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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, and discover the lush rain forests containing nearly 40,000 plant species and an incomparable variety of animals and birds. Choose between private cabins with fans or air conditioning to enjoy the most of this Amazonian adventure. Visit Jungle Lodge Anaconda Island Inn on the banks of the Rio Negro. Use the guest lounge, swimming pool, and restaurant, with rooms with mosquito screens and natural water showers. Enjoy 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. Day 1: Start with pickup from the lobby of your hotel and travel from Manaus by speed boat to Cacau Pirera. Travel by car to the village of Paricatuba. From this village, travel by motorized canoe to the Lodge. 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 daytime.   Day 2: Enjoy breakfast, followed by an educational jungle walk. 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 a 3 or 4-day option booked, take a paddling canoe trip through small channels (Igarapés) or flooded lands (Igapós), depending on the season. Day 3 (optional): Take an early sunrise tour, breakfast, and then visit 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 is booked, have lunch, and depart 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): Have breakfast in the jungle, and then 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 in the late afternoon.

From Manaus: 3, 4 or 5-Day Tour at Tapiri Rio Negro Lodge

2. From Manaus: 3, 4 or 5-Day Tour at Tapiri Rio Negro Lodge

Day 1: Start your journey with a pickup at 07:00 am from Manaus. Head to Ceasa Port and board a speedboat. Cruise down the Rio Negro, stopping at the Meeting of Waters. Continue for an hour and a half by car to Ubim Lake. At Ubim Lake, hop in another speedboat for 20 minutes to the floating dock so you can interact with the river dolphins After 1 hour boat hour ride to reach the lodge. Relax with refreshments while your hosts prepare your accommodations. Enjoy lunch and some free time before heading out by motorized canoe for piranha fishing and birdwatching. Marvel at the sunset from the middle of the river before returning to the lodge for dinner. After dinner, depart by motorized canoe to search for Cayman and learn more about this most-feared reptile of the Amazonian. Day 2: Enjoy breakfast at 7:00 A.M. before setting off on a morning jungle trek. As you hike, learn about the flora, fauna, and medicinal plants found only in the Amazon from your guide. Return to the lodge around noon for lunch. Then, at 2:30 pm, you’ll set off to explore the archipelago of Anavilhanas by boat. From February to August, this trip is made by walking in the jungle, as it is the dry season. On the way back, you’ll have the chance to witness a stunning sunset. Day 3: At 5:30 am, you’ll have the chance to experience the beauty of nature as it awakens with the song of birds and other creatures. After a delicious breakfast (8 am-11 am), you’ll explore the local streams by boat. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the local community and learn more about their culture and living along the Negro River. If you have chosen the 3-day option, begin your journey back to Manaus after lunch. If you have chosen a longer tour, head out on a boat trip to the Anavilhas Arquipelagos to explore the region, enjoy birdwatching, and look for monkeys and other animals. During the dry season from September to April, go on a hike in the Vazea area. Return to the lodge to spend the night. Day 4: Begin your day with breakfast at 7:00 A.M. After breakfast, hop in a small boat and explore the small channel (igarape) for wildlife. Return to the lodge for lunch. If you have chosen the 4-day option, begin your journey back to Manaus after lunch. If you have chosen the 5-day option, enjoy some free time at the lodge before heading out to camp overnight in the jungle. Spend the night in hammocks with mosquito nets and enjoy dinner cooked in the jungle over a campfire. Day 5:  Start your day with a delicious breakfast in the Amazon jungle! Afterward, we will embark on a guided hike to explore the unique flora and fauna of the region. Afterward, head back for a delicious lunch at the lodge. At 2:00 pm, we’ll begin our journey back to Manaus, arriving at 4:30 pm. On the way back to Manaus there is a stop at the indigenous village to participate in the welcome ritual dance.

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

3. 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.

