Description of Safari package, 5 nights

Day 1

Pick up 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

Day 2

After breakfast: 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

After lunch we will start preparation for three days safari in the jungle with a native guide. He has lots of experience of jungle life and sleeping out in the rainforest. He will give you an introduction to basic rainforest survival.

After dinner we will make a 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, 4 and 5

We stay far out in the rainforest where we camp and cook out.
Most of the excursions are done by paddling.
Daily activities. We will paddle, fish in the river and of course walk in the jungle.
At night we will sleep in hammocks in a hut made of wood and straw.
On day 5 in the afternoon, we will return to the lodge for the survivor’s cocktail and dinner.

Nice to sleep in a bed again!

Day 6

08h00: 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: 1900 USD
Double room Superior: 1150 USD
Triple Superior: 1100 USD
Quad room Superior: 1000 USD