beds). They are smaller than Yellow Category cabins, but are nonetheless comfortable outside cabins with large windows, private bathrooms and air conditioning.
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5 Day Yellow Category

5 Day Yellow Category - $2100

The five cabins in this category (#3, #4, #5, #6, #0) are larger and have beds side by side. Cabin #0 has a queen-size bed beside a single bed and can accommodate three travelers. In cabins #3 and #4, a third narrow bed can be placed between the beds to form one very large bed for families. Cabins #3, #4, #5, #6 can be configured as two single beds or placed together to form a queen bed.
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10       Oct 11 - Oct 18, 2014Tucano$3450 - $3800View Details
8 Day Green Category

8 Day Green Category - $3450

The four cabins in this category (#1, #2, #7, #8) have single-sized berths above and below (bunk beds). They are smaller than Yellow Category cabins, but are nonetheless comfortable outside cabins with large windows, private bathrooms and air conditioning.
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8 Day Yellow Category

8 Day Yellow Category - $3800

The five cabins in this category (#3, #4, #5, #6, #0) are larger and have beds side by side. Cabin #0 has a queen-size bed beside a single bed and can accommodate three travelers. In cabins #3 and #4, a third narrow bed can be placed between the beds to form one very large bed for families. Cabins #3, #4, #5, #6 can be configured as two single beds or placed together to form a queen bed.
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11  Alternate Itinerary Available  Oct 20 - Oct 24, 2014Tucano$1800 - $2100View Details
  Alternative Itinerary

Alternative Itinerary

  5 day/4 night itinerary
5 Day Green Category

5 Day Green Category - $1800

The four cabins in this category (#1, #2, #7, #8) have single-sized berths above and below (bunk beds). They are smaller than Yellow Category cabins, but are nonetheless comfortable outside cabins with large windows, private bathrooms and air conditioning.
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5 Day Yellow Category

5 Day Yellow Category - $2100

The five cabins in this category (#3, #4, #5, #6, #0) are larger and have beds side by side. Cabin #0 has a queen-size bed beside a single bed and can accommodate three travelers. In cabins #3 and #4, a third narrow bed can be placed between the beds to form one very large bed for families. Cabins #3, #4, #5, #6 can be configured as two single beds or placed together to form a queen bed.
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12       Oct 25 - Nov 01, 2014Tucano$3450 - $3800View Details
8 Day Green Category

8 Day Green Category - $3450

The four cabins in this category (#1, #2, #7, #8) have single-sized berths above and below (bunk beds). They are smaller than Yellow Category cabins, but are nonetheless comfortable outside cabins with large windows, private bathrooms and air conditioning.
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8 Day Yellow Category

8 Day Yellow Category - $3800

The five cabins in this category (#3, #4, #5, #6, #0) are larger and have beds side by side. Cabin #0 has a queen-size bed beside a single bed and can accommodate three travelers. In cabins #3 and #4, a third narrow bed can be placed between the beds to form one very large bed for families. Cabins #3, #4, #5, #6 can be configured as two single beds or placed together to form a queen bed.
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13  Alternate Itinerary Available  Nov 03 - Nov 07, 2014Tucano$1800 - $2100View Details
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  5 day/4 night itinerary
5 Day Green Category

5 Day Green Category - $1800

The four cabins in this category (#1, #2, #7, #8) have single-sized berths above and below (bunk beds). They are smaller than Yellow Category cabins, but are nonetheless comfortable outside cabins with large windows, private bathrooms and air conditioning.
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5 Day Yellow Category

5 Day Yellow Category - $2100

The five cabins in this category (#3, #4, #5, #6, #0) are larger and have beds side by side. Cabin #0 has a queen-size bed beside a single bed and can accommodate three travelers. In cabins #3 and #4, a third narrow bed can be placed between the beds to form one very large bed for families. Cabins #3, #4, #5, #6 can be configured as two single beds or placed together to form a queen bed.
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14       Nov 08 - Nov 15, 2014Tucano$3450 - $3800View Details
8 Day Green Category

8 Day Green Category - $3450

The four cabins in this category (#1, #2, #7, #8) have single-sized berths above and below (bunk beds). They are smaller than Yellow Category cabins, but are nonetheless comfortable outside cabins with large windows, private bathrooms and air conditioning.
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8 Day Yellow Category

8 Day Yellow Category - $3800

The five cabins in this category (#3, #4, #5, #6, #0) are larger and have beds side by side. Cabin #0 has a queen-size bed beside a single bed and can accommodate three travelers. In cabins #3 and #4, a third narrow bed can be placed between the beds to form one very large bed for families. Cabins #3, #4, #5, #6 can be configured as two single beds or placed together to form a queen bed.
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15  Alternate Itinerary Available  Nov 17 - Nov 21, 2014Tucano$1800 - $2100View Details
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  5 day/4 night itinerary
5 Day Green Category

5 Day Green Category - $1800

The four cabins in this category (#1, #2, #7, #8) have single-sized berths above and below (bunk beds). They are smaller than Yellow Category cabins, but are nonetheless comfortable outside cabins with large windows, private bathrooms and air conditioning.
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5 Day Yellow Category

