Adventure in the Amazon in Brazil (5 days)

This itinerary was designed to give the adventurous traveler a perspective of one of the most scenic and culturally interesting areas of the Amazon, and what’s best: still undiscovered by mass tourism. Explore beautiful white beaches, blue water rivers, piranha fishing, primitive local communities, and rainforest trekking, all aboard your private yacht charter.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1

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Arrive in Santarém, Brazil

Tapajós River, Amazon:

  • Board your private yacht
  • Enjoy swimming as the sun sets over the beautiful beach

Accomdation: Private Yacht Charter

Meals: D

Welcome to Santarém! This is the gateway to your Amazon expedition where the muddy coloured Amazon river meets the clear water Tapajós river – a breathtaking phenomenon. Board the Tupaiú boat and set off down the Tapajós River taking in the scenery around you. As the sun sets, stop on the first of the many beautiful beaches of this trip for a first swim into the delicious Tapajós. Never mind the piranhas. It is perfectly safe to swim here!   As dinner is served, cruise towards the dark waters of the Arapiuns river.

Day 2

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Tapajós River, Amazon:

  • Visit local communities
  • Trek into the forest led by a community member
  • Dinner on the beach

Accomdation: Private Yacht Charter

Meals: B, L, D

You will wake up in the black waters of the Arapiuns river, in front of a local community named Atodi; here a first trek into the forest led by a community member will be an ideal introduction to the forest. You’ll finish the trek in a crystal clear water spring before returning to the boat. In the afternoon, spend some downtime in one of the most beautiful beaches of the Amazon – Ponta Grande. If you are interested, there is the chance to visit a second community of Arimum – good for its handicracfts. A dinner on the beach is perfect to celebrate the first full day in the Amazon!

Day 3

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Tapajós River, Amazon:

  • Visit the Fish farming and Honey production in a local community
  • Piranha fishing
  • Visit a bird sanctuary

Accomdation: Private Yacht Charter

Meals: B, L, D

Wake up in front of the Anã community – one of the most well organized and developed communities in the Arapiuns river. Visit the Fish farming, Honey production and learn how these projects give a real economic alternative for the sustainable development of the rainforest. From there, board the boat and change ecosystems completely: head towards the Jari channel, part of the Amazon river ecosystem with its murky waters. Explore this straight passage with more chances to spot wildlife and a first attempt at Piranha fishing! Watch the sunset in front of a bird sanctuary before setting sail up the Tapajós river towards the Tapajós National Forest.

Day 4

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Tapajós River, Amazon:

  • Trek in the Tapajós National Forest
  • Swim while watching the spectacular sunset

Accomdation: Private Yacht Charter

Meals: B, L, D

Wake up in front of Jamaraquá community at the Tapajós National Forest – a protected environment, where a 4 hour trek will lead you to the heart of the primary forest where the giant trees are. A local guide will bring alive the different aspects of the forest in this very instructive trek.   Back on the boat, set sail towards the beach of Cajutuba, one of the most beautiful beaches of the Amazon, to watch a final, spectacular sunset, and swim in the river.

Day 5

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Last day in the Amazon: Depart from Santarém airport

Meals: B

Last day in the Amazon! The exact logistics of this day will depend on the time of your departure flight. For those leaving early, you will wake up close to Santarém, for those with a little more time, we can tailor this day according to your time and plans!

Accommodation

Tapajós Yacht 1

The only way to explore one of the best kept secrets of the Amazon is by private yacht charter. The Tapajós Yacht 1 is a comfortable, but not luxurious, 5 cabin yacht, with air conditioning in all rooms but no hot water (although the water from the taps is always room temperature – i.e. warm!).
Adventure in the Amazon in Brazil (5 days)