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The Brazilian Amazon: Tucano Amazon cruise

Tucano Amazon cruise
Absorb the sights and sounds of the jungle from the deck of this purpose-built river cruiser, with guided forays on foot or by canoe into the creeks and lagoons of Amazônia. There is a marvellous nautical atmosphere aboard the wooden river boat, which was constructed locally by indigenous craftsmen and inspired by the traditional three-decked design of vessel that has navigated the Amazon for centuries. For those seeking an authentic and adventurous rainforest experience, it is an excellent choice that comes warmly recommended by Journey Latin America staff.

The Tucano accommodates a maximum of just 18 passengers in nine cabins. The attractive, rosewood-lined and air-conditioned cabins have comfortable twin bunks with crisp cotton sheets and duvets, private bathrooms with limited hot shower facilities, and large curtained windows opening to the outside world. Facilities include a covered observation deck, where you can sip an aperitif and enjoy Technicolor sunsets, a library and spacious dining room. Three full meals are prepared each day by an excellent local chef, making use of fresh ingredients from the region including river fish and tropical fruits.

The two long-standing guides are exceptional: patient, friendly and extremely well-informed with respect to the natural environment and socio-economic history of the region. With such a small number of like-minded guests, the cruise is very sociable and the atmosphere relaxed and informal.

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