Manaus: 2-Day River Tour With Overnight Stay

4. Manaus: 2-Day River Tour With Overnight Stay

On the first day, be picked up from your hotel and head into the jungle. Take a canoe for all the activities. Go trekking for 3 hours, discover the local fauna and flora, and learn some survival techniques. From here, see the beautiful pink river dolphins and enter the water to get up close and personal with these creatures. After lunch (simple meal, we can't provide special meal like vegetarian food), go for a paddle and canoe along the river. Then, experience piranha fishing before sunset. In the evening, go out in the dark and search for caymans and other nocturnal jungle creatures with your guide. Spend the night sleeping in a hammock with mosquito net (no electricity, no air conditioning and shared toilet. Begin the second day early to watch the sunrise. After breakfast, go for a ride on a speedboat to visit an indigenous tribe and learn about their history and culture. Stop to buy some souvenirs here if you like and, depending on the season, ride to a local sandy beach for a swim. Next, travel to January Lake, where you'll have lunch at a floating restaurant. Visit the floating village of Catalão and the Pirarucu fish farm with the biggest freshwater fish with scales on Earth. See the lake with water lilies, and depending on the season, ride through the flooded forests. Finally, witness the phenomenon of the Rio Negro and Amazon rivers running side by side without mixing their colors. Return to your hotel around 5 PM.

Manaus: Multi-Day Amazon Trip at Tapiri Floating Lodge

5. Manaus: Multi-Day Amazon Trip at Tapiri Floating Lodge

Explore the Amazon jungle on this multi-day trip with your guide. Travel by speedboat and canoe, trek through the jungle, sleep outside on a hammock, and more. Experience life with a family from the area and spot all types of insects, animals, and plant life. Day 1:At 7:00 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 Rivers meet. During the Journey, there is a stop to visit the Fish Farm of the Arapaima gigas (pirarucu). 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 the Mamori River.  A final trip by speedboat takes you to the lodge, arriving there at approximately 11:30 AM. At 03:00 PM, the activities begin. Leave the lodge by canoe for dolphin and bird watching, and 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 2: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 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, and insects such as spiders and there is even a chance of seeing monkeys. If the 3, 4, or 5-day option is booked, the afternoon activity starts at 3 PM. Spend some hours quietly passing through the Amazon jungle on a canoe while observing the flora and fauna explained to you by native guides. During the dry season, this trip is done on foot, since there is no water from August to March. When we finish, it’s back to the lodge for dinner. Day 3:From 8 AM-11 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, explore the small channels and spot some birds, monkeys, Caymans, and dolphins. At 3:00 PM, leave the lodge to sleep out in the Amazon. Your guide will provide you with hammocks and mosquito nets to camp and help you prepare dinner in a remote part of the jungle. After dinner, you will have the chance to do some spearfishing. Day 4:Learn survival techniques and plenty of facts about the forest. Have the opportunity to 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 5:Return to the lodge at around 11 AM. After enjoying lunch, leave at 1 PM from the lodge. Head back to Manaus and arrive at 4:30 PM to 5 PM.

Manaus: Meeting of the Waters & Pink Dolphin Tour with Lunch

6. Manaus: Meeting of the Waters & Pink Dolphin Tour with Lunch

Join us for an extraordinary adventure as we pick you up from your hotel and embark on an unforgettable experience. Immerse yourself in the company of majestic dolphins as you swim alongside these fascinating creatures. Discover the authenticity of an Indian village and engage with the captivating Dessanos and Tucanos ethnic groups. Witness their daily rituals, interact with the tribe's shaman, and explore the secrets of the jungle pharmacy. Treat your taste buds to a delectable lunch at the Rainha da Selva floating restaurant, savoring the rich flavors of regional cuisine. Prepare to be mesmerized as we witness the breathtaking Meeting of the Waters, where the Rio Negro and Rio Solimões merge but never mix, creating a stunning natural phenomenon. Embark on a thrilling canoe trip through enchanting flood forests and winding streams, keeping an eye out for vibrant water lilies and the possibility of encountering captivating wildlife.

