Daily Itinerary

[B] = Breakfast, [L] = Lunch, [D] = Dinner, [Sn] = Snack

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DAY 01 – May 20, 2008 Tuesday Overnight Flight

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Depart your hometown airport to connect to your United States International gateway. Board the group flight for morning arrival in Manaus. (GIG).  [D, Sn]

DAY 02 – May 21, 2008 Wednesday Manaus

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Arrive at Manaus Airport and transfer to Hotel

Complete airport assistance provided. We will be met in Manaus by air-conditioned motor coaches and a team of bilingual, uniformed guides. Baggage will be handled by porters. On the way to the hotel, every passenger will receive a welcome kit. The scenic trip to the hotel will take about 40 minutes.

Check in Procedures: Upon arrival at the hotel, we will be escorted to a private area for check in. Welcome reception including tropical fruit cocktails.

Overnight at Tropical Manaus [D]

DAY 03 – May 22, 2008 Thursday Iberostar Grand Amazon

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Breakfast at Hotel

For an Adventure in a privileged setting on a luxury ship that cruises along the Negro and Solimões rivers.  After departing Manaus, the Iberostar Grand Amazon makes stops along the Amazon jungle, offering excursions to explore the dense, untouched vegetation. Adventure-seekers will have the opportunity to see indigenous plants, trees, animals and even the local river communities, which are made up of extremely friendly and hospitable people.

  • Passengers check-in at Iberostar reception office in the harbor building
  • Embark, accommodation in cabins and reservation of tables in the restaurant.
  • 6:00pm Ship departs to Manacapuru, passing by Ponta Negra
  • Classical Music watching the sunset at the upper deck
  • Captain´s welcome cocktail party, presentation of officers and crew in the Lua salon,
  • Lecture on safety and abandon ship procedures.
  • Welcome dinner in the Kuarup restaurant
  • Live music and first contacts in the party salon and open bar on the top deck.

Overnight on Iberostar Grand Amazon [L, D]

DAY 04 – May 23, 2008 Friday Iberostar Grand Amazon

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  • Passing through Manacapuru harbor 10 miles from the entrance of Rio Manacapur
  • Sunrise Lovers Breakfast at the upper deck
  • Breakfast in the Kuarup restaurant
  • Trekking and photo safari in the Manacapuru region
  • Boat ride to Igarapés e Igapós
  • On the way to "Lago do Jacaré"
  • Lunch in the Kuarup restaurant
  • Theme lecture
  • Reaching "Lago do Jacaré"
  • Piranha fishing (optional),
  • Bird watching at Lago do Rei
  • Music watching the sunset at the upper deck
  • Dinner in the Kuarup restaurant
  • Alligator spotting
  • Music in the Lua room and open bar on the Sol deck

Overnight on Iberostar Grand Amazon [B, L, D]

DAY 05 – May 24, 2008 Saturday Iberostar Grand Amazon

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  • Reaching Janauacá
  • Sunrise Lovers Breakfast at the upper deck
  • Bird watching at Lago Janauacá Lunch in the Kuarup restaurant
  • Photo safari at Lago Janauacá
  • Trekking on land - 2 trails
  • Embarkation - all aboard -
  • On the way to Igarapé do Rei - Rio Amazonas
  • Theme lecture
  • Lunch in the Kuarup restaurant
  • Igarapé do Rei
  • Theme lecture
  • Bird watching and Alligator spotting at Igarapé do Rei
  • Boat excursion through the "Igarapés"
  • Music watching the sunset at the upper deck on the way to Lago Janauacá
  • Dinner in the Kuarup restaurant
  • Folcloric show in the party room
  • Music in the party room and open bar on the Sol deck

Overnight on Iberostar Grand Amazon [B, L, D]

DAY 06 – May 25, 2008 Sunday Iberostar Grand Amazon

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  • On the way to "encontro das águas" (meeting of river Negro and river Solimôes)
  • Sunrise Lovers Breakfast at the upper deck, Wachting "encontro das águas"
  • (meeting of Rivers water)
  • Breakfast in the Kuarup restaurant
  • CFI Programming
  • 6:00pm Ship departs to Novo Airão
  • Classical Music watching the sunset at the upper deck
  • Captain´s cocktail party
  • Live music and open bar on the top deck

