Our day starts at the main port of Manaus, from where we will head downstream the Rio Negro to see the Meeting of the Waters (two rivers which do not mix). After a short explanation on this phenomenon, our trip continues further to visit the “floating village” called Catalão, which consists of many typical Amazonian houses and local families (Caboclos), who will offer you some handmade souvenirs for purchase. After leaving this floating village, you will have the chance to see the Amazon’s largest fresh water scale-fish called the Arapima (Pirarucu) which is also the most expensive fish in Manaus.
Upon entering into the Janauari Ecological Park on our journey further upstream, you will be seeing monkeys, giant water lilies as well as the Samauma Tree, which is the largest species of tree in the world. We will have lunch in this park and you will be able to choose from many typical fruits, vegetables, regional fresh water fishes as well as local juices from a big buffet offered by local cooks.
Our afternoon program consists of two main events: swimming with the pink dolphins and visiting the native Dessana tribe. The boat drive to the pink dolphins will last approximately one hour and from there it will be only 15min until we reach the Dessana tribe, who will greet us with a warm welcoming local dance and special instrumental songs. The family will show you their traditional customs and way of living as well as local animals, such as the famous Anaconda snake, the Caiman and Sloth, which they view and treat as their pets.
On the way back to Manaus, we stop to have a final swim of the day.
USD 60 per day, maximum 20 people
This tour is a 10-hour day trip filled with many various activities upstream the Rio Negro.
All transportation and meals as well as mineral water are included with a local guide at your service throughout the day.
Please bring your swimsuit with flip-flops along for the evening program. Also make sure to have a small amount of cash on you, if you would like to buy any souvenirs made by the indigenous people.
Since the availability of places for this trip can change quickly and in order to secure your reservation, we recommend you to book your seat as early as possible. Please be aware that you must book your day trip at least 7 days in advance.
If you would prefer a private day trip, the price is set out at BRL 600 per person. Contact me directly for this.