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Voyage Number21311A
From DateMar 23, 2013
To DateMar 31, 2013
Duration 8 days
YachtSeaDream II


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Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Mar 23, 2013Iquitos, PeruEarly MorningEvening
Mar 24, 2013Apayaco, PeruEarly MorningMorning
Mar 24, 2013Pebas, PeruMid-dayEvening
Mar 25, 2013Leticia, ColombiaEarly MorningAfternoon
Mar 26, 2013Jutai, BrazilEarly MorningAfternoon
Mar 27, 2013Uara, BrazilEarly MorningMorning
Mar 27, 2013Cuxiu Muni, BrazilAfternoonLate evening
Mar 28, 2013Badajos, BrazilAfternoonEvening
Mar 29, 2013Nuovo Airao, BrazilAfternoonEvening
Mar 29, 2013Ariau, BrazilEveningOvernight
Mar 30, 2013Anavilhanas, BrazilMid-dayAfternoon
Mar 30, 2013Manaus, BrazilAfternoonOvernight
Mar 31, 2013Manaus, BrazilAfternoon

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Manaus (Portuguese pronunciation: [maˈnaws]) is a city in Brazil, the capital of the state of Amazonas. It is situated at the confluence of the Negro and Solimiµes rivers. It is the most populous city of Amazonas, according to the statistics of Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, and is a popular ecotourist destination. Manaus belongs to mesoregion Center Amazonense and microregion Manaus. It is located in northern Brazil, 1,936 kilometers (1,203 mi) from the federal capital, Brasi­lia. The city was founded in 1669 as the Fort of Siao Jose do Rio Negro. It was elevated to a town in 1832 with the name of "Manaus", which means "mother of the gods" in tribute to the indigenous nation of Manaos, and legally transformed into a city on October 24 of 1848 with the name of Cidade da Barra do Rio Negro, Portuguese for "The City of the Margins of Black River". Only on September 4 of 1856 did it revert to its current name. It was known at the beginning of the century, as Heart of the Amazon and City of the Forest. Currently its main economic engine is the Industrial Pool of Manaus. It is the largest metropolitan area in Northern Brazil and the twelfth in all of Brazil, with 2,006,870 inhabitants (IBGE/2008). The population in 2008 was 1.71 million people; it is the eighth most populous city of Brazil according to data from Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, the IBGE. The city gradually increased its participation in the GDP of Brazil in recent years, rising to account for 1.4% of the economy of the country. Currently, the city is one of 12 most influential cities of the country. Manaus alone represents 10.89% of the population of the whole of Northern Brazil and 49.9% of the population of the Amazon.
The Anavilhanas archipelago includes hundreds of islands in the Rio Negro. An area of 350,000 hectares with a perimeter of 380 km has been put forward by the Brazilian government as a tentative World Heritage Site since 1998. This comprises 100,000 hectares of islands and canals within the Rio Negro and a further 260,000 hectares of riverside forest.
ARIAiš is sitting at the confluence of the Rio Negro and the Anavilhanas Archipelago SeaDream will once again offer zodiac safaris with the Expedition Team. This region has abundant flora and fauna while leaving the fragile eco-system completely undisturbed. Guests may find some secluded white sand beaches along the shore and get a glimpse of the Ariau Amazon Towers.
Novo Airiao is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Amazonas. It lies 100km to the northwest of Manaus, on the banks of the Rio Negro, and is reachable both by river and road. SeaDream has planned to anchor and lower the marina to swim and feed the local pink dolphins. Another option for the day may be zodiac safari's with the expedition team looking for more of the local flora and fauna.
