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Amazon Ecopark Jungle

Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge is a tourist, scientific and educational complex.

Created in 1991, this privately owned property, opened its jungle lodge doors to guests in 1995.

A convenient location cose do Manaus (approximately 1 h) on Tarumã river, a tributary of the Negro river. The lodge operates its own transfer (shuttle van or bus to a river pier and regional boat to the lodge).

The lodge has 70 bungalows in 22 stand-alone structures (being rebuilt in brick), each with 3, 4 or 6 apartments. A striking feature of the Amazon Ecopark is the distribution of these structures under the rainforest tree canopy. Each apartment has its own entrance from outside, balcony, screened windows, bathroom with electric shower, air-conditioner and mini bar.

One of the brick structures has 4 apartments and the same features as the others. Two with wheelchair ramps for easy access and bathrooms with safety grab bars for physically challenged guests. The other 2 have two additional twin beds and are ideal for families.Another structure has 6 larger apartments.

All units are comfortable and decorated with Amazonian handicrafts.

Features of the lodge:
pier;
ample reception area surrounded by verandas
bar;
convenience and handcrafts store;
restaurant and kitchen (guests are welcome to visit);
for events: 1 function room with and another without air-conditioning;
table games corner at the lounge;
TV by the bar;
pavillion with hammocks and lounge chairs;
4 pools of natural water and private beach;

river beach – the Amazonian ecocsytem is linked to seasonal water levels. The beach may be covered with water on the months of May, June and July – the high waters. Then the low waters of September to beginning of December.

several fresh clear water streams, jungle trails with different types of vegetation, including virgin forest, savanna and flooded forest areas with giant treets, exotic orchids, medicinal plants and birds of different species.

GASTRONOMY

The cuisine of ECOPARK is an attraction apart:

Fruits of the season come in first starting with watermelon, papaya, banana, etc. Served at breakfast and during meals, are always welcome for its freshness and flavor. A fantastic experience is to discover the fresh fruit juices (taperebá, cupuaçu, açai, graviola, etc.) typical of the Amazon. Buffet breakfast displays breads and pastries, biscuits, white and yellow cheese, cakes, French toast, pancakes, jams, butter, coffee, milk, chocolate and a tea box. At a station a servant prepares eggs to your taste (scrambled, fried or omelet).

Lunch and dinner buffet is always a treat and includes a choice of beef, chicken and Amazonian fresh water fish (tambaqui, peacock bass, arapaima, pacu, etc.), hot dishes (white rice, baked and fried potatoes), vegetables, salads (lettuce, carrots, broccoli, tomatoes etc.). For dessert, fresh fruits of the season (papaya, pineapple, mango, watermelon etc.) and assorted sweets (cupuaçu pie with Brazil nuts; cream of soursop; passion fruit or cupuaçu pudding; banana meringue; chocolate cake; fruit jams; etc.

Note: if at a given date hotel occupancy is 30 guests or less, hotel meals will be served “à la carte”.

ACTIVITIES YOU WILL LOVE:

FISHING TOUR

A non-professional fishing activity. Depending on the season, you may catch the elusive piranha that nibbles your bait without a tug on the line or other species. The guide shows some of the tricks of the piranhas and how to catch them.

Duration: 40 minutes to 1 hour. Time is approximate.

Please note that this activity is non-professional fisher.

 

TOUR TO THE ” MEETING OF THE WATERS ”

Depart Ecopark at 8h30am on board of a regional double deck boat. The boat goes down the Negro River navigating along the shore of Manaus, allowing passengers to view the Amazonas Theatre, the port, Customs and interesting aspects of the local life – like the stilt houses. Arrival at The Meeting of the Waters by 11h30 am.

The Meeting of the Waters is the spectacle formed by the merging waters of Negro and Solimões Rivers. From this point on it becomes the famous Amazon running all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. The waters of the two rivers run alongside, not mixing, for about 12 km. The phenomenon happens due to differences in temperature, density and speed of the waters of each river

VISIT TO A CABOCLO HOUSE

Depart the lodge on boat or motor canoe, to visit a local family – called the “caboclos”, learn about their traditions and customs and the rich history of the Amazon, the rubber cycle, and much more.

