Would you love an Amazon Kayaking Tours? The Rio Urubu is a tributary of the great Amazon River, and lies east of Manaus. It is almost 500km long, and it is the narrowest river we travel to, it has the ideal length to experience the real rainforest.
Few people live on this exciting river and you will enjoy peaceful days without seeing or hearing much of civilization. The predominantly gentle current will help you on your journey downstream, though you might also get the chance to film some exciting but safe rapids.
Amazon Kayaking tours are the perfect way to experience this beautiful mystical river before mass tourism discovers it.
Day by Day
Day 1 - Welcome to Amazon Jungle, Kayaking, Lua Branca Waterfall and Camp in the Rainforest
We will meet you in your hotel and take a 2-hour drive to the Urubu river. Your guide will give you a brief introduction to the kayak, showing you how to safely paddle. After 3 hours of kayaking, we'll hike through the rainforest to see an exuberant waterfall “Lua Branca”. After lunch, we paddle for another 1.5 hours and arrive at our campsite, set up by your guides while you enjoy the famous Brazilian drink, caipirinha
Day 2 - Kayak and Hike to Iracema Waterfall and Fishing
After waking up from our first night in the jungle, we will paddle for about 6 hours to the next campsite, stopping on the way for a quick lunch, and hikin to the impressive Iracema waterfall. At night, we can go fishing.
Day 3 - Meet the Locals and Caiman Spotting
Paddle down the river for our next stop point. In this way certainly, the sense of isolation is complete, as well as the feeling of peace. On this day we will have an opportunity to visit the locals and learn a lot of traditional knowledge. At night, a good moment to go observe nocturnal animals, like caiman.
Day 4 – Paddle and Celebration Day
On the last day, we will paddle for around 8 hours (but there is the option of being towed by the support boat, in case it gets too tiring). We will arrive at the rescue point where a 4x4 car awaits us. Finally, there will be an opportunity to stop for cold beers or soft drinks to celebrate the 95km (59 miles) kayak journey before arriving in Manaus around an hour later.
What is included
- Pick up and drop off at the hotel
- English speaking guide
- Food and water
- ‘Caipirinha’ drink
- Canoeing and camping equipment
- Support boat
- Tourism insurance
What is not included
- First-day breakfast and last day dinner
- Personal hygiene products
- Airplane tickets
- Beverages or anything else sold during the activity
What to bring
- Long-sleeved shirts
- Mosquito repellent
- Small knife
- Thermos bottle
- Trekking shoes
- Camp with hammocks
- Level: Easy
- Guests ages 18 and up can attend