Perfect Eco Tour in Manaus, Brazil
Experience the safe and enjoyable Eco tour in Manaus, Brazil, Book this amazing Eco Tour for as low as R$150 per day. Up stream Urubu river (Rio Urubu) This tour makes a big difference, because it's done 200 km North East of Manaus into the decent Amazon rainforest at the Urubu river area. This river has dark water like the Rio Negro, resulting from organic acids released by the decomposition of organic matters which kills bacteria and other parasites in the water and the lack of terrestrial sediments which makes it safe for swimming, and the area has far less mosquitoes. The Urubu river starts in Presidente Figueiredo and runs for many km's before reaching the Amazon River. Via the Urubu river we travel up stream by motorized canoe to our ecological lodge on the riverside, just behind the lodge the jungle starts. The canopy tower has a fantastic view over the jungle and river. You can enjoy this view in relaxing chairs at the top floor of the tower. It's possible to sleep in one of the comfortable rooms of the tower with your private balcony. Our lodge has private rooms with toilet and shower. The lodge has a bungalow for guests who prefer to stay in hammocks, with lockers to put your belongings and shared toilets and showers. The veranda of the bungalow has a river view. Just using a hammock on the veranda, to enjoy the view, see the stars at night and listen to the sounds of the nature is also an opportunity. The river is good for swimming in this nice warm water. All the meals are included and prepared by a specialized native cook, based on regional traditions and local dishes. Our native guides (all English speaking and a bit of Spanish and French) are enthusiastic to show you what this beautiful place has to offer. You will experience the "caboclos" way of living! (= native people of the region) There are many options for tours. Our company doesn’t have a fixed day by day program because we think that’s the best way to do it. All tours are done in the most flexible manner to suit the needs of our clients. Starting from 2 days, up to as many as you want. To give you an idea about a tour, see an example of a 4 day and 3 nights package: For those ones who don’t have much time, don’t worry. There are shorter tours (2 days – 1 night, 3 days – 2 nights, 4 days – 3 nights) where you get an impression of the jungle. Of course if you have more time, you can go deeper into the jungle for more days and nights which gives you more chance of seeing wildlife plus getting a real feeling with the jungle! The tours are all flexible so contact us to plan a tour which fit with your plans! Day one: 07:00am, departure by car or van from your hotel in Manaus, transfer to the bus station. Here we take a comfortable air-conditioned bus to a little village called Lindoa, about 3 hours driving with a 10 minute stop halfway. After arriving at Lindoa village we travel by speed boat for one hour to our ecological lodge on the Urubu river bank. Arriving at the lodge, the guide will make an introduction of the lodge and show you your room or set up your hammock. You have some time for a swim from our floating sundeck in front of the lodge or walking in a path through the jungle by yourself. In the meantime the cook will prepare the lunch. After having lunch you will have some time to try out your bed or hammocks before we go on a canoe trip through the narrow channels and the flooded forest. Later we will go fishing for dinner. This can be piranhas but also other fishes of the region, depends on the season. Back in the lodge the cook will prepare dinner with our freshly caught fish. In the night we will go back on the canoe trying to find alligators (caimans). The guide will try to catch one to give you explanation and afterwards put it back into the water. Return to the lodge. Day two: Early morning start with a canoe trip to go bird watching, dolphin spotting (grey and pink) and see the beautiful sunrise. Return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast a jungle walk to try to find monkeys and learn about the medicinal plants and trees. Return back to the lodge for lunch. After lunch we will prepare for our overnight stay in the jungle. We leave for a beautiful walk through the jungle with many very big trees. Just taking a little backpack with our hammock and the guide will find a place in the jungle where we can make a camp. The guide will explain about how to survive in the jungle. If you want you can help to make your own plate and wooden spoon. After dinner relax with the spectacular sounds of the jungle and see the fireflies fly around. Day three: We wake early in the morning with the sounds of the birds, having breakfast and afterwards trying to find some animals of the jungle, learning more about the jungle with the explanation of our experienced guide who teaches you how you can extract many things from the forest without destroying it. The guide will make lunch in the jungle. After lunch we prepare ourselves for the walk back to the lodge where we will arrive in the end of the afternoon. At the lodge there is some time for relaxing, having a swim or take a canoe and have the experience to paddle by yourself. Then we will have diner, after we will try to go spear fishing (depending on the season). You can sleep in the lodge but there is also a possibility to sleep overnight at the beach on the river side, where we can make a campfire or sleep above the water in a hammock where you can see the reflection of the trees in the water, depending on the season (dry/wet season). Day four: Breakfast and visit a native (Caboclo) family, to see how they live in the jungle and learn about the Mandioca (cassava) process. You will make some authentic Indian handicrafts together with your guide. This you can take home as a souvenir. After lunch we will start our journey back to Manaus, arriving around 5:00pm at the bus-station. You will be back by car or van at your hotel around 5.30pm. Tours are including : All meals during the tour, accommodation at the lodge and hammocks for when camping in the jungle, all activities, native guide (English speaking), all transportation during the tour (boats/bus/car or van). Mineral water is not included. The hotel provides filtered water or it is possible to buy mineral water in the bar at the lodge. What to bring : Sleeping bag or blanket for when camping in the jungle, toothbrush and toothpaste etc, long-sleeved t-shirt or sweater, trousers, t-shirt, shorts, walking shoes, raincoat, swim cloths, sun block, mosquito repellent, had/cap, pocked knife, flashlight, a bottle for water (water is supplied), binocular if you have one. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is optional.
- You decide if you would like to book with or without a captain.
- 8 guests
- Tours, Lessons, and Diving
- Eco Tour
I grew up in the South of the Amazon in the jungle along the riverside, a real caboclo. That’s how they call the people from this state of Brazil. My parents taught me all about the forest. How to survive there and what you can use from the forest (fruits, medical plants etc.) As a little boy I went along with my father to the forest to collect rose wood and Brazilian nuts, which we sold. When I got to the age to go to school I had to paddle a lot. We went to school by canoe and had to paddle for a few hours. The teacher, a lady who gave lessons in her house, was also the midwife in town. So if she had to help somebody with delivering a baby, there was no school and I would paddle back home again. In order for us to get food we had to go fishing. Children have to help fishing as soon as they're able to do this. I know how to get different kinds of fish and of course how to prepare them. I also had to learn all the eatable things the forest has to offer. I started working in tourism when I was still very young. First I worked for a lodge, starting in the kitchen doing the dishes. This gives me an opportunity to learn cooking from the professional cooks of the lodge. After a few years working in the kitchen, I moved to the bar. Here I learned how to prepare different drinks, and worked as a barman. Later they let me help the tour guides as an assistant tour guide. In the mean time I learned English from the tourists. Since 1994 I worked for several lodges as a tour guide, in 2000 I started selling the tours as well. My dream was to have my own company and work with the native people. This was realized in 2007 when I started with my own company Amazon Antonio Jungle tours in Manaus. I also started building my own ecological lodge on the Urubu River, with help from the native people. I'm very happy I could realize this dream. The main reason why I love this job is because I like to share knowledge and experience of the forest with other people. Showing them how to live and survive in the jungle. If you want this experience yourself, contact me and welcome aboard the jungle tour.
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