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Eco-tour with Snorkeling in the Amazon

July 20th – August 2nd, 2009


In 2009 our 2nd Snorkeling trip will be from July 20th a Monday, to August 2nd a Sunday.
After the great success of our July 2008 snorkeling trip, we are offering another chance at
this great adventure in the Amazon in a 14-day/13-night trip where you will be able to drift
snorkel in the clear waters of a beautiful stream covered in underwater vegetation, true
underwater gardens.

This is a very special trip going more than 200 miles up the “Rio Negro” river to a clear
water stream ideal for snorkeling, On our way there we will take several canoe rides through
the rivers and flooded forest areas, swim in the tea colored waters of several rivers, take a
few walks through the jungle, visit natives in their huts and small villages, and the village of
“Novo Airao” where you can swim with the pink dolphins and visit the arts and crafts

Our boat the ‘OTTER’ is 88 feet long and 24,6 feet wide, has four decks, 8 double cabins
with large twin beds, one cabin with a double bed, individual air conditioning units in each
cabin, all with private bath, and hot water showers. On the first deck we have the command,
five passenger cabins, crew quarters, kitchen and service areas. On the second deck we have
four passenger cabins, a 350 square foot enclosed dining room, a small open veranda, and
service areas. On the third deck we have two covered verandas one in the front and one in the
back, one sun deck area with an outdoor Jacuzzi, showers, a bar, a toilet and a nice 250
square foot enclosed living room. The fourth is a 360° panoramic sun deck.
The clear waters of our last trip in July 2008

Over the last 22 years, Gilberto Castro, the organizer of our trip, besides the 2008 trip, has
led two underwater filming trips to this same stream for the Discovery Channel, 16 trips for
the Margaret Mee Foundation and 10 Botanical Illustration trips with Dulce Nascimento,
besides several other eco tours in the area and in the Pantanal and midwest Brasil.

The price is US$2,900 per person in a double cabin. The price includes transfers in Manaus
to and from the airport, all meals aboard, mineral water, excursions in the canoe, and walks
in the forest.

Not included in the price are: alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, personal and baggage
insurance, laundry, tips, snorkeling equipment, airline tickets and hotels.

If you are coming from abroad a valid passport will be required, as well as a VISA for
certain countries (such as the U.S.A., Canada, Australia, etc.).

For further information about the trip, payment, flight numbers, etc., please contact:
Gilberto Castro in Manaus, Brazil. Tel: (55-92) 9148-5957, e-mail
or Lorraine Kaminsky Martins in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil .Tel./Fax: (55-21) 2257-1510;

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