Pupunha

4 days & 3 nights

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Package highlights

Package description

Day 1 - Meeting the Mamori river and Tracajá lake

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).

  • After lunch, there is a motorized canoe trip that will allow you to be introduced to the area.
  • Throughout the duration of this trip you will experience the pristine and varied landscapes of the region, with the opportunity to observe and enjoy the great diversity of animals found in the area.
  • It is common to see squirrel monkeys, sloth, iguanas, spiders and a wide variety of birds, including the beautiful white egrets that delicately wade amongst the floating grass islands.

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.

Day 2 - Ecotourism, ecological trails & Amazon contemplation

At 05:30 a.m. we leave at sunrise to go birdwatching, a wonderful opportunity to experience the majestic Amazon and all its creatures awaking with the sun. We will return in time for breakfast.

At 08:30 a.m. we go on a jungle trek where you will  learn a bit about :

  • Survival with our experienced guides;
  • Guide shows tactics how to use wine as ropes;
  • How to climb trees;
  • How to find water and also food;
  • Learnabout our fauna and biodiversity;

At 12:00 p.m. lunch, after lunch we go canoeing with oars to watch more birds and animals such as sloths and monkeys.

Then we return to the Lodge for dinner 07:30 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.

Day 3 - Local Communities & Culture

At 08:00 a.m. we visit natives a caboclo`s house to learn about their customs and culture.

  • We will visit rubber and cassava plantations and others;
  • This is a great opportunity to take photos the local native people custom;
  • We can observe how collect fruits in the jungle, brazil nuts, herbs, vegetables and spices;
  • Check out how they prepare their food using all this goods and taste some of this exotic product;

At 12:00 p.m. lunch and you will have opportunity to experience some of those things that you saw by the natives houses (fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs). By the afternoon piranha fishing and Dinner at 07:30 p.m., after we leave on canoe for night wildlife watching and also the alligator spotting with flash light, we will catch it with bear hands (this is something that you should not try at home). You will have opportunity to take photos and hold it if you want.

Day 4 - Canoe trip, Dolphins and return to Manaus

Breakfast at 07:00 a.m., during this morning we will leave the lodge by canoe to observe the fresh water pink and grey dolphins on small channels (Igarapés), flooded forest areas (igapós) (months February to July) and on the rivers and lakes, just paddling and hearing the sounds of jungle. The lives of people known as (Ribeirinhos or Caboclo’s).

Transfer 01:30 p.m. back to Manaus using the same itinerary, around 05:00 p.m. arrival in Manaus. Drop off to Manaus Airport or your hotel.

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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