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Amazon Rain Forest Tours
Rio Solimoes, Sao Paolo do Olivencia And Jantaituba

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Amazon Rain Forest Tours of Rio Solimoes, Sao Paolo do Olivencia and Jantaituba.

As the Amazon enters Brasil flowing eastwards from Peru and Colombia it is known as the Solimoes. In this 12-day tour we take a journey by river cruiser downstream to the small town of Sao Paolo do Olivencia, from where we can explore the river and rainforest. The tour includes an expedition to the Jantaituba canal, which connects the Solimoes to the Yavari River in the high water season or Lago Ventura a remote lake to the North.

Both locations far from any large settlements have abundant wildlife. We can expect to experience the special peace and tranquillity found only in these untamed wild places. Choosing this amazon “up-close” tour should bring rewarding experiences to those prepared to enter into the expedition style trip to Jantaituba or Lago Ventura. Travelling by motor canoe and sleeping under canvas in the forest

Day 1 Arrival in South America

Arrive in Bogotà at approx. 4-6pm

Transfer and Check in to the hotel.

Group * Dinner *

Day 2 Travel To Leticia

Breakfast in the Hotel

Transfer to the Airport

10-11am Flight to Leticia.

Arrive in Leticia 12-1pm

Transfer to Hotel for lunch and check in.

Informal orientation meeting to welcome visitors to Leticia and discuss forthcoming activities and tours.

Watch the sunset from ?La Fera? where bars and restaurants look out over the river and the rain forest beyond..

Group * Dinner * at local restaurant.

Sunset over the Amazon from Tabatinga
View out accross the amazon from the Mirador

Day 3 Cruise to Sao Paolo

Breakfast at your hotel.
Visit to the famous Sepentarium in Leticia.
Shopping for hammock, mosquito nets and jungle equipment.
Lunch in Tabatinga

Cruiser sails from Tabatinga 3.30. (approx)

Dinner on board boat

Chance to relax in the top deck bar watching the amazon go by and taking in the Brazilian party atmosphere
Retire to your air-conditioned cabins (single bunks only no double beds are available on amazon cruisers).
Solimoes Riverboat
Cruiser on the Rio Solimoes

Day 4 Sao Paolo do Olivencia

Breakfast on board boat.
Arrive Sao Paolo mid morning and transfer to our hotel.

* Lunch * in Sao Paolo.

Afternoon free to explore Sao Paolo. Sao Paolo is small and easy to get around on foot, by mototaxi or you can hire a motorcycle for an hour or two for a few $Br.

* Dinner *in Sao Paolo.

Solimoes From our Hotel
Solimoes River at Sao Paolo

Day 5 Journey to Jantaituba

Breakfast in the hotel.
Transfer to ‘El Motoro” for the journey to Jantaituba
We proceed downstream on the Solimoes stopping for wildlife an photo opportunities along the route.
Lunch on board boat.

Arriving Jantaituba mid-late afternoon we make the camp for the night
Dinner ‘Al fresco’ in camp.

Short boat safari, drifting along spotting caiman and other wildlife by lantern light.
Proceeding downstream on El Motoro.
Travelling on the river

Day 6 Forest Camp

Wake early to see the dawn over the river and here the dawn chorus in the forest.
Breakfast in camp.

Our indigenous guide will take us exploring the forest near to the camp.

Lunch in camp.
Boat safari – be on the look out for jumping giant catfish, dolphins, turtles, fish eagles, harpie eagles and many others.

Dinner in camp.
Night safari. / Night hunt with indigenous guide (optional)

Forest giant
Forest Giant tree

Day 7 Forest camp 2

Breakfast in camp.
Short boat trip with activities Fishing /swimming/ dolphin watching.

Lunch in camp.
Short boat trip to a forest walk with our indigenous guide.

Dinner in camp Night fishing in local style – night hunt with indigenous guide (optional)

Refreshing swim in the Amazon

Day 8 Riberos and return to Sao Paolo.

Breakfast in camp.

Visit to small ribero community where will find out how the people who live along the river make there living and the lifestyle they lead

Return to camp and embark for return to Sao Paolo.

Lunch on board
Arrive Sao Paolo late afternoon

Transfer to hotel
* Dinner * in Sao Paolo.
Riverside comunity
Ribero Village

Day 9 Rest Day in Sao Paolo

Breakfast in restaurant in Sao Paolo

Rest day in Sao,Paolo. Your guides will be available to arrange and accompany you on excursions or activities as required.

* Lunch & dinner * in Sao Paolo.
Church in Sao Paolo
Plaza Sao Paolo

Day 10 Return to Leticia

Breakfast at a restaurant in Sao Paolo

Transfer to the airport.
Flight to Tabatinga.

Transfer to Hotel in Leticia.
* Dinner * in Leticia.

Day 11 Tanimboca Dosel

Breakfast at the hotel
Short journey along the “Carretera” to the Dosel.

Ascend on a rope lift into the canopy at the Tanimboca Dosel, see the flora and fauna in the canopy up close and enjoy the views over the forest.

* Lunch * at ‘Arenosa’ a traditional Amazon barbecue.

Short transfer to KM8 to enjoy the weekend entertainment at the natural swimming pool with small bars, the most popular local weekend venue.

Group farewell * dinner* in LETICIA.
Entrance to the Dosel
Tanimboca Dosel

Day 12 Farewell Leticia

Breakfast at the hotel in Leticia.
Morning free for last minute shopping in Leticia.

Early * Lunch * in Leticia.
Transfer to the Airport.

Flight to Bogota
Connect to your international flight

Meals marked with * * are not included in the price.

Some other activities you might like to try during our Amazon rain forest tour.

  • Hire a motorbike for an hour or so. (Bring your driving licence)
  • Try your hand at Salsa, Vallenato, Merengue, Champeta at one of the numerous bars restaurants and clubs.
  • Serious angling for Arapaima up to 3 meters long, catfish or Pacu.
  • Visit a Shaman.
  • Visit a herbalist to see the vast array of medicinal forest products.
  • Visit the museum in Leticia.

Cost £1560* including Hotel board and breakfast.

*NB. Based on double occupancy.

Single supplement £25 per night.

If you would like to join us on one of our Amazon rain forest tours of the Solimoes River , Sao Paolo and Jantaituba call us on + 57 311 535 8508 or Email Us  for further information

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