3-Day, 5-Day and 7-Day Amazonas and Negro Rivers Cruise Itineraries.
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Lo Peix & Acqua Amazon cruise offers 3-Day, 5-Day and 7-Day cruise itineraries departing from Manaus, Brazil. These itineraries all take you on a tour highlighting the beauty of the Brazilian Amazon. For those on a tight schedule, the 3-Day cruise option cruises to the iconic "Meeting of the Waters" and the Anavilhanas Archipelago. 

For those who are able to take a longer cruise, be prepared to be amazed by the pristine beauty of the Amazon jungle. Visit the Jau National Park to search for jaguars, pink river dolphins, anacondas, piranhas, various monkey species and more.

Starting price: $ 695+


This trip is ideal for those people short on time who want to see and experience the highlights of Brazil's Amazon region near Manaus. You will see not only the Meeting of the Waters, but also the wildlife-rich Janauary Ecological Park.

Day 1: Manaus - Meeting of the Waters - Amazon River - Lake Janauary



Depart from David’s Marina (near the Hotel Tropical) at 10 AM. After being welcomed onboard by the crew and having made yourself at home in the cabins, a brief meeting will be held to go over the boat's facilities and to inform you of what awaits over the coming days.
As you set sail for the Negro River you will have the opportunity to see some of Manaus’ most famous sights such as the Negro River Bridge, the spectacular Teatro Amazonas and the Meeting of the Waters. From here we sail to Catalan Lake, where the locals live in floating houses. Here we have the opportunity to catch the largest freshwater fish in the world giant Pirarucu (catch and release), and the dreaded red piranhas of the Amazon.
Entering the small natural channels around Paracuba Island we make our way to Lake Janauary Ecological Park, where we navigate the varzea lakes formed by the seasonal flooding and observe different species of birds, monkeys and reptiles.
We have our lunch in a typical floating restaurant before taking a short walk through an elevated walkway to the Lake of the Victoria Amazonica (the giant Amazon water lily).
We continue to navigate on the Negro River to the beach or lake Caioue Tupé, depending on water level.

Day 2: Tucano Village - Jungle Walk - Sítio Palmeiral Reserve



This morning we wake early to welcome the dawning of the day, an excellent time to spot wildlife, especially birds which are most active at this time of day.
Later we pay a visit to the Indian village of Tucano, to learn about their way of life on the river. Afterwards we navigate to the Sítio Palmeiral Reserve in the east end of the Anavilhanas National Park, where we will take a walk in the jungle. Accompanied by an expert guide we learn about the flora and fauna of the region that are important to the local communities in the Amazon. We'll encounter ancient trees and medicinal plants and learn about survival techniques in the jungle, including hunting, fishing, gathering wild fruits and traditional medicine.
At the end of our walk we will see a beautiful sunset from the viewpoint of the Tucan.
Tonight we head out on a motorized canoe ride to observe the nocturnal wildlife, spotting crocodiles, birds and maybe even snakes.

Day 3: Ariaú River - Manaus



This morning we take a motorized canoe ride or paddle kayak along the Ariaú River canoe to observe wildlife and visit the majestic giant Samauma tree. Here it is easy to observe groups of monkeys, parrots and waterfowl.
If we are lucky we can hear howler monkeys too. It was here, in this river, that the famous Amazon film Anakonda was filmed. We will reluctantly disembark around 11 a.m. and be transported via motorized canoe back to David's Marina, arriving between 12-1 p.m.


Note: Please note that the itineraries below are dependent on the river water level, weather conditions, wildlife behavior, and accessibility to locations, so may vary. Passengers should also be aware that animal sightings cannot be guaranteed due to the unpredictability of wildlife behavior. All times indicated are approximate, and are also subject to change.

Starting price: $ 695+


This three-day itinerary heads North West from Manaus up the Negro River, so named for the color of its tannin-stained waters, and into the stunning Anavilhanas archipelago. Not only is the river, and the jungle surrounding it, beautiful and ecologically-rich, but the natural acidity of the water keeps mosquitoes at bay.

