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From Manaus: 2, 3, 4 or 5-Day Jungle Tour at Tucan Lodge

1. From Manaus: 2, 3, 4 or 5-Day Jungle Tour at Tucan Lodge

Day 1: At 8 AM, you will be picked up from your hotel and transported to the Port of Ceasa, where you’ll board a boat to see the magnificent confluence of the waters at the junction of the Rio Negro and The Amazon rivers. From there, you will be taken to the small floating village of Catalao, where you will see up close the giant-scaled Pirarucu (Arapaima Gigas). You’ll have the chance to see and feed this giant fish of the Amazon. The trip will continue for 1.5 hours by car on the highway to Ubim Lake. Continue by speed boat on a 30 to 50-minute ride (depending on the level of the waters during the time of year of your visit). Arriving at the lodge, you will be welcomed with refreshments as your accommodation is prepared. At noon, lunch is served. Afterward, there is a little time to relax and to prepare things for the activities of this first day. At 2:30 PM the group will depart in a motorized canoe for piranha fishing, bird watching, and a wonderful sunset from the middle of the river. Back at the lodge, dinner will be served at 7 PM. After dinner, depart again by motorized canoe, this time to spot Cayman. Your guide, using only his bare hands, will capture a Cayman and explain this most-feared animal of the Amazonian rivers. There will be opportunities to get great photos of this beautiful creature. Day 2: Between 5:30 AM - 6:30 AM, board a small canoe to witness nature waking up with the first rays of the sun. Marvel as the silence is slowly broken by the songbirds and creatures that call this area home. At 7 AM breakfast is served at the lodge. From 8 AM - 11:30 AM, embark on a jungle trek as your guide explains about the flora, fauna, and medicinal plants found only in the Amazon. There is also a chance to observe spiders and other animals. At noon, head back to the Lodge for lunch. If you choose the 2-day trip, in the afternoon it will then be time to head back to your accommodation in Manaus. For longer trips, at 2:30 PM the group will depart to visit an indigenous community where you will attend an indigenous ritual celebration of dancing and singing. This is a great opportunity for photos and videos! Next, the group will visit the Vazea area of the Ariau River which is a great place to spot some wildlife including monkeys and birds. Afterward, return to the lodge arriving at 5:45 PM. Dinner is served at 7 PM. After dinner, the group will leave by motorboat for a night safari with a spotlight along the river banks looking for nocturnal creatures. Day 3: After breakfast, between 8 AM and 11 AM, explore local streams via kayak. Afterward, you’ll have the opportunity to not only see but swim with the dolphins, the wonderful and legendary mammals of the Amazonian rivers. This is also a fantastic opportunity to get once-in-a-lifetime photos and video. After your swim, head back to the lodge for a midday meal. If you have chosen the 3-day option, at 2:30 PM begin your journey back to Manaus with arrival scheduled at 4:30 PM. Your tour will conclude at your hotel or the airport. For longer tours, get prepared to camp for a night in the forest where you will sleep in hammocks with mosquito nets. Camping will give you a chance to show off your cooking skills as the food will be prepared by guests as well as guides. Learn some local legends and survival techniques such as finding water and food at dusk. Day 4: After breakfast in the forest, have a trek around the campsite. If you have chosen the 4-day option, return to the lodge by 11 AM and at 2 PM begin your journey back to Manaus. Arrive at around 4:30 PM where you will be taken to the airport or your hotel accommodation.If you have chosen the 5-day option, learn survival techniques and how to find food and water in the rainforest. You will also learn about the creatures that only come out at night, and hopefully be able to see some of these animals that only exist here, in the rainforest. You’ll also have an opportunity for some night trekking and wildlife spotting.  Day 5:  On the last day, return to the lodge in the morning, arriving at approximately 11 AM. Then, simply relax while lunch is prepared. At 2:30 PM, begin your journey back to Manaus with arrival scheduled at 4:30 PM. You tour will conclude at your hotel or the airport.

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Manaus: Full-Day Tour on the Amazon River

2. 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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Manaus: Amazon River Small Group Speedboat Tour with Lunch

3. Manaus: Amazon River Small Group Speedboat Tour with Lunch

Discover the landmarks of Manaus and the Amazon Rainforest on a full-day guided tour with a small or private group, including pickup and drop-off at hotels in Manaus. Select the option for a private tour to experience this day with friends and family only, or select a small group tour to meet other travelers. Start your day off with a hit: interacting with pink dolphins. Have the unforgettable experience of swimming with these playful and docile animals. Watch your dealer feed them in the water and learn about government agencies’ attempts to counter overhunting. Next, visit an indigenous village to learn about their culture and watch a presentation of their rituals, musical instruments, traditional dances, and songs of their culture. Purchase some souvenirs and listen to them tell you about their history and legends in this amazing encounter.   From there, head to the last stop of the first part of the tour: lunchtime in a floating restaurant. To get there, you’ll navigate through Igapo (flooded forest) by walking along a wooden walkway suspended over the lake. You might even get lucky and spot some sloths, birds, and monkeys. Enjoy a delicious lunch with an all-inclusive buffet with drinks, fruit salad, fish, and chicken.   After lunch, you’ll go sailing on the Amazon River to observe various villages and their characteristics, like houses built on stilts. Where the Negro River meets the Solimões River, stop for photos and an explanation of this natural phenomenon. Then, head to the Lake Catalan to visit a village of floating houses, schools, and churches. On this site, stop in at a floating farm that raises several species of fish.   Return to your starting point through the border of Manaus, visiting the Rio Negro Bridge, various neighborhoods, the historic center, the main harbor, and Adolfo Lisboa market. Depending on the time of the year and the weather, you may even have the time to stop in at one of the beaches along the way. This is sure to be an amazing day that will immerse you in the diverse ecology of the Amazon.

