Explore the unchartered Tapajós area of Brazil’s mighty Amazon on a six-night sailing adventure aboard the Tupaiu yacht. Discover three different kinds of Amazonian ecosystem – black, yellow and blue waters.
Beginning in the city of Santarém, the region is known as the Caribbean of the Amazon where blue waters are bordered by white sandy beaches.
Highlights of the Adventure
Visit the village of Alter do Chão on the shores of an emerald-green lake. Trek to the top of the Serra da Piroca for impressive panoramic views of the forest.
Following on, sail through the yellow Amazonian waters. Fish for piranhas and meet the local community.
Spend time with the Brazilian Forest Battalion and learn about jungle survival skills. Build a camp and forage for food in the forest. Visit the local Tumbira people and contribute to community projects.
Race canoes down the tributaries and search for medicinal plants.
The Yacht: Tupaiu
The 18-metre regional yacht, Tupaiu, has three cabins with double beds and two with bunk beds. Each cabin is airconditioned and boasts an ensuite bathroom. Tupaiu, is ideal for families looking for a personalised, private adventure.
There is an internal living room, dining room and library for unwinding after a long day of jungle exploration. The large, shaded observation deck makes an excellent spot for a sundowner.
An experienced crew, host and expert naturalist guide accompany each adventure aboard the Tupaiu.
When to go
High water runs from November until May. During this time, the forest floor is flooded and travellers can paddle or hop on a motorboat into the remotest reaches of the Amazon.
The low water months of June to October are best for seeing wildlife hunting on the shores.