Manaus: Amazonas Jungle Trek & Anavilhanas Archipelago

7. 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.

From Manaus: Negro River Half-Day Trip

8. 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.

Manaus: Multi-Day Amazon Survival Trip with Camping

9. Manaus: Multi-Day Amazon Survival Trip with Camping

This Amazon survival tour will bring you into contact with nature and you have the possibility to learn as much as possible about the forest. Day 1: At 8 am, be picked up from your hotel in Manaus and taken to Caesar port. Here is where the amazon survival tour begins. Your first taste of adventure is a cruise down the Rio Negro on a speed boat. The first stop: Catalao. A floating village where you will see the largest scaled fish in the world, The Giant Arapaima Gigas. Touch them if you dare, but don’t worry, although they are strong, they are harmless. Take a chance to feed them, and admire their mega size. The next stop is the fascinating phenomenon called the meeting of the waters. This is where the black waters of the Rio Negro meet the brown waters of the Solimões River. Amazingly, the two colors don’t mix, and don’t forget to take selfies for your social media pages. From there, take off to the lodge for lunch. Delicious local cuisine is served at noon. Next is your first taste of Amazon survival. You will trek into the jungle to set up your first night’s camp. After dinner, you’ll be finishing the day with a trip through the darkness of the amazon night to some cayman spotting by boat. Day 2: Day 2 starts with a sunrise canoe trip at 5:30 am. The river is the perfect place to get a close-up view of the forest waking up to a new day. A hearty breakfast is served at 7 am. Then, it’s off for a jungle hike from 8 am until 11:30 am. Your guide will teach you about medicinal plants, spiders, and trees. You might even see some cheeky monkeys. From day 2 you will enjoy lunch under the majestic canopy of the Amazon rainforest. At 3:00 pm, take a canoe through the flooded forest and the small channels. This is an excellent opportunity to see and learn about the flora and fauna of this fantastic Amazon jungle. It’s also your chance to fish like a native in the hunt for some feisty pirhanas. At nightfall, you’ll have another opportunity to explore the nightlife of the Amazon jungle (No shiny disco balls!). This jungle trip will be by boat using a flashlight. Days 3/4/5: Day 3: If the 3-Day option is booked, after breakfast, there is a nature hike to another part of the rainforest for more wildlife viewing. Head back to the lodge for lunch, and relax amid the sounds of the jungle. You'll depart for Manaus at 1:30 PM and arrive at approximately 4:30 PM. If the 4-Day option is booked: After lunch, explore the small channels of the Amazon by boat. See the wide array of colorful birds. The boat trip will finish with some fishing for dinner. Then, it’s back to camp. Days 4/5: Day 4: Breakfast is served and after breakfast the is another hiking with an explanation of some jungle survival techniques. Head back to the lodge for lunch, and relax amid the sounds of the jungle. You'll depart for Manaus at 1:30 PM and arrive at approximately 4:30 PM. If the 5-Day option is booked: After lunch goes Explore the small channels of the Amazon by boat. Looking for some wildlife like monkeys and other animals that can be found in the loaded forest and at night there is a night safari trip to look for more wildlife and a chance to spearfish. Day 5: Leave the camp back to the lodge to explore the region as is a good opportunity to spot some more wildlife and the chance to go swimming in the river like the local people. Head back to the lodge for lunch, and relax amid the sounds of the jungle. You'll depart for Manaus at 1:30 PM and arrive at approximately 4:30 PM.