This is the estuary of the Rio Badajos. SeaDream will anchor in wide mouth of the tributary. Badajos is very good for variety of bird species especially with the grasslands and the forest on other side of estuary. As the Expedition Team proceeds away from yacht the water breaks into 3 separate arms, great to explore this extensive area. The Expedition Team will point out the very large area of Victoria Amazonica water lilies. This is also a place to see various types of monkeys including Howler monkeys. They have also spotted a small anaconda in this region. Badajos is good for red sunsets as looking up the estuary faces west. Badajos is one of the best stops on the Amazon for spotting Dolphins around the yacht. The two main types of river dolphins are easily spotted in the amazon but Badajos the best. SeaDream Yacht Club has arranged for a team of local experts including, naturalists, a botanist, a historian as well as an Expedition Leader. This "Expedition Team" will be leading complimentary zodiac safaris, village walks as well as Jungle Treks in the Upper Amazon. They will also give daily lectures and presentations to gear you up for the next day's excitement. In the Lower Amazon we have our classical Yachting Land Adventures with a user pay system like our other SeaDream Voyages.
This is a small Amazonian village of about 40 families. (Population in this region is quoted by the number of families not the number of total individuals). The locals are very warm, welcoming and used to meeting guests from various vessels typically about three times per year. Options with the Expedition Team are; 1. Early morning or late evening Zodiac Safari in range of narrow creeks, good for spotting three toed Sloths as well as several species of birds. 2. Village visit lasting say 2-3 hrs can be done anytime of day, this means walk through entire length of village, greeting families looking at the various crops growing, the adjacent woodlands, way of life of Caboclos, tapping rubber tree, etc... SeaDream Yacht Club has arranged for a team of local experts including, naturalists, a botanist, a historian as well as an Expedition Leader. This "Expedition Team" will be leading complimentary zodiac safaris, village walks as well as Jungle Treks in the Upper Amazon. They will also give daily lectures and presentations to gear you up for the next day's excitement. In the Lower Amazon we have our classical Yachting Land Adventures with a user pay system like our other SeaDream Voyages.
This is a very large black water lake accessed by a short half mile channel from the main river. This area of the Amazon is famous for the extensive Brazilian Nut Forest and collection area. Numerous pathways are laid out in this forest used for collecting fallen large Brazilian nuts, (like a heavy coconut with approximately 25 nuts inside.) Expedition Team Options; 1. Zodiac Safari of the lake early morning, scattered population around the lake, the area is great for birds, and occasionally monkeys. 2. Swimming – yes Swimming! In the black water lake, this is an ideal place for our guests to swim from the Marina Platform. This is a very safe area for swimming as there is no current & black water (very little marine life) best for swimming. 3. This stop is essential for guests to participate in a jungle trek through the Brazilian Nut forest! This will be one of the best opportunities for a jungle trek with some of the locals as well as the Expedition team leading the way. SeaDream Yacht Club has arranged for a team of local experts including, naturalists, a botanist, a historian as well as an Expedition Leader. This "Expedition Team" will be leading complimentary zodiac safaris, village walks as well as Jungle Treks in the Upper Amazon. They will also give daily lectures and presentations to gear you up for the next day's excitement. In the Lower Amazon we have our classical Yachting Land Adventures with a user pay system like our other SeaDream Voyages.
FOZ DO JUTAI; This is the name of the Amazonian village at the mouth of the Rio Jutai where it meets the Amazon. Foz means "mouth of". In good light this confluence also has a meeting of the waters color contrast similar to the famous wedding of the waters. Jutai is a very pleasant small town to visit of approximately 15,000 inhabitants. It has some charming little supermarkets and even some interesting comercial buildings. Guests enjoy walking the town in 1-1½ hrs. Jutai is a good place to buy locally made hammocks (they may even give a demonstration on board your SeaDream yacht) otherwise, they will have a floating shop at the pier landing before climbing up to town. Jutai Expedition Team options; 1. Morning zodiac safari (depends going up or down river & on schedule decided on). There are a few choice of creeks for this. Note Rio Jutai is a black water river but much white water (so called but its coffee colour) comes in creeks and small tributaries from the Amazon. 