Day 1: Ariau River - Lake Acajatuba - Anavilhanas - Terra Preta Village



Depart from David's Marina (near the Hotel Tropical) at 10 a.m. via motorized canoe, arriving at the Ariau River and the awaiting the boat at around 11 a.m.
After being welcomed onboard Lo Peix by the crew and having made yourself at home in the cabins, a brief meeting will be held to go over the boat's facilities and to inform you of what awaits over the coming days.
We take our lunch onboard and sail into the Ubin Ecological Park. We navigate to Lake Acajatuba where we have the option of bathing with the curious and incredible pink Amazon River dolphins (optional activity, additional cost.
Later we sail along the Negro River, and the great maze of uninhabited islands of the Anavilhanas Archipelago National park, a protected area of 350,000 ha and more than 600 islands.
We wind our way through this river paradise of islands and white sand beaches (depending on water level) to the village of Terra Preta to meet the local indigenous community and learn about their way of life, including the strange fruit and tubers of their diet. We visit a traditional Maloca, the communal house where elders pass down stories by word of mouth to younger generations and shaman perform rituals to connect to their ancestral spirits.
After further navigation of the Negro we will enter the Igapo, or black-water flooded forest, of the Mucuras River by small canoe, to experience different tree, aquatic and terrestrial species. At night you have the chance to observe nocturnal animals and admire the millions of stars of the southern hemisphere constellations.

Day 2: Cuieras River - Arara Lake - Jungle Walk



This morning we take a motorized canoe ride or paddle canoes through the enchanting Igapo (flooded forest) region between the Múcuras and Cuieras Rivers.
In the Cuieras River there are amazingly 5 different indigenous communities, the Kambebas, Desanas and Bares amongst others. Later we navigate to Arara Lake for a rainforest walk. Silently we listen and watch out for the animals of the jungle, as we walk amongst ancient trees and entangled liana vines. If we are lucky we'll observe some group of monkeys, parrots and maybe toucans. We return to the boat at dusk.
For those who do not opt for the optional activities of a nocturnal walk or overnight jungle camp there will be a night canoe ride to observe the nocturnal wildlife, such as birds, crocodiles, frogs and snakes.

Day 3: Tarumancinho River - Vila Paraiso - Manaus



As the day dawns we begin navigation towards Manaus on the Negro River to its Tarumancinho tributary where we will stop at a beach for bathing (depending on the water level).
We pay a visit to Vila Paraiso, a reconstruction of an old rubber plantation, where we can see the daily life of rubber tappers, and the entire production process for the once invaluable product. We can see and touch tools, visit the replica home of a Rubber Baron and attend a live cutting and extraction (milking) of a Seringa (rubber) tree. This is a good time to explain some of the history of colonization of Amazonia by the Portuguese and Spanish.
We have lunch on board while sailing to Manaus, where we disembark at Marina David between 1-2 PM.


Note: Please note that the itineraries below are dependent on the river water level, weather conditions, wildlife behavior, and accessibility to locations, so may vary. Passengers should also be aware that animal sightings cannot be guaranteed due to the unpredictability of wildlife behavior. All times indicated are approximate, and are also subject to change.

Starting price: $ 1050+


This 5-day cruise is for those who want a more in-depth experience of Brazil's magical Amazon region, taking you to the Anavilhanas National Park.The incredible park is a maze-like archipelago with over 350 islands, home of manatees, pink dolphins, piranhas and much more.

Day 1: Manaus - Meeting of the Waters - Amazon River - Lake Janauary



Depart from Marina David (near the Hotel Tropical) at 10 AM.
After being welcomed onboard Lo Peix by the crew and having made yourself at home in the cabins, a brief meeting will be held to go over the boat's facilities and to inform you of what awaits over the coming days.
As you set sail for the Negro River you will have the opportunity to see some of Manaus’ most famous sights such as the Negro River Bridge, the spectacular Teatro Amazonas and the Meeting of the Waters.
From here we sail to Catalan Lake, where the locals live in floating houses. Here we have the opportunity to catch the largest freshwater fish in the world giant Pirarucu (catch and release), and the dreaded red piranhas of the Amazon.
Entering the small natural channels around Paracuba Island we make our way to Lake Janauary Ecological Park, where we navigate the varzea lakes formed by the seasonal flooding and observe different species of birds, monkeys and reptiles.
We have our lunch in a typical floating restaurant before taking a short walk through an elevated walkway to the Lake of the Victoria Amazonica (the giant Amazon water lily).
We continue to navigate on the Negro River to the beach or lake Caioue Tupe, depending on water level.

Day 2: Tucano Village - Jungle Walk - Sitio Palmeiral Reserve



This morning we wake early to welcome the dawning of the day, an excellent time to spot wildlife, especially birds which are most active at this time of day.
Later we pay a visit to the Indian village of Tucano, to learn about their way of life on the river.
Afterwards we navigate to the Sitio Palmeiral Reserve in the east end of the Anavilhanas National Park, where we will take a walk in the jungle. Accompanied by an expert guide we learn about the flora and fauna of the region that are important to the local communities in the Amazon. We'll encounter ancient trees and medicinal plants and learn about survival techniques in the jungle, inlcuding hunting, fishing, gathering wild fruits and traditional medicine.
At the end of our walk we will see a beautiful sunset from the viewpoint of the Tucan.
Tonight we head out on a motorized canoe ride to observe the nocturnal wildlife, spotting crocodiles, birds and maybe even snakes.

