This tour to Manaus and Juma Lodge takes you to the City at the Heart of the Amazon Jungle with its famous opera house. You then travel to Juma Lodge on the Rio Solimoes, situated amongst in the richest wildlife of the Manaus area, including the largest peacock bass.
Amazon Jungle Lodges
Immerse yourself in the Amazon Jungle at one of our Amazon Lodges. Arrive boat and stay at the very edge of the largest river system in the world. Wake up every morning to the staggering sound of the Amazon Dawn Chorus. Witness wildlife such as monkeys, toucans, macaws and even the Amazon River dolphins at such close quarters that they may even become your friends. Trek into the jungle to learn the secrets of the rainforest and how to survive in it. Paddle canoes day and night along the quiet creeks for close-up encounters with caimans. Swing in a hammock at the end of another amazing day in the Amazon Jungle while staying at an Amazon Lodge with Brazil Adventure Tours.
Juma Lodge is one of the finest wildlife viewing lodges in the Amazon around Manaus. Its location on a tributary of the Rio Solimoes, three hours by boat from the city, gives guests the best possible chance of close encounters with Amazon marine, land and bird-life. The remote area is one of pristine Amazon Rainforest, while the Rio Solimoes system shelters more species than the Rio Negro, the other great tributary of the Amazon River. Juma is totally integrated with the Amazon Rainforest environment, and the small lodge provides many activities for the small groups to enjoy, specialising in sport fishing for such species as the peacock bass and dourado. For those who want to experience a high-end wildlife experience yet still have that Amazon feel, Juma Lodge is perfect.
- Destinations: Amazon - Manaus
- Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights or Less
- Trip Style: Traditional
- Activities: Wildlife Observation - Ecotourism
Brazil Adventure Tours provide you with ideas for tours of Brazil and South America, with all being completely flexible with regards to dates, duration or the tours, activities and classes that we can include. Our website tours are our recommendations based on our experience of how to make the very best of your time in South America. We can adjust these details in any way that you wish, with a little advice from us of course. We can combine any of our destinations that you wish to visit into one tour, and for however long you wish to visit them. Any of our Traditional and Adventure tours can also be combined in whichever way you prefer. We are here to organise a tour that suits you after all, not the other way around!
|Day 1 : Over the Amazon Jungle to Manaus
|Your flight takes you over the Amazon Jungle to Manaus, flying above miles of nothing but green jungle and silver rivers for the final hour or more. The sight of nothing but trees is a special one if the rainforest cloud clears for you. On arrival in the city, you will be met for transfer to your hotel in the city. A tour of Manaus takes in the amazing array of Amazon produce at the Adolpho Lisboa Municipal Market and the Floating Dock on the edge of the Rio Negro. You will then visit the Amazon Theatre, the symbol of the city built during the rubber boom that made Manaus famous around the world. You return to your hotel after the tour with the evening free.|
|Day 2 : Boat Ride to Juma Lodge
Manaus to Juma Amazon Lodge
|After breakfast, you begin the three hour vehicle and boat journey to Juma Lodge, your base for the next few days of jungle activities. You may see pink freshwater dolphins swimming in the river, as well as stopping at the Meeting of the Waters along the way, to see the two huge Amazon tributaries that meet but don\'t mix in the centre of the river. You will also observe the Giant Water Lillies along the way. After a welcome drink at the lodge, then time for an Amazonian lunch, a reconnaisance trip takes you into the flooded forests and canals by motorised canoe. In the evening, the canoes take you back out to observe the nocturnal animals and noises.|
|Day 3 : Amazon Flora & Fauna
Juma Amazon Lodge
|After breakfast, you can head into the Amazon Jungle on a guided trek along the trails around the area. Your expert bilingual guide will show you some of the immense variety of flora and fauna that make up the largest ecosystem on earth. You will also be able to see the trees that give us rubber and chewing gum as well as plants with a host of pharmaceutical uses before you return to the lodge for lunch. The afternoon brings a chance to fish for piranha and peacock bass before a spectacular Amazon sunset. Dinner at the lodge could be made from the fish that you have caught during the afternoon...|
|Day 4 : Surviving in the Amazon Jungle
Juma Amazon Lodge
|A full day in the Amazon Jungle teaches you some of the survival needed to adapt and thrive in the largest tropical rainforest on earth. Short treks take you into the forest to find the medicinal plants, foods and fresh water, as well as learning how to construct the basic shelters and storage products from the leaves of palm trees. Hammocks were also made like this, and in the afternoon you can test out them out, swing between two trees and rest through the heat of the day, just as the native population have done for centuries! You return to the lodge late afternoon.|
|Day 5 : Native Experiences
Juma Amazon Lodge
|Rising at dawn gives you the chance to view the spectacular Amazon sunrise when the waters of the Rio Juma turn mirror-like and you can enjoy the photogenic sights of tree-trunks reflected in the water. Today you will visit local communities of you will learn even more about how the local communities have adapted their lives to survive in amongst the largest rainforest in the world. You can learn about their use of the native plant species to provide food, medicine and shelter, and how they hunt the local wildlife to provide food. After enjoying a final Amazon sunset you return to the lodge for a farewell Amazonian dinner.|
|Day 6 : Flying Away from the Amazon Jungle
Juma Amazon Lodge to Manaus & Away
|After breakfast you begin the journey from Juma Lodge back to the Real World. You can also fly by hydroplane if over the jungle and the Meeting of the Waters if you prefer. From Manaus you can fly either directly to Miami or on to Sao Paulo, Rio or Brasilia and connect with international flights there. All our Amazon Lodge tours can be combined with any of our other wonderful destinations in Brazil and South America, and can also be altered to your specific requirements. Your journey home gives you chance to reflect on the wonders encountered during your trip, the memories of the Amazon and its many colourful inhabitants.|
|PRICES||Simple||3 Star||4 Star||Luxury|
|Per Adult *||US$ 975||US$ 1,050||US$ 1,350||US$ 2,075|
|Domestic Flights **||N/A|
|Suggested Hotels||Simple||3 Star||4 Star||Luxury|
|Amazon||Tariri Lodge||Amazon Ecopark Lodge||Juma Lodge||Anavilhanas Lodge - Panoramic|
|Manaus||On Request||Go Inn Manaus||Tropical Hotel Manaus||Tropical Hotel Manaus - Luxury|
* Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.
- Do I require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil and other countries visited during this tour?
- Do I need any special vaccinations for the areas visited during this tour?
- What is the best time of year for this tour?
Do I require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil and other countries visited during this tour?
Citizens of many countries require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil, organised in advance at your nearest Brazil Consulate.
Please check details for visa requirements for your country on our Brazil Tourist Visa page.
Also, for details of your nearest Brazil Consulate in case you do require a Tourist Visa, please visit our Brazil Consulates page.
Do I need any special vaccinations for the areas visited during this tour?
Visitors to Brazil and South America are advised to always check the latest health information from your local doctors or travel clinic.
You may be advised to take a course of Malaria tablets. Yellow Fever Vaccine is highly recommended/essential for the Pantanal & Amazon region, plus the certificate to prove it, and possibly Hepatitis A and B Vaccines.
Please check our Brazil Vaccinations for further information.
What is the best time of year for this tour?
April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November