Description: The Acajatuba
"Jaguatirica" Exploration will give trip members a good taste of
the Amazon Rainforest, the rivers and the many smaller
tributaries. During daily excursions over water and by foot,
always accompanied by multi-lingual guides, you
will explore many different parts of the Amazon jungle and its
maze of waterways. Knowledgeable guides will explain about
life and the abundant
flora and fauna in the forest surrounding the lodge and the use of many
jungle products for local and medicinal purposes.
Programs includes transfers, accommodations at
Acajatuba lodge, meals and guided
- Any day
- Manaus (Amazon) - Acajatuba
Lodge / Transfer in
AM - Services will
begin at around 7 AM with an early pick-up from the airport
(afternoon transfers also available), or from
your local hotel in
for the transfer to the local "Ceasa" port. From here you will
depart at 8 AM on a regional boat down the Negro River to the Lodge.
- Contact us for additional services in
airfares to and in Brazil -
Travelers should arrive in Manaus at least one day early and
book departure flights in the evening or the day
after the program ends
On the way we pass the famous "Meeting of Waters" where black waters
of the Negro River slowly mix with the brown colored waters of the
Amazon River. Upon arrival at
Acajatuba lodge you will be greeted with a
welcome drink before checking into your comfortable accommodations.
Lunch will be served
at the lodge followed by a guided canoe tour through the "igarapés"
and "igapós". While exploring this part of the mid-Amazon you will
get a feel of the mighty Amazon Rainforest that surrounds you at all
times. While paddling along the waters the bi-lingual Naturalist
guide will explain about the forest, the use of plants and vines and
the fauna in this magnificent region. You will return to lodge to
enjoy the always beautiful sunset over the Amazon forest.
EVE - After dinner we leave the lodge in small boats. A guide
will take us along streams and small rivers in search of the elusive
Amazon Caiman. With flashlight in hand he will try to get close
enough for a good look. Nocturnal birds and small mammals may also
be spotted along the banks of the river. Overnight at the lodge.
(L & D.)
- Acajatuba Lodge -
Amazon River & Rainforest / Sightseeing
The early morning hours are perhaps the best time to really
appreciate the Amazon rainforest. The sounds of insects, birds and
animals will stay in your mind for a long time after you have left
this part of the world.
Be prepared for an early morning wake-up call and a sunrise tour.
Some of your best pictures will be taken during this time of the day
when the night makes place for the day and the jungle comes to life.
Return to the lodge for breakfast followed by a guided walk through
the Amazon jungle and a visit to the dwelling of some local native
After lunch at the lodge we head out for a Piranha fishing trip
"Amazon style". With no more than a line, a hook and a small piece
of meat we will catch this infamous predator of the Amazon waters.
Piranhas can be found in all rivers of the Amazon and its
tributaries as well as many other species of fish. The region on the
upper Rio Negro is famous for pea-cock bass fishing. While the sun
sets in the horizon we return to the lodge by late afternoon. In the
waters near Acajatuba Lodge we can observe the "botos", or fresh
water river dolphins, play.
EVE - Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
(B, L, D.)
Day 3 -
Acajatuba Lodge - Amazon River & Rainforest / Sightseeing
After breakfast we leave the lodge and travel by boat to a fluvial
beach on the calm waters of the Rio Negro where we will spend the
morning. The size of the beach will depend on the time of the year
that you will visit the area, as water levels between high and low
water season fluctuates some 35 to 40 feet.
PM - We return to the lodge for lunch and some time to relax.
Enjoy the facilities of Acajatuba lodge before the guide takes us
out into the jungle for an exploration of the rainforest. The
excursion will end at a native village n we he lodge
Later in the afternoon the guide will take us out into the jungle we
visit a native village in the area. Here you will be able to observe
the way these river people live their lives in harmony with the
surrounding flora and fauna.
EVE - We return to the lodge for dinner and a night at
leisure. Overnight at the lodge.
(B, L, D.)
- Acajatuba Lodge -
Manaus / Transfer
Enjoy sunrise at the lodge when the sun slowly peeks through the
branches of the surrounding trees. After breakfast we leave into the
forest to observe the "Samaumeira", the largest tree of the Amazon
rainforest. For many centuries, natives of the region have used
these trees as a means of communication by beating on the huge
trunks. The sounds produced carry for many miles into the jungle. We
will return to the lodge later in the morning in preparation for the
end of this trip.
After lunch at the lodge we will return to Manaus where our services
will end at the port at around 5:30 PM.
END OF SERVICES