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M/Y Tucano

5 & 7-Day Safaris

Itineraries - Rates - Deck Plans - Cruise Dates

M/V Tucano
Come explore the Amazon by taking a boat safari into the Anavilhanas Archipelago, to the unique ecosystems of the Rio Negro. Meeting of the Waters and the Guedes FloodlandThis great tributary of the Amazon River flows north of Manaus and is characterized by its dark, acidic water, where few insects can breed. This leaves the environment almost mosquito-free! It also accounts for flora that differs from the rest of the jungle areas around Manaus.

The Amazon expedition cruise vessel M/Y Tucano operates with small groups (max. 18), trained naturalist guides, and thoughtful itineraries on the Rio Negro, to offer a genuine, thrilling experience with the REAL Amazon rainforest. She is a big boat, over 80 feet long and there is plenty of space to spread out, study the forest nearby, and contemplate the wonders of nature. The decks in the cabins and Salon are a deep brown natural finished wood that is kept highly polished. Meeting of the waters where the Rio Negro and the Rio Solimoes meet.All of the nine air-conditioned cabins are comfortable with walls of solid wood, raised, highly-polished paneling. Most cabins have twin beds but a few have upper and lower beds. Each cabin has a private bath with a shower, toilet, and a sink, and plenty of hot water for pressurized showers.

The Motor Yacht Tucano was built entirely new and went into service in 1997. The vessel was built in the tradition of the steamboats that navigated the Amazon in the late 19th century. Why didn't they build a boat that more resembled a contemporary yacht with 'swept back' decks and the ‘deep V’ hull? Because over the many years that this company has operated nature cruises in the Amazon, they have learned that the traditional design has several crucial advantages for Amazon River travel. The two most important of these are shallow draft and large volume of the interior space.

Cabins: 9 cabins with private facilities
Group Areas: forward facing salon and a top Observation Deck
Length: 82 feet
Maximum Width: (beam): 21 feet
Passenger Capacity: 18

Departures from Tropical Manaus Pier
Cruises the Rio Negro

5 Days: MON-FRI – Cruise
7 Days: SAT-FRI – Cruise

M/Y Tucano Rates
Click here to print or download EcoAdventures Amazon Riverboat M/Y Tucano rates, guide, terms and itineraries. Opens in new window and requires Adobe Reader.M/Y Tucano 2017-2018 Rates, Guide & Itineraries (454 KB PDF)

5 & 7 Day Boat Safaris

Package Rate Per Person 2017-2018*
Single Cabins
(twin-sized bed)
Double Cabins
(bunk beds)
Double Cabins
(side-by-side beds)
5-Day/4 Night Tour - The Amazon Odyssey
7-Day/6 Night Tour- Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon
Rate Includes: Rates are per person in USD. Rates include accommodations, guided excursions, and meals as indicated in the itinerary. Bottled water is served free of charge. On joining the group on Day One, passengers board the vessel on a short walk from the lobby of the Tropical Hotel Manaus.

Rate Does Not Include: Airport transfers, airfare, departure taxes, visa fees, soft drinks or alcoholic beverages, gratuities,if any, or items of a personal nature.

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of $300 USD is required to confirm the reservation. This deposit is non-refundable even if the passenger cancels.

Cabin Categories: There are three cabin categories on the Motor Yacht Tucano: all have a private bathroom and air-conditioning.
Yellow Cabins: Double cabins are the largest on the vessel. They have beds side-by-side.
Green Cabins: Double cabins with above and below berths (bunk beds).
Blue Cabins: Single cabins have a single twin sized bed. On request, Blue cabins can be converted to Green Cabins.

Triple Occupancy: Three travelers can share cabin “0”. Each traveler pays the Green Category Rate.
Single Occupancy: If a single traveler is willing to share with another same gender passenger, he or she will be charged the Green Category rate, even if a roommate is not available. Single travelers that request a private cabin pay the Blue Category rate. If a single traveler wishes to reserve a Yellow Category cabin, he or she must pay the full fare for two travelers at the Yellow Category rate.

Discounts for Children: Children 12 years of age and under who share a room with an adult receive a discount of 50% off the cruise rate for whichever cabin category they select, subject to availability.

*Notes: Rates are subject to change without notice according to currency exchange rate change or unexpected fuel increases.

In case of force majeure to include unexpected repairs, Amazon Nature Tours reserves the right to substitute a vessel similar to the Motor Yacht Tucano without penalty.

Note: Itineraries are subject to change without notice.

The Amazon Odyssey - 5 Days/4 Nights (Mon-Fri)
2017 Cruise Dates: Jan 16-20, Jan 30-Feb 03, Feb 13-17, Mar 06-10, Mar 20-24, Apr 03-07, May 01-05, May 29-Jun 02, Jun 12-16, Jun 26-30, Jul 10-14, Jul 24-28, Aug 07-11, Aug 21-25, Sep 18-22, Oct 02-06, Oct 16-20, Nov 06-10, Nov 20-24, Dec 04-08
2018 Cruise Dates: Jan 08-12, Jan 22-26, Feb 05-09, Feb 19-23, Mar 05-09, Mar 19-23, Apr 09-13, Apr 30-May 04, May 14-18, Jun 04-08, Jun 18-22, Jul 02-06, Jul 16-20, Jul 30-Aug 03, Sep 03-07, Sep 17-21, Oct 01-05, Oct 15-19, Oct 29-Nov 02, Nov 12-16, Dec 03-07, Dec 17-21
Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon - 7 Days/6 Nights (Sat-Fri)
2017 Cruise Dates: Jan 07-13, Jan 21-27, Feb 04-10, Feb 18-24, Mar 11-17, Mar 25-31, Apr 08-14, Apr 22-28, May 06-12, Jun 03-09, Jun 17-23, Jul 01-07, Jul 15-21, Jul 29-Aug 04, Aug 12-18, Aug 26-Sep 01, Sep 09-15, Sep 23-29, Oct 07-13, Oct 21-27, Nov 11-17, Nov 25-Dec 01, Dec 09-15, Dec 23-29
2018 Cruise Dates: Jan 13-19, Jan 27-Feb 02, Feb 10-16, Feb 24-Mar 02, Mar 10-16, Mar 31-Apr 06, Apr 14-19 , Apr 21-27, May 05- 11, May 19-25, Jun 09-15, Jun 23-29, Jul 07-13, Jul 21-27, Aug 04-10, Aug 25-31, Sep 08-14, Sep 22-28, Oct 06-12, Oct 20-26, Nov 03-09, Nov 17-23, Dec 08-14, Dec 22-28