Depart Manaus on the morning of Day 1 for a speedboat transfer to your jungle lodge and enjoy a canoe tour and a caiman crocodile demonstration. Rise early on Day 2 to catch the sunrise and go on a birdwatching tour before breakfast. Go on an ecological jungle trek to spot wild animals before going on a nighttime tour of the jungle, where you will sleep in a jungle lodge to the sounds of the Amazon. On Day 3 visit a local village to see how the Amazon natives live in harmony with nature and go paddle canoeing in the flooded forest. Visit another Caboclo village on the morning of Day 4, where you will learn about how rubber is extracted from trees in the jungle and processed. Return to Manaus in the afternoon, ending with a city center drop-off.
Day by Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Depart Manaus for the Amazon Jungle & Activities (L/D)
We begin our adventure with a 7:45am accommodation pick-up, followed by an 8:00am departure from Manaus and a transfer to the CEASA harbour, where you will take a speedboat to cross the river to Careiro village. There you will take a van for around 60 minutes until you reach a place called Paraná do Mamori, where you will take a second speed boat to reach the Amazon Jungle Lodge where you will be staying overnight. Upon arrival at 11:00am, you will get checked in, have lunch and get started with your activities.
First you will go for an exciting canoe tour where you can fish for piranha and watch for rare pink river dolphins, depending on the season. We will return to the lodge for dinner before heading back out on the river at night to search for Caiman crocodiles. Keep your eyes peeled as your guide points out these giant reptiles. Return to the lodge for a good night’s sleep.
Day 2: Activities in the Amazon Jungle (B/L/D)
Early in the morning you will see the beautiful jungle sunrise and go on a bird watching tour. Return to the lodge for breakfast followed by an ecological jungle trek from 8:00 to 11:00am, where the guide will explain all about native medicinal plants, some techniques of survival in the jungle, and the animals that you can see during the trek like spiders, various kinds of monkeys, sloths etc. (We unfortunately cannot promise that you will see wild animals, but since Juma Lake is a protected area, there is a good chance you will see wildlife).
After lunch, around 2:00pm, you will leave for an overnight expedition into the jungle, where you will learn about the nightlife of the jungle. Look for nocturnal animals, try your hand at spearfishing, and learn survival techniques in the jungle. Tonight you have the opportunity of experiencing once-in-a-lifetime sensations by sleeping in a hammock to the sounds of the tropical rainforest.
*Note: Sleeping in a hammock is optional - if you wish, you can return to sleep at your lodge
Day 3: Activities in the Amazon Jungle (B/L/D)
After an early breakfast prepared by your guide in the jungle, you will visit a local Caboclo home to witness and learn about their unique way of life. See how these indigenous people live in harmony with nature, and how they make manioc flour and other household items they need to survive. Return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, you will have time to explore the jungle by paddle canoeing in the flooded forest and small creeks where you will learn about the fauna and the flora of the region. Have dinner and rest up listening to the sounds of the jungle at night.
Day 4: Activities in the Amazon Jungle & Return to Manaus (B/L)
Wake up for your last breakfast in the jungle and take a morning visit to another Caboclo village where you will learn about how rubber is extracted from trees in the jungle and processed. After lunch you will return to Manaus as you reminisce about the great time you had in the jungle, arriving around 5:00pm. You will be dropped off in the Manaus city center. Please make your own way to the accommodation of your choice.
- Wildlife viewing is subject to climatic conditions and the wild nature of the animals. We cannot guarantee wildlife viewing while you are in the jungle since it depends on the animals.
- Climatic conditions in the Amazon Jungle vary dramatically and for the safety of our clients, ALL excursions are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. No refunds apply for lost activities due to weather.