|Bridgetown - Manaus|
Download and print PDF:
PDF with Itinerary and Pricing
|Date||Ports of Call||Arrive||Depart|
|Feb 10, 2013||Bridgetown, Barbados||Morning||Evening|
|Feb 13, 2013||Devil's Island, French Guiana||Morning||Afternoon|
|Feb 15, 2013||6, Brazil||Mid-day||Afternoon|
|Feb 16, 2013||Amazon River - Scenic Navigation, Brazil||Early Morning||Overnight|
|Feb 17, 2013||Alter do Chao, Para, Brazil||Morning||Afternoon|
|Feb 18, 2013||Parintins, Brazil||Afternoon||Evening|
|Feb 19, 2013||Amazon River - Scenic Navigation, Brazil||Morning||Overnight|
|Feb 20, 2013||Manaus, Brazil||Morning||Evening|
Book Today and Save Specials
|Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees||ERROR|
"Book Today and Save" fares are capacity controlled and may change without notice. The fares are per person based on double occupancy. Single and third person rates are also available. SeaDream Yacht Club strongly recommends that all guests purchase travel insurance. The Travel Guard Insurance plan can be purchased for 8.75% of the total invoice
|Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees||ERROR|
Today you are combining a drive along Amazonian roads and a walk on a forest trail, this outing affords a comprehensive introduction to the region's unique fauna and flora. Board your local bus for your journey countryside toward Santarem. Your first stop will be at the old flourmill called Casa da Farinha and learn about native trees, including rubber trees, and how latex is extracted to make many useful products. Next, your drive proceeds to the Santarem Zoofit. Housed in a 146-hectare, this animal refuge was established in 1993 to protect the large numbers of Amazonian animals requiring care and shelter after being handed in to or seized by official agencies. Santarem (garden) zoo facilitates research projects, teaching and exchange actions in cooperation with other departments. The zoofit project is an important step in the development of eco-tourism in this country, which is seen by many, as one of the best ways for Brazil to generate much- needed tourism income without damaging the forest. You will be introduced to the workings of the centre, and be taken on a walk through this secondary Amazonian forest landscape, where you will be shown how animals such as monkeys, parrots, macaws, hanks, wild pigs and tapir are kept safe in their enclosures while they recover from any injuries, and then, before release (if the creature is deemed able to survive in a wild environment since some of the animals have been captive since birth as illegal pets), are observed by researchers to better understand their behavior in the hope that deeper knowledge will assist in their better protection in the wild. Following the visit your drive returns to Alter do Chao and via tender to SeaDream.
Notes As this adventure is walking over uneven and sometimes muddy surfaces during the visit to the Experimental Zoo, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. Transport will be by local buses, as air- conditioned vehicles are not available in Santarem. Complimentary bottled water is supplied. PRICE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Duration 3 hours
Price 79 USD
This is an excellent opportunity to explore the ecosystem of the Amazon. The lakes of this section of the river are especially lush, containing a wealth of vegetation. Upon the drive via Alter do Chao/Santarem road; your portion of the adventure by boat begins at the Santarem pier, passing by the Wedding of the Waters, where the Amazon and Tapajos Rivers come together. Then you continue downstream on the Amazon to Maica, which is a natural outlet " a much smaller stream, making it easier to see things as the boat meanders through the flood plain. As your riverboat approaches the entrance to the Maica¡ Lake, you will see native homes as well as being able to admire the local flora " you should also keep your eyes peeled for the rare pink dolphins. If river conditions permit, you may have an opportunity to fish for voracious piranhas while at anchor. On the return to the Santarem pier, board your motor coach for the drive back to Alter do Chao and to your tender back to SeaDream.