During the visit you will see how the cassava meal is prepared and how they smoke the extracted rubber sap

Duration: 1 hour. Time is approximate.

NATURE HIKE

Biodiversity is the main characteristic of ECOPARK. It includes uncatalogued species in virgin rainforest, natural savannahs and creeks.

Several streams of crystal clear warm water also run through the land.

During 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 physical fitness of tour members). Time is approximate.

CANOE TOUR AT NIGHT

Depart the lodge on paddle or motor canoes, to listen to the sounds of the jungle at night, with the possibility to spot alligators (or other creatures). Carrying a flashlight, alligators are easily spotted – two shining red lights among the foliage. Once the guide spots an alligator he will try to catch a small one with his bare hands bringing the animal on board for a brief explanation of the habitat of this primeval animal, hunting methods and the animal itself. After a brief stay on board and many photos, the alligator is safely released to its habitat. (Animals are handled with care – and guides cause no harm to the animals).

Duration: 1 hour. Time is approximate.

Important Note: From April to August, when the water is high it is difficult to spot alligators. Same occurs on nights of a full moon any time of the year.

MONKEY FOREST

The Monkey Forest is a restricted area where wild animals come and go as seasons pass by. There is always a feeding time schedule, under the supervision of the biologist and/or personnel with credentials to do so. Guests are welcome to visit, film and photograph the animals that may be on site, in a natural and safe environment.

The Monkey Forest is open to guests visits, always in the company of a facility professional. Guests are welcome to film and take as many photos as they wish in this natural and safe environment.

Duration: 40 minutes to 1 hour. Time is approximate.

TOUR OF “INDIGENOUS RITUAL”

* This is an optional tour and it is not included in any of our packages. Please book this tour at the Tour Desk of the Lodge. Departure on motor canoe or regional boat going upriver Tarumã. Watch a native dance ritual while visiting one of the communities that live in the Tarumã river area. A community is formed for a number of members belonging to several native tribes. These communities however maintain the tradition of their original tribes.

Duration: 3 hours (1 hour of navigation each way and 1 hour with the natives). Time is approximate.

TOUR TO INTERACT WITH THE DOLPHINS

* This is an optional tour and it is not included in any of our packages. Please book this tour at the Tour Desk of the Lodge.

Departure from ECOPARK on a “voadeira” (an aluminum speedboat with outboard motor) up Negro river. A ride of approximately 1h30 passing in front of Manaus’ waterfront and speeding along the fantastic Amazon vegetation surrounding you. Reaching the floating platforms, an experienced native will tell you how to enjoy these friendly animals.

Duration: 3:30 to 4 hr. (1:30 hr riding upriver and 1 hr downriver and 1 hr with the dolphins. Time is approximate.

SUNRISE TOUR

* This is an optional tour and it is not included in any of our packages. Please book this tour at the Tour Desk of the Lodge.

Very early departure to see the rainforest coming alive for the day. The birds leaving the nesting grounds in search of food for the young, all sorts of animal calls and an unforgettable Amazonian sunrise.

Duration: about 1 hour. Time is approximate.

3 Night Package including the “Meeting of the Waters”

(a full day tour to the “Meeting of the Waters” phenomenon)

INCLUDED:

* Transfer IN (vehicle and regional boat) and Transfer OUT (regional boat and vehicle).

* For transfers, please check VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION for details.

* Meals: lunch (2), dinner (3) and breakfast (3).

* Lunch during the Meeting of the Waters tour is not included in package cost.

* Tours: Nature Hike; Monkey Forest; Visit to a “Caboclo” House; Fishing; Canoe Evening Tour to enjoy the sounds of the forest and Full Day Tour to the “Meeting of the Waters” phenomenon.

NOTE: the Operation Department of the Lodge is responsible for the coordination of tours and activities.

* Check-out time: 10:30 (am)

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