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.
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.
Laura, First of all, thank you so much for arranging our time in the Galapagos. It was definitely an amazing time, and one that I will never forget! The ship was fun, and the staff excellent.
Hot though, thank goodness for the air conditioning on the boat! I was able to do one dive on the boat, there seemed to be a little confusion as to the diving. They were unable to schedule me for a second dive, due to the air compressor on the Spondylus not working.