Amazon and Tapajos River Cruise

Experience Pink dolphins, Monkeys, and Exotic Wildlife

Interact with Local Indigenous Tribes

Dine on Authentic Brazilian Cuisine Aboard a Luxurious River Boat

Relax in comfort and style as you cruise the mighty Amazon and Tapajos Rivers

Discover the incredible natural wilds of the Brazilian Amazon jungle on a one-of-a-kind 6-day luxury cruise. Depart from Santarém and travel through time deep into the rainforest where rubber barons tried to exploit natural resources only to be conquered by the Amazon. Journey along the world’s largest river in comfort amid spacious suits while dining on bountiful professionally prepared meals. Spend days relaxing on board and exploring with expert local guides under jungle canopies and flooded forests. Get up close with squirrel monkeys, iguanas, egrets and sloths.


See where the origin of species theory was conceived at Taparinha Farms, home of the Baron of Santarém.

See rare giant lily pads and exquisite birdlife.

Experience some of the daily life and ceremonies of the Munduruku people.

Witness the methods of harvesting latex and producing natural rubber.

Visit Henry Ford’s Fordlandia and Belterra.


Trip Details

Trip Details


$4,900 per person (based on double occupancy)

Departure time

8:00 AM

Meeting point



2023 dates:

  • May 15 – May 23
  • May 25 – June 3


6 days, 5 nights

Group size

6 – 16

Participation requirements

  • Ages 12-99
  • Intermediate level of physical ability for boat transfers, forest hikes and the ability to handle heat

This trip is not appropriate for young children.


  • Reception at Santarém airport, ground transport at stops: Alter do Chão \ Belterra \ Santarém
  • Lodging one night prior to departure
  • Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, Desserts – all Regional Cuisine
  • All side excursions are designed for maximum pleasure and satisfaction
  • Guided exploration of lakes and streams in traditional canoes
  • Package amenities – we offer several drink options during the tours such as: Bottled water, natural juices, Teas, Coffee, Caipirinhas, local beers, and other adult beverages are also available.

Not included

  • Airfare to and from Santarém
  • Individual Purchases
  • Personal Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Laundry services
  • Additional Hotel Accommodations
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.

What to bring

  • Passport is required
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Light Clothing
  • Swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunhat
  • Footwear appropriate for walking over uneven ground.

Number & type of staff for tour

6 to 8 staff. Field guides, a licensed captain, crew, chefs plus local indigenous guest guides.


The Rubber Path Cruise is the first exclusive Eco Adventure designed to provide you with a total Amazonian experience. Our local professional guide is an expert and will treat you to the sights and sounds of the native flora and fauna. You will be spellbound by historical tales from the historical conquests of the Portuguese through the modern exploits of Henry Ford. Step back in time and become a turn-of-the-century explorer, traveling, discovering and even eating like the Barons in days gone by.

By the end of your voyage you will discover the most important parts of the Amazonian culture, its people. The food, culture, and the history is far richer and more complex than can be described – it must be experienced. From manioc planters, rubber tappers and fishermen to descendants of aristocrats, American confederates and German expats. This tour is authentic, not “touristy”. We will show you what this part of the Amazon was, what it is today, and who the Amazonians are. Open up to it. Enjoy every step of The Rubber Path!

Sample Day:

7:00 Breakfast On Board
7:30 Small Boat / Land Tour
10:30 Meet on Board Motherboat
11:30 Briefing / Refreshments
12:00 Lunch
13:00 – 16:00 Navigation / Siesta
17:00 Small Boat / Land Tour
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Briefing / Refreshments / Cocktails / Deserts on board
21:30 (Optional) Evening Ride for Nocturnal Wildlife Observations

Days aboard are shaped by two factors: the climate and distance to the next destination. Most activities will take place early in the morning or later in the evening when animals are most active. It is warmest during the midday when temperatures are high and perfect for swimming, napping, and relaxing.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are areas where there are mosquitos but along the cruise remarkably few exist. Much fewer than most places in the continental United States.

It depends on the season but expect most days to reach up into the mid 80s while at night temperature may fall into the mid 70s.

You will want to exchange your dollars for Reals. This is the Brazilian currency you will need to check exchange rates with your bank. You can also check with your credit card company and use your credit card to purchase in most towns and villages. Currency conversion can be done the day before departure in Santarem.

Our Travel Partner, Martin Travel has been booking flights with us for over 15 years. They have vast experience booking these flights and have our itineraries. We highly recommend booking your flights with Martin Travel. They can access frequent flyer miles, deal with the occasional schedule change with the airlines and in many cases get preferred seating.
Phone – 954-748-6881
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Specific health, vegan and vegetarian arrangements can be made – please let us know in advance if you will need any.



guests and stuff on a sandy beach in Brazil
front of a motorbike covered in red dust along the Amazonian motor safari