Tucano is a very comfortable and stylish exploration vessel, based in Manaus, Brazil, which has been running much-acclaimed cruises in the Amazon for over 15 years.
The Heart of Amazonia 7 night/8 days cruise explores some of the most untouched rainforest in all of the Amazon. The cruise begins in Manaus and ventures far up the Rio Negro to an area very rarely visited. With the naturalist guides you actively seek out the unique plants and animals in this primeval forest. You get out into the forest and explore - not simply watch from the deck of the vessel, through daily walks in the forest. Some days you swim off deserted beaches in water as pure and clean as rainwater. You are always treated to vistas of wild rainforest stretching as far as the eye can see.
Tucano sails upstream on the Rio Negro as far as a major river called the Rio Branco, about 200 miles from Manaus. The vessel mostly navigates smaller tributaries because that is where wildlife is still found in abundance. You will explore many different rainforest habitats. On the last day Tucano travels to the meeting of the waters of the world''''s two largest rivers: The Amazon River and the Rio Negro. more
Tucano has 9 comfortable cabins with large beds and private baths, is air-conditioned throughout, and is only for small groups of up to 18 pax. Four of these cabins have side by side single beds, one cabin has a queen size bed beside a single bed, and the remaining four cabins have single size mattresses one above the other. All of the cabins have large windows all of which open.
The top deck is open and has a large sun canopy - a wonderful place to spot wildlife or soak in the vastness of the Amazon. There is also space to catch some sun and watch the Macaw parrots screeching across the afternoon sky. The middle deck has a wide balcony around the entire front of the boat. Passengers can see where we are going and observe monkeys jumping from one vine to another.
Sandra, We had a lovely time. Everything worked well, the boat, the crew and our guide Gustavo were really nice, and the 16 passengers got on really well which is an important thing when you´re living so close together. And the weather was kind to us, and we saw interesting places and wildlife. Patrick S.Patrick S