By the end of the first hours on board, M/V Desafio passengers feel at home in the heart of the Amazon. The cruise departs from Manaus, capital of the State of Amazonas, a city in the jungle that prospered during the rubber boom last century. This is visiting the Anavilhanas Archipelago, the largest river archipelago in the world and its "igarapes" (permanent river channels) and "igapos" (non-permanent river channels). Due to its acid waters, mosquitoes are practically nonexistent. Enjoy all activities in the jungle as well as a rich Amazonian cuisine served in the panoramic restaurant on the M/V Desafio!