Day trip

From Manaus: Tucandeira Ants Tribe Ritual Full Day Trip

Activity provider: Amazon Amazing Tours

From Manaus: Tucandeira Ants Tribe Ritual Full Day Trip

Activity provider: Amazon Amazing Tours

From US$ 300 per person

The Indigenous rituals of the Sateré Mawé Tribe is a truly unique experience. What stands out most is the ritual of the Tucandeira in the Sateré-Mawé tribe, which is an event is performed as a form of male initiation.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Must inform hotel of choice.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Meet the Satere Mawe Indians
  • Eat and learn with local indigenous groups
  • See the last surviving Satere mawe
Full description
This event is performed as a form of male initiation. You will leave from Manaus at 9:00 AM for a 1 hour car journey to the Parana of Ariau. Then, travel by speed boat for 45 minutes to the Trible Sateré Mawé at 11 AM. At 12:00 PM, enjoy a simple lunch of rice, flour, ants, and salad. This lunch is typical to the region. At 1:00 PM, listen to an explanation of the traditional indigenous pharmacy, including natural medication made with the leaves and bark of trees. At 2:00 PM, the tourists will help the indians to find the famous ants, or tucandeiras.' At 3:00 PM, start the presentation. Please feel welcome to film, take photos, and participate in a traditional dance. At 4:00 PM, return to Manaus, and arrive at 6:00 PM.
  • Transportation, including a boat trip
  • Food and water
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Personal medication

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This tour includes walks and climbs of medium difficulty
Customer reviews

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Steve is a first class guide, very knowledgeable, friendly and speaks excellent english. Me and my daughter had an unforgetable day with Steve and indigenous amazonas people, jungle walking and sailing on the rivers. Highly recommended.

July 15, 2019

Product ID: 202240