Manaus – Presidente Figueiredo – Meeting of the Waters – Amazon Lodge – Anavilhanas Archipelago – Manaus
7 Days – From £990 per person
This tour will take you to different parts of the gigantic and the powerful Amazon. Hot, steamy and super rich in flora and fauna to a scale that many species have not even been classified, the Amazon is the last great natural wilderness and a truly awesome location that needs to be experienced to be fully understood. With one fifth of the world’s fresh water, the sheer scale of the Amazon River is breathtaking. Suitable for families and for nature lovers.
International flights are not included in the package price. We give you the freedom to use miles and choose your preferred airline, and if you are stuck we can help you find the right connections. Return flights to Brazil start from £800 per person, depending on the connections and time of the year.
This is a sample itinerary and prices are correct at the time of writing. We can tailor the itinerary to suit your plans by changing the length of the trip or the order of activities. More days can be added and different hotels can be chosen according to your preferences and needs.
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Day 1 – Welcome to Manaus
Today you will arrive in Manaus. You will be met on arrival and transferred to hotel. After a refreshing time at the hotel enjoy a city tour with a private guide, passing by downtown for a visit to the Opera House and the Market. The Amazonas Theatre was built in the 19th century during Manaus’ golden rush era, and locals have preserve its beautiful French architecture. Take the guided tour through the Opera House to learn a little bit more about the lifestyle in the 1800s in Manaus. This city is also a great place to try some of the typical Amazonian food, like tacacá or jaraqui. Overnight at Casa Perpetua.
Day 2 – Presidente Figueiredo
Today explore the Amazonian Terra de Cachoeira on a full-day trip from Manaus. Your adventure starts early. You will drive north for about 1.5 hours to Presidente Figueiredo. Take a 2.5-hour trek through the Amazon Jungle in the Maruaga Reserve. You will learn about the native flora and fauna from your local guide. Visit Caverna Refúgio do Maroaga and Gruta da Judéia. Take a typical local lunch at Urubuí. In the afternoon, swim in the Sanctuary Waterfall. Discover more beautiful sites such Lagoa Azul, Cachoeira da Pedra Furada. Return to Manaus in the evening. Overnight at Casa Perpetua.
Day 3 – Meeting of the Waters and lilies
After breakfast transfer to the port for a boat tour to the Meeting of the Waters, where the black waters of Rio Negro meets the brown waters of Solimões and run together without mixing for 8 km. At this sight you really grasp the magnitude of the Amazon river. Later on proceed to the Janauari park for lunch at the floating hotel and a visit to the giant water lilies lake. Continue to the lodge by road and speed boat (2 h). The owners of the lodge are natives of the Acajatuba community, they know the Amazon very well and are eager to pass their knowledge to their guests. Overnight at Trapiche Eco Amazon Lodge.
Day 4 – Nature and you
Wake up early in the morning to watch the sunrise in the jungle by canoes, and return back to the lodge for a delicious breakfast. At 9am take a lovely tour in the flooded forest by speed boat, including the exciting piranha fishing near the lodge. After lunch go on a jungle trek deep inside the rainforest. Discover exotic nature and the secrets of the jungle, shared by the expert ‘mateiro’ guide. After dinner engage into a night alligator spotting in canoes, exploring the surrounding area. You will have a possibility to watch animals by night like caimans and birds. Overnight at Trapiche Eco Amazon Lodge.
Day 5 – Pink Dolphins and Anavilhanas Archipelago
After breakfast leave the lodge by speed boat to a protection centre to meet the famous pink dolphins (boto vermelho), an endemic species of the Amazon. The ‘botos’ are very respected by natives. One of their habitats is the area of Anavilhanas Archipelago, where your lodge is located. Visit the house of Davi and Marcia, isolated on one of the islands. They have a fantastic contact with the animals. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon go on a tour in the Anavilhanas (the second major fluvial Archipelago in the world). Relax on the beach and swim. Return to the lodge at sundowners. Overnight at Trapiche Eco Amazon Lodge.
Day 6 – Culture Discovery
After breakfast depart by speed boat to the community of Acajatuba, in the area known as ‘reserva extrativista’. Here learn about the sustainable projects of the local communities to protect the rainforest. Extrativista means collectors of seeds, essences, fruits and local products. Learn from the local guides how to protect and survive in the Amazon. Visit the collector’s centre and the local school. Return for lunch at the lodge. Spend the rest of the day relaxing in the hammocks or walk around the lodge, take a cooking lesson with dona Dora, the great cook at Trapiche. Dinner and night at leisure. Overnight at Trapiche Eco Amazon Lodge.
Day 7 – Departure
Today is the day of your departure. After breakfast spend a relaxing morning at the lodge, enjoying the sounds of nature. The transfer back to Manaus will be organised according to your flight departure. If you wish to stay a few more days in the area we highly recommend to take a river cruise in a traditional boat. You can also fly to Santarém or Tefe to experience other areas of the Amazonas state, such as Mamirauá or Alter de Chão. For more details about these areas do not hesitate to ask us. This trip could also be combined with a beach extension or a different cultural experience. For more travel inspiration see our Brazil Holidays Page.