Half day city tour of Manaus
Your tour will include a visit to the impressive Teatro Amazonas opera house built in 1896 and an example of the wealth of the region during the rubber boom. Also visit the Indian Museum with artefacts from the many tribes of the Upper Rio Negro which stretches some 1,000 km. Pass by other buildings including the customs that was originally built in England before being dismantled and shipped over to Manaus; also the Harbour and Adolpho Lisboa Market, an art nouveau building with cast-iron work imported from Glasgow and stained glass windows from Paris.
Fly Manaus to Tefe
Boat journey from Tefe to Uakari Lodge
Transfer to the port, where a boat will take the group to the Uakari Lodge. After an hour travelling through the mighty Solimões, the name of this stretch of the Amazon River, get into the Mamirauá Lake. Along the way it might be already possible to see aquatic mammals such as the Amazon (Pink) River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) and the Grey River Dolphin (Sotolia fluviatilis).
Arrive Uakari Lodge
After check-in, a small presentation is given about the Uakari Lodge, Lauarete Project and Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve. The gigantic reserve protects more than two-and-a-half million acres of forest, rivers and lakes. It is home of many rare and threatened species, some only found within the reserve such as the beautiful Uakari Monkey (Cacajao calvus calvus) and the Black-headed Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri vanzolinii). This reserve is not just a successful conservation project, but a pioneer project that involves the local people into conservation work. Later there is still time for a small canoe tour to explore the Uakari Lodge surroundings.Northern Brazil is dominated by the Amazon Rainforest; a vast tract of tropical wilderness divided by the enormous Amazon River basin. More than half of the Amazon River Basin is located within Brazil, supporting incredible biodiversity with an array of mammals, insects, reptiles and bird species.
Manaus, the capital of Amazonas State, serves as the main gateway into the depths of the Amazon Rainforest. Head downstream by boat to observe the natural phenomena known as the ‘Meeting of the Waters’ where the clay-coloured waters of Rio Solimões meet the black waters of Rio Negro and flow in parallel for six kilometres before converging to form the Rio Amazon.
You will be staying at Uakari Lodge