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Manaus, Novo Airão and the Anavilhanas Archipelago

A journey through the heart of the Amazon

If you are planning a trip to the Amazon, you cannot fail to include Novo Airão in your itinerary. This charming riverside town is the starting point for a unique adventure through the igapós (flooded forests) of the Anavilhanas Archipelago.

After arriving in Novo Airão and staying at one of the local hotels for the night, take the opportunity to try the traditional cuisine of the region in a local restaurant. In the afternoon explore the streets of Novo Airão and discover a little more about Amazonian culture.

But get ready, for the best is yet to come. In the coming days, you will marvel at the natural beauty of this amazing place. Come with us on this journey of discovery and contemplation of nature!

  • Novo Airão;
  • Overnight Accommodation;
  • Lunch at a local restaurant;
  • Free afternoon to sightsee the town.

Enquire today for the price of transport and two nights accommodation in Novo Airão.


1. Contemplation & Immersion in the Anavilhanas Archipelago [Departing from Novo Arão]
An innovative itinerary that offers a unique opportunity for nature lovers to explore the wonders of the igapós (flooded forests) of the Anavilhanas Archipelago. With an abundance of natural attractions, this is the perfect place for a deep contemplation of the jungle and the river labyrinths of the Rio Negro. Discover the richness of the local fauna and flora as you venture along trails that lead to a variety of “must-see” destinations for those seeking an authentic and unforgettable experience in the Amazon.

  • Equipment: regional speedboat;
  • Departure at 8:30 a.m. from the port of Novo Airão / return at 5 p.m.

Itinerary: Navigating through the labyrinths of the Anavilhanas Archipelago, contemplation of the Igapó forest, visit the ICMBIO Base, a Brazilian federal agency responsible for the management of federal conservation units and the protection of Brazilian biodiversity. Embark on a thrilling river cruise in search of alligators and other animals of the region. At a local community you will have the opportunity to meet artisans who produce and sell beautiful handicrafts in wood and palm fiber. Finally, enjoy a refreshing river or beach swim while savoring a delicious local snack. End your tour after returning to the port of Novo Airão.

2. Itinerary: the Madada Caves
Motorboat from the port of Novo Airão at 8:30 am ready for an unforgettable adventure in the Anavilhanas Archipelago where you will be able to contemplate the magnificent forest, lakes and beaches of the region. Your destination is the mysterious “Pedra Sanduíche” (the sandwiched stone), follow a trail in the forest until you reach an incredible group of caves.

Afterwards enjoy a light snack and drink before continuing your adventure. The next stop is at the “Buraco Frio” (the cold hole) waterfall, where you can take a refreshing bath, enjoy the scenery and take photos. The trail back to your boat is a further opportunity to appreciate the extraordinary beauty of this region. End your tour after returning to the port of Novo Airão.

In Novo Airão and the Anavilhanas Archipelago you will experience unique and unforgettable moments in nature.

Don’t miss this opportunity to discover one of the most beautiful places in Brazil!

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