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

4. 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: Old City Guided Tour Plus Amazon River Boat Tour

5. Manaus: Old City Guided Tour Plus Amazon River Boat Tour

Learn about the history and culture of Manaus, Amazona's capital in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Then take a speedboat down the Amazon River to witness the Meeting of the Waters and a floating village.   You’ll be picked up from your hotel and drive to the historical center of "old Manaus." On a walking tour through town, notice the facades of the neoclassical buildings created during the rubber boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Visit the majestic Amazon Theatre opera house in the main square, and head to the market complex to see the three buildings known as the banana market, fish market, and municipal market. Check out the Rio Negro Palace, formerly a German rubber baron's residence that is now a museum. Next you will drive through the port and embark on a speedboat to witness the most impressive phenomenon of the Rio Negro and Amazon River, or Solimões River as it is called upstream, that run side by side without mixing their waters. Then venture to the floating village where all the houses, school, churches, bars, restaurants, and other structures are built on logs to float on the lake. Disembark at a floating fish farm and have an encounter with one of the biggest freshwater fish in the world, the famous pirarucu.   Get back in the boat for a nice ride upstream heading to Lake January, filled with giant waterlilies. Have a walk on a suspended walkway as high as the canopy of the trees, and see the sumaumeira, the biggest species of tree in the Amazon.

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Amazonas: Boat Ride with a Local Amazonian

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

7. 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: 2, 3, 4 or 5-Day Jungle Package at Amazon Boto Lodge

8. Manaus: 2, 3, 4 or 5-Day Jungle Package at Amazon Boto Lodge

Discover the Amazon Rainforest by staying at Amazon Boto Lodge, a Jungle Lodge with all activities and meals included. The lodge is located 120 kilometers south of Manaus in the lake Juma, which is an area surrounded by a beautiful virgin forest. The lodge was built on stilts in an isolated area in the jungle with a view to the lake and jungle. The lodge does not disrupt the natural environment, which is important for forest conservation. Stay in private suites with air-conditioning and bathrooms. The Lodge is a simple and clean place, perfect for small groups interested in exploring the Amazon Jungle. You won't be overrun by guests: the Lodge hosts no more than 18 persons a time. Lunch and dinner are generally regional fresh fish, chicken, beef, beans, salads, rice, vegetables, and fruits. At breakfasts, enjoy bread, cheese, eggs, coffee, milk, juice, tea, and fruit. Day 1: At 8:00 AM, you’ll be transferred from your hotel to the Caesa port where a speedboat will take you to the “meeting of the waters”, the point where the Rio Negro and Solimões River meet. From there, you’ll be taken to the Careiro Village on the other side of the Solimões River. This excursion continues by car or van for about 1 hour to Maçarico lake. A final trip by speedboat takes you to the lodge, arriving there at approximately noon.   At 3:00 PM, the day’s activities begin. Leave the lodge by canoe for dolphin and bird watching, as well as piranha fishing. End the day by observing a spectacular sunset around 6:30 PM before heading back to the Lodge for dinner. At night, go Cayman spotting, a truly thrilling experience. Day 2: At 5:30 AM, you’ll be taken by canoe to watch the sunrise in the Amazon rainforest. Return to the lodge for breakfast before heading out for a jungle trek that takes up the rest of the morning. During the walk, you’ll learn all about medicinal plants, trees, and insects—you might even see some monkeys. If the 2-day option is booked, after lunch, leave for Manaus at around 1:30 PM, arriving for about 4:30 PM. If the 3, 4 or 5-day option is booked, the afternoon activities start at 3:00 PM with a canoeing adventure in a flooded forest. From September to February, this activity is done by trekking. Spend a few hours quietly passing through the exuberant Amazon jungle while learning about the flora and fauna from your guide. After dinner, go out on a motorized boat for the Night Safari, where you’ll be likely to see some wildlife along the rivers and small channels.   Day 3: From 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM, visit the home of a local family to learn about their simple but wonderful way of life in the forest. Return to the Lodge for lunch. If the 3-day option is booked, after lunch you’ll leave for Manaus at about 1:30 PM for a 4:30 PM arrival.   If the 4 or 5-day option is booked, after lunch, go out to explore some more small channels and spot birds, monkeys, Caymans and dolphins. Optionally, learn about nocturnal wildlife by staying overnight in the forest and going spearfishing.   Day 4: After breakfast, go trekking in a different area where you’ll learn survival techniques and plenty of facts about the forest. Return to the Lodge for lunch. If the 4-day option is booked, leave for Manaus after lunch for a 4:30 PM arrival time. If the 5-day option is booked, prepare yourself to go out camping in the woods and spend the night in the forest with your guide.   Day 5: After breakfast, go on a canoe trip to explore and swim in the lake. Return to the lodge for lunch at about 11:00 AM. After enjoying lunch, leave the lodge and head back to Manaus.

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What people are saying about Meeting of Waters

Great experience, the tour was very well organized, all the activities were professionally done. The meeting of the waters was impressive, the lunch and the show unexpected good, the Visit and interaction with indigenous people were unforgettable. The tour guide, Neto, is knowledgeable, pleasant and friendly. However the English explanations were limited. But still OK. Highly recommended.

Unique experience !!!good organised from the first time!!!with the best local guide..that knows the Amazon so well!!! •clean room! •perfect floating hotel! •very good food! •kind people! Marcos and Osmar thank you so much for that unique moments!!!!

The tour is goof. We had a wonderful day. We visited the meeting of the waters. Played with pink dophin. Visited an indigenous village, and dance with the them.

Really good guide in Milton Fernandes made the trip very enjoyable, informative and interesting. Able to all answer questions and would recommend him highly.

Great tour with Milton, we got to see Manaus on land and by boat. Excellent trip!!