This tour to Manaus and Tucan Amazon Lodge takes you to the City at the Heart of the Amazon Jungle with its famous opera house. You then travel to Tucan Amazon Lodge on the edge of Lago de Acatajuba, situated in an area of Amazon Rainforest with outstanding biodiversity between the Rio Negro and the Rio Solimoes.
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.
Tucan Amazon Lodge
Tucan Amazon Lodge is a simple, rustic lodge built on a promontory on the shores of Lago Acajatuba. Run by a couple who have lived there for over 20 years, Flavio and Cecilia take great care to ensure that all guests enjoy their jungle experience and also Amazon cuisine to the maximum. Typical Amazon activities included during your stay are jungle hikes; boat and canoe trips around the lake, creeks and rivers; piranha fishing; caiman spotting at night; visits to local indigenous communities; and swimming with the local Amazon River dolphins nearby.
- Destinations: Amazon - Manaus
- Duration: 5 Days/4 Nights
- Trip Style: Traditional
- Activities: Kayaking & Canoeing - 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 : Journey to the Jungle
Manaus to Tucan Amazon Lodge
|In the morning you will be picked up for the two and a half hour journey through the jungle, completing the journey to Tucan Lodge by boat amongst the sights and sounds of the Amazon. The lodge sits on the edge of Lago de Acajatuba, part of the Rio Negro river system, and after checking in to your chalet built on stilts to cope with the huge change in the water levels of the Amazon, you can enjoy your first look at the Amazon. Afternoon options include paddling a canoe around the lake and amongst the trees of the flooded forests, while a night safari gives you a close-up look at the caiman. Snakes, tarantulas and amphibians can also be spotted by torchlight!|
|Day 3 : Amazon Jungle Activities
Tucan Amazon Lodge
|Your time at Tucan Amazon Lodge can be spent engaging in Amazon activities, with two excursions per day being the usual idea, morning and afternoon. Daytime activities include hiking through the jungle to learn about the forest plants, vines and trees, and the vast array of uses for them, from food to medicine, and construction materials for living, sleeping and paddling on the waters, which you can do by canoe at dawn. The creeks and flooded forests are also where you can fish for piranha - the most famous Amazon fish is not always as dangerous to us as humans are to them. You can also learn how many uses of those sharp teeth there are in the Amazon.|
|Day 4 : Amazon Rainforest Residents
Tucan Amazon Lodge
|Visits to local riverin communities to learn more about traditional ways life Amazon life, showing the many uses of the manioc root, the staple diet of the Amazon, and the methods to process it. An extra option is to visit the indigenous communities of the rainforest, where you can observe representations of ceremonies and rituals in the traditional villages. You can also learn some words of tupi-guarani, the base language of many Amazon tribes. You can also become an Amazon Rainforest resident for a night, sleeping in hammocks and eating food cooked on the fire. The jungle is alive with sounds of creatures to keep you company, before the birds wake up at dawn.|
|Day 5 : Amazon Wildlife
Tucan Amazon Lodge
|Amazon Animals you may encounter during your stay at Tucan Amazon Lodge include howler, squirrel, spider and woolly monkeys; iguanas; and the wonderful slow-moving sloth. Amazon bird-life is especially abundant, with toucans, macaws, parrots and many more colourful tropical species; acquatic life is also well represented, with huge fish such as the huge pirarucu and the peacock bass. Turtles can also be seen sunning themselves on rocks and logs. One of the highlights of a stay at Tucan is the interaction with the nearby population of Amazon River dolphins, always one of the highlights of any stay in the Lake Acajatuba area.|
|Day 6 : Saying Goodbye to the Amazon
Tucan Amazon Lodge to Manaus & Away
|If you can manage to leave your new friends, you begin the boat and road journey from Tucan Amazon Lodge back to the Real World. From the airport in Manaus, you can fly either directly away from Brazil to Miami, or you can fly 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$ 1,525||US$ 3,375|
|Domestic Flights **||On Request|
|Suggested Hotels||Simple||3 Star||4 Star||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