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 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!

Cruise Duration Category Starting price at
Maguari Expedition 4-day | 3-night Comfort|Elegant US$ 1,655.00


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


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


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


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

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 Meal basis: full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner)

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