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SERVICES DESCRIPTION

R01 - CITY TOUR (Regular/Terrestrial)

Duration: Approximately 4 hours (half day);
8:20 am – Presentation in Fontur with your boarding pass;
8:30 am – Departure time in bus or van;
Departure: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Holidays except (all the tourist points are closed).

Departure from Fontur, enjoying the charming boardwalk of Ponta Negra, the most exclusive neighborhood in the city. We go to downtown to visit the Amazon Opera House, opened in 1896 and one of the main attractions of Manaus, symbol of the rubber period where all this wealth and grandeur are revealed in its corridors, halls and artwork. From there, you can enjoy the beautiful building of the Amazon Courthouse and the charming “Largo de São Sebastião”. Our tour continues in downtown with panoramic visit to others historical building of the golden age of rubber. From there, we follow with the visitation in Adolpho Lisboa Municipal Market in ArtNoveau. The Market style is an important center for marketing of regional products showing habits, culture and traditions of the Amazonian people.

R03 – RUBBER MUSEUM (Regular/Fluvial)

Duration: Approximately 3 to 4 hours (half day);
8:45 am – Presentation in Fontur with your boarding pass;
9:00 am – Departure time;
Departure: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Departure from pier to Vila Paraíso (set of the movie “The Jungle”). The visit starts at the warehouse near a waterfront, a place to board the rubber. We're following the visit to the Rubber Master House, a majestic construction that shows the wealth of rubber plantations at the industry's boom and war's effort. The tour follows with a visit to the “Large Tent”, where the tools were kept under control, the “Chapel” and the warehouse for the manioc flour. Following the trail in the jungle, we will see the rubber tree and the process to collect the latex and then we visit a house where the balls of latex get into a smoking process, following to a very modest house of rubber extractions where employees are portraying the life and habits of the old rubber extraction era. Returning to pier, we will make a brief stop at beach with the possibility of swimming.
Note: If the tour is done by speedboat the total time is shorter.


R06 – MEETING OF THE WATERS WITH LUNCH (Regular/Fluvial)

Duration: Approximately 5 to 7 hours (full day);
8:45 am – Presentation in Fontur with your boarding pass;
9:00 am – Departure time;
Departure: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Departure from the pier on Rio Negro river. Sailing down the river, you can see the floating port of Manaus with the Amazon typical boats and the Municipal Market. After a short while, we will see the unbelievable Meeting of the Waters – where the Negro and Solimões rivers join to form the Amazon River – where we can make a short stop to observe this natural phenomenon. Then, we will sail up the Negro river until the Janauari Ecological Park where we can find the famous aquatic plant Vitória Regia (Lilly pad). Soon, after a ride in a motorized canoe through the igarapés (creeks) of Negro and Solimões rivers (In the dry season – from February to September – we will change into a jungle stroll). Lunch will be served at the floating restaurant with a visit to the Indian handcraft stores. Drinks not included.
Note: If the tour is done by speedboat the total time is shorter.


R07 – THE SURVIVAL TOUR (Regular/Fluvial)

Duration: Approximately 4 hours (half day);
8:30 am – Presentation in Fontur with your boarding pass;
9:00 am – Departure time;
Departure: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Departure from the marina towards the Tupé Village. A 2-hour jungle tour where different types of vegetation will be seen. We're going to do the identification of fruit trees, medicine leaves and roots and water sources plus the construction of small traps as well. Then, we will visit the home of local Amazonian residents. Return to the pier.
Note: If the tour is done by speedboat the total time is shorter.

R12 – CRUISE TO THE ANAVILHANAS' ARCHIPELAGO (Private/Fluvial)

Duration: Approximately 6 to 8 hours (full day);
8:45 am – Presentation in Fontur with your boarding pass;
9:00 am – Departure time;
Departure: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

We will leave Fontur Pier toward Tupé Village for our first attraction: watch an indigenous ritual in this local community. We will continue navigation to visit from the beginning of the archipelago, where we will pass by the first island and will have a beautiful panoramic view of the archipelago. The boat does not enter into protected area of biodiversity, now converted into National Park. Then we will proceed to Sao Tome community in order to see closely a rubber tree and how latex extraction is done. There, we will have a break for delicious homemade regional lunch, simple and very tasteful. After meal, we will sail towards Paricatuba Region and along the way, we will face Ariau Lodge, this was a milestone in regional tourism. The observation the pink dolphin, the Amazon dolphin ends this unforgettable tour. Drinks are not included.
Note: If the tour is done by speedboat the total time is shorter.

R14 - PRESIDENTE FIGUEIREDO WATERFALLS (Regular/Terrestrial)

Duration: Approximately 7 to 9 hours (full day);
8:20 am – Presentation in Fontur with your boarding pass;
9:00 pm – Departure time in bus or van;
Departure: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Sundays and Holidays except.

Departure from Fontur to the city of Presidente Figueiredo, a 67-miles ride in a nice tropical road. Visitation to the ecological reservations, waterfalls and River Rapids, where the harmonies of the waterfalls – with the exuberant forest – are forming an extraordinary view. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant before the visit to another waterfall. Return to Fontur. Drinks not included.

RBEST – THE BEST OF RIO NEGRO (Regular/Fluvial)

Duration: Approximately 5 to 7 hours (full day);
8:45 am – Presentation in Fontur with your boarding pass;
9:00 am – Departure time;
Mondays and Wednesdays except.

Departure from the Fntur pier sailing the waters of the Rio Negro River to the pink dolphin platform, where we will have moments of observation of these friendly animals that are the symbol of the Amazon. Continue navigating to a community to enjoy a ritual with Indian dances and gestures where visitors are all invited to interact with the natives. We will continue the tour by navigating to Janauari Ecological Park for a delicious regional lunch at a floating restaurant. After lunch the tour continues and we will admire the curious meeting of the waters with a short stop to view this natural phenomenon. In return we can sight the city of Manaus, some historic buildings and stilt waterfront. Drinks not included.
Note: If the tour is done by speedboat the total time is shorter.

RBM – PINK DOLPHIN, THE CHARM OF THE “RIO NEGRO” RIVER (Regular/Fluvial)

Duration: Approximately 3 to 4 hours (half day);
8:45 am – Meet the guide at Fontur Office with Boat Ticket;
9:00 am – Schedule – Boat Departures from the pier of Tropical Hotel;
Departure: Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Departure from the Fontur Pier, sailing up on Negro river till the deck of Pink Dolphin. You can observe and take pictures of the dolphin pink.Then, there's a visit to the Rubber Plantation Museum.
Note: If the tour is done by speedboat the total time is shorter.

 
  • All the regular tours can be arranged in a PRIVATE BASE. The departure and return time can be provided at your convenience, adjusting the time of visit.
  • In the regular tours, we pick up the passenger at any hotel in Manaus' area (in a previous schedule set by Fontur). The departures of all tours are happening at Tropical Hotel.
  • Fontur is the embarking and disembarking place of all regular tours. Located at the lobby of Tropical Hotel (next to the reception).
  • The fluvial tours, is done by speedboat the total time is shorter.
  • On dry periods of Rio Negro river - between September and February - will be no canoe trip through the "igarapés" in the Meeting of the Waters. It will be replaced by a hike in the woods.
 
PRIVATE
P02 – MEETING OF THE WATERS (Private/Fluvial)

Duration: 2 hours;
Departure time at your convenience
Daily

Departure from the Fontur Pier on a fast boat. Passing in downtown Manaus, with a view of the Floating Port, Customs Building and the Municipal Market. Heading to the Meeting of the Waters, where the Negro and Solimões rivers join to form the Amazon River. Stay for a few minutes for observation of the phenomenon of the waters and “botos” (fresh water dolphins). Return to the pier.

