This tour to Manaus and Tariri Lodge takes you to the City at the Heart of the Amazon Jungle with its famous opera house. You then travel to Tariri Lodge on the edge of Lago de Acatajuba, situated in an area of Amazon Rainforest with outstanding biodiversity between the Rio Negro and the Rio Solimoes.
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.
Tariri Lodge is a simple, rustic lodge run by a family who have lived in the Amazon Jungle for many years, and have great experience with Amazon tourism. Guests are made to feel very welcome by the personal treatment that they receive at Tariri, and the small lodge means that this extends to the excursions too, when groups are very manageable in size. The lodge is very much a part of the Amazon Jungle and River system, with creeks, trails and beaches all making up one of the most diverse ecosystems of the whole Amazon, being between the differing aspects of the two largest Amazon tributaries, the Rio Negro and the Rio Solimoes. Your time at the lodge will be shared with other guests of course, some of them being residents of the rainforest! Macaws and toucans are regular visitors here, and while they are able to fly freely, they spend much of their time around the lodge. If some of the most colourful Amazon natives choose to stay at Tariri Lodge, then Brazil Adventure Tours are quite sure our clients will be very happy there too!
- Destinations: Amazon - Manaus
- Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights or Less
- Trip Style: Traditional
- Activities: Wildlife Observation - Ecotourism
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 Tariri Lodge
|In the morning you will be picked up for the two and a half hour journey through the jungle, completing the journey to Tariri Lodge by boat amongst the sights and sounds of the Amazon. The lodge sits on the edge of Lago de Acajatuba, part of the Rio Negro river system. In the afternoon you can take a boat tour around the lake, visiting some of the houses of the river residents before returning to the lodge for dinner. In the evening you have the chance to look for the largest reptile in South America, caiman alligators, along the Amazon River system before you settle into your rustic cabin and fall asleep to the sounds of the Amazon Jungle around you.|
|Day 3 : Amazon Jungle Activities
Tariri Amazon Lodge
|Your time at Tariri Amazon Lodge can be spent engaging in Amazon activities - hiking through the jungle to learn about the forest plants; canoeing along the creeks and through the trunks of the flooded forests; fishing for piranha - the most famous Amazon fish is not always as dangerous to us as humans are to them. You can also learn how many uses of those sharp teeth there are in the Amazon. Visits to local indigenous communities to learn more about traditional ways life Amazon life and spending a night here or in the forest, sleeping in hammocks, are other possibilities. Night safaris may also give you a close-up look at the caiman.|
|Day 4 : Amazon Wildlife
Tariri Amazon Lodge
|The Amazon dawn is a beautiful time although not a peaceful one! The jungle comes alive with a bird, monkey and amphibian chorus of staggering volume. Parrots, parakeets and macaws seem to be competing to make the most noise as the sun rises over the canopy of trees. The morning is free to paddle a canoe on the waters of Lago de Acajatuba and get closer to wildlife amongst the trunks of the flooded forests. Animals you may encounter include howler, spider and woolly monkeys; iguanas; and the wonderful slow-moving sloth. Amazon bird-life is especially abundant, as is the acquatic life, with huge fish such as the huge pirarucu.|
|Day 5 : Amazon River Dolphins
Tariri Amazon Lodge
|After breakfast you take a ride in regional canoes through the Amazonian Creeks and Flooded Forests in the warm Rio Negro waters and explore parts of the Amazon Jungle that are impossible to reach on foot or by motor boat. The tranquility allows you to enjoy the sights and sounds for yourselves. After lunch you can head out on boat to visit a local dolphin colony, including the pink Amazon River Dolphins. Your guide is always on hand with some expert local knowledge and the animals sometimes stay and play for half the afternoon, making this kind of personal interaction a highlight of your Amazon tour.|
|Day 6 : Saying Goodbye to The Amazon
Tariri Lodge to Manaus & Away
|If you can manage to leave your hammock in the morning, you begin the boat and road journey from Tariri back to the Real World. From the airport in Manaus, you can fly either directly away from Brazil to Miami, or you can fly on to Sao Paulo, Rio or Brasilia and connect with international flights there. All our Amazon Lodge tours can be combined with any of our other wonderful destinations in Brazil and South America, and can also be altered to your specific requirements. Your journey home gives you chance to reflect on the wonders encountered during your trip, the memories of the Amazon and its many colourful inhabitants.|
|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