Please join me on my favorite Amazon river trip and nature tour as we explore Brazil’s astonishing rivers, the wildest waterways in the world.
This trip up the Amazon, Solimoes and Negro Rivers is a wonderful adventure, suitable for a beginning naturalist or an experienced ecotraveler. We settle in on board the comfortable and well-equipped L/V Dorinha, a 12-cabin ship solely occupied by our group. The food on board is delicious, featuring local and international cuisine, fresh fish, fruits and vegetables. What makes this trip so special is that the captain and crew will do everything they can to make the experience a great one for everyone on board. Our ship is small enough to enter tributaries that are inaccessible to cruise ships, and we can penetrate even deeper into the flooded forest using our motorized flat-bottomed canoes. Highly skilled boatmen take us out by canoe for wildlife viewing, and at night we use spotlights to search for nocturnal creatures. We will see numerous river dolphins, three-toed sloths, toucans, and parrots, as well as other less well-known animals and birds. There will also be time to relax, fish for piranha, enjoy the breeze as we drift along the river, loll in a hammock or swim in the wonderfully refreshing blackwaters.