A river bus along the Amazon River near Manaus.
Brazil's Amazona region is a phenomenal area. I had the pleasure a few years back to spend a couple weeks exploring the Amazon and Negro Rivers in Brazil's Amazon basin. The below itinerary represents the program I designed and participated in on that expedition.
BRAZIL'S RIO NEGRO
DAY 1: MANAUS: Arrival in Manaus, the gateway to the Rio Negro an Amazon Rivers. After your reception, you are then transferred to the beautiful Tropical Hotel. A delicious welcome dinner will be served after a brief rest.
DAY 2 THROUGH DAY 9: RIO NEGRO: At 9 am, we embark from the pier of the Tropical Hotel. We begin our lovely voyage up the Rio Negro aboard our private, air-conditioned vessel accompanied by our specialist, naturalist guide and crew . We travel the Rio Negro searching for wildlife and beauty for 7 days and 6 nights.
While on our incredible expedition, members visit different plant communities, lakes, inlets, igapses(narrow creeks). We spend time trekking in the jungle to natural plantations of jute, malva, rubber, manioc, and small natural waterfalls. We will also spend time fishing for the many species of piranhas and other fish, and searching for crocodiles, birds, animals and any other creatures of the night. Among the places that might be visited are the Cuieras, River, Novo Airco Village, the Anavilhanas Islands, and the Baebendi, Aturia and Trovco lakes. These areas are famous for their fantastic flora, fauna and scenic beauty. The itinerary of this wonderful river expedition is flexible as river conditions can change on a daily basis. What was accessible yesterday is no longer accessible today. Our emphasis will be viewing the wildlife and expert interpretation of the flora and fauna.
Our naturalist guides are highly trained in the flora and fauna of the region. Their expertise will add much to your Amazon experience.
Our vessel for this incredible expedition is a multilevel, air-conditioned craft with many modern amenities. Smaller craft are available for excursions in to the rainforest.
DAY 10: MANAUS: We arrive at the Tropical Hotel once again. After we settle in , there may be time for an optional city tour of Manaus.
DAY 11: END OF TOUR: Depart for return or continuing flight.
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Here are some more images of my expedition to Brazil's Amazon: