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Manaus: Presidente Figueiredo Caves and Waterfalls Tour

1. Manaus: Presidente Figueiredo Caves and Waterfalls Tour

Your adventure starts at your hotel at 8:00AM, from where you will take to the road. You will drive north for about 1.5 hours, after which you will eventually arrive to the municipality of Presidente Figueiredo. Once your reach the Iracema Park, you will start a 20-minute jungle walk to reach a breath taking scenery while also developing an understanding of the Amazon Jungle. During your hike, walk through one of the most beautiful grottos in Brazil that was the setting for many films and documentaries and see the fauna and flora of this remarkable region. Enjoy a relaxing swim at a big and beautiful waterfall, visit the grottos, and see the Amazon jungle. Following your cave exploration, you will visit a restaurant by the rapids of Urubuí where you will enjoy a lunch consisting of delicious fish and other delicacies from the region. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a refreshing break at the Sanctuary Waterfall until it is eventually time to head back to Manaus. You will later arrive back to your hotel at around 5:00PM.

From Manaus: One-Day Amazon Jungle Experience

2. From Manaus: One-Day Amazon Jungle Experience

Start your day with pickup from your hotel at approximately 8:00 AM. Drive west from Manaus for about one and a half hours until you reach the Ubin lake where your host will be waiting for you. Take a speedboat heading towards the jungle to begin a 2-hour trek. Learn more about Amazonian fauna and flora, medicinal plants, and jungle survival techniques.  From this walk, visit a project for the protection of pink river dolphins. Learn about these beautiful and friendly creatures, and the conservation efforts underway to protect them. Take the unique opportunity to enter the water to interact with them. Visit the host’s home and enjoy a delicious lunch with his family. Learn more about the local people’s culture and Amazonian history in general. Next, enjoy a boat ride through the flooded forest to go piranha fishing and catch these famous ferocious water beasts. As night falls embark on a search for alligators and other reclusive nocturnal wildlife species. Return to the road and head back to Manaus, arriving at your hotel at approximately 8:00 PM.

From Manaus: Amazonian Waterfalls and Caves Full-Day Tour

3. From Manaus: Amazonian Waterfalls and Caves Full-Day Tour

Explore the paradise of Presidente Figueiredo on a full-day tour from Manaus. Swim in a stunning waterfall, visit incredible caves, and get in touch with nature as you hike through the beautiful Amazon rainforest. After pickup at 7:00 AM/7:30 AM, travel along highway 174 to the Maruaga Caves Park where your tour begins.  Hike through diverse landscapes as you admire the trees, vines, and native birds. After approximately 2 kilometers, you'll reach the entrance to a giant sandstone cave that is covered by waterfall for part of the year. Enter the cave to see markings made by former residents, keeping a look out for the local wildlife.  Continue through the cave system, sometimes wading through water, to reach the fantastic Judea Cave where you can swim in the waterfall. Afterwards, return to the vehicle and drive to Urubuí to see the stunning rapids that cut through the city. Stop for bathing, and to enjoy a lunch of fish or roast beef with a soft drink.  After lunch, visit either the Santuário Waterfalls or Iracema Waterfall, some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the region. Swim and relax by the falls, surrounded by beautiful scenery. At the end of the day, return to Manaus with unforgettable memories of your experience.

Manaus: Amazon Rainforest Panoramic Airplane Flight

4. Manaus: Amazon Rainforest Panoramic Airplane Flight

Delight in a panoramic airplane flight above the Amazon Rainforest. Admire views of beautiful primary forest, with its high trees and birds, that stretches over the landscape like an enormous green carpet. After pickup from your accommodation in Manaus, transfer to your flight departure place. From there, take off on a 30 or 60-minute flight, depending on the option you choose. Head upstream along the Negro River in the direction of the Anavilhanas Archipelago, a gigantic river archipelago that is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Feel like you are in a huge puzzle as you cross the archipelago, and spot at least 9 jungle lodges and small villages as you go. In the dry season (June – October/November), it's also possible to see white sandy beaches that form alongside the islands in the archipelago. After your flight, enjoy convenient drop-off back at your accommodation in Manaus.

Manaus: Amazon Jungle Half-Day Walking Tour

5. Manaus: Amazon Jungle Half-Day Walking Tour

To begin this 4-hour program, you'll be picked up at your hotel in Manaus at 07:30 and then travel by motorized canoe for a few kilometers to the jungle. When you arrive in the Amazon rainforest you’ll be met by an experienced guide who will lead you on an educational jungle walking tour for about 3 hours. During the walk the guide will teach you about medicinal plants and the trees of the Amazon rainforest. The high altitude of the area means that you’ll see different plant life, bigger trees and a denser forest. See a variety of the rainforest’s wildlife as well, such as scorpions, spiders, snakes and more.

