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Xingu Luxury Amazon

This 7-day ultra-exclusive all-inclusive tour will take you to one of the most amazing and largely untouched area within the Brazilian Amazon. The Xingu basin offers the most prolific fishery in the Amazon. The river flows through virgin primary Amazon forest, protected by the Kayapo indigenous people, one of the most important Indian ethnic groups in Amazon. Their cosmology, ritual life and social organization are extremely rich and complex. Visit the highly restricted indigenous territories of Brazil that host some of the most pristine flora and fauna of the Amazon. Experience a unique jungle immersion with professional guides and Kayapo warriors. Learn about indigenous hunting techniques while searching for unique wildlife of the region. Watch the Kayapo women creating iconic body painting. Enjoy each morning and afternoon boat safaris in the search of tapirs, great river otters, deer, as well as jaguars and pumas. Experience a premium service with a private chef in a boutique jungle lodge. By visiting this area you are directly contributing to the local development projects, as well as supporting the effort to protect the rainforest.

07 Days – From £5,600 per person 

*equivalent in USD, EUR accepted

Itinerary: Manaus, Kayapo Indigenous Land, Manaus

  • Price is per person, based on eight people sharing in a double/twin room
  • Charter Flight
  • Accommodation on all inclusive basis
  • All the excursions mentioned in the itinerary 
  • All transfers by car  / boat on a private basis
  • Indigenous Community Conservation Fee
  • All mandatory local taxes
  • Visa, where applicable
  • International Flights (See Flights to Brazil)
  • Domestic Flights 
  • Personal Expenses
  • Insurance
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Copy of your Passport have to be send at the moment of booking
  • A Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate is recommended to enter any Indian Territory in Brazil but is no longer required
  • You have to present a negative COVID PCR test taken less than 2 days before entering the Indigenous Territory (extra cost)
  • Covid vaccine certificate will be required before entering Indigenous Territory 

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. Fly to Manaus (MAO).

Send us a message on WhatsApp 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 exciting Amazon rainforest, the fascinating Pantanal, the culture of Bahia or the deep canyons of the south. For more travel inspiration check these itineraries.

Best time to visit: September to December

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 - Arrival in Manaus

Today you will arrive in Manaus, the capital of Brazil’s largest state, Amazonas. On arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel in the historic center. Manaus is the best starting point for Amazon exploration trips and expeditions. Boats are the main means of transportation here. Today take the time to unwind after your long flight. Manaus builds its history on a mix of cultures between indigenous Brazilian tribes and European settlers. Its gastronomic tradition offers a great cultural voyage, and we highly recommend spending the evening at one of the best restaurants in Manaus for an authentic dining experience. Overnight at Villa Amazonia.

aerial view of Rio Negro in the Brazilian Amazon

Day 2 - Departure to Xingu Lodge

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport to catch your charter flight to the mythological Xingu river, deep in the virgin jungle (3,5 hours flight). On arrival you will take a 20 min boat ride upstream to reach the lodge, which is located on the bank of Xingu river, looking out over a gorgeous rapid. You will be greeted with fresh signature cocktails and after settling the manager will brief you and introduce the Brazilian and Kayapo staff. In the afternoon take a short trail in the jungle with the indigenous guides and then enjoy a magnificent sunset view. Every evening you will be delighted by the chef’s delicious gourmet cuisine. Overnight at Xingu Lodge.

Xingu Lodge, remote luxury lodge located deep in the pristine Amazon forest in Brazil

Day 3 - Wildlife with warriors

Today the breakfast is served at 06:30. After breakfast depart for a wildlife trail with the Kayapo warriors. On the trail you may see various species of rare monkeys, as well as other small animals and birds. The Kayapo warrior will share some of their hunting techniques and their knowledge of the jungle. Lunch will be hosted back at the lodge, followed by a special massage and a refreshing time at the pool. After lunch, take a boat safari along the pristine Xingu river, in search of great river otters, tapirs, and macaws. End the evening with cocktails and appetizers, followed by a delicious dinner prepared by your private chef. After dinner embark on a brief night safari along the river, in search for nocturnal animals. Overnight at Xingu Lodge.

Kayapo family in the Brazilian Amazon

Day 4 - Kayapo Culture Discovery

Today the breakfast will be served early, at 6:30. After breakfast visit the Kayapo people in the picturesque Kamotjam village. Spend time with the women while they design tradition body paintings, using natural jenipapo and urucum dyes from the Amazon. You can get painted as well. Learn about indigenous dancing, ceremonies and lifestyle. Spend time with the hunters in the jungle, learning about unique hunting techniques. After lunch, swim in the river with the children. During your return, search for the jaguar and black puma on the river. At the lodge enjoy appetizers and cocktails. After dinner, listen to traditional Kayapo stories at the bonfire. Overnight at Xingu Lodge.

Kayapos boy in the Brazilian Amazon

Day 5 - Catch and Release Fly Fishing

At 6:30am you will have breakfast at the lodge. Set out down the river with your naturalist guide and Kayapo warriors, searching for monkeys and mammals. Sail along runs, rapids, deep pools, flats and jungle creeks in a specially designed aluminum skiff. Today you will experience a superior fly fishing experience by the natives. Take traditional picnic lunch with fresh fish on the river, prepared by the Kayapo warriors. Connect with the Kayapo like never before. Return to the lodge in the evening for a sundowner and appetizers. Following dinner you will have a special astronomy session under the impeccable night sky of the Amazon. Overnight at Xingu Lodge.

Kayapo man catching fish

Day 6 - Return to Manaus

Enjoy one last breakfast at the Xingu Lodge and then transfer by speedboats (25 min) back to the indigenous Pukararakre Kayapo village while enjoying one more river safari on the way. At the village it is time to say your farewells to the warmhearted warriors who have become good friends. Here you will board the charter plane back to Manaus (3,5 hours of flight). Upon arrival in Manaus you will be transferred to the hotel in the historic center. Spend the afternoon discovering the city, including one of the most beautiful theaters in Brazil, Teatro Amazonas, a jewel of the Belle Époque, the golden times of the Rubber Cycle. Overnight at Juma Opera Hotel.

Kayapo children by Xingu river in the Brazilian Amazon

Day 7 - Departure

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight. Alternatively, you can chose to spend several more days in the region and discover Rio Negro on a small traditional boat. In comparison with the crystal clear green waters of Xingu, Rio Negro has black waters. The environment is totally different, hiding one of the biggest river archipelagos in the world, the marvelous Anavilhanas, as well as pictures wild river beaches, beautiful small canals and lush rainforest. There are several great boats to choose from in Manaus area: Desafio, Jacare-Acu and Eco Cruise, as well as further away in Santarem: Tapajos River Cruise.

Monkey from the Brazilian Amazon rainforest

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