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Duration: 12 Days
Location: Natal, Arraial do Marco, Ponta do Mel, Canoa Quebrada, Fortaleza, Manaus, Amazon.
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  • Day 01 – Natal

    Day 02 – Natal

    Day 03 – Natal

    Day 04 – Arraial do Marco

    Day 05 – Ponta do Mel

    Day 06 – Canoa Quebrada

    Day 07 – Fortaleza

    Day 08 – Manaus

    Day 09 – Amazon

    Day 10 – Amazon

    Day 11 – Amazon

    Day 12 – Amazon

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  • Day 01 – Natal

    Arrival in Natal, meet and transfer to the hotel – private service with English speaking guide. Overnight in Natal at your hotel.

     Meals included: Nil.

    Day 02 – Natal

    Day at leisure. The “Sun City” welcomes you with clean air, the best beaches, and sand dunes that make Brazil’s northeast famous. Punta Negra is a wonderful little corner in this joyous city; get psyched because you will definitely love these popular Brazilian beaches. The city’s top hotels are located here, as are plenty of “chiringuitos”, cozy locales that serve all types of beach food and drink.

    Overnight in Natal in your hotel.

    Meals included: Breakfast.

    Day 03 – Natal

    Day at leisure. Your day is open to visit the city and, if you so desire, to venture off to Pipa, a small village not far from Natal, famous for its seemingly unending beaches. It is relatively isolated from the large cities, enjoys a tropical climate, and has lovely beaches.

    Overnight in Natal in your hotel.

     Meals Included: Breakfast.

    Day 04 – Arraial do Marco

    Start your day with a little adrenaline rush riding in dune LAND ROVER along the infinite beaches in Brazil’s Northeast, particularly the famous Genipabú Dunes. You will cross Barra in boats and pass by desert beaches like Pitangi or Jacuma until you reach the country’s easternmost point, Cabo San Roque. The trip continues to Touros, where you will delight in some fantastic seafood (Meals not included). After a relaxing break and lunch on Touros Beach, you will continue enjoying the sun, outdoors, and sands until reaching the lovely Arraial do Marco lodge in the middle of a desert beach. Its freedom and beauty guarantee you an incredible night. Overnight in Arraial do Marco.

    Meals included: Breakfast.

    Day 05 – Ponta do Mel

    Your day begins with a fabulous sunrise on the beach. Then, brace yourself for the time of your life as you travel down rivers to different fishing villages and watch as expert fisherman ply their trade using traditional techniques that are still active in these remote coastal paradises. Accompanying you the entire time is the sun, the sea, and Edenesque beaches. You will also venture into the Macau mangroves for a short trip to Porto do Mangue. You will end this event filled day at one of the loveliest inns on the Brazilian coast in Ponta do Mel, and from the poolside you can see the entire coastline and take in an incredible sunset. Overnight in Punta do Mel.

    Meals included: Breakfast.

    Day 06 – Canoa Quebrada

    After breakfast, it’s back in the dune LAND ROVER to see more of the wonders in this section of Brazil and to feel the excitement of splashing across rivers and driving past multicolored cliffs. You will stop and swim, rest, or spend some time at any of the charming little fishing towns, chatting with the townsfolk and learning how to fish. When you are thirsty, ask for a “garrafinha”, a bottle of cold beer, and then get ready to share your stories. By nightfall, you will reach Canoa Quebrada, a hippie paradise filled with artisans and young people who go to this lovely little village to rest and to enjoy the area. Overnight in Canoa Quebrada.

    Meals included: Breakfast.

    Day 07 – Fortaleza

    Your last stage in the dune LAND ROVER will cross three different beaches: Gamboa, Parajuru, and Prainha, all south of Fortaleza. You will cross several rivers and drive past sandstone cliffs, like Barra Nova, Barra Sucatiga, and Morro Branco, that feature wild shapes and colors. By noon, you will enter Fortaleza, a bustling fishing town, although somewhat relaxed with its urban beaches like Iracema and Meireles, its handicrafts shops, and the old sector that has been transformed into the hub of food and fun with the Dragao de Mar Cultural Center and the El Piratacafé, places to sit back and enjoy music and dancing. Overnight in Fortaleza.

    Meals included: Breakfast.

    Day 08 – Manaus

    At proper time, transfer from hotel to airport – Regular Transfer with English speaking guide for your flight to Manaus (not included).

    Arrival in Manaus, meet and transfer to the hotel (Car & Boat) –Regular Transfer with English speaking guide. (Included at the regular schedule of main flights arriving in Manaus during the day between 06h00 am until 17h00)

    Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge is a touristic, scientific and educational property, created and directed by a private initiative back in 1991, opening its doors to the public as an Ecotourism Lodge in 1995. Several streams of clear water run through the area. Located in the middle of the Amazon Rain Forest, at just 30 minutes by boat from Manaus, the Lodge is on the banks of the Rio Trauma – a tributary of Rio Negro- (Black River). Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge has 60 apartments distributed in 20 bungalows. Each unit has three apartments, made of concrete and wood. Each room with independent entrance, porches and bathrooms, all with air conditioning, electric showers and screened windows. The bungalows, although rustic, are pleasantly decorated and provide much comfort (night light, carpet, indigenous decorative objects, etc.).