P04 – MEETING OF THE WATERS (Private/Fluvial)

Duration: 3 to 4 hours;
Departure time at your convenience
Daily

Departure from the Fontur Pier, sailing down the Negro river, sightseeing the downtown, Floating Port, Customs Building and the Municipal Market until the Meeting of the Waters, where the Negro and Solimões rivers join to form the Amazon River. Possibility of a motorized canoe in order to see the creeks and flooded areas and the connecting channels between the Negro and Solimões rivers (depending on the water level of the river). You will be impressed with the amazing beauty and exuberant forest. Return to the pier.

P05 – SPECIAL FISHING (Private/Fluvial)

Duration: 5 hours;
Departure time at your convenience
Daily

Departure in a fast boat, sailing the Negro, Solimões and Amazonas rivers, with specialized guide whom will find the best place for fishing, using only simple equipment for amateur fishing. The fun of catching the famous piranha, jaraqui and other typical fish will be a unique experience. The fishing season is from September to March.


P11 – ALLIGATOR SPOTTING (Private/Fluvial)

Duration: 3 to 4 hours;
Departure time at your convenience.
Daily.

A night cruise with all the mystery of one night in the Amazon jungle, sailing through the channels and connections between the Negro and Solimões rivers. Specialized guides using flash lights will show the night fauna, made up mainly by several species of alligators. The capture and return of the alligators will be simultaneous.

P18 – SCIENTIFIC TOUR (Private/Terrestrial)

Duration: 2 1/2 hours.
Departure time at your convenience.
Sundays and Mondays Except

Departure to visit the scientific park INPA (National Institute of Amazon Research). During the jungle walk, a guide will explain about the trees, insects and the research project to preserve the Amazon manatee (Trichecus Inunguis), the only species that lives in the river's waters.

 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Boarding ticket;
  • Light clothes;
  • Tennis shoes;
  • Towel and swimming suit;
  • Raincoat;
  • Hat and sun glasses;
  • Sun block lotion and insect repellent;
  • Some money for drinks and souvenirs.

OBSERVATIONS

  • All boats follow rigorously the obligation of the coast-guard.
  • For the nautical tours send list of passengers with respective date and ID or passport number 02 days in advance – this is required by the coast-guard.
  • We provide other options of tours and hotels.
  • We offer in and out transfer services.

POLITICS FOR INFANTS

  • 0 to 5 years = FREE.
  • From 6 to 10 years = pay 50%
  • Up 10 years = pay 100%

NO SHOW POLITICS AND CANCELATIONS

  • For reservations canceled 72 hours in advance, no charge;
  • For services canceled 24 hours before = 30% of services price;
  • For services canceled on date’s tour and before departure = 50% of services price;
  • In case of NO SHOW, 100% charge of the value of the service;

ECOTOURISM BASIC RULES

Never leave things on the way.
Do not throw trash in the river.
Don’t interfere with the scenery or local fauna and flora.
Don’t pick fruits or seeds without authorization.
Avoid any act that may causes fire.
Watch and respect local people and their tradition.
Keep clean the entire environment.
Do not disturb animals.
Don’t pick flowers and don’t break the trees.
Do not touch or destroy nests.

In a natural area nothing is taken unless photos.
Nothing is left but steps.
Nothing is killed but the time.
Nothing is taken, but memories.

CLIMATE IN THE AMAZON – WHEN TO GO

During the flooding season, from January to June, the water level rises, flooding the forest. When the trails are flooded, we can travel in canoes, providing an intimate experience with the nature around. As soon as the water is getting elevated, we will be closer to the tree canopies and see the animals that share their space with bromeliads and small reptiles.

In the dry season, from July to December, the trails can be covered on foot in small groups that are always accompanied by local guides and we can see the rich flora of the Amazon and get a closer sightseeing of the "sumaúma", the biggest tree in the region.

The rains' season begins in December and this is when the waters begin to rise and the temperature is milder. It is worth witness the famous Amazonian rain, which is nothing but a memorable experience. In mid-March, the waters have already risen and the forest gets flooded. This is when the “ribeirinhos” begin with the manioc's harvest to prepare the flour. For the ones who loves some tranquility, this is the low season for tourism in the Amazon.

 
 
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