Quintessential Fact Sheet
Highlights of a Rio Negro expedition by Matueté
The ultimate luxury experience
Wake up to the sound of birds singing in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon while traveling down the Rio Negro on an exclusive yacht that accommodates just nine passengers. The fully-equipped ship ensures a luxurious experience in one of the planet’s most remote regions.
After a day exploring shallow streams known as igarapés, sit down for a candlelight dinner set at a clear sandy beach along the Rio Negro and delight in fresh regional fish grilled on the spot.
A unique detail
The yacht is equipped with canoes to explore the smaller tributaries where few tourists venture to ensure that guests get a deeper experience with the forest.
An unforgettable moment
And just when you think nothing more in the Amazon landscape could possibly surprise you, board a hydroplane an enjoy a bird’s eye view of the impressive meeting of the Rio Negro’s dark waters with the muddier waters of the Rio Solimões.
Live this experience
The Matueté expedition of the Rio Negro begins in Amazonas’ capital city, Manaus, whose airport serves all major Brazilian cities and some international flights. The company covers all transfers and tours as part of the travel package.
The Amazon is worth a visit any time of the year. It rains less between June and November, exposing some beautiful freshwater beaches along the shores. From December to June, the river rises, covering the beaches and forming igapós, corridors formed by trees whose trunks are partially covered by water. The average temperature is approximately 26°C (79°F), but during the dry season, days can be as hot as 35°C (95°F).