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  • Amazon Jungle: 3 or 4-Day Tour at Juma River Guest Houses

    1. Amazon Jungle: 3 or 4-Day Tour at Juma River Guest Houses

    Enjoy an amazing adventure through the beautiful and diverse Amazon Jungle to the enigmatic Juma River area, spotting the unique Amazonian flora and fauna. Pension of the Juma is 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Manaus, an approximate driving time of 3 hours by car and speedboat. The Lodge is on the banks of the Negro River and has a guest lounge area, restaurant, and seating for up to 50 guests. Packages include accommodation, round trip transfer from Manaus, all meals (full board), and bilingual guided activities as outlined below. Day 1: 8:00 AM: Pick-up at your hotel and transfer to the port 8:30 AM: Speed boat ride passing through where the rivers Negro and Solimoes meet 9:00 AM: Transfer to the guest house, arrive at 11:00 1:00 PM: Lunch  3:00 PM: Go down the river and observe pink and grey river dolphins and other wildlife 7:00 PM: Dinner  8:00 PM: Cayman spotting Day 2: 8:00 AM:...

    If you love the nature - I highly recommend do this tour. The tour guides are real masters about the jungle and provide so much knowledge and expertise. I saw animals from monkeys, pink dolphins to green parrots and Tarantulas. We hiked trough the jungle, built bow and arrow from the trees there - it was incredible. The food what Maria and her team is providing is delicious - they even provide vegan food if you want. Furthermore we visited a local farmer and got to know the process of Manioka. The accommodation is lovely. You have a bath in every room and a fan or an AC. The team was so welcoming and warm hearted. It was just beautiful and I will definitely come back. It is NOT A SAFARI! We are in the jungle so mostly the animals are very well hidden!

  • 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 ...

    we were cruising in RIO NEGRO river ,saw the waters meet,to the point of Rio negro river waters meet with Amazon river waters then went back always in Rio negro river entering Solimões river visiting a tribe! Buffet food was good also being in the water very near with the funny pink dolphins was a nice pause from the boat ride!

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

    3. 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...

    Really amazing activity filled experience. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime. Everything done as mentioned in the description. Had a great time. Highly recomended.

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

    4. 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. Pac...

    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.

  • Manaus: Amazon River Small Group Speedboat Tour with Lunch

    5. 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...

  • Manaus: Half-Day City Tour

    6. Manaus: Half-Day City Tour

    Located in the north of Brazil, Manaus is the capital of the Amazon. It is one of the most important places of departure to explore the Amazon Rainforest, the world’s richest and most-varied biological reservoir, and contains several million species of insects, plants, birds, and other forms of life. After pick-up from your hotel in Manaus, the tour will visit some important landmarks in the city, such as The Amazon Opera House (also known as The Amazon Theatre). Inaugurated in 1896, it is a historical landmark that currently accommodates the Amazonas Philharmonic and plays host to the annual Amazonas Opera Festival. The Indian Museum is the biggest museum of Brazilian indigenous history and houses more than 3,000 pieces made by Amazonian tribes. After your tour, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in Manaus.

    The driver and tour guide FRANCISCO MAIA introduces to the several local attractions including the famous Amazonas Opera Theater, the church in front and the square sorrounding the area. Then, the Cathedral area featuring the pictouresque clock and later the Central Market, where Francisco tells local anecdotes, which really help in understanding the Manaus "milieu" in the historical centre. Crossing the giant bridge is an amazing experience and the conclussion in the Ponta Negra beach and residencial area makes this tour the mandatory foreword to deepening Manaus...

  • From Manaus: Amazonian Waterfalls and Caves Full-Day Tour

    7. 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 b...

    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.

  • Amazonas: Boat Ride with a Local Amazonian

    8. 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...

  • Manaus to Belem 5-Day Local Boat Trip

    9. Manaus to Belem 5-Day Local Boat Trip

    Experience life in the Amazon River aboard a river cruise boat, and sleep in a hammock or cabin as you make your way through the rainforest from Manaus to Belém. Benefit from a service that is the most popular budget mode of transport in the Amazon, with hygiene and safety features monitored by the Brazilian marine authorities. Get plenty of advice and insider tips on which boat and route to take to make the most of your trip. Cruise through the rainforest to see the tropical flora and fauna from a different perspective.

    The trip from Manaus to Belem was a really cool adventure!! As there are just few tourists on board, you get in touch with the local people. I had so much fun with some of them, while drinking a beer together, or just having a chat about some myths about the amazonian river. Luckily we saw both kinds of the river dolphins and got fresh shrimps to eat. I can just highly recomend the trip, it‘s a beautiful experience!! Just check the date of the arrival for Hotel reservations in Belém. The ticket says „5 days journey“ but in our case it was just 4 days... We left Manaus on a Wednesday at about 10:00 a.m. and arrived on Saturday at about 04:00 p.m. In Belém.

  • Manaus to Santarém: 36-Hour Ferry on the Amazon

    10. Manaus to Santarém: 36-Hour Ferry on the Amazon

    Utilize the mode of transportation used most by locals and hop on a boat going down the Amazon. After pickup from your accommodation in Manaus, you’ll head down to the dock for your 36-hour journey to Santarém. Choose between options to stay on a hammock, or upgrade to a private, 2-person cabin with air conditioning and a private bathroom. Gaze out across the mighty Amazon as you float down the river during your voyage. Look out for unique flora and fauna. Once you arrive in Santarém, stay in town, or select transportation to Alter do Chão.

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4.3 / 5

based on 297 reviews

Wait wait I changed everything!!! I did a few tours with Milton!!! Book with him!! 150% recommended!!! Milton is out of this world stupendous!!! He made me feel 100% safe, taken care of, and he and his team of local guides showed so many great things!!! I felt for 4 days I was a local who had an inside track on EVERYTHING in the area!!! He was very trusting, very thorough, fast on his feet, in a place that does not lend itself to any of this. It felt like I booked one simple “Rubber boom tour” and through many small bumps in the road and twists and turns due to unforeseen circumstance like the pandemic. and weather, and logistics, instead of those things derailing my plans with Milton and his crew of locals it actually made the trip blossomed into a multifaceted multi day event of many tours which allowed me a behind the scenes tour of nearly all the highlights of this amazing part of the world called Manaus!!! MILTON AND HIS CREW ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you love the nature - I highly recommend do this tour. The tour guides are real masters about the jungle and provide so much knowledge and expertise. I saw animals from monkeys, pink dolphins to green parrots and Tarantulas. We hiked trough the jungle, built bow and arrow from the trees there - it was incredible. The food what Maria and her team is providing is delicious - they even provide vegan food if you want. Furthermore we visited a local farmer and got to know the process of Manioka. The accommodation is lovely. You have a bath in every room and a fan or an AC. The team was so welcoming and warm hearted. It was just beautiful and I will definitely come back. It is NOT A SAFARI! We are in the jungle so mostly the animals are very well hidden!

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!

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.

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!