Top attractions in Amazon Rainforest
Our most recommended Amazon Rainforest Day Trips
1. Manaus: Full-Day Tour on the Amazon River
Spend a day in the Amazon, the world’s largest river basin and the source of one-fifth of all free-flowing fresh water on Earth. Its rainforests are the planet’s largest and most luxuriant, and home to – amazingly – one in ten of Earth's known species. Containing nearly 40,000 plant species, the Amazon sustains the world’s richest diversity of birds, freshwater fish and butterflies. One of the world’s last refuges for jaguars, harpy eagles and pink dolphins, its thousands of tree species are home to southern two-toed sloths, pygmy marmosets and Goeldi’s monkeys. Your tour will begin with a pick-up at your Manaus hotel, or airport. From there you will enjoy a boat cruise to Lake January to see the meeting of the waters at Negro and Amazon Rivers. Switch to canoes and enter the waterway for dolphin observation and to visit the famous Victoria Regia water lilies. Sail by speedboat to an ...
we were cruising in RIO NEGRO river ,saw the waters meet,to the point of Rio negro river waters meet with Amazon river waters then went back always in Rio negro river entering Solimões river visiting a tribe! Buffet food was good also being in the water very near with the funny pink dolphins was a nice pause from the boat ride!
2. Amazon Jungle 3-Hour Tree Climbing Activity
Head to the heart of the Amazon rainforest to experience a magical world of ancient trees, some rising higher than 70 meters, and the amazing jungle ecosystem. The spectacular trees are surrounded by exotic flowers, birds and a great abundance of wildlife found only in this tropical rainforest. Trees that are chosen for this 3-hour activity have been inspected and the climbing parts have been carefully selected. You’ll have a bilingual guide to lead you through this adventure. The guide is well trained in the use of the equipment and will ensure that you are always safe and secure. By the end of this unique activity you’re certain to have even more respect for this fragile ecosystem.
3. Manaus: Amazonas Jungle Trek & Anavilhanas Archipelago
Get picked at your hotel at 8:30 AM in the morning, and be driven by a motorized canoe for few kilometers from Manaus. Arrive in the jungle and go on an educational jungle walking tour for about 3 hours. During the walk, your guide will teach you about medicinal plants and the trees of the Amazon rainforest. The high altitude means different plant life, bigger trees, and dense forest. See the cast flora and fauna of the Amazon Rainforest, like scorpions, spiders, snakes and so on. Then, visit the Anavilhanas Archipelago, which is the biggest and largest freshwater archipelago in the world. The Anavilhanas Archipelago is found on the Rio Negro, 70 kilometers upstream from Manaus where the Rio Solimoes and Rio Negro join as one river. At its widest, the river is measured at 27 kilometers wide. Later, lunch can be prepared depending on the season on the beach, in the jungle during the t...
4. Manaus: Piranha Fishing and Alligator Watch Evening Tour
A tour combining piranha fishing and alligator spotting is a good option for those who want to enjoy an exciting and authentic Amazon experience. This adventure begins at the river terminal in Manaus, where you will board the boat bound for the coast of Iranduba. On the journey you will explore more of Manaus including the palafitas (stilt houses), the landscape, the local fishermen, and the ribeirinhos (native people). Upon arrival in Iranduba, you will look for a good place to go piranha fishing. The Solimões River is much richer in fish that the Rio Negro and you are likely to catch various types of catfish. Here you can enjoy fishing with a rod made of bamboo and learn how the native Caboclos people fish. When it starts to get dark, you will head off in search of alligator. The naturalist guide will do his best to capture an alligator with his bare hands so you ca...
the guide was very nice, although we didn't see big alligators, he picked up a friend who catched two baby alligators. Although is didn't last for 5 hours, as mentioned, but only 4, ok. The only inconvenience was that the guide didn't know English, and in the booking details was written about a bilingual guide. Overall a nice experience, I would recommend it.
5. Manaus: Amazon Jungle Half-Day Walking Tour
To begin this 4-hour program, you'll be picked up at your hotel in Manaus at 07:30 and then travel by motorized canoe for a few kilometers to the jungle. When you arrive in the Amazon rainforest you’ll be met by an experienced guide who will lead you on an educational jungle walking tour for about 3 hours. During the walk the guide will teach you about medicinal plants and the trees of the Amazon rainforest. The high altitude of the area means that you’ll see different plant life, bigger trees and a denser forest. See a variety of the rainforest’s wildlife as well, such as scorpions, spiders, snakes and more.
