Leave the hotel at 08:00 a.m. 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 pm.
Lunch will be served: fresh water fish, beef (meat), chicken, salads and exotic fruits from the Amazon (buffet style).
Dinner will be served in the restaurant of the 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.
At 05:30 a.m. we go for early morning sunrise and birdwatching. At 08:30 a.m. we go on a jungle trek where you’ll learn a bit about survival with our experienced guides
At 12:00 p.m. lunch – After lunch we go canoeing with oars to watch more birds and animals such as sloths and monkeys. Than we return back to Amazon Turtle Lodge for dinner. Dinner will be served at 07:30 p.m. –
After dinner ,leave on motorized canoes for alligator spotting using flash lights.We will catch it with bear hands. Give you the opportunity to take photos and hold it if you want.
At 08:00 a.m. we visit a caboclo’s house to learn about their customs and culture.
At 12:00 p.m. lunch at Amazon Turtle Lodge’s restaurant. Afternoon program is Piranha fishing and we also may get other fishes too, and will return to lodge as sun is set to cook some of them. Dinner will be at 07:30 p.m.
During the evening you can enjoy the moon and the stars in the heart of the jungle, laying in one of our outdoor hammocks facing many lakes and rivers.
At 08:00am Breakfast, after we will do a jungle trek to get to know some of our medical plants. Our guide will give information of medical plants and for what sickness they can be used, information that has been passed to us by the native’s Indian tribes.
Back to Lodge. Lunch 12:00 p.m. During the afternoon and evening will have free time you may choose one of our extra activities (canoeing, fishing, spear fishing, animal night watching or simply just watching the wildlife your lovely veranda view).
Breakfast at 08:00am, during this morning we will leave the lodge by canoe:
Lunch at 12:00 p.m. – Transfer 01:30 p.m. back to Manaus using the same itinerary, around 05:00 p.m. arrival in Manaus. Drop off at hotel or Airport.
We recommend a medium Backpack, which will be used during your jungle adventure, with the following items:
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.