Depart from Manaus at 8 am and arrive at Ceasa Port to experience the hustle and bustle of their fish market, where local fishermen offer their freshest catch of the morning.
Then head to Xiborena for an up-close encounter with a pirarucu - South America's largest freshwater fish that weighs up to 400 pounds, and one of the Amazon River basin's most prized possessions.
Then see the Meeting of the Waters, where the dark currents of the Rio Negro and the sandy-colored tides of the Rio Solimôes converge, but never mix due to stark differences in temperature, water density, and speed. Travel along with the two-toned natural phenomenon, where you'll have the opportunity to dip your hands into both Amazon River tributaries to feel the difference in temperature.
Visit the quaint village of Careiro, where you'll board a van for a 1.5-hour journey along the BR 319 and AM 254 highways, stopping along the way to observe the Victoria lilies, a plant species native to the Amazon River basin. Impressive for its sheer size, the diameter of the Victoria lily can reach up to 3 m.
Reach Furo do Tucunaré, where a wooden canoe will transport you to the Amazon Green Tours Jungle Lodge. Settle into your accommodation and enjoy lunch here.
Board a speed boat and travel downstream on the Mutuca River where you'll visit the home of a Caboclo - a person of mixed indigenous Brazilian and European ancestry, and gain insight into their local customs and culture. Continue downstream where you can try your hand at the bucket list Amazonian activity of piranha fishing. Bearing razor teeth, the piranha is a freshwater fish indigenous to the Amazon basin. After observing sunset on the waters, go caiman spotting before returning to the lodge. On the way back, encounter snakes in the wild if you're lucky.
Free evening and overnight at the lodge.
- Lunch at the lodge
- Dinner at the lodge