In scale and biodiversity, there is no other rain forest like the Amazon. More than 1,000 bird species, 300 types of mammals, and 45,000 species of plants are spread over a jungle the size of the contiguous United States. Enhance your expedition with a thrilling exploration of this breathtaking place. You’ll get around like the locals do, by boat, and have up-close views of monkeys and safari outings to spot fascinating birdlife, nocturnal alligators, and more. You’ll call an ecofriendly lodge your home, dining on freshly prepared meals of exotic fruits and fresh ingredients and retiring each evening to your own bungalow where the songs of the forest lull you to sleep.
Explore the Brazilian Amazon
Transfer this morning to your Amazon lodge in the most thrilling way — by boat along the Tarumã River! You’ll have time to settle in to your ecolodge and explore before lunch. Then, head out for a trek into the jungle; keep an eye out for macaws, toucans, squirrel monkeys, and a rich menagerie of wildlife. After dinner at the lodge, take a canoe out with an experienced guide to see if you can spot alligators at the water’s edge.
Witness the Meeting of the Waters
Following a delicious breakfast of Western favorites and locally harvest fruits like bananas and papaya, join a full-day tour to view the Meeting of the Waters. Where the Amazon and the Tapajós converge, their waters retain their own distinct colors for several miles as they flow side by side. It is one of the Amazon’s many remarkable phenomena. Cultural Discovery: Later, your boat brings you to a serene lake where you can angle for the notorious piranha fish; you’ll get an up-close view of this sharp-toothed hunter as soon as your guide manages to catch one! Enjoy a delicious dinner back at the lodge.
Visit an Indian village and transfer to Manaus
Cultural Discovery: Begin today with a visit a local family to learn about their traditions and customs. After lunch, you have the rest of the day to relax at the lodge or enjoy more activities or nature hikes on your own. After dinner, return by boat to Manaus, taking in the lush riverbanks and a cacophony of creatures as you go.
Spend a day in Manaus
You’ll have another opportunity to explore Manaus at your leisure today. Visit the local street markets for a bit of shopping, tempt your tastebuds with a traditional meal at one of the many restaurants, or simply go for a stroll among the beautifully preserved 19th-century French architecture. The day is yours to do as you wish.
Fly home from Manaus
Today, you’ll head to the airport for your return flight home to the U.S.