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Manaus: Full-Day Tour on the Amazon River

1. Manaus: Full-Day Tour on the Amazon River

Spend a day in the Amazon, the world’s largest river basin and the source of one-fifth of all free-flowing fresh water on Earth. Its rainforests are the planet’s largest and most luxuriant, and home to – amazingly – one in ten of Earth's known species. Containing nearly 40,000 plant species, the Amazon sustains the world’s richest diversity of birds, freshwater fish and butterflies. One of the world’s last refuges for jaguars, harpy eagles and pink dolphins, its thousands of tree species are home to southern two-toed sloths, pygmy marmosets and Goeldi’s monkeys. Your tour will begin with a pick-up at your Manaus hotel, or airport. From there you will enjoy a boat cruise to Lake January to see the meeting of the waters at Negro and Amazon Rivers. Switch to canoes and enter the waterway for dolphin observation and to visit the famous Victoria Regia water lilies. Sail by speedboat to an indigenous village, where you will interact with the indigenoue peoples of the Dessanos and Tucanos. Visit a jungle pharmacy and watch villagers going about their daily activities. Meet the shaman of the tribe, and see and purchase lovely handmade indigenous handicrafts.

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From Manaus: Presidente Figueiredo Waterfalls Daytrip

2. 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.

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From Manaus: One-Day Amazon Jungle Experience

3. 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.

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Manaus: Presidente Figueiredo Caves and Waterfalls Tour

4. 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.

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Amazon Jungle 3-Hour Tree Climbing Activity

5. 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.

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From Manaus: Amazonian Waterfalls and Caves Full-Day Tour

6. 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.

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Manaus: Amazonas Jungle Trek & Anavilhanas Archipelago

7. Manaus: Amazonas Jungle Trek & Anavilhanas Archipelago

Get picked at your hotel at 8:30 AM in the morning, and be driven by a motorized canoe for few kilometers from Manaus. Arrive in the jungle and go on an educational jungle walking tour for about 3 hours. During the walk, your guide will teach you about medicinal plants and the trees of the Amazon rainforest. The high altitude means different plant life, bigger trees, and dense forest. See the cast flora and fauna of the Amazon Rainforest, like scorpions, spiders, snakes and so on.  Then, visit the Anavilhanas Archipelago, which is the biggest and largest freshwater archipelago in the world. The Anavilhanas Archipelago is found on the Rio Negro, 70 kilometers upstream from Manaus where the Rio Solimoes and Rio Negro join as one river. At its widest, the river is measured at 27 kilometers wide. Later, lunch can be prepared depending on the season on the beach, in the jungle during the trek or, if rainy, can be prepared in the floating house. Experiment with local food fish “Peacock Bass or Tambaqui” with the famous manioc and rice. Arrive back in Manaus at 4:30 PM.

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Manaus: Piranha Fishing and Alligator Watch Evening Tour

8. Manaus: Piranha Fishing and Alligator Watch Evening Tour

A tour combining piranha fishing and alligator spotting is a good option for those who want to enjoy an exciting and authentic Amazon experience. This adventure begins at the river terminal in Manaus, where you will board the boat bound for the coast of Iranduba. On the journey you will explore more of Manaus including the palafitas (stilt houses), the landscape, the local fishermen, and the ribeirinhos (native people). Upon arrival in Iranduba, you will look for a good place to go piranha fishing. The Solimões River is much richer in fish that the Rio Negro and you are likely to catch various types of catfish. Here you can enjoy fishing with a rod made of bamboo and learn how the native Caboclos people fish. When it starts to get dark, you will head off in search of alligator. The naturalist guide will do his best to capture an alligator with his bare hands so you can take a close look at the fascinating animal. After providing information about the alligator, the instructor will then return the animal back to its natural habitat.

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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.

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From Manaus: Negro River Half-Day Trip

10. From Manaus: Negro River Half-Day Trip

Your trip begins with a pickup from your hotel. Head to the marina where a boat will be waiting for you. Depart upstream on the Negro River to visit an indigenous tribe that came from the border with Colombia and still keep their traditions, language, and rituals. Learn from them about their lifestyle and watch as they demonstrate their traditional rituals. Afterwards, visit a project that takes care of the freshwater pink dolphins. Have the chance to enter the water and touch these amazing docile creatures. Be sure to take photos of this unforgettable moment. Dolphins frequent this location because of the care and friendliness of the locals. Enjoy the rest of your trip on a beautiful, white sand, and warm water beach of the Negro River.

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What people are saying about Manaus

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 30 reviews

It was absolutely amazing! The tour was exactly as it's been promised n even better. The weather was ok in the beginning but as it seemed that is going to change I asked my guide Milto, I believe his name, to start from the dolphins as that was and my priority and he agreed. In general the guide was very informative, flexible, calm n fluent jn English! He didn't mind to extend the 4 hours that the tour was supposed to take and drive us as smooth as possible through the waves because on our way back there was a storm. I totally recommend the tour with this guide who actually is running a private business in Amazon so he knows how to treat tourists.

This was my favorite tour I did of the Amazon. I saw some gorgeous plants, some fascinating animals, and the tour guide was great. You will definitely see bats and enjoy swimming with some fish. Bring clothes that are easy to change in or wear your swimsuit under! The only comment I would have would be to request the tour use a more environmental food place. The place they take you to serves animal products and animal products are highly destructive to the planet. With a plant based restaurant or at least plant based food for everyone on the tour I would say this tour was perfect.

It’s been an extraordinary day in Amazonia with Milton. We saw beautiful waterfalls, walked through the jungle and also saw couple caves. We made so many beautiful pictures and also made many unforgettable memories. Bug thanks to our amazing guide

Milton was awesome. Very knowledgeable and very accommodating. He also cares about the community which is wonderful to see. He adjusted the trip to our wishes and made the whole experience very enjoyable. I would highly recommend him!

One of the best tours ive ever been to. Truly an amazing experience. When im back in Manaus I will book with the same company again. Thank you so much Amazon Private Tours!