7 Days, 6 Nights
Day 1) Pick up from your hotel at 8 am to the Ceasa Port and a visit to the small fish Market where you will have the chance to take great photos and see the wide variety of fresh fish from the Amazon River. We move to our speed boat where you will make a stop on a xiborena to visit a small fish farm to see and ‘play’ with the giant-scaled fresh water fish, known as Arapaima or Piracurú. Afterwards we head down to the Meeting of the Waters where the Rio Negro and Solimões join to form the mighty Amazon River. You will have opportunities for photos and get an explanation of this marvelous phenomenon.
From here you will continue along the Solimões to the Carreiro Village where our car or van will be waiting to take you along the trans-Amazonas highway (the BR 319/AM 254) for about an hour and a half to where we will make a stop to see the giant water lilies. Then it’s on to the Mutuca River where we will take you to our lodge for lunch by regional wooden canoe. After a delicious lunch you will take everything we need, like mineral water for 1 day, food supplies, and a hammock with mosquito nets, and you leave for the jungle camp by canoe.
When you arrive at Igarapé do Bodo, you will start to make camp and put up your hammock with mosquito net. Later you will head out to set up fish nets to get some fish for dinner and explore the area. We will wait out on the water until it gets get dark to spot Caiman and then go to spear fish, just like the locals. We return to the campsite to cook dinner and sleep overnight.
Day 2) Up at 5:30 am to leave camp by canoe to see an Amazon sunrise and spot more wildlife, as they become active. We return to camp for a simple breakfast and then take down our hammock and mosquito net to hike to a camp in another spot deeper in the jungle. On the way you will have opportunity to learn about medicinal plants and some survival techniques, such as how to make a trap.
We will find a good spot for camp where you will put up your hammock tree to tree, and cook a meal. Later in the afternoon, you will take a walk along jungle trails until after dark to spot more night life and insects. We return to camp for overnight.
Day 3) Have breakfast, fill up the bottles of water and prepare to start another jungle walk. We take down everything and move by foot deeper into the jungle where we will have opportunity to see more wildlife. We’ll make a short stop to cook a meal and find a great spot for our camp, but this time not close to the jungle floor.
Overnight camp will be up in the trees, 5 m high, because of wild cats. You will be camping in the middle of the jungle forest, which is why we will have to cook our meal mid-afternoon to go up early in your hammock for overnight.
Day 4) Up at 5:30 am for a short walk to spot for monkeys, and then return to eat breakfast. We will hike to another place where you will learn more about the forest; how to recognize poisonous plants, eat table food from the jungle, like Brazil nuts and Uixi, plus others. You will come back after a long hike, eat, and move closer to the river where you will camp overnight.
Day 5) Have breakfast and then you will move to another area to set up a new campsite; putting up the hammocks tree to tree for sleeping and making a trail for another nocturnal walk to spot more wildlife.
Day 6) Up at dawn for breakfast, then hike to Terra Preta to visit the area and take great photos of one of the biggest trees in the rainforest. You’ll also see some of the small pieces of indigenous pottery at this site. We will come back to the campsite and take everything with us as head out to walk to camp in another place. This hike may take all day until we reach the new campsite where set up camp, eat and overnight in your hammock.
Day 7) Up to cook and eat breakfast before we start another trek through the jungle for about 3 hours. We’ll end our hike right in the front of the main lodge, where you can have a shower before you eat a delicious lunch. We head back to Manaus at 2:00 pm, arriving there at about 5:00 pm directly to your hotel.