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Amazon Rainforest Adventure Tour

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Amazon Rainforest Adventure Tour

Adventurous Activities in Brazilian Amazon Rainforest

Make lasting memories with an exclusive, multi-generational exploration of the Amazon’s wild side as you choose from exciting activities such as climbing trees, tracking monkeys, swimming in waterfalls, fishing, and learning about traditional indigenous crafts. From a secluded jungle lodge tucked in the rainforest, this rare ecotourism adventure explores the less-traveled regions of this globally-acclaimed nature tourist hotspot. We’ll hike amid incredible biodiversity, watching the abundant wildlife in the highland and flooded 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 varied habitats off the standard tourist track on this Amazon Rainforest tour.

Highlights 

  • Search for wildlife on guided rainforest hikes, swim in a waterfall, live in the wilderness sleeping in hammocks and searching for native foods, be surrounded by pristine nature.
  • Trek through the lush forests of the Amazon, guided by resident Tucano tribesmen who know this land like no other.
  • Enjoy cultural encounters and learn how indigenous peoples’ past and present have sustained their Amazonian lifestyle.
  • Spot dolphins, birds, and nocturnal wildlife on the Uatumã River.
  • Spend a night in the rainforest, sleeping in a hammock.
  • See monkeys and a rainbow of tropical birds during guided jungle excursions on foot.
  • Stay deep within the Amazon rainforest at a cozy conservation-oriented jungle lodge, surrounded by the sounds of nature’s tropical symphony.

Tour Information 

Duration: 6 days/ 5 nights

Start/End Location: Manaus

Availability: Year-round (high and low season prices differ)

Itinerary 

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.

Meals included: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2 – Uatumã River

After breakfast, you will be transported by car from the jungle lodge to the boat ramp, where our motorized canoe awaits. Along the way, you will stop for a picnic lunch before enjoying an exhilarating wildlife ride on the Uatumã River en route to your camp. The river, located in the lake and island ecosystems of the northern tributary of the Amazon River, is known for its extensive peacock bass population as it is in the Uatumã Biological Reserve, a strictly monitored conservation unit of 938,720 hectares (2,319,600 acres) created in 2002. The water is transparent but appears the color of dark tea as a result of the tannins deposited by the rich vegetation along the banks. We frequently observe and hear a variety of monkeys, including the squirrel, brown capuchin, and red howler monkeys. You’ll also be on the lookout for river dolphins (Inia geoffrensis), the plethora of regional birds, and the 26 species of land and water mammals that inhabit the area.

The Uatumã is home to some of the most prized game fish in the Amazon, including the peacock bass, catfish and piranha. Whether a professional or amateur, you never know what you will encounter when casting a lure into the lake. The region’s artisanal fishers use a vast variety of tools and techniques, each appropriate to the specific situation and species of the fish. The use of different techniques on the limited fish stocks is based on knowledge accumulated over the generations by the local riverside populations based on each species’ population dynamics and the cyclical fluctuations of river conditions. We only provide bows and arrows for piranha fishing in line with ancient practices dating back to pre-colonial times. Fishing for piranha is relatively easy, always fun, and makes for a delicious lunch and dinner. For those with a more serious interest in fishing, it will be necessary to bring one’s own gear and tackle.

As you settle into your hammock for the night, enjoy dinner and stargazing around the campfire. For millennia, tribesmen in Amazon have looked to the night sky for meaning and inspiration. These events are correlated with natural phenomena such as floods and low river levels, times to grow different plants, seeding and harvesting periods, and increasing or decreasing amounts of edible fish or other sustenance availability. This knowledge is still alive and applied in the Amazon today, and your guide will teach you all he has learned from his ancestors. While many animals sleep, others emerge, making the Amazon their own. Our jungle night canoeing gives you the once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the nocturnal wonders of the Amazon Rainforest. Surrounded by hundreds of jungle sounds in the deep darkness, you enter a world inhabited by the most unique, diverse and shy night creatures. Spend one night in a hammock with a local family excited to receive us.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3 – Canopy Tour

After breakfast, depart by motorized canoe, enjoying the last wildlife ride before we exit Uatumã River and continue to Amazon lodge. Along the way you’ll travel near small villages, passing typical scenes of daily life as you go. A highlight of your trip to Amazon is a chance to meet people from other cultures, broadening an understanding of the human experience. Visit the local Rumo Certo village and stop for a picnic lunch. During your time in the village, activities may include a visit to a local school this afternoon which will enrich your knowledge of this ribeirinho people—indigenous dwellers in the rainforest for centuries— and their distinctive heritage.

Return to the lodge and settle in for a relaxing evening and dinner. After dark, head up to the veranda to listen to the symphony of night sounds in the forest. 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, 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 4 – 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. You will set up your own hammock on the campsite; this will be your home for the night. Then, your training begins. We will take you through all the skills you need to find water, make shelter, light a fire and procure food. 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 5 – Discover Edible Wild Plants

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. Spend the afternoon learning about global efforts to conserve rainforests while taking a guided walk through the reserve. During the afternoon, guests can choose to learn bush skills such as tracking and species identification. Others can opt to spend the afternoon reading on our veranda at the jungle lodge, honing cooking skills in our open kitchen, or exploring the lodge.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 6 – Manaus
Enjoy a sprawling breakfast spread at the jungle lodge.Your wilderness journey comes to a close here, as you leave for Manaus to catch a flight home or to your next destination.

Meals included: Breakfast

What’s Included 

  • Five (5) Nights at the lodge based on double or triple occupancy.
  • Private guided tour: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French-speaking specialist guide.
  • Meals: Day 1: D / Day 2, 3, 4, 5: B, L, D / Day 6: B
    B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner.
  • Activities.
  • All ground transfers as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Drinking water and natural juices.
  • Standard wine, beer or caipirinha included with dinners.
  • Basic equipment for the excursion.
  • Entrance fee to the waterfall.

What’s Not Included

  • Flight tickets and local airport taxes
  • Insurance (mandatory that you purchase appropriate insurance for this trip)
  • Accommodations and transfers not listed in the itinerary
  • Soft drinks (we have no soft drinks at the lodge or on the boat)
  • Photo equipment and binoculars – please bring your own
  • Voluntary tipping of guides and staff
  • Items of a personal nature (laundry, medicines, souvenirs, etc.)
  • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, flight cancellations, lost baggage or any other.

Important Notes

  • The journeys are recommended for children over 6 years old. There is no
    babysitter or childcare available at the lodge.
  • For journeys booked in low season (January to May + October to
    December): Up to two children under 11 years old accompanying their
    parents, stay for free at the lodge.
  • For journeys booked in high season (June to September): Up to one
    child under 11 years old accompanying their parents, stays for free at the
    lodge. For two children under 11 years old, we offer a 50% discount for
    the second child.
  • To protect your investment and provide peace of mind while traveling, we also strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance. Plans may cover everything from medical treatment to trip cancellations and delays and even lost luggage.

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