Venture into Brazil’s Amazon region to swim with pink dolphins, go boating and fishing, tour the capital of Manaus and much more.
About Your Trip
Experience Brazilian city and jungle life on this DreamTrip deep into the Amazon region — a journey that’ll delight with both cultural and natural wonders. Stay at an eco-resort in Manaus, the capital of Amazonas, and a riverside lodge tucked under jungle tree canopy. At Juma Amazon Lodge, go canoeing, look for caiman (reptiles similar to alligators), take jungle hikes, go piranha fishing and climb trees. In Manaus, where you’ll begin and end your journey, take a city tour and at nearby Lake Acajatuba, swim with rare freshwater pink dolphins and visit an indigenous tribe.
What we love: • Late 19th- and early 20th-century rubber tycoons dreamed of transforming Manaus into a European-style city, dubbing it the “Paris of the Tropics.” • En route to the Juma Amazon Lodge, see the Meeting of the Waters, where the Solimões River’s sandy-colored waters and the Negro River’s nearly black waters converge, then run side by side without mixing for several miles. • The Juma Amazon Lodge has no Wi-Fi and no in-room telephones or televisions, providing a truly relaxing, “away from it all” holiday.
• 8 days and 7 nights in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner. • Airport transfers. • Transportation for all group activities and meals. • Round-trip boat ride to Juma Amazon Lodge with stop at the Meeting of the Waters. • Canoeing excursion. • Caiman-spotting excursion. • Sunrise excursion. • Jungle hike excursion. • Piranha fishing excursion; gear included. • Informal lecture on everyday life in the Amazon and culture of the region. • Hiking and picnic lunch excursion in the jungle with regional cuisine cooked over a fire. • River tour by boat and visit to a giant Sumaúma tree. • Tree climbing excursion; gear and professional included. • Swim with pink dolphins at Acajatuba Lake excursion. • Visit with an indigenous tribe excursion. • Manaus full-day city tour. • Local taxes and hotel resort fees. • Housekeeping and porterage gratuities. • An In-destination Support team member will be provided on this trip. Their goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips™ experience from landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.
Manaus sits on the banks of the Rio Negro in northern Brazil. It’s an incongruous, bustling city of some 2 million people jutting out of the Amazon rain forest. The city was founded in 1693 as a fort, and became a town in 1832 with its current name — an alternate spelling of Manaós, the indigenous local tribe. Manaus’ geographic isolation makes it difficult to access except via boat or airplane. It boasts a cathedral, opera house, zoological and botanical gardens, an eco-park and several museums. The city’s vibrant cultural life fuels numerous festivals (jazz, opera, folklore, film and more) throughout the year. Manaus and the area to its north are home to the pied tamarin, a monkey that is one of the most endangered primates in Brazil.
As a Platinum Member, you’ll receive a bottle of sparkling wine and a basket of fresh local tropical fruits (per room) at the Tropical Manaus Ecoresort.
This DreamTrip to the Amazon region features a Platinum perk of 100 Brazilian real in hotel credit* per room at the Tropical Manaus Ecoresort, to be used toward room services. Life is good when you’re a Platinum Member.
*You get one (1) 100 Brazilian real credit per Platinum Member room at the Tropical Manaus Ecoresort, and the credit is available for use on this DreamTrip only. Credit is not transferable, has no commercial value, is not subject to refund or credit after the stay and cannot be redeemed for cash.
Arrive at the airport, transfer and check into the Tropical Manaus Ecoresort any time after 2 p.m. Welcome table in hotel lobby from 8 am - 10 pm Enjoy free time until diner time. 8 p.m.: Welcome dinner at the hotel. Meet and greet fellow DreamTrippers and learn about the highlights of your DreamTrip. The rest of the evening at your leisure. Overnight at the Tropical Manaus Ecoresort.
6-6:45 a.m.: Breakfast at the hotel. 7 a.m.: Check out from hotel. Travel to Juma Amazon Lodge by boat. • Meet guide at the lobby of the hotel and transfer to the pier at the Amazonas River and board the boat. Trip length: approximately 3 hours (170 kilometers or 80 miles). • Along the way, stop at the Meeting of the Waters, where the muddy waters of the Rio Solimões and the extremely dark waters of the Rio Negro join. The different colors run together without mixing for several miles down their path. Check in at the Juma Amazon Lodge around noon and enjoy lunch. Afternoon: Canoeing excursion. Duration about 2 hours. Dinner at Juma Lodge’s restaurant. Evening: Cayman-spotting excursion, including an exploration of the banks of the river by boat. Duration about 1.5 hours. Overnight at Juma Amazon Lodge.
Sunrise excursion. See the spectacular sunrise by boat on the river. 7-8 a.m.: Breakfast at the hotel. Morning: Jungle hike excursion. Experience the beauty of the local flora and small animals with this 2-hour walk in the forest. Lunch at Juma Lodge’s restaurant. Afternoon: Piranha fishing excursion; includes provided gear. Duration about 2 hours. Dinner served at Juma Lodge’s restaurant. Evening: Informal lecture on everyday life in the region’s Amazonian culture. Overnight at Juma Amazon Lodge.
