Amazon Brazil: Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge

Ecopark Jungle Lodge is a privately owned tourism complex and scientific and educational enterprise, operating since 1991. The lodging infrastructure was inaugurated in 1995.

Ecopark Jungle Lodge is located on the TarumãRiver, approximately one hour from theManaus airport. (transfer by van or bus and regional river boat).

The lodge has 64 comfortable apts, divided among 20 wooden bungalows and one concrete bungalow, (total 21 bungalows). Each wooden bungalow has 3 apts, with separate entrances, varandas, and bathrooms. All apartments have air conditioning, electric showers, and screened windows.

All bungalows are comfortable and pleasantly decorated, while maintaining a rustic and original atmosphere.
The Ecopark Jungle Lodge complex also offers a pier for embarking and disembarking of guests; large open air reception area with bar; handicraft and convenience boutique; open air, thatched roof restaurant (kitchen is open to guests); air conditioned events salon; games salon; air conditioned TV and meeting salon; thatched roof hammock area; 4 natural bathing pools and private beach.

There are several fresh water streams, jungle trails with diverse vegetation, including virgin forests, natural savannas, and creeks for canoeing.

There is unlimited opportunity for guests to view different bird species, giant trees, exotic orchids, medicinal plants, and much more!

Suggested Itinerary:

(4days/3nights) Pick-up at 13h30 / drop-off 12h30 including the “Meeting of the Waters”

Day 1:Pick-up at 13h30 and transfer to the Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge.
Check-in/ welcome drink after which guests will be shown to the room.
Following visit to the Monkey Jungle.
The center for rehabilitation and re-introduction of wild animals (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 veterinarians and biologists. With a high success rate since the start, the animals manage to reproduce naturally, creating new families and ensuring survival of the species.
In partnership with the FFV (Live Forest Foundation), a non profit 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.
Dinner and evening tour by canoe for Alligator Spotting.
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 spotlight, the guide 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 release back to the river. (No harm is done to any of the animals)
Duration: about 1 hour, a bilingual guide accompanies every group.
Overnight at the lodge.

Day 2:Breakfast followed by a Nature Hike. Lunch. After a short rest, visit the home of local Amazonian residents (“natives”) with opportunity for fishing.
Depart the lodge in paddle or motorized canoes, 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” closest to the Lodge; “high water level season” distant communities can be visited (1 to 3 hours).
Dinner. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 3: Breakfast and full day tour to the Meeting of the Waters with lunch.
Departs 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 houses type stilts. Arrival at The Meeting of the Waters by 11h30am.
It’s a spectacular junction 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 (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 can be prior or after lunch.
During the 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.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 4: Breakfast. Free time to enjoy natural pools and swimming at the river bank. Check-out at 11h30 and transfer to Manaus.

*All meals are served buffet style (regional and international food); Beverages are not included.
*Transfers and tours are operated on regular basis (private “transfers and tours” subject to extra charge and upon request);
*Scheduled activities are always subject to change due to water levels and weather conditions;
*River Transfers and Tours are conducted in regional boats and paddle or motorized canoes accordingly.

Meals at Ecopark Jungle Lodge are always an attraction of their own.

At breakfast, guests may savor a buffet of fresh seasonal fruits, fresh regional fruit juices, a large array of homemade breads and pastries, cheeses, cold cuts, pancakes, and any style of eggs made to order.

Lunch and dinner consist of a plentiful buffet of varied meat, chicken, and local Amazonian fish specialties. Hot dishes include rice, potatoes, pasta, and fresh vegetables. Several types of salads compliment the main dishes. For dessert, there are many exotic regional specialties with emphasis on fresh fruits.

Contact us for conditions, price & availability info@m-rtours.com or  54 11 49515968      

www.m-rtours.com

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