It was an amazing insightful experience with information about survival in the jungle
6. From Manaus: Presidente Figueiredo Waterfalls Daytrip
After being picked up from your hotel in Manaus, venture deep into Amazon jungle on a 1-day excursion. Start the tour by marveling at the incredible cascade of water at the Presidente Figueiredo waterfalls. Go inside the Gruta do Refugio cave, a captivating natural formation home to native wildlife such as alligators, turtles, fish, and bats. Explore the stunning cave, swim in the refreshing water, and learn about the area’s ecology from your professional guide. A shallow stream runs through the entire cave, providing a serene background for your expedition. Outside, beautiful waterfalls transport you to a jungle paradise straight out of a dream. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant which is included in the price of the tour. At the end of the trip, enjoy a convenient return transfer back to your hotel in Manaus.
If you are looking to explore the amazon this the way to do it. Plenty of time to take some hikes through the forest, see some amazing water falls, sights, picture stops as well as a great lunch. Ours went a little long but cant complain:)
7. Manaus: Amazon River Stand-Up Paddle
The Rio Negro Tarumã, or Amazon Black River, is part of the world’s largest river basin that’s the source of one-fifth of all free-flowing fresh water on earth. Its rainforests are the planet’s largest and most luxuriant and play host to 10 percent of the known species on earth. Home to nearly 40,000 plant species, the Amazon sustains the world’s richest diversity of birds, freshwater fish and butterflies. Your 2-hour activity begins with a pick-up at your Manaus hotel. From there you’ll be transferred to Rio Tarumã for your stand-up paddling class. A life vest is provided, and the water’s not deep, so you’ll be safe even if you can’t swim!
8. From Manaus: Tucandeira Ants Tribe Ritual Full Day Trip
This event is performed as a form of male initiation. You will leave from Manaus at 9:00 AM for a 1 hour car journey to the Parana of Ariau. Then, travel by speed boat for 45 minutes to the Trible Sateré Mawé at 11 AM. At 12:00 PM, enjoy a simple lunch of rice, flour, ants, and salad. This lunch is typical to the region. At 1:00 PM, listen to an explanation of the traditional indigenous pharmacy, including natural medication made with the leaves and bark of trees. At 2:00 PM, the tourists will help the indians to find the famous ants, or tucandeiras.' At 3:00 PM, start the presentation. Please feel welcome to film, take photos, and participate in a traditional dance. At 4:00 PM, return to Manaus, and arrive at 6:00 PM.
Steve is a first class guide, very knowledgeable, friendly and speaks excellent english. Me and my daughter had an unforgetable day with Steve and indigenous amazonas people, jungle walking and sailing on the rivers. Highly recommended.
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What people are saying about Amazon Rainforest
If you love the nature - I highly recommend do this tour. The tour guides are real masters about the jungle and provide so much knowledge and expertise. I saw animals from monkeys, pink dolphins to green parrots and Tarantulas. We hiked trough the jungle, built bow and arrow from the trees there - it was incredible. The food what Maria and her team is providing is delicious - they even provide vegan food if you want. Furthermore we visited a local farmer and got to know the process of Manioka. The accommodation is lovely. You have a bath in every room and a fan or an AC. The team was so welcoming and warm hearted. It was just beautiful and I will definitely come back. It is NOT A SAFARI! We are in the jungle so mostly the animals are very well hidden!
My experience was fantastic! I recommend it to everyone, I keep talking about it because my friends are looking to see if they can do it with that company. From minute one, the service was excellent, the workers always attentive and close. The spectacular food and the best place impossible. Fabio is a wonderful person, dedicated to the conservation of nature and species. I would go back a thousand times, it was a pleasure to meet you all. See you on the next adventure!
This entire experience was wonderful! The staff at the Anaconda Lodge and the tour guides provided superb service and guidance during all activities. They knew exactly where to find all the animals so that we could get up close and personal with them. Our guide, Fabio, was a wealth of knowledge and was so friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this experience, this made my visit to Brazil incredible and unforgettable!
Traveling to the lodge was an adventure in itself. Boat, followed by a ride in a old, but reliable VW van, followed by another hour-long boat ride through the rain forest. Our guide, Kennedy, was knowledgeable and insightful. We really enjoyed a peaceful, pre-dawn, boat ride on the lake with time to listen to jungle sounds including, numerous birds and haunting howler monkeys.
We had a really great time. The tour was very diverse, fun and adventurous and we the guides were very knowledgable and made the tour the perfect experience. Definitely recommend it.