|Iquitos - Bridgetown|
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|Date||Ports of Call||Arrive||Depart|
|Mar 24, 2013||Apayaco||Early Morning||Morning|
|Mar 24, 2013||Pebas||Mid-day||Evening|
|Mar 25, 2013||Leticia||Early Morning||Afternoon|
|Mar 26, 2013||Jutai||Early Morning||Afternoon|
|Mar 27, 2013||Uara||Early Morning||Morning|
|Mar 27, 2013||Cuxiu Muni||Afternoon||Late evening|
|Mar 28, 2013||Badajos||Afternoon||Evening|
|Mar 29, 2013||Nuovo Airao||Afternoon||Evening|
|Mar 29, 2013||Ariau||Evening||Overnight|
|Mar 30, 2013||Anavilhanas||Mid-day||Afternoon|
|Mar 30, 2013||Manaus||Afternoon||Overnight|
|Apr 01, 2013||Lago Carauacu||Early Morning||Morning|
|Apr 01, 2013||Parintins||Afternoon||Evening|
|Apr 02, 2013||Alter do Chao, Para||Morning||Evening|
|Apr 03, 2013||Rio Curua||Early Morning||Morning|
|Apr 03, 2013||Guajara||Afternoon||Late evening|
|Apr 04, 2013||Miritiapina||Early Morning||Morning|
|Apr 04, 2013||Breves Narrows - Scenic Navigation||Morning||Morning|
|Apr 04, 2013||Rio Preto di Boi||Afternoon||Evening|
|Apr 05, 2013||Belem||Early Morning||Afternoon|
|Apr 06, 2013||at Sea||Morning||Overnight|
|Apr 07, 2013||Devil's Island||Morning||Evening|
|Apr 08, 2013||at Sea||Morning||Overnight|
|Apr 09, 2013||at Sea||Morning||Overnight|
|Apr 10, 2013||Charlotteville, Tobago||Morning||Evening|
|Apr 11, 2013||Mayreau, Grenadines||Morning||Afternoon|
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|Mayreau, Grenadines||Mayreau is the smallest inhabited island of the Grenadines, with an area of about 1.5 sq. miles, and a population of about 300. The population is centered in Old Wall village, located on a hilltop in the southwest of the island. It is an isolated community, accessible only by boat. Electricity is only recently (2002) provided by a central generator. There is a single lane concrete road leading from Saltwhistle Bay to Saline Bay and through the village. The top of the island is crested with the small school, the telecommunications building and the Mayreau Catholic Church and a Pentecostal church. The island gets much of its water from three catchments set on the east side of the island. One serves the resort at Saltwhistle, and two serve the village. Saline Bay is named for the salt pond just east of the sandy beach. Salt was harvested and exported in times past but is now only harvested for local use. The island is mostly populated by fishermen and supported by tourism. The school has about 50 students in Grades 1-6. Upon completing their primary / elementary education, students attend secondary schools on the main island, St. Vincent. Mayreau also has a small resort area on Saltwhistle Bay. Saltwhistle Bay is also a very popular and beautiful spot for anchoring yachts. From the crest of the hill beside the Catholic Church, there is a beautiful overlook of the Tobago Cays, Canouan and Union Island. Today guests will enjoy a nice hike with the crew followed by the famous Champagne and Caviar Splash served in the surf.|
|Charlotteville, Tobago||Charlotteville, located on the northeastern tip of Tobago is a little fishing village with a wide bay facing the delights of the Caribbean Sea.|
|Devil's Island||Devils Island (French: Ile du Diable) is the smallest and northernmost island of the three Iles du Salut located off the coast of French Guiana. It has an area of 14 hectares (34.6 acres). It was a notorious French penal colony until 1946. The rocky, palm-covered island is 40 meters (131 ft) high. The penitentiary was first opened by Emperor Napoleon III's government in 1852, and became one of the most infamous prisons in history. In addition to the prison on the island, prison facilities were located on the mainland at Kourou. Over time, they became known collectively as "Devil's Island" in the English-speaking world, while they are known in France as the bagne de Cayenne, Cayenne being the main city of French Guiana. Used by France from 1852 to 1946, the inmates were everything from "political" prisoners (for example, anarchist Clement Duval) to the most hardened of thieves and murderers. A great many of the more than 80,000 prisoners sent to the harsh conditions at disease-infested Devil's Island were never seen again. Other than by boat, the only way out was through a dense jungle; accordingly, very few convicts ever managed to escape. The May 30, 1854 law provided that convicts would then be forced to stay in French Guiana following