Manaus: Old City Guided Tour Plus Amazon River Boat Tour

10. 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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Rio Negro: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

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

Spend 2, 3, or 4 days in the Amazon, and discover the lush rain forests containing nearly 40,000 plant species and an incomparable variety of animals and birds. Choose between private cabins with fans or air conditioning to enjoy the most of this Amazonian adventure. Visit Jungle Lodge Anaconda Island Inn on the banks of the Rio Negro. Use the guest lounge, swimming pool, and restaurant, with rooms with mosquito screens and natural water showers. Enjoy 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. Day 1: Start with pickup from the lobby of your hotel and travel from Manaus by speed boat to Cacau Pirera. Travel by car to the village of Paricatuba. From this village, travel by motorized canoe to the Lodge. 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 daytime.   Day 2: Enjoy breakfast, followed by an educational jungle walk. 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 a 3 or 4-day option booked, take a paddling canoe trip through small channels (Igarapés) or flooded lands (Igapós), depending on the season. Day 3 (optional): Take an early sunrise tour, breakfast, and then visit 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 is booked, have lunch, and depart 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): Have breakfast in the jungle, and then 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 in the late afternoon.

From Manaus: 3, 4 or 5-Day Tour at Tapiri Rio Negro Lodge

From Manaus: 3, 4 or 5-Day Tour at Tapiri Rio Negro Lodge

Day 1: Start your journey with a pickup at 07:00 am from Manaus. Head to Ceasa Port and board a speedboat. Cruise down the Rio Negro, stopping at the Meeting of Waters. Continue for an hour and a half by car to Ubim Lake. At Ubim Lake, hop in another speedboat for 20 minutes to the floating dock so you can interact with the river dolphins After 1 hour boat hour ride to reach the lodge. Relax with refreshments while your hosts prepare your accommodations. Enjoy lunch and some free time before heading out by motorized canoe for piranha fishing and birdwatching. Marvel at the sunset from the middle of the river before returning to the lodge for dinner. After dinner, depart by motorized canoe to search for Cayman and learn more about this most-feared reptile of the Amazonian. Day 2: Enjoy breakfast at 7:00 A.M. before setting off on a morning jungle trek. As you hike, learn about the flora, fauna, and medicinal plants found only in the Amazon from your guide. Return to the lodge around noon for lunch. Then, at 2:30 pm, you’ll set off to explore the archipelago of Anavilhanas by boat. From February to August, this trip is made by walking in the jungle, as it is the dry season. On the way back, you’ll have the chance to witness a stunning sunset. Day 3: At 5:30 am, you’ll have the chance to experience the beauty of nature as it awakens with the song of birds and other creatures. After a delicious breakfast (8 am-11 am), you’ll explore the local streams by boat. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the local community and learn more about their culture and living along the Negro River. If you have chosen the 3-day option, begin your journey back to Manaus after lunch. If you have chosen a longer tour, head out on a boat trip to the Anavilhas Arquipelagos to explore the region, enjoy birdwatching, and look for monkeys and other animals. During the dry season from September to April, go on a hike in the Vazea area. Return to the lodge to spend the night. Day 4: Begin your day with breakfast at 7:00 A.M. After breakfast, hop in a small boat and explore the small channel (igarape) for wildlife. Return to the lodge for lunch. If you have chosen the 4-day option, begin your journey back to Manaus after lunch. If you have chosen the 5-day option, enjoy some free time at the lodge before heading out to camp overnight in the jungle. Spend the night in hammocks with mosquito nets and enjoy dinner cooked in the jungle over a campfire. Day 5:  Start your day with a delicious breakfast in the Amazon jungle! Afterward, we will embark on a guided hike to explore the unique flora and fauna of the region. Afterward, head back for a delicious lunch at the lodge. At 2:00 pm, we’ll begin our journey back to Manaus, arriving at 4:30 pm. On the way back to Manaus there is a stop at the indigenous village to participate in the welcome ritual dance.

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

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.

