8 day Rio Negro to Amazon Trekking Tour
for only US$1650 per person with a minimum of 2 people.
This tour features travel up the Negro River through the Anavilhanas Archipelago National Park (an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2003) to the newly designated Rio Negro State Park, starting off point for a 6 day/5 night hiking and camping adventure through pristine Amazon rainforest. In addition to the trek itself travelers will also enjoy visiting with the local river people (Caboclos).
DAY 01 Arrival and transfer IN to hotel. Overnight at the Hotel Brasil
DAY 02 After breakfast you will travel by covered motorboat up the Negro River and through part of the Anavilhanas Archipelago National Park (PNAA) to the Cuieiras River, starting point for a 6 day/ 5 night trekking and camping tour with one of our professional jungle guides and porter/cook. Overnight with local Caboclo river family
DAY 03-06 Jungle trekking and camping between the Cuieiras and Jaraqui rivers- tributaries of the Negro River within the Rio Negro State Park (PERN)- with focus on rainforest biodiversity, medicine plants, animal tracking, and jungle survival skills.
DAY 07 The group reaches the Jaraqui River after trekking from the Cuieiras River. One of our motorboats will meet the group and bring them back down the Negro River to Manaus and for a visit to the famous "meting of the waters" (Amazon x Negro) and nearby Lake Januauri to see giant Amazon waterlilies before the end of the day. Overnight at the Hotel Brasil
DAY 08 Transfer OUT to airport for departure
The jungle portion of the tours are "all inclusive" w/ transport, English speaking jungle guide and porters, all meals, mineral water. Breakfasts are the only meals included while at Manaus hotel.
Breakfast and lunch each day will be prepared in camp and lunch will be eaten during the trek. On the first and last days we will prepare lunch in a local Caboclo home.
Note: rainforest trekking is not "a walk in the park", it requires adequate physical conditioning. In the rainforest it can be hot, sticky and humid during the day and, depending on the season, the temperature at night can drop to 20 degrees Celsius. It is very difficult to end the tour early if you decide you're tired of the heat, himidity and bugs.
Our jungle guides are professional and experienced. On tour they will be working to show travellers medical plants and spot wildlife.
We offer quality products, value for your money, safety and professionalism. Our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our customers during their rainforest tour and to give travellers an unforgettable experience in the Brazilian Amazon.
* NOT INCLUDED...air travel to/from Manaus.
General clothing & equipment list for tour on this page:
shorts and t'shirts and sandals or boat shoes for day wear, swimsuit and towel (we have lodge towels for lodge use only), long pants and shirts for jungle walks, fleece jacket for evenings, rain jacket or poncho, light weight hiking boots or old tennis shoes for walks, sun hat, sun creme, sun glasses, repellent, toilet bag w/ personal items & medicines, small flashlight, binoculars, camera with flash and high speed film (200-400), small backpack, plastic bags to fit everything, underwear, socks, a nice outfit (pants/shirt or summer dress) for the city, optional sleeping bag (we have blankets in lodge and boat) - for cool nights jungle camping, optional foam sleeping mat (if you don't like the hammocks for some reason), water bottle, journal, exciting adventure/romance novel, candy/balloons/bubbles (small gifts for river children), money belt (cash, t-checks, VISA card-best for Brazil), passport, visa, toilet bag and toilet supplies (including optional malaria medicine, emergency toilet paper, bacterial crème, band-aids, medicinal talc, aspirin etc), dunnage/duffel or backpack for everything, plastic bags of assorted sizes.