KAYAKING EXPEDITION URUBU RIVER 2-6 DAYS
The Urubu River is a tributary of the great Amazon River, and is east of Manaus. It has nearly 500 km / 310 miles in length, and is the narrowest river we travel, has the ideal width to experience the real rainforest at your fingertips.
Few people live in this exciting river and you will enjoy peaceful days without seeing or hearing much of humanity. The predominantly soft power will help you on your journey downstream, although you can also get a chance to shoot some exciting but safe rapids. Kayaking is the perfect way to experience this beautiful Mystic River before mass tourism discover it.
AMT 02 - KAYAKING EXPEDITION URUBU RIVER 2D/1N
Day 1 - Drive to the Urubu River, Go Kayaking, Visit a Bat Cave, and Camp in the Rainforest
08:00 am We’ll meet you in the lobby of your hotel. You can enjoy the Amazonian scenery on the 2 hour drive to the shores of the Urubu, when you will get a feel for the native scenery and local infrastructure.
On arrival, your guide will give you a brief introduction to the kayaks - showing you how to safely enter and exit, how to paddle and steer, and how best to stow your gear. Then it will be into the water for a short swim to help you lose any fear of this beautiful, warm (24C/75F) black water.
11:00 am A little snack and it's time to go! We will kayak for around 2 hours through the luxuriant rainforest where blue and yellow macaws live. This will be your first taste of the true Amazon jungle, the river and its beautiful surroundings. On our first stop, you’ll be able to stretch your legs during our first hike through the rainforest to see an interesting bat cave often used in the breeding season.
Before leaving for another short stretch of kayaking, we’ll have a refreshing fruit snack - then we'll be on our way to our first campsite, where a nice hot meal will be waiting for us. This camp is located by the wall of a 25 meters (80 ft.) high cliff where tiny orchids cling tenaciously to the vertical surface. This is one of the options of camping it can change with the conditions of the river and season by the way another 2 others camp spots are possible like a dweller shelter or a beautiful beach to see all the stars in our close Line of Ecuador.
Camp will be set up by your guides while you relax and enjoy the famous Brazilian drink, caipirinha (sugar cane liquor with lime, sugar and ice). Your hammock will be covered with a mosquito net and a large tarpaulin on top in case of rain. Your guide will provide a demonstration of some techniques to help you get the best out of your hammock, and then it will be your turn. To minimize any risk of flipping over in your hammock, we suggest you learn these techniques before your third caipirinha A simple, hot and nutritious dinner will be served before we retire for the night.
Day 2 - Kayak and Hike to Two Waterfalls
Breakfast will be served, nice opportunity to new experiences of smells and tastes, while you listen all the birds of this amazing place. We’ll kayaking around 1hr where we going to do our second hiking and visit 2 waterfalls in the same day. This peaceful place is possible jump from the waterfalls in this little stream with the best temperature to refresh our humidity. This hiking in general is made in 2hrs where is possible to have some good knowledge about our plants and first aid in the rainforest. Back to the place where we start the hiking is time to relax and very soon the lunch will be served, Siesta time and time to come back. Our way back is made by boat against the river is good time to take pictures of the way you did. In this way we’ll spent 2:30h+/- to the same place where we started our Kayaking experience.
Time to say good bye our van will waiting for us to our back to Manaus. Our estimate is in general is 2h driving to your hotel and finish our trip around 16:00 to 18:00.
AMT 03 - KAYAKING EXPEDITION URUBU RIVER – 3D/2N
Day 1 – Same as 2 Days/1 Night
Day 2 – Kayak and Hike to Two Waterfalls
We’ll kayak around 1 hour to the place where we are going to do our second hiking and visit 2 waterfalls. In this peaceful place, it is possible to jump from the waterfalls in this little stream with the best temperature to refresh yourself.
This hiking, in general, takes 2 hours. You’ll learn about the plants and first aid in the rainforest. Back to the place where we started hiking, it is time to relax and lunch will be served. Then it will be time for a siesta. By the afternoon we will go kayaking again, this time with the possibility to have some whitewater rapids on the way. Arrive in the camp spot and have some time to relax and contemplate the sunset while waiting for our dinner.
Day 3 – Hike to a Waterfall and Return to Manaus
This will be divided into 3 different times. Morning hike for the most beautiful and biggest waterfall that we visit in our itinerary by Urubu river. Our way back will be by boat against the river current. It will take 3 to 4 hours to get to the same place where we started our kayaking experience. After, we will visit the City of Presidente Figueiredo and the waters of Urubui, a tributary of Urubu River, and then back to Manaus, arriving at about 18:00 pm.
AMT 04 - KAYAKING EXPEDITION URUBU RIVER – 4D/3N
Days 1-2 – Same as 3 Days/2 Nights
Day 3 – Hike to a Waterfall and Kayak to the Next Camping Spot
Breakfast, hiking by the morning and Kayaking along the river. About 1hr arrive in our next hiking point where we’ll have our lunch, siesta and then go hiking to visit one of the bigger waterfalls that we visit in our trip along Urubu river. After this great moment, we’ll kayak to stop in our next shelter.
Day 4 – Return to Manaus
Our way back will be made by boat against the river current. It will take about 3 to 4 hours. Then we will visit the City of Presidente Figueiredo and the waters of Urubui, a tributary of Urubu River, and then back to Manaus, arriving at about 18:00 pm.
AMT 05 - KAYAKING EXPEDITION URUBU RIVER – 5D/4N
Day 1 – Same as 3 Days/2 Nights
Days 2-4 – Enjoy Kayaking Down the Urubu River
Breakfast, kayaking, and some stops to refresh. We camping next to the rapids and have a good dinner. The options like fishing and nightspot are good for this day.
Day 5 – Kayak and Return to Manaus
Wake up early, have breakfast, and kayaking. Arrive at the Ramal do Procópio (asphalted) in the city of Rio Preto da Eva, we have lunch and drive along the road to Manaus. Finally, there will be an opportunity to stop for cold beers or soft drinks to celebrate the 170 km (106 miles) kayak journey before arriving in Manaus around 2 hours later.
AMT 06 - KAYAKING EXPEDITION URUBU RIVER – 6D/5N
Day 1 – Same as 3 Days/2 Nights
Day 2-5 – Kayak Down the Urubu River, See a Waterfall and Visit Local Families
Breakfast, Kayaking 38km and some stops to refresh. Onward as we descend the river, there are a number of activities and sights available to us. Lunch and siesta. We camp in a shelter close the river and have a good dinner. The options like fishing and nightspot are good for this day.
On Day 4, you will hike to the biggest waterfall along the Urubu River. We can also visit families along the river and, if we are lucky, participate in some of their activities.
Day 6 – Kayak and Return to Manaus
On the final day, wake up early have breakfast and kayaking. Arrive at the Ramal do banco in the city of Rio Preto da Eva, we have lunch and drive along the road to Manaus. Finally, there will be an opportunity to stop for cold beers or soft drinks to celebrate the 190 km (120 miles) kayak journey before arriving in Manaus around 2 hours later.
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