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 4 days 3 nights, but it is highly customizable. We understand that bird watching enthusiasts can not be put on a rigid schedule and we can stop at any point for however long as needed for you to get the clearest view of the birds on your wish list. It would be helpful for you to provide the wish list to your guide ahead of time as the our guides have extensive knowledge about these birds’ preferred habitat and hours of the day to be active. The accommodation will be arranged at our jungle lodge, 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.
Pricing: $240 per person, per day; Children 0-5 free; Children 6-11, 50% of adult cost
Hotel pick up will be at 8:00 from Manaus. The lodge, Pousada Rio Uatumã, is 250 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.
DAY 2 to Day 3
Optional sunrise cruises usually leaves at 5:00. We will be on the look out for river dolphins as well as various birds. We will return to the lodge for breakfast after the sunrise, and depart immediately thereafter for a boat tour. The hottest part of the day (11:00 to 15:00) will be spent at the lodge for lunch and relaxation activities such as swimming in the river. The afternoon boat tour will depart at 15:00 until sunset and dinner will be served upon our return. During the driest seasons, some of the boat tours can be replaced with walking tours. This provides us with the opportunity to quietly stake out a bird’s preferred location to observe their natural behavior.
After an early morning sunrise cruise, we will go on our last boating tour to check off any jungle must-see lists. After lunch at around 13:00 we will start the journey back to Manaus. We can either drop off at your hotel (usually be 17:00), or a special arrangement can be made to drop you off at the airport directly.
- 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