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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Wildlife and scenery of the Amazon from all the right angles.
Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve is the ideal place to live the real Amazon, with no cliches. Here, you can easily meet rare animals in exuberant landscapes, followed by the great guides of the forest who are used to the area like no one else is. Put your camera into test and go back home with personal discoveries, beautiful pictures of endemic species of animals, documents of the riverside life and, beyond all that, with the certainty that your visit contributed to the efforts for the conservation of one of the greatest forest on Earth.
Why choose this Experience?
The beauties of Amazon Forest and particularities which flood plains of Mamirauá can offer, allied to the comfortable stay at floating Pousada Uacari.
A little of what is waiting for you:
- To capture the different poses of the photogenic sloth;
- To invent a way of making a whole samaúma, giant kapok tree (one of the largest trees in the Amazon) fit in the one picture;
- For macrophotography: the bark of trees, twisted vines, the details in the huge water lilies, flowers, leaves, spider webs...
- To document everyday life by the river: the production of flour, the work in the fields, the fishing, the children at play and the houses on stilts;
- To delve into the images of the night, especially in the dry season: the starry skies, the movement of clouds and the forest in the darkness;
- To have an excuse to return the following year and to capture unique images of a different season. In the dry, huge alligators or unbelievable flocks of herons and cormorants in the late afternoon. In the wet, surreal reflections of flooded forest lakes.
One of the main features of the photography expedition is the exclusivity: the visitor will have a private boat and an individual guide trained to assist photographers, to go on tours anytime, anywhere in the ecotourism zone of Mamirauá Reserve. With a list of suggestions of activities - to be visited in the appropriate times for best lights - the photographer will make its own program according to his/her expectations.
Among the suggested activities, some fun challenges like...
- Get a good shot of the red-faced white Uakari monkey: this primate, the symbol of the reserve and endemic to Mamirauá, is very shy and moves quickly through the treetops.
- Be quick enough to capture the arapaima in the air: this fish that can measure up to 03 meters (118") and 200 kilos (440lb) jumps out of the water to breathe using its modified swim bladder.
- Overcome the vagaries of the light: this close to the Equator, the sun rises and sets very quickly, animals are often seen in backlight in the treetops and the dense forest filters the sunlight.
The Photo Journeys - 4 nights package
The guests will be received at Tefé airport and follow to the city harbor. There, from boat to the Pousada Uacari. After an one-hour traveling through the mighty Solimões, which is how this stretch of the Amazon River is called in Brazil, visitors will get into one channel of the Mamirauá Lake. Along the way it might be already possible to see aquatic mammals such as the Amazon (Pink) River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) and the Grey River Dolphin (Sotolia fluviatilis).
This channel is where the Uakari 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. 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.
|Photo Journey (Fridays to Tuesdays)||Individual||Double|
|Any time of the year||R$ 5.200,00||R$ 3.900,00 per person|
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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