Anavilhanas National Park

Cruise exploring the Negro River up to the Anavilhanas Archipelago

From $695 USD per person

Towards the northwest of Manaus, sailing up Rio Negro until reaching the impressive set of islands and waterchannels that make up the National Park Archipelago of Anavilhanas, a true ecological paradise in the Amazon. From September to May we can observe and even bathe at impressive white-sand beaches that show up in that season. Islands and more islands that remain untouched by man.
Sailing by Negro River

Day 1: Acajatuba Lake - Ariaú River - Anavilhanas

Wednesday, at 10 am at Marina do Davi (near the Tropical Hotel), a car or speedboat will take you to Açutuba Beach, where the boat will be waiting to begin our excursion towards Acajatuba Lake.

Depending on the water level, it is possible to bathe on the beach or in a small houseboat and, if you wish (optional activity), we can visit the pink dolphin and even swim with this amazing species that lives free by the rivers of the Amazon. Then we will go to Ariaú River, where the film Anaconda was recorded, a natural habitat for wild animals such as birds and monkeys, and ancestral trees such as giant Samaúma.

Our next destination is the National Park of the Anavilhanas Archipelago. Area of 350,000 hectares with more than 650 groups of islands. Tourists are surprised by the unique beauty of this place. Moreover, the trip becomes very comfortable due to the absence of mosquitoes, which do not proliferate in the acid and dark waters of these rivers. At night, you can go out to focus alligators and admire the sky constellations of the southern hemisphere.


Day 2: Tucumã Lake - Mucuras River

Let's start the day with a walk in the forest, near Lake Tucumã, to observe the flora and fauna of the Negro River region. In the course of the trail, we will arrive at a stream with a small waterfall. A charming place where you can take a bath and cool off in those delicious waters. At the end, we will return to the boat and head towards the Mucuras River.

Depending on the water level, it is possible to stop and bathe on the white sandy beaches that appear in the dry season in the Anavilhanas archipelago. Arriving in the Mucuras River, we will do a canoe trip, to observe the fauna and flora of the magical igapó. This immense igapó (flooded forest), unites the basins of the Mucuras and Cuieras River. The place is little frequented, being the scene of some local legends and also the habitat of the feared electric eel.

Let us observe wild animals from land and air, like some very beautiful birds, toucans and macaws. At night, we can continue the canoe trip to hear the sounds of nature.

White Sand Beaches

Day 3: Mucuras River - Manaus

Early morning to contemplate the sunrise. The experience of seeing the day brightening, within the Amazon forests, is a unique sensation of peace.

We will start the navigation back to Manaus. Depending on the level of the water, we can make a stop to take a bath on some beach or in the Arara waterfall.

Departure: on Wednesdays, at 10 a.m. at the Marina do Davi
Arrival: Friday, around 1 p.m.

Map of this Cruise

Note: all routes are subject to change according to weather conditions, environment and Nature's overall aspect. 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 travel there is no cell phone signal nor Internet connection, which liberates us from distractions and allows us to live the present moment with more intensity, a key factor to connect with Mother Nature.

Additional Information

Private Canoe Ride (Electric Powered)
Wanna see the forest up close? Embark on a private tour by electric canoe, accompanied by experienced guide. Watch wild animals, streams and igapós (flooded forest).
Swimming With Pink Dolphins
The pink boto is a species of freshwater dolphin that lives freely in the Amazonian rivers. They approach human presence when we offer them fish baits as food. They are docile, playful and enjoy interacting with tourists.
Panoramic Flight in Seaplane
At the end of the trip, when you return to Manaus, you can choose to take a panoramic tour, in a hydroplane, to see from up above how beautiful the Amazon region is. Please ask pricing and availability in advance.

Note: please contact us in advance for availability and pricing.

In addition to clothes, equipment, medicines and hygiene items 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)
*Wet wipes
*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);

Prevention 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.

Travel Insurance

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. 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 in charge 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
* Kayak with electric motor
* Night walking in the jungle
* Swimming with dolphins
* Panoramic flight - contact us for pricing
* Tree climbing - contact us in advance

- Transfers
- Airline tickets
- Airport Fees
- Medical emergency costs
- Freebies
- Souvenirs or additional services
- Insurance (travel, accidents, medical emergencies, evacuations, etc.)
- Passport costs
- Everything that is not listed as included

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