Day 3: Ariau River - Lake Acajatuba - Anavilhanas - Terra Preta Village



This morning we take a motorized canoe ride or paddle kayak along the Ariau River canoe to observe wildlife and visit the majestic giant Samauma tree. Here it is easy to observe groups of monkeys, parrots and waterfowl. If we are lucky we can hear howler monkeys too. It was here, in this river, that the famous Amazon film Anakonda was filmed.
Those leaving the cruise will disembark at 11 AM.
Otherwise we take our lunch onboard and sail into the Ubin Ecological Park. We navigate to Lake Acajatuba where we have the option of bathing with the curious and incredible pink Amazon River dolphins (optional activity, additional cost).
Later we sail along the Negro River, and the great maze of uninhabited islands of the Anavilhanas Archipelago National park, a protected area of 350,000 ha and more than 600 islands.
We wind our way through this river paradise of islands and white sand beaches (depending on water level) to the village of Terra Preta to meet the local indigenous community and learn about their way of life, including the strange fruit and tubers of their diet. We visit a traditional Maloca, the communal house where elders pass down stories by word of mouth to younger generations and shaman perform rituals to connect to their ancestral spirits.
After further navigation of the Negro we will enter the Igapo, or black-water flooded forest, of the Mucuras River by small canoe, to experience different tree, aquatic and terrestrial species. At night you have the chance to observe nocturnal animals and admire the millions of stars of the southern hemisphere constellations.

Day 4: Cuieras River - Arara Lake - Jungle Walk



This morning we take a motorized canoe ride or paddle canoes through the enchanting Igapo (flooded forest) region between the Múcuras and Cuieras Rivers. In the Cuieras River there are amazingly 5 different indigenous communities, the Kambebas, Desanas and Bares amongst others.
Later we navigate to Arara Lake for our second rainforest walk, but this time we will walk quietly through the jungle on a path less trodden to observe and put into practice what we have learned previously. Silently we listen and watch out for the animals of the jungle, as we walk amongst ancient trees and entangled liana vines. If we are lucky we'll observe some group of monkeys, parrots and maybe toucans. We return to the boat at dusk.
For those who do not opt for the optional activities of a nocturnal walk or overnight jungle camp there will be a night canoe ride to observe the nocturnal wildlife, such as birds, crocodiles, frogs and snakes.

Day 5: Tarumancinho River - Vila Paraiso - Manaus



As the day dawns we begin navigation towards Manaus on the Negro River to its Tarumancinho tributary where we will stop at a beach for bathing (depending on the water level).
We pay a visit to Vila Paraiso, a reconstruction of an old rubber plantation, where we can see the daily life of rubber tappers, and the entire production process for the once invaluable product. We can see and touch tools, visit the replica home of a Rubber Baron and attend a live cutting and extraction (milking) of a Seringa (rubber) tree.
This is a good time to explain some of the history of colonization of Amazonia by the Portuguese and Spanish.
We have lunch on board while sailing to Manaus, where we disembark at Marina David between 1-2 PM.


Note: Please note that the itineraries below are dependent on the river water level, weather conditions, wildlife behavior, and accessibility to locations, so may vary. Passengers should also be aware that animal sightings cannot be guaranteed due to the unpredictability of wildlife behavior. All times indicated are approximate, and are also subject to change.

For boat rental and rental prices, please contact us.



Anavilhanas National Park and Jaú National Park



This 7-day cruise transports adventurous groups to the wild and few explored heart of the Amazonas, to the Jaú National Park, Negro River, a river of black waters and white beaches of extreme beauty.



One of the most uninhabited and still unknown places on the planet, a unique world that hosts peculiar and diverse ecosystems.
Waters of dark color, at the same time very pure and very acid, where species of fish and animals live adapted to this peculiar environment. It harbors great biodiversity, endemic species (that only live in this ecosystem), among them many of the popular and seen aquarium fish such as Cardinal Neon, climbing, disco. At the same time, this very acid environment does not allow the proliferation of mosquitoes, which makes this ecosystem safer and more pleasant to travel.
Discover a lost city in the jungle and ancient caves used by the Waimiri Indians.



