Amazon river cruises
Like no other place in the world, the Amazon basin has a great diversity of plant and animal life as well as indigenous people. Our cruises are the best means to explore all of the incredible aspects of life along the Amazon River.
The Amazon Region now appears to congregate a diverse clientele, regardless of age, all share a spirit of adventure and curiosity on the immense lush green and the secrets of the Flora and Fauna of the Amazon, the green lung of the world.
Amazon river cruises offer the best of two worlds: the convenience and comfort of a pre-arranged group program and the joy of personal discovery. Small enough for everyone to be on a first-name basis by the end of the first hours, our passengers feel at home in the heart of the Amazon. And our specialized multilingual hosts will be glad to tell the travelers every single detailed of wild life, flora and the Amazon way of living.
In addition to our rainforest explorations, another important feature of the program will be our visits to the homes of forest residents. We will visit and learn what their lives are like, living on the edge of this vast trackless forest. A walk through their gardens is always interesting and we will learn their survival skills, which permit them to continue living in the complex tropical forest environment. Almost all forest dwellers collect plants for medicines and we will talk to them about which plants they collect and their uses. During our voyage you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with many different communities that live along the shores of the Amazon River Basin and its tributaries.
While aboard, you are welcome to participate in any activity. We may take one launch boat to a lagoon for a swim, another boat to a trailhead for a jungle hike, while a third may visit a remote white-sand beach for a relaxing walk and a check for fresh animal footprints. You can treat it as a relaxing cruise and stay onboard the river boat for your whole stay, or you can make Indiana Jones envious by going full-bore with camera, binoculars, hiking boots, and specimen bottles 24/7. It's up to you. At the end of each day, we often meet upstairs on the viewing deck to have a drink, share the day's adventures, and observe a remarkably vivid Milky Way.
Hike on terra firmae forest
This hike will lead us under the gigantic trees, for a close view of the rain forest floor to see how the lower plants complete for sunlight, among vines and epiphytes, observing the flowers and fruits that are the nourishment of the animals and birds.
There are plenty of opportunities to swim in the Amazon basin’s rivers and lakes; or just go into the water to freshen up and relax.
Whether by paddle canoe or short walk, the feel of the tropical rain forest at night is an entirely different experience.
Short or medium Length walks
Are included daily in the Amazon rain forest. One of the walks will be accompanied by a native guide, who will introduce you to the secrets of the medicinal plants and their applications.
This wide, white water river, which itself flows into the Amazon. The dense, green walls of gallery forest are broken occasionally by the small holding of the Quiches settlements as you navigate downstream. The canoe trips along the rivers are excellent opportunities for viewing parrots, macaws, and herons and rivers turtles. Activities
Paddle native canoes
There are many opportunities if you wish to paddle native canoes on the small black water rivers and lakes, alone or in small groups.
Explore small rivers
By motor canoe the small river’s still waters observing the vegetation of its banks: huge kapok and palm trees. The surprising pink dolphins may appear at any bend of the river. This is a great place to spot toucans, parrots, eagles and many other birds.
Birdwatchers are offered the opportunity of early morning outings – the best time, when the birds are very active. This is an optional activity, with no extra cost.
Conference by naturalist
Each evening, the naturalist guides will discuss different topics related to the Amazon rain forest. Its flora, fauna, bird life, native communities and many other subjects.