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Manaus: 2, 3 or 4-Day Amazon Jungle Tour in Anaconda Lodge

1. Manaus: 2, 3 or 4-Day Amazon Jungle Tour in Anaconda Lodge

Spend 2, 3 or 4 days in the Amazon, the world’s largest river basin and the source of 1/5 of all free-flowing fresh water on Earth. Its rain forests are the planet’s largest and most luxuriant and are remarkably home to 1 in 10 known species on Earth. 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. You can choose between private cabins with fan or air conditioning to enjoy the most of this Amazonian adventure. Jungle Lodge Anaconda Island Inn is 30 km from Manaus, a 1.5-hour drive by speedboat. The Lodge is on the banks of the Rio Negro and has a guest lounge, swimming pool, restaurant, accommodating up to 25 guests. Packages include accommodation, round trip transfer from Manaus, all meals included (full board) and bilingual guided activities as outlined below. The rooms have mosquito screens, natural water shower, and twin beds for up to 3 guests per room. Daily breakfast buffet features seasonal fruits and juices, bread, milk, and coffee. Lunch and dinner feature grilled meat or chicken, regional fish, salads, pasta, rice, juices, and soft drinks. Alcoholic beverages are not included. Day 1: Pick-up from the lobby of your hotel and departure from Manaus port by speed boat (regular transportation, approx. 30 min) crossing the Rio Negro to the village of Cacau Pirera. Travel by car (approx. 50 minutes) to the village of Paricatuba. From this village, travel by motorized canoe to the Lodge (located approx. 85 km from Manaus). After lunch, with the bilingual guide, take a canoe trip through small creeks and go fishing for piranhas. A nocturnal expedition will allow you to see alligators and other wildlife that are hidden during the day time.   Day 2: Breakfast, followed by an educational jungle walk for approx. 2.5 hours. During the walk, the guide will teach you about medicinal plants and the trees of the Amazon rainforest. The high altitude means different plant life, bigger trees, and denser forest. After this, return to the lodge for lunch and free time for swimming in the tea-colored waters of the Rio Negro. If 3 or 4-day option booked: After lunch, take a paddling canoe trip through small channels (Igarapés) or flooded lands (Igapós), depending on the season. Day 3 (optional): Early sunrise tour, breakfast, and a visit to the home of local natives. These "Caboclos" maintain a traditional lifestyle and they are proud people who are happy to share their way of living. Here the guide will also explain about local farming techniques. If 4-day option booked: have lunch, and departure for overnight camping in the jungle with a local guide. The experienced jungle guide will show you all you need to know about extracting everything that is needed from the rainforest without destroying it. There will also be an opportunity to see some wildlife and you will be able to listen to the chorus of birds, howler monkeys and other animals at night. Day 4 (optional): Breakfast in the jungle, jungle walk and travel back to the lodge. After lunch you will have free time to swim in the tea-colored waters of the Rio Negro. Prepare to travel back to Manaus, arriving around 5:00 PM.

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

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

5. 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 trees, giant water lilies, and alligators. After lunch, get back on the water to Acajatuba Lake and swim with pink and grey river dolphins before enjoying dinner. Day 2: Get started with a sunrise tour to the Anavilhanas Archipelago and a hike before fishing for piranha and other fish. After dinner, you’ll have the thrilling opportunity to spot alligators in their natural habitat. Day 3 (for the 3-Day option): Visit a native family to observe manioc production and see tropical fruit trees. You’ll arrive back in Manaus at 5:00 PM. Day 3 (for the 4-Day option): Spot monkeys and sloths from a canoe before learning survival techniques for the jungle. Day 4: After exploring Tupé beach, visit an indigenous community where you’ll get to see incredible tribal dances. Arrive back in Manaus at 5 PM.

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Manaus: Amazonas Jungle Trek & Anavilhanas Archipelago

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

7. 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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Amazon: 3 Days/4 Nights Wild Exploration with Hotel Pickup

8. Amazon: 3 Days/4 Nights Wild Exploration with Hotel Pickup

Experience the wilderness of the jungle on a 3-day, 4-night adventure in the heart of the Amazon. Stay in a floating camp, go hiking, fishing, trekking, and boating on this immersive expedition. See the region's incomparable flora and fauna and sleep surrounded by the sounds of nature. Enjoy the included hotel transfer service.On Day 1, your trip begins with early hotel pickup. The first stop: Ceasa Port, where you'll board a speed boat to the Catalao Channel. Stop at a fish farm, where you'll feel the power of the Amazon river. Climb back on board and head to the confluence of the Rio Negro and Solimoes.Continue to the small fishing village of Careiro da Vazea, where you'll transfer to a minivan and head to the Parana do Mamori River. Take off by speed boat to the Amazon Floating Camp. Settle in your private air-conditioned room and take a nourishing lunch.Explore the area by motorized boat. Look for birds and other animals of the region among the river banks and channel. On the way back to camp, stop to see the sunset before enjoying dinner and rest.On Day 2, enjoy a motorized boat journey into the heart of the Amazon. While hiking, spot monkeys, sloths, and birds. Look for river dolphins and fish for piranhas while your guide tells you about the fierce creatures. After dinner, enjoy a spell of Caiman spotting by flashlight.On Day 3, watch the sun rise and tune your ear to the sounds of jungle fauna. After breakfast, embark on a jungle hike. Listen as your guide explains more about the Amazon rainforest, including jungle survival techniques.

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From Manaus: Negro River Half-Day Trip

9. 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

10. 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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What people are saying about Rio Negro

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 entire experience was wonderful! The staff at the Anaconda Lodge and the tour guides provided superb service and guidance during all activities. They knew exactly where to find all the animals so that we could get up close and personal with them. Our guide, Fabio, was a wealth of knowledge and was so friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this experience, this made my visit to Brazil incredible and unforgettable!

Traveling to the lodge was an adventure in itself. Boat, followed by a ride in a old, but reliable VW van, followed by another hour-long boat ride through the rain forest. Our guide, Kennedy, was knowledgeable and insightful. We really enjoyed a peaceful, pre-dawn, boat ride on the lake with time to listen to jungle sounds including, numerous birds and haunting howler monkeys.

We had a really great time. The tour was very diverse, fun and adventurous and we the guides were very knowledgable and made the tour the perfect experience. Definitely recommend it.

An amazing opportunity to see the Amazon on a guided organized tour