Unforgettable experience! We had the most incredible time ever on our four day, three nights in the Amazon. Eduardo helped us organise... read moreWe had the most incredible time ever on our four day, three nights in the Amazon. Eduardo helped us organise our trip and was very helpful, and our guide, Titan, was absolutely amazing. He was SO knowledgeable, fun and really went the extra mile. I couldn’t recommend this trip more! Everything was perfectly organised, from the moment we got picked up until the moment we got dropped off! read less
Nice experience Overall a nice experience!! The staff is really nice, always there to help and very smiling. Exploring the Amazon it's... read moreOverall a nice experience!! The staff is really nice, always there to help and very smiling. Exploring the Amazon it's something that one should do at least once in life. This agency make sure you go deep!! read less
Totally unique Truly a once in lifetime experience. Cannot express enough gratitude and thanks to the “family” that lead me... read moreTruly a once in lifetime experience. Cannot express enough gratitude and thanks to the “family” that lead me and my friend into their lands. Don’t want to say too much about the experience, it’s too personal. Take the time to have yours. But just know you will experience something unforgettable. I will return..... read less
The only Amazon tour you should even consider - an authentic experience that will change your life! This is an extremely long review, but I feel it is necessary to communicate the reasons why we enjoyed this... read moreThis is an extremely long review, but I feel it is necessary to communicate the reasons why we enjoyed this trip, why it was an unforgettable experience, and why we would highly recommend Amazon Deep Jungle Tours.
My husband and I were looking for a tour operator in the Amazon, as he wanted to do some fishing (specifically for peacock bass) and I wanted to sleep in the jungle (rather than in a lodge or on a boat). We were not happy with all of the "Eco Tours" and house boat fishing trips on offer operating out of Manaus, as they all offer the exact same package and appear to be pandering to tourists. We found Amazon Deep Jungle Tours (ADJT) through a review on TripAdvisor, and by just looking at the website, we could immediately sense that this operator was different - I especially connected with the "About us" section of the website, as it read of someone that is committed to giving you the best experience on the river. When we emailed the company, the owner, Eduardo, immediately replied. Even though we would only meet Eduardo 7 months after our initial contact, you could sense his enthusiasm and passion for what he does in all correspondence.
We chose to do the 9 days/8 nights trip to Maraa, and Eduardo was happy to adjust the itinerary so that we could focus on fishing. From the website, we knew that the first two days would be travel by boat and since we live in Africa, we had very little expectation. However, we were surprised at how luxurious the speedboats were! All seats were large and comfortable, and reclined to levels where you could actually sleep comfortably. All boats serve large meals (you will not be hungry!) and coffee, hot chocolate, and water. The morning we left Tefe, we were amazing that we were already seeing toucans and macaws flying over the river! I remember thinking at the time that it really payed off to take time to go deeper into the jungle rather than going a few kilometers out of Manaus like what the other tours offer.
When we arrived in Maraa, we met Eduardo's family and had lunch with them. We spend the rest of the afternoon walking through the village and we were able to see and eat so many fruits that we have never seen or tasted before! At this point we had met the team that would be taking us into the jungle. When we got onto the motorized canoe the following morning, we were surprised at how prepared the team actually was. Drinking water was brought onto the boat, and I did not need to use my water purification tablets at all (as I assumed we would be drinking boiled river or tap water). There was more than enough food for the trip and from my own observations, the team had taken all possible safety and first aid precautions. Although we were far from civilization, we never once felt unsafe.
The ADJT team is absolutely incredible! Although not everyone spoke English, this didn't bother us at all (and to be fair, we don't speak Portuguese!). The team operates very much like a family and made us feel like we were a part of this family. Additionally, the team is extremely professional, competent, and very knowledgeable concerning all aspects of life on the river. They could even identify fish based on the sound of its splash in the water...(this blew my mind). At the end of our trip, we were convinced that this team would do almost anything to make our trip unforgettable.
