Amazon river cruise 5days/4nights
We offer an authentic experience: A river cruise through all the beauties of the Rio Negro. And where do we start? In the heart of the Amazon rainforest, Manaus. With more than 2 million inhabitants you will be enchanted with the history, flavors and the beautiful forest. At the beginning of the 20th century, Manaus was actually known as the Paris of the Tropics.
But the protagonist of this itinerary is Rio Negro. Imagine navigating the largest tributary of the left bank of the Amazon River, the longest river of dark waters in the world and the seventh largest in volume of water. It is known for its unique beauty, for the people that inhabit its banks full of big trees, for the lakes rich in biodiversity and abundant Amazonian culture.
Get ready! The Amazon is a mysterious universe. A place where everything goes beyond the ordinary: the abundance of waters and fish – the pirarucu is the king of fresh water – the exuberance of flora, in short, paradise for those who love nature.
This trip to Amazonas is a true immersion in the culture, customs and flavors presented by the traditional peoples of the Rio Negro. After landing in Manaus, we will get to our boat that will take us up the river, the majestic Rio Negro. Get ready to experience moments of pure connection with the Amazon in an itinerary focused on ecotourism.
Boarding at the port of Manaus there will be a safety briefing and presentation of the crew on board. Enjoy a welcome cocktail and then we will head to the Seringal Museum.
As we sail through the dark waters of the Rio Negro, lunch will be served. And shortly we will arrive at Lake Tarumã.
The space reproduces a rubber plantation from the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, the time of the rubber and a period of great economic growth in the Amazon. The facilities were originally used as locations for the filming of the feature film “A Selva”, by Portuguese director Leonel Vieira, who adapted the book of the same name from the Portuguese writer Ferreira Castro. As a counterpart to the support given by the State Government of Amazons to the production of the film. The scenery was donated to the Department of Culture, which transformed it into the Museu do Seringal Vila Paraíso.
After a pleasant time at the museum, we continue our trip to the Ariaú River, where we will spend the night.
Optional night tour: motorized canoe tour to observe and contemplate the wildlife of the jungle.
Why not start your day with a contemplative walk in the forest? Before breakfast you will have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the sunrise in the middle of the jungle. A great moment to close your eyes, listen to the sound of the birds and the wind lightly passing through the great trees – allowing all of your senses to experience the Amazon.
Return to the boat for breakfast, and soon after you will have the chance to visit a place known for being the dolphin habitat of the Amazon, but not just any dolphin, the famous pink one! Although this type of dolphin appears in several regions of the Amazon, the lake of Acajatuba is one of the main meeting points of this species.
We will visit the project supported by ICMBIO – The institute is responsible for proposing, implementing, managing, protecting, inspecting and monitoring federal conservation units, in addition to promoting and executing programs for research, protection, preservation and conservation of biodiversity and exercising the power of environmental police for the protection of biodiversity throughout Brazil
We will continue our journey, and at night we will disembark at Jaradá Lake, still on the Cuieiras River, for a barbecue in a regional hut where we will have the opportunity to enjoy an Amazonian style party: a bonfire, lots of singing, and of course, we always count on having some talents amongst us, crew and passengers!
The day will dawn differently, you will be in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.
Get ready to have an unforgettable experience. We will do immersion tours in the forest. Go to the wonderful lake Jaradá which is rich in biodiversity. This is a region where we will contemplate one of the oldest species of Amazonian flora called “Macacarecúia” and with a vast wealth of orchids and bromeliads. In the afternoon we will take a walk in the forest to get to know one of the oldest ecosystems, called “Campina.
And then we will arrive at the famous Anavilhanas Archipelago, where our whole experience will be dedicated to contemplation tours, and mainly: feeling the energy of the forest and going for swims in the river.
The Anavilhanas National Park covers around 400 islands. The park is located on the Rio Negro, close to the Jaú National Park. It is a Brazilian conservation unit for integral protection of nature located in the state of Amazonas, with territory distributed by the municipalities of Manaus, Iranduba and Novo Airão, it was created in 1981. Its purpose is to preserve the Anavilhanas river archipelago as well as its surrounding mangroves and plants, stimulate the production of knowledge through scientific research and promote the importance of the National Park for conservation.
The return to the boat will be in the late afternoon, this is one of the moments where anything can happen: instant rain showers, sudden flocks of birds that might accompany us, and a sun saying goodbye to another day in harmony with our mother nature. To finish the day there will be a barbecue of Amazonian flavor on the beach.
Durante todo o dia navegaremos pelas inúmeras ilhas e canais que formam o arquipélago regressando à cidade. Visita ao famoso Encontro das águas (rio Negro e rio Solimões) – Previsão de chegada às 16h00 em Manaus.
INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE
- Accommodation in a DBL cabin
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Mineral water (available drinking fountains on the boat)
- A specialized English speaking guide on the Amazon throughout the whole trip
- Ecotourism activities, and visitation fees in the places visited
- Transfer – hotel – boat – hotel
- Travel insurance – Vivejar
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE
- Airline tickets
- Items not specified above
- The Ministry of Health recommends (not mandatory) the yellow fever vaccination for all travelers over 9 months of age who enter endemic areas in Brazil, such as the Amazon region.
- As it is an itinerary in the middle of nature, the attractions and route are subject to change according to the level of the river, ensuring the safety and comfort of all travelers.
- Considering the activities on the last day of the itinerary, we recommend that you book a flight leaving Manaus Airport after 9 pm.
- The cabins are equipped with a small double bed and a single bunk bed, accommodating up to 3 people. For greater convenience and comfort, we recommend a maximum of 2 adults and one hild per cabin.
- You can upgrade to the Master Cabin that has more space, a king size bed (2.03 x 1.95) and panoramic windows for 10% extra per person.
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