2. Foz do Jutai town visit. 3. Black water lake visit either 2 miles from town or 7 miles up the Jutai River, The Captain may decide to relocate the yacht seven miles upriver adjacent to the black water (Igapo) lakes area. This area is in Ticuna Indian territory. As the black water is very clear, guests can see down into the water to view the tops of flooded trees in the high water period. SeaDream Yacht Club has arranged for a team of local experts including, naturalists, a botanist, a historian as well as an Expedition Leader. This "Expedition Team" will be leading complimentary zodiac safaris, village walks as well as Jungle Treks in the Upper Amazon. They will also give daily lectures and presentations to gear you up for the next day's excitement. In the Lower Amazon we have our classical Yachting Land Adventures with a user pay system like our other SeaDream Voyages.
Leticia is a city in the Republic of Colombia, capital of the department of Amazonas, Colombia's southernmost town (4.09° south 69.57° west) and the only major port on the Amazon river. It has an elevation of 96 meters above sea level and an average temperature of 27 °C (80.6 °F). Leticia has long been Colombia's shipping point for tropical fishes for the aquarium trade. Leticia has approximately 33,000 inhabitants on the left bank of the Amazon river, and is located at the point where Colombia, Brazil and Peru come together in an area called Tres Fronteras. Leticia Town A long standing border dispute involving Leticia, between Colombia and Peru, was decided in 1934 by the League of Nations after these two nations were engulfed in an armed conflict known as the Colombia-Peru War. This was the first instance of action by an international body using its powers covered by the Monroe Doctrine. Tourism in Leticia has boomed and the town is today the second tourism destination for foreigners after Cartagena de Indias. International students travel to Leticia to learn Spanish at The Amazon Spanish College. Meanwhile students and visitors can enjoy the attractions nearby the city like Mundo Amazonico Ecological Park. Leticia has plenty to do with blocks of shopping, plenty of local souvenirs to buy, a small museum, we will use a good local bar as our base. There are lots very friendly people - everyone likes Leticia. Some visitors to this region may have been apprehensive at first later they realisedthat Leticia is a super friendly place. We have Land Adventure options for our call to Leticia. Please select the Leticia Land Adventure tab for a complete description.
PEVAS/Pebas, is perhaps the oldest town in the Peruvian Amazon and lies downstream from Iquitos. It's an attractive, largely palm-thatched town and still a frontier place. The economy here is based primarily on fishing (visit the market where produce is brought in by boat every day), and dugout canoes are the main form of transport, propelled by characteristically ovoid-bladed and beautifully carved paddles, which are often sold as souvenirs, sometimes painted with designs. The Witoto and Bora Indians, largely concentrated around Pevas, actually arrived here in the 1930s after being relocated from the Colombian Amazon. They are now virtually in everyday contact with the riverine society of Pevas, producing quality artifacts for sale to passers-by and yet retaining much of their traditional knowledge of songs, dances and legends, plus significant ethno-pharmacological practice in rainforest medicine. A number of local Indian groups can be visited, including the Bora, the Witoto and the less-visited Ocainas. SeaDream guests will have an exploration of this village as well as exploring furtrher up the river to some of the indian villages. SeaDreamer's will also have the possibility to meet and witness the Famed Artist Francisco Grippa's home! Most of his work is actually exhibited in Iquitos at the Amazon Art Gallery, but others are on display in his home/gallery. The surrounding flood forest is home to hundreds of caimans and significant birdlife, including several types of parrots, eagles and kingfishers. This region is also for butterfly watching, the study of orchids and bromeliads in bloom and for its fishing – piranha being one of the easiest kinds to catch.