Adilon, who we nicknamed Captain Catfish (as he is the maker and captain of the boat we were on), I'm pretty sure would have paddled the entire length of the Amazon to see my husband catch a monster peacock bass. He is also a master spear fisherman! His wife, Maria, is an excellent cook. The food was delicious and there was always more than enough so you don't ever feel hungry. We nicknamed Maria the Fish Whisperer (seriously though, if you want to catch big fish, you NEED Maria on the boat; we only caught piranha when shes wasn't around!). Mikeias, who we nicknamed Mr Delivery (because there isn't a thing this man can't deliver on), did a lot of the "behind-the-scenes" stuff that you sometimes may take for granted, but we were extremely grateful that he was always setting up our hammocks (this seems easy, but I could not sleep the night my husband set up my hammock...), paddling the canoes, and doing all the other tasks that may go unnoticed. If you are planning to do some serious fishing, ask for Samir (Sabretooth). He is the only person other than Eduardo that speaks English and he would be able to help out with what you need regarding your tackle/set up, as he is a keen rod-fisherman himself. Eduardo (King Cayman - as he can call cayman!) was also with us the entire time, and the excitement, passion, and child-like wonder he has for the Amazon is contagious!.
Although we did not catch monster fish (but to be clear we did catch a lot of reasonably sized fish), we were amazed at the diversity and number of fish in the lake. Every few minutes you could hear fish (including arapaima!) jump. Unlike other tour operators that take you specifically for a single species (piranha, peacock bass, etc), we were able to fish for all species and caught some amazing fish - piranha, monkeyfish, catfish, peacock bass, and although we had an arapaima taking our bait, we couldn't land him. We also saw a lot of bird species: toucans, macaws, parrots, giant kingfishers, herons, ospreys, and hummingbird eggs, as well as frogs, river dolphins, and monkeys.
I honestly cannot recommend ADJT enough! No other tour operator will take you so far into the jungle that you have literally sailed more than 1000 kms on the Amazon. Also, since you are fishing in tributaries between the Japura and the Rio Negro, you have more diversity in fish species (if fishing is what you are after). One thing that is really important to us is community development - Eduardo not only employs local people, but also actively uses his tour company to empower other local and indigenous communities. He recently acquired federal permission to promote tourism on an indigenous reservation and this is where we fished. We were not interested in tours that parade tourists through the local villages (people are not animals in a zoo) and so Eduardo's passion for empowering local people really meant the world to us.
Coming from Africa, I didn't think this experience would have such an impact on us, but it changed our lives. There isn't a day that has passed since our trip that I have not thought about the river, the jungle, and the ADJT team (seriously, they feel like family and we miss them!). Of all the tour operators out there, I can guarantee you that even in the same jungle and on the same river, none of then can compete with what ADJT has on offer and they cannot provide an experience that ADJT can deliver. read less
LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE Nolan Braidlow I visited with Eduardo and the the rest of the amazing Amazon deep jungle tours family in October of 2019... read moreI visited with Eduardo and the the rest of the amazing Amazon deep jungle tours family in October of 2019 (about a month ago). It was truly a life changing experience. I was accompanied by a friend of mine and while we spoke no Portuguese the language barrier seemed non existent. The mosquitos that everyone says to be horrid we never saw. Samir and 4 members of eduardos family (who’s names I don’t know how to spell) took amazing care of us. While it was very apparent that we were surrounded by danger in the heart of the Amazon rainforest we never once felt threatened or scared. It was obvious our new friends had a lot of experience and they truly made the jungle feel cozy. The only complaint I had about the trip was that we had to leave at the end. I know that I will definitely be back though!!!!! Thank you Amazon deep jungle tours! read less
An Jungle experience I will never forget. Wow! This Jungle tour was amazing! Eduardo and Amazon Deep Jungle Tours have arranged a great trip with authentic... read moreWow! This Jungle tour was amazing! Eduardo and Amazon Deep Jungle Tours have arranged a great trip with authentic experiences. From the beginning they gave great information about the itinerary, what to bring and they were fast to respond. The tour was with three tourists: me and a couple, and the guide Jamaica and the local guide George. Jamaica, is a knowledgeable, funny and interesting guide who was very important to make this trip so fantastic, thanks. George was the local guide and were also a good companion in the jungle.
We stayed two nights in a lodge near the river, one night with an authentic indigenous family and had the opportunity to stay one night in a jungle camp.
The food we eat was also wonderful and felt really fresh. We ate a lot of different types of local fish, some that we were a part of catching. One of my highlights was joining one of the local boys when they were going spearfishing after sunset with a torch, it was a beautiful night with a full moon and stars.
