Açaí

3 days & 2 nights

Differential of this itinerary

  • Visit the fish and fruit market (Ceasa);
  • Visit the Meeting of Waters;
  • Motorized canoe trip deep the Amazon rainforest;
  • Contemplation of Fauna and Flora of the Amazonian forest;
  • Birdwatching;
  • Sunrise tour;
  • Visit a caboclo's house.

Leave the hotel at 08:00 a.m. by car to the river port Ceasa (20 minutes). Take a speedboat to the village “Careiro da Varzea” (30 minutes). At this point we will be passing the meeting of the waters, where the Negro and Solimões Rivers meet (Meeting of  Waters). This is where the Amazon River is formed, flowing from this area all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. It is truly a magnificent sight to see. The two rivers run side by side without mixing for many kilometers and you will most likely be visited by a few curious river dolphins as well.

After a stop at the fruit market, take a bus or van to the Araça River via the Manaus-Porto Velho highway (40 minutes BR319). By boat we will pass through many lakes and small wildlife abundant creeks, where you will have the opportunity to see the incredible giant Amazon water lilies (Vitoria Regia) with their enormous floating leaves.

You will also pass by native villages and the floating houses of Caboclo`s village. This length of the trip is ideal for observing wildlife due to the abundance of many varied species, such as birds, alligators, fish, sloth, and monkeys. During this trip to the lodge you have the opportunity to stumble on a creature at anytime. Arrival at Amazon Turtle Lodge after 50 minutes ride by boat, it is scheduled arrival around 12:00 p.m.

Meeting of the rivers Negro and Solimões

Lunch will be served: fresh water fish, beef (meat), chicken, salads and exotic fruits from the Amazon (buffet style).

  • After lunch, there is a motorized canoe trip that will allow you to be introduced to the area;
  • Throughout the duration of this trip you will experience the pristine and varied landscapes of the region, with the opportunity to observe and enjoy the great diversity of animals found in the area;
  • It is common to see squirrel monkeys, sloth, iguanas, spiders and a wide variety of birds, including the beautiful white egrets that delicately wade amongst the floating grass islands.

Dinner will be served in the restaurant of the Amazon Turtle Lodge at 07:30 p.m., a delicious buffet including fresh water fish, beef (meat), chicken, salads and exotic fruits from the Amazon.

At 08:00 a.m. we visit natives a caboclo's house to learn about their customs and culture.

  • We will visit rubber and cassava plantations and others;
  • This is a great opportunity to take photos the local native people custom;
  • We can observe how collect fruits in the jungle, brazil nuts, herbs, vegetables and spices;
  • Check out how they prepare their food using all this goods and taste some of this exotic product

At 12:00 p.m. lunch and you will have opportunity to experience some of those things that you saw by the natives houses (fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs).

By the afternoon piranha fishing and Dinner at 07:30 p.m., after we leave on canoe for night wildlife watching and also the alligator spotting with flash light, we will catch it with bear hands (this is something that you should not try at home). You will have opportunity to take photos and hold it if you want.

08:00 – After breakfast, we continue with the last activity of the day:

  • Visit to the caboclos house;
  • Get to know the customs, culture and livelihood of the riverside people of the Amazon;
  • Possibility of visiting the community school;
  • Lunch at Amazon Turtle Lodge.

After lunch return to Manaus. Arrival expected at 5:00 pm, ending at a hotel or airport.

What is included

  • Transfers In and Out to the Amazon Turtle Lodge;
  • Private bungalow (SGL/DBL/TPL);
  • Accommodation on beds with mosquito nets;
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner);
  • During meals: mineral water and seasonal fruit juices;
  • 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.

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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