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Amazon - Santana - "AMAZON CRUISE" - 03 days / 02 nights

Amazon - Santana - "AMAZON CRUISE" - 03 days / 02 nights
Departures from the Tropical Hotel pier every friday at 14:30

1st.DAY (Friday): Transfer to the boat and accommodation. We will depart from Tropical Hotel pier at 2:30 pm. The adventure begins with a cruise in front of Manaus, where we will have the chance of observing the historical center, downtown antique constructions, which recalls the golden era of the rubber boom (1880 – 1915). We proceed till the MEETING OF THE WATERS, where both rivers, NEGRO (Black color River) and SOLIMÕES (Muddy color river), run together without mixing for about six miles, because of differences in temperature, density and speed, forming the AMAZON RIVER. Visiting the JANAUARY ECOLOGICAL PARK, where we will do a recognition tour, exploring the different nature attractions of the park. There we have the opportunity to see the famous WATER LILYS, and to enjoy the beautiful SUNSET. Afterwards we will navigate until a location called JACAREÚBAL. Dinner.

2nd.DAY (Saturday): Breakfast. We will Navigate till TERRA PRETA (Black Land), where we will have the opportunity to visit an INDIAN COMMUNITY, which inhabits the high land of the Negro River. Departure of the group for a local recognition, to visit the MANIOC FLOUR HOUSE , where we will see how the local natives produce one of the most important items of the Indians diet – manioc – cassava flour. It will be effectuated a JUNGLE TRACKING, a hike into the deep of Mother Nature, to discover the virginal Amazon, after what we will return to the boat. Departure and navigation on the ANAVILHANAS ARCHIPELAGO, the second largest fresh water archipelago in the world, with more than 300 islands, until a place called THREE MOUTHS. After lunch, reconnaissance tour with motorized canoes to do PIRANHA FISHING, always a challenging experience. After Dinner, we do the ALLIGATOR SPOTTING, when under the guide flashlight; we will have the chance to observe the wild “Caimans” seeking their prey.

3rd.Day (Sunday): We will wake up early for a SUNRISE TOUR, where thousands of birds are starting to sing, a opportunity for bird watching and a dazzling show provided by Mother Nature. After breakfast, we will move to a large beach called PRAIA DO TUPÉ, where we will have the chance to swim and refresh ourselves, with a nice and cold river bath. After that, we return to Manaus, with the lunch being served in front of PONTA NEGRA BEACH. Disembark in Manaus at 02:30 pm., followed by the transfer to the hotel or airport, where we will conclude our services.

Ps.: The itineraries above can be modified, in view of the rivers level or the weather conditions.

** Guaranteed departures are temporarily suspended (May, 2010) **
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Region: Amazon
Area: Santana

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