Notes There will be a walk of up to 60 metres (295 feet) to board the boat, which is reached by a gangplank. The boats have a restroom and PA systems. This adventure is wheelchair accessible. PRICE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Duration 4.5 hours
Price 109 USD
Today's land adventure will combine a drive along Amazonian roads and a walk on a forest trail, this outing affords a comprehensive introduction to the region's unique flora. Board your local bus for your journey along the Alter do Chao/Santarem road. Soon you will reach the Santarem-Cuiaba Highway, the only road connecting this area of the Amazon with other parts of Brazil. Taking in the sights from your bus window, climb to an elevation of 518 feet - in the Amazon, an Alpine elevation indeed. Its relatively high elevation is not the road's only point of interest; it also offers a look at slash-and-burn agriculture and its effect on the land and forest. A dirt road now takes you to Bosque Santa Lucia, or Santa Lucia Woods. Here, your knowledgeable guide will select a portion of the more than three miles of trails for your enchanting nature walk. Although a secondary forest, Bosque Santa Lucia contains more than 400 species of trees and features characteristics of the more distant and inaccessible virgin forests, including trees and plants that thrive in nutrient-poor tropical soils. At the conclusion of your forest stroll, return to Alter do Chao and SeaDream.
Notes As this excursion involves walking over uneven and sometimes muddy surfaces, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. It is recommended that guests wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and comfortable walking shoes. It is also recommended that guests bring along binoculars. PRICE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Duration 4 hours
Price 79 USD
After departing your SeaDream Yacht you will join your motor coach at the main square in Alter do Chao, travel for approximately 19 miles (30.5 km) via Alter do Chao/Santarem road and then for another 40 miles (64.3 km) on Route 163, the Santarem-CuiabU¡ Highway, which is the only way to reach southern Brazil by road. Your destination is Tapajos National Forest, a section of the Brazilian Amazon that is a major resource of tropical hardwoods. The Tapajos National Forest covers an area of 1,482,660 acres and is protected by Federal Law. Your forest walk will last about 1.5 hours. This adventure is recommended for those who are interested in the primary forest & flora. Jungle men will accompany you to help identify many different species of trees like the Brazil nut and rubber trees.
Notes There is a substantial amount of walking (approximately 1.5 hours) involved during this adventure, over uneven ground, therefore it is unsuitable for guests with limited mobility; mud may be encountered. Wear trousers, a long-sleeved shirt, comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots and insect repellent. Binoculars will add to your enjoyment. Local buses are used for transportation; they are not air-conditioned. Complimentary bottled water is supplied. PRICE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Duration 4 hours
Price 79 USD
The beach resort of Alter do Chao sits on the Tapajos River and is tucked into a bay flanked by two hills. One of the hills, resembling the shape of a church altar, gives the place its name. Giving the town its beauty are the white-sand beaches of the bay and the deep blue waters of the Tapajos River. The beaches feature rows of simple stalls that sell fried fish and cold beer. As refreshing as a cool beverage is a dip in the inviting waters or a rest under a leafy palm tree, both of which visitors find themselves enjoying during their leisurely town exploration.
Located opposite Kourou, in clear water of the Atlantic Ocean, the Devil's Islands offer the discovery of the Penitentiary ruins within an incredible landscape. Properties of the Guianese Space Centre can also be observed. There are three Islands: Royal Island, Saint-Joseph Island and the Devil's Island. Only the Royale Island, on which the majority of the penitentiary buildings are located are under restoration, are currently accessible. This is a miniature paradise where macaws, monkeys, iguanas, agoutis, live in freedom. Natural vegetation has invaded everywhere as for softening the cruel memory of the men's' passage. This SeaDream adventure will start from the inn which used to be the marine's barracks. Afterwards, you will also see the head doctor's house. The chapel: inside you will see different religious scenes painted by Francis Lagrange between 1936 and 1940. Then, the Nun's house, the military hospital which was reserved to the guards, the lighthouse built in 1864, which had a reach of 24 km, the convicted hospital, the cells, the children cemetery, the transportation camp, the guards quarter and the former quarry, the penal colony museum situated in the house of the director of the penal colony.... all along the route the guide will tell you about the convicted life conditions and will evoke Henri Charriere, the famous "Papillon".
