Tour Operator

Buriti

5 days & 4 nights

Differential of this itinerary

  • Visit the fish and fruit market (Ceasa)
  • Visit the Meeting of Waters
  • Canoe paddling to photograph natural landscapes
  • Birdwatching
  • Piranha Fishing
  • Alligator spotting
  • Walk trails and meeting the Medicinal plants
  • Survival techniques in the jungle
  • Visit the house of a rubber tapper
  • Observation of technique of Latex extraction and handcrafted rubber
  • Canoe ride to observe the dolphins
  • Sunrise tour
  • Canoe trip to contemplate the beauties of the Amazon
Day 1: Meeting the Mamori River and Tracajá Lake

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 the 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.

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.

Day 2: Sunrise Tour, Adventure & Relax
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Contemplating the sunset

At 05:30 a.m. we go for early morning sunrise and birdwatching.

At 08:30 a.m. we go on a jungle trek where you’ll learn a bit about survival with our experienced guides

  • He shows how to use wine as ropes
  • How to climb trees
  • How to find water and also food
  • Learn about our fauna and biodiversity

At 12:00 p.m. lunch – After lunch we go canoeing with oars to watch more birds and animals such as sloths and monkeys. Than we return back to Amazon Turtle Lodge for dinner. Dinner will be served at 07:30 p.m.

After dinner, leave on motorized canoes for alligator spotting using flash lights.We will catch it with bear hands. Give you the opportunity to take photos and hold it if you want.

Day 3: Ecotours and Local Communities

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

  • We’ll visit rubber and cassava plantation
  • This is a great opportunity to take photos the local custom see 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 at Amazon Turtle Lodge’s restaurant. Afternoon program is Piranha fishing and we also may get other fishes too, and will return to lodge as sun is set to cook some of them. Dinner will be at 07:30 p.m.

During the evening you can enjoy the moon and the stars in the heart of the jungle, laying in one of our outdoor hammocks facing many lakes and rivers.

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Wild Orchids
Day 4: Ecological Trails & Medicinal Plants

At 08:00 a.m. Breakfast, after we will do a jungle trek to get to know some of our medical plants. Our guide will give information of medical plants and for what sickness they can be used, information that has been passed to us by the native’s Indian tribes.

  • You will have an opportunity to see the rubber gum tree (Seringueira)
  • Observe how is the process of fabrication of the natural rubber by the extraction of the latex from the trunk of the tree without cutting it down

Back to Lodge. Lunch 12:00 p.m. During the afternoon and evening will have free time you may choose one of our extra activities (canoeing, fishing, spear fishing, animal night watching or simply just watching the wildlife your lovely veranda view).

Day 5: Flooded Jungle, Dolphins and Return to Manaus

Breakfast at 08:00 a.m., during this morning we will leave the lodge by canoe:

  • To observe the fresh water dolphins on small channels (Igarapés), flooded forest areas (Igapós) and on the rivers and lakes
  • We also will visit school at native village and community give you the opportunity to see how is the life of those that live in the banks of the rivers in the jungle. The local native people known as (Ribeirinhos or Caboclos)

Lunch at 12:00 p.m. – Transfer 01:30 p.m. back to Manaus using the same itinerary, around 05:00 p.m. arrival in Manaus. Drop off at 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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