This trip is for people interested in having maximum of contact with the nature, learning in the process as much possible about the forest. This trip is done to the south of Manaus in the Juma area, 100 kilometers away from the city. On this tour three nights are spent at the lodge and three nights are spent camping in the forest.
A boat ride to the meeting of the waters (the point where the Negro river meet the Solimões river) see the water lilies, piranha fishing, cayman spotting at night, spear fishing, dolphin watching, bird watching, jungle trekking, canoeing in the flooded forest (from April to August when the water level is high), visiting the local people. This tour can be done with the minimum of two people and maximum of 8.
Day one: At 8am the client is taken from his hotel to the Ceasa port: A 20-minute drive by car. There a speed-boat is used to take him to the meeting of the waters (the point where the Negro river and the Solimões river meet). From there he is taken to the village of Careiro on the other side of the river. The entire Boat-ride takes about 40 minutes. At Careiro he will continue his journey by car for about 50 minutes to the village of Araça. From there the last part of the journey is done by speed-boat for about one and half hour, reaching the family house around 11:30am staying there the first night.
At 2:30pm the activities begin, the group leaves by motorized canoe for piranha fishing, dolphin and bird watching and the sunset watching at about 6:30pm. After dinner cayman then the sunset is done. It’s an activity where the guide catches a cayman and gives technical information about it.
Day two: At 5:30am a canoe trip is done to watch the sunrise and to get a close up view of the forest waking up to a new day. At 7am breakfast is served and then at 8am a jungle walk starts and it goes up to 11:30am. During the walk, the guide explains valuable information about the forest. Much is learned about medicinal plants, spiders, trees and there is even a chance of seeing monkeys.
The afternoon activity starts at 3pm. It is canoeing in the flooded forest and in the small channels. It is a great opportunity to see and learn about the flora and fauna of this fantastic Amazon jungle.
Day three: from am to 11am a visit is made to a local family house to learn about their simple and fantastic way of living in the forest. At 3pm the group will leave for the forest: The Survival part of the jungle tour, moving to different camp sites as the tour develops.
Days four, five, six and seven: During the period of camping in the forest, there is also a chance to sleep at the house of locals.
The group spends these days camping in the forest. All the while the following activities are practiced: Spear fishing at night to catch their own food, trekking in different parts of the forest canoeing, camping in different areas and visiting the homes of locals. The highlight of this tour is the acquirement of survival techniques in the forest.
On the last day, the group returns to the lodge at about 11am. After lunch at 1:30pm the group returns to Manaus, arriving there at about 4:30pm.
What to bring for your jungle tour:
Long pants, short pants, long sleeves shirt, t-shirts, Small daypack, sunglasses, insect repellent, rain coat, cap, boots or tennis shoes, flashlight, Binoculars, swimming suit, Camera, batteries and charger (there is 110 volt electricity ), Sleeping Bags
When travelling to the Amazon and to South America in general, make sure you are vaccinated against yellow fever. Get more information about this from your doctor.
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