Amazon Turtle Kayak

5 days & 4 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 - Birdwatching & jungle trekking

05:30 a.m. We leave the Amazon Turtle lodge to the sunrise and bird watching tour by kayak, a wonderful opportunity to experience the majestic Amazon and all its creatures awaking with the sun. We will return in time for breakfast. It will be served at 07:30 p.m.

At 08:30 a.m. put on your walking boots and get ready for an exciting trek in the jungle, to learn about jungle survival techniques and medicinal plants with our experienced jungle tour guides. It is a unique opportunity to learn about Amazon Biodiversity. At 12:30 p.m. lunch and relax time until the next adventure.

At 03:00 p.m. we will go piranha fishing. Just to let you know on this adventure you have to catch piranha or something else. Otherwise there will be no dinner (just joking!!!).

 Experiences of the day: 

  • Jungle Trekking;
  • Survival Techniques;
  • Medicial plants;
  • Alligator Spotting;

At 07:00 p.m. Dinner and about 08:00 p.m. we will embark on a night trip to go alligator spotting. This expedition is very exciting and involves everyone keenly trying to spot the alligators along the river banks and on the floating grasses. Once we locate it, one of the tour guides will try to catch it, with their bare hands. You will have the opportunity to take photos or even to hold it if you want.

Day 3 - Full day in tune with nature & contemplating the sunset

05h30 – Passeio matutino para observar o despertar dos pássaros e de outros animais de hábito diurno. Após o nascer do sol retornaremos para o café da manhã, e logo após nos prepararemos para um dia cheio de aventuras e atividades:

  • Exploraremos a região em caiaques, acompanhados de nossos guias especializados.
  • Contemplação de diferentes cenários da região, observando a exuberância natural da floresta chuvosa.
  • Remaremos pelos lagos na região do Mamori e Juma.

We leave the lodge after breakfast for a full day exploring by Kayak the Region of Mamori and Juma. Looking for the birds and animal. Along the day we will have a lot of activities.; Kayaking in the flooded forest (Igapó) be closer to nature and also paddling by kayak in an open area to check how you are doing. Lunch at the river bank, (fruits and sandwiches), a break for us to have a rest and relax can a good idea at this moment.

After this we have to be ready to go by Kayak to explore more of the region and come in the late afternoon, if we are lucky, we will see a fantastic “Sunset” and get fascinated with the beginning of the night. At 07:00 p.m. Dinner and a good relax time following by a nice and good Caipirinha.

Experiences of the Day:

  • Contemplate the Amazon biodiversity;
  • Sunset tour;
  • Exploring the Mamori and Juma lake;
Day 4 - Caboclo's House, rubber plantations & jungle trekking

At 08:30 – We will have the opportunity to visit a caboclo’s house to learn about their customs and culture and traditions. We’ll visit rubber and cassava plantations and other interesting points to see and feel the way of life of the local native people. This is a great opportunity to take photos of the local custom see how collect fruits in the jungle as: Brazil nuts, herbs, vegetables and spices. Check out how they prepare their food using all this goods and if you want can even taste some of this exotic products.

At 12:30 p.m. lunch and you will have a free time to relax and make reflection about the adventure that you just had. If you do prefer a second jungle trek tour to get know more about medical plants. Tour guide will give information of medical plants and for what sickness they can be used, informations that has been passed through generation to generation of native Indian tribes of the Amazon.

You will have an opportunity to see the rubber gum tree (seringueira), see how is the process of fabrication of the natural rubber by the extraction of the latex from the trunk of the tree without chopping the tree. Return to Amazon Turtle Lodge. 07:00 p.m. Dinner

Experiences of the Day:

  • Visit the caboclo´s house;
  • Visit the rubber and cassava plantations;
  • Jungle Trek;
  • Opportunity to see the rubber gum tree (seringueira);
  • Observe the process of fabrication of the natural rubber;

Return to Amazon Turtle Lodge –  07:00 p.m. Dinner

Day 5 - Meeting the dolphins & time to return to Manaus

Breakfast at 08:00 a.m. During this morning we will leave the lodge by kayak to observe the fresh water dolphins (Pink and Grey) at small channels (Igarapés), flooded forest (Igapós) by the rivers and lakes.

Experiences of the Day: 

  • Meeting the Dolphins;
  • Visit a ribeirinhos community;
  • Opportunity to visit a local school;

We also will visit school at native village give you the opportunity to see how is the life of those people that live in the banks of the rivers in the jungle. The people called as (Ribeirinhos or Caboclo’s).

12:00 p.m. Lunch and transfer 02:00 p.m.

Back to Manaus using the same itinerary and around 05:00 p.m – arrival in Manaus.

Drop off at hotel or Airport.

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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