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Amazon – February 2022


Uakari Jungle Lodge – Located within the first Sustainable Development Reserve in Brazil – Mamirauá, in the municipality of Tefé, Amazonas.
A Floating Lodge, where the Tucuxi dolphins are easily seen from the apartment window, doing acrobatics in the water. The design of the inn is 100% sustainable, from the use of water and energy, waste management to the profits of the company, which are completely divided between the surrounding communities, responsible for the management of the lodge.
Delicious food, super comfortable accommodation, walks in the forest and you can also contribute to the development of traditional communities. The Food Safaris privilege these initiatives and take you to know the Amazon for real.

February 9, 2022 – Wednesday

Reception at Manaus International Airport (MAO), our Food Safaris team will be awaiting your arrival for transportation to the Hotel, our place for lodging during these first days in the Amazon, next to the Teatro Amazonas. Check-in available from 2pm. Group meeting in the late afternoon at the hotel restaurant for a welcome drink and dinner (included).

February 10, 2022 – Thursday

Delicious breakfast at the hotel, with regional fruit juices and tapioca with local cheese. Departure at 9 am for a guided tour of the Municipal Markets – where the food trade throughout the State of Amazonas is concentrated. An experience of smells and flavors in which we invite you to have a snack at X-Caboclinho – a delicious snack prepared with the fruit of the tucumã palm tree, one of the favorites of the manauaras.
Then we’ll board a private boat that will take us over the “meeting of waters”. Then we’ll go for lunch at a riverside restaurant. We’ll return to the hotel in the late afternoon to rest, before walking on the other side of the theatre, for dinner at the Caxiri restaurant, run by chef Debora Shornik – a specialist in fusion of French techniques with regional ingredients Return to the hotel and overnight.

February 11, 2022 – Friday

Early breakfast and departure to the airport to board the flight to the city of Tefé, the Food Safaris home in the Amazon. It’s 1h20min flying over the Amazon rainforest, an impressive sight of the density of the flora that leaves us with our face glued to the plane’s window!
Upon arrival in Tefé, our team will be waiting to take us by boat to the Uakari, an eco-lodge managed by the local communities. Check-in at the apartments and meet at the main floating boat to taste caipirinhas made with regional fruits. The lunch prepared by the hotel’s kitchen staff includes: fried aruanã and pirarucu dumpling. In the afternoon, we will take a boat trip on Lake Mamiruá – the first experience of observing the fauna and landscapes of the Amazon. We will be watching the sunset, when we will start the return to the inn. After dinner, talk with the community about what the reserve is and its objectives. Overnight stay.

February 12th & 13th, 2022 – Saturday & Sunday

The days start with a delicious breakfast consisting of breads, tapiocas, cold cuts, eggs, jams and regional fruit juices. The days are divided into nature walks and regional cooking classes. One of the main activities of these days is the visit to the community, where a local guide leads us through the small village with houses on stilts that also house a school, a health clinic, a soccer field and an exhibition of handicrafts.
There we will follow the work of a family in the “flour house”. The entire artisanal process of milling the cassava and pressing the mass in a tipiti (natural straw squeezer produced by indigenous communities) to extract the liquid that will result in tucupi (yellow sauce extracted from wild cassava) and in the mass that will be roasted and become the water flour.
Boat trips are an opportunity to observe wildlife as the Lake of Mamirauá is inhabited by numerous species of birds, sloths, monkeys and porpoises – including the Boto Rosa! The Uakari Monkey only occurs in this portion of the Amazon, as it is an endemic species, it names the reserve that works for its conservation.

February 14, 2022 – Monday

Departure after breakfast to the city of Tefé in order to take the return flight to Manaus. and from there, on to your final destination.

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Amazon – February 2022