Boat Expeditions

Jaú Expedition

Jaú National Park, recognized as a World Natural Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco)

Differential of this itinerary

The route includes a visit to Anavilhanas National Park, Rio Jaú, Terra Preta Community, and Novo Airão city, including ecological tours, visits to the riverside communities, visit a central Amazon handicraft, bird watching, special visit and contemplation of Fauna and Flora in the  Jaú National Park.


09:00 a.m. Departure from Manaus harbor for the Jau Expeditions on boat.
The programs will start with the cruise down river, visiting the meeting of the waters (Negro and Amazon River), a visit to a floating Village with 30 families, (it is a very interesting place, where the guest will have an idea how people live on floating houses) afterwards guests will visit Janauarilandia (a National Park) to have a catwalk view of the giant water lilies.

Lunch on board – After Lunch departure from Januarilandia to Jacareubal (about 01:40 p.m.) – Dinner and Overnight on board in hammocks or cabins.


06:00 a.m. Departure to Arara River (2 hours).
Breakfast on board. Arrival at Arara River, followed by rainforest trekking with the tour guide and a local guide from the Arara community, during the trekking the group will get information about the flora and fauna of the region including the medicinal plants. After the trekking, a barbecue lunch and time for swimming in the Arara River.

On the afternoon, cruise up to Anavilhanas Archipelago (four hundred islands (National Park) Sunset tour in canoes. Dinner on board. Nocturnal Excursion – Caiman spotting and sounds of the Rainforest at night – Overnight on board in hammocks or cabins.


Sunrise and birding watching tour in canoes in the Anavilhanas Archipelago

Breakfast on board – Departure to visit the Terra Preta community (it is an Indian village with church and school). This people are a mixture between Indian and Caboclos.

Lunch on board – Cruise up stream to Cueiras River.

Dinner on board, night Trekking and overnight in the Rainforest (in hammocks).


Breakfast and all day on board.  During Navigation the group will have time to enjoy de Rio Negro landscape.


Morning in Jaú, Breakfast, trekking in the park – Bird watching as well the different kinds of vegetations – Lunch, then paddling in small canoes and afternoon piranha fishing. Dinner on board, after dinner, nocturnal excursion with a chance of animal spotting (overnight in hammocks or cabins).


05:30 a.m. Sunrise tour Breakfast Visit and bathing by the Jaú Waterfalls.

Lunch Afternoon canoe trip to watch the Amazon River Otter and other Animals and birds like toucans, Macaws, Monkeys and probably snakes.


Departure to the city of Novo Airão (lunch on board) the group will visit the town and after that they will see the children swimming with fresh water dolphins if interested can participate they will charge an amount for the fish that feed the dolphins about 15 of them.

Dinner on board, after a walking tour of the little town to get an idea of the night life of Novo Airão – Overnight on board in hammocks or cabins.


Breakfast and all day on board During Navigation the group will have time to relax and write postcards and we will stop for swim on a Beach along the way and this is great time observing different wild life of Amazon, like birds and mammals.

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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