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

    Day 09 – 11 – Amazon

    Post breakfast at the lodge, enjoy the many tours and activities the lodge offers. Please note, the distribution of the tours will be coordinated by the local operation department.

    Nature Hike

    Biodiversity is the main characteristic of the Ecopark. It includes uncatalogued species in virgin rainforest, natural savannahs and creeks. Several streams of crystal clear warm water run through the rainforest. During the tour, the guide will lead clients, educating them about the local flora/fauna, how and where to find edible fruits and potable water, first aid , how to find their way in the forest and much more.

    Duration: 1 to 3 hours (depending on health conditions of participants).

    Monkey Forest

    The facilities for rehabilitation and re-introduction of wild animals in their habitat (known as the Monkey Forest), was created in 1991 with the intention of receiving animals which have been confiscated from illegal commerce. This is a joint project with the Municipal Secretary of Environment and Sustainability. In this center, the animals are initially put into quarantine to be evaluated and taken care of by a team of veterinaries and biologists.

    In partnership with the FFV (Live Forest Foundation), a nonprofit institution overseen by Amazon Ecopark Lodge, a unique feeding system has been developed. Twice a day, (10:30 & 15:30), the animals receive supplements of their natural diet, ensuring that they are being fed the necessary nutrients. The Monkey Forest is open to guests at feeding times, always accompanied by a credentialed professional, permitting guests to film and photograph these animals in a natural and safe environment. It is also possible to “adopt” one of these animals and follow its development.

    Duration: 40 minutes to 1 hour.

     Visit to a Native’s House

     Depart the lodge on boat or motorized canoe, accompanied by a Bilingual guide to learn about the traditions and customs of local Amazonians (“natives”).

    Duration: it may vary according to the place visited / “low water level seasons” is closest to the Lodge and does not involve any kind of boat. About 1 hour.

    Fishing Tour

    Depart lodge in paddle or motorized canoes, accompanied by a Bilingual guide. (Fishing of piranhas another species, depending on season).

    Note 1: It is non-professional fishing.

    Note 2: This tour can be combined with the “Meeting of the Waters” Tour and/ or with a “Visit to the Native’s House”.

    Night Tour in a Canoe

    Depart lodge in paddle or motorized canoes, to appreciate the sounds of the jungle at night, with the possibility to spot small alligators (or other nightly creatures). Alligators are spotted because their eyes shine like small red lights. Once the alligator is spotted by the guide’s spotlight, he will try to catch a small alligator with his own hands and bring it on to the canoe, and a brief explanation of their habitat follows. The alligator will then be safely released back to the river. (No harm is done to any of the animals). Note: during “high water level” season (from April to August) and on full moon evenings, it might be difficult to find alligators.

    Duration: about 1 hour.

    “Meeting of the Waters” Tour

    Depart Ecopark at 08h30am on board of a regional double deck boat. The boat goes down the Negro River navigating along the shore of the City of Manaus, allowing passengers to view the Amazonas Theater, the Port of Manaus, the Customs and the interesting aspects of the local life – the stilt houses for instance. Arrival at The Meeting of the Waters by 11h30am.

    It´s a spectacular merge of Negro and Solimões Rivers. From this point on both rivers form the famous Amazon River that runs all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. The waters of the two rivers run together for about 12kms, side by side, without mixing. The phenomenon happens due to differences in temperature, density and speed of the waters of the rivers.

    Continue the trip on the Amazon River to the Island of “Terra Nova “where lunch will be served in a typical restaurant (rustic yet clean restaurant with buffet style, international and regional dishes). Depending on the level of the waters , a visit to a typical ” caboclo ” (local inhabitants) villa will be included (at Terra Nova Island) during this full day tour (may not be available during the months of May, June, July and sometimes also August , when the villa is flooded) . This visit will happen prior or after lunch.

    NOTE 1: During  high level of waters the place of the lunch can also be changed to a restaurant located at the ” Janauary Lake” , another beautiful place and , in this case , there is no visit to the villa. Return to the lodge and arrival by 05h30pm

    Duration: about 09 hours.

    Overnight in the lodge.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

    Day 12 – Amazon

    Post breakfast, transfer from the lodge to Manaus airport (car & boat) –Regular transfer with English speaking guide (transfer is included for check out until 10.30 am). Flight from Manaus (not included) to your next destination.

     Meals included: Breakfast.

  • Trip Cost varies based on travel season (high to low), your choice of accommodation (from budget to luxury), flight (economy to first class), optional tours and other special requests. Kindly email us at info@funkytravels.com to get the correct price for your selected trip.

    INCLUDES:

    • Accommodation on twin or double sharing basis in your choice of accommodation.
    • All meals as stated in itinerary.
    • All airport / land transfers as stated.
    • All tours and transfers in private air-con vehicle with English speaking guide and including all entrance fees.

    EXCLUDES:

    • International Airfare and airport / government taxes, fuel surcharges etc.
    • Domestic Airfares (Flight to Manaus not included).
    • Visa (if required).
    • Travel insurance.
    • Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included.
    • Optional tours mentioned in the itinerary will be charged extra.
    • Gratuities to guide and driver.
    • Personal and other expenses such as bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary.