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

DestinationTypeCategoryCapacityDurationBest Season
Amazon – ManausCruiseComfort|Elegant24 passengers4 or 6 daysYear 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!

CruiseDurationCategoryStarting price at
Maguari Expedition4-day | 3-nightComfort|ElegantUS$ 1,655.00

DAY 1 WELCOME TO THE AMAZON

2 PM - DEPARTURE from the pier in Manaus to board the M/V Desafio. Once on board, a Welcome Cocktail with snacks and local drinks from the Region, will be served while the Guide provides useful information about the Amazon, the V M Desafio Scuna and details of the Program. Start sailing through the Anavilhanas Archipelago. Dinner on bord. In the evening, guests will enjoy a pleasant motorized Canoe Ride and a great opportunity to least the night sounds of the jungle. (MEALS included: Welcome Cocktail and Dinner).

Meal: dinner

DAY 2 THE ANAVILHANAS ISLANDS

Boat Ride, early morning 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 which visit is an opportunity to know the indigenous lifestyle and habits. Return on board and navigation towards Jaraqui Village. Stop in land for an interesting Jungle Trekking to explore the Amazon fauna and flora. Return on board for Dinner. (Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).

Meals: breakfast lunch dinner

DAY 3 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 Pirarucú Fish. Lunch on board. Departure and navigate along the Negro River till the Solimões borders to reach the “Meeting of Waters”, where the Negro and Solimões 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 included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).

Meals: breakfast lunch dinner

DAY 4 EXPLORING THE RIVER

After a tropical breakfast, departure to see the giants and beautiful Amazonian Water Lilies while navigating back to the city of Manaus, arriving at 11am. (Meal included: Breakfast).

Meal: breakfast

CruiseDurationCategoryStarting price at
Kinja Expedition6-day | 5-nightComfort|ElegantUS$ 4,085.00

DAY 1 GRUTAS DE MADADÁ

8am: Transfer to the WAIMIRI ATROARI. Program with a brief presentation on the history of the indigenous people and then continue to the shore of the MV DESAFIO. 10 am Departure , On board, our guide will provide information about the boat and details of the Itinerary. We will start sailing towards MADADÁ. After dinner, we will do a Night Tour in motorized canoes, to appreciate the jungle and it s sounds.

Meal: dinner

DAY 2 GRUTAS DE MADADÁ / SANTO ELIAS DO JAU

Disembarkation. A walk to the GRUTAS DE MADADÁ, a rock formation of large blocks of sandston. We can appreciate lush vegetation, waters of variety of tones, get to know the diverse caves that form this place. In this area, we will take a walk in a primary forest and we will visit the ghost Villge called AIRÃO. This small village was one of the largest centers of latex production in the Region. When this cycle ended, the local population moved to a new locality that Today known as "AIRÃO VELHO". During the visit , we can observe part o f the ruins of the old village and listen to the stories such as of the giants red ants and others. Return to MV DESAFIO.

Meals: breakfast lunch dinner

DAY 3 SANTO ELIAS DO JAÚ / RIO UNINÍ

Sailing towards the river mouth of the UNINI RIVERr, inside of the NATIONAL PARK OF JAÚ, we will disembark,to know a little bit of the Forest,finding big trees such as Samaúma – ceiba pentandra. Then we will sail in a motorized canoes down the river, observing birds and aquatic animals. Great possibility of get into a community of local “caboclos” to know their habits and customs.

Meals: breakfast lunch dinner

DAY 4 UNINI RIVER / KINJA / ANAVILHANAS

Today our navigation will be throughout the KINJA TERRITORY called now a days WAIMIRI-ATROARI. This indigenous tribe’s area that were heavily massacred in the past, Today, they live protected in a preserved area. . We will sail to the amazing ANAVILHANAS ARCHIPELAG.

Meal: breakfast lunch dinner

DAY 5 ANAVILHANAS / FURO DO MEIO

Breakfast. In this area of ANAVILHANAS, we can have the opportunity to see and Interact with the Dolphins . We will continued the navigation to the TATUIO INDIANS VILLAGE, to learn a little about the culture of that tribe. In the great Oca, na indian house, and they will offer a typical indian dance and we´ll be able to dance with them. We´ll have also the opportunity to listen about their habits and customs of the village.

Meal: breakfast lunch dinner

DAY 6 FURO DO MEIO / MANAUS

We will start the navigation with destination to check the Meeting of Solimões and Negro Waters forming the AMAZON RIVER. 11 AM - Arrival at the city of Manaus. . Disembark and transfer to the Airport and boarding to to the NEXT DESTINATION.

Meal: breakfast

General Information

Official website: http://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 Amazon Expedition: 4-day / 3-night The kinja Amazon Expedition: 6-day / 5-night Meal basis: full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner)

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