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: Breakfast. Be prepared for a full day adventure into the forest with short hikes and instruction in jungle survival. Barbecue lunch, complemented by the fish you caught in the night before. Dinner. At night, experience the forest from a different perspective – it is beautifully illuminated by the bright stars, the moon, and even the sparkle of the leaves! Overnight in the jungle.
Day 4: Breakfast. Depart to explore the region in a paddle canoe, traveling through the igapós (flooded forest) and the igarapés (Amazonian creeks). It’s a wonderful chance to connect with nature and nourish your soul. After a delicious lunch that only your jungle experience can provide, the guide will teach you more about the local culture, how to make handicrafts with babaçu leaves (local palm tree) and fruit seeds. Dinner. Overnight in the jungle.
Day 5: Breakfast. Return to the Juma Lodge and enjoy the exchange of experiences with our local guides. Lunch. Visit to the house of a local native to learn more about their fascinating culture. On the way back to the lodge see the gorgeous sunset and the birds. Overnight at the Juma Lodge.
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.
Note: The purpose of this package is to learn how the natives survive in the jungle, so there will be only basic meals.
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