Notes The visit includes the islandâ€™s upper part building. Only the cells building can be visited inside. If you want, you can continue the adventure individually: the convicted â€œswimming-poolâ€, the panoramic tour of the Royal island (1 hour on foot).
Duration 2.5 hours
Price 39 USD
The capital of the State of Amazonas, the belle U‰poque splendor of Manaus is still evident in the graceful mansions and the Teatro Amazonas opera house. This city, resting on the Rio Negro, was created by the rubber boom of the mid-19th century, when steam navigation opened up the Amazon to entrepreneurs and the social elite. Today, stroll down the Parisian-styled boulevards and Italian piazzas, or watch the fishermen at Municipal Market unload their catch of the day on the rivers' edge. Many of the finest buildings in Manaus were constructed during the rubber boom, including the impressive Opera House. In addition, there are a few good museums, some fine restaurants featuring regional dishes, and a chance to purchase some locally made Indian crafts.
Guided by a skilled professional who qualified at the military CIGS (Centre for Intensive Guerrilla War in Rainforest), this adventure takes you on a walk with a difference... Boarding a regional riverboat, you will cruise for approximately 45 minutes upstream on the Rio Negro to reach Guedes Lake. Here you disembark at the local wooden pier, and after a talk about the rainforest you starts your jungle trail. Your well-trained guide will now lead you through the jungle for a close-up look at the wonderful surroundings. During your walk, there will be several stops where the guide will explain survival techniques such as how to construct a shelter or find a climbing plant containing drinking water. Following our jungle trek, you will reboard your boat for the return journey to the floating pier in Manaus.
Notes This is a strenuous tour with a substantial amount of walking involved (approximately 1.5 hour), and around 45 wooden steps to climb, therefore participating passengers should be in good health. We recommend wearing light trousers, a long-sleeved shirt, comfortable walking shoes or boots. Binoculars may add to your enjoyment and a camera will capture those magic moments. Due to the unpredictable nature of wildlife, we are unable to guarantee sightings of any creature, although with luck you may see monkeys and exotic birds. The trek is more an opportunity to learn about jungle survival. Depending on the number of participants, speedboats rather than riverboats may be used in the transfer to and from the start of the jungle trail. Complimentary bottled water and regional fruits are supplied. PRICE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Duration 4 hours
Price 106 USD
Following your onboard breakfast today, your air conditioned vehicle and knowledgeable local guide will be standing by at the pier to take you on an exploration of Amazonia's "golden era" of the rubber boom. With the invention of the automobile in the late 19th century, the rubber boom began. As demand for rubber soared, small river towns like Manaus were transformed overnight into bustling centers of commerce. The city became the opulent heart of the rubber trade. Within a few short years Manaus had Brazil's first telephone system, 16 miles of streetcar tracks, and an electric grid for a city of a million, though it had a population of only 40,000. Individuals made vast fortunes and "flaunting wealth" became sport Rubber barons' lit cigars with $100 bank notes and slaked the thirst of their horses with silver buckets of chilled French champagne. Begin by crossing the 450-foot-long floating ramp that connects the dock to the street. This remarkable installation was designed by a Scottish engineer to cope with the annual rise and fall of the river, which can be as much as 40 feet. Close by you see the large yellow Customs building, constructed with materials brought as ballast from Europe. You also see the Municipal Market, whose wrought ironwork, designed by Gustave Eiffel, was imported from Europe. The Market is today under restoration and soon visitors will be able again to browse alongside the locals and purchase anything from medicinal herbs to arts and crafts. Continue your panoramic drive with a quickly stop for external view to the Rio Negro Palace, the former home of a prosperous rubber baron. Following a photo stop of the Palace, continue on to floating pier at Tropical Hotel where your regional riverboat will be on hand for the approx 20 minutes crossing the Rio Negro to visit the Rubber Scenario and Museum. A short walk through the forest will introduce you to a variety of native trees, including rubber trees and a short demonstration shows you how latex are extracted. Following a visit, your riverboat returns to the hotel pier were you would board your bus for a drive to the Bufalo restaurant, a unique venue where tender barbecued meats and fish from the huge grills are accompanied by salads in the traditional all you can eat style meal. Following lunch, continue on your tour with the 15-minute drive to the Sao SebastiU£o Square. Here, a visit will be made to Manaus' magnificent Opera House, completed in 1896 during the great rubber boom following 17 years of construction. The wrought iron skeleton of the building was brought from Scotland and the stone from Italy. The Teatro Amazonas, as it is officially called, was rebuilt in 1929 and has undergone restoration in past years. Today, it can be seen once again in its original glory. Leaving the Opera House, your will have free time at the square and opportunity to take photos of the former houses of the prosperous rubber barons. Next your memorable day in Manaus will conclude with a drive to the port and to your SeaDream II.
