M/V Tucano-Into the Wild Amazon | Trip Notes


2023 Rates per person rates:  
Green Category Cabins #2 & 7 $2000
Yellow Category Cabins #0, 3, 4 5 & 6  $2750
Blue Category/Single cabins #1 & 8 $2750


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Cabin Categories:  All of the staterooms on the Motor Yacht Tucano are outside staterooms with large windows, private baths with showers, and air-conditioning. There are nine staterooms within the three categories.

Yellow Category Staterooms: The five double staterooms in the Yellow category are the largest on the vessel. They have beds side by side with a small night table in between. They are numbered 3, 4, 5, 6, and 0. Stateroom number “0” has a queen size bed and a single bed. The Yellow Category beds can be converted into queen sized beds.

Blue Category (Single Staterooms): These staterooms are for single travelers. They are numbers 1 and 8 and have a single twin bed. On request, these can be converted to Green staterooms.

Green Category Staterooms: There are two staterooms in the Green category. These are numbered 2 and 7 and they have above and below berths. These staterooms are smaller than the Yellow staterooms, but are they are still comfortable, are outside staterooms and have large windows, private bathrooms, and air-conditioning. Green staterooms are less costly than the Yellow Staterooms.

Click here for a deck plan of the M/V Tucano, and here for the M/V Tucano boat specifications

Prices Include: Accommodations and meals as indicated in the itinerary and are per person, double occupancy. Bottled water is served free of charge. Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are available at modest additional expense. Please note that prices and itineraries are subject to change without notice. By pre-arrangement, we provide complementary pre and post cruise transfers to and from the Motor Yacht Tucano from two recommended hotels in the historical city center of Manaus: the Hotel Millennium and the Hotel Villa Amazonia. Please note that prices and itineraries are subject to change without notice.

Discounts for 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.

Single Travelers: No single supplement is charged if a single traveler is willing to share a cabin with another same gender passenger. Passengers that request single accommodations pay a single supplement of 50% of the Green Category cruise cost. The single cabins are in the green category and are the smallest on the vessel. If single travelers wish to reserve a Yellow Category cabin, they must pay the full fare for two travelers at the Yellow Category rate. Single accommodations may not always be available.

Triple Occupancy: For three or more travelers sharing a cabin, each passenger pays the Green Category Rate even though they occupy a Yellow Category Cabin. 

Departure point:  The pier at the port of Manaus.  Most flight itineraries will require one night in Manaus prior to the cruise. Our staff can mage arrangements for Manaus hotels and sightseeing before and/or after your trip

Group Size:  Maximum of 18 passengers on board the M/V Tucano

Brazil Visa:  For all US citizens, as October 23, 2023, U.S. citizens will need a visa if they are traveling to Brazil for tourism, business, transit, artistic or sport activities. If you are arriving from another country in South America, vaccinations may be required as well. We will send you complete details in our pre-trip materials regarding these requirements.

Full Trip Info: Into the Wild Amazon

The Into The Wild Amazon cruise visits the most essential areas to observe the flora and fauna as well as and culture of the Amazon rainforest. Our journey concentrates on remote Amazon forest along the tributary the Rio Negro and with a brief sojourn also on the Amazon River. On our expedition cruise we explore the rainforest in many different ways: we walk among the towering trees in the high forest, we glide along narrow streams that wend their ways into the wilderness, and we explore flooded forests and grasslands that stretch from horizon to horizon. Over three and an a half days and four nights we are able to experience the many different environments of the Amazon, teeming with plant and animal life.

Our cruise experience is much more authentic than the typical cruise. All aspects of the expedition plan are designed to help us enjoy the best that the Amazon has to offer. We have a small group size, highly trained guides, a talented crew, a comfortable boat, and with 29 years of cruise operations, our activities are thoughtful and detailed. Our cruises appeal to travelers who are looking for a fun but also very detailed, authoritative, and above all genuine experience. All these features combined enable us to discover and enjoy an authentic Amazon that eludes almost all other travelers.

The first days of the cruise are spent on the wilderness Rio Negro where there are forests that are hardly changed for millions of years. Here we observe plants and animals that have roamed these forests for millions of years. We also visit the he Amazon River itself on the last day of the cruise. Most of our explorations are off the vessel and our days are quite full. There are three or four excursions off the vessel every day. Travelers have the choice in the early mornings to explore by our electric powered launches or by guided kayak groups. Both groups are led by skilled naturalists and we glide along quiet channels among giant rainforest trees draped with vines and orchids. The silence is broken only by the rustling of leaves by Squirrel Monkeys feeding or by the occasional piercing shriek of a Screaming Piha bird. In the late mornings and in the afternoons we walk in the rainforest and sometimes visit a small remote village community. On some nights we venture out in our launches to observe the nocturnal creatures that are active in the star-filled darkness.

Into the Wild Amazon takes us to a variety of environments including dark flooded forests, dense high forest with towering trees and dense undergrowth, and vast open plains of waving grass which are home to some of the most spectacular wildlife of the Amazon. On lazy afternoons we may fish for the famous Amazon resident, the Piranha, some of whom we may see again on an appetizer plate. During our voyage we will weave through the narrow winding channels of the Rio Negro as wells as enjoying the magnificent vistas of the mighty Amazon River itself. Most travelers are astonished by the scale and grandeur of this majestic waterway that drains a continent.

On the Into the Wild we not only focus on the rainforest, but also on the culture of the people who live in this vast wilderness. Time and weather permitting, we will visit a small fishing villages perched on the river bank where the traditional life is still guided by the rhythms of the rise and fall of the river. Again, time and weather permitting, we should also visit the homesteads of families who make and grow almost everything they need. For many travelers these visits with local settlers, whose lives are so dramatically different from ours, are some of the most memorable experiences of the cruise. The last evening of the cruise we will coast along one of the greatest ports in the world, the Porto de Manaus. At our farewell dinner we will have the opportunity to reflect on our extraordinary experience and offer a toast to one of the most remarkable places on Earth.

The Guides
In addition to several crew members, all of whom grew up in the forest, the excursion will have a naturalist guide with many years of experience in the Amazon. The combined experience of these guides will help us make sense out of the great profusion of plant and animal life that we will see during the trip.

Please note that the day-to-day schedule must be considered approximate. The order of the days and specific features may be altered due to navigational considerations.



2023 Departures

 Twice monthly

Twice monthly


$2000 for cabins
with upper/lower beds

$2750 for cabins
with two lower beds

single cabin

Travel Style
group trip