Anavilhanas Expedition

4 days & 3 nights

Yes, you deserve this experience!

Rivers are roads in Amazonia, and riverboat expeditions are a uniquely Amazonian experience. You can navigate narrow tributaries of the Rio Negro and Amazon River and you will be deep into the forest, the home to abundant aquatic life.

The package includes

  • Transfer from hotel or airport / boat;
  • Bilingual Guide;
  • All meals;
  • Accommodation - cabin with air conditioning / private bathroom;
  • All activities mentioned in the program;
  • Surviving techniques and training.

Expedition route

  • Meeting of the Negro and Amazon river;
  • Visit to Janauary Ecological Park;
  • Visit to flooded community;
  • Visit to Acajatuba village on the Negro river;
  • Visit to indigenous community;
  • Explore the Anavilhanas Archipelago;
  • Swimming with pink dolphins.

Experiences along the Expedition

  • Boat ride to contemplate the sunset;
  • Boat ride to contemplate the sunrise;
  • Contemplating the indigenous ritual;
  • Swimming with pink dolphins in the acajatuba lake;
  • Barbecue in the beach (Negro river) at night;
  • Boat ride to contemplate the Amazon Fauna and Flora;
  • Jungle Trekking;
  • Basic Jungle Survival Techniques;
  • Piranha fishing;
  • Early in the morning tour to observe the flock of birds.

09:00 a.m. The program begins with a cruise down the river, visiting the meeting of the waters (Negro and Solimões River), Then a short visit to a floating Village with 30 families, (it is a very interesting place, where the guest will be able to observe how people live on floating houses) and then we will go to Janauarilandia Park, to have a catwalk view of the giant water lilies.

12:30 p.m. Lunch on the board. Afterwards the group will do an excursion in small canoes into the Igapós (annually flooded forest).

  • Departure by boat from Janauarilandia to Jacareubal
  • Dinner on board
  • Overnight in cabins

06:00 a.m. Departure to Arara River and breakfast on board.

08:30 a.m. Trekking in the Rainforest with a tour guide and a local guide from the Arara Community. During the trek, the group will get information about the flora and fauna of the region, including medicinal plants.  After trekking lunch on board and time for swimming in the river.

  • Afternoon – Piranha Fishing, and Sunset tour
  • 06: 30 p.m. Dinner on board
  • Overnight on the Anavilhanas islands

Back to the boat for Breakfast on board. Departure to acajatuba village visit a native community (it is a small village with a church and a school. These people are a mixed ethnic background). Lunch on board 12:00 p.m. Afternoon interactions with pink dolphins.

  • Canoes trip on the ARIAU River to see monkeys and try to see some wild life;
  • Dinner night tour see some more wild life and alligator’s;
  • Overnight on board.

Breakfast interactions with pink dolphins. Lunch visit Sateren Native village lunch transfer back to Manaus. Arrives around 17:00 p.m.

Details for better use of your experience

  • At the flood season (April, May and June): The tours are mostly forays through the Igarapés and Igapós;
  • In the dry season (October, November and December): Ecological walks along the trails of Parna and tours through waterfalls and rapids.

Accommodation: As it is a private trip, the boat can be selected according to the client's preferences

  • Regional boats accommodated with hammocks or cabins with air conditioning and private bathroom;
  • Yachts with capacity for small groups up to 10 pax / larger up to 32 pax.


  • Regional boat with SGL or DBL cabins;
  • Air conditioning;
  • Private bathroom.

What is included

  • Transfers In and Out to the boat;
  • Accommodation according to the chosen boat;
  • All meals;
  • Mineral water;
  • Exotic Amazon native fruit juice;
  • All tours mentioned on programme;
  • English or Spanish speaking tour guides.

What is not included

  • Travel insurance of any kind;
  • Alcoholic beverages, such as beer and wine, which can be arranged per your request for moderate consumption. We do bring a couple bottles of cachaça (brazilian sugar cane rum) to mix fresh lime Caipirinhas on ice in the evening. Our treat and tradition.

What to bring in the backpack

We recommend a medium Backpack, which will be used during your jungle adventure, with the following items:

Travel insurance

  • Due to the extreme nature and risks associated with these trips, we strongly recommend that you take individual travel insurance that reflects your personal and family histories;
  • We inspect the vessels we work with regularly, and carry safety, first aid, and emergency equipment on board;
  • We are also connected with logistics for patient removal by helicopter services available in the region if needed;
  • For your trip, we will also be carrying a low refrigeration antidote for snakebites. It is very unlikely that we will need it, but we take every precaution available to us;
  • Manaus has two very good hospitals, one specializing in tropical medicine;
  • We assume no responsibilities for lost or damaged items and personal equipment and gear during the trip, unless it happens by negligence from our part.

Passport, vaccinations and health report

We will need copies of the picture page of your passport and vaccination cards. Recommended that you take the yellow fever shot and bring medications for any existing previous conditions you may have. I am personally against taking the malaria pill, and there is no proof of its effectiveness.

The side effects can also be greater than the symptoms sometimes, and there are very few cases detected in a single year, but it this is ultimately your choice. Please let us know of any existing conditions you may have that we should be aware of, such as allergies, diabetes, heart and blood pressure problems. We will keep this information confidential.

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