7-8 a.m.: Breakfast at the hotel. Hiking and picnic lunch excursion in the jungle with regional cuisine cooked over a fire. Duration about 2 hours. Afternoon: Visit local community residents. Duration about 2.5 hours. Dinner at Juma Lodge’s restaurant. Overnight at Juma Amazon Lodge.
7-8 a.m.: Breakfast at the hotel. River tour by boat. Duration about 2-3 hours. • Visit a Sumaúma tree, a giant Amazon tree. Lunch at Juma Lodge’s restaurant. Afternoon: Tree climbing excursion. You will have an amazing view from the top of the forest. All gear and professional help available for a safe and fun climb. Duration about 2 hours. Dinner at Juma Lodge’s restaurant. Evening: Jungle hike. Duration about 1.5 hours. Overnight at Juma Amazon Lodge.
7-8 a.m.: Breakfast at the hotel. Return by boat to Tropical Manaus Ecoresort and check in any time after 2 p.m. 11:30 a.m.: Meet a tour guide at the hotel lobby and transfer for lunch to the local restaurant, Rainha da Selva (drinks not included). Afternoon: Swim with pink dolphins at Acajatuba Lake and also visit with an indigenous tribe. The evening at your leisure. Dinner at your own expense. Overnight at the Tropical Manaus Ecoresort.
7-8 a.m.: Breakfast at the hotel. Manaus full-day city tour, includes lunch at Búffalo, a local restaurant (drinks not included). • 9 a.m.: Depart from the hotel by air-conditioned van. • Stops include: Amazonas Opera House, Local Market, Rio Negro Palace, City Palace, Bosque da Ciência and Cigs Zoo. Duration about 3 hours. • Afternoon: Continue city tour. Duration about 3 hours. 7 p.m.: Farewell dinner at Banzeiro restaurant (drinks not included). Overnight at the Tropical Manaus Ecoresort. Day 8
7-8 a.m.: Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel by noon and transfer to the airport. Itinerary subject to change.
The Tropical Manaus Ecoresort sits at the gateway to the Amazon rain forest, where state-of-the-art technology and luxury accommodations mingle with the exoticism of the jungle. Amenities range from archery lessons to an on-site zoo to pool and beach sports.
Featured hotel amenities: • Large pool complex; the main pool has an aquatic bar with drinks and snacks. • Shopping mall, jewelry shop and orchidarium. • 2 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges. • Self-parking.
Superior room accommodations with 1 queen, double-double or 2 twin beds. • Maximum occupancy 2 adults. • Garden or wave swimming pool view. • Cable TV, in-room safe, electronic lockers, air conditioning, alarm clock radio, telephone, local and long distance calls, voice mail, working desk and 24-hour room service. • Bathroom with bathtub, hairdryer and make-up/shaving mirror. • Refrigerator available upon request (items within at your own expense). • Complimentary Wi-Fi and plug-in Internet connection in-room and throughout the hotel.
Check-in: 2 p.m. Check-out: Noon.
Tropical Manaus Ecoresort Hotel Address: Av. Coronel Teixeira, 1320 – Ponta Negra 69037-000 Manaus, Amazonas - Brasil
Juma Amazon Lodge is comprised of 20 intimate, stilted bungalows that rest at treetop level, nestled into lush rainforest surroundings. Each bungalow comes equipped with a private bathroom and a porch with a hammock and ceiling fan.
Featured hotel amenities: • Lobby bar with board and table games, books about the Amazon, painting materials and a professional-grade telescope for moon and star observation. • River-view restaurant specializing in local and international cuisine. • Floating deck for swimming in the river and sunbathing, and stationary stilt deck for spectacular river views.
River View Bungalow accommodations with 1 queen, double-double or 2 twin beds. • Maximum occupancy 2 adults. • Solar heating allows for hot water showers in the cabins. • Alarm clock radio, local and long distance calls, voice mail, working desk. Cellphone service unavailable. • 24-hour room service.
Check-in: 2 p.m. Check-out: Noon.
Juma Amazon Lodge Margem Esquerda Do Rio Juma Careiro – AM, 69010-000, Brazil
Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes–Manaus International Airport (MAO). We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.
We’ve got you covered when it comes to transfers between the airport and your hotel.
Your trip includes 2 private airport transfers:* Timing based on arrival: From Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes–Manaus International Airport (MAO) to the hotel. Timing based on departure: From the hotel to Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes–Manaus International Airport (MAO).
To get free access to airport transfers, you must submit your flight information here by November 17. Helpful reminder: Flights are not included in the price.
The distance from the airport to the Tropical Manaus Ecoresort is approximately 15 kilometers (8 miles), approximately 25 minutes by private car.
*These transfers are available only for the airport(s) and dates listed above.
Cancellation Policy: Once booked, this trip is non-refundable, non-exchangeable and non-transferable. No cancellation or amendment is allowed. Name changes are not allowed on this trip.
Members can’t combine DreamTrips™ Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.
Contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.
At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.
Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure.
In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.
As always, make sure that your passport/visa is up-to-date before you leave! It’s very important to double check that you have all the necessary identification required for the specific country you’re traveling to. Keep in mind that many countries require passports and/or visas to be valid for a minimum of six months after the end date of the trip.
Please note: Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.
Members with additional people in room, not booked prior to travel, will be charged the hotel’s prevailing rate, not the trip price.
Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on two adults per room.
Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.