The other experiences we had was also very good. It is hard to find an animal you are looking for since the forest is not a zoo. But we still saw many different types of birds, fishes, snakes, insects and other animals. One of the things I learned is to have respect for the jungle, it can be deadly and it can be a resource for survival.
I will remember this trip for a long time. Thank you Eduardo, Jamaica and George. read less
Amazing Experience Eduardo and Deep Jungle Tours have been excellent. I am travelling alone and have been looking for an authentic jungle... read moreEduardo and Deep Jungle Tours have been excellent. I am travelling alone and have been looking for an authentic jungle experience. This was it. Eduardo was very accomodating and was always open and prompt with his communication. He was happy to help in any way, even adding additional experiences I was curious about and managing to arrange the logistics just right to fit everything in. He works with local people and guides in the jungle which makes for an authentic journey. Roul was excellent. He took us to the meeting of the waters and explained many things about the jungle, the river and the journey we were about to embark on. It would have been great to have him join us the whole way. Our Jungle Guide, Titan was also fantastic. He lives in the jungle with his family and oversaw the entire experience which included camping out under the stars. If you are curious about a safe, friendly but adventurous jungle experience I highly recommend Eduardo, his team and Deep Jungle Tours. read less
The Comapi rapids adventure focus on jungle trekking, survival skills and learning about the rainforest and land animals of the jungle. You will learn how to build a shelter in the jungle, start a fire, and cook your own delicious meals. Nothing tastes as good, as a freshly caught and freshly cooked fish from the Amazon river. There are so many different tasty fish in the Amazon river basin, and each guide has his own very favorite. Find out what your favorite fish is.
We can also customize the tour if there is something special you want to experience. Let us know beforehand or tell your guide on the tour. We are here to give you the perfect Amazon jungle experience.
Your tour always starts and ends in Manaus. We pick you up at your hotel in Manaus, on the morning of your first tour day. From there all transportation is included. After the tour, we bring you back to your hotel. If you want to be dropped off at another location, like for example the airport, we can do that as well.
We charge a deposit to guarantee your reservation. The deposit is paid through our partner PayPal. The payment is completely secured and encrypted, and you are covered by PayPal’s buyers protection.
If you are a group of more than 8 people, or if you have any questions about the tour, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always at your service.
We hope to hear from you soon. Have a pleasant day.
Once in a life time incredible experience, Amazing photos, and rear experience that no one will ever even come close ge Just got back from our trip to the jungle last wedensday,
I’m a big fan of these kind of adventures, have... read moreJust got back from our trip to the jungle last wedensday,
I’m a big fan of these kind of adventures, have been to mount Everest, and a few
third world countries. Somehow convinced my wife to come with me it no the jungle, I think a big part of it was that one of our friends ended up joining us as well.
We did the 9 day deep jungle indigenous tour. When we flew to manaus from Miami on Friday Eduardo was standing there with a sign with our last names, it was midnight, he had a cab ready, dropped us off at the hotel and told us he would be there to meet us in the following day to give us details of the trip and then we would leave 5 am the following day after on Sunday, When our trip would start.
From the first day in the jungle we ended up spending a lot of time on a boat, stopping along the amazon river to explore the jungle, and make camp.
First two days were a bit of a challenge, you realize you are truly in the deep, real jungle,
but somehow you feel safe because of Eduardo and his team. We had 4 locals part of our trip,
Mikaes, Obijilong, and Therasa. From the first night you can see their professionalism in the jungle, the only thing that compares to their ability in the jungle is you walking into a grocery store to buy food,
They’re able to stand up in a small canoe, throw a spear and catch a fish every time…
On our third night, we stopped in the deep deep jungle to camp out, as we were hanging up our hamocks, Eduardo saw a fish on the other side of the canoe, he jumped onto the canue from land, ran to the back and threw a spear into the water, when he pulled it out there was a foot and a half long fish stuck to the end of the spear, we later coked it.
The pictures we ended up taking, of the locals, of the monkeys, parrots, and caymens (small 1 foot crocodiles, were something I did not expect, and something I have not seen anywhere:
on one of our first nights we went fishing in the floating jungle, that’s when the water rises up high between the trees, and it is literally a floating forest.
