Boat Expeditions

Anavilhanas Expedition

"Rivers are roads in the Amazon and river expeditions are a unique experience in the Amazon"

Visit to the Negro and Solimões rivers, visit an indigenous tribe, visit the Anavilhanas Archipelago, swim with the dolphins, bird watch, visit the Acajatuba community and Barbecue on the beach

Navigation by: Anavilhanas National Park, Jaú River, Terra Preta Community and Novo Airão city, with ecological tours, including visiting riverside communities, visiting an Amazonian handicraft center, bird watching, contemplating the fauna and flora of the Jaú river , waterfall bath in Jaú national park.

Located between the cities of Novo Airão and Barcelos, the Jaú National Park protects one of the largest expanses of continuous humid tropical forests in the world. It stands out for being the only park in Brazil that practically protects the entire hydrographic basin of a river of black waters, the Jaú River. The Negro River forms the eastern boundary of the park.


08:30 a.m. Pick up at the hotel or airport 20 minutes ride to the River Port to Embarkation.

The tour program begins with a cruise down river passing by front of the city, with a panoramic river view of the historical monuments such as the Opera House, Municipal Market, Customs House and others. In addition, an amazing view of many regional boats are the unique way of transport in the region and the houses on stilts (palafitas).


Navigating towards the “Meeting of the Waters” (Rio Negro and Rio Solimões River)  forming the Amazon River with its muddy waters and with some luck, you can see the dolphins on the way. After observe we will visit a floating village with about 30 families (Floating Community of Catalan), is a very interesting place, as visitors will get an idea of  how people live in houseboats, then we will go to the Lake Janauary where we will make a walk on catwalks to observe the famous Victoria Regia (water lilies). Lunch aboard.

In the afternoon we cruise up the Rio Negro, we will stop to visit an indigenous village, where everyone can see an “Indigenous Ritual”. Village that are still maintaining cultural aspects of their ancestors as rituals, dances, beliefs and customs. Dinner and overnight aboard in cabins with air-conditioning.


Departure to Acajatuba Lake.  Jungle Trek with a guide from the Acajatuba community area, while walking the group will receive information about the flora and fauna of the region, including on medicinal plants.

After the walk, a delicious lunch will be served on board and then the group will have time available for swimming in the river. A Siesta is an awesome idea!!

Afternoon – Fishing piranha and watching the sunset.  Dinner on board.


Interactions with pink dolphins and visit to the local community. 05:30 a.m. Sunrise and Bird Watching Tour. Breakfast onboard.

Departure to visit the community Acajatuba or Sao Tome (is a local village with church and school). An interaction with the fresh water Dolphins “Botos” will be one of the moments that will remain in the memory of each visitor as the highlight of this tour.

Lunch on board at 12:00 p.m. The afternoon will be filled with a canoe ride in Igapós and Igarapés the region. Dinner on the beach accompanied with a “Barbecue + Caipirinha” to celebrate the last night in a very special style – Night onboard.


Breakfast, Interactions with pink dolphins – Lunch onboard – Visit native tribe – Departure to Manaus. Transfer to Airport  or hotel

Details for better use of your experience

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


The programme includes

It does not include

Travel insurance

What to bring in the backpack

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

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