Our goal in our 9-Day Amazon Canopy Adventure is to place nature lovers, photographers and experienced climbers in an enriching climb situation where the ‘classroom’ is the location.
The challenges of our Amazon Canopy Adventure include knowing the right skill to be in tropical conditions offering the best experience and achieving the highest quality climbs in one of the world’s most dramatic landscapes.
In the Amazon Canopy Adventure you will also learn to discern what’s critical and, as importantly, what’s not, to achieve the successful climbing results you want in tropical forests. We keep our itinerary flexible as there is no telling what or when a new opportunity for adventure will present itself, we will be exploring in its truest sense!
Dates, Prices & Info
9-Day Amazon Canopy Adventure
> Weʼll be hiking deep into the wilderness
> Explore and climb trees that we encounter along the way
> Every day we will have the possibility of a tree climb
> Venture into the rain forest on narrow tributaries
> Enjoy beautiful and relaxing views
Starting / Finishing Point
The Amazon Canopy Adventure starts with pick-ups and ends with drop-offs in the city of Manaus, capital of the State of Amazonas, Brazil. The regular pick-up (hotel) for this journey is at the latest 9:00 am and the drop-off in the afternoon is 16:00 pm at the earliest.
Make It Your Adventure
Personalize your Amazon Canopy Adventure to meet your individual needs, from preferred subjects and desires.
Tree Climbing Knowledge and Group Training
No prior climbing experience is necessary for the Amazon Canopy Adventure journey. Ascending the tree is comparable to hiking a steep trail with a day pack. Our expert guides outfit you in specially designed tree climbing harnesses appropriately adjusted for your personal size. When the climb takes place, our guides will provide adequate training of members during the initial phase of the journey. Before you embark on an experience with us, we ask about your medical information. From this point, Tropical Tree Climbing’s team evaluates the best way to give each customer the best experience and help them enjoy the canopy climbs as much as possible.
Accompanying each journey is a diverse team of experts–from naturalists to regional specialists — who will share their knowledge and insights on the wildlife, landscapes and local culture.
Tropical Tree Climbing is a Wildlife Conservation Society Partner
Working in alliance with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Tropical Tree Climbing also aims to leave behind a positive legacy by supporting conservation projects in the Amazon. TTC participates in jaguar population monitoring and ecological research, and has joined an international effort to safeguard the third largest cat in the world, by exploring, surveying, and establishing jungle protected areas. Our Amazon Canopy Adventure includes a direct donation of 5% to the Tropical Tree Climbing scientific research program.
9-Day Amazon Canopy Adventure
Day 1 – Arrive in Manaus, Brazil
Arrival and Accommodation
Arrive in Manaus and transfer to our hotel. Meet for an orientation dinner and safety meeting with our expedition leaders. Overnight in Manaus. (Day 1: D)
Day 2 – Manaus/Novo Airão/Anavilhanas
After an early tour of Manaus and breakfast, at 9:00 a.m. you will be met at the hotel by your guide and transferred by car to Novo Airão – a small town of 18,000 people located on the River Negro. It’s about a three-hour drive and along the journey, the vegetation changes from colonized deforested areas to virgin rain forest. Our River Boat Tree Climbing Voyage starts embarking the Jacaré–Açu house boat- which means big caiman in Portuguese – and enjoy fine Brazilian cuisine for lunch and dinner.
Jacaré–Açu (Day 2: B, L, D)
Day 3 throught 8 – Exploring the Jau National Park
Spend this week exploring the Jau National Park, navigating through black and muddy water ecosystems from Rio Solimões for the Anavilhanas National Park, passing the Anavilhanas Archipelago, Rio Negro. At its most distant point, we will know the Jau River, where the largest fresh water forest park in the world still guards enigmas to be revealed. Because its relatively complicated access, its paths, waterfalls, and creeks are not heavily explored by tourists. Monkeys, sloths, dolphins, lowland pacas and birds can be observed on jungle nights, or in the river, close to sunset time. During the dry season, the giant otters are the attraction. Riverside communities with genuine northern Brazilian culture, give the human touch to a region where nature still runs the show. The park’s water system is composed by 3 big rivers (Unini River on the north, Carabinani by the south and Jaú on the center) and an infinity of small streams of dark water. These rivers present a high water volume variation during the year. The forests found on the banks of the rivers are called Igapó Forests and are flooded for a period of 6-8 months during the year. The dry forests are known as Highland Forests. This is the typical humid tropical forest, with trees that reach over 35 meters high, like the Samaúma. Its diversity represents 200 species per hectare.
