There are many tours running out of Manaus that offer trips out into the Amazon Rainforest. We booked ours before we arrived after a bit of internet research, one selling point being staying on a floating river lodge.

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Day 1 we headed out from the port of Manaus to see the “Meeting of the waters” before heading on to the River Lodge where we where to spend 2 nights before heading into the Rainforest for a further 2.

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The river lodge where spent 2 nights, in hammocks on the boat rather than in rooms in the lodge

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The first activity of the tour was a bit of Piranha fishing with bits of meat before heading back in the motorised canoes as the sunset.

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After a pretty decent dinner we headed out in the dark in search of Alligators.

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Our guide kindly pointed out the fat slimy fish that would happily swim up you rear end and eat your insides, nice!
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I dropped this little fellow in the boat which caused a fair bit of alarm, oops!

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Benedict Adam

Trying to travel with the ethos of a backpacker, no matter of budget, whether I'm across the other side of the world or over the road.