Amazon Turtle Kayak

4 days & 3 nights

This package is for those who really like the adventure. They will be taking part in all activities. The adventure Begins from the Amazon Turtle Lodge by Kayak with a tour guide and native tour guide from the Mamori region. A motorized canoe (15HP) will be available for further locomotion as need.

These areas are perfect for activities by paddling canoes, this way you will have more chances to see animals and photograph as we approach them.


Package highlights

Package description

Day 1 - Meeting the Mamori river and Tracajá lake

At 08:00 a.m. – Leave the hotel by car to the river port Ceasa (20 minutes). Take a speedboat to the village “Careiro da Varzea” (30 minutes). At this point we will be passing the meeting of the waters, where the Negro and Solimões Rivers meet (Encontro das Aguas). This is where the Amazon River is formed, flowing from this area all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. It is truly a magnificent sight to see. The two rivers run side by side without mixing for many kilometers and you will most likely be visited by a few curious river dolphins as well.

After a stop at the fruit market, take a bus or van to the Araça River via the Manaus-Porto Velho highway (40 minutes BR319). By boat we will pass through many lakes and small wildlife abundant creeks, where you will have the opportunity to see the incredible giant Amazon water lilies (Vitoria Regia) with their enormous floating leaves.

You will also pass by native villages and the floating houses of Caboclo’s village. This length of the trip is ideal for observing wildlife due to the abundance of many varied species, such as birds, alligators, fish, sloth, and monkeys. During this trip to the lodge you have the opportunity to stumble on a creature at anytime. Arrival at Amazon Turtle Lodge after 50 minutes ride by boat, it is scheduled arrival around 12:00 p.m.

Lunch will be served at the lodge: freshwater fish, beef (meat), chicken, salads and exotic fruits from the Amazon (buffet style). After lunch, we will take Kayaks to start the adventure:

  • Tour around the lodge to recognize the region and techniques to experience  on  the kayaks during all trip
  • Time to observe the pristine and varying landscapes of the region
  • Opportunity to observe and enjoy the great diversity of animals found in the area.
  • The first day experience will take about 5 hours by kayaking

Dinner will be served at Amazon Turtle Lodge at 07:30 p.m., a delicious buffet including fresh water fish, beef (meat), chicken, salads and exotic fruits from the Amazon, and soon After dinner, free time to relax at lodge and recharge energy for next day.

Day 2 - Exploring the jungle by kayaking

After breakfast around 08:30 a.m. leave for full day kayaking observing wondrous of nature, bird watching and all types of different wildlife we might come across on the kayaks. All meals will be done in camps on the banks of the rivers and by the way, will do some fishing to try and catch some fish for lunch and dinner.

 Experiences of the day:

  • Full day kayaking;
  • Contemplation of Amazon Fauna and Flora;
  • Rustic Fishing;
  • First night sleeping in hammocks on the camp base;

Dinner 06:30 p.m. and after dinner you have opportunity to see the beautiful glow of the moon and hear the sounds of the creatures wondering around in the jungle bellow our hammocks as this night we will be camping sleeping in hammocks.

Day 3 - Sunrise, birdwatching & the amazon rainforest

Around 05:30 a.m. we go for early morning sunrise kayaking and bird watching. After breakfast around 08:30 a.m. go on a jungle trek where you will learn a bit about survival with our experienced guides, he shows tactics how to use wine as ropes, how to climb trees, how to find water and also food.

At 12:00 p.m. lunch back at Amazon Turtle Lodge.

Experiences of the day:

  • Piranha Fishing;
  • Alligator spotting;
  • Rustic Fishing;
  • Last nigjt sleeping in the camping;

By the afternoon piranha fishing and at Dinner at 07:30 p.m. Tonight after dinner we leave on Kayak for night wildlife watching and also the alligator spotting with a flashlight.

Day 4 - Meeting dolphins, caboclo's house and back to Manaus

Breakfast at 07:30 a.m., during this morning, we will leave the lodge by  Kayak to observe the fresh water pink and grey dolphins on small channels (Igarapés), flooded forest areas Iigapós) and on the rivers and lakes, just paddling and hearing the sounds of jungle. Also have the opportunity to visit local native people known as Ribeirinhos or Caboclos, visit their homes.

Experiences of the Day

  • Meeting the Dolphins;
  • Tour by kayak through the flooded forest;
  • Visit the Caboclo´s house;

Lunch 12:00 p.m. at Amazon Turtle Lodge.Transfer at 02:00 p.m.

Back to Manaus using the same itinerary, around 05:00 p.m. arrival at Manaus.

Drop off can have the choice Manaus International Airport Eduardo Gomes or Manaus Down Town.

What is included

What is not included

What to bring in the backpack

We recommend a medium Backpack, which will be used during your jungle adventure, with the following items:

Travel insurance

Passport, vaccinations and health report

We will need copies of the picture page of your passport and vaccination cards. Recommended that you take the yellow fever shot and bring medications for any existing previous conditions you may have. I am personally against taking the malaria pill, and there is no proof of its effectiveness.

The side effects can also be greater than the symptoms sometimes, and there are very few cases detected in a single year, but it this is ultimately your choice. Please let us know of any existing conditions you may have that we should be aware of, such as allergies, diabetes, heart and blood pressure problems. We will keep this information confidential.

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