Notes Guests are advised to wear light clothing. This adventure may operate in reverse order. The riverboat will be boarded by gangplank and there may be a couple of steps to negotiate in order to board the boat. The boat does not have toilet facilities onboard, there are however facilities at the Rubber Museum. This tour will involve approximately 30 minutes of walking over flat terrain. We do not recommend this adventure to guests with wheelchairs, as the riverboats used are unable to accommodate wheelchairs. PRICE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Duration 6 hours
Price 199 USD
Flight seeing offers a perspective and viewpoint, which can be gained in no other way. This exhilarating 30- minute flight takes us above the city of Manaus and the natural wonders that create its dramatic setting. After an approximate 25-minute transfer to the domestic airport of Manaus, we will be taking off today in a single- or twin-engine aircraft to view the sights. We will soar over the downtown area with the famous Teatro Amazonas, the Rio Negro, Rio SolimUµes, the Meeting of the Waters, the Amazon River and the magnificent expanse of jungle that blankets the area. Amazing!
Notes The number of airplanes available for flights on any day are changeable, consequently, so is the maximum. No commentary will be given. Complimentary mineral water is supplied on the minivan transfer to and from the domestic airport of Manaus. PRICE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Duration 2 hours
Price 289 USD
Departing the pier, your drive will take you to the INPA (National Institute of Amazonian Research) " a vast botanical garden containing an array of flora and fauna. Here we may be lucky enough to spot birds, monkeys and sloths, as well as tropical fish, caimans and turtles. Later you visit the Science Museum, where displays of stuffed Amazonian animals and insects can be viewed. You can also see the giant pirarucu in its aquarium " the largest scaly fish in Brazil, with an elongated and bulky body measuring some two metres (six feet) long, and weighing up to 90 kilograms (200 pounds). The meat is similar to cod. The museum also houses Indian artifacts, costumes and weapons of the region's principal tribes.
Notes There is some walking involved during this tour, and steps to be negotiated 30 minutes at INPA; and 30 minutes at the Science Museum, plus 8 steps. Motor coaches will be at quayside (20 metres to the gangway). To venture a little further at INPA, to see the turtle and alligator lake, there are approximately 150 steps (spread over some 16 flights), although a ramp is also available, and there are resting areas. There should be an opportunity to purchase local arts and crafts. Complimentary bottled water is supplied. PRICE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Duration 3.5 hours
Price 78 USD
Meet the inhabitants of the Amazon region with a visit to Bosque da CiUªncia, the INPA. This open-air museum is an Amazonian Research Station, whose most famous project is the species revival of the Amazonian river manatee. Observe through a glass tank these strange creatures in danger of extinction. Part of the museum is in open-air with access through trails and elevated walkways. The other part is an indoor exhibit of scientific projects under development. See the world's largest and smallest leaves, both found in the Amazon. Otters, electric eels, alligator's orchids and bromeliads are also housed here. Next visit will be at the "Military Zoo", where a reasonable diversity of the Amazonian fauna can be seen.