5 Day Yellow Category - $2100

The five cabins in this category (#3, #4, #5, #6, #0) are larger and have beds side by side. Cabin #0 has a queen-size bed beside a single bed and can accommodate three travelers. In cabins #3 and #4, a third narrow bed can be placed between the beds to form one very large bed for families. Cabins #3, #4, #5, #6 can be configured as two single beds or placed together to form a queen bed.
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16       Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2014Tucano$3450 - $3800View Details
8 Day Green Category

8 Day Green Category - $3450

The four cabins in this category (#1, #2, #7, #8) have single-sized berths above and below (bunk beds). They are smaller than Yellow Category cabins, but are nonetheless comfortable outside cabins with large windows, private bathrooms and air conditioning.
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8 Day Yellow Category

8 Day Yellow Category - $3800

The five cabins in this category (#3, #4, #5, #6, #0) are larger and have beds side by side. Cabin #0 has a queen-size bed beside a single bed and can accommodate three travelers. In cabins #3 and #4, a third narrow bed can be placed between the beds to form one very large bed for families. Cabins #3, #4, #5, #6 can be configured as two single beds or placed together to form a queen bed.
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17       Dec 06 - Dec 13, 2014Tucano$3450 - $3800View Details
8 Day Green Category

8 Day Green Category - $3450

The four cabins in this category (#1, #2, #7, #8) have single-sized berths above and below (bunk beds). They are smaller than Yellow Category cabins, but are nonetheless comfortable outside cabins with large windows, private bathrooms and air conditioning.
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8 Day Yellow Category

8 Day Yellow Category - $3800

The five cabins in this category (#3, #4, #5, #6, #0) are larger and have beds side by side. Cabin #0 has a queen-size bed beside a single bed and can accommodate three travelers. In cabins #3 and #4, a third narrow bed can be placed between the beds to form one very large bed for families. Cabins #3, #4, #5, #6 can be configured as two single beds or placed together to form a queen bed.
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18  Alternate Itinerary Available  Dec 15 - Dec 19, 2014Tucano$1800 - $2100View Details
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5 Day Green Category

5 Day Green Category - $1800

The four cabins in this category (#1, #2, #7, #8) have single-sized berths above and below (bunk beds). They are smaller than Yellow Category cabins, but are nonetheless comfortable outside cabins with large windows, private bathrooms and air conditioning.
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5 Day Yellow Category

5 Day Yellow Category - $2100

The five cabins in this category (#3, #4, #5, #6, #0) are larger and have beds side by side. Cabin #0 has a queen-size bed beside a single bed and can accommodate three travelers. In cabins #3 and #4, a third narrow bed can be placed between the beds to form one very large bed for families. Cabins #3, #4, #5, #6 can be configured as two single beds or placed together to form a queen bed.
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19       Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2014Tucano$3450 - $3800View Details
8 Day Green Category

8 Day Green Category - $3450

The four cabins in this category (#1, #2, #7, #8) have single-sized berths above and below (bunk beds). They are smaller than Yellow Category cabins, but are nonetheless comfortable outside cabins with large windows, private bathrooms and air conditioning.
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8 Day Yellow Category

8 Day Yellow Category - $3800

The five cabins in this category (#3, #4, #5, #6, #0) are larger and have beds side by side. Cabin #0 has a queen-size bed beside a single bed and can accommodate three travelers. In cabins #3 and #4, a third narrow bed can be placed between the beds to form one very large bed for families. Cabins #3, #4, #5, #6 can be configured as two single beds or placed together to form a queen bed.
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Included

Price is per person, double occupancy. Price includes accommodations, and meals as indicated in the itinerary. Bottled water served free of charge.

Exclusions

Airport transfers, airfare, departure taxes, visa fees, soft drinks or alcoholic beverages, or items of a personal nature.

Room Configuration

There are two cabin categories. Green Category: These cabins have bunk beds with above and below berths. Yellow Category: These cabins are larger and have beds side by side. No single supplement is charged if a single traveler is willing to share a cabin with another passenger. Passengers that request single accommodations pay a single supplement of 50% of the Green Category cruise cost. Single accommodations on the cruise may not always be available. The single cabins are the smaller cabins on the vessel. Some of the cabins on the M/Y Tucano can accommodate three travelers. This is helpful for families. These are cabins “3” and “4” where a third narrow bed can be placed between the single beds and cabin “0,” which has a queen size bed and also a single bed. There is no discount for triple occupancy; passengers pay the double rate.

Families & Children

All Tucano cruises are family friendly, but the Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon generally has two “Family Departures” per year that include some additional activities for children. These departures are suitable for adults as well as children. On regular departures, children 12 years and under who share a room with an adult are eligible for a discount of 50% off the cruise rate, subject to cabin availability.

Payment & Cancellation

Rates are subject to change and may have other restrictions in June 2014 due to the World Cup. In order to confirm this trip, a nonrefundable deposit of $300 is required at the time of booking. A Reservation Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 61 days - forfeit deposit
60 to 45 days - 50% of total trip cost
44 to 0 days - 100% of total trip cost

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Andes Highland Haciendas

Visit rural Andean villages known for handmade crafts, the world famous market at Otavalo and take a guided hike between rural indigenous villages high in the Andes Mountains. Accommodations include luxurious, centuries-old haciendas, now converted into comfortable inns and living museums.
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Tucano

Tucano

This 18-guest Amazon riverboat explores the far reaches of the Amazon River and Rio Negro. With a classic Amazon River style she is reminiscient of a bygone era of Amazon exploration.  Unlike other Amazon River cruises, the Tucano offers longer cruises without interruption. 
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