Native House of Nazaré (New Tour) - 6 days / 5 nights
6 days and 5 nights
From 2400 BRL (598USD/511EUR) per person
8 per tour (contact for bigger groups)
About the tour
This is a special program going to the native house of Nazaré. The program is for people who want to experience the true Amazon way of life. There are no luxury lodges on this tour. It is a simple tour with overnight jungle camps and primitive lifestyle. A true back to nature program. The native house of Nazaré is located 95 kilometers from Manaus in the middle of the big Lake Juma. Nazaré is the “Dona de Casa” and she has 9 children together with her husband. You will get to experience how she and her family lives in harmony with the Amazon river and rainforest.
The adventure is similar to the indigenous community adventure in Maraã. It is a program for people who like to canoe, make their own camp, and fish and hunt for their own food. Nazaré and her family will get support for every tour that visits her house. This is very important to us. We are not like other big agencies in Manaus. We will help and give back to the families and communities we cooperate with. As such the adventure to the native house of Nazaré is a tour about learning and experiencing the Amazon jungle, but more importantly it is a tour about sharing and caring. We hope to see you on the tour.
At 8 o’clock in the morning, we will leave from the centre of Manaus towards the harbor of Ceasa. At the harbor we will explain about the Rio Negro and the Rio Solimoes (‘the meeting of the two waters’). We will cross the Rio Solimoes (also known as the Amazon river) before being dropped off at a village called Careire da Vazia. Here we have a meeting point at the BR319 Amazon Highway with local travelers.
We will drive for about one hour on the highway and go through the jungle to arrive at our final stop by car: Chapeu de Palha (maçarico area, or river of the Mamori). From there we will go by canoe to the native house. It takes approximately one hour to canoe the rivers of Lake Juma and arrive at the native house.
The native house is home to the family of Nazaré. The family consist of Nazaré who is the “dona de casa”, her husband and their 9 children. After arriving at the native house we will have lunch together with the family. After lunch you can have a swim in the river and look around the house and the surrounding jungle.
In the afternoon we will go canoeing the nearby rivers looking for animals, birds, dolphins and explore what the nature can offer us. After sunset we will go out night spearfishing to catch food which we can eat the next day together with the family. We will sleep at the native house tonight.
We will get up at 5:30 to see the sunrise and after seeing the sunrise we will go back to the native house to have breakfast. Today you will have some more time to look around the area of the native family. You can learn about their culture and their way of living in the jungle, which is without energy and luxury. By doing so, you will hopefully get the feeling of how it could be to really live in the jungle of the Amazon. You will learn about the manioc root that they use to produce flour, and also about the different types of local fruits and vegetables that they consume from the jungle.
Lunch will be served at 12 and after lunch will paddle the canoe to where we will create our overnight jungle camp for the next days. We will not go by motorboat on this tour. Canoeing is the real transport of the Amazon. We are going to make a camp from palm trees and palm leaves. When we have set up the camp we will put up our hammocks and mosquito nets, so were are ready for the night. Upon nightfall we will head out into the Amazon river to go spearfishing. We will catch our food for the next day. Returning to the campsite, we will have a late dinner over open fire and relax before going to sleep. Tonight you will sleep your first night outside in the Amazon jungle.
We will be a bit flexible with the time this morning. We can sleep in a bit (but not later than 8.30) because there is a good chance we will have a long night ahead of us tonight. When everybody is up we will have breakfast and then we will sail out in the Amazon river again to find a good spot to set up some fishing net. Hopefully these nets will provide us some nice and tasty fish for the next days.
After setting up the fishnet there is time to canoe around the campsite and see if we can spot some cool animals. We will return back to the campsite to make lunch. After lunch there is some time to relax before we will go Piranha fishing in the afternoon. We will return back to the campsite to make dinner over the open fire. At night time we will go spearfishing to catch some fish we can take with us for a different campsite the next day. We will return back our original camp that night where we will sleep.
We will get up around 8 o’clock and have breakfast. After breakfast we’re gonna clean the campsite, pack our gear in the canoe and paddle deeper into the Amazon rainforest. We will have a 3 hour canoe ride ahead of us today. On our way to the new campsite we will stop at the riverside and make our lunch.
The new campsite will be made by ourselves high up in the trees. We will sleep here for the next two days and setting up the camp will take most of this day. In the meantime that we are building our camp you will also learn some survival tricks of the Amazon rainforest. For example how to set up hunting traps in the rainforest.
At night time after dinner we will sail out to see the stars from the river and have a nocturnal excursion. Tonight we will see if we can catch a wild caiman. You will learn some interesting information about these prehistoric animals. We will return to our newly made camp to relax after our excursion and have a good night’s sleep
We will wake up at 8 o’clock this morning to have breakfast. After breakfast we will go jungle trekking in the rainforest. We will have a 3-4 hour trek, during which you will receive many explanations about the animals and plants of the jungle. You will get insight into medical plants, and we have a chance to see spiders, apes, and multiple other animals in the big trees.
After trekking we will return back to the campsite and make our lunch. After lunch we will have time to relax and go swimming in the Amazon river. The afternoon and night time is free time tonight. Your guide will give you some options of activities which you can to choose from. You decide what you want to experience. After this we will relax by the camp before settling in for the night in our hammocks.
Breakfast will be served around 8 o’clock again today and after breakfast we will begin packing our stuff in the canoe. We will paddle back to the native house where we will have lunch with the Nazaré family. You will have a last chance to talk to the family and say goodbye to them before we will be heading back to Manaus.
We leave for Manaus around 1.30 p.m. and will be arriving back in the city at approximately 4.30 p.m. This marks the end of our journey this time. We hope to see you again.
What do you need to bring?
Map of the area
Photos from the tour
Videos from the tour
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