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  • Amazonas: Boat Ride with a Local Amazonian

    1. 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 t...

  • From Manaus: 3 or 4-Day Rio Negro & Anavilhanas River Cruise

    2. From Manaus: 3 or 4-Day Rio Negro & Anavilhanas River Cruise

    This boat was built using traditional Amazon techniques. It is 50 feet long and almost 10 feet tall. It has 2 bathrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen, 1 cabin with 2 twin beds and plenty of space to tie a hammock. The second floor is used for meals and observation only, but guests can also tie a hammock there. The boat accommodates a maximum of 15 people in hammocks and 2 people sleeping in the cabin. During the 3 or 4-day cruise (depending on which option you pick), the local crew will prepare typical Amazon dishes for your meals. You can enjoy sunset cocktails on the upper deck while listening to the amazing sounds of the Amazon jungle. At the stops along the route, native English-speaking guides will show you the amazing variety of the Amazon’s wildlife. Day 1: After a hotel pick-up in Manaus, enjoy a boat tour to Janauri Ecological Park and a jungle hike where you can spot huge Samauma tr...

    Despite being the only person on this particular tour, I had an incredible time. At first the tour seemed a bit slow as it takes quite a long time to get away from Manaus city to where the activities are, but once we were there everything was so great. Leo’s team - Aldinei, Raymond and Antonio - really went the extra mile to make the experience once in a lifetime, even including activities not included in the official itinerary (as the river was too low to see the giant water lilies). The food was really good - all fresh water fish from the river. It is quite rustic overall - the boat is not a floating hotel - but if you enjoy camping and outdoor activities it is a wonderful time. I highly recommend this tour.

  • 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 o...

    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!

  • Manaus: Piranha Fishing and Alligator Watch Evening Tour

    4. 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 ca...

    the guide was very nice, although we didn't see big alligators, he picked up a friend who catched two baby alligators. Although is didn't last for 5 hours, as mentioned, but only 4, ok. The only inconvenience was that the guide didn't know English, and in the booking details was written about a bilingual guide. Overall a nice experience, I would recommend it.

  • From Manaus: Amazon River Half-Day Tour

    5. From Manaus: Amazon River Half-Day Tour

    Start with pickup from your hotel and travel head by car to the port. Jump on board a comfortable and fast boat to see the port of Manaus and its surroundings.  Visit the famous Meeting of Waters, an impressive phenomenon where two rivers run side by side without mixing their waters. Your professional guide will explain the reason for this unique occurrence. Head to the floating village where the houses, school, churches, bars, and restaurants are built on logs that float on the lake.  Disembark at a floating fish farm and have an encounter with the largest species of freshwater fish in the world, the famous pirarucu. Play with them with a fishing rod without hooks.  Hop back on the boat and ride upstream towards the Januari Lake, notable for its abundance of waterlilies. Cross a suspended walkway which is as high as the canopy of the trees, where you will spot the largest species of ...

    Joao was an excellent guide and is quite knowledgeable about the rivers and other aspects of the tour. He was very flexible with our schedule and did not rush anything. Very friendly too.

  • From Manaus: Rio Negro & Anavilhanas 3 or 4-Day River Cruise

    6. From Manaus: Rio Negro & Anavilhanas 3 or 4-Day River Cruise

    Visit several natural landmarks, experience the local way of life, get to know the most important ecosystem in the world, the Amazon Rainforest, and understand a little bit more about the culture, history, and lifestyle of this region on your Amazonian adventure. Day – 1 Get picked up from your hotel and transferred to the Manaus port where you will board your boat. First, head to the famous Meeting of Waters about 20 kilometers downstream. From there, travel onwards to January Lake traveling through one of the many streams that can be found in the region.  Enjoy lunch on board and then go for a short hike to see the water-lilies. Leave in a smaller boat to fish for piranha and spot some cayman when it gets dark. Afterward, return to the main boat and travel upriver to Jaraqui, where you will spend the night on board. Day – 2 Rise at dawn to see the sunrise, and maybe even spot some lo...

  • Manaus: 2-Day River Tour With Overnight Stay

    7. Manaus: 2-Day River Tour With Overnight Stay

    On the first day, you'll start around at around 8:00 AM, being picked up from your accommodation and then heading to the port. Here, you'll take a boat and head off for a full day of activities. One of the many highlights of the first day is the meeting of the waters from the Negro and Solimões rivers.  You'll get to visit the floating village of Catalão and the Pirarucu fish farm (the biggest freshwater fish with scales). See the lake with water lilies, go piranha fishing, and, depending on the season, ride through the flooded forests. Learn about a different way of life as you visit an indigenous tribe, go on a night excursion looking for caymans, and then spend the night in a local river dweller's home. On the second day, start early in the morning to see the sunrise and go for a nature walk. At 8:00 AM, you'll go trekking in the jungle and learn about survival techniques. See the a...

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What people are saying about Manaus

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

We enjoyed the excursion very much. The organization is at the highest level. We contacted the guide before the start of the tour and clarified all the important nuances. Due to the restrictions due to the pandemic, we did not visit all the planned places, but thanks to our guide, the trip turned out to be as rich and interesting as possible. The guide was very attentive and patient. I told a lot of interesting things. The food was delicious home-style. In two days we saw all the most important and interesting! We were very, very satisfied!

It’s amazing experience to piranha fishing , tour guide is full experience and full of patience . it’s not only piranha and crocodile , there have belonging beautiful star night and firefly surrounding beside the tree, if you lucky enough you can see the owl is standing on the tree . I’m so satisfied with half day alligator tour, highly recommended !

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!

Joao was an excellent guide and is quite knowledgeable about the rivers and other aspects of the tour. He was very flexible with our schedule and did not rush anything. Very friendly too.

Everything went as planned. Much better than the similar ship bought excursion. No negative comments at all.