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Amazon Jungle: 3 or 4-Day Tour at Juma River Guest Houses

1. Amazon Jungle: 3 or 4-Day Tour at Juma River Guest Houses

Enjoy an amazing adventure through the beautiful and diverse Amazon Jungle to the enigmatic Juma River area, spotting the unique Amazonian flora and fauna. Pension of the Juma is 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Manaus, an approximate driving time of 3 hours by car and speedboat. The Lodge is on the banks of the Negro River and has a guest lounge area, restaurant, and seating for up to 50 guests. Packages include accommodation, round trip transfer from Manaus, all meals (full board), and bilingual guided activities as outlined below. Day 1: 8:00 AM: Pick-up at your hotel and transfer to the port 8:30 AM: Speed boat ride passing through where the rivers Negro and Solimoes meet 9:00 AM: Transfer to the guest house, arrive at 11:00 1:00 PM: Lunch  3:00 PM: Go down the river and observe pink and grey river dolphins and other wildlife 7:00 PM: Dinner  8:00 PM: Cayman spotting Day 2: 8:00 AM: Breakfast  9:00 AM: Depart on a jungle hike and learn about rainforest plants 1:00 PM: Lunch 3:00 PM: Fishing expedition for peacock bass or piranhas (depending on the season) 7:00 PM: Dinner  Day 3: 5:30 AM: Rise early for a bird-watching sunrise tour 8:00 AM: Breakfast 9:00 AM: Visit a native family and learn about their culture and various tropical plants 1:00 PM: Lunch 2:00 PM: Return trip to Manaus, or when choosing the 4-day option, depart for a guided overnight camping in the jungle  5:00 PM: Arrive at Manaus When the 4-day option is selected Day 4: 8:00 AM: Breakfast 10:00 AM: Return to the lodge 1:00 PM: Lunch 2:00 PM: Return trip to Manaus 5:00 PM: Arrive at Manaus The rooms feature mosquito screens, balcony nets, natural water showers, twin beds for up to 3 guests per room. Daily breakfast features a buffet with seasonal fruits and juices, bread, milk and coffee. Lunch and dinner feature grilled meat or chicken, regional fish, salads, pasta, rice, juices and soft drinks. Alcoholic beverages are not included.

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Manaus: Half-Day City Tour

2. Manaus: Half-Day City Tour

Located in the north of Brazil, Manaus is the capital of the Amazon. It is one of the most important places of departure to explore the Amazon Rainforest, the world’s richest and most-varied biological reservoir, and contains several million species of insects, plants, birds, and other forms of life. After pick-up from your hotel in Manaus, the tour will visit some important landmarks in the city, such as The Amazon Opera House (also known as The Amazon Theatre). Inaugurated in 1896, it is a historical landmark that currently accommodates the Amazonas Philharmonic and plays host to the annual Amazonas Opera Festival. The Indian Museum is the biggest museum of Brazilian indigenous history and houses more than 3,000 pieces made by Amazonian tribes. After your tour, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in Manaus.

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From Manaus: One-Day Amazon Jungle Experience

3. From Manaus: One-Day Amazon Jungle Experience

Start your day with pickup from your hotel at approximately 8:00 AM. Drive west from Manaus for about one and a half hours until you reach the Ubin lake where your host will be waiting for you. Take a speedboat heading towards the jungle to begin a 2-hour trek. Learn more about Amazonian fauna and flora, medicinal plants, and jungle survival techniques.  From this walk, visit a project for the protection of pink river dolphins. Learn about these beautiful and friendly creatures, and the conservation efforts underway to protect them. Take the unique opportunity to enter the water to interact with them. Visit the host’s home and enjoy a delicious lunch with his family. Learn more about the local people’s culture and Amazonian history in general. Next, enjoy a boat ride through the flooded forest to go piranha fishing and catch these famous ferocious water beasts. As night falls embark on a search for alligators and other reclusive nocturnal wildlife species. Return to the road and head back to Manaus, arriving at your hotel at approximately 8:00 PM.

