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Prices are per person - Basically, what is included in the price: transfer (Manaus-Lodge-Manaus), all meals (except drinks) and guided excursions (jungle trekking, alligator spotting, visit to a native house and sightseeing by canoe). There are differences in location, accommodation characteristics and method of work of each Lodge. The bilingual guides normally speak English and Portuguese.

Packages DO NOT INCLUDES travel insurance, drinks, beverages and extra expenses.

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Mamirauá - Uacari Lodge - Exclusive packages. Click to know them!
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JP Borges Pedro, Brandi Jo Petronio, Pedro Nassar, Eduardo Coelho and Marcelo Santana.

Ecotourism Jaguar Expedition Bird watching Photo Journey



Photos by Marco Eichmann.BIRD WATCHING TOURS

Total Immersion for Bird Enthusiasts

The Amazon is one of the top destinations for birdwatchers from all over the world. With a huge number of endemic species, it gets as fantastic as nowhere else on this planet.

But few areas in the Amazon can offer the possibility of joining both the comfort of a peaceful floating jungle lodge and the contact with researchers and specialized guides, who can provide all the information a birdwatcher needs.

The unique characteristic of Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site of floodplain forest, makes it an intriguing place for spotting birds that are typical of this kind of environment. There are some species, for example, that can only be seen on the Amazon River islands.

Why choose this experience? Photos by Eduardo Coelho.

When coming to this adventure you can:
- Marvel at the Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin): an extraordinary bird with awkward movements, a stylish crest and reminding a ruminant - it can digest leaves thanks to bacteria within its digestive system.
- Observe again and again the Wattled curassow (Crax globulosa): native to lowland rainforest it can be sighted high up in the trees and reaches 82cm (32") in length.
- Put your binoculars to the test on the tiny Black-bellied Thorntail (Discosura langsdorffi), one of the smallest hummingbirds in Brazil and one which is threatened with extinction.
- Dream of an encounter with the Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja), the most powerful bird of prey in the world and one of the largest.
- Have fun with the jumping jacks on the forest floor - like the rare Zigzag Heron (Zebrilus undulatus).
- Besides getting to see many of the 362 species of birds Mamirauá Reserve has!

In the wet or in the dry? Opportunities for birdwatchers vary according to the season

In the wet season (May to July) the best sightings are made from canoes. With trails flooded to the height of the treetops, the birds are much closer, whether perched or in flight. During the dry season (August to April) the birds that feed on fish, such as the Herons (Ardeidae) and Cormorants (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) can be seen in huge numbers. The giant flocks of them are breathtaking.

Photos by JP Borges Pedro.

Bird Watching Program - 04 nights

The visitor will be received at Tefé Airport (Azul Airlines) and will be transferred to the port, where a boat will be prepared to take the group to Uacari Lodge. After traveling the mighty Solimões, which is how this stretch of the Amazon River is called in Brazil, for about one hour, we will get into one channel of Mamirauá Lake. During the way we might already see bird's species such as the Yellow-hooded Blackbird (Agelaius icterocephalus) and Oriole Blackbirds (Gymnomystax mexicanus), Velvet-fronted Grackle (Lampropsar tanagrinus) and aquatic mammals such as Amazon (Pink) River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) and Grey River Dolphin (Sotolia fluviatilis).

This channel is where the Uacari Lodge floats, totally integrated to Amazon Floating landscape. It is strategically located in a wildlife-rich area close to the Mamirauá Lake that names the reserve. Photos by Marcelo Santana. This gigantic reserve protects more than two-and-a-half million acres of forest, rivers and lakes and is home of many rare and threatened species, some of them only found within the reserve's limits, such as the beautiful Uakari Monkey (Cacajao calvus calvus) and the Black-headed Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri vanzolinii). This reserve is not just a successful conservation project, but a pioneer project that involves the local people into conservation work. Apart from that, extensive field researches in the most diverse areas are taking place in the four corners of the reserve, generating information about the Floodplain forest and its biodiversity.

As the environment of Mamirauá changes a lot along the year due to the flood seasons, the programs are also adapted so the tourist can get the best of their visit. Please find bellow the itineraries for the dry and wet seasons!

