Brazil Amazon Boat Expedition

Brazilian Amazon Jungle bring you face-to-face with one of the biggest influences on the world’s fragile eco-system, the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. The import role the rainforest plays on the world’s eco-system is one of major reasons why more and more travelers are taking the adventure of a life time and going on Brazilian Amazon Jungle. Get back to nature and come into contact with one of the most amazing fauna and flora all over the world.

Day 1 | Manaus
Arrival at the gate of Amazon in Manaus located on the Rio Negro. Transfer from the airport to the hotel for the overnight before we start our Boat Expedition tomorrow. (no meals)

Day 2 | Manaus Boat Trip
After breakfast we will walk around 10 minutes to the port, it allows us a first feel of the city of Manaus. We depart toward the Meeting of the Waters down the Negro River, where it meets the Rio Solimões. The two rivers flow side by side for many miles, different in color. Legend has it that they never mix, see it yourself! After the Meeting of the Waters the boat travels to the region of Janauary lake to visit the home of local artisans. We will enjoy lunch on board. In the afternoon, we depart by canoe to a region where we can fish piranhas. Dinner and then we get again in our canoe for a night tour searching for alligators and other nocturnal animals. Our boat will sail up the Rio Negro, where we will seek a place for the night. We experience our first night in hammocks. (B, L, D)

Day 3 | Boat Trip
We have breakfast on board and continue navigation through the Rio Negro. Our first stop is in one of the beautiful white sand beaches of Rio Negro. We have some time for swimming and recreation. Sail toward the Anavilhanas archipelago, more specifically in the region of Jaraqui where we connect with this beautiful region and the small fishing village. We will return the boat for lunch. In the afternonn we will get in our motorized canoe in order to do a walk of about 2 hours where we will get explanations about the rich Amazonian fauna and flora. Great chance to see animals. The evening dinner and overnight in hammocks. (B, L, D)

Day 4 | Boat Trip
Rise and shine! Sunrise at 5.30 am with a canoe ride to see birds. Return to the boat for breakfast. We continue going up the Rio Negro. The ship makes a stop in the community of Terra Preta, local with a high incidence of ethnic Indians Tucano. Interaction with the community. After the visit, we return to boat for lunch. The ship will continue navigating the Rio Negro to the region of Rio Cuieiras. In this region, stopping for various activities like canoeing through the canals and streams. We return to the boat to prepare our packs for an overnight in the jungle. (B, L, D)

Day 5 | Boat Trip
Early morning starts with a walk in the jungle to explore the region and try to see more wildlife. We enjoy our lunch back at our boat. In this afternoon one more canoe ride in the flooded jungle and admire the sunset with the Amazonian colors. Last boat dinner and overnight in hammocks in the boat. (B, L, D)

Day 6 | Boat Trip
We begin our return shipping, down the Rio Negro stoping at the Tupé region in the left side of the Rio Negro where we will encounter an Indian tribe, they will show you more about their culture and dances. Visit the Rubber Museum. Our 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 our tour, visit the “large tent” where rubber making tools were kept. We 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. We 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. We will return to Manaus with a brief stop at Tupe Beach where there might be a possibility of swimming. The arrival in Manaus would be in the end of the afternoon.

Day 7 | Manaus
After breakfast we head to the airport for our departure flight. Obrigado Brasil y até logo!

Starting price
10 – 15 students + 1 chaperone: $ 1 990 / student
16 – 20 students + 1 chaperone: $ 1 670 / student
21 – 25 students + 1 chaperone: $ 1 490 / student
(Price depends on the time travelling e.g. Christmas and New Years period are peak season)

Price includes:
All the transfers mentioned in the program with van or a boat, accommodation in an economic hotel and in hammocks on the boat, all the meals as mentioned in the program (B, L, D), all the activities mentioned in the program with entrance fees, a Students Journey guide.

Price does not include:
Flights, beverages and meals not specified, phone calls and personal expenses, travel insurance, visa fees (at this time US$ 180.00 / Pers.), all other services stated as optional or not explicitly stated as included.

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