Manaus: 2-Day River Tour With Overnight Stay

Manaus: 2-Day River Tour With Overnight Stay

On the first day, be picked up from your hotel and head into the jungle. Take a canoe for all the activities. Go trekking for 3 hours, discover the local fauna and flora, and learn some survival techniques. From here, see the beautiful pink river dolphins and enter the water to get up close and personal with these creatures. After lunch (simple meal, we can't provide special meal like vegetarian food), go for a paddle and canoe along the river. Then, experience piranha fishing before sunset. In the evening, go out in the dark and search for caymans and other nocturnal jungle creatures with your guide. Spend the night sleeping in a hammock with mosquito net (no electricity, no air conditioning and shared toilet. Begin the second day early to watch the sunrise. After breakfast, go for a ride on a speedboat to visit an indigenous tribe and learn about their history and culture. Stop to buy some souvenirs here if you like and, depending on the season, ride to a local sandy beach for a swim. Next, travel to January Lake, where you'll have lunch at a floating restaurant. Visit the floating village of Catalão and the Pirarucu fish farm with the biggest freshwater fish with scales on Earth. See the lake with water lilies, and depending on the season, ride through the flooded forests. Finally, witness the phenomenon of the Rio Negro and Amazon rivers running side by side without mixing their colors. Return to your hotel around 5 PM.

Manaus: Multi-Day Amazon Trip at Tapiri Floating Lodge

Manaus: Multi-Day Amazon Trip at Tapiri Floating Lodge

Explore the Amazon jungle on this multi-day trip with your guide. Travel by speedboat and canoe, trek through the jungle, sleep outside on a hammock, and more. Experience life with a family from the area and spot all types of insects, animals, and plant life. Day 1:At 7:00 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 Rivers meet. During the Journey, there is a stop to visit the Fish Farm of the Arapaima gigas (pirarucu). 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 the Mamori River.  A final trip by speedboat takes you to the lodge, arriving there at approximately 11:30 AM. At 03:00 PM, the activities begin. Leave the lodge by canoe for dolphin and bird watching, and 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 2: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 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, and insects such as spiders and there is even a chance of seeing monkeys. If the 3, 4, or 5-day option is booked, the afternoon activity starts at 3 PM. Spend some hours quietly passing through the Amazon jungle on a canoe while observing the flora and fauna explained to you by native guides. During the dry season, this trip is done on foot, since there is no water from August to March. When we finish, it’s back to the lodge for dinner. Day 3:From 8 AM-11 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, explore the small channels and spot some birds, monkeys, Caymans, and dolphins. At 3:00 PM, leave the lodge to sleep out in the Amazon. Your guide will provide you with hammocks and mosquito nets to camp and help you prepare dinner in a remote part of the jungle. After dinner, you will have the chance to do some spearfishing. Day 4:Learn survival techniques and plenty of facts about the forest. Have the opportunity to 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 5:Return to the lodge at around 11 AM. After enjoying lunch, leave at 1 PM from the lodge. Head back to Manaus and arrive at 4:30 PM to 5 PM.

Manaus: Meeting of the Waters & Pink Dolphin Tour with Lunch

Manaus: Meeting of the Waters & Pink Dolphin Tour with Lunch

Join us for an extraordinary adventure as we pick you up from your hotel and embark on an unforgettable experience. Immerse yourself in the company of majestic dolphins as you swim alongside these fascinating creatures. Discover the authenticity of an Indian village and engage with the captivating Dessanos and Tucanos ethnic groups. Witness their daily rituals, interact with the tribe's shaman, and explore the secrets of the jungle pharmacy. Treat your taste buds to a delectable lunch at the Rainha da Selva floating restaurant, savoring the rich flavors of regional cuisine. Prepare to be mesmerized as we witness the breathtaking Meeting of the Waters, where the Rio Negro and Rio Solimões merge but never mix, creating a stunning natural phenomenon. Embark on a thrilling canoe trip through enchanting flood forests and winding streams, keeping an eye out for vibrant water lilies and the possibility of encountering captivating wildlife.

Manaus: Amazonas Jungle Trek & Anavilhanas Archipelago

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.

From Manaus: Negro River Half-Day Trip

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.

