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From Manaus: 3 or 4-Day Rio Negro & Anavilhanas River Cruise

1. From Manaus: 3 or 4-Day Rio Negro & Anavilhanas River Cruise

This boat was built using traditional Amazon techniques. It is 50 feet long and almost 10 feet tall. It has 2 bathrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen, 1 cabin with 2 twin beds and plenty of space to tie a hammock. The second floor is used for meals and observation only, but guests can also tie a hammock there. The boat accommodates a maximum of 15 people in hammocks and 2 people sleeping in the cabin. During the 3 or 4-day cruise (depending on which option you pick), the local crew will prepare typical Amazon dishes for your meals. You can enjoy sunset cocktails on the upper deck while listening to the amazing sounds of the Amazon jungle. At the stops along the route, native English-speaking guides will show you the amazing variety of the Amazon’s wildlife. Day 1: After a hotel pick-up in Manaus, enjoy a boat tour to Janauri Ecological Park and a jungle hike where you can spot huge Samauma trees, giant water lilies, and alligators. After lunch, get back on the water to Acajatuba Lake and swim with pink and grey river dolphins before enjoying dinner. Day 2: Get started with a sunrise tour to the Anavilhanas Archipelago and a hike before fishing for piranha and other fish. After dinner, you’ll have the thrilling opportunity to spot alligators in their natural habitat. Day 3 (for the 3-Day option): Visit a native family to observe manioc production and see tropical fruit trees. You’ll arrive back in Manaus at 5:00 PM. Day 3 (for the 4-Day option): Spot monkeys and sloths from a canoe before learning survival techniques for the jungle. Day 4: After exploring Tupé beach, visit an indigenous community where you’ll get to see incredible tribal dances. Arrive back in Manaus at 5 PM.

Manaus: Amazon Rainforest Panoramic Airplane Flight

2. Manaus: Amazon Rainforest Panoramic Airplane Flight

Delight in a panoramic airplane flight above the Amazon Rainforest. Admire views of beautiful primary forest, with its high trees and birds, that stretches over the landscape like an enormous green carpet. After pickup from your accommodation in Manaus, transfer to your flight departure place. From there, take off on a 30 or 60-minute flight, depending on the option you choose. Head upstream along the Negro River in the direction of the Anavilhanas Archipelago, a gigantic river archipelago that is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Feel like you are in a huge puzzle as you cross the archipelago, and spot at least 9 jungle lodges and small villages as you go. In the dry season (June – October/November), it's also possible to see white sandy beaches that form alongside the islands in the archipelago. After your flight, enjoy convenient drop-off back at your accommodation in Manaus.

Manaus: Amazonas Jungle Trek & Anavilhanas Archipelago

3. Manaus: Amazonas Jungle Trek & Anavilhanas Archipelago

Get picked at your hotel at 8:30 AM in the morning, and be driven by a motorized canoe for few kilometers from Manaus. Arrive in the jungle and go on an educational jungle walking tour for about 3 hours. During the walk, your guide will teach you about medicinal plants and the trees of the Amazon rainforest. The high altitude means different plant life, bigger trees, and dense forest. See the cast flora and fauna of the Amazon Rainforest, like scorpions, spiders, snakes and so on.  Then, visit the Anavilhanas Archipelago, which is the biggest and largest freshwater archipelago in the world. The Anavilhanas Archipelago is found on the Rio Negro, 70 kilometers upstream from Manaus where the Rio Solimoes and Rio Negro join as one river. At its widest, the river is measured at 27 kilometers wide. Later, lunch can be prepared depending on the season on the beach, in the jungle during the trek or, if rainy, can be prepared in the floating house. Experiment with local food fish “Peacock Bass or Tambaqui” with the famous manioc and rice. Arrive back in Manaus at 4:30 PM.

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What people are saying about Anavilhanas-Archipel

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Despite being the only person on this particular tour, I had an incredible time. At first the tour seemed a bit slow as it takes quite a long time to get away from Manaus city to where the activities are, but once we were there everything was so great. Leo’s team - Aldinei, Raymond and Antonio - really went the extra mile to make the experience once in a lifetime, even including activities not included in the official itinerary (as the river was too low to see the giant water lilies). The food was really good - all fresh water fish from the river. It is quite rustic overall - the boat is not a floating hotel - but if you enjoy camping and outdoor activities it is a wonderful time. I highly recommend this tour.

Despite bad weather, everything was very professional.