VisitAmazonia offers a wide range of excursions from 2 days to 2 weeks to enable people to get to know the Amazon.
- MANAUS NOVO AYRAO AND ANAVILHANAS ISLANDS -
3 DAYS ›› Friday, Saturday e Sunday
1st day- Departure from Manaus to Novo Airao.
Lunch and an afternoon visit to the Anavilhana Islands;
Dinner and overnight in a river front bungalow;
2nd day - Tour on the Rio Negro and the Anavilhana Islands for the full day;
3rd day- Morning tour of Novo Airao, lunch and departure for Manaus.
- MANAUS - NOVO AYRAO - ANAVILHANAS ISLANDS AND FOREST -
5 DAYS | ITINERARY ››
1st day- Departure from Manaus for Novo Airao, tour of the city, dinner and overnight in Riverside bungalow;
2nd day- Tour on the Rio Negro and the Anavilhana Islands, overnight on boat;
3rd day- Enter into one of the tributaries of the Rio Negro, overnight camping in the forest;
4th day- Trek in the forest, lunch on board and return to Novo Airao;
5th day- Visit to a fish farm, swimming in the river, lunch and departure for Manaus.
- MANAUS - NOVO AYRAO - XIXUAU -
1st day - Departure from Manaus for Novo Airao, lunch, tour of the city and overnight in riverside bungalow;
2nd day - Breakfast and departure for Xixuau up the Rio Negro and Jauaperi. Overnight on board;
3rd day - Arrival at Xixuau and canoe outing and or fishing trip;
4th day - Trekking in the forest and night outing to see wildlife and caymen;
5th day - Outings by canoe and into the forest;
6th day - Presentation of projects and local craftworks, departure for Novo Airao;
7th day - Return to Manaus.
Details about our Trips
We offer a wide range of excursions from 2 days to 2 weeks starting from our base in the town of Novo Airao on the banks of the Rio Negro, in the heart of the Analvilhanas Islands which form the largest fresh water archipelagos in the world.
Novo Airao can be reached in two and a half hours by road from Manaus crossing the beautiful and newly inaugurated bridge over the Rio Negro.
The town is small, peaceful and shady from the many species of forest trees that grow along the streets and in all the gardens. It has a beautiful water front with sandy beaches and we have one of the best, privately owned and close to which are our two chalets. Together with other separate accommodation this allows us to receive up to 8 visitors at a time.
Novo Airao itself is well worth a visit. The main boat building centre in the Amazon where you will be able to see how traditional Amazon river boats are made, as well as furniture and other wooden objects in our carpentry workshop. Tame pink dolphins swim in the river and a local woman allows you to give them fish within timetable.
Trips are made in motorized canoes to the beautiful Anavilhana islands where it is possible to see many species of birds and visit beautiful sandy beaches for swimming in the Rio Negro.
For those who have from 3-5 days available we offer trips in our 13.5 metre riverboat with kitchen, bathroom, 4 bunk beds and space for up to 6 hammocks. In it we can go deeper into the Anavilhana Islands and enter some of the tributaries of the Rio Negro to explore the mainland forest and trek into it. As well as fishing in the rivers.
For those with 5 days to a week we have both our boat and an 180 horsepower outboard that can take up to 12 people and make the 350 km trip to Xixuau in 8 hours. This means that only one full day is pent on getting there and back and gives 4 full days in the reserve for those who have 5 days and 6 full days for those who have a week.
For those who have more than a week we advise using our river boat to make the 24 hour trip to Xixuau and participate in our program of activities in the reserve.