Monday, boarding at 10am at Marina do Davi (next to the Tropical Hotel). All aboard, we will make a brief meeting to explain the safety procedures, navigation and the itinerary of the next days. After occupying the cabins, we will embark on a speedboat that will take us to the first tour of the day.
We begin to sail to the East, where we can see the coastal area of Manaus, the beach of Ponta Negra, the dome of the Amazonas Theater, the favelas, the Adolpho Lisboa Municipal Market, the colossal engineering work of the Floating Port, and more. We continue sailing through the Rio Negro and continue to the ecological reserve of Lake Janauari, where there are floating houses. Lunch will be at a floating restaurant, where you can enjoy the Amazonian cuisine (lunch included) and local handicrafts. After lunch, we will walk along a suspended walkway, from where it is possible to play with the wild monkeys and observe various other species of animals and plants, including Victoria amazonica, the famous Victoria Regia.
The climax of the day is still to come. It is when we follow the spectacular natural phenomenon, unique in the world, the Meeting of the Waters. Miles of waters of two rivers, Negro and Solimões, running side by side without mingling. A real natural spectacle! But the day is not over yet, and we will still visit a floating house where there is a creation of the giant Pirarucu (Arapaima gigas), an icon fish of the Amazon. Back on board, we will go up the Rio Negro towards the West, watching the setting sun. At dusk we will arrive at the Reserve Palmeiral, gateway to the National Park of the Anavilhanas Archipelago. There, we'll settle down for the night.
The first activity of the second day is an adventure on land. The trekking in the forest with the Tucanos Indians is an excellent opportunity to get to know up close the life that exists inside the Amazon rainforest. We will enter the forest, learn about the species of plants and large trees that live there, as well as insects and special animals of that forest. We will learn techniques of hunting and survival directly from these Indians. Afterwards, we'll join a presentation inside the Maloca (indian house), where the tribe, led by the Pajé, will show us their rituals.
We leave from there navigating through the Archipelago of Anavilhanas, entering the Cuieras river until the Tucumã lake. A place seldom frequented by tourists, where other ethnic groups can be found - Kambebas, Tukanos and Barés. The adventure continues when we enter the igapós, known by the people as 'enchanted forest', where rare fish and exotic birds inhabit - piranhas, toucans, parrots, parrots, owls ...
Continuing on the Tucumã lake, an electric canoe ride to observe the fauna and learn some fishing techniques used by the local caboclos. At night, we sail silently to hear the sounds of nature.
At dawn of the day, to eat well, a real Amazon breakfast on the boat. With everything we've learned so far, we're ready to start the adventure!
After breakfast we will prepare the material for the camp. Yes, let's spend the day out! The adventure begins with a motorboat sailing around 2:30 p.m. on the Cuieras and Igarapé da Cachoeira rivers. When we arrive at Cachoeira Dourada (Golden Waterfall), we will refresh ourselves by bathing in its golden waters.
We will camp and prepare a fire to bake lunch (meat or chicken with cassava flour and regional ingredients). Depending on the water level, we can take a walk to a second waterfall. Then we returned to the camp and sail at dusk. For dinner, we can fish piranhas, tucunarés and regional fish (optional).
We start the fourth day with a visit to Terra Preta, where there is an indigenous village. There we found handicrafts made by Indians themselves - baskets, necklaces, wooden plates, bows and arrows.
Our next destination will be the river Ariaú. On the way, during navigation, we can bathe on beaches of white sands, typical of the Negro River and Anavilhanas Islands. At dusk we will reach the Ariaú river, well known for being the filming location of the movie 'Anaconda'.
At night, a canoe ride gives us the experience of listening and observing the nocturnal animals of that ecosystem. The union between the Solimões and Negro Rivers makes the Ariaú River a mixed environment, with fauna and flora of both environments. It is common to find alligators in this river.
Early morning to contemplate the sunrise. The experience of the day brightening within the Amazon forests brings a deep sense of peace.
A canoe ride, still in the morning, gives us the opportunity to see how the nature of that region behaves at the beginning of the day. It is possible to see wild animals such as sloth, guariba monkeys, monkey scents, birds such as jaguars, parrots, herons and gypsy ancestors. Among the trees, one of the most prominent in the forest of that region is the giant Samaúma.
We will sail back to Manaus, but if you want (optional activity), you can swim with the pink dolphins in a houseboat, where they come for fish bait and also to play with tourists.
Departure: on Monday, at 10 a.m. at the Marina do Davi (near the Tropical Hotel)
Arrival: Friday, near 1 p.m.
Note: all itineraries are subject to change depending on how is the manifestation of Nature at any given time. Animals are wild and many places visited on our expeditions are not frequented by tourists, so we do not guarantee that all experiences will be the same. During the trip there is no cell phone signal nor Internet, which frees us from distractions and allows us to live more in the present moment, seeking a real rapprochement with Mother Nature.
In addition to clothes, equipment, medicines and toiletries that everyone needs on a trip, it is also good to bring the following items:
*Long sleeve shirt
*Wool or jacket shirt
*Boots or sneakers
*Waterproof sandals for boat use
*Flashlights and batteries
*Sunscreen (factor 30/60)
*Cantil or bottle of water
*Biscuits or cereal bars
*Chargers (cell phone, camera, ...)
*Waterproof bag for camera, cell phone and other objects
Yellow fever (consult the nearest vaccination center);
Preventive against malaria (although near Negro River the presence of the mosquito and this disease is very rare);
We recommend visiting a travel and vaccination center at least 30 days in advance. Remember to bring specific medications.
The traveler is responsible for any type of insurance that may be required.
The boat has compulsory insurance, as required by law, which covers possible accidents solely during the navigation of the boat. Activities outside the boat are not covered by this insurance. With the exception of activities such as tree climbing and flying in seaplane, where insurance is the responsibility of the company providing the service.
+ All meals
+ Water and coffee
+ Accommodation in cabins with bunk beds, double bed and cabin with bathroom
+ Sheets and towels
+ Excursions as described in the itineraries
+ Bilingual naturalist guide
+ Use of kayaks
Optional activities during the trips:
* Night camp in the jungle - € 50 / person
* Kayak with electric motor - € 35 / person
* Night walking in the jungle - € 20 / person
* Swimming with dolphins - € 17 / person
* Panoramic flight - consult price
* Climbing in tree - consult in advance
- Airline tickets
- Airport Fees
- Medical emergency costs
- Souvenirs or additional services
- Insurance (travel, accidents, medical emergencies, evacuations, etc.)
- Passport costs
- Everything that is not listed as included
Departures on Mondays, visiting prominent places near Manaus, Rio Negro, Meeting of Waters...
Going on Wednesdays, for those with little time, this cruise makes a more in depth trip inside the Amazon.
More extensive cruise, going to Anavilhanas Archipelago, exploring Amazon and Negro Rivers.
New itinerary in expedition format, entering Anavilhanas to meet a beautiful waterfall in the jungle.
New itinerary in expedition like way, passing by Anavilhanas and visiting the mysterious Caves of Madadá.
Expedition visiting many special spots, by Negro River, through Anavilhanas and reaching the Jaú National Park.
Come and see the beauty of the Meeting of the Waters, meet the Indians and their rituals, and also swim with the dolphins, all in one day!
If you want to add more adventure to your trip, see some options that we have to make your expedition even more enjoyable.