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According to the legend, one of the first explorers of the region, while navigating through the fluvial mazes, came upon a tribe of women warriors – the Amazons. Such a tribe has never been located,but gave the name to the forest and that legend continues to be told to date. The big Amazon Forest is really a place to get to know and explore. It provides four hundred years of legends, discoveries, adventure, dreams and an unforgettable experience.From the moment you board the M/V Desafio you will feel at home in the heart of the Amazon. This 4 day cruise visits the Anavilhanas Archipelago, the largest archipelago in the world.
M/V DESAFIO (from Thursday to Sunday):
Capacity: 24 Passengers. Boat Style: Wooden hull, three mast schooner.
Description: 12 double/twin air-conditioned cabins with private facilities. Covered air conditioned
dining area & bar. Panoramic sundeck with 360 panoramic views.
NOTE: Bfirst Travel can also offer 3 Day/2 night M/V Desafio Cruises. Please contact us for departure dates and prices.
Cruise video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBz9wiTNyhY
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 for "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.
M/V Desafio – FRI
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 motorised canoes, walk along the river to a site where trails for a walk with the 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", this visit is an opportunity to meet the lifestyle and habits of the Indigenous. Return on board and navigationtowards Jaraqui' village. By motorised canoes, after a pleasant river expedition, stop inland for an interesting jungle trekking to explore the fauna and flora. Return on board. Dinner on board.
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 reaching 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 for the piranha, the dreaded Amazonian fish. Dinner on board. After dinner, a canoe ride along the streams in search of caimans and other nocturnal animals with flashlights. Return aboard. Overnight.
Exploring the river - After another tropical breakfast, departure to see the beautiful giant sand 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.