I got to catch piranhas with a finishing rod we made from tree that same day, and got to eat them.
We visited local villages, played some games with them and gave out candy and toys to the kids, one village had a pet monkey that we got to play with. The villagers, and especially the kids were excited to see us.
Apparently this is the only trip that takes you into the real deep jungle and these people don’t normally see any tourists… Everyone was very nice.
The photos we took and the experience we got I have not gotten anywhere else or heard of before, we literally lived in the deep amazon jungle, not something many can say they did.
Last 2 days we camped out on an island were we actually can swim, about 30 min boat ride from the closest city, that has under 2000 people living there (Maraa), made some bbq, and relaxed for 2 days, then partied with the locals in Maraa which all apparently knew Eduardo since he is the only one bringing tourists there, they were all excited to have us visit.
Highly suggest doing this 9 day trip, bring sunscreen, bring really good mosquito spray (first two days you really need it, afterwards not as much). I had my wife and our female friend join us, the first two nights were a bit of a challenge getting used to here we were, but on the third day we all loved the trip.
Definitely a once in a life time experience, that everyone wanted to hear about once we got back…
Also got a lot of cool souvenirs, blow dart pipes, and photos to remember, that you cant get anywhere else in the world. read less
Exploration of the magical amozone In the european winter month decemeber of 2016 we had the amazing opportunity to travel together with Eduardo. We where... read moreIn the european winter month decemeber of 2016 we had the amazing opportunity to travel together with Eduardo. We where probably one of the first to visit his hometown and the magical invironment of maraa. I say traveling because we didn't saw this as a tour with a guide but a friend that wanted to share his experience, invironment and life story.
At that point it was the beginning of this new journey for both of us. Him as a local wanted to share his experience with travellers and us being the first travellers experiencing this tour and lilfestyle.
I can only highly recomend this tour being an unique experience of discovering and connecting back with the roots of nature, being surrounded by people with only love and respect for the nature and with knowledge about the surrounding.
Expect pure nature in her beautiest, wild hunting experience and surviving techniques living back to the basical lifestyle.
Thank u Eduardo and friends for sharing this life changing experience!
Ps.: Don't take a flight to téfe but take a slow boat from Manaus and sit back, relax, sun bathe, watch birds, dolphins caaimans connect with the locals and enjoy the moment on the amazing rivers of the amazone.
ENJOY!!! read less
Your adventure begins at 6:00 a.m. when your guides pick you up from the hotel and take you to the airport. The flight from Manaus to Tefé leaves promptly at 8:00 a.m., and you will be able to spend the hour-long flight enjoying the lush, scenic views of the jungle.
We will arrive in Tefé around 9:00 a.m., and you will have three hours to check in, unpack and refresh yourself for the rest of the day’s activities. At noon, we will take you on a grand tour of the market. We’ll eat lunch there, and then we will head to the dock for an exciting water excursion.
We will travel up the Amazon river a short way to the community of Missão. Here you will have the chance to learn more about the rich history of the Amazon as well as the indigenous people and their culture.
Later that afternoon, we’ll make the short journey back to Tefé for an evening of casual birdwatching and dinner before returning to the hotel for a full night of rest.
Accommodation – Overnight in Tefé
On the second day, we will leave from Tefé at 6:00 a.m. by speedboat and make the journey to Maraã. We will arrive in Maraã around noon, and we will have lunch with the locals before taking a walking tour of the community.
At 1:00 p.m., we will leave Maraã and begin the jungle tour in earnest. For this portion of the tour, we will travel upriver in a large, covered canoe and arrive at lake Comapi by 6:00 p.m. that evening. During the trip, you will be able to get your first real glimpses of the wild beauty of the Amazon. Your guides will be able to answer questions and point out interesting features of the river and the jungle.
Once we have arrived at the lake, your guides will show you how to set up a secure campsite in the jungle. You will learn how to string up hammocks, drape mosquito netting and store items safely.
After setting up camp, your guides will take you to the lake and teach you how to spearfish as you all catch food for the evening meal. After a fresh-caught meal, it will be time for your first night excursion.
You and your guides will sail out in search of a wild black caiman. The guide will catch one so that you can examine it up close, and you will be able to learn all about these interesting and ancient creatures. The guide will release it back into the water unharmed, so you don’t have to worry about the creature’s wellbeing at any point.
