On arrival into Manaus Airport you will be met and transferred to the Amazon EcoPark Lodge. About an hour from Manaus, including a 40 minute boat ride, the lodge is situated on the banks of the Rio Taruma, a tributary of the Rio Negro.
The lodge features 70 bungalows decorated with Amazonian handicrafts and built under the rainforest tree canopy. Each apartment has its own entrance, balcony, screened windows, bathroom with electric shower, air-conditioning and mini bar. Facilities at the lodge include a bar, restaurant, 4 natural water pools, private beach, jungle trails and a pavilion featuring hammocks and lounge chairs.
After settling into your comfortable room, we visit the Monkey Jungle Reserve with its many different species of monkeys. The Monkey Jungle Reserve is a centre for the rehabilitation of primates that were rescued from illegal traders or from areas of Brazil that have been flooded or destroyed by fire. Many of the monkeys are orphans. On arrival at the centre, the animals receive any necessary veterinary treatment and time to acclimatise to their new home, before being released into the wild. Species of monkeys at the Monkey Reserve include spider, woolly, squirrel and capuchin monkeys.
After the visit we return to the lodge and later in the evening, a delicious dinner will be followed by a night trip by canoe to spot crocodiles and other nocturnal creatures using flashlights.