Day 1: Amazon Wildlife
We start at 05:00 am from the hotel, by car we drive across the city of Manaus to the Reserve of Musa (Natural Pristine Reserve). We are going up a tower above the Terra Firm uplands, a unique environment for canopy birds such as: macaws, toucan, parrots and raptors. We do the first sunrise of our adventure, and we will eat a regional breakfast at Musa. Then we are heading to the port of Manaus to board in regional boat (with cabins). At this very first part of the excursion we are going to visit the meeting of the waters, we want to show you exclusively the ecosystems of the Amazon & Negro rivers. We visit the ecosystem of Várzea (it is an environment with high diversity of habitats and is considered the most species-rich periodic inundated forests worldwide (Wittmann et al 2006). Lunch will be served at 12:00 pm (noon), we continue sailing through Rio Negro until we reach the Ariaú river (a place for nocturnal Amazonian wildlife such as: Caimans, Sloth, Bats and night Birds). Dinner & Overnight!
Day 2: Pink Dolphins
At 05:30 am we leave by canoe for observing the wildlife, we explore narrow creeks to see birds and mammals. Breakfast is served at 08:00 am, still in the morning we are going to swim with the Pink Dolphins (an instructive play). Lunch will be served at 12:00 pm (noon), In the afternoon we paddle canoe to search for a magnificent primate the Golden-backed Uacari – Cacajao melanocephalus. Among Uacaris monkeys, the supposedly nearest to archetypic (prototypic) ancestral form for the genus represented by the extant Black-headed Uacaris (Van Roosmalen et al.,2000). Different animals migrate laterally during the aquatic phase to search for food on the low areas of the Rio Negro. Dinner and overnight!
Day 3: Anavilhanas National Park
At 05:40 am we leave by motorized canoe through the narrow canal to observe birds such as: macaws, toucans, parrots, eagles, hawks, osprey, ducks & hoatzins. This area has great diversity of birds and we are going to explore as much as possible at best time (early morning). Our breakfast will be served at 08:00 am, then we are going to arena of the Wire-tailed Manakins - Pipra filicauda (a display arena). Lunch will be served at 12:00 pm (noon), in the afternoon we navigate to the land of Apuaú region, this is a massive land which is part of a natural corridor in the Amazon Basin. A pristine zone out of the beaten track, and a great place for jungle walk. Dinner & overnight!
Day 4: Jungle Walk
Breakfast at 06:00am, afterwards we are going for walk (Primary Rainforest) to explore the wildlife and learn about the medicinal plants of the Amazon. We walk through trails to approach to the animals, plants, birds, insects, amphibians and plenty of birds. Our biologist shows specific diversity and ecological interactions. Lunch at 12:30h, in the afternoon we are cruising through the Islands of Anavilhanas to reach the Cuieras river, explore a panoramic view along the river to see grey Dolphins and a nice sunset. Dinner & overnight!
Day 5: Native people of the Amazon
At 07:00 am we eat breakfast, then we are going to visit a native family (Indigenous people) that rely on the forest and agriculture, we want to see their way of life and learn about their local products and handcrafts. We also can teste some of the local food with them, after our visit in the Indians community we start to cruising down the river. Lunch is served at 12:00 pm, then we navigate on the way back to Manaus. Drop off in the hotel or airport!