Description of Itauba package, 4 nights

Day 1

Pick up 13h00 (or 09h00) – Reception and transfer from airport or hotel in Manaus to Amazon Eco Lodge. The transfer is not just a transfer – it is an interesting excursion in 4 stages:

Stage 1– By car or minibus, from Airport or Hotel in Manaus to the port called Ceasa. It takes 30 minutes.

Stage 2– By speedboat, from Ceasa port to a small river village called Careiro. It takes  about 30 minutes to cross the Amazon River.  On the way we will pass the meeting of the waters, where Rio Negro and Rio Solimões meets and officially becames the Amazon River. The boat will make a short stop at the meeting of waters to take photos of this phenomenon.

Stage 3– By car, from Careiro Village to Maçarico Rivero 60 km paved and clay Road. It takes one hour and 15 minutes. Here you will see the wonderful Amazon rainforest landscape and we will also make a stop to see the Water Lilies in a lake near the road.

Stage 4– By speedboat, through the Maçarico River to Amazon Eco Lodge.This is a nice boatride through various small rivers, flooded forests and typical river landscape.  It takes about one 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Arrival at the Amazon Eco Lodge – Welcome drink  and then lunch

In the afternoon:  An interesting tour called Visit caboclo – the local people are called caboclo and are descendants from native indians living in this area for centuries. On this tour by motorized canoe you will visit a local family to see how they live and what they do to survive. They will also show us their plantations and how they make the local dishes especially the important manioc.  The guide will also show us the variety of local Amazonian fruit trees, as banana, cupuaçu, ingah, tucumã and many others.

On the way back to the lodge we will admire the Amazonian sunset and also see an impressing sight of  literally hundred kinds of bird species flying back at the same time from all around to their nests in the nearby charmed island.

After dinner we will make a new tour called Caiman Spotting.  Departure around 8 pm in motorized canoes. The guide is looking for alligators, better known as “caimans”. Once spotted, they stay paralyzed with the beam of your flashlight, with their eyes glowing right out of the water, allowing the guide to easily locate and capture the caiman with his own bare hands. After a short time of explanation and observation of this fantastic creature, your guide will gently and safely put it back in the water.  This tour is not just about catching the caiman – it is about being in a boat in the dark Amazon night listening to the sounds and feeling what it is really like to be in the jungle.

Day 2 

Today we will make three tours:

After breakfast we will leave in small motorised canoes with guides to observe the different geographical areas from the “river point of view. The area around the Amazon Eco Lodge has more than 793 hectors of unspoiled Brazilian primary dense rainforest. We will travel by boat through the rainforests around Juma river and we will see wildlife such as monkey, dolphin, sloth, parrots, macaws, herons, kingfisher, cormorant, ospreys and many other animals. Sometimes the boat driver turns off the engine and we will paddle through the narrow alleys in the flooded rainforests. We will be back at the lodge in time for the delicious lunch

In the afternoon: An interesting tour called Visit caboclo – the local people are called caboclo and are descendants from native indians leaving in the areas for centuries. On this tour by motorised canoe you will visit a local family to see how they live and what they do to survive. They will also show us their plantations and how they make the local dishes especially the important manioc. The guide will also show us the variety of local Amazonian fruit trees, as banana, cupuaçu, ingah, tucumã and many others

On the way back to the lodge we will admire the Amazonian sunset and also see an impressing sight of literally hundred kinds of bird species flying back at the same time from all around to their nests in the nearby charmed island.

After dinner we will make a new tour called Caiman Spotting. Departure around 8 Pm in motorised canoes with guides, looking out for the local alligators, better known as “caimans”. Once spotted, they stay paralysed with the beam of your flashlight, with their eyes glowing right out of the water, allowing your guide to easily locate and capture the caiman with his own bare hands. After a short time of explanation and observation of this fantastic creature, your guide will gently and safely put it back in the water. This tour is not just about catching the caiman – it is about being in a boat in the dark Amazon night listening to the sounds and feeling what it is really like to be in the jungle.

Day 3

05h30min: Sunrise Tour by wooden canoe, with a beautiful panoramic view to see and take a picture of it. 
07h00min: Regional Breakfast (until 08h00min).
09h00min: Rainforest Trekking tour by wooden canoe. A whole morning walking through the jungle, and have the chance to hear and maybe to see the wildlife, with the our guide sharing his knowledge about the Amazon Rainforest ecosystem, as well as He will be explaining and showing the uses of medicinal plants to cure some of kind of diseases.
11h30min: Return to the Lodge.
12h00min: Buffet style lunch – Siesta 
15h00min: Piranha Fishing tour with motorized wood canoe. Our guide will take you to a Piranha fishing, which is the easiest fish to catch. Also, the Juma river has a lot of different species of fishes, which is a little bit more harder to catch as tucunaré (peacock bass), pirarucu (Hugh arapaima) and tambaqui (Hugh vegeterian).  
17h30min: Return to the Lodge.
19h00min: Buffet style dinner – Overnight 

Day 4

Today we will stay the whole day out in the rainforest.

We will leave after breakfast and stay the whole day in the marvelous rainforest.  We leave in motorized canoes and make interesting stops at various places and we will also visit the Mamori river. We will also visit a different bioversity of the lowland rainforest, most known as Varsea – areas close to the river that are flooded in the raining season. If you are interested, we can try to catch our own fish and then cock it over open fire, or if you prefer, we bring our own lunch and eat it on the river bank. Or if you prefer, we can have a lunch at a local family.  It is also possible to visit a local school

Lunch will be on the river shore or at a family home according to your desire.

We continue the boat ride in the afternoon, and we will be back at the lodge for dinner.

Day 5

08h00min: After breakfast we return back to Manaus. The same interesting way back to Manaus as going to the lodge. Drop of at the airport or at a hotel in the city.

What is Included – Transfers from Manaus to Amazon Eco Lodge and from Amazon Eco Lodge to Manaus, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, excursions and activities according to program mentioned above with native English-speaking guides.

What is not Included – Drinks

Prices:
Single Superior: 1380 USD
Double room Superior: 860 USD
Triple Superior: 810 USD
Quad room Superior: 770 USD