DAY TREK OPTIONS
1. Jungle Boat Tour
Hop on the boat for an exciting ride through a small jungle river.
Hop on board and head up river to a small creek. In this small, twisted, quick-flowing creek, you will get to experience indigenous doing what they do. You will pass several of their planting grounds, see ingigenous in small dugout canoes fishing and enjoy different types of wildlife. About 1 hour into the ride is a large waterfall and here you will stop for a swim, picnic or relax. Note: Fee does apply.
2. Indigenous Craft and Culinary Experience
Visit the nearby Areal Indigenous Community.
Observe a basket weaving demonstration, and try your hand at an artisanal craft. Participate in making farinha, a favorite food of this region. * Handmade crafts will be available for purchase. Note: Fee does apply.
3. Baniwa Cultural Center
Travel by vehicle just outside of town to visit a traditional baniwa maloca (indigenous longhouse).
Learn first-hand from them about their lifestyle, language, culture, music, dance, and artisanal work. Walk their trails. Try their food. Enjoy a cultural exchange. Leave with an appreciation of these indigenous people. Artisanal items will be available for purchase. Note: Fee does apply.
A short 4x4 drive on a dirt road out of town, takes you to the most famous imaginary line ever: the equator!
Take your picture while standing with one foot on the Northern Hemisphere and the other on the Southern Hemisphere! Note: Fee does apply.
5. Boa Esperança Hike
Hike a short trail in town leading to an amazing view of São Gabriel surrounded by the Rio Negro (Black River) and the canopy of the rainforest.
Spot vibrantly colored butterflies, an array of insects, and giant leaves down to the smallest of plant life. This well marked trail can be enjoyed by every explorer.
6. Sunset at Fortress Hill
Take a late afternoon walk in town atop huge rocks at the river’s edge for a panoramic view of the sunset with Mount Cabari and the Rio Negro in the backdrop.
No two sunsets are alike, so you may want to do this hike more than once to take in the breathtaking view!
7. Beach Excursion
Take in the scenic views as you walk along the rocky river bank. Bask in the sun on the white sandy beaches and enjoy a swim in the refreshing, cool water of the Rio Negro.
Relax to the sounds of the rushing rapids and feel the warmth of the sun...You just might think you’re ocean side. Join in a soccer, volleyball, or basketball game with the locals. For those seeking adventure, enjoy tubing some of the calmer rapids.