Notes The ambient temperature is always high, please dress accordingly and carry water with you. The Military Zoo is of a rather primitive nature, with some animals kept in cages.
Duration 3 hours
Price 69 USD
Experience a taste of Amazonian folklore and festivity during this exclusive exhibit of the Boi-Bumba celebration. The people of Parintins exude a vibrant glow of beauty, happiness and pride in their culture as they carry on a part of their rich tradition that is rooted in a 19th-century fable. From the port, a short walk across the floating bridge will take you to the modern and full air-conditioned Parintins Convention Center, where a festive atmosphere awaits and delicious caipirinha drink welcome you as the air of excitement and anticipation rises. You will then be led to the seating area to enjoy this very special presentation. With song and dance, the performers will celebrate the joy of life in a mesmerizing display of revelry. The captivating story of the Boi-Bumba will unfold before you, with the " Sinhazinha da Fazenda" and "Cunha- Poranga", two of the most beautiful performers; intriguing man-made bull - the "Paje" the medicine man of the tribe and many others actors of this enchanting tale - With colorful costumes and "Bumba" sounds this is truly a feast for eyes and ears. At the conclusion of this traditional performance, you will have an opportunity to appreciate the lavishly designed costumes, and possibly meet the performers from the show. This really is an event that should not be missed a spectacular performance! Loud, rhythmic music can be expected. You will return to the floating pier and to SeaDream.
Notes There is a walk of approximately 85 feet (25 meters) from the docking area to the Parintins Convention Center. It is recommended that guests wear comfortable, lightweight clothing due to the hot and humid weather on the island. It is also recommended that guests wear flat, comfortable shoes. PRICE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Duration 1 hour
Price 109 USD
First-time visitors to Parintins will delight in exploring the commercial, residential and highlights of this colorful riverside city. Aboard an air-conditioned mini coach, you will leave the pier and travel to the Caprichoso Pavilion for a scenic view. You will pass through residential areas and proceed to the center of town. En route, your guide will point out the many residences with its facades duly painted in blue or red, according with the owner's preference for each of the two "Bulls" Caprichoso or Garantido respectively. Soon after, a stop will be made at Bumbodromo, the city's premier arena and a place for the annual and worldwide famous event, The Boi-Bumba Festival. Officially named, Cultural and Sports Center, its structure has been designed in the shape of a bull's head. Following the inside visit, return to your mini coach and after traversing the central commercial area, pause at the new Cathedral with its impressive tower following your picture taken return to your vehicle for your drive to the Garantido Pavilion. Shortly thereafter, you will depart your mini coach and proceed on foot through this flourishing plant for those famous giant, gears, puppets and beautiful costumes used during the annual festival. As you browse at leisure among these fascinating arts, your guide will be available for questions as well as to help you to maybe try one of it for your picture taken. Following the visit you make the return journey to SeaDream.
Notes There is a walk of approximately 85 feet (25 meters) from the tender docking area to where transportation awaits you. Little walking is expected from the stadium and inside to the Garantido Pavilion. It is recommended that guests wear comfortable, lightweight clothing due to the hot and humid weather on the island. It is also recommended that guests wear flat, comfortable shoes. PRICE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Duration 2.5 hours
Price 48 USD
This small village located on Tupinambarana Island is situated in the largest river archipelago of the mid- Amazon. This two-century old village is rich in Indian culture, as celebrated with an annual "Boi Bumba" festival, an event that has been taking place in the Parintins for over 80 years, and that is a ritual of magic, mystery, passion and faith. Enjoy the exotic appeal of the Amazon via this fascinating area.
Maximum capacity: 3
Maximum capacity: 3
Maximum capacity: 5
|Deck 3 & 4 Staterooms|
Maximum capacity: 3
|Deck 2 Staterooms|
Maximum capacity: 3