their release for a time equal to their forced labor time, or, for sentences exceeding 8 years, for the remainder of their life. They were to be provided with land to settle on. With time, a variety of penal regimes emerged, convicts being divided into categories according to the severity of their crimes and their imprisonment or forced residence regime. In 1885, a law accelerated the process, since repeat offenders for minor crimes could also be sent. A limited number of convicted women were also sent to French Guiana, with the intent that they should marry the freed male inmates; however, the results were poor and the government discontinued the practice in 1907.The horrors of the penal settlement became notorious in 1895 with the publicity surrounding the plight of the Jewish French army captain Alfred Dreyfus who had been wrongfully convicted of treason and was sent there on January 5. The SeaDream yacht will anchor off near Ile Royal and offer tender service for those quests wishing to explore the island. Ile Royale (Royal Island) is the largest and westernmost island of the three Iles du Salut. As the largest island, with an area of 28 hectares, it was used as the centre for administration when the islands were used as a penal settlement. With an elevation of 66 meters, the island is the highest of the group. It contains a museum and a hotel (L'Auberge des Iles du Salut). You will be able to spot many 'Agoutis' which are rodents that look like huge tailless rats or squirrels.|
|Belem||Belem is a Brazilian city, the capital and largest city of state of Para, in the country's north region. It is the entrance gate to the Amazon with a busy port, airport and bus/coach station. Belem lies approximately 100 km upriver from the Atlantic Ocean, on the Para River, which is part of the greater Amazon River system, separated from the larger part of the Amazon delta by Ilha de Marajo (Marajo Island). With an estimated population of 1,402,056 people "” 2,249,405, or considering its metropolitan area "” is the 11th most populous city in Brazil (besides being the second largest in the North Region, second only Manaus, in Amazonas state) as well as be the 16th by economic relevance. Founded in 1616 by the Kingdom of Portugal, Belem was the first European colony on the Amazon but did not become part of Brazil until 1775. The newer part of the city has modern buildings and skyscrapers. The colonial portion retains the charm of tree-filled squares, churches and traditional blue tiles. The city has a rich history and architecture from colonial times. Recently it witnessed a skyscraper boom. Its metropolitan area has over 2 million inhabitants.|
|Rio Preto di Boi||This is simply an area of the Amazon where the Captain along with the Expedition Team will scan for wildlife and stop the yacht to offer the best opportunities for the guests to explore with the Expedition Team the unspoiled Amazon River and come away with wonderful memories and fantastic images to share for years to come. This is yachting in the amazon!|
|Miritiapina||This part of the Amazon is close to the famed Breeves Narrows. The Captain will anchor off one of the smaller creeks and allow the Expedition Team to show the guests more of the incredible nature that the amazon has to offer.|
|Guajara||Guajara (Guanjeras) is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Amazonas. Its population was 12,066 in 2005 and its area is 8,904 km². The expedition team will once again lead our guests on zodiac safaris as well as a town visit meeting the locals.|
|Rio Curua||The Curua River is a river of Brazil , located in the state of Para , with headwaters in the Sierra Pipe . In this remote region of Brazil one can discover many indigenous areas, including the tribe of Kayapo. The river has come to attract fishermen, and you can find large species in the river,such as the Jau and pirarara. SeaDream will offer zodiac expeditions to discover the wildlife and perhaps get a glimpse of the indigenous locals.|