DayItinerary Description - Dry season (August - April)*Itinerary Description - Flood Season (May - July)*
1st. DayAfter check-in in the lodge, we will be exploring the surroundings on a small motor boat. Some of the birds we might see this afternoon include Short-tailed (Graydidascalus brachyurus) and Festive Parrots (Amazona festiva), White-chinned (Galbula tombacea) and Paradise Jacamars (Galbula dea), and many more.
2nd. DayWe will have one first tour to observe birds in the earlier hours of the day (birds are highly activity during this time). After breakfast, we will be walking the first trail in the Várzea forest to look for some of the highlights here, like the Scarlet-crowned Barbet (Capito aurovirens), White-throated Toucan (Ramphastos tucanus), Black-crested Antshrike (Sakesphorus canadensis) and the rare Wattled Curassow (Crax globulosa). In this trail you can find the amazing Sloths (Bradypus variegatus), Red Howler Monkeys (Alouatta seniculus) and Uakari Monkeys (Cacajao calvus calvus).
In the afternoon we will be walking another trail through the Várzea forest, on the look for several species such as Long-billed (Nasica longirostris) and Zimmer's Woodcreepers (Dendroplex kienerii), White-chinned Jacamar (Galbula tombacea) and, with some luck, the elusive Zigzag Heron (Zebrilus undulates).
After dinner, we might go out on the canoe in search of night birds.
We will have one first tour to observe birds in the earlier hours of the day (birds are highly activity during this time). After breakfast, boat to the Apara channel. This is a very birdy area and some of the highlights here are the Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin), Scarlet-crowned Barbet (Capito aurovirens), White-eared Jacamar (Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis), Black-crested Antshrike (Sakesphorus canadensis) and the rare Wattled Curassow (Crax globulosa). This is also a good place to find Sloths (Bradypus variegatus), Red Howler Monkeys (Alouatta seniculus) and Uakari Monkeys (Cacajao calvus calvus).
In the afternoon we will be canoeing through the Várzea (flooded) forest, on the look for several species such as Long-billed (Nasica longirostris) and Zimmer's Woodcreepers (Dendroplex kienerii), White-chinned Jacamar (Galbula tombacea) and, with some luck, the elusive Zigzag Heron (Zebrilus undulates).
After dinner, we might go out on the canoes in search of night birds.
3rd. Day We will have one first tour to observe birds earlier. This morning we will be heading again to the Várzea forest. We might have a chance for a photograph or a better look at birds that we have seen before, or still be looking for new birds such as the Razor-billed Curassow (Pauxi tuberose), Chestnut-capped Puffbird (Bucco macrodactylus), Slate-colored Hawk (Buteogallus schistaceus), Plumbeous Antbird (Myrmeciza hyperythra), and more. In the afternoon we will be heading our boat to the Mamirauá Lake and, as we cruise in our boat towards the lake, we will be on the look for the Uakari Monkey (Cacajao calvus calvus), Black Caimans (Melanosuchus niger), Horned Screamer (Anhima cornuta), Hoatzin (Opistocomus hoazin), Tui Parakeet (Brotogeris sanctithomae) and Spot-breasted Woodpecker (Colaptes punctigula).
It will be dark when we head back to the lodge, and there might be a chance for night birds such as Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis) and Tawny-belied (Megascops watsonii) and Black-banded Owls (Strix huhula).
We will have one first tour to observe birds earlier. This morning we will be heading again to the flooded forest, this time in a different area. We might have a chance for a photograph or a better look at birds that we have seen before, or still be looking for new birds such as the Razor-billed Curassow (Pauxi tuberose), Chestnut-capped Puffbird (Bucco macrodactylus), Slate-colored Hawk (Buteogallus schistaceus), Plumbeous Antbird (Myrmeciza hyperythra), and more. In the afternoon we will be heading our boat to the Mamirauá Lake and, as we cruise in our boat towards the lake, we will be on the look for the Uakari Monkey (Cacajao calvus calvus), Black Caimans (Melanosuchus niger), Horned Screamer (Anhima cornuta), Hoatzin (Opistocomus hoazin), Tui Parakeet (Brotogeris sanctithomae) and Spot-breasted Woodpecker (Colaptes punctigula).
It will be dark when we head back to the lodge, and there might be a chance for night birds such as Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis) and Tawny-belied (Megascops watsonii) and Black-banded Owls (Strix huhula).
4th. DayWe will have one first tour to observe birds earlier. Today our morning will be dedicated to birding the river edge of the Solimões River, especially the islands of the river, in search of species that only live in this particular habitat. Among them are Parker's (Cranioleuca vulpecula), Red-and-white (Certhiaxis mustelinus) and White-bellied Spinetail (Synallaxis propinqua), Lesser Hornero (Furnarius minor) and the Black-and-white Antbird (Myrmochanes hemileucus), and the grassy areas on the edge of the water could provide Wing-barred (Sporophila americana), Chestnut-bellied (Sporophila castaneiventris) and Lesson's Seedeaters (Sporophila bouvronides).
The afternoon will be dedicated to explore one more trail, close to the lodge.
We will have one first tour to observe birds earlier. If the water level is not too high, our morning will be dedicated to birding the river edge of the Solimões River, especially the islands of the river, in search of species that only live in this particular habitat. Among them are Parker's (Cranioleuca vulpecula), Red-and-white (Certhiaxis mustelinus) and White-bellied Spinetail (Synallaxis propinqua), Lesser Hornero (Furnarius minor) and the Black-and-white Antbird (Myrmochanes hemileucus), and the grassy areas on the edge of the water could provide Wing-barred (Sporophila americana), Chestnut-bellied (Sporophila castaneiventris) and Lesson's Seedeaters (Sporophila bouvronides).
The afternoon will be dedicated to explore another trail close to the lodge, by canoe.
5th. DayThis is our last morning and we still have time for a short outing before breakfast. After breakfast we will check-out the lodge and transfer back to Tefé, in order to be at the airport in time to catch our flight back to Manaus.

