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The Tapajos Region is still undiscovered by mass tourism and offers a more remote - but still comfortable - option for adventurous travellers looking to explore the Amazon.
What is special about this region is that there are three types of rivers within close distance of each other: black, blue and yellow waters, each with their own ecosystem. Cruising the warm and calm waters of the Amazon's Tapajos region in a private boat makes for a wonderful family holiday, as kids will be fascinated by the wildlife and the surroundings, not to mention the beautiful beaches.
Experiences to be enjoyed throughout the trip include forest trekking, visits to indigenous communities, river cruising, landing on Amazon beaches and having them all to yourselves for lounging, sunbathing and having dinners under moonlight. This trip combines well with a couple of nights in Manaus or at a jungle lodge.
The Tupaiu is a very comfortable 60ft yacht, with three air-conditioned en suite cabins for adults and two kids' cabins with bunk beds and no bathroom. The living room, dining room and library are all spacious communal areas and there is plenty of room to roam and relax outdoors too. The crew consists of a naturalist guide, a host and the captain, sailor, chef and maid.
Why we love it
French explorer Jacques Cousteau dubbed the Tapajos region the 'Caribbean of the Amazon', owing to its white sandy beaches.
Saskia, Original Traveller