Day 1: Departure from your hotel in Manaus in the early morning. The trip takes three hours via speed boat, van and speed boat again. During your trip you might encounter some pink dolphins on the way and you will stop to see the amazing Meeting of the Waters, the spot where the muddy waters of the Solimões River and the black waters of the Negro River run side by side, without mixing, to form the great Amazonas River. Enjoy your first contact with the jungle and observe the giant water lily.
At Juma Lodge, a welcome drink prepared with exotics fruits awaits you. During lunch, an amazonian cuisine is then served. The afternoon activity is a reconnaissance tour through the igarapés (Amazonian creeks) and the igapós (flooded forest) in motorized canoes. Return to the Juma Lodge. At night, go out in a canoe ride to observe the night fauna and meet alligators, frogs and birds. Stay alert to the mysterious sounds of the forest and the starry sky.
Day 2: Breakfast with typical fruits and regional food. Leave for a jungle hike. Once inside the Amazon Forest feel its charm and greatness. All tours are led by a lodge guide with great knowledge of the area. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon we will go out fishing and learn more about the indigenous species of the Amazon (piranha, peacock bass). While enjoying the sunset, return to Juma. Dinner will be complemented by the fish you caught earlier, cooked the Amazon way.
Day 3: Early in the morning we will leave for a sunrise excursion, witnessing the transformation of the dark water of the Juma River into a mirror and listening to the sights and sounds of the waking birds. Breakfast. Visit to the house of a local native to learn more about their fascinating culture. Lunch at the Juma Lodge. Travel on a paddle canoe, just like the locals, while contemplating the dense vegetation, the height and width of the trees, the bird’s and monkey’s sounds.
Day 4: Breakfast. Be prepared for a full day adventure into the forest with short hikes and instruction in jungle survival. Learn more about the forest, such as how its helps mankind by supplying medicinal plants, food, fresh water and even assorted products made of straw. In a pleasant site, eat and rest in hammocks, as is the local Indian custom. Return to the Lodge.
Day 5: Breakfast. Leave for a visit to a specie of Sumaúma, the biggest tree in the Amazon Rainforest. This specie of tree can reach up to 40 meters (130 feet). Barbecue lunch and return to the lodge. During the way back, you might encounter some pink dolphins, swim in the river and see a beatiful sunset.
Day 6: Breakfast. Return to Manaus, arriving at about 11:00 a.m. and then going to the airport or to your hotel in Manaus.
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