Survival Package – 6 Days, 5 Nights
Note: This package aims to offer a unique experience closer to nature, but do not offer any survival course certificate in the jungle.
1st Day – Leaving your hotel at 8.30 am by car and driving for 1h on AM070 highway, crossing the Rio Negro Bridge. On the way, you will see countryside with farms as well as the tile industry (fábricas de tijolos), which is the main activity in Iranduba village. From there, we will move on by boat, for 45 minutes (or 1.30 hour of duration, if on the dry season). This vibrant part of the journey is the first step of the tour, where flooded trees can be seen. You will pass through small water channels, home of ribeirinhos.
Arriving at Manati lodge, you will be welcomed with a refreshing drink, before being shown to the accommodations. At noon, an Amazonian lunch followed by a necessary rest until 4pm, when we will leave by canoe for the first official visit of the day. Getting to know igapós, or flooded forest, and hopefully to see some monkeys and sloths, typical jungle animals. At 5.30pm returning time, at which point we can share the photos and stories from the day from the balcony facing the trees, while waiting a fantastic dinner served at 7.00 pm, with traditional and regional meals.
Later on at the same night, a boat will take us on a wild tour by night, to spot alligators and observe its habitat. High adrenaline and fun is guaranteed.
2nd Day – After breakfast we started preparing this true adventure in the Amazon jungle where your instincts will be put to the test. With the help of our experienced guides, we will prepare our backpacks with everything needed for the challenge of spending 2 nights sleeping in hammocks at a camp randomly chosen in the forest. The initial path will be to cross the Rio Negro to the right edge of this and start the adventure in Arara region, a place that has one a beautiful waterfall where you can cool ourselves after a long canoe ride. For lunch cooked fish grilled with fruits. In the afternoon will be the exploration of the site with a 3 hour walk to the sunset, returning to camp for preparation of hammocks and mosquito nets, overnight everyone in your network to the sound of the symphony of all consists of frogs, crickets and other insects.
3rd Day – At 5:30 canoe to see the sunrise in Rio Negro and opportunity to see other animals like dolphins, macaws and monkeys. Return to camp for breakfast consisting of tapioca and fruit. It is time to dismantle the camp and continue their journey in search of another place to new discoveries. After about 1 hour of navigation will reach the Rio Cuieiras inhabited by various ethnic of indigenous tribes such as the Kambeba and Barés . After a few hours of walking, we will find new place to camp. Pause for preparing the lunch and then new foray into the forest to recognize the area, interpretive trail guide with explanations of medicinal plants found in the Amazon. Still daylight return to the camp for preparation of networks and fire for the night and dinner preparation.
4th Day – It’s time to say goodbye to the campment and head back to the lodge where arrival is waited for about midday. Check in in the rooms and lunch time. Afternoon for a long siesta and just after dinner our motorized canoe and our guide will take us for a evening visit to one of the 6 communities around the lodge, the Nossa Senhora do Perétuo Socorro, or simply Vila Acajatuba. It is the biggest community and also the more “modern” having a basic health service, school and a church, nice encounters where you can get to know more about locals.
5th Day – After breakfast your experienced tour guide will take you out again to visit a “House of Flour”. There, we will learn the process of how the native people manufacture this essential food which forms part of every meal in an Amazonian house. Naturally, you will be given the opportunity to taste the famous tapioca with Brazil nuts. Afternoon for recreation at river by your own.
6th Day – After another delicious breakfast, a guide will again take you out to the last and most exciting activity of your jungle tour, to see the wonderful pink dolphins, creatures which are almost domestic, as they are so familiar in their behavior with human beings. Being in the water and touching and interacting with them is a beautiful moment, which you will probably want to record on video for a lifetime souvenir.
This breathtaking swimming will finish your tour and make you want to return soon. Ride back to the Manati Lodge and at 2.00 pm, travel back to Manaus on the same road, to your hotel or airport.