|Alter do Chao, Para||Alter do Chiao is a village 33km west (or a 45 minute bus ride from the Amazon port City of Santerem along one of the only roads in the state of Para, Brazil. Alter do Chiao has for many years been a popular tourist destination for locals and with increasing numbers of tourists making trips along the Amazon River this village is becoming a well-known international destination. The small village is located on the Tapajos river and next to Lago Verde. Opposite the village and between these two bodies of water there is a sand bank, which grows as the Amazon recedes in summer and fills with bars and visitors. One of most beautiful places in the whole of the Amazon Basin, the town of Alter do Chiao is well worth travelling out of your way for. Situated approximately half way between Belem and Manaus, this picturesque town makes a perfectly relaxing break on a journey between the two. Alter is easily accessible by taking a scenic 45 minute bus from Santarem, however Santarem itself is only accessible by plane or boat. Surrounded by lush forest, the small town sits on the Tapajos a tributary of the Amazon, at the entrance to Lago Verde. It is not without good reason that this town is known as the Caribbean of the Amazon as it is one of the world's most beautiful river beaches. The photogenic highlight of the town is Ilha do Amor ("island of love") a sandbar that slowly extends across the lagoon towards the town as river levels recede during the dry season. Although still attractive in the wet season this spit flanked by the lagoon and the river is what makes Alter unique. Alter do Chiao is an extremely quiet charming town and if your aim is to relax this is the perfect place. This atmosphere does however dramatically change at weekends when hotels in Alter do Chiao fill up and the town is transformed into a busy resort with lively nightlife.|
|Parintins||Parintins is a city in the far east of the Amazonas state, Brazil. It is located in the municipality of the same name, which is part of a microregion also named Parintins. The population for the entire municipality was 109,150 (2005) and its area is 5,952 km². The city is located on Tupinambarana island in the Amazon River. Parintins is known for a popular folklore festival held there each June called Boi-Bumba.|
|Lago Carauacu||This is a special water resource lake for fresh (black) water. This lake has some very unique properties and offers some different diversity for our guests. Zodiac expeditions are planned for this interesting stop.|
|Manaus||Manaus (Portuguese pronunciation: [maËˆnaws]) 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.|
|Anavilhanas||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.|
|Ariau||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.|
|Nuovo Airao||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.|
|Badajos||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.|
|Cuxiu Muni||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.|
|Uara||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.|
|Jutai||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||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.|
|Pebas||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.|
|Apayaco||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!|
|Breves Narrows - Scenic Navigation|
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.
Experience what life is like along the Guama River and become acquainted with some of northern Brazil's flora and fauna. The Guama River is a branch of the Amazon with myriad channels lined by lush tropical forest. Right after the yacht's clearance, you will be tendered to the "EstacU£o das Docas", a local floating dock. Here, a typical riverboat awaits you for a leisurely trip along the river and through a number of smaller waterways and natural creeks. The cruise will allow you to have a closer look at equatorial vegetation and luckily with bird life. As your boat circles the island, you will see vast plantations and cabbage palm trees, such at the Combu Island which is also known for the small blackberries used in ice cream and for making wine. Boa Vista do AcarU¡ A stop at that Island provides the opportunity to visit with native Caboclo residents, known as ribeirinhos. Their homes stand on stilts above the river. During a approx 45-minutes of a guided walk, you will venture into the forest to see some of the local flora and fauna, such as Brazil nut and rubber trees, and perhaps a parakeet or macaw. Next, return to the local boat for the ride back to Belem port and your SeaDream yacht.
Notes We recommend wearing comfortable, lightweight clothing and rubber-soled shoes. Please bring a hat and sunscreen. Tour involves some walking on uneven ground and dirt paths. Getting in and out of the boat makes this tour unsuitable for anyone with limited mobility.
