1. From Manaus: 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. 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: Breakfast is served at 7 AM. From 8 AM to 1130 AM, trek through the jungle and your guide will explain the flora, fauna, and medicinal plants found only in the Amazon. There is also a chance to observe spiders and other animals. At noon, it is back to the Lodge for lunch. At 230 PM, the group will depart to visit an Indigenous community where you will attend a ritual celebration of dancing and singing. It is a great opportunity for photos and videos! Afterward, the group will return to the lodge arriving at 545 PM. Day 3: Breakfast is served at 7 AM. From 8 AM to 11 AM the group will explore local streams by boat looking out for wildlife. Afterward, the group will head to a floating house to visit the Fish farm of the Giant Pirarucu. You can feed them and feel how strong they are. Then you’ll have the opportunity to not only see, but swim with the dolphins, some of the most wonderful and legendary mammals of the Amazonian rivers. This is also a fantastic opportunity to get once-in-a-lifetime photos and videos! After your swim, it is back to the lodge for a midday meal. If you have chosen the 3-day option, at 230 PM begin your journey back to Manaus with arrival scheduled at 430 PM. Your tour will conclude at your hotel or the airport. For longer tours, get prepared At 3 PM, head out on a boat trip to the Ariau river to explore the region, enjoying some birdwatching, as well as spotting monkeys and other animals that are found here. During the dry season from September to April there is an opportunity to hike in the Vazea area. After, it’s back to the lodge for the night. Day 4: The day starts with breakfast at 7 AM. After breakfast, at 830 AM, the group will leave by boat to explore the small channel (igarape) looking out for some wildlife and other creatures that can be found among the river and channel. This trip is done on a regional boat so that we can get through the channels. Then we head back to the Lodge for lunch. 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 430 PM where you will be taken to the airport or your hotel accommodation. If you have chosen the 5-day option, At 330 PM, the group will leave the lodge to camp overnight in the jungle, sleeping in hammocks with mosquito nets, where dinner will be prepared in the jungle on the fire. Day 5: Once the sun rises, the group will return to the lodge for breakfast which is served at 7 AM, after breakfast, go and visit a local community and learn about their way of living in the jungle. There will be an opportunity to buy some handicrafts made in the community. Afterward, we will return to the lodge for lunch. At 230 PM, begin your journey back to Manaus with an arrival scheduled at 430 PM. Your tour will conclude at your hotel or the airport.