Day 1: Depart Manaus for the Amazon Jungle & Activities (L/D)
We begin our adventure with a 7:45am hotel pick-up followed by an 8:00am departure from the Manaus office and transfer to the CEASA harbor where you will take a speed boat to cross the river to Careiro village, passing by the meeting of the waters. Over there you will take a van for around 60 minutes until you reach a place called Paraná do Mamori where you will take the second speed boat to go to the Amazon Jungle Lodge where you will be staying overnight. Upon arrival at 11:00am, you will get checked in, have lunch and get started with your activities. First you will go for a canoe tour where you can fish for piranha and watch for pink river dolphins. We return to the lodge for dinner and then we will head back out on the river at night to search for Caiman. He will catch a small one for a demonstration on these docile reptiles and offer you the chance to hold it for a photo. Return to the lodge for a good nights sleep.
Day 2: Activities in the Amazon Jungle (B/L/D)
Early in the morning, before breakfast, you will see the sunrise and do a bird watch tour. Return to the lodge for breakfast followed by an ecological jungle trek from 8:00 to 11:00am where the guide will explain all about medicinal plants, some techniques of survival in the jungle and animals that you can see during the trek like spiders, and different kind of monkeys, sloths etc.. (We cannot promise that you will see wild animals but since Juma Lake is a protected area, there is a good chance you will see wildlife). After lunch around 2:00pm, you will leave for an overnight expedition into the jungle where you will learn about the nightlife in the jungle. Look for nocturnal animals, try spear fishing and learn survival techniques in the jungle. Experience sleeping in a hammock to the sounds of the tropical rainforest.
Day 3: Activities in the Amazon Jungle (B/L/D)
After an early breakfast prepared by your guide in the jungle, you will visit a local Caboclo home to see and learn about their unique way of life. See how these indigenous people live in harmony with nature, how they make manioc flour and other household items they need to survive. Return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, you will have time to explore the jungle by paddle canoeing in the flooded forest and small creeks where you will learn about the fauna and the flora of the region. Have dinner and rest up listening to the sounds of the jungle at night.
Day 4: Activities in the Amazon Jungle & Return to Manaus (B/L)
Wake up for your last breakfast in the jungle and take a morning visit to another Caboclo village where you will learn about how rubber is extracted from trees in the jungle and processed. After lunch you will return to Manaus as you reminisce about the great time you had in the jungle arriving around 5:00pm. You will be dropped off at the Manaus city center. Please make your own way to the hotel of your choice.