From a secluded jungle lodge tucked into the rainforest to the sparkling waterfalls, this rare ecotourism adventure reveals less-discovered regions of this globally acclaimed nature travel hotspot in Manaus Brazil. We’ll hike amid incredible biodiversity, keeping watch for myriad wildlife and tropical birds in forests. We’ll also learn about the land and its people, tour a tropical fruit orchard and discover how local conservation efforts are protecting untouched landscapes and wild creatures. The Amazon is full of wonders and brimming with surprises—discover them as we explore a range of diverse habitats off the standard tourist track.
Duration: 4 days/ 3 nights
Start/End Location: Manaus, Brazil
Availability: Year-round (prices differ in low and high season)
Day 1 – Waterfall Visit
At 9:00 a.m. you will be taken by car to the lodge located just outside the township of Presidente Figueiredo. During this two-hour drive, you will witness the vegetation change from colonized deforested areas to virgin rainforest. On your way to the lodge, you will also have the chance to see the beautiful local crafts, tapestries, books, jewelry and other one-of-a-kind souvenirs at Waimiri Atrorari’s indigenous store, located in the small town of Presidente Figueiredo. Leaving the town, we will visit one of the refreshing waterfalls that this area is known for. The hike to the waterfall takes 10 minutes, and the
landscape is beautiful – with moss-covered trees, bromeliads, and orchids everywhere. This trail ends with a spectacular waterfall.
You’ll arrive at the lodge with a warm welcome and plenty of time to take in the view, calmly settle in and meet for an orientation snack with our team. A typical Amazonian dinner will also be served at the jungle lodge. Tucked in the world’s richest rainforest, our family owned and operated venture allows us to share the wonders of the Amazon with visitors while preserving the environment.
Meals included: Lunch & Dinner
Day 2 – Discover Edible Wild Plants / Canopy Tour
We will gather at the lodge before heading over to the Edible Forest Gardening Experience in the “Garden”. This trail starts at the side of the main road, across areas where the forest is regenerating and there are large patches of pristine forest. For this reason, this trail is ideal to show the ecological succession processes and the importance of forest conservation for the Amazon region. In the Garden we consciously apply the principles of ecology to the design of home-scale gardens that mimic forest ecosystem structure and function for our food production systems. Learn how the locals use the plants and fruits of the jungle on this cultural excursion. Experience local tradition, and learn about Amazon nature, history and culture. Enjoy your lunch at the lodge.
Venture higher into the rainforest to explore the treetops on a canopy tour. Our tree climbing adventure begins with an Angelim Tree (Dinizia excelsa), soaring 200 feet above the forest floor, specially selected for your adventure. You’ll receive thorough instructions in tree climbing techniques, and your guide will be
alongside you as you ascend into the canopy. Once high up in the tree, there will be a canvas hammock waiting for you to rest, relax and observe Amazon nature life from a bird’s eye view. The canvas hammock is safely and securely tied to the tree and your safety rope remains locked and secured, permitting you to relax and enjoy your experience in this marvelous treetop canopy. The forest is transformed completely at dusk: sounds and smells are intensified and other senses are awakened. On a night experience, unlike a daytime ascent, our guests find the beauty in the small details, such as the croaking of frogs or the hum of insects. And if you turn off your flashlight you can observe the sparkle of fireflies in the woods, or hear the flutter of bats. When you turn on the lights again you can see the reflection of hundreds of tiny insect eyes all around. As we come down from the tree and make our way back to the lodge you can hear the call of cicadas, owls and other night birds. Enjoy your evening dinner at our jungle lodge and learn more about the family’s efforts to preserve the land and the traditions of the local people.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 3 – Exploring the Rainforest Wilderness / Camping Experience
Today you’ll explore the rainforest by foot. At every turn, our guides reveal the secrets of the rainforest, helping spot creatures we would never see on our own given the amazing camouflage of so many masterfully adapted species. Where dry ground exists, step ashore for rainforest walks, keeping an eye out for a host of birds: large-billed terns, laughing falcons, gray tanagers, snowy egrets, horned screamers, tiger herons, short-tailed parrots, parakeets and perhaps the flashy scarlet macaw.
This private ecological reserve focuses on conservation, environmental education, and training in sustainable land use and resource production. Trails through primary rainforest reveal a wide variety of plants and animals in their natural habitat, including more than 150 different kinds of birds including a great diversity of hummingbirds, along with spider monkeys, howler monkeys, coati, brocket deer, tamandua anteaters, peccaries, and the elusive ocelot. A top attraction is the morpho butterfly, colored in vivid blue color with shiny wings that reflect the light, making them easy to spot amidst the jungle canopy. They are one of the largest butterflies in the world; their wingspan measures up to 20 centimeters.
After your walk, enjoy a soak in one of the fresh springs near the base camp, where a small stream of fresh water, known as igarapé, offers a natural massage. Enjoy a picnic lunch before further nature viewing. You have the afternoon to explore the jungle, focusing on surviving in the wilderness. As an optional activity, you will set up your own hammock on the campsite; this will be your home for the night. The jungle base camp provides basic accommodations within the native environment; open to the fresh air and natural forest sounds, allowing for an authentic rainforest camping experience. Learn to slow down and tune in your senses, becoming an active part of the local ecology. Beneath a starry sky, you’ll enjoy the evening’s open campfire and dinner, where guests congregate and chat over the day’s events.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 4 – Manaus, Brazil
Enjoy a sprawling breakfast spread at the Jungle Lodge. Your Amazon Nature Experience comes to a close here, as you leave for Manaus to catch a flight home or to your next destination.
Meals included: Breakfast
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.