Manaus: Multi-Day Amazon Survival Trip with Camping

Manaus: Multi-Day Amazon Survival Trip with Camping

This Amazon survival tour will bring you into contact with nature and you have the possibility to learn as much as possible about the forest. Day 1: At 8 am, be picked up from your hotel in Manaus and taken to Caesar port. Here is where the amazon survival tour begins. Your first taste of adventure is a cruise down the Rio Negro on a speed boat. The first stop: Catalao. A floating village where you will see the largest scaled fish in the world, The Giant Arapaima Gigas. Touch them if you dare, but don’t worry, although they are strong, they are harmless. Take a chance to feed them, and admire their mega size. The next stop is the fascinating phenomenon called the meeting of the waters. This is where the black waters of the Rio Negro meet the brown waters of the Solimões River. Amazingly, the two colors don’t mix, and don’t forget to take selfies for your social media pages. From there, take off to the lodge for lunch. Delicious local cuisine is served at noon. Next is your first taste of Amazon survival. You will trek into the jungle to set up your first night’s camp. After dinner, you’ll be finishing the day with a trip through the darkness of the amazon night to some cayman spotting by boat. Day 2: Day 2 starts with a sunrise canoe trip at 5:30 am. The river is the perfect place to get a close-up view of the forest waking up to a new day. A hearty breakfast is served at 7 am. Then, it’s off for a jungle hike from 8 am until 11:30 am. Your guide will teach you about medicinal plants, spiders, and trees. You might even see some cheeky monkeys. From day 2 you will enjoy lunch under the majestic canopy of the Amazon rainforest. At 3:00 pm, take a canoe through the flooded forest and the small channels. This is an excellent opportunity to see and learn about the flora and fauna of this fantastic Amazon jungle. It’s also your chance to fish like a native in the hunt for some feisty pirhanas. At nightfall, you’ll have another opportunity to explore the nightlife of the Amazon jungle (No shiny disco balls!). This jungle trip will be by boat using a flashlight. Days 3/4/5: Day 3: If the 3-Day option is booked, after breakfast, there is a nature hike to another part of the rainforest for more wildlife viewing. Head back to the lodge for lunch, and relax amid the sounds of the jungle. You'll depart for Manaus at 1:30 PM and arrive at approximately 4:30 PM. If the 4-Day option is booked: After lunch, explore the small channels of the Amazon by boat. See the wide array of colorful birds. The boat trip will finish with some fishing for dinner. Then, it’s back to camp. Days 4/5: Day 4: Breakfast is served and after breakfast the is another hiking with an explanation of some jungle survival techniques. Head back to the lodge for lunch, and relax amid the sounds of the jungle. You'll depart for Manaus at 1:30 PM and arrive at approximately 4:30 PM. If the 5-Day option is booked: After lunch goes Explore the small channels of the Amazon by boat. Looking for some wildlife like monkeys and other animals that can be found in the loaded forest and at night there is a night safari trip to look for more wildlife and a chance to spearfish. Day 5: Leave the camp back to the lodge to explore the region as is a good opportunity to spot some more wildlife and the chance to go swimming in the river like the local people. Head back to the lodge for lunch, and relax amid the sounds of the jungle. You'll depart for Manaus at 1:30 PM and arrive at approximately 4:30 PM.

Manaus: Old City Guided Tour Plus Amazon River Boat Tour

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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What people are saying about Rio Negro

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It was the greatest of days. From organising the trip, to meeting our guide, and getting on his boat, was very easy. We had a fantastic guide, with just two of us travelling. We got to swim with pink dolphins, before anybody else arrived. Then had a great experience at one of the local villages And then exploring the local jungle. I would absolutely recommend this to any travellers. Superior to anything organised for large groups, and much more economical.

Amazing Jungle Adventure in the morning! Had lunch at a local wood house with the family. They are nice and served me with Tambaqui, water melon and rice and bread. In the afternoon we had fishing on the water, interacted with monkeys and ride on the river.

Elli our tour guide was fantastic. Very good English and knowledgeable. The tour was also excellent. We changed some things and very flexible but saw everything we wanted to see.

We had a very interesting day with a guide who explained everything to us wonderfully in easy-to-understand English

You could see the jungle! You saw more things! It kept getting better