Upper Amazon at Manaus, Brazil
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April 30, 2015

  • Leave for Manaus, Brazil; Meet early morning at Louisville International Airport, arrive Manaus late evening, go directly to riverboat holds 18 passengers and runs with 4 crew members. Has 7 air-conditioned cabins with beds, 4 are suites (with their own toilet and shower), the other 3 use a shower room and bathroom in the corridor.

May 1, 2015

  • Breakfast 7 AM – AM Bosque da Ciencia – PM Jardim Botanico Adolpho

May 2, 2015

  • Breakfast 7 AM, Head up Rio Negro to Santa Isabel de Rio Negro; Land exploration of flora and fauna

May 3, 2015

  • Breakfast 7 AM, See manatees, Aid in research to capture turtles with trammel nets

May 4, 2015

  • Breakfast 7 AM, Snorkel in a crystal clear back water lake full of matamatas, plus Peltocephalus and Podocnemis erythrocephala

May 5, 2015

  • Breakfast 7 AM, Aid in research to capture turtles with trammel nets, night exploration of jungle via small boat

May 6, 2015

  • Breakfast 7 AM, Visit native people village; Swim with pink Dolphins

May 7, 2015

  • Breakfast 7 AM, Meeting of the waters of Rio Negro and Rio Solimoes head waters of the Amazon

May 8, 2015

  • Breakfast 7 AM, Travel up lower reaches of the Rio Branco for a day to see the contrast in habitat and the fauna

May 9, 2015

  • Manaus – Breakfast 7 AM and store luggage – AM City Tour – PM visit Mercado Adolpho Lisboa; after dinner leave for airport from boat

May 10, 2015

  • Manaus – Flight leaves just after midnight for SDF arrive mid-afternoon