SeaDream will be anchoring once again and lowering the marina to offer more zodiac expeditions with the local experts. The yacht is equiped with five zodiacs and they will be discovering the beauty and uniqueness of this great area. Have your cameras ready and enjoy the exploration!
Hotel Options; Kindly note that we have a Lima option below Iquitos. Iquitos, Peru El Dorado Plaza Hotel & Business it is a contemporary building. It is located just in front the main square of Iquitos city. Today in Iquitos El Dorado Plaza Hotel & Business comes at the unique and the first 5 stars hotel in the Peruvian Amazon land to hold inside its mystic to everyone who has adventure life and who search the best part of it. El Dorado Plaza Hotel & Business offers you a warm hospitality whether you are on business tourism u others. It offers 65 comfortable rooms that vary from standard to Junior and Presidential Suites. You can enjoy our restaurant, bar, swimming-pool, and conference and meeting lounge. In addition our hotel provides special areas for business center included modern equipments and PCs and printers. Accommodation El Dorado Plaza Hotel & Business provides very comfortable and luxurious rooms included standard executives and suites. The hotel offers an exclusive Presidential Suite also. Fifth floor of the property it's available for non-smoking people. All the rooms keep a high international standard decoration and equipments. The hotel offers 65 rooms distributed into: * 04 Standard double rooms. * 32 King rooms. * 19 Twin rooms * 05 Matrimonial rooms * 01 Triple Room * 03 Suite Junior * 01 Presidential Suite Standard Double Rooms Room area has 25 m², two twin beds, air conditioning individual control, remote control cable TV. furnished with fine solid wood, direct dial national and international telephone, wireless connection to Internet, wide spacious bathroom with hot tub, 220-110 volts power supply. SERVICE AND FACILITIES Manoa Cafe Restaurant Is located in a modern cozy atmosphere where we serve great coffee and cappuccino with a selection of desserts, pastries, hors d'ouvres. We also offer varied local and international cuisine. It is located just in front the main square. It's open 24 hours a day. Casiri Cocktail Lounge It is located in the hotel's lobby. Outstanding furniture is available where you can enjoy variety of beverage exquisite drinks, wines and liquors. We attend 24 hours a day. Bari Grill Buffet breakfast it's served every day from 6 am. at the Bari Grill, located just in front the swimming pool. Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi Of course you don't have to exercise too hard, an outdoor swimming pool, included a Jacuzzi, can be the best form of relaxation after a hard day sightseeing. We offer you 230 m³ of water 24 hours a day to refresh the warmly and enjoy our cocktails and drinks. Business Center The Business Center allows you to connect itself to the world through our connection to Internet with modern computers and printers, and a pleasing atmosphere to work without leaving to the Hotel. Our personnel will be in the best disposition for assist you Conference & Events Rooms The hotel has 3 different areas for meetings, working groups, or different kind of events, providing modern audio and visual equipment. * Alhambra Conference Room: Capacity 200 people * Mitos Salon: Capacity 80 people * Bari Grill Salon: Capacity 250 people FEATURES & FACILITIES *5 star hotel *Bilingual hotel staff *Welcome drink *Air conditioning in all the property *Wireless access to Internet in all the property included rooms. *Gym *Souvenirs and gift store *Laundry service *Room service *Airport shuttle service *ATM (Automated banking machine) *Tourist assistance and flight ticket confirmation *Safe deposit box *Panoramic elevator Standard Room $ 199.00 Other categories may be available on request. * Prices per night in USD $ dollars Including 10% of taxes and buffet breakfast Contact; Andrea Ferreyra E-mail: afc@limatours.com.pe kindly copy Miluska Galdo E-mail: mgv@limatours.com.pe Be certain to mention SeaDream for the above rates. LIMA - MIRAFLORES PARK HOTEL (5*****) ORIENT EXPRESS Set in one of Lima's most fashionable areas, the Miraflores Park Hotel takes you straight to the heart of all that's best about this great capital city. Renowned for its beautiful garden