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This combination of the three and four-day Amazon Clipper Traditional itineraries visits both the Solimões and Negro Rivers. It is for those who want a more in-depth experience of Brazil's magical Amazon region, as well as a chance to enjoy the relaxed, friendly atmosphere and service of the Amazon Clipper Traditional for longer.
Duration: 6 Days
Meet at the lobby of the Hotel Tropical at 2:00pm. Board the Amazon Clipper and depart towards the Amazon River, while we enjoy a welcome drink and are informed about the routes and facilities. After a snack, we'll meet in the leisure room for lectures about the Amazon, from which we can get a better understanding of the ecology of the Amazon. Before dinner, there will be time to enjoy a caipirinha, Brazil's national drink, while watching the sunset. After dinner, we'll explore the streams and ponds, and with the help of spotlights we'll search for crocodiles and alligators, and sometimes even night-hawks, snakes, sloths and frogs.
We'll wake up at Lake Janauacá and begin a canoe excursion along the waterways and lakes full of amazing aquatic plants, keeping our eyes open for birds and pink dolphins. We'll return for breakfast, and then take a walk in the forest and visit the residents of the lake, who make a living off manioc, fishing, fruit trees, rubber, chestnuts, wood and other extractive products. The piranha fishing in the evening is not just for those who love fishing - it's also possible to see large flocks of beautiful birds such as herons. After dinner we'll explore the forest in our canoes to observe nocturnal animals and admire the millions of stars, sometimes including the "Southern Cross" - the smallest of the modern constellations.
At sunrise we'll go on a birdwatching excursion and see the Victória Regia, the giant water lilies, in the January Ecological Park. We'll explore the mysterious flooded forest by canoe or by trails, observing the nature of the trees and the water. While we have breakfast, the boat will begin its navigation towards the "Meeting of the Waters" - a unique spectacle where the muddy waters of the Amazon and the dark waters of Rio Negro flow side by side without mixing for several miles. After, we'll pass by Manaus, observing the floating docks, the market, the old customs house, and the Opera dome. After lunch, we'll meet in the leisure room for lectures about the Amazon. After dinner, we'll explore the forest in our canoes and hear the chorus of birds and frogs, and hopefully see some nocturnal animals.
This morning we'll explore the rivers and ponds in our canoes and encounter birds that feed on fruits, such as parrots and toucans. After breakfast, we'll leave for a walk through the jungle, discovering surprising fragrances in the leaves, fruits, woods and animals. Around noon we'll return, and before lunch we can go for a swim. In the afternoon, we'll navigate through the Anavilhanas National Park, one of the largest freshwater archipelagos in the world. In the late afternoon, we'll go out in canoes and learn more about the wonderful natural park.
Early in the morning we'll spend some time fishing for piranhas and other fish. After breakfast, we'll visit a community where we'll find many typical fruits of the Amazon, such as cupuaçu and taperebá, palms such as açaí, tucumã and pupunha. We'll learn about the preparation of farinha de mandioca (cassava flour) as well as the health and education system of the local children. After lunch, we'll stop at one of the beautiful white-sand beaches to swim in the dark water and watch the pink dolphins. In the late afternoon, we'll explore the area by canoe and observe the wildlife. Dinner will be served on the way towards the Amazon River.
Head out early this morning to explore the Lake January Ecological Park. This area is generally a great place to observe wildlife and see Vitória Regia, the giant water lilies. While we have breakfast, the boat will begin its navigation towards the "Meeting of the Waters" - a unique spectacle where the muddy waters of the Amazon and the dark waters of Rio Negro flow side by side without mixing for several miles. We'll arrive around 11:30 on the Pier of Tropical Hotel where your Amazon experience comes to a close.
|25 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019||$4375 AUD pp|
|Standard Cabin||$4375 AUD pp||Contact us|
Bunk berths, air-conditioning, private shower and toilet and basic comfort and facilities.