Visit the heart of the Amazon rainforest on a luxurious cruise on the tributaries of this mighty river. At the Ariau River, take a canoe ride into the forest. Keep a look out for the many nocturnal animals that might cross your path and see how the forest changes as night falls. Spot a variety of fauna and don’t miss a visit to the home of a Caboclo family. The Caboclos are a native tribe of the Amazon rainforest. Watch them prepare manioc flour (which is a staple food in the Amazon) and get an insight into their unique lifestyle. Visit the quaint little town of Novo Airao and after the sun sets, go on an alligator spotting tour. This river cruise through the Amazon rainforest will also take you to the white sand beaches at Praia Grande and to Lake Acajatuba. Ride to the mystifying ‘meeting of the waters’ where the dark waters of the Rio Negro join the lighter muddy waters of the Rio Solimoes. See how the two rivers run side by side for more than 6 kilometres without mixing. This happens because of the difference in the speeds, temperatures and densities of the water in the two rivers. Enjoy this adventurous river cruise on your holiday in Brazil and you can appreciate the sights and sounds of the Amazon rainforest.
Day 1: Wednesday
Meet at the lobby of the Hotel Tropical at 2:00pm. Board the Amazon Clipper and depart towards the Amazon River, while we enjoy a welcome drink and are informed about the routes and facilities.
After a snack, we'll meet in the leisure room for lectures about the Amazon, from which we can get a better understanding of the ecology of the Amazon.
Before dinner, there will be time to enjoy a caipirinha, Brazil's national drink, while watching the sunset.
After dinner, we'll explore the streams and ponds, and with the help of spotlights we'll search for crocodiles and alligators, and sometimes even night-hawks, snakes, sloths and frogs.
Day 2: Thursday
Early in the morning we'll explore the rivers and ponds in our canoes and encounter birds that feed on fruits, such as parrots and toucans.
After breakfast, we'll leave for a walk through the jungle, discovering surprising fragrances in the leaves, fruits, woods and animals.
Around noon we'll return, and before lunch we can go for a swim.
In the afternoon, we'll navigate through the Anavilhanas National Park, one of the largest freshwater archipelagos in the world.
In the late afternoon, we'll go out in canoes and learn more about the wonderful natural park.
Day 3: Friday
Early in the morning we'll spend some time fishing for piranhas and other fish.
After breakfast, we'll visit a community where we'll find many typical fruits of the Amazon, such as cupuaçu and taperebá, palms such as açaí, tucumã and pupunha. We'll learn about the preparation of farinha de mandioca (cassava flour) as well as the health and education system of the local children.
After lunch, we'll stop at one of the beautiful white-sand beaches to swim in the dark water and watch the pink dolphins.
In the late afternoon, we'll explore the area by canoe and observe the wildlife.
Dinner will be served on the way towards the Amazon River.
Day 4: Saturday
Early in the morning we'll explore the Lake Janauary Ecological Park. This area is generally a great place to observe wildlife and see Vitória Regia, the giant water lilies.
While we have breakfast, the boat will begin its navigation towards the "Meeting of the Waters" - a unique spectacle where the muddy waters of the Amazon and the dark waters of Rio Negro flow side by side without mixing for several miles.
Making the trip back, we'll pass by Manaus, observing the floating docks, the market, the old customs house, and the Opera dome, arriving around 11:30 on the Pier of Tropical Hotel. This marks the end of the services.
4 Days/3 Nights
Start time: 1400h (2:00pm)
Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights
Hotel Tropical Landing Stage Manaus pier only at 1400h.
Hotel Tropical Landing Stage Manaus pier only.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
Child must sharing parents room.
Rates are not valid during on Carnival, Christmans, New Year Packages or any national holidays, congress and event.
Services are offered with English speaking guide, except the Seat-in-Bus transfers or tours wich are provided with driver speaking Portuguese only.
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