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Visit: Manaus - Rio Negro River - Ariau Amazon Towers - Amazon Rainforest and Lakes

2 days - 1 nights /
Starts any day of the week


 Tour Description:  All Ariau Amazon Towers packages ( including the 4 days / 3 nights and 3 days / 2 night ) include excursions into the rainforest, on rivers and lakes surrounding the lodge. Depending on changing water levels, weather conditions at the time of your visit and other factors beyond the control of the guides, different activities may be scheduled. The program shown below is to be considered "tentative" and can be changed at any time, however, your professional Naturalist guides will do all they can to make your getaway into the Amazon as exciting as possible. When leaving the lodge we may head out by canoe, make a jungle walk, fish for the infamous piranha, visit native houses, observe nocturnal wildlife etc.
On all excursions into the jungle and on the waters you will be accompanied by your local bi-lingual naturalist guides who will explain and teach you about the flora and fauna of the Amazon rainforest.



 Day 1 - Any day  - Manaus (Amazon) - Ariau Amazon Towers / Transfer - Sightseeing
- Services begin with a transfer from the airport to the dock, located at Hotel Tropical. Travelers already at the Hotel Tropical in Manaus, or any hotel in the city, will be picked up at the lobby and taken to the local riverboat ready to depart. The transfer boat will leave up the Rio Negro River at around 8 AM (afternoon transfers to the lodge at 2 PM are available as well). Enjoy the two hour boat ride * leaving the city behind now traveling up one of the biggest tributaries of the Amazon River.

- Contact us for additional services in Manaus and/or airfares to and in Brazil -
NOTE - We strongly recommend travelers to arrive in Manaus at least one day early and book departure flights late on the last day

Arrive at Ariau Amazon Towers by mid morning. The friendly staff will greet and assist you with your luggage while a welcome drink is offered. Check into your room or suite and enjoy the remainder of the morning to get to know the facilities at the lodge.

PM -
Lunch will be served at noon. All meals at the lodge are served buffet style in the typical treetop restaurant and include several types of meat, birds, regional fish, pasta, beans, rice, soup-of-the-day, several salads, fresh homemade bread, natural juices made of Amazonian fruits, a wide selection of exotic fruits of the Amazon and sweet regional desserts. After lunch, at around 3 PM, our Naturalist guide will lead us by motorized canoe away from the lodge on a reconnaissance tour. They will explain about the flora and fauna of this part of the Amazon rainforest. A stop will be made at the house of some of the natives living in the area to observe their way of living. Return to the lodge late in the afternoon.

Buffet dinner will be served around 7 PM while other dining options are available at additional costs (Restaurant a la Carte "A Beira do lago"). Enjoy your first evening in the jungle and overnight at the lodge.
(L, D.***)

 Day 2  - Ariau Amazon Towers - Manaus / Sightseeing - Transfer
- Early morning wake up call for what may be one of the highlights of this visit to the jungle. Some of your best pictures will be taken during this sunrise tour by boat. You will have long lasting memories of this magical time of the day when the sun slowly starts to rise and the birds, insects and wildlife wake up from another night. Return to the lodge for breakfast.
There are two options for the return transfer to Manaus on this last day. The transfer boat will depart at 8 AM and at 2 PM - Your option. On either return option to Manaus we will provide the transfer to the airport or hotel in Manaus.


For those on afternoon departures you have the remainder of the morning at leisure at the lodge to explore on your own. Maybe you would like to take a dip in the pool or head out to the beach (seasonal). The lodge offers an optional dolphin observation program where you can actually swim with the wild pink river dolphins, a unique experience with a unique kind of dolphin (ask us). Golf carts can be rented by the hour (ask us) if you are not willing, or not able, to walk the miles and miles of catwalks that connect the different parts of the lodge (map).

PM - Visitors on an afternoon transfer to Manaus will enjoy lunch at the lodge and transfer to Manaus at 2 PM, arriving around 4:30 PM. Upon arrival at the dock transfer to the airport or hotel in Manaus.
(B, L ***.)


* IMPORTANT NOTE: The itinerary, as shown, is subject to change without prior notice. Certain circumstances, such as: changing weather conditions, safety concerns and in general any reason or situation beyond our control may force local tour operators and / or their guides to alter any part of this itinerary for the wellbeing and in the best interest of travelers. Changes will only be made if they are absolutely necessary. Our goal is to provide clients with a safe environment and programs that exceed their expectations.

** Transfers by speedboat (50 min.) and by helicopter (15 min.) are available at additional costs - ask us
*** Lunch at the lodge on day 1 and day 4 depend on transfer time to/from Ariau Amazon Towers

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