Now Booking: Amazon Expedition, October 2019, with the Amazon River Dolphin Conservation Foundation

Here’s a chance to cruise the Amazon in search of wildlife next October with Suzanne Smith, Founder/Executive Director of Amazon River Dolphin Conservation Foundation.

Message from Suzanne Smith

AMAZON EXPEDITION                      October 12-22, 2019                                                            $1875.00 USD*

$600 non-refundable deposit required by Jan 15 to reserve your spot. Must be paid in full by May 15, 2019.                         

Hi everyone,

I’m excited about our next 10 day trip to the Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil on a live aboard boat. We have another wonderful trip planned for October 2019 for up to 20 people with plenty to see and do at an affordable price. Amazon River Dolphin Conservation Foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. While our work focuses on the endangered Amazon river dolphin, we will explore the region in search of other rainforest wildlife. We will try to see as many species as possible. During previous trips, we have encountered tucuxi (another river dolphin species), red howler monkeys, titi monkeys, red rumped agoutis, white faced sakis, white fronted capuchins, giant river otters, Amazon tree rats, black howler monkeys, pied tamarins, long-nosed bats, squirrel monkeys, fishing bats, three-toed sloths and much more. You never know what we’ll in the Amazon!

Suzanne Smith, Founder/Executive Director of ARDCF with over 30 years of marine mammal experience and other taxa, will lead this trip again with their partners in Brazil. In addition to daily and nighttime activities, Suzanne will give three on-board educational conservation presentations and conduct a SWOT session. In addition, we will show you the areas of our research and provide an update of our findings. Please feel free to visit the Amazon River Dolphin Conservation Foundation Facebook page for photos, videos and testimonials from our previous expeditions.

The itinerary will vary a bit due to low water levels at this time of year, but these are the places we will visit along the Rio Negro, which include some interesting waterways, lakes, and riverside communities:







Santo Antonio

Novo Airao



Cuieiras Nova Esperanca



Sao Thome



Generally, the group meets in Miami, but the first day is designed to travel to Manaus. Previous participants have chosen to travel to other areas of Brazil before/after our expeditions. Plan to arrive in Manaus on the afternoon/evening of October 12. We will spend a full day on October 22 concluding our trip before heading to the airport late that night.

We have some people confirmed, but there are more spots open. First come – first serve. Contact me via email for additional details and to make reservations:

Hope to see you in the Amazon!



Included in the costs:

Lodging for 10 days on a well-appointed, live aboard boat for up to 20 passengers. Each cabin sleeps 2 (bunk bed) with private bathroom/shower and air conditioning.

Daily meals freshly prepared on board and beverages (water, juice only)

Early morning and night excursions in canoes to observe wildlife

Visits to riverside communities

Visits to boto platforms

Transportation for Manaus city tour including fish market and opera house

Transportation to and from the airport on first and last day of scheduled trip

Conservation education-based presentations on board

Not included:

Airfare (arrive in Manaus on first day of trip and depart Manaus on final day—preferably late day/night)

Tourist Visa

Crew tip (~$150 USD)

Vaccinations (check CDC for updated requirements)

Bar tab (soft drinks, beer, etc.)    

*Prices are subject to change

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