Manaus Excursions & Tours: Float down the Amazon, the king of rivers in South America, on this amazing boat tour that combines the best tropical scenarios with indigenous everyday life. With its sharp curves and overall wiggly pattern, the Amazon River is considered by many the longest river in the world. Also, the staggering amount of water it carries nurtures one of the globe’s richest ecosystems, making the Amazon rainforest home to innumerable species of plants and animals.
The adventure begins by parting from the Tropical Hotel Marina along the waters of the Negro River. Glide past the beautiful Port of Manaus, where you will appreciate traditional Amazon boats docking to hand over their products to the local market.
As you continue to flow along the river, a stop will be made for you to contemplate the magnificent point at which the Negro and Solimoes rivers join the huge Amazon. You’ll appreciate not only the difference in currents, but even in the colour of the mingling waters. After that, continue sailing up Negro River to reach the Januaury Ecological Park, where you discover the renowned aquatic plant, Vitoria Regia.
The last part of the trip varies depending on the time of year. During Wet Season (October to January), hop onto a motorized canoe and buzz through the little igarapes – the rivers Solimoes and Negro’s creeks. If it’s Dry Season (the rest of the year), enjoy an exciting jungle stroll. Either way, complete your day by feasting on a hearty lunch aboard a floating restaurant and visiting local Indian handcraft stores.
Meeting/pick-up point: Roundtrip transfer to most hotels.
Duration: nine hours.
Start/opening time: At 7.30am.
Languages: English and Spanish.
From June to November the canoe ride will be replaced by a walking tour in the forest. Others: