Amazon Ecopark, Jungle Walk and Monkey Forest with Lunch
- River cruise: Enjoy 90 minutes of spectacular jungle scenery on the Rio Negro, the world's largest blackwater river. Celebrate your arrival with a complimentary cocktail.
- Amazon Ecopark: Venture into the dense rainforest as your guide points out medicinal plants and offers jungle survival tips. Keep your eyes peeled for monkeys, parrots, lizards, exotic orchids and more.
- Monkey Forest: The Center for the Rehabilitation nurses injured monkeys back to health; follow the recovery process and snap photos of monkeys as they eat, climb, and play.
- Lunch and canoe trip: Enjoy a buffet of local cuisine at a restaurant with 360-degree views of the majestic jungle, then paddle to the home of a caboclo, a native who survives by living off the land and extracting latex from rubber trees.
About this Manaus tour
This one-and-a-half-hour cruise up the Rio Negro and Rio Taruma takes you to a vast natural park crisscrossed by countless narrow, winding streams known as igarapes. You'll explore a few of them on a small boat, then follow your guide for a rainforest trail hike, home to all manner of chittering creatures and exotic birds.
The jungle teems with life, and you might catch a glimpse of a harpy, toucan, sloth or horned frog. Your guide will point out medicinal herbs that have been curing everything from headaches to snake bites for centuries. Many of the plants here are gathered for use in the developed world's most advanced medicines. And just for good measure, you'll learn which plants are edible, along with other survival tips. Chances are you'll never need them, but a little knowledge can be useful.
Then you'll meet some distant cousins at the Monkey Forest, where primate specialists rehabilitate monkeys injured by human development for release back into the wild which, in this part of Brazil, is never far away. Howler monkeys, tamarins, and spider monkeys are all common, so make sure your camera is ready they're known to ham it up when entertaining guests.
You'll also visit an indigenous community where people survive as they always have: fishing, farming, and extracting sap for commercial rubber from the abundant Hevea brasiliensis trees. You'll come away with an appreciation for renewed efforts to protect their way of life and the rainforest that sustains it the Amazon Ecopark itself being one excellent example.
Welcome to the jungle
At 2.72 million square miles, the Amazon Rainforest is the world's largest jungle, covering about the same area as the continental United States. It's one of the most diverse ecosystems on earth, and one of the last places where new life is still being discovered: Between 1999 and 2009 over 1,200 new species of were found: roughly one every three days.
On a cruise ship? Meet your driver on the pier, in front of the ship. Please look for the GoBe Representative holding our logo sign with your name. Staying at a hotel? Be sure to advise the GoTo Crew so we can meet you in the lobby.
This tour requires participants to have full mobility and be able to get in and out of canoes without assistance.
Private Tour, Boat Tour, Wilderness/Wildlife, Walking Tour, Full Day
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated strenuous. Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Travelers with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour categorized as "strenuous". If you have concerns, you must consult with your personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be too strenuous for you.
Suitable for all ages.
Special Medical Restriction
If you have knee or hip problems or you are pregnant, this tour may not be suitable for you, due to the strenuous nature of the walking required.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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