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

2. 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.

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Manaus: Piranha Fishing and Alligator Watch Evening Tour

3. Manaus: Piranha Fishing and Alligator Watch Evening Tour

A tour combining piranha fishing and alligator spotting is a good option for those who want to enjoy an exciting and authentic Amazon experience. This adventure begins at the river terminal in Manaus, where you will board the boat bound for the coast of Iranduba. On the journey you will explore more of Manaus including the palafitas (stilt houses), the landscape, the local fishermen, and the ribeirinhos (native people). Upon arrival in Iranduba, you will look for a good place to go piranha fishing. The Solimões River is much richer in fish that the Rio Negro and you are likely to catch various types of catfish. Here you can enjoy fishing with a rod made of bamboo and learn how the native Caboclos people fish. When it starts to get dark, you will head off in search of alligator. The naturalist guide will do his best to capture an alligator with his bare hands so you can take a close look at the fascinating animal. After providing information about the alligator, the instructor will then return the animal back to its natural habitat.

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

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

Visit several natural landmarks, experience the local way of life, get to know the most important ecosystem in the world, the Amazon Rainforest, and understand a little bit more about the culture, history, and lifestyle of this region on your Amazonian adventure. Day – 1 Get picked up from your hotel and transferred to the Manaus port where you will board your boat. First, head to the famous Meeting of Waters about 20 kilometers downstream. From there, travel onwards to January Lake traveling through one of the many streams that can be found in the region.  Enjoy lunch on board and then go for a short hike to see the water-lilies. Leave in a smaller boat to fish for piranha and spot some cayman when it gets dark. Afterward, return to the main boat and travel upriver to Jaraqui, where you will spend the night on board. Day – 2 Rise at dawn to see the sunrise, and maybe even spot some local birds and river dolphins. Breakfast will be served when you get back to the boat. Then, head off on a hike through the jungle, where you will learn about local flora and fauna and some medicinal plants from your guide. After a 2.5-hour walk, return to the main boat for lunch. Then, make your way to the Anavilhanas Archipel. In the afternoon, get a closer look at the archipelagos and see some local wildlife, such as birds and monkeys. Once back on board, travel downstream to your resting place for the night. Day – 3 Enjoy breakfast on board as the boat travels downstream towards an indigenous community territory where you will be greeted with a welcome dance before having a tour of the land. Then enjoy the opportunity to swim with dolphins before being served lunch once back on board. Make your way back to Manaus in the afternoon where a driver will be waiting to transport you back to your hotel or the airport. If you have chosen the 4-day option, visit a local family's house in the morning and get to know a little more about their lifestyle and learn about the manioc making process. Camp in the jungle overnight.  Day – 4 Early in the morning, enjoy another hike in the jungle as you learn more about the Amazon Rainforest from your guide. Once back on the boat, enjoy breakfast on board as the boat travels downstream towards an indigenous community territory where you will be greeted with a welcome dance before having a tour of the land. Then enjoy the opportunity to swim with dolphins before being served lunch once back on board. Make your way back to Manaus in the afternoon where a driver will be waiting to transport you back to your hotel or the airport.

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From Manuas: Full-Day River Tour

5. 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

4.4 / 5

based on 8 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!

The tours were excellent, the guides know a lot about nature: Favio and Jefferson were excellent guides and greatly facilitated the experience. It is advisable to pay attention since the person who runs the bar is very bad with customers and usually wants to charge more. I recommend asking the price of drinks before consuming and keeping track of how much you consume. The hotel is very comfortable and the experience of spending a night in the jungle is incredible, do not miss it !! One detail is that we did not go to the inn of the Juma River, but that they changed us at the last moment to a hotel called "Anaconda"

My experience was fantastic! I recommend it to everyone, I keep talking about it because my friends are looking to see if they can do it with that company. From minute one, the service was excellent, the workers always attentive and close. The spectacular food and the best place impossible. Fabio is a wonderful person, dedicated to the conservation of nature and species. I would go back a thousand times, it was a pleasure to meet you all. See you on the next adventure!

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.

Excellent day with a very nice guide who knows his subject well. Very rewarding visits on all levels: Amazonian forest, meeting of waters, people ... the buffet lunch was very varied and everything was good.