Motor yacht Tucano

Explore the Amazon on a traditional riverboat

Motor yacht Tucano

Explore the Amazon on a traditional riverboat

Brazilian Amazon Brazil

  • Spacious, air conditioned accommodation.
  • Just 9 cabins for a maximum group size of 18.
  • Expedition itinerary deep into the forests.
  • Forest walks led by trained naturalist guides.
  • Delicious and plentiful cuisine.

Tucano is an elegant Amazon riverboat with 3 decks and ample space for guests both inside and out. Tucano was built in 1997 in the style of the traditional Amazon riverboats and has beautiful woodwork throughout. The 9 cabins all have large windows offering views of the river and riverbanks. Each has an ensuite bathroom with shower, basin and toilet.

The main salon on the middle deck is an elegant area, surrounded by large picture windows and with a large balcony where guests can sit, relax and watch their surroundings. Meals are taken in the salon. These are delicious and freshly prepared in the galley. The salon also acts as a library, housing a range of science and nature reference books as well as works of fiction. All indoor areas and cabins are air-conditioned. The observation deck on the top deck has an open sun deck plus a canopy area providing shade and is a great place to enjoy a cool drink while watching for wildlife on the riverbanks. There is a swim deck on the lowest deck.

A trip on the Tucano is different from other Amazon cruises. The owners are keen to put this forward as an 'expedition cruise' which means that you get the chance to explore far into the forest. You are likely to see wildlife that is normally well hidden from other visitors. This cruise is informative and active, with several excursions off the boat every day. Every morning you walk in the forest. But this need not be too strenuous for older travellers because when you go into the forest they divide the party into small groups, each with a private guide. Excursions are led by Tucano's resident naturalists and can be easy walks or moderately strenuous hikes. Alternatively, guests are free to remain on the yacht whenever they wish.

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Client Rating for Brazil 5/5 from 54 reviews

The cabin was fine with room for the cases under the beds. Excellent catering. Very good trips well explained by guides.

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