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• Uakari Lodge - 4NGT Mon/Fri Package


Pick-up at 06h50AM at airport / Drop-off at 16h30
Day 1 -Thursday
Pick up at Tefé Airport and transfer by car to the Areia Branca Pier , departure to Uakari Lodge by boat. During the transfer you might even be able to spot wildlife, such as pink dolphins at Tefé Lake and tucuxis in the Amazonas River
Arrival around 14:00 at the Lodge. Our staff will give you some recommendations and explanations about the lodge
At 15:30 the local guide will accompany you in a trail (dry season) or in a traditional canoe (flood season), in the heart of the forest, where you will have the opportunity to view various species of animals.
Dinner around 18:30. After dinner you will have the opportunity to hear a talk about the ecosystem and about the Mamirauá Sustainable Development Institute - its work, its research. The naturalist guide will do the presentation at 19:30. After the presentation you can watch a movie or go to sleep hearing the sounds of the forest.

Day 2 - Friday
If you choose to visit a local village, the morning is the time to do it. The Ecotourism program has had plenty of discussion with the local communities about those visits and agreed an informal itinerary with a series of attractions they would like to show and talk about. A person from the community will meet your group and show you around. Depending on the village, you might have the opportunity to buy locally produced handicrafts. If you choose not to visit a village you can go for another tour with your local guide.
Lunch at 12:30. After lunch, you can rest in a hammock, watch a video-documentary, read a book, or just chat - tours will only be carried out when the sun goes down a little. In the afternoon you will go to another hiking or canoe tour, always exploring a different region of the reserve. This night, we invite researchers that are working in the ecotourism area for dinner, after the dinner they give a presentation about their works.

Day 3 - Saturday
Animals in the forest wake up at sunrise, so if you are interested in sighting as much wildlife as possible, you have to wake up early. The breakfast is served at 06:30, at 7:00 the activities begin; you will be ready to go on a walk in one of the trails. You will be taken to do an Interpretative Trail. The naturalist and the local guide, joining scientific and traditional knowledge will help you to understand the varzea's environment (flooded forest). Lunch.
In the afternoon you have a choice to accompany a researchers team and participate of their field works and supplementing the technical information given last night. Or if you prefer, you can go to another wildlife viewing tour, traveling around the landscapes, channels and lakes system that compose part of the varzea's ecosystem. After dinner, be ready to do a night tour with high chances to see the nocturnal fauna.

Day 4 – Sunday
In your last day in the Reserve, you are more used to the forest, if you are really quiet and set out early enough, you might see even more wildlife like capuchin monkeys, howlers, uakaris and squirrel monkeys, three toed sloth, hoatzins, etc. If you prefer you can practice a traditional fish or piranha fishing. Lunch.
In this afternoon you will be taken on a motorized canoe to lake Mamirauá, a beautiful lake inside the preservation area of the Reserve. At the lake you will probably have memorable encounters with pink river dolphins, hoatzins and perhaps the pirarucu fish. You will stay there until the sunset and on your way back you will spot caimans, night animals. Dinner is at 20:00. You can enjoy your last night to talk to the staff, to see another kind of documentary or just pack for the next morning. Your departure will be early, during the beautiful Amazonian sunrise.

Day 5 - Monday
Now, you are more used to the forest, you might see even more wildlife like capuchin monkeys (Cebus paella), howlers (Alouatta seniculus), uakaris (Cacajao calvus calvus) and squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus and Saimiri vanzolinii), three toed sloths (Bradypus variegates), hoatzins (Opistochomus hoazin), etc. Another trail will be made in this last morning.
The departure of Lodge will be after the breakfast around 09:30 on Friday. The flight from Tefé to Manaus leaves at 18:00am, so when you come back to Tefé, our staff will arrange the transport to take your baggage to a Hotel. Free time to walk around Tefe. Around 14:30 the transport you will pick you up to take you to Tefé's airport.

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