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Amazon Rainforest Tour

The Amazon Rainforest Tour is a 7-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 phenomen of Meeting of the Waters. You will also get to see the hidden gems of the jungle, such as waterfalls and caves. 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 make a great family holiday, a good option for an active group trip, as well as for senior travellers. The program includes accommodation at a rustic jungle lodge and a boutique hotel in Manaus.

07 Days – From £990 per person 

*equivalent in USD, EUR accepted

Itinerary: Manaus, presidente Figueiredo, Meeting of the Waters, Amazon Lodge, 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
  • 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.

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 - 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 Juma Opera Hotel.

the sumptuous interior of the Amazon Theatre - the opera house from Manaus in Brazil

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 Juma Opera Hotel.

waterfall between the rocks in Presidente Figueiredo in the Brazilian Amazonas state

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 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.

Meeting of the Waters or Encontro das Águas, in the Brazilian Amazon - the confluence between the dark Rio Negro and the pale sandy-colored Solimões River

Day 4 - Bask in nature

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 Lodge in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest

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 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.

Pink Dolphin in the Brazilian Amazon river

Day 6 - Cultural 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.

indigenous man wearing the traditional crown in the Brazilian Amazon region

Day 7 - Back to Manaus

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. We usually recommend choosing an evening flight, because the boat & road transfer back takes a few good hours. Alternatively, spending an extra night in Manaus is highly recommended. The capital of Amazonas has a good selection of excellent restaurants with local specialties. A special Amazonian dinner is worthwhile, without doubt.

Anavilhanas Archipelago national park on the Amazon river in Brazil, made of islands and channels of water

* NOTE : If you are interested in multi-day Amazon river cruises or extended trekking expeditions into the rainforest – we can make your Amazon trip special for you. As an extension to this trip, you can fly to Tefe and discover the Mamiraua Reserve, or to Santarem and spend a few days on the Amazonian white-sand beaches of Alter the Chao. Tell us more about your plans.

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