This tour to Manaus and Amazon Ecopark Lodge takes you to the City at the Heart of the Amazon Jungle with its famous opera house. You then travel to Amazon Ecopark Lodge on the Rio Taruma, with its own river beach, rainforest trails and an island Monkey Rehabilitation Centre.
Amazon Jungle Lodges
Immerse yourself in the Amazon Jungle at one of our Amazon Lodges. Arrive boat and stay at the very edge of the largest river system in the world. Wake up every morning to the staggering sound of the Amazon Dawn Chorus. Witness wildlife such as monkeys, toucans, macaws and even the Amazon River dolphins at such close quarters that they may even become your friends. Trek into the jungle to learn the secrets of the rainforest and how to survive in it. Paddle canoes day and night along the quiet creeks for close-up encounters with caimans. Swing in a hammock at the end of another amazing day in the Amazon Jungle while staying at an Amazon Lodge with Brazil Adventure Tours.
Amazon Ecopark Lodge
Amazon Ecopark Lodge is one of the most popular, accessible lodges in the Manaus area. It lies only a short boat ride from the city, yet it still sits in pristine Amazon Jungle, on the Rio Taruma, a tributary of the Rio Negro. The lodge also has the Monkey Jungle Reserve on an island in the river, which is dedicated to the rehabilitation of primates, usually confiscated from illegal animal trafficking. There are trails around the island, and also around the lodge, with freshwater bathing pools and streams in the surrounding virgin forest that guests can visit at leisure. The lodge sits on its own river beach, meaning that swimming in the Amazon River is possible for most visitors. The lodge excursions with local guides are always very highly recommended, and the lodge treats our clients very well. Brazil Adventure Tours has no hesitation in continuing to recommend Amazon Ecopark Lodge as one of our favoured Amazon options.
- Destinations: Amazon - Manaus
- Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights or Less
- Trip Style: Traditional
- Activities: Wildlife Observation
Brazil Adventure Tours provide you with ideas for tours of Brazil and South America, with all being completely flexible with regards to dates, duration or the tours, activities and classes that we can include. Our website tours are our recommendations based on our experience of how to make the very best of your time in South America. We can adjust these details in any way that you wish, with a little advice from us of course. We can combine any of our destinations that you wish to visit into one tour, and for however long you wish to visit them. Any of our Traditional and Adventure tours can also be combined in whichever way you prefer. We are here to organise a tour that suits you after all, not the other way around!
|Day 1 : Over the Amazon Jungle to Manaus
|Your flight takes you over the Amazon Jungle to Manaus, flying above miles of nothing but green jungle and silver rivers for the final hour or more. The sight of nothing but trees is a special one if the rainforest cloud clears for you. On arrival in the city, you will be met for transfer to your hotel in the city. A tour of Manaus takes in the amazing array of Amazon produce at the Adolpho Lisboa Municipal Market and the Floating Dock on the edge of the Rio Negro. You will then visit the Amazon Theatre, the symbol of the city built during the rubber boom that made Manaus famous around the world. You return to your hotel after the tour with the evening free.|
|Day 2 : Journey to the Jungle
Manaus to Amazon Ecopark Lodge
|In the morning you will be picked up at your hotel for the one hour boat ride up the Rio Negro to Amazon Ecopark Lodge. After a welcome drink you can visit the Monkey Jungle Reserve on an island dedicated to the rehabilitation of Amazon primates that have been confiscated from illegal sales and exports. Macaws, parrots, toucans and huge butterflies are also seen regularly around the lodge. After an Amazon sunset a guide will take you on a canoe trip to spot caiman alligators, the largest reptile in South America, along the edges of the river before you settle into your cabin and fall asleep to the sounds of the Amazon Jungle all around you.|
|Day 3 : Explore the Amazon Jungle
Amazon Ecopark Lodge
|After breakfast you head into the Amazon Jungle on a guided trek along the trails in the area. Your expert bilingual guide will show you some of the immense variety of flora and fauna that make up the largest ecosystem on earth, and will also teach you some of the techniques that have enabled people to survive in the dense jungle for millennia with traditional Amazonian Indian hunting tools like bows, arrows and blowpipes. After lunch, a motorized canoe takes you on to visit a local village and learn about the way of life for Amazon people, with an opportunity to fish for piranha before returning to the lodge for the evening.|
|Day 4 : The Meeting of the Waters
Amazon Ecopark Lodge
|A full day on the Amazon River takes you to see the Meeting of the Waters, a bizarre natural phenomenon that occurs downstream from Manaus. Two huge rivers, the Negro and the Solimoes, meet to form the mighty Amazon. Different water densities of the rivers mean that they flow at different speeds and have noticeably different temperatures. As a result the rivers refuse to mix, meaning that the center of the Amazon River has water of two distinct colors for around 8km. The tour also visits a rubber plantation for you to learn about the extracting latex from the rubber tree and the process of curing it, which led to the 19th Century rubber boom.|
|Day 5 : Amazon Surivors
Amazon Ecopark Lodge
|A possible extra option while staying at Amazon Ecopark is to take a Jungle Survival course with a survival expert. You learn how to construct shelters and search for water, food and any medicinal plants that might help to make your time in the jungle more comfortable. After a 2hr hike through the rainforest, you reach the spot where you will learn the techniques required. You can also take the option to stay overnight in the jungle too, sleeping in hammocks strung up in the shelter. Spending a night under the canopy of the largest jungle on earth is a special experience. You have a similar walk back to the lodge, although a different trail may be used.|
|Day 6 : Flying Away from The Amazon
Amazon Ecopark Lodge to Manaus & Away
|After breakfast, you begin the journey from Amazon Ecopark Lodge back to the Real World. The morning boat takes you back to the pier, where you drive on to the airport in Manaus. From there, you can fly either directly away from Brazil to the north, travel on to another of our wonderful Brazil destinations, or you can fly on to Sao Paulo, Rio or Brasilia and connect with international flights there. Your journey home gives you chance to reflect on the natural wonders encountered during your trip which leave special memories of the Amazon Rainforest.|
|PRICES||Simple||3 Star||4 Star||Luxury|
|Per Adult *||US$ 975||US$ 1,050||US$ 1,350||US$ 2,075|
|Domestic Flights **||N/A|
|Suggested Hotels||Simple||3 Star||4 Star||Luxury|
|Amazon||Tariri Lodge||Amazon Ecopark Lodge||Juma Lodge||Anavilhanas Lodge - Panoramic|
|Manaus||On Request||Go Inn Manaus||Tropical Hotel Manaus||Tropical Hotel Manaus - Luxury|
* Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.
- Do I require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil and other countries visited during this tour?
- Do I need any special vaccinations for the areas visited during this tour?
- What is the best time of year for this tour?
Do I require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil and other countries visited during this tour?
Citizens of many countries require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil, organised in advance at your nearest Brazil Consulate.
Please check details for visa requirements for your country on our Brazil Tourist Visa page.
Also, for details of your nearest Brazil Consulate in case you do require a Tourist Visa, please visit our Brazil Consulates page.
Do I need any special vaccinations for the areas visited during this tour?
Visitors to Brazil and South America are advised to always check the latest health information from your local doctors or travel clinic.
You may be advised to take a course of Malaria tablets. Yellow Fever Vaccine is highly recommended/essential for the Pantanal & Amazon region, plus the certificate to prove it, and possibly Hepatitis A and B Vaccines.
Please check our Brazil Vaccinations for further information.
What is the best time of year for this tour?
April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November