Explore this remarkable wilderness on daily excursions by skiff, and—when the water level permits—hikes on dry land. Spot sloths and monkeys, including capuchin and squirrel monkeys, noisy howlers, probable sighting of river dolphins, alligators, piranas, and birds of the region, like Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi), Great Egret (Casmerodius albus), BlueYellow Macaw (Ara ararauna), Festive Parrot (Amazona festiva), Rufescent Tiger-herons (Tigrisoma lineatum), Yellow-rumped Caciques (Cacicus cela), Crested Oropendola (Psarocolius decumanus) and Jacamars (Galbulidae), among others.
Season permitting, seek out Victoria amazonica, a giant water lily that grows in small lagoons. Listen to a cacophonous symphony of nocturnal animals calling out across the treetops at sunset. Explore the forest in a skiff as night falls, using a spotlight to find caimans, frogs, fishing bats, and other creatures of the night. Visit the reserve’s edge and get to know the ribeirinhos who live on the riverbanks, learning about their age-old traditions. Watch them make jewelry and other handicrafts and learn how subsistence farmers cultivate wild plants and trees to earn income. Hear about edible fruits and indigenous plants with medicinal properties hidden in the jungle. End of our River Boat Tree Climbing Voyage.
Jacaré–Açu (Day 3-8: B, L, D)
Day 9 & 10 – Return to Manaus
After a final excursion by skiff, disembark in Novo Airão and return to Manaus for a night accommodation at the hotel. The next day, transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your Amazon experience with our 3-Day Amazon Nature Discovery or 4-Day Amazon Jungle Immersion. End of our services.
(Day 9: B, L, D; Day 10: B)
The weather in Amazon is unpredictable. We reserve the right to change the order of the days in any itinerary at the discretion of the trip guide and based on safety/weather operational considerations.
9-Day Amazon Canopy Adventure
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9-Day Amazon Canopy Adventure
Availability: June to September / Departures: On Demand
Small Groups: Never more than 12 travelers—guaranteed!
Space is limited–reserve today!
High Season: June to September
Please, ask for prices.
Prices are per person based on single, double or triple occupancy and are given in Brazilian Reais. Prices in US Dollar, Euro or other currency will depend on the exchange rate of the day.
Children Hosting and Payment Policy
- The experiences are recommended for children over 6 years old. There is no babysitter or childcare available at the lodge.
- Children under 11 years old stay for free at the lodge. Maximum two children per room when sharing with one adult and maximum one child per room when sharing with two adults.
- For two children under 11 years old accompanying with two adults will be charged 50% of Double Rate;
- For one child with more than 12 years old staying in rooms with 1 adult, they are charged 100% of Double Rate for each.
- For two children with more than 12 years old staying in rooms with 2 adults, they are charged 100% of Double Rate for each.
6 Nights accommodation in a river boat based on single or double occupancy; 2 Nights hotel accommodation in Manaus, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French speaking specialist guide, with you 24/7; Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner; All ground transfers as indicated in the itinerary; Drinking water and juices; Standard wine, beer or caipirinha included with dinners; Basic equipment for the excursion; Personal insurance.
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Flight tickets and local airport taxes; Activities, accommodations and transfers not listed in the itinerary; Soft drinks; Photo equipment and binoculars – please bring your own; Voluntary tipping of guides and staff; Personal nature items (laundry, souvenirs, etc.); Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, flight cancellations, lost baggage or any other.
How to Book
For availability, fill in the form with your contact details to send an inquiry about our 9-Day Amazon Canopy Adventure, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. To confirm reservations, guests are required to fill a Credit Card Authorization Form, with charges of a deposit amount of 30% in order to book an experience. The remaining payment is charged at check-in, or processed based on our terms and conditions. If your booking is made in the High Season within 30 days of departure, the entire tour cost must be paid when we confirm the trip with you.
If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether we find a roommate to share with you. This is subject to availability. Contact us for details.
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