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Manaus: Old City Guided Tour Plus Amazon River Boat Tour

4. Manaus: Old City Guided Tour Plus Amazon River Boat Tour

Learn about the history and culture of Manaus, Amazona's capital in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Then take a speedboat down the Amazon River to witness the Meeting of the Waters and a floating village.   You’ll be picked up from your hotel and drive to the historical center of "old Manaus." On a walking tour through town, notice the facades of the neoclassical buildings created during the rubber boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Visit the majestic Amazon Theatre opera house in the main square, and head to the market complex to see the three buildings known as the banana market, fish market, and municipal market. Check out the Rio Negro Palace, formerly a German rubber baron's residence that is now a museum. Next you will drive through the port and embark on a speedboat to witness the most impressive phenomenon of the Rio Negro and Amazon River, or Solimões River as it is called upstream, that run side by side without mixing their waters. Then venture to the floating village where all the houses, school, churches, bars, restaurants, and other structures are built on logs to float on the lake. Disembark at a floating fish farm and have an encounter with one of the biggest freshwater fish in the world, the famous pirarucu.   Get back in the boat for a nice ride upstream heading to Lake January, filled with giant waterlilies. Have a walk on a suspended walkway as high as the canopy of the trees, and see the sumaumeira, the biggest species of tree in the Amazon.

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From Manaus: Negro River Half-Day Trip

5. From Manaus: Negro River Half-Day Trip

Your trip begins with a pickup from your hotel. Head to the marina where a boat will be waiting for you. Depart upstream on the Negro River to visit an indigenous tribe that came from the border with Colombia and still keep their traditions, language, and rituals. Learn from them about their lifestyle and watch as they demonstrate their traditional rituals. Afterwards, visit a project that takes care of the freshwater pink dolphins. Have the chance to enter the water and touch these amazing docile creatures. Be sure to take photos of this unforgettable moment. Dolphins frequent this location because of the care and friendliness of the locals. Enjoy the rest of your trip on a beautiful, white sand, and warm water beach of the Negro River.

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From Manaus: Tucandeira Ants Tribe Ritual Full Day Trip

6. From Manaus: Tucandeira Ants Tribe Ritual Full Day Trip

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.

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Manaus: MUSA and INPA Museums with Observation Tower Tour

7. Manaus: MUSA and INPA Museums with Observation Tower Tour

Explore the Museu da Amazônia, the Amazonian Museum commonly known as MUSA, on a guided tour of this 100-hectare park inside the Adolpho Duck Forest Reserve in Manaus. Discover the research carried out in the area by the National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA) for more than 60 years, which has been instrumental in the dissemination and popularization of scientific and cultural education. After enjoying the convenience of hotel pickup in Manaus, make your way to the Amazonian Museum. Buy your entrance ticket when you arrive (about 30 BRL) and then enter the museum. With your guide, find exhibitions, a nursery of orchids and bromeliads, a lake, aquariums, and experimental laboratories full of snakes, insects, and butterflies. Climb the 42-meter (138 foot) observation tower to admire a magnificent view of the forest canopy. Take pleasant walks along the museum's various forest trails and enjoy being at one with nature. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel in Manaus

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Manaus: Museu do Seringal Rubber Museum

8. Manaus: Museu do Seringal Rubber Museum

Depart from Manaus to Vila Paraíso (the set of the movie “The Jungle”). Your visit begins at a waterfront warehouse where rubber boards boats to be shipped around the world. Here we will enter the Rubber Master House whose majestic architecture shows the wealth of Brazilian rubber plantations from the industry boom and war effort. During the tour, visit the “large tent” where rubber making tools were kept. You will also see the “chapel” and the flour warehouse. Then walk along a short trail into the jungle to see rubber trees as well as witness the process of collecting it. You will see where rubber balls were placed to begin the smoking process. Finally, visit the modest houses where the rubber extraction employees lived. The home portrays the life and habits of the old rubber extraction era.

