Swallows and Amazons Tours - About Us
Swallows and Amazons is a Brazilian adventure tour company run by the husband and wife team of Tania and Mark Aitchison with a head office in Orleans, Massachusetts, USA and a field office in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. In 2022 Swallows and Amazons is celebrating 30 years of dedicated service to the adventure traveler seeking authentic and responsible tour experiences the Brazilian Amazon. Besides offering traditional hotel, airport transfer and city tour services in Manaus city, Swallows and Amazons specializes in high quality, small group, river and rainforest tours of the Brazilian Amazon beyond this historic city of Manaus (Amazonas state). Our specialties include these tour products:
The backbone of Swallows and Amazons has always been our classic riverboat tours. Traveling on the Amazon and Negro rivers and through the Anavilhanas Archipelago National Park (an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2003) travelers enjoy basic comforts in a regional riverboat complete with captain, cook and guide. Facilities include bathroom and shower, hammocks or day beds, kitchen, dining area and observation deck. Longer riverboat tours feature destinations such as Jaú National Park (an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000), the Branco River and the town of Barcelos.
Since 2002 Swallows and Amazons has been offering tours aboard houseboats with cabins, beds and air-conditioning*. This kind of boat offers travelers the additional comfort they require at prices comparable to our riverboat tours. All-inclusive tour programs begin every Monday (3 and 6 days) and every Wednesday (4 days) to explore the middle Amazon River and lower Negro River.