location beside the Pacific Ocean, it has breathtaking views out to sea. Like all Orient-Express hotels, the Miraflores Park Hotel combines personalized service, exceptional dining and indulgent facilities to create the perfect base from which to explore. Colonial architecture, superb museums with Inca gold and Pre-Columbian antiquities, and glamorous shops, bars and restaurants are all just moments from the hotel. Leisure & Facilities For our guest's relaxation there are several leisure options available at the hotel. Guests can relax after a day's work or sightseeing in the spa, indulge with a luxurious massage, or exercise with the latest equipment in our gym. You could also go for a refreshing swim in our rooftop outside heated swimming pool with breathtaking views of Lima and the Pacific Ocean. Our Leisure Facilities include the following: Zest Spa Outdoor Swimming Pool Gym Bath Butler Accommodations; Executive Suites Miraflores Park Hotel offers different types of Executive Suites with varying views and numerous features and characteristics to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. There are 15 Executive Suites with City View measuring 45 m2. These rooms have king size beds and a sitting and working area. Our 48 Executive Suites have incredible ocean views; and our 3 Garden Suites benefit from a terrace overlooking a garden. Features include: • Two phone lines • Direct internet access ("Internet Express") • A 29 inch color TV with cable and VCR • Marble bathrooms with bathtub and separate shower • In room mini bar • In room safe • Air-conditioning • Heating • 24 hour room service • Molton Brown amenities Restaurants & Bars Dining at Miraflores Park Hotel in Lima is a wonderful experience. Each morning a sumptuous Breakfast Buffet is laid out in our Observatory Restaurant on the eleventh floor of the hotel. Gaze out over the view of Lima or towards the ocean as you nibble on a freshly baked croissant. Enjoy a unique culinary experience featuring high-quality Peruvian products, creative cutting-edge techniques and artful presentations at Mesa 18. Visit the Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde cocktail bar, found in the lobby, where we serve tantalising cocktails inlcuding the Peruvian speciality, Pisco Sour. MIRAFLORES PARK HOTEL Executive Suite Ocean View $ 429.00 * Prices per night in USD $ dollars Including 10% of taxes and buffet breakfast Contact; Andrea Ferreyra E-mail: afc@limatours.com.pe kindly copy Miluska Galdo E-mail: mgv@limatours.com.pe Be certain to mention SeaDream for the above rates.
Manaus (Portuguese pronunciation: [maˈnaws]) is a city in Brazil, the capital of the state of Amazonas. It is situated at the confluence of the Negro and Solimiµes rivers. It is the most populous city of Amazonas, according to the statistics of Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, and is a popular ecotourist destination. Manaus belongs to mesoregion Center Amazonense and microregion Manaus. It is located in northern Brazil, 1,936 kilometers (1,203 mi) from the federal capital, Brasi­lia. The city was founded in 1669 as the Fort of Siao Jose do Rio Negro. It was elevated to a town in 1832 with the name of "Manaus", which means "mother of the gods" in tribute to the indigenous nation of Manaos, and legally transformed into a city on October 24 of 1848 with the name of Cidade da Barra do Rio Negro, Portuguese for "The City of the Margins of Black River". Only on September 4 of 1856 did it revert to its current name. It was known at the beginning of the century, as Heart of the Amazon and City of the Forest. Currently its main economic engine is the Industrial Pool of Manaus. It is the largest metropolitan area in Northern Brazil and the twelfth in all of Brazil, with 2,006,870 inhabitants (IBGE/2008). The population in 2008 was 1.71 million people; it is the eighth most populous city of Brazil according to data from Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, the IBGE. The city gradually increased its participation in the GDP of Brazil in recent years, rising to account for 1.4% of the economy of the country. Currently, the city is one of 12 most influential cities of the country. Manaus alone represents 10.89% of the population of the whole of Northern Brazil and 49.9% of the population of the Amazon.
Iquitos