*Schedules can be changed according to weather conditions.

Photos by Pedro Nassar.Most likely species to spot in Dry Season (August - April)

Boat tour: Crax globulosa, Porphyrio Martinica (most from January to April), Amazona festiva;
Night-spotting: Nyctibius grandis, Nyctibius griseus, Tyto alba;
Trails: Crax globulosa, Zebrilus undulatus, Galbula tombacea, Capito aurovirens, Ramphastos tucanus, Ramphastos vitellinus, Picumnus lafresnayi, Nasica longirostris, Sakesphorus canadensis, Dendroplex kienerii, Schiffornis major;
Canoe tour in shores: Crax globulosa, Amazona festiva, Ramphastos tucanus, Ramphastos vitellinus, Gymnoderus foetidus;
Island trails: Cephalopterus ornatus, Myrmochanes hemileucus, Furnarius minor (easily seen at Caburini Community), Certhiaxis mustelinus, Cranioleuca vulpecula;
Mamirauá Lake: Anhima cornuta, Agamia agami, Amazona festiva, Opistochomus hoazin, Gymnoderus foetidus, Certhiaxis mustelinus, Cranioleuca vulpecula;
Night-spotting after lake visit: Cochlearius cochlearius, Hydropsalis leucopyga, Hydropsalis climacocerca, Nyctibius grandis, Nyctibius griseus, Tyto alba;
Night trail: In this activity it is more likely spot insects and spiders. It is rare spot birds.
Other animals of this time of the year: jacarés-açu and jacaré-tinga.

Photos by Marcelo Santana. Most likely species to spot in Flooding Season (May - July)

Apara boat tour: Crax globulosa, Amazona festiva, Opistochomus hoazin, Galbacyrhynchus leucotis, Ramphastos tucanus, Ramphastos vitellinus, Gymnoderus foetidus and Sakesphorus canadensis;
Boat tour: Ara macao, Porphyrio Martinica, Amazona festiva, Capito aurovirens, Ramphastos tucanus, Ramphastos vitellinus and Gymnoderus foetidus.
Canoe in floodplain forest: Galbula tombacea, Capito aurovirens, Ramphastos tucanus, Ramphastos vitellinus and Nasica longirostris.
Mamirauá Lake: Anhima cornuta, Amazona festiva, Opistochomus hoazin, Gymnoderus foetidus, Certhiaxis mustelinus and Cranioleuca vulpecula.
Night-spotting after lake visit: Hydropsalis leucopyga, Hydropsalis climacocerca, Nyctibius grandis, Nyctibius griseus and Tyto alba.
Rare species: Harpia harpyja, Pteroglossus azara, Picumnus lafresnayi, Myrmotherula assimilis and Pipra filicauda.
Other attractions:
- the White Uacari monkey is easier observed, specialy during the canoe rides inside the forest.
- the sloth is observed more frequently between February to May.


DEPARTURES & RATES 2017
Ask for discount for early booking
Individual or Double
Birdwatching Tour (Monday to Fridays)
Anytime of the Year
Individual R$ 5.200,00 / Double R$ 3.900,00 per person

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For safety reasons, only children older than 12 years old are applied for booking.
The Cancellation cases will be analyzed and fee charged as following:
- More than 30 days from check-in, 25% of total plus R$ 500 service tax;
- Between 1 to 30 days, 40% of total plus R$ 700 service tax;
- No-show, 50% of total plus R$ 1.000 of service tax.
Maximum luggage per person is 15 Kg. If necessary leave your extra luggage in Mamirauá office in Tefé
Packages including: Transportation (Tefé-Mamirauá Reserve-Tefé), accommodation, full board, water, juice, coffee and tea, standard excursions and bilingual guide (English speaking).
It does not include: Air pass Manaus-Tefé-Manaus, hotel and other expenses in Tefé, other expenses in Mamirauá (cooling and alcoholic drinks, handcrafts, books, etc...), any travel insurance, and anything else not mentioned as included.


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