Amazon - Uakari Floating Lodge - 4D/3N
Amazon - Uakari Floating Lodge - 4D/3N
Package of 4 Days and 3 Nights
Pick up at 11:20 am (Saturdays only) & Check out at 08:30 am (Tuesdays only)
Day 1 - SAT: Pick up is at 11:20 at Tefé Airport and transfer to the Areia Branca Pier.
Departing around 12:00 from Areia Branca Pier, by boat you can enjoy the breeze and the magic scenery. You might even be able to spot wildlife, such as pink dolphins at Tefé Lake and tucuxis in the Amazonas River.
The arrival is around 14:00 at the Uakari Lodge, our staff will be waiting for you. There will always be an English-speaking person at the lodge. Our staff will give you rapid recommendations and explanations on the running of the lodge (meal times, solar power, water, no swimming, etc) and you will be asked to fill in the visitors registration form. At this time you will be able to meet all the employees responsible for making an excellent stay.
All outings have to be accompanied by a local guide and you must listen to the their recommendations at all times, specially those regarding your own safety.
At 15:30 you will be ready to go on a walk (dry season) in one of the trails. You will be taken with your whole group to do an Interpretative Trail. The naturalist and the local guide, joining scientific and traditional knowledge will help you to interpret the varzea's environment (flooded forest).
Our trails are designed not to be physically straining and most of them can be walked in three hours at the longest.
During the flood (May-July) all trails will be done in a small paddle canoe (your guide will paddle you through the trail).
The dinner will be served around 18:30. After dinner you will have the opportunity to hear a talk about the ecosystem and about the Mamirauá Sustainable Development Institute – its work, its research, etc. The naturalist guide will do the presentation at 19:30.
After the presentation, be ready to do a night tour with high chances to see the nocturnal fauna, as spiders, opossum, two-toed sloth, rats, bats, etc.
Day 2 - SUN: If you choose to visit a local village, the morning is the time to do it. The Ecotourism program has had plenty of discussion with the local communities about those visits and agreed an informal itinerary with a series of attractions they would like to show and talk about. A person from the community will meet your group and show you around (please see the detailed information sheet about village visits). Depending on the village, you might have the opportunity to buy locally produced handicrafts - take small change with you.
If you choose not to visit a village you can go for another tour with your local guide.
At 15:30 the local guide will accompany you in another hiking or traditional canoe (rain season), in the heart of the forest, where you will have the opportunity to view various species of animals.
This night, we invite researchers that are working in the ecotourism area for dinner, after the dinner they give a presentation about their works.
DAy 3 - MON: In your last day in the Reserve, you have a choice to accompany a researchers team and participate of their field works and supplementing the technical information given last night. Or if you prefer, you can go to another wildlife viewing tour, travelling around the landscapes, channels and lakes system that compose part of the varzea's ecosystem.
In this afternoon you will be taken on a motorised canoe to lake Mamirauá, a beautiful lake inside the total preservation area of the Reserve. At the lake you will probably have memorable encounters with pink river dolphins, hoatzins and perhaps the pirarucu fish. You will stay there until the sunset and on your way back you will spot caimans, bats, night birds…
The Dinner is at 20:00 so you can enjoy your last night to talk to the staff, to see another kind of documentary or just pack for the next morning. Your departure will be early, during the beautiful Amazonian sunrise.
Day 4 - TUE: Breakfast and Check out.
* Transfers: regular boat transfer from Tefé arpt or hotel to Lodge and vice - versa.
Pick up at 11h20am and Drop off at 08h30am.
* CHD policy: children under 12 years old are not acceptable.
* Package includes:
Regular Transfers in Tefe (taxi and boat); full board meal plan without beverages; tours as described in the packages with bilingual guide assistance and accommodation.
* Uakari packages have set-up days for check in and check out, as follows:
04 nights package - Tue to Sat
03 nights package – Sat to Tue
06 nights package – Tue to Tue (requires a min of 4 pax)
* It is important to mention that the activities described above can be changed because of environmental factors, water level variation and climate conditions.
Area: Uakari Floating Lodge
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