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M/V DESAFIO | The best cruise to feel the Brazilian Amazon!

Destination Type Category Capacity Duration Best Season
Amazon – Manaus Cruise Comfort|Elegant 24 passengers 3 or 4 days Year Round

By the end of the first hours on board, M/V Desafio passengers feel at home in the heart of the Amazon. The cruise departs from Manaus, capital of the State of Amazonas, a city in the jungle that prospered during the rubber boom last century. This is 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, mosquitoes are practically nonexistent. Enjoy all activities in the jungle as well as a rich Amazonian cuisine served in the panoramic restaurant on the M/V Desafio!

  • Maguari
  • Cruise Duration Category When? Starting price at
    Maguari 4-day | 3-night Comfort|Elegant Every Thursday US$ 1,605.00

     

    DAY 1 | Thursday
    WELCOME TO THE AMAZON

    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
    THE ANAVILHANAS ISLANDS

    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
    dinner

    DAY 3 | Saturday
    MEETING OF THE WATERS

    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
    dinner

    DAY 4 | Sunday
    EXPLORING THE RIVER

    After another tropical breakfast, departure to see the giants and beautiful Amazonian water lilies, another opportunity to explore the Negro River. Return aboard starting the return trip to Manaus arriving at 11:00h in the city.

     

    Meal:
    breakfast

  • Maguari | Departures
  • Guaranteed Departures 2017

    January February March April May June
    05 & 19 02 & 16 02, 16, 30 13 & 27 11 & 25 08 & 22
    July August September October November December
    06, 20 & 27 03, 10, 17 & 31 07, 14 & 28 12 & 26 02, 16 & 30 14

  • Maguari Express
  • Cruise: Duration: When? Starting price at US$
    THE REAL AMAZON RIVER 3-day / 2-night Every Monday 1,120.00

     

    DAY 1 | SUNDAY
    WEXPLORING THE RIVER

    After quicky stop in Manaus, lunch will be served on board while navigating straight down the Negro River, through the waters of the Amazonas River, to continue the expedition towards the Kings Lake, located in the city of Varzea Careiro of the Amazon, a place which economy is based on artisanal fishing activity and agriculture, surrounded by an indescribable nature. Arrival to Kings Lake, dinner will be served. After dinner, departure for a reconnaissance motorized canoe ride to explore the region at night in search for alligators of the specie jacaré-açu and other nocturnal animals with flashlights. (Meals: lunch and dinner)

     

    Meal:
    dinner

    DAY 2 | MONDAY
    DISCOVERING THE LAKE

    Breakfast on board and departure to visit the Kings Lake local community with its unique culture,u the multiple species of birds of the region, and also for an exciting piranha fishing, the dreaded Amazonian fish. Lunch will be served on board while navigating to another side of the lake. Dinner served on board. After dinner, excursion by canoe to explore the lake looking for nocturnal animals. (Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner)

     

    Meals:
    breakfast
    lunch
    dinner

    DAY 3 | TUESDAY
    UNFORGETTABLE SUNRISE

    Early morning, boat ride to admire the sunrise and the birds’ awakening. Return on board for breakfast while navigating back to Manaus arriving at 11am. (Meal: breakfast).

     

    Meal:
    breakfast

  • Express | Departures
  • Guaranteed Departures 2017

    January February March April May June
    08 & 22 05 & 19 05 & 19 02, 16 & 30 14 & 28 11 & 25
    July August September October November December
    09, 23 & 30 06, 13 & 20 03, 10 & 17 01, 15 & 29 05 & 19 03 & 17

  • Grand Maguari
  • Cruise: Duration: When? Starting price at US$
    GRAND MAGUARI 6-day / 5-night Every THURSDAY 2,775.00

     

    DAY 1 | THURSDAY
    WELCOME TO THE AMAZON

    Depart from the pier in Manaus to board the M/V Desafio at 2pm, your floating hotel for the next three nights. Once on board, a welcome cocktail with snacks and drinks will be served while the guide provides useful information about the Amazon, the boat and details of the program. Start sailing bound the archipelago of Anavilhanas, the largest river archipelago in the world. Dinner. 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)

     

    Meal:
    dinner

    DAY 2 | FRIDAY
    THE ANAVILHANAS ISLANDS

    Early morning, boat ride to admire the sunrise in the forest and the birds singing in their diversity. Return on board and breakfast while starts the navigation towards an indigenous community whose visit is an opportunity to meet the indigenous lifestyle and habits. Return on board and navigation towards Jaraqui village. Stop in land for an interesting jungle trekking to explore the fauna and flora. Return on board. Dinner. (Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner))

     

    Meals:
    breakfast
    lunch
    dinner

    DAY 3 | SATURDAY
    MEETING OF THE WATERS

    Breakfast on board and sail to Acajatuba village. On the way, stop at the floating station to interact with the pink dolphins, and feed the famous fish Pirarucu. 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, followed by another exciting experience, fishing the piranha. Dinner. Evening canoe ride along the streams in search of caimans and other nocturnal animals with flashlights. (Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner)

     

    Meal:
    breakfast, lunch and dinner

    DAY 4 | SUNDAY
    EXPLORING THE RIVER

    After another tropical breakfast, departure to see the giants and beautiful Amazonian water lilies while navigating back to the city of Manaus. After quicky stop in Manaus, lunch will be served on board while navigating straight down the Negro River, through the waters of the Amazonas River, to continue the expedition towards the Kings Lake, located in the city of Varzea Careiro of the Amazon, a place which economy is based on artisanal fishing activity and agriculture, surrounded by an indescribable nature. Arrival to Kings Lake, dinner will be served. After dinner, departure for a reconnaissance motorized canoe ride to explore the region at night in search for alligators of the specie jacaré- and other nocturnal animals with flashlights. (Meals: brakfast, lunch and dinner)

     

    Meal:
    breakfast, lunch and dinner

    DAY 5 | MONDAY
    DISCOVERING THE LAKE

    Breakfast on board and departure to visit the Kings Lake local community with its unique culture,u the multiple species of birds of the region, and also for an exciting piranha fishing, the dreaded Amazonian fish. Lunch will be served on board while navigating to another side of the lake. Dinner served on board. After dinner, excursion by canoe to explore the lake looking for nocturnal animals. (Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner)

     

    Meal:
    breakfast, lunch and dinner

    DAY 6 | TUESDAY
    UNFORGETTABLE SUNRISE

    Early morning, boat ride to admire the sunrise and the birds’ awakening. Return on board for breakfast while navigating back to Manaus arriving at 11am. (Meal: breakfast)

     

    Meal:
    breakfast

  • Grand Maguari | Departures
  • Guaranteed Departures 2017

    January February March April May June
    05 & 19 02 & 16 02, 16 & 30 13 & 27 11 & 25 08 & 22
    July August September October November December
    06, 20 & 27 03, 10, 17 & 31 07, 14 & 28 12 & 26 02, 16 & 30 14

    General Information

    Official website: www.mvdesafio.com.br
    Capacity: maximum 24 passengers
    Cabins: 12 in total (6 upper deck and 6 lower deck)
    Style: sailing ship, wooden constructed
    The Maguari cruise: 4-day / 3-night (from Thursday to Sunday)
    The Maguari Express cruise: 3-day / 2-night (from Monday to Wednesday)
    Meal basis: full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner)

    For further information, please, contact us: reservations@gmgroup.travel