The MV Desafio is a classical schooner boat that offers an old world charm and an intimate atmosphere. Measuring 33.22 m (109 ft), the boat is small enough to explore remote areas, but still spacious enough to provide comfort and casual elegance.
Cruises begin and end Manaus, exploring the Anavilhanas Islands, the majestic Rio Negro and the legendary Amazon River along the way. Regional and international cuisine is prepared on-deck and eaten al fresco, while daily expeditions are by motorized canoes with experienced bilingual guides.
The cruise offers exciting activities such as boat trips to lagoons and flooded forests, and jungle treks and you can also try piranha fishing and go alligator spotting at night as well. There are also organized visits to local river communities to learn about their unique culture and lifestyle.
The recently restored MV Desafio provides many of the amenities associated with larger ships. The restaurant and bar are fully air-conditioned, making them perfect places to unwind and retreat from the Amazon sun. In addition, the ship has a large sundeck and outdoor bar for observing the breath taking surroundings.
The boat features 12 comfortable cabins, all carpeted and well-lit. Rooms include air conditioning, colour TV, and a private bathroom.
Manor Cottage, Papermill Lane, South Moreton, Oxfordshire, OX11 9AH