Silversea Expedition Cruises To Rio Balaio

Rio Balaio

The Amazon rises annually, overflowing its main channel. We will launch the zodiacs to explore the floodplains at the Rio Balaio. With high water levels, small boats can easily travel around the wetland system. A scattering of local people live around the waterway, dependent on canoes and small wooden vessels for movement. Islands of vegetation are magnets for birds. Watch for flying parrots, both small and large, and the occasional birds of prey. View more

On the ground look for Black-bellied Whistling-ducks, the Jabiru Stork and the Horned Screamer (yes, that is a bird!). Larger areas of trees support a variety of forest birds and monkeys. Monkeys love the trees but seldom travel on the ground and generally hate the water and avoid swimming. The large rivers of the Amazon Basin have acted as barriers for many species. The monkeys we are most likely to see are Squirrel Monkeys which energetically move about the trees in small groups. Howler Monkeys are larger than most monkeys and sit in the trees and howl, loudly. You always hear the distinctive call before seeing them. Fishing is important for locals seeking protein. Fish thrive in the Amazon waters. The sheer size of the Amazon Basin and the variety of habitats has allowed a huge diversity of fish to evolve, with 1500 species having been recorded in the vast catchment. The best way to appreciate the fish is to watch the locals catch them or see the catch at their settlements or on the way to a local market (the biggest got away).

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  • Departure
    Apr 04 2022
  • Duration
    21 Days
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    Silver Wind
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Excursions in Rio Balaio

Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition team

We will take our Zodiacs today to sail along the Balaio River in the state of Amazonas, in what is known as the Amazon Biome. We will see how the different ethnic groups have made a living in this area while looking out for Howler Monkeys, White-bellied Spider Monkeys, Cock-of-the-Rock, Kingfishers and Grey-winged Trumpeteer.

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“Voyage of a lifetime” does not even begin to describe a Silversea Expedition experience. Imagine the comfort and intimacy of our ships, coupled with the most intriguing, far-flung destinations on earth. With over 590 destinations on all 7 continents, this is expedition cruising at its finest. Our uniquely curated itineraries with excursions adapted to individual ability and interest cater to all, while our knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts lead the way. Butler service, highest crew to guest ration in the industry and all-inclusivity make a Silversea Expedition cruise like nothing you have ever experienced.