At the conclusion of the night excursion, your group will return to the lakeside camp to sleep.
Accommodation – Overnight in the jungle camp
The third day will start at 5:30 a.m. so that you can watch the breathtaking sunrise over Lake Comapi. Breakfast will be at 7:00 a.m., and then we will prepare to venture deeper into the Amazon rainforest. We will travel by speedboat as far as we can, and when the river narrows, we will switch to small canoes until we reach the rapids.
As we travel deeper into the jungle, you will be able to see many of the native animal species. Your guides will point out animals like monkeys, macaws, giant otters, caimans and various reptile species along the way. You will also get a chance to try your hand at bow fishing as well.
We will arrive at the rapids around 11:00 a.m., and after we have set up camp, you will have the opportunity to swim in the rapids and enjoy the beauty of the jungle and the water.
In the evening, we will once again go spearfishing for dinner, and your guides will teach you about hunting small animals. After dinner, the rest of the night will be free for rest and relaxation, and you will get to be lulled to sleep by the soothing sounds of the rapids.
Accommodation – Overnight in Lake Comapi camp
The fourth day will start with breakfast beside the Comapi rapids, and then we will begin the four-hour hike to Três Lagos, or Three Lakes.
During the hike, your guides will point out various plants that the indigenous people use for food, medicine and everyday life. You will also be able to ask questions about the jungle and learn how to spot animal tracks along the path. Because your group will be traveling in a relatively untouched area of the Amazon rainforest, you will have a unique opportunity to see many more kinds of plants and animals than if you were to trek through more commercialized areas.
Once we arrive at Três Lagos, we will hunt for agouti and spotted paca, both of which are large members of the rodent family, similar in appearance to guinea pigs or small capybaras. The afternoon and evening will be spent swimming, relaxing and once again fishing for our dinner.
Overall, this day will be spent at a more relaxed pace so that you can have adequate time to enjoy the natural beauty of the rainforest and the lakes.
Accommodation – Overnight in Lake Comapi camp
The fifth day will begin with breakfast at 8:00 a.m., and then we will prepare for a long, exciting day of canoeing, fishing and hunting deep in the heart of the jungle.
We will take the hammocks and enough supplies for making an overnight camp deep in the jungle, and then we will set off at 9:00 a.m. in the canoes. Much of the day will be spent paddling up the small, branching creeks of the Amazon river in order to experience more of the untamed beauty of the rainforest. Throughout the journey, we will hunt, fish and gather everything we need from the bounty of the jungle.
In the evening, we will set up camp much deeper in this wild portion of the jungle, and you will have the opportunity to get close to birds, rodents, reptiles, insects and animals that you will likely never get to see anywhere else.
Accommodation – Overnight in the deep jungle camp
The day will begin bright and early at 5:00 a.m., which means that you’ll get to see the entire rainforest wake up with the sunrise. After we have a quick breakfast, we will make our way back to the lakeside base camp and pack everything up for the return journey.
Once we break down the lakeside camp, we will travel to Agua Branca, or White Lake. The ecosystem of this lake is completely different from what you’ve experienced so far, so you will get to see new species of wildlife, trees and plants.
We will fish for piranha, birdwatch, observe the black caimans and catch fresh fish for dinner using bows, spears and nets; and then we will head back to Maraã Lake to make camp for the night.
Accommodation – Overnight in Maraã Lake camp
Day 7 begins at sunrise, and we will have breakfast overlooking the lake that morning. After breakfast, there will be leisure time to swim, birdwatch and simply immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area.
We will break down our small camp, and by 11:00 a.m. we will be on board a large, comfortable boat to make our return journey from Maraã to Manaus.
Accommodation – Overnight in the slow boat cabin
The final full day of the tour will be spent on the boat, which means that you can completely relax and enjoy traveling like the locals do. You will be able to walk along the spacious deck to get expansive, breathtaking views of the river and the jungle from the boat.
There will be plenty of comfortable seating as well as televisions and a snack bar for your convenience. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served on board the boat, and you will be able to watch the sunset over the water and see the star-studded night sky with no impediments or artificial lights.
Accommodation – Overnight in the slow boat cabin
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