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Manaus: 2-Day River Tour With Overnight Stay

9. Manaus: 2-Day River Tour With Overnight Stay

On the first day, you'll start around at around 8:00 AM, being picked up from your accommodation and then heading to the port. Here, you'll take a boat and head off for a full day of activities. One of the many highlights of the first day is the meeting of the waters from the Negro and Solimões rivers.  You'll get to visit the floating village of Catalão and the Pirarucu fish farm (the biggest freshwater fish with scales). See the lake with water lilies, go piranha fishing, and, depending on the season, ride through the flooded forests. Learn about a different way of life as you visit an indigenous tribe, go on a night excursion looking for caymans, and then spend the night in a local river dweller's home. On the second day, start early in the morning to see the sunrise and go for a nature walk. At 8:00 AM, you'll go trekking in the jungle and learn about survival techniques. See the amazing pink river dolphins and enter the water to get up close and personal with theses amazing creatures. Then, visit the rubber museum to learn about the history of Amazon's wealthiest times. You will return to Manaus around 5:00 PM.

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From Manuas: Full-Day River Tour

10. From Manuas: Full-Day River Tour

Start your day with a pickup from your hotel at approximately 8:00 AM. Drive west from Manaus to a comfortable boat waiting for you. First, make a visit to an indigenous tribe to see a performance of their traditional ritual. Next, visit a project for the protection of pink river dolphins. Learn about these beautiful and friendly creatures, and the conservation efforts underway to protect them. Take the unique opportunity to enter the water to interact with them. Explore a beautiful beach of white sand and warm waters before enjoying lunch on a floating restaurant, complete with a buffet and natural juice.  After lunch, visit a lake full of water lilies for some fantastic photo opportunities. Marvel at a village on stilts, a typical style of construction along the Amazon. Get to know a floating village and visit a Pirarucu fish farm containing the largest freshwater fish in the world. Try your luck at catching some of these giant beauties before passing the meeting of rivers. Get dropped off back at your hotel around 5 PM.

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What people are saying about Manaus

Overall rating

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based on 3 reviews

If you love the nature - I highly recommend do this tour. The tour guides are real masters about the jungle and provide so much knowledge and expertise. I saw animals from monkeys, pink dolphins to green parrots and Tarantulas. We hiked trough the jungle, built bow and arrow from the trees there - it was incredible. The food what Maria and her team is providing is delicious - they even provide vegan food if you want. Furthermore we visited a local farmer and got to know the process of Manioka. The accommodation is lovely. You have a bath in every room and a fan or an AC. The team was so welcoming and warm hearted. It was just beautiful and I will definitely come back. It is NOT A SAFARI! We are in the jungle so mostly the animals are very well hidden!

It was absolutely amazing! The tour was exactly as it's been promised n even better. The weather was ok in the beginning but as it seemed that is going to change I asked my guide Milto, I believe his name, to start from the dolphins as that was and my priority and he agreed. In general the guide was very informative, flexible, calm n fluent jn English! He didn't mind to extend the 4 hours that the tour was supposed to take and drive us as smooth as possible through the waves because on our way back there was a storm. I totally recommend the tour with this guide who actually is running a private business in Amazon so he knows how to treat tourists.

We enjoyed the excursion very much. The organization is at the highest level. We contacted the guide before the start of the tour and clarified all the important nuances. Due to the restrictions due to the pandemic, we did not visit all the planned places, but thanks to our guide, the trip turned out to be as rich and interesting as possible. The guide was very attentive and patient. I told a lot of interesting things. The food was delicious home-style. In two days we saw all the most important and interesting! We were very, very satisfied!

Super trip. An excellent guide who organized our activities throughout the days of our stay. We saw 2 species of monkeys, sloth, iguana, dolphins, various birds, caiman. In Manaus itself, there are many tour agencies offering tours of the Amazon, you can order right on the spot. But how big is the difference in price, I don’t know.

Milton was awesome. Very knowledgeable and very accommodating. He also cares about the community which is wonderful to see. He adjusted the trip to our wishes and made the whole experience very enjoyable. I would highly recommend him!