In due time you will be collected from Manaus for your departure to Juma Lodge.
The journey takes a total of 3 hours, starting first with a 45 minute high-speed motor boat from Ceasa Harbour in Manaus to Careiro Village. On the way you pass through the “Meeting of the Waters”, where the muddy waters of the Solimões River meet the black waters of the Negro River, running alongside each other for several kilometres. The two rivers run at different speeds and are different temperatures and together form the mighty Amazon River.
From Careiro Village you are transported by private van to the Macarico River where you again travel by high-speed motor boat to the lodge. On this leg of the journey you will get your first glimpse of the Amazon rainforest, passing through ‘furos’ (passages through flooded areas) and ‘igarapes’ (Amazonian creeks).
On arrival at Juma Amazon Lodge, you will receive a warm welcome including a welcome drink and a selection of exotic fruits. Lunch is served at the lodge, comprised of both regional and international cuisine. Following lunch, we depart for a canoe trip. The canoeing tour provides an in-depth exploration of the Amazonian creeks and the igapós (flooded forest), an experience that is possible only by paddle canoes. During the excursion, you may like to take a swim to encounter some of the river’s most majestic creatures - the pink dolphins.
We return to the lodge for dinner and later we embark on an evening expedition to observe some of the nocturnal wildlife including frogs, birds and most importantly, caimans. The guide uses his flashlight to help spot the caimans as their eyes reflect a bright red dot in the flashlight, the animals remaining motionless and clearly visible. The guide will try to bring a young caiman aboard for a closer inspection before the animal is returned to the river, unharmed.