ARRIVE MANAUS, BRAZIL
Upon arrival in Manaus, you are met and transferred to your hotel.
MANAUS | MEETING OF THE WATERS
This morning, explore the architecture and culture of Manaus. Begin at the Opera House, where you venture inside for a closer look at its beautifully restored interior. Next, browse the Indian Museum’s collection of indigenous headdresses, blowpipes and feather jewelry. Finally, pass by the iconic Rio Negro Bridge, an architectural marvel that rises and falls with the Amazon. After lunch at a local restaurant, cruise out to the Meeting of the Waters, a swirling confluence of the silt-tinged Rio Solimoes and tannin-rich Rio Negro.
BRAZILIAN AMAZON | INTO THE WILD
After breakfast, you are transferred to your lodge on the Anavilhanas Archipelago of the Brazilian Amazon, a refuge of jaguars, river otters, giant armadillos, piranhas, manatees, black caimans, river dolphins and spider monkeys. After lunch at the lodge, hike out to explore the mainland forest and learn the secrets to jungle survival. Return to the lodge by canoe, taking in a revealing new vantage of the river.
BRAZILIAN AMAZON | LOCAL VILLAGE LIFE
This morning, explore the river by wooden canoe, keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife on the banks. After lunch at the lodge, set out for an isolated village on the Rio Negro, where you gain firsthand insights into the lifestyle and customs of the local community. Return to the lodge for dinner. Later, venture into the wilderness in search of nocturnal species.
BRAZILIAN AMAZON | A PARTING GLIMPSE
Rise before the sun and hike to a remote lake. Take in a vast array of exotic birds as they flit among the dawn-painted Amazonian skies. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Then, cast a line in hopes of catching a piranha (seasonal). After lunch at the lodge, set off in search of pink dolphins. Enjoy your final evening in the Amazon with dinner at the lodge and another nocturnal nature walk.
This morning after breakfast, you are transferred to the airport for your flight to your next destination.
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