City Adventure

Since the mid 1500's, when Spanish conquistador Francisco de Orellana explored the entire length of it in search of "El Dorado", the fabled source of Inca gold, to the late 1900's, when French marine biologist Jacques Cousteau, aboard the Calypso, revealed its rich natural history to the world, navigating on the mighty and mysterious Amazon River has been an alluring dream for explorers and travelers alike. Iquitos, the capital of Loreto, is the main port city on the Amazon River and the largest city in the Peruvian jungle. Different indigenous people groups like the Cocama, Huitoto, and Bora first inhabited the area. Then came the Jesuit missionaries who founded the city. At the end of the nineteenth century was when Iquitos experienced its greatest economic glory due to the rubber industry Visit the Main Square, heart of the city, congregates many people during the evening, chattering spot. In the center of the square is located a monument in remembrance of the death warriors of the "Guerra del PacU­fico" (Pacific War). In the surrounding areas you will find the City Hall, the Cathedral, social clubs and commercial establishments. On route you will see La Casa de Fierro (Iron House), built by the French engineer Gustave Eiffel for the Exhibition of Paris in 1889 and bought by millionaire called Anselmo del Aguila, the one who brought it in pieces to Iquitos, including bolts and nuts, and assembled it on its actual location, north west of the Main Square. Located a block next to the Main Square is the Tarapaca Boulevard. It is a place of beautiful attractiveness with a magnificent view of a branch from the Amazonas River and Padre Isla, a bank of sand of almost 20 km. (12.4 miles) length making difficult to observe the total width of the Amazonas River. After the evening many people meet at the restaurants and centers of amusement of the Riviera.

Notes This adventure is designed for guests with afternoon flights. This should be considered as a tour transfer to the airport or to your hotel of choice in Iquitos. This adventure is not possible for guests participating in the overland adventure to Machu Picchu. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

Duration 2 hours

Price 49 USD

Leticia

The Visit to Libertad (Yagua Indian Village)

SeaDream has arranged for a presentation of Indian dances and a demonstration of how to use the "cerbatana" a handmade blowgun. For those interested, we can also organize small groups for carrying out the walk through the jungle with some of the local tribesman. While hiking the local "guides" they will point out a variety of trees and insects such as butterflies and giant spiders and generally includes finding a tarantula nest. They locals have handmade crafts for sale. Guests are advised to have some small change, dollars are accepted to purchase some of these items. The duration of this visit may be about 4 hours. The yacht will be anchored off the Indian village and guests will be transported via Zodiacs or local boats.

Notes Guests should be advised that this is not our typical land adventure. This adventure will be adventurous and somewhat unstructured - go with it. Should you consider the jungle trek, we do suggest comfortable hiking shoes that you do not mind getting dirty.

Duration 3.5 - 4 hours

Price 19 USD

Visit to Monkey Island

From the SeaDream marina you will be whisked away in our zodiacs to "Monkey Island". Once you land, you will see why the island has such a name. You will observe monkeys (squirrel Monkeys) that are in great quantity and exist in free range. Visitors have the opportunity to feed bananas to the monkeys. Then you will have another transfer to the village of Indians Yaguas within the gorge Tucuxira. The Indians wear native dance dresses. Also there will be demonstrations of how to use blowguns. The yacht will be anchored about 5 km from the village.

Notes Please wear comfortable shoes for this land adventure.

Duration 2 hours

Price 39 USD

Manaus

Manaus Information

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.

Jungle Trek

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

Manaus at the Golden Era

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

Manaus Flightseeing

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

Science Museum and Inpa Institute

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

Flora and Fauna of the Amazon

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

* Land adventure pricing is available in USD only.
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Maximum capacity: 3

Commodore Suite

Maximum capacity: 5

Deck 3 & 4 Staterooms

Maximum capacity: 3

Deck 2 Staterooms

Maximum capacity: 3

SeaDream II


seadream pictureBerlitz top rating
Gross tonnage4,260
Length344 feet / 104.85 Meters
Beam47 feet / 14.32 Meters
Draft14.3 Feet / 4.36 Meters
LifestyleUtterly Exclusive
Cruise Speed17 knots
Staterooms56
Crew capacity95
Country of RegistryBahamas