Amazon Turtle Lodge authentic Amazon Experience
1st day – Leaving the hotel at 08:00 a.m. by car to the river port called Ceasa (20 minutes). Take a speedboat to the village “Careiro da Varzea” (30 minutes). By the way we will be passing by the meeting of the waters. It is where the Negro and Solimões Rivers meet (Meeting of the waters). It is where the Amazon River is formed, flowing from this area all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. It is truly a magnificent sight to see. The two rivers run side by side without mixing for many kilometers and you will most likely be visited by a few curious river dolphins as well. After a stop in Careiro village, you will take a bus or van by the Manaus-Porto Velho highway (50 minutes BR319). Where you will have the opportunity to see the giant Amazon water lilies (Vitoria Regia), the name is reverence to Queen Victoria. Arrival on the Arara river port them you will take once again a speedboat by the Mamori River for (50 minutes). We will pass through many lakes, small creeks and it’s where you will see floating houses. You will also pass by many native villages houses of Caboclo. This length of the trip is ideal for observing wildlife due to the abundance of many varied species, such as: birds, alligators, fish, sloth, and monkeys. During this trip to the lodge you have t
he opportunity to stumble on an animal at anytime. Arrival at Amazon Turtle Lodge is scheduled for 11:00 p.m. At 12:00 p.m. lunch will be served. It is when you will taste a fresh water fish, beef (meat), chicken, salads and exotic fruits from the Amazon (buffet style). At 03:00 p.m. there is a motorized canoe trip that will allow you to be introduced to the area. Throughout the duration of this trip you will be experience the pristine and varied landscapes of the region, with the opportunity to observe and enjoy the great diversity of animals found in the area. It is common to see squirrel monkeys, sloth, iguanas, spiders and a wide variety of birds, including the beautiful white egrets that delicately wade amongst the floating grass islands. At 07:30 p.m. dinner will be served in the Amazon Turtle Lodge restaurant. Once again a delicious buffet including fresh water fish, beef (meat), chicken, salads and exotic fruits from the Amazon.
2nd day – At 05:30 a.m. we leave the lodge to the sunrise and bird watching tour, a wonderful opportunity to experience the majestic Amazon and all its creatures awaking with the sun. We will return in time for breakfast. It will be served at 07:30 p.m.
At 08:30 a.m. put on your walking boots and get ready for an exciting trek in the jungle, to learn about jungle survival techniques and medicinal plants with our experienced jungle tour guides. It is a unique opportunity to learn about Amazon Biodiversity. At 12:30 p.m. lunch and relax time until the next adventure. At 03:00 p.m. we will go piranha fishing. Just to let you know on this adventure you have to catch piranha or something else. Otherwise there will be no dinner (just joking!!!). At 07:00 p.m. Dinner and about 08:00 p.m. we will embark on a night trip to go alligator spotting. This expedition is very exciting and involves everyone keenly trying to spot the alligators along the river banks and on the floating grasses. Once we locate it, one of the tour guides will try to catch it, with their bare hands. You will have the opportunity to take photos or even to hold it if you want.
3rd day – At 8:00 a.m. we will visit a native’s house to learn more about their customs and culture. On the way back we will visit a cassava plantation so you can see from start to finish how the local native people make flower from the cassava (farinha de mandioca), a staple part of the Northern Brazilian diet, usually eaten with rice and beans or fish.
Drop off can be at your hotel or at the airport 05:00 p.m.
– Private apartment accommodations on beds with mosquito nets
– All food (breakfast/lunch/dinner), during the meals mineral water and fruit juice
– All tours according to program and English or Spanish speaking tour guides.
Some details to make your trip to the Amazon unforgettable:
Bring along Insects repellant, sunglasses, hat or cap, comfortable clothes, tennis shoes, sandals and a raincoat.
Bring the least of luggage possible 10kg per person; the rest of luggage can stay in the office in Manaus or in the hotel.
Avoid give money to the community children; we prefer that you give some toy, comic book or others.