Experiencing the Amazon river
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Jul 3, 2012 7:05 PM Last Post By: martinranger
Jun 17, 2012 6:13 AM
Experiencing the Amazon riverHi I am planning a trip to Brazil to experience life on the Amazon river. I have one itenary starting from Manaus for 7 days. Is there someone who can advice me on what would be a good itenary and where one should look at booking? Any company in The Amazon who can help not only plan the trip but provide us with guide and other facilities. And how much will it cost per day?
Jun 18, 2012 12:15 PM
Jun 18, 2012 4:28 PM
After arrive in Manaus, take a immediate plane to TEFÉ, a city upriver .
Their you will find a lot of Boats, big, safe and cheaps, like a BUS.
Take one, with a special seat and sleep (will a be a rede), and go back down river to Manaus.
This boats will stop along de River in small citys, when you can eat or find a Hotel do Sleep, if you i tired to sleep in the rede.
I am a brazilian , and i do this trip with my wife years ago.
Its unforgetable... and you could write a book.......
About the money.... i believe you will spend around U$75, per day.......
One dollar equal R$ 2.15 today.
Jun 19, 2012 10:08 AM
3You have an itinerary. What is it? I know two people who took a boat from Manaus to Belem and found it, shall we say, interesting. They had a cabin, so didn't have to sleep in a hammock, but were right above the wheelhouse and always heard the captain. Bathroom facilities may be rudimentary. Some boats have to stick to the middle of the river to navigate so you may not have great scenery until you dock. You could also look at shorter trips from Manaus on the Rio Negro and Amazon, which may include both sleeping on the boat and staying on shore (either pousada or even an upscale jungle lodge). Be sure to take anti-malarial prophylaxis!
Jun 19, 2012 11:40 AM
Jun 20, 2012 6:23 AM
If somebody like to know the life of Amazon River........... must go to the interior.
You said is not interesting........ perhaps you don't know this
Ok, if Tefe, by plane its expensive, you can go to Manacapuru, and Parintins...... even by car.... but where you will find the real Amazon River life........
Jun 20, 2012 11:36 AM
6Piquity, maybe you don't fully understand what either the original poster or I am saying, due to a language barrier. Of course you have to go to the interior--but the interior includes the area away from the Amazon River. Along the main river there are simply not as many animals, birds, plants, or, for that matter, interesting settlements. The "real Amazon life" is away from the main river--the majority of caboclos don't live on the river itself. Flying to Tefe in order to take the riverboat down is a poor use of money for anyone unless they specifically want the riverboat experience (rather than to see the Amazon rainforest) and would be unlikely to result in a satisfying trip. Now, flying to Tefe in order to visit Mamiraua, if one has the money, is something I absolutely suggest.
Jun 23, 2012 9:39 AM
7To experience the real Amazon Jungle you don´t have to go that far, I recommend the Juma River about 60 miles south of Manaus or the Tupana river, about 120 miles south, there is lot of wild life to see, the river is black and few moskitoes, actually none on my visit to the Camu Camu Lodge on the Tupana River. don't book with a travel agency just make a search for lodges on Juma or Tupana river.
Jul 3, 2012 7:05 PM
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