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Amazon Rainforest Tour

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Amazon Rainforest 5 days/4 nights

Explore the "lungs of the earth" by foot and boat, and experience the richness the largest rainforest in the world has to offer. This tour can be added onto any other itinerary with corresponding national / international flights.

 

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Fly to Manaus (via Sao Paulo)

Day 2 - Manaus

Arrive at Manaus airport, and transfer to the lodge. Free day to settle in and explore at leisure, or book an optional excursion. Overnight stay and dinner at the lodge. 

Day 3 & 4 - Amazon Rainforest

Breakfast at the lodge. Discover the "Amazonas" rainforest on foot. Enjoy the flora and fauna in the forest, travel along the channel storages, and visit the caymans at night. Meet the inhabitants of a local amazonian community whilst visiting their village.  Your trip ends at the location where two rivers meet and merge into the Amazonas River. Please note that several of the possible activities are weather dependent. See details below. Overnight stay and dinner at the lodge. 

Day 5 - Departure

Breakfast at the lodge. Check-out time at 10.30am. Transfer to the airport in time to board onward flight. 

 TOUR DETAILS

  1. Nature Hike: The tour guide will lead you through the virgin rainforest, imparting knowledge about the local flora and fauna, how and where to find edible fruits and drinking water, medicinal plants and how to find your way in the forest and much much more. The Ecopark prioritises biodiversity and is proud of it's unvataloguesd virgin rainforest, natural savannahs and creeks. Several streams of crystal clear warm water also run through the local area. Tour duration: 1 - 3 hours (depending on the health conditions of the participants). 
  2. Monkey Forest: This area was created in 1991 to rehabilitate and re-introduce wild animals, that have been confiscated due to illegal commerce, back into their natural habitat. This centre takes care of animals that are initially put into quarantine (to be evaluated) and then taken care of by a team of vets and biologists. In partnership with the FFV (Live Forest Foundation), a not for profit institution overseen by Amazon Ecopark Lodge, a unique feeding system has been developed. Twice a day (10:30 and 15:30), the animals receive supplements of their natural diet, ensuring they are being fed the nutrients they require. The Monkey Forest is open to guests at feeding times, always accompanied by  certified professionals, permitting guests to film and photograph these animals in a natural and safe environment. Duration: 40 - 60 minutes. 
  3. Caboclo's house visit: Board a boat or motorized canoe from the lodge, accompanied by a bilingual guide, to learn about the traditions and customers of the local Amazonians ("natives"). Tour duration: 40 minutes to 1 hour. 
  4. Fishing Tour: Board a boat or motorized canoe from the lodge, accompanied by a bilingual guide, to try your hand at fishing. This is a non-professional fishing trip, and fishing of piranhas and other species will depend on the season. Tour duration: 40 minutes to 1 hour. 
  5. Night Tour in Canoe: Leave the lodge in a paddle or motorized canoe, to appreciate the sounds of the jungle at night, with the possibility of spotting small alligators, or other nocturnal animals. Alligators can be spotted as their eyes shine like small red lights at night. Once spotted using the guide's spotlight, the guide will attempt to catch a small alligator with his own hands and bring it onto the canoe for all to see, and a brief explanation of their habitat will be given. The alligator will then be safely released back into the river, and no animals are harmed in this process.Tour duration: about 1 hour. Please note that during the "high water level" season (from April to August) and on full moon evenings, it might be difficult to spot alligators. 
  6. "Meeting of the Waters" Tour: Depart the Ecopark at 08:30 AM on a regional double-deck boat. The boat will sail down the Negro River, along the shore of the City of Manaus, allowing passengers to view the Amazonas Theatre, the Port of Manaus, Customs and the interesting aspects of local life (such as the stilt houses). The tour will arrive at the meeting of the waters at about 11.30 AM. This is where you will see the spectacle of the merging of the Negro and Solimoes Rivers. Fro this point on, both rivers form the famous Amazon River that runs all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. The waters of the two rivers run together for about 12 kms, side by side, without mixing. This phenomenon happens due to differences in temperature, density and speed of the waters of the rivers. Lunch is NOT included, but can be purchased in a typical restaurant (rustic and clean buffet style, international and regional dishes). Rates and availability for this lunch will be confirmed on request. Tour duration: 8-9 hours. 

 

What's included?

  • International and National flights (with TAM airlines)
  • Overnight stay and full board accommodation
  • Transfer IN (by car and boat) and transfer OUT (by car and boat), on a shared basis, with English speaking guide. Further details below. 
  • Meals: breakfast x 3, lunches x 2, dinner x 3
  • Tours: Nature Hike, Monkey Forest, Fishing, "Caboclo's House" visit, Canoe evening trip and "Meeting of the Waters" full day tour.  * Please note the exact times and dates of each tour will be co-ordinated by the local operations department. 
  • English, German, French or Italian speaking guides are available for all tours. Guides speaking other languages are subject to availability at an additional cost.

What's NOT included? 

  • Drinks
  • Meals that have not been listed. Lunch is not included in the "Meeting of the Waters" tour; rates and availability of this lunch can be confirmed if requested. 
  • Optional excursions
  • Early Check-In, late Check-Out or room upgrades

 

COST OF TOUR, PER PERSON, STARTING FROM

 Standard Room Type      (price per person)

Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge 3*                 2017 Prices

Single From GBP £1305
Double From GBP £1210
* The above prices are not valid for special events, Carnival, Easter, New Year's eve. Aforementioned dates can be requested for an additional fee. Prices subject to availability.

 

Transfer Details: 

  1. During the day - regular transfers from the airport to Amazon Ecopark as per the main scheduled flights arriving in Manaus during the day (from 6:00 am until 5.00 pm). Regular transfers from Amazon Ecopark to the airport at 8.30 am and 11.30 am. Please note: during daylight saving time in Brazil (October to February) the lodge will anticipate the early arrival of passengers, and adjust the transfer schedule from the airport to the lodge accordingly. The schedule for transfer from Manaus airport to the lodge during this period will be at 8.30 am and 11.00 am. 
  2. In the evening - regular transfers from and to the airport; the lodge provides transfers in the evening with additional cost. 
  3. From / To hotels in Manaus - for passengers at the hotels in Manaus, the pre-scheduled transfers included in the package rate are as follows; from the hotel in Manaus to the Lodge at 08:30am or 12:00 noon. From the lodge to hotel in Manaus at 11:30am (arrival in Manaus at approximately 12.30pm).

WHY NOT UPGRADE TO THE "DELUXE" AMAZON RAIN FOREST TOUR PACKAGE? 

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