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Manaus: Amazon Tour at Juma Floating Lodge 2,3,4 or 5-Day

1. Manaus: Amazon Tour at Juma Floating Lodge 2,3,4 or 5-Day

Day One: At 8:00 AM you are transferred from your hotel to the Ceasa port where a speed boat takes tourists to the meeting of the waters, the point where the Rio Negro and Solimões River meet. From there you are taken to the Careiro Village on the other side of the Solimões River. The excursion continues by car (van) for about one hour to Mamori River.  A final trip by speedboat takes you to the lodge, arriving there at approximately 11:30 AM. At 3:00 PM the activities begin. Leave the lodge by canoe for dolphin and bird watching, piranha fishing, and end the day watching a spectacular sunset around 6:30 PM, and then head back to the lodge for dinner. At night you will enjoy a thrilling experience of Cayman spotting. Day two: At 5:30 AM, you are taken by canoe to watch the sunrise of a new day in the Amazon rainforest. Return to the lodge around 7:00 AM for breakfast. Shortly after, you will do a jungle trek that takes up the rest of the morning. During the walk, much is learned about medicinal plants, trees, insects such as spiders and there is even a chance of seeing monkeys. If the 2-day option is booked, after lunch, return to Manaus at about 1:30 PM, arriving there at about 4:30 PM. If the 3, 4 or 5-day option is booked, the afternoon activity starts at 3:00 PM. A canoeing adventure in the flooded forest and small channels. Spend some hours quietly passing through the exuberant Amazon jungle while observing the flora and fauna explained to you by native guides. After dinner, go out on a motorized boat for the Night Safari, where there will be a good chance to spot some wildlife along the river and small channels in the Amazon. Day Three: From 8:00 AM-11:00 AM, visit the home of a local family to learn about their simple but fantastic way of life in the forest. Return to the lodge for lunch, if the 3-day option is booked, and depart for Manaus at approximately 1:30 PM, arriving at approximately 4:30 PM. If the 4 or 5-day option is booked, after lunch, take the chance to explore the small channels and spot some birds, monkeys, Caymans, and dolphins. Optionally, take the chance to learn about the nocturnal life by staying overnight in the forest, with a chance of spearfishing. Day four: Learn survival techniques and plenty of facts about the forest. Have the opportunity to spearfish, trek, and canoe. Return to the lodge, where lunch is served. If the 4-day option is booked, leave for Manaus after lunch, and arrive at around 4:30 PM. If the 5-day option is booked, prepare yourself to camp out in the woods and spend the night in the forest escorted by a professional guide. Day five: Return to the lodge at around 11:00 AM. After enjoying lunch, leave the lodge and head back to Manaus.

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Manaus: Piranha Fishing and Alligator Watch Evening Tour

2. 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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From Manaus: Negro River Half-Day Trip

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

4. 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 local birds and river dolphins. Breakfast will be served when you get back to the boat. Then, head off on a hike through the jungle, where you will learn about local flora and fauna and some medicinal plants from your guide. After a 2.5-hour walk, return to the main boat for lunch. Then, make your way to the Anavilhanas Archipel. In the afternoon, get a closer look at the archipelagos and see some local wildlife, such as birds and monkeys. Once back on board, travel downstream to your resting place for the night. Day – 3 Enjoy breakfast on board as the boat travels downstream towards an indigenous community territory where you will be greeted with a welcome dance before having a tour of the land. Then enjoy the opportunity to swim with dolphins before being served lunch once back on board. Make your way back to Manaus in the afternoon where a driver will be waiting to transport you back to your hotel or the airport. If you have chosen the 4-day option, visit a local family's house in the morning and get to know a little more about their lifestyle and learn about the manioc making process. Camp in the jungle overnight.  Day – 4 Early in the morning, enjoy another hike in the jungle as you learn more about the Amazon Rainforest from your guide. Once back on the boat, enjoy breakfast on board as the boat travels downstream towards an indigenous community territory where you will be greeted with a welcome dance before having a tour of the land. Then enjoy the opportunity to swim with dolphins before being served lunch once back on board. Make your way back to Manaus in the afternoon where a driver will be waiting to transport you back to your hotel or the airport.

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Manaus: Amazon River Stand-Up Paddle

5. 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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From Manuas: Full-Day River Tour

6. From Manuas: Full-Day River Tour

Start your day with a pickup from your hotel at approximately 8:00 AM. Drive west from Manaus to a comfortable boat waiting for you. First, make a visit to an indigenous tribe to see a performance of their traditional ritual. Next, 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. Explore a beautiful beach of white sand and warm waters before enjoying lunch on a floating restaurant, complete with a buffet and natural juice.  After lunch, visit a lake full of water lilies for some fantastic photo opportunities. Marvel at a village on stilts, a typical style of construction along the Amazon. Get to know a floating village and visit a Pirarucu fish farm containing the largest freshwater fish in the world. Try your luck at catching some of these giant beauties before passing the meeting of rivers. Get dropped off back at your hotel around 5 PM.

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What people are saying about Manaus

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.

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!

Excellent day with a very nice guide who knows his subject well. Very rewarding visits on all levels: Amazonian forest, meeting of waters, people ... the buffet lunch was very varied and everything was good.

Very friendly and close guide, very complete excursion with many activities. We really enjoyed the experience!