Overnight on Iberostar Grand Amazon [B, L, D]

DAY 07- May 26, 2008 Monday Iberostar Grand Amazon

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  • Arrival at Novo Airao
  • Sunrise Lovers Breakfast at the upper deck
  • Breakfast in the Kuarup restaurant
  • Embark on the tender (boats)
  • Trekking through the igarapés and Visit to pink dolphins at Novo Airão
  • Theme lecture
  • On the way to Lago Aracari
  • Lunch in the Kuarup restaurant
  • Theme lecture
  • Arrival at Lago Aracari
  • Photo safari at Lago Aracari
  • Piranha fishing (optional) at Lago Aracari
  • Dinner in the Kuarup restaurant
  • Classical Music watching the sunset at the upper deck
  • Alligátor spotting
  • On the way to Rio Puduarí

Overnight on Iberostar Grand Amazon [B, L, D]

DAY 08- May 27, 2008 Tuesday Iberostar Grand Amazon

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  • Bird watching at Río Puduari
  • Sunrise Lovers Breakfast at the upper deck
  • Breakfast in the Kuarup restaurant
  • Embark on the tender(boats) for trekking ( Rio Puduari)
  • Theme lecture
  • On the way to Ilha de Jacaré
  • Lunch in the Kuarup restaurant
  • Arrival at Ilha de Jacaré
  • Theme lecture
  • Photo safari at Igarapé Aturiá
  • Tender cruise in the Igarapé Aturiá
  • Classical Music watching the sunset at the upper deck
  • On the way to Rio Cuieiras
  • Dinner in the Kuarup restaurant
  • Music in the party room and open bar on the Sol deck 

Overnight at Iberostar Grand Amazon [B, L, D]

DAY 09- May 28, 2008 Wednesday Iberostar Grand Amazon

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  • Arrival at Río Cuieiras
  • Sunrise Lovers Breakfast at the upper deck
  • Breakfast in the Kuarup restaurant
  • Trekking (Rio Cuieiras)
  • Photo safari at Rio Cuieiras and visit to Cambebas Community
  • On the way to Praia Grande
  • Theme lecture
  • Lunch in the Kuarup restaurant
  • Arrival at Praia Grande
  • Tender cruise through Igarape del Pato
  • Free time at Praia Grande
  • Music in the upper deck and open bar on the Sol deck
  • Goodbye dinner in the Kuarup restaurant
  • Folcloric show in the party room
  • Music in the party room and open bar on the Sol deck

Overnight at Iberostar Grand Amazon [B, L, D]

DAY 10- May 29, 2008 Thursday Iberostar Grand Amazon

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  • On the way to "encontro das águas" (meeting of river Negro and river Solimôes)
  • Sunrise Lovers Breakfast at the upper deck, Wacthing "encontro das águas" (meeting of Rivers water)
  • Breakfast in the Kuarup restaurant
  • Check-out, Arrival at Manaus, Passengers disembark

After we disembark,

In the afternoon, lunch followed by city tour including Opera House visit:

We will dine at " El Toro Loco restaurant " where we will enjoy a self service lunch composed by regional and International cuisine dishes and Amazonian fishes. After lunch it is time for a city tour that will give clients a taste of the Manaus of the rubber boom days, as well as of the thriving metropolis that has made it such a coveted tourist destination today. Among the highlights of our tour are: the Indian Museum, displaying artifacts produced by tribes of the Upper Negro River; a regional handicraft exhibition with some items on sale; and the Opera House, inaugurated on 1896, and without a doubt one of the most important tourist points of Manaus. Symbol of the Rubber Boom, all of its richness and grandiosity of that time are still transmitted through its corridors, halls with works of art and the downtown with its floating harbor, which adjusts to the river's ever-changing levels; and the Art Nouveau cast-iron, turn-of-the-century Municipal Market where all imaginable regional goods are sold.

After tour, proceed to Hotel Tropical Manaus. Check in reception and welcome cocktail by the pool.

Overnight at Hotel Tropical Manaus [B, L]

DAY 11- May 30, 2008 Friday

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We bid each other a fond farewell and depart for home. Transfer from Hotel Tropical to Airport for your return flight home. [B, L, Sn]