Manaus, known as Paris dos Trópicos (Paris of the Tropics), is the gateway to the Amazon rainforest with over 2 million inhabitants, a seemingly out-of-place pocket of urbanity in the middle of the jungle. One must not miss the local cuisine, with its exotic dishes, such as local fish, fruit, and soup prepared traditionally. Most recently receiving attention for hosting 4 World Cup matches in 2014 and 6 matches during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Manaus is an urban gem that shot up right in the middle of the rainforest. Once you’ve transferred by boat to your hotel deeper in the basin, you’ll spend days immersed in the immensely beautiful and striking Amazon Rainforest, with its biodiversity and colors amazing you at every turn. See monkeys in their natural habitat, learn what it is like for the natives who live off the banks of the River, go fishing, and take a night tour in a canoe. Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime in one of the world’s true natural wonders. From $1,699 based on double occupancy.
Day 1 - USA/Manaus, Brazil
Depart Miami, USA for Manaus. Arrive into Manaus and transfer to your hotel. (Tropical Manaus Eco-resort or similar)
Day 2 - Manaus/Amazon
After breakfast, transfer to the Amazon. (Amazon Eco-park Jungle Lodge or similar) (B)
Days 3 & 4 - Amazon Rainforest
Spend two full days immersed in the Brazil Amazon Rainforest and take part in multiple activities. (Amazon Eco-park Jungle Lodge) (Meals included at the Lodge) (B/L/D)
TOUR TO THE " MEETING OF THE WATERS "
The Meeting of Waters tour is only available for clients with pick-up (hotels or airport) until 08:30am. Departs to ECOPARK on board of a regional double deck boat. The boat goes down the Negro River navigating along the shore of the City of Manaus, allowing passengers to view the Amazonas Theater , the Port of Manaus, the Customs and the interesting aspects of the local life - the stilt houses for instance . Arrival at The Meeting of the Waters by 11h30am. It´s a spectacular merge of Negro and Solimões Rivers. From this point on both rivers form the famous Amazon River that runs all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. The waters of the two rivers run together for about 12kms, side by side, without mixing. The phenomenon happens due to differences in temperature, density and speed of the waters of the rivers.Lunch will be served in a typical restaurant (rustic yet clean restaurant with buffet style, international and regional dishes).
Biodiversity is the main characteristics of ECOPARK. It includes un-catalogued species in virgin rainforest, natural savannahs and creeks.Several streams of crystal clear warm water also run through the local. During tour the guide will lead clients, educating them about the local flora & fauna, how and where to find edible fruits and potable water, first aid , how to find their way in the forest and much more.
Duration: 1 to 3 hours (depending on health conditions of participants).
The facilities for rehabilitation and re-introduction of wild animals in their habitat (known as the Monkey forest), was created in 1991 with the intention of receiving animals which have been confiscated from illegal commerce. Thisis a joint project with the Municipal Secretary of Environment and Sustainability. In this center, the animals are initially put into quarantine to be evaluated and taken care of by a team of veterinaries and biologists. In partnership with the FFV (Live Forest Foundation), a nonprofit institution overseen by Amazon Ecopark Lodge, a unique feeding system has been developed. Twice a day, (10:30 & 15:30), the animals receive supplements of their natural diet, ensuring that they are being fed the necessary nutrients. The Monkey Forest is open to guests at feeding times, always accompanied by a credentialed professional, permitting guests to film and photograph these animals in a natural and safe environment.
Duration: 40 minutes to 1 hour.
IMPORTANT! Twice a year the monkeys move away for 2-3 weeks to travel through the forest and demarcate their land. During this period will not be possible to see the monkeys, only the one in quarantine
VISIT TO THE CABOCLO'S HOUSE
Depart the lodge on boat or motorized canoe, accompanied by a Bilingual guide to learn about the traditions and customs of local Amazonians (“natives"). Duration: 40 minutes to 1 hour.
FISHING TOURDepart lodge in paddle or motorized canoes, accompanied by a Bilingual guide. (Fishing of piranhas and other species, depending on season).Note 1: It is a non-professional fishing.
Duration: 40 minutes to 1 hour
NIGHT TOUR IN CANOE
Depart lodge in paddle or motorized canoes, to appreciate the sounds of the jungle at night, with the possibility to spot small alligators (or other nightly creatures). Alligators are spotted because their eyes shine like small red lights. Once the alligator is spotted by the guide’s spotlight, he will try to catch a small alligator with his own hands and bring it on to the canoe, and a brief explanation of their habitat follows. The alligator will then be safely released back to the river. (No harm is done to any of the animals) Duration: about 1 hour.
Note: during "high water level" season (from April to August) and on full moon evenings, it might be difficult to find alligators.
Day 5 - Amazon/Manaus
After breakfast, transfer back to Manaus and check into your hotel for one last night. (Tropical Manaus Ecoresort) (B)
Day 6 - Manaus
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and spend the day at leisure. Return to the hotel in the evening for your transfer back to the airport on Day 7 early in the morning. (B)
Day 7 - Airport/USA
Depart for your flight back to the US.
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- Roundtrip airfare from MIA to Manaus, Brazil, coach class
- Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers in Manaus
- 2 nights in a standard room at the Tropical Manaus Ecoresort or similar in Manaus
- Breakfast daily in Manaus
- 3 nights in a standard room at the Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge or similar in the Amazon
- Bilingual guide during three nights in the Amazon
- Extensive Tours, jungle activities and boat excursions per itinerary in shared basis at Amazon Ecopark Jungle lodge
- All meals included at the Amazon Lodge and lunch during the 'Meeting of the Waters' excursion.
*****During Rainy Season (May to July) and Dry Season (October to December) peak periods, occasional floods or severe drought may occur causing some lodges to reschedule or replace activities/tours. E.g.: walking tours may only be done by boat or may even be replaced by other options (rainy season); longer walks with detours from river banks to lodges or other areas may be required including bridges over mud puddles or springs (dry season).*****Rates do not include
- Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, table drinks, telephone calls, etc.
- Optional Travel Insurance
- Any item not mentioned above
- Visa for Brazil
- Book by December 22, 2016, for these special fares.
- If above hotels or Airline are not available at the time of reservation, alternative hotels at the same category or airlines could be used. Prices may differ.
- During trade fairs season and during Christmas and New Year’s Days, some hotels may require surcharges. The prices may increase.
- Ticket(s) must be issued and full payment must be received 90 days prior to departure
- Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
- Change and cancellation penalties ($250-$600 per person) apply once ticketed; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies
- Hotel upgrades, air upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions to all other destinations, and add-on air fares from various US cities are available
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