River Cruise Anavilhanas Highlights

  • Region: Rio Negro, Amazon
  • Activities: See the meeting of the waters, Swim with pink river dolphins, Meet an indigenous family, Jungle trekking, Canoeing, Piranha fishing, Exploring the rivers around Manaus
  • Accommodation: Boat cabin with air conditioning or on deck hammock and campsite
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Price: Our prices for cruises differ by the choice of boat. We offer fixed prices per boat. 
  • Includes: Experienced local jungle guides, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Transport to and from Manaus
  • Guarantee: You can ask your money back two weeks before the start of the tour
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THE JOURNEY

Day 1

You are picked up from your hotel around 7:30 AM and we leave Manaus harbour at 8 AM to see the phenomenon of the Meeting of the Waters. This is the place where the Rio Negro and the muddy water of the Solimões river meet. At noon we have lunch with fish, tropical fruits, rice and macaroni. After lunch on board you will explore the Igapó channel with a small vessel. This trip leads you through a swamp which is home to a lot of wildlife. We start to go up on the Rio Negro and look for a place to sleep in Jacaré Ubal. You have dinner with local dishes and can join a discovery tour to spot frogs and snakes in the evening. 

boat rio negro national park

Day 2

You wake up at 5:30 AM to see the sunrise over the Amazon. This is a wonderful sight and you will also enjoy the numerous birds and other animals that are already awake. Around 7:00 AM breakfast is served. After breakfast we go by ship to an area called Ariaú. This is home to a small muddy river with a lot of wildlife. We reunite with the main ship at a different place for lunch. The next event is to swim with the pink river dolphins around 4:30 PM. These animals are known for their long mouth and pink color. If they come close enough, you can feel their soft skin. Early in the evening we will go to see the sunset and listen to the sound of the forest. Then we go by ship to the Anavilhanas where we go to sleep this night.

The sunsets in the Amazon are spectacular

Day 3

You visit the national park Anavilhanas today. With over 400 islands in the Rio Negro, this park is one of the largest archipelagos in the world. You make a 3 hours trip with the small vessel, which includes a hike on one of the islands. The archipelago has lots of monkeys and parrots. After lunch, we go camping in the jungle. This is an amazing experience, where you sleep in you own hammock in the middle of the jungle. You will be surprised by the sounds that you hear. You first hike to the camp and then we gather wood to prepare our own campfire. The fire is used to prepare a jungle barbecue. If you prefer to sleep on the ship instead of in the jungle, this is possible as well.

Macaws Rio Urubu

Day 4

 

You wake up in the camp and head back to the ship for breakfast. The ship sails down the river to the national park Estadual Rio Negro. The guide will explain everything about this amazing place and its history: how people got very rich due to the rubber trade and how the city they built got abandoned. You travel in the afternoon to the Indian village of Tatuyu. We will use the small boat to explore the surrounding nature and watch the sunset. Dinner is served on the ship. The night is reserved to relax on the ship and watch the Milky Way that is clearly visible, because you are far away from any big city.

Watch the sun rise at 5 A.M

Day 5

 

You wake up in the camp and head back to the ship for breakfast. The ship sails down the river to the national park Estadual Rio Negro. The guide will explain everything about this amazing place and its history: how people got very rich due to the rubber trade and how the city they built got abandoned. You travel in the afternoon to the Indian village of Tatuyu. We will use the small boat to explore the surrounding nature and watch the sunset. Dinner is served on the ship. The night is reserved to relax on the ship and watch the Milky Way that is clearly visible, because you are far away from any big city.

Day 6,7 (optional)

 

If you stay longer, you can do an additional fishing expedition, going for bigger fish, or kayaking. An extra night in the jungle or a trek on a different location are other options. You can also relax in your hammock and just enjoy the nature of course.

Indian culture Amazon

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