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5 Day Urubu River Kayaking Trip and Jungle Exploration in Brazilian Amazonas

Amazonas, North Region, Brazil

Fascinating Exploration in Brazil

Are you into sports like canoeing and want to enjoy the nature of the Amazon? Then this Urubu kayaking trip is definitely for you! You will be gliding through the river with kayak and during the trip, there will be an opportunity to do small hiking in the jungle and visit some waterfalls. Furthermore, there are chances of you to see various wild birds and some monkeys living in the jungle of Amazon too! Join Joshua's Amazon Expeditions and experience the best way to explore the Amazon Jungle!

Overview

  • Minimum group size: 2 persons
  • Starting point and ending point: Manaus
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: Kingfisher, tucan, macaw, a variety of flycatcher, egrets, and some monkeys
  • Vaccines needed: Yes
  • Languages: Spanish

Highlights

  • 1 interesting wildlife spotting activity
  • 5 days of kayak trip along the Urubu River
  • 3 hiking sessions to see waterfalls and explore the Amazon Jungle
  • A chance to see birds like kingfisher, tucan, macaw, etc.
  • Fascinating journey throughout the Urubu River
  • Complimentary use of the kayaks in the trip
  • Breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and water
  • 4 nights of accommodation

Styles


4 activity days in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 6 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
07:00
Check-out Time:
17:00

During this trip, you will be sleeping in hammocks in the jungle or in some local family house, since every night you will be in a different place. Therefore, please note that the maximum luggage weight is 25 pounds or around 11 kilograms per person. You must arrange to have any excess luggage remain in Joshua's Amazon Expeditions' office or at your hotel in Manaus.

Program

The kayaking trip can be a challenge when you pass by some rapids during the paddling, and depending on the season, you might have to get off from the kayak and drag them over the rapids and continue paddling. During all the trips, there will be chances of spotting some birds like kingfisher, tucan, macaw, a variety of flycatcher, and egrets. There might be chances of spotting some different species of monkeys as well.

The guides

Joshua's Amazon Expeditions' tour guides are bilingual, and the native guide was born and rise in the small village on the region of the Urubu River. The guides are trained for the kayaking trip and also trekking in the jungle in different parts of the Amazon region. Your guides will be speaking English and Spanish. If you need a guide who speaks other languages, there will be an extra cost of 80 USD per day. You may send Joshua's Amazon Expeditions an inquiry for more information.

Itinerary

Day 1: Manaus to President Figueiredo (Urubu River)

You will be picked up at your hotel and then it will be time to travel by car at about 01:30 to the town of President Figueiredo until you get to the Urubu River. From there, you will get on the kayaks and you will begin to be paddling down the river until you get to a local house for lunch. In the afternoon, you will have a small hike in the jungle to visit waterfalls and some caves and back for an overnight on a local riverside camp in the jungle.

Day 2: Urubu River

After breakfast, it will be time to continue on the kayak, passing through some rapids until you get to a point to stop for lunch. In the afternoon, the adventure will continue until you get to a spot where you will get off on land for a short hike to see other waterfalls in the jungle, where you will have the chance to get in the water and enjoy the waterfalls by swimming in the pool. By the waterfalls, you will go back to the kayak, paddling until you get to a spot to set camp and overnight.

Day 3: Urubu River

The trip will continue after breakfast where you will be paddling all day with one stop for a short lunch. You will then continue paddling down the river. It will be a good time to spot some wildlife with the chance of challenging some rapids along the way, and also, to look for a place to overnight.

Day 4: Urubu River

As the adventure continues, you will get on a short hike in the jungle and explore a bit of the Amazon Jungle. You will go back for lunch, then it will be time to start paddling until you get to a place where you can stay overnight.

Day 5: Urubu River - Lindoia - Manaus

Today will be your last day, so you will be paddling in time to get out to the destinations where you will have a stop for lunch on the way and continue paddling to finally end the trip. You will get on to the car and head back to Manaus, arriving at around 18:00.

Note: Itinerary specifics are subject to change.

Included excursions

You will enjoy three hiking sessions to see waterfalls where you can go swimming, or explore the Amazon Jungle.

Location

This tour will take place in the Amazon, Brazil. The kayak trip will start from Presidente Figueiredo, a small town 180 kilometers north of Manaus. It is a good starting point for trips into the jungle and is famous for its waterfalls.

Your destination will be close to a small village called Lindoia at the Ramal do Banco which lies five days away paddling downstream. The Urubu River is located in the north of Manaus, on the region of Presidente Figueiredo, the land of many waterfalls that flow down to the Amazon River. There are a couple of waterfalls and around 20 rapids that you will pass through during this kayak trip.

Food

You will be served breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and mineral water. All meals are taken in Joshua's Amazon Expeditions' boat with all the equipment. The meals are based on meat, fish, chicken, rice, farinha (manioc flour), local fruits, and vegetables. In case you are a vegetarian, allergic to any kind of food, or any other thing please inform Joshua's Amazon Expeditions before getting on the tour.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

During this trip, you can visit the local people living along Urubu River.

What's included

  • 1 wildlife spotting activity (various birds and some monkeys)
  • 5 days' kayak trip along the Urubu River
  • 3 hiking sessions to see waterfalls and explore the Amazon Jungle
  • Kayaks
  • Bilingual guides
  • Transportation from your hotel in Manaus to Presidente Figueredo and back
  • Mineral water
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • 4 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Hotel in town
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Extra transportation
  • Extra kayak
  • Soft drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Eduardo Gomes International Airport (MAO).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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