Tour includes: Airport transfers IN/OUT, 2 nights Saint Paul Hotel (Manaus city center) + 5 nights all-inclusve boat tour (w/ private a/c cabin, all meals w/ mineral water & juices, daily hiking and canoeing and cultural activities, and professional English-speaking guide).
Please enquire if you are interestd in a shorter OR longer tour.
We also offer specialty tours such as sport-fishing, bird-watching, trekking & camping, canoeing/kayaking & camping, and local family stays at our Negro River Lodge.
Tour includes: Airport transfers IN/OUT, 2 nghts Go Inn Hotel (Manaus city center) + 5 nights all-inclusive boat tour (w/ hammocks, all meals w/ mineral water & juices, daily hiking and canoeing and cultural activities, and professional English-speaking guide).
* 2 adults minimum required for confirmation
(discounts available for additional adults, students, and children
NOT included: air travel to/from Manaus (Brazil), tourist visas (required), tips, alcohol and personal necessities.
Local Guides and Staff
Apart from our unique approach to experiencing the Amazon aboard a classic Houseboat or Riverboat, what distinguishes our established tour company is our dependence upon local guides and staff. All our guides, boat captains, cooks and crew are from Manaus and the Negro River region of the Brazilian state of Amazonas and have worked with us for years. They may not ALL speak English but your happiness and safety is their number one priority.
(photo at left shows guide Anand Pooran)
Mark Aitchison (US citizen- born London, England) and Tania Aitchison (US citizen- born Manaus, Brazil)
started Swallows and Amazons Tours in 1992 after they met and married. Mark and Tania divide their time between homes in the United States (Cape Cod, Massachusetts) and Brazil (Manaus, Amazonas). The Aitchisons have 2 adult daughters and 3 young grandsons.
Swallows and Amazons...delivered all that they had promised.The boat crew was phenomenal. The experience of slowly motoring up the vastness of the flooded forest of the Rio Negro (the largest northern tributary of the Amazon system) is unforgettable. Anyone interested in this kind of experience can do no better.
Sierra Vista, AZ
National Park Service (Retired)
We struck gold with Swallows and Amazons. We had the adventure of a lifetime . Anand the guide was top drawer. We didn’t want to be on a conveyor belt on the Amazon river and we were delighted that our experience was far from that! Mark Aitchison was super-efficient and accommodating and excellent at allaying our fears and doubts about the trip.
Mark and Jess Simpson
(Brits living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Mark Aitchison, the owner of S&A Tours, is an experienced Amazon guide and longtime tour operator, has the best contacts, strong reputation and provided excellent support during the planning and booking process. His houseboat and crew...were outstanding in terms of safety, comfort, and cleanliness. We highly recommend Swallows and Amazons Tours.