The package includes transfer by boat and car, excursions with native english speaking guides and full board
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 – In the afternoon – an amazing paddle tour in the nearby flooded forests through igarepes and igapos. You can either paddle by yourselves or let the guide paddel for you. When you paddle throuh the narrow canals you really feel that you are inside the the jungle. This is also a good opportunity to listen to the sounds in the jungle and see birds and monkeys.
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.