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Amazon Rainforest Tour

The Amazon Rainforest Tour is a 8-day private guided tour in the Brazilian Amazon, a unique place in South America. The program covers the highlights of the region, such as the historic centre of Manaus, the scenic Anavilhanas Archilepago, the giant water lilies park and the unique phenomenon of Meeting of the Waters. You will also get to see the hidden gems of the jungle, such as waterfalls and caves in Presidente Figueiredo. This is a fun-packed trip, including hiking, canoeing, swimming with pink dolphins and catching piranhas. Hot, steamy and super rich in flora and fauna, the Amazon rainforest is the last great natural wilderness of the world and a truly awesome location. The sheer scale of the Amazon River is breathtaking. Wake up with the sounds of nature, watch spectacular sunrises and sunsets over the mirror-like surface of the river, learn about local lifestyle and taste delicious Amazonian food. This trip makes a great family holiday or a romantic escape, an excellent choice for a group trip, as well as for senior travellers. The program includes accommodation at a rustic jungle lodge and a boutique hotel in Manaus. We can tailor this itinerary to suit your plans by changing the length of the trip or the order of activities.

08 Days – From £1,200 per person 

*equivalent in USD, EUR accepted

Itinerary: Manaus, Presidente Figueiredo, Meeting of the Waters, Amazon Jungle, Anavilhanas Archipelago, Manaus

  • Price is per person, based on two people sharing in a double/twin room
  • Accommodation with breakfast in Manaus and full board at the lodge (more hotels HERE)
  • All the excursions mentioned in the itinerary 
  • All transfers by car and boat on a private basis
  • Entrance & guiding fees 
  • 1 large bottle of water per day per person
  • All mandatory local taxes
  • Visa, where applicable
  • International Flights (See Flights to Brazil)
  • Domestic Flights 
  • Personal Expenses
  • Insurance
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Meals not mentioned in the description

International flights are not included in the package price. We give you the freedom to book the flights yourself, 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. The starting point is Manaus Airport (MAO) which has good connections to the major Brazilian cities. 

For families and groups (starting with 5 pax), we can book domestic flights in Brazil, during the high season, and if the trip is part of a more complex itinerary. This is to ensure a seamless travel and no complications.

Send us a message on WhatsApp (+44 7 308 449 233) or email us at brazil@boutiquetravelexperts.com to check availability, discuss your preferences and get a quote.

This is a sample itinerary and prices are correct at the time of writing. We can tailor it to suit your plans by changing the length of the trip or the order of activities. More days can be added. Other hotels can be chosen, according to your liking. You can also combine this trip with other sights in Brazil, like the cosmopolitan Rio de Janeiro, the colonial town of Minas Gerais, the fascinating Pantanal, the culture of Bahia or the deep canyons of the south. For more travel inspiration check these itineraries.

It is good to visit year round. There are two seasons in the Amazon:

  • Dry season: June to October
  • Flood season: December to February
  • Shoulder Seasons: March to May & November

To avoid unpleasant weather surprises, we recommend to check our Brazil Weather Guide to plan your trip in the right season. Click on the month you want to travel in and see the tours which are best for each month of the year. 

Day 1 - 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. We recommend having a traditional dinner at the Caxiri restaurant in the historic center, which is 2 minutes walk from your hotel. Overnight at Juma Opera Hotel

Teatro Amazonas in Manaus

Day 2 - Presidente Figueiredo

After an early breakfast, visit Presidente Figueiredo in the North of Manaus (2 hours). On your arrival take a 2.5-hour guided trek through the Amazon jungle forest in the Maruaga Reserve. Observe big trees, lianas, singing birds, and then you will reach a giant sandstone cave with a waterfall. Further on, you will reach another fantastic place, Caverna Refúgio do Maroaga and Gruta da Judéia, where you can have a bath in the waterfall. Enjoy a local lunch with fish, roasted beef and drinks in Presidente Figueiredo. Later, visit Corredeira do Urubui, Lagoa Azul and Lagoa Cristalina. Start your return back around 16:00. Reach Manaus around 18:00 in the evening, recharged with good vibes. Have an Amazonian dinner at the Caxiri. Overnight at Juma Opera Hotel

Presidente Figueiredo in Brazil

Day 3 - Meeting of the Waters & 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 site 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 - Amazon Jungle

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.

Trapiche Eco Amazon Lodge

Day 5 - 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. 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.

Pink Dolphin in Manaus

Day 6 - Acajatuba

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.

Indigenous People of the Amazon

Day 7 - Back to Manaus

After breakfast spend a relaxing morning at the lodge, enjoying the sounds of nature. Then depart by speedboat to Ubim port (2 hours), then by road to Manaus. You will reach Manaus by 13:00. After lunch, visit MUSA. Adolpho Ducke Forest Reserve is one of the few virgin urban forests in the world, located on the outskirts of Manaus. Walk on the forest trails and observe the stunning diversity of birds, insects and vegetation. Seven easy trails (max 5 km total) cross the 100 hectares of the reserve. You will also see a rich collection of orchids and bromeliads, water lilies and many stunning plants. Climb the 42-meter tower to admire the forest. The three platforms located at 14, 28 and 42 m high, allow around 30 visitors, distributed on different levels, to observe birds and greenery, silently. The tower also invites you to watch the sunset, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Return to the hotel. Overnight at Villa Amazonia.

Trapiche Eco Amazon Lodge in Brazil

Day 8 - Departure

At sunrise, go for bird-watching at MUSA with a professional naturalist guide. The experience starts at 05:00 and ends at 08:00, allowing you to go back to the hotel and have a quick breakfast, before heading to the airport. The transfer back to Manaus Airport (MAO) will be organized according to your flight departure. We usually recommend choosing an evening flight, where possible. Alternatively, extend your stay in the Amazon and fly to Santarem, discovering Alter de Chao and the while-sand beaches of Tapajos river. If you want to experience the Amazon in more depth, we recommend the 7-day river cruise starting from Manaus.

Museu da Amazonia, Manaus, Brazil

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