Discover the large variety of birds found only in the Amazon Rainforest while staying in Uakari lodge, a unique floating lodge located in the Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve. Your guide, who is specialized in birdwatching, will help you find the Amazon's rarest birds such as Black-bellied Thorntail or the Harpy Eagle. No matter what season you join this adventure, you will get an immersive rainforest experience!
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After checking into the lodge, you will be exploring the surrounding on a small motor boat. From the boat you will be able to observe a variety of birds and animals.
Your first birdwatching tour of the day will take in the early hours of the morning because birds are highly active during this time. After breakfast, you will go on a trail that will take you through the Varzea forest, where you will be able to find birds such as the Scarlet-crowned Barbet or the White-throated Toucan. You will also be able to find animals such sloths and Uakarai monkeys. In the afternoon, you will be walking on another trail through the Varzea forest in order to find birds like Zimmer's Woodcreepers or the elusive Zigzag Heron. After dinner, you may be able to go out on the canoe in search of night birds. Flooding season: After breakfast, you take a boat to the Apara Channel. You will be able to see a variety of birds that are only there during this season. In the afternoon, you will canoe through the Varzea forest, which will be flooded, and look for more birds that are found in the area.
You will once again go birdwatching early in the morning and you will head towards Varzea forest. This time you may be able to get a better look at birds you have already seen or take few photographs. In the afternoon, you will ride on a boat towards Mamirauá Lake and get the chance to see Uakari Monkeys, Black Caimans, Horned Screamer, etc. It will be dark by the time you start heading back to the lodge, which will give you the opportunity to see night birds such as the Great Potoo and the Tawny-bellied, and Black-banded Owls.
Once again you will be leaving early in the morning to observe birds. On this day, you will mostly be birdwatching by the river edge of Solimoes River, specifically the islands found in the river, in seaarch of species that only live in this particular habitat. In the afternoon, you will explore one more trail near the lodge. Flooding season: If the water level is too high, you may not be able to explore the Solimoes River. In the afternoon, you will explore the trail near the lodge in a canoe.
You will have a short outing in the morning before breakfast. After breakfast, you will check-out of the lodge and transfer back to Tefe airport in time to catch your flight back to Manaus.
Dry Season Boat Tour: Crax globulosa, Porphyrio Martinica (most likely seen from January to April), Amazona festiva Night tour: Nyctibius grandis, Nyctibius griseus, Tyto alba Trails: Crax globulosa, Zebrilus undulatus, Galbula tombacea, Capito aurovirens, Ramphastos tucanus, Ramphastos vitellinus, Picumnus lafresnayi, Nasica longirostris, Sakesphorus canadenses, 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, Certhiaxis mustelinus, Cranioleuca vulpecula Mamiraua Lake: Anhima cornuta, Agamia agami, Amazona festiva, Opistochomus hoazin, Gymnoderus foetidus, Certhiaxis mustelinus, Cranioleuca vulpecula Night tour after lake visit: Cochlearius cochlearius, Hydropsalis leucopyga, Hydropsalis climacocerca, Nyctibius gandis, Nyctibius griseus, Tyto alba Flooding Season Apara boat tour: Crax globulosa, Amazona festiva, Opistochomus hoazin, Galbacyrhynchus leucotis, Ramphastos tucanus, Ramphastos vitellinus, Gymnoderus foetidus, Sakesphorus Canadensis Boat tour: Ara macao, Porphyrio Martinica, Amazona festiva, Capito aurovirens, Ramphastos tucanus, Ramphastos vitellinus, Gymnoderus foetidus Canoes in floodplain forest: Galbula tombacea, Capito aurovirens, Ramphastos tucanus, Ramphastos vitellinus, Nasica longirostris Mamiraua Lake: Anhima cornuta, Amazona festiva, Opistochomus hoazin, Gymnoderus foetidus, Certhiaxis mustelinus, Cranioleuca vulpecula Night tour after lake visit: Hydropsalis leucopyga, Hydropsalis climacocerca, Nyctibius gandis, Nyctibius griseus, Tyto alba Rare species: Harpia harpyja, Pteroglossus azara, Picumnus lafresnayi, Myrmotherula assimilis, Pipra filicauda
Locally Owned Social Enterprise
Explore the Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve located at the heart of the Amazon Rainforest during your stay in Uakari Lodge. This unique lodge consists of five floating bungalows, making it a great location to view the flooding of the forest during the rainy season. Fortunately the floods won't prevent you from exploring this region since the lodge provides canoe tours through the forest during this season. The Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve is the largest protected flooded forest in the world. While exploring this rich ecosystem, you will be able to see many animals such as the red-faced white uakari monkey and the black faced squirrel monkey.