The incredible diversity of the flora and fauna of the Amazon rainforest makes it a paradise for those who enjoy bird watching. This is a pleasure or pastime as old as man himself. Since prehistoric times, man has registered on cave walls the birds he watched and hunted. Of the 9700 species of birds cataloged worldwide, 1677 can be found in Brazil, and 700 of these in the Amazon. Our standard bird-watching tour is 5 days 4 nights, but it is highly customizable. The accommodation will be arranged at jungle lodges, with sighting tours both in the morning and in the afternoon. Though birds will be what we focus on, you are highly likely to encounter many other wildlife such as sloths, monkeys, pink river dolphins and caimans. Bring your binoculars and powerful cameras. And don’t forget the unforgettable Amazon sunrise and sunset, no better place to watch them over than the glassy waters of the Amazon river. We will host you with 3 authentic local meals a day, air-conditioned rooms and mineral waters.
Hotel pick up will be at 8:00 from Manaus. The lodge, Pousada Dreamland, is 150 kilometers away. Transportation will be by car on the paved BR174 but stops and lunch will be arranged to see some of the 150 waterfalls along the route. The final section of travel will be completed by boat for arrival at the lodge around 15:00 or 16:00. Relax at the lodge by swimming in the Amazon river or explore around the land with our welcoming drink, caipirinha, also known as the Brazilian national drink.
Enjoy the bar at the lodge or a restful night of sleep in air-conditioned cabins.
Sunrise boat tour at 5:30 for spectacular view. Return to lodge for a traditional Amazonian breakfast.
Jungle trekking at 8:00 for up-close introduction of the Amazon fauna and flora. Edible or medicinal plants will be introduced. Great opportunity for sighting of monkeys, sloths, snakes, tarantula and poison dart frogs.
Return to lodge for lunch at 12:00. Relax at the lodge till 15:00.
Sail out for piranha fishing, and the fish can be prepared for dinner. Alternatively, additional animal sighting tour can be arranged instead of fishing. Return to lodge for dinner around 18:30.
After dinner, sail out again on the canoe for Caiman spotting. Optionally, a small Caiman can be brought into the boat for close viewing without any harm to the animal.
After breakfast, visit local community to see the local way of life, such as flour making, acai harvesting and farming. A great chance to connect with the locals of the jungle.
Return to lodge at lunch time and relax till 15:00.
Travel by boat to jungle camp site and establish hammocks and mosquito nets for sleeping. Cook dinner over open campfire with stargazing and storytelling. Listen to the jungle as it comes to life at night.
Breakfast at the campsite with coffee prepared in the jungle way. Pack up for last boat tour (wet season) or hiking tour (dry season) for additional wildlife sighting.
Return to lodge before lunch at 12:00. Relax at the lodge till return boat trip at around 14:00.
Reverse the journey back to Manaus for hotel drop off at 18:00.
- Transportation to and from the jungle lodge
- Accommodation in the jungle
- Local tour guides
- All meals in the jungle
- Mineral water
- All activities in the jungle
- A welcome drink
- Additional alcoholic beverages at the lodge
- Hotels in Manaus
- Transport to and from the airport (Can be arranged)
WHAT TO BRING
- Please bring only the necessary, as boats have limited capacity for luggage transportation.
- Please consider storing luggage that is not needed at hotels in Manaus.
- Long sleeved shirts and pants, raincoat
- Hiking boots with long socks and sandals
- Insect repellent and sunscreen
- Bathing suits and hats
- Flashlight and binoculars
- Anti-itch cream for those sensitive to mosquito bites
- Baby powder for those with sensitive skin to heat and moisture