From Manaus: Tucandeira Ants Tribe Ritual Full Day Trip

6. From Manaus: Tucandeira Ants Tribe Ritual Full Day Trip

This event is performed as a form of male initiation. You will leave from Manaus at 9:00 AM for a 1 hour car journey to the Parana of Ariau. Then, travel by speed boat for 45 minutes to the Trible Sateré Mawé at 11 AM. At 12:00 PM, enjoy a simple lunch of rice, flour, ants, and salad. This lunch is typical to the region. At 1:00 PM, listen to an explanation of the traditional indigenous pharmacy, including natural medication made with the leaves and bark of trees. At 2:00 PM, the tourists will help the indians to find the famous ants, or tucandeiras.' At 3:00 PM, start the presentation. Please feel welcome to film, take photos, and participate in a traditional dance. At 4:00 PM, return to Manaus, and arrive at 6:00 PM.

Amazon Jungle 3-Hour Tree Climbing Activity

7. Amazon Jungle 3-Hour Tree Climbing Activity

Head to the heart of the Amazon rainforest to experience a magical world of ancient trees, some rising higher than 70 meters, and the amazing jungle ecosystem. The spectacular trees are surrounded by exotic flowers, birds and a great abundance of wildlife found only in this tropical rainforest. Trees that are chosen for this 3-hour activity have been inspected and the climbing parts have been carefully selected. You’ll have a bilingual guide to lead you through this adventure. The guide is well trained in the use of the equipment and will ensure that you are always safe and secure. By the end of this unique activity you’re certain to have even more respect for this fragile ecosystem.

From Manaus: Presidente Figueiredo Waterfalls Daytrip

8. From Manaus: Presidente Figueiredo Waterfalls Daytrip

After being picked up from your hotel in Manaus, venture deep into Amazon jungle on a 1-day excursion. Start the tour by marveling at the incredible cascade of water at the Presidente Figueiredo waterfalls. Go inside the Gruta do Refugio cave, a captivating natural formation home to native wildlife such as alligators, turtles, fish, and bats. Explore the stunning cave, swim in the refreshing water, and learn about the area’s ecology from your professional guide. A shallow stream runs through the entire cave, providing a serene background for your expedition. Outside, beautiful waterfalls transport you to a jungle paradise straight out of a dream. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant which is included in the price of the tour. At the end of the trip, enjoy a convenient return transfer back to your hotel in Manaus.

Amazonas: Boat Ride with a Local Amazonian

9. Amazonas: Boat Ride with a Local Amazonian

See over a hundred houses floating on a lake, built on logs of a local tree that lasts for over 50 years in the water. Visit a "Pirarucu" fish farm, navigate through the flooded forest, known as "Igapó" and discover the phenomenon of two rivers meeting together. Enjoy beautiful scenery, while passing by boat at the same level of the canopy of some trees, with rivers reaching over 15 meters high. Visit a "Pirarucu" fish farm of the largest fish, reaching over two meters long and as heavy 250 kilos. Play with these river monsters with a fishing rod (without hook, so you don't harm them) and have fun, while feeling the power of their bite. Marvel at one of the most impressive and intriguing world phenomenons, when two rivers, so different in color, velocity, temperature and density run side by side without mixing their waters. Be invited to touch the waters, while passing from one river to the other and feel the clear difference of temperature. Return to your hotel after this great experience, with unforgettable memories.

Manaus: Amazon River Stand-Up Paddle

10. Manaus: Amazon River Stand-Up Paddle

The Rio Negro Tarumã, or Amazon Black River, is part of the world’s largest river basin that’s the source of one-fifth of all free-flowing fresh water on earth. Its rainforests are the planet’s largest and most luxuriant and play host to 10 percent of the known species on earth. Home to nearly 40,000 plant species, the Amazon sustains the world’s richest diversity of birds, freshwater fish and butterflies. Your 2-hour activity begins with a pick-up at your Manaus hotel. From there you’ll be transferred to Rio Tarumã for your stand-up paddling class. A life vest is provided, and the water’s not deep, so you’ll be safe even if you can’t swim!

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What people are saying about Amazonas

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 30 reviews

Wilton is a great guide and has her own little boat. He knows and loves his city and the Amazon region. The tour with him is much better than with organized large groups. He knows people everywhere and shows the peculiarities. He is a professional, totally trustworthy guide. He also speaks English, I can't judge how well, because we spoke Portuguese.

The tour is definitely recommended. I saw a lot of the rainforest and was able to observe many wild animals. The activities were super interesting and very well organized. The guide was really great, very experienced and he explained everything very well.

Great trip which has to be in the top of trips list in Manaus. The nature is much more beautiful than Amazon jungle and guide (Mr. Milton) is an amazing guide with fluent english. he explained all inquiries and made the trip non-forgetable.

Highly recommend the tour with Milton, anytime again.

I loved the experience. Very unusual and exciting.