Journey through beautiful Mother Earth’ s natural garden and experience a slice of paradise on Earth with Belo on our Belo Shabono boat. Our rustic boat cruises offer a serene feeling that can only found in the Amazon. In a short time, you will call this place home and become more mindful and more connected – more connected to yourself, to mother nature…and to each other.
Belo Shabono is an authentic wooden boat that was custom built by local craftsmen with a focus on sustainability. It was created with a classic Brazilian Amazonian design, offering vintage style and modern amenities that minimize the impact on our environment. Our special details and unique features create an atmosphere of warmth, coziness, and peace. Get ready to be welcomed by the soft harmony of our regional birds, the calming of the infinite rivers, and the beauty and soul of our indigenous people. This is a spiritual expedition – a true Amazonian experience.
We will primarily navigate on the black waters, appropriately called the Rio Negro (black river), and its gorgeous lakes where the acidic water prevents mosquitoes from developing. Our excursions consist of kayaking and canoeing on the river, walking in the rainforest, visiting local villages, and learning about the history and culture of the rainforest. We will get to know the local creatures – swimming with pink dolphins, watching sloths in the trees, searching for alligators in the night, early morning fishing for piranhas. These experiences are curated by our bilingual, naturalist guides who accompany us and help us uncover the fascinating wonders of the region.
Dining with Belo Shabono is a truly gastronomic experience made with local ingredients, fruits, and fishes. Creating a comprehensive and delicious menu, our personal cooks curate the best Brazilian cuisines to meet each passenger’s needs. There will also be plenty of time to relax with coffee or tea, or a glass of select South American wine or local beer. Spend your free time enjoying each other’s company and being mesmerized by nature and the remarkable sunsets.
Belo offers a superb Amazon river cruise perfect for a small gathering, a family cruise, or a couple wanting a private, special experience in the Amazon. The boat has one cabin with two beds and air conditioning; however, hammocks are always an option to make your experience a very authentic one.
Get ready for the experience of a lifetime with Belo!