Explore the wonders of the incredible Anavilhanas archipelago with more than 350 islands, home to manatees, pink dolphins, crocodiles, as well as the mystical piranhas and anacondas.
Animals that remain hidden, among the vegetation and throughout the days we will try to see, listen and know them, with canoe rides and walks.
Airao Velho, an old rubber city, today assimilated by the dense jungle, which little by little regains its dominance. To see ancient petroglyphs, drawings and symbols sculpted by ancient peoples more than 5000 years ago. We will visit indigenous villages that keep secrets, mysteries and legends.



On board our boats we offer you a very special expedition, in small groups that will allow us to see and feel the strength and domain of nature.




Lo Peix & Acqua Amazon




Designed and built for Amazonian expeditions. Preserving the appearance and essence of a regional Amazon ship. Practicality, contact with nature and open spaces in different environments.
Its main strong point: ecology and respect for nature. Solar energy photovoltaic, electrical systems, lighting, plugs and fans supplied by clean energy from the Sun. When the boat is stopped there is total silence and zero emissions of pollutants.





The Expediction


Day 1: Manaus - The Meeting of The Waters - Janauari Lake



Departure from Marina de David (near the Tropical Hotel) at 10 a.m.
After being welcomed on board by the crew and accommodated in the cabins, a brief meeting will be held to review the ship's facilities and to inform you of what awaits you in the coming days.
Embarked on our boat we start to sail east, by the largest river system on the planet, we will see the main historical buildings located on the outskirts of the city of Manaus:
From the boat we can see the dome of the amazonas theater, colossal engineering work of the floating port, the favelas (typical houses on stilts), Adolpho Lisboa municipal market, customs, inheritance of the ancient glory and wealth of the rubber city that Manaus was in the past.
We will continue navigating to the spectacular natural phenomenon of the Meeting of the Waters. Place where the waters of the rivers Solimões and Negro meet together side by side for kilometers.
We continue navigating the Negro River and we go towards the ecological reserve of Januari Lake where we will see the typical floating houses of Vila Catalão, a real floating village. We will take a canoe trip through the flooded forest named 'Lagoa de Várzea'.
Here we will have lunch in a typical floating regional restaurant. Walking through a suspended walkway, we will witness the abundant and varied flora and fauna of these muddy waters, including several species of birds and plants, such as the giant water lily of the Amazon (Amazonian Victoria) and giant trees such as Samauma.
Once back on the boat, we will go up the Negro River towards the West, observing the sunset. At nightfall we will arrive at Lake Arara in the Palmeral Ecological Reserve, the gateway to the Anavilhanas Archipelago National Park.

Day 2: Anavilhanas Archipelago National Park

We spent the second day exploring the remarkable archipelago, starting with a walk through the jungle accompanied by a local guide in which we will observe the wild life and learn some of the mysteries and secrets of the jungle. We will learn some survival and hunting techniques with blowguns and bow. Traditional medicine identification of medicinal plants used for centuries by local tribes.
Navigating this uninhabited archipelago, which consists of more than 350 islands, we have the opportunity to explore this river paradise where you can find crocodiles, iguanas, parrots, monkeys, dolphins and manatees.
At night we will go out by canoe to see and hear the animals that live in the surrounding lakes, inhabited by large black caimans that can reach 6 meters.



During the night we sailed inside the archipelago to the caves of Madada.

Day 3: Madada Caves - Anavilhanas

At dawn we go out in a motorized canoe to the Anavilhanas Archipelago, a quiet place, far from the normal navigation routes, where we can enjoy a great bird watching, with parrots, macaws and common eagles.
Later we walk around two hours through the jungle to reach the caves of Madada, a little known place in the middle of the jungle, which can only be reached by boat, canoe and on foot, and with the help of those who know the place!



The caves are a magical and unique place where the tribal chiefs of the Waimiri Indians hid during the Portuguese occupation.
We can appreciate its peculiar and mysterious fauna amphibians, spiders, bats and other mammals that now use them as a shelter. In this place we have sometimes observed the traces of the great predator, the Jaguar.



Back to the boat we will have the opportunity to cool off and sunbathe on one of the most spectacular white sand beaches of the Anavilhanas Archipelago that contrast with the red yellow black waters of this mysterious river.
Aturia River, located on the southern boundary of the Waimiri ~ Atroari Indian reserve. We will make a nocturnal walk through the region to observe the fauna and listen to the nocturnal sounds of the jungle taking care not to enter the right margin, Waimiri territory.

Day 4: Velho Airão

Today we embark on a quest to find the lost city of Velho Airão, an ancient and prosperous city, now abandoned after the rubber boom and enveloped by the lush rainforest. Recovering the slow but constant dominance of the Nature.



