Amazon Houseboat Tours: Houseboat
All-inclusive Houseboat, Riverboat, Jungle Lodge and Adventure tours on the Amazon and Rio Negro Rivers of Brazilian Amazonia. Custom trekking, canoeing, camping, Indian, fishing and birding tours also available. Local guides, local cuisine.

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Rio Negro House Boat Tour
  Isabelle -- Feb 24, 2014 01:19 pm
I went last summer with my husband and 10 year old son on this tour. It was really fantastic!! Mark was incredibly helpful with planning our trip and knowledgeable about the river systems and ecology of the area. The food was fantastic. Do not expect to lose weight. My son had a great time fishing and boating. My husband got to relax and I had an opportunity to really dive into learning about the rain forest. The boat was clean and beautiful and the staff was lovely. We had lots of adventu ... more

Manaus area tour
  Jim -- Feb 11, 2014 12:27 pm
We enjoyed an excellent houseboat tour on the Rio Negro during a very brief 2 day stop in Manaus as part of a 27 day Amazon and Caribbean cruise. Although Swallows and Amazons Tours specializes in longer houseboat tours, co-owner Mark Aitchison was able to arrange a special tour for 5 of us from the cruise ship. The tour included all of the highlights of the area near Manaus including the meeting of the waters, Lake Janauario, piranna fishing, an evening cayman hunt, walk through the jungle, a ... more

Houseboat Tour
  Harry -- Feb 07, 2014 11:14 am
Everything was outstanding. I even caught a piranha. Loved the Camen hunt. Must have been the best time to go. No bugs.
Thank yall again for a great time.
Harry ... more

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Nearby Attractions & Services

Anavilhanas Archipelago
60 kms
Jau National Park
240 kms
Pico da Neblina National Park
800 kms
Amazon River
15 kms
Negro River
0 kms
Rio Negro State Park
50 kms

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Details of Amazon Houseboat Tours, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil Eco Tours Details for Amazon Houseboat Tours


Tours are Riverboat based (8 persons max in hammocks), Houseboat based (6 double air-conditioned* cabins) or Lodge based (12 a/c dbl rooms). Focus is on travel on the Amazon and Negro Rivers and Anavilhanas Archipelago (7 night packages), Jau National Park (11 night packages) and Pico da Neblina National Park (15 day packages).
* air conditioning at night only if guests request it

Typical Day

Early morning birdwatching; morning rainforest walk; boat travel up the Rio Negro and through the Anavilhanas Archipelago; siesta and swimming; afternoon canoeing & piranha fishing; evening alligator spotting. Overnight on boat or in rainforest camp.

Age range, type of group

Couples, families, independent travelers 25-65 years old. For Riverboat and Lodge tours 2 persons minimum guarantees a departure on any date. For Houseboat tours 2 persons minimum guarantees departure on weekly Monday starts (Sunday arrival in Manaus).

Sleeping and meals

Hammocks or daybeds on our Riverboats, air-conditioned* cabins aboard our Houseboat, hammocks in jungle camps, and a/c private apartments at our Araras Lodge. Home cooked meals include local fish, tropical fruits, regional vegetables.
* air conditioning at night only if guests request it.

Policies & Restrictions

No restrictions.


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Every tour includes canoeing and trekking, meals and accommodations. Fishing and swimming sidetrips are also included, as well as visits with local riverpeople and/or indigenous peoples (depending on locations visited).

Discounts Offered

Kids under 6 are free; 50% discount for children up to 12 years old and 25% discount for teenagers and students when accompanied by 2 adults; 20% discount for groups of 4 or more persons.

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Mark Aitchison
Amazon Houseboat Tours
Swallows and Amazons Tours
Avenida Ramos Ferreira, 922
Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil 69010-120
Phone: 55-92-3622-1246
Phone: 55-92-9166-2572
Website: Swallows and Amazons

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