Duration 4 Hours
Price 76 USD
You will delight with the mix of colonial and modern architecture, including the stately Victorian mansions built by the city's wealthy rubber barons at the turn of the century. Join a knowledgeable local guide who will greet you at the Belem pier and whisk you away to experience the amazing sights and sounds of Belem. After a short walk at the pier, board an air-conditioned motor coach and head to the most impressive and decadent symbol of Belem golden era, the Opera House. Teatro da Paz This sumptuous Teatro da Paz", finished in 1878 is one of the symbols of the economic and cultural splendor during the golden years of the rubber cycle, which turned Belem into the "Paris n'America". Registered by the National Historical Patrimony, the theater was re-inaugurated in 2002 after going through two years of restorations. The work gave back to the construction its original characteristics, to begin with the color of its facade. In addition, its wooden and stone floors were repaired and panels were finished in the spectacle's saloon, in the hall and in the foyer. Its outer architecture was inspired in the Scala Theater in Milan, but its interior highlights regional characteristics, with paintings of Amazonian flowers and fruits. A special highlight is the straw chairs made specially to adapt to the state's hot climate. Ver-o-Peso Next, re-board your motor coach and proceed to that huge outdoor market that sprawls four city blocks. It's the city's best-known landmark and possibly the largest market in Brazil. The myriad of stalls offer typical food with an Afro-Indian influence, pottery, handicrafts, handmade clothing, even charms made by the practitioners of macumba (Brazil's version of voodoo), vegetables, tropical fruits, and a fish market. Museum of Sacred Art After a walk through the market, follow your guide to the Sacred Art Museum. Inaugurated in September 1998, it is the first in this gender in the whole Amazon region. Formed by the architectural ensemble of the Church of Saint Alexander and the Episcopal Palace. It shelters fantastic works of religious art Emilio Goeldi Zoo & Botanical Gardens A twenty-minute drive then brings you to the Emilio Goeldi Zoo & Botanic Gardens, which covers five hectares of wooded area and is a renowned researching center dedicated to studying Amazonian fauna and flora. The gardens feature more than 1,500 samples of plants species and more than 1600 fruits (in season) that grow in the region. More than 700 types of timber as well as animals from Amazonia, birds, rodents and mammals flourish here. On your return journey to the Belem pier, wind through the city's affluent and busy center.
Notes It is recommended that guests wear flat, comfortable shoes. The order of sights visited may vary.
Duration 4 Hours
Price 98 USD
Departing the SeaDream pier, enjoy a scenic and mountainous drive to the town of Speyside where a glass bottom boat awaits. Cruise out of the tiny harbor and down the emerald coast before heading out to Angel Reef, A favorite of divers around the world. Angel reef boasts of crystal clear water providing visibility up to one hundred feet and is Tobago's premiere snorkeling area . Your guide highlights points of interest and shares his knowledge of this underwater environment as you float over thousand year old coral formations, observe huge sponges and view world's largest single brain coral. See colorful reef fish and diverse marine life in their natural habitat, all from the comfort of the boat. After this informative overview, drop anchor and you are invited to snorkel, swim, or simply relax onboard. Cold drinks will be served before your return to Charlotteville and the yacht.
Notes For your comfort please wear a swimsuit and bring a pool towel, sunhat and sunscreen. 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 2.5 hours
Price 59 USD
Enjoy a half-day Yachting Land Adventure into Tobago's rainforest. Your drive takes you along Tobago's windward coast to Roxborough and enters the Argyle Waterfalls trail. From there, turn off the Main Ridge and enter the oldest forest reserve in the Western Hemisphere. At the rain forest, a naturalist guide takes you for an approximate 40 minute hike through lush tropical vegetation, abundant in plant and wildlife. Visit the three- tiered Argyle Waterfall, where you may swim in the natural pool or simply take in the tranquility of the reserve. This an 'off the beaten path' eco-experience and offers an opportunity to better understand the flora and fauna of this lush island.
Notes Please underdress in your swimsuit and bring a towel and sunscreen. 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 3.5 hours
Price 59 USD
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 hours 30 minutes
Price 39 USD
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
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
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
Sail away on a beautiful catamaran to Tobago Cays for a morning of swimming, snorkeling and sunning. Tobago Cays are four 'picture-perfect' tiny islands surrounded by magnificent coral reefs. These islands are known for their pretty beaches and incredible snorkeling. The islands actually make up a nature reserve and are therefore completely uninhabited, as they are reachable only by boat. Upon arrival, use the aft ladder for independent swimming and snorkeling. On the return sail to Mayreau and the SeaDream yacht, enjoy a refreshing punch, while relaxing on the deck and enjoying the scenery.
Notes Please wear your swimsuit, bring suntan lotion, a hat and a towel. Though snorkel gear will be available, we recommend that you bring your own (fins are not available). Participation is limited. Please make your on board booking arrangement early to avoid disappointment. Your time at the nature reserve is approximately one hour.
Duration 3 hours
Price 68 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.
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