Here at the entrance to the Jaú National Park, we can deepen our understanding of the rubber boom era, since the city is one of the last reminders of that time, it tells us its dark history of wealthy families who controlled the rubber trade, exploitation, slave labor, in search of the wealth provided by rubber milk. The white gold.

Day 5: Jaú National Park

The Jaú National Park is the largest national park in Brazil, a continuous rainforest located between the municipalities of Novo Airão and Barcelos. Currently, this ecological paradise is known as the Conservation Unit model in Amazonas and together with the Sustainable Development Reserves of Amana and Mamirauá, it is the largest biological corridor preserved in Brazil and one of the largest in the world, with more than 5.7 million hectares in size.



Here the human presence is minimal and the permitted activities are restricted to sustenance and survival. Here, while exploring in a canoe, we are more likely to observe some types of animals such as the capybara, tapir, paca, big alligator, herons, otters and jaguars.
In the afternoon we sail through the Jaú River, taking a time to take a walk in the afternoon. Depending on the water levels, we can also navigate all the way to the Carabinani River to witness its beautiful slides and black water falls, which depending on the sunlight are reddish, golden.



Taking a relaxing time to take a walk at sunset appreciating once again a spectacular sunset. Magic moment of transition between diurnal animals and the arrival of nocturnal animals. At night, we again go by canoe for another chance to observe the abundant wildlife of the park, the sounds and mysterious lights...

Day 6: Jaú National Park

Today we get up early appreciating the sunrise to see and feel the awakening of the jungle singing birds, howler monkeys and other wild animals contemplating this exuberant green beauty.
Under the shade of the giant trees Itauba, Castañera Angelin and Samauma we will make a walk through the jungle to explore the tropical forest of the mainland (depending on the water level) to reach a small and refreshing waterfall where we can take a bath. Note: this activity depends on the weather conditions and level of the Jaú river. Normally it can be done between the months of January to September.
In the afternoon, we began to navigate from the Jaú River and the Anavilhanas archipelago to our new destination, the Ariaú River.

Day 7: Ariaú River - Acajatuba Lake - Manaus

This morning we will arrive and explore the Ariaú River where the famous Anaconda movie was filmed.



The lakes here are influenced by the waters of the Amazon River, promoting a rich flora and fauna different to the one seen so far in the expedition.
It is common to see different species of monkeys, osprey, martin fisherman and other species of small and colorful birds. Now comes one of the most anticipated moments of the expedition: we will soak! We will have the opportunity to swim with the mysterious pink dolphins of the Amazon (optional activity) in Lake Acajatuba.



Back to Manaus we will visit a small village of Tatuyo ~ Tucano Indians, one of the 26 ethnic groups that have originated along the banks of the Negro River.



Here we can learn how these indians live, their plantations, hunt, fish, make cassava flour and we can participate in some of their rituals where they will tell us some of their customs, stories and legends.
We will continue sailing to Manaus. Arrival planned at Marina of Davi approximately at 1 p.m.

Optional hydroplane ride (may be in the day of arrival, in the afternoon, or the next day in the morning).




Note: Please note that the itineraries below are dependent on the river water level, weather conditions, wildlife behavior, and accessibility to locations, so may vary. Passengers should also be aware that animal sightings cannot be guaranteed due to the unpredictability of wildlife behavior. All times indicated are approximate, and are also subject to change.

Estimated prices (precios estimados).

Of course there are some extras available for those wanting a more in-depth experience and up for having fun. Ask us about the optional activities and include them in your trip.

Swimming with dolphins ~ $20 pp

​They are wild dolphins and like to play with humans. The pink dolphin lives in the wild by nature. We can reach to them and have some fun. There are many researchers studying the species of amazonian dolphins.

Kayak and canoe ride ~ $25 pp

There are many places that can be reached easier with a kayak or a canoe. If you want a more in depth exploration of the areas, ask for this activity and enjoy!

Camping in the jungle ~ $60 pp

​A real experience inside the jungle, using orientation and survival techniques. Also, a camping in the forest can be fun and challenging at the same time.

Hydroplane flight ~ $250 pp (up to 4 people)

​You can also see the Amazon from another point of view! Taking a flight will expand your vision of the region and all its beauty. Sure it is an unforgetable moment.


Note: Please note that the itineraries below are dependent on the river water level, weather conditions, wildlife behavior, and accessibility to locations, so may vary. Passengers should also be aware that animal sightings cannot be guaranteed due to the unpredictability of wildlife behavior. All times indicated are approximate, and are also subject to change.

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