Boarding at 10 a.m. at Marina do Davi (next to the Tropical Hotel). Everyone aboard, we will have a brief meeting to introduce the crew, explain the safety procedures, navigation and routes. After deliverying 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 outskirts of Manaus City, Ponta Negra beach, the dome of the Amazonas Theater, the favelas, the Adolpho Lisboa Municipal Market and also a colossal engineering work: the Floating Port. We continue sailing through the Rio Negro up to the Ecological Reserve Lake Janauari, where there are many floating houses. Lunch will be on a floating restaurant, where we can enjoy the Amazonian cuisine (lunch included). After lunch, we will walk along a suspended walkway, from where it is possible to play with wild monkeys and observe various other species of animals and plants, including Victoria amazonica, the famous Victoria Regia.
But the climax of the day is yet to come: it's when we head to this Nature's wonder, unique in the world, the so-called Meeting of the Waters. Two giant rivers, Negro and Solimões, running side by side without mixing. A true spectacle! But the day is not over yet, and we will further visit a floating house where they create some big Pirarucu (Arapaima gigas), an icon fish of the Amazon. Back on board, we will navigate upwards the Rio Negro heading West while contemplating the sunset. At dusk, we will be arriving near the Tukano indian village, inside the Rio Negro Sustainable Development Reserve, the gateway to Anavilhanas. At the beach of Palmeiral land reserve, we'll settle down for the night.
The first activity of the second day is an adventure on land. The walk in the forest at the Palmeiral site is an excellent opportunity to get to know up close the life that exists inside the Amazon forest. 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 know the Rubber Tree, from which is extracted the latex, the rubber; product responsible for much of the economic and social development of Brazil during the rubber boom. While walking through the forest, accompanied by an experienced forest guide, we will also be presented some survival techniques in the jungle.
Our next stop is Aldeia Tucano, where you will meet an indigenous tribe native to the region and learn more about their customs and rituals. To feel the Amazonian welcome, the Pajé, chief of the tribe, will welcome us with a presentation to the sound of tribal flutes and dances with the participation of the Indians men and women of the tribe. After the warm reception, to refresh ourselves, we can go to Lake Acajatuba to take a shower with the Pink Dolphin. These friendly dolphins live in freedom in nature and are familiar with human presence, approaching when they offer them fish.
The tour continues towards the Ariaú River, where the film Anaconda was recorded. In this area it is common to observe animals such as macaco-de-cheiro, guariba, spider monkey, sloth, fisher-birds, parrots, among others. In case of night, a motorboat trip can be made, focusing with lantern in search of animals like hunting eagles, bacurau, urutau, herons, gypsy-birds, alligators, among others.
Dawn of the day on the Ariaú River, enjoying the beauty and the aspect of nature at dawn. During this period, it is possible to observe some species of animals that are more active at the beginning of the day.
We will leave for a canoe trip to observe the fauna and flora typical of the region. Among some common animals to watch are the guariba monkeys, the sloth, the monkeys, parrots, herons, fishermen, gypsies, among others. On the banks of this river, one can also enjoy the view of the largest tree in the forest, the giant Samaúma.
We continue towards the National Park of the Anavilhanas Archipelago, an area of 350,000 hectares with more than 650 groups of islands. In the dry season, it is possible to enjoy the white sandy beaches and cool off in them. Before the end of the day, we will still explore the archipelago region in the motorboat.
Let's start the day with a walk in the forest, near Lake Tucumã, to observe the flora and fauna of the Rio Negro region. Depending on the season, we may find a special stream that leads to 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 at the Anavilhanas archipelago. Arriving in the Mucuras River, we will take a canoe trip to observe the fauna and flora of the magical igapó. This vast flooded forest, unites the basins of the Mucuras and Cuieras rivers.
The place is low visited, being the scene of some local legends and also the natural habitat of the feared electric eel. Let us observe wild animals like some very beautiful birds, toucans and macaws. At night, we can continue by canoe to hear the sounds of nature.
Early morning to contemplate the sunrise. The experience of the day brightening within the Amazon forests brings a deep sense 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 Monday, at 10 a.m. at the Marina do Davi (near the Tropical Hotel)
Arrival: on Friday, around 1 p.m.
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.
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)
*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.
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
- 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 out on Wednesdays, within just 3 days this cruise makes an in depth trip inside Amazon.
More extensive cruise, going to Anavilhanas Archipelago, exploring Amazonas and Negro Rivers.
New route exploring Amazonas and Negro rivers, Anavilhanas Islands and the Land of Waterfalls.
Expedition heading to Anavilhanas Islands to reach a beautiful waterfall inside the rainforest.
Expedition passing through Anavilhanas Islands and reaching the mysterious Caves of Madadá.
Expedition visiting many special spots, by Negro River, through Anavilhanas and reaching the Jaú National Park.
Get off road to the Land of Waterfalls, or sail over the amazing Meeting of Waters. Meet indigenous rituals, and swim with pink dolphins, all in one single day!
If you want to add more adventure to your trip, see some options that we have to make your expedition even more enjoyable.