Itinerary: we will pick you up on Day 1 from your hotel in Manaus at 8 a.m. and drive you to the Port of Ceasa. From there, we will take a speedboat to cross the Rio Negro (Negro River). We stop at the meeting of the waters so you can see and feel this natural phenomenon and take some photos. You will enjoy seeing how the two rivers flow side-by-side without mixing for several kilometers, and then seeing the mixed waters from the other side. We will next take a small van at the main road to arrive at the lodge. This journey will take about 2 hours total. At 12:30 p.m., we will have a delicious lunch and some siesta time.
At 3:00 p.m. on Day 1, we will go out on our first bird-watching tour. Each of the following days we will leave the lodge in the morning to bird-watch as well. Viewing the wildlife in the Amazon Rainforest offers you an opportunity to experience firsthand one of the most biodiverse locations in the world! There are over a thousand bird species alone. Some of the highlights of this multi-day viewing include hoatzins, macaws, parrots, toucans, various hawks, antshrikes, flycatchers, horned screamers, sunbitterns, trogons, jacamars, herons, euphonias, egrets, limpkins, common potoos, and puffbirds. But, you will see much more as well. Please bring good binoculars, and we will provide excellent guides. This is a trip you will remember for a lifetime! birds with at least 1000 species already catalogued, the Amazon has to be, without a doubt, the richest area in bird life in the world. perhaps the reason for this weath is due to the inherent stability between the animals and the environment in a tropical forest, allawing them to caexist with a large number of species within the same area. Another important factor in the development of the bird life in the Amazon, undeniably has to do with the rainforest more than water. many bird families evolved when south America turned into an island, but of all of them, the only bird species whose evolution is associated with the Amazon floodedplains is the Hoatzin Opisthocomus hoatzin. it's my favorite bird.