An opportunity of seeing the region with the biggest concentration of Amazon indigenous people in the world. The Javari River Valley offers the unique opportunity of visiting Amazonian Natives in their own habitat.
An opportunity of seeing the region with the biggest concentration of Amazon indigenous people in the world. The Javari River Valley offers the unique opportunity of visiting innumerous natural beauties and at the same time get a different insight about the world we live in, gathering stories and multiplying personal experiences.
Our goal here is to offer the best experience with Nature in an exotic place in the heart of the Amazon Region in a place called Javari River Valley, located in Atalaia do Norte, Amazonas State, Brazil. In this 3 border region, we will also visit places in Colombia and in Peru.
Most of our trips will be made by speed boat: “Pirarucú”, which is able to grant us quick and safe rides.
We will visit and overnight – among other places – at Heliconia Natural Reserve, that offers a fantastic nature experience. Heliconia Natural Reserve is located on the banks of Javari River, close to the peruvian community Santa Rita.
Tabatinga Airport (Brazil) is served daily by Azul Brazilian Airlines. Leticia Airport (Colombia) receives 3 daily flights by LATAM Brazilian Airlines, AVIANCA Airlines and VIVA AIRE Colombian Airlines.
Arrive at Tabatinga or Leticia Airport, immigration, transfer to hotel and check in at Tropical Vibes Hotel in Tabatinga. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at hotel. Depart to Colombia for a short Citytour in Leticia and visit to the Etnocultural Museum, this tour takes about 1,5 hours. Arrive At around 11:00AM we will leave by speedboat from Tabatinga port for lunch at the peruvian town Islandia. Our ride will take 30 minutes.
At around 2PM we will leave to Atalaia do Norte by speedboat. Our ride will take about 60 minutes. After arrival check in at Castro Alves Hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at hotel. We will depart hotel at around 9:00AM on a 20 minute car drive along road BR307 to Aldeia Marubo (Marubo Indian Community). We will arrive at around 10:00AM, watch a welcome ritual, including snuff and body panting (for those who want to try snuff the Indian way or get their bodies painted, this is a great first opportunity).
The we will depart on a 40 minute jungle walk to visit the Matis tribe. At 1:30PM we will return from Marubo Tribe to Atalaia do Norte. Buffet lunch is included.
4:00PM Depart from Atalaia do Norte to Pousada Heliconia, takes 1 hour.
Check in, dinner and depart by boat for a Cayman flashlight watching tour. The eyes of the caymans shine in the darkness when in contact with our guides flashlights…, an amazing activity. Overnight.
Breakfast at Pousada Heliconia. We will depart our Pousada at around 9:00AM by speedboat (“voadeira”) on a 20 minute ride to Santa Rita (Peru). We will learn about how to handicraft a canoe, according to the local culture and will visit a giant Samaúma tree. We will then drive back to our Pousada for lunch.
In the afternoon, jungle walk where we will have the chance of birdwatching and observing the monkeys and learn basics about jungle survival. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at Pousada Heliconia. We will depart today by speedboat for a 4.5 hour speed boat ride to Aldeia Konahã. On the banks of Javari River. Arrive at the tribe, welcome ritual, corporal painting, snooth, frog’s milk (for those who wish). Lunch at Maloca Kanamari.
In the afternoon we explore the settlement and its activities. Handcraft production, agriculture, hunting technics. Dinner at Maloca Kanamari.
Overnight at a camp at Aldeia Konahã. We will set up a camp with tents and hammocks. An energy generator and satellite phone are available.
Breakfast at Aldeia. The morning is free to explore the region. At 11:30AM we will depart back to Atalaia do Norte, arriving at around 5:30PM. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Castro Alves.
Breakfast at Hotel Castro Alves. At 08:00AM we will depart by speedboat from Atalaia do Norte to Tabatinga. At around 10:30AM arrive in Tabatinga, transfer to the airport (Tabatinga or Leticia).
End of our services.
Transfers by speedboat and car/vans.
English speaking bilingual guide assistance throughout the journey.
All overnights and meals as described in our itinerary.
At hotels and Pousada accommodation in twin-room. Additional for single room is USD 999,00.
Flights and airport taxes.
Drinks during meals
Any item not mentioned in our program.
We recommend you carry only a backpack or light bag with the most necessary items: Long pants, long shirt, light clothing, bathing suit, sturdy shoes or boots, slippers, repellent, sunscreen, hat, flashlight, and raincoat.
Remembering that this is an “Indian Village”, therefore the place does not have wi-fi or other technologies. However, for you to record this unique moment, if possible, bring an external battery to charge your cell phone, as there will be few opportunities to charge the device from an outlet. We do NOT suggest traveling with a suitcase, if possible, leave it deposited at the hotel in Manaus.