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Amazonian waterfalls tour from Manaus

Journey deep into the heart of Amazonia and visit some of the most sensational waterfalls in the Manaus region. Pay homage to Mother Nature at the Sanctuary Waterfall followed by a traditional Brazilian lunch before heading to the Iracema Waterfall for the afternoon. Expect lots of water, lots of spray and lots of noise! Leave Manaus in the morning and travel through the rainforest towards Presidente Figueiredo, a bustling town on the River Urubui. From here, make the trek to the famed Sanctuary Waterfalls (Cachoeira do Santuário) which is a complex featuring three cascades, with the largest some 5 metres high. The strong currents mean that as the water crashes against the rocks, the splash produces a fine mist, creating a truly beautiful sight. Despite the force of the water, small pools are formed on the banks of the river, allowing for a more leisurely bathing experience. As it contrasts with the vegetation, the water seems to take on a variety of colours while the banks are a mix of rocks and a dense tangle of roots. A statue of St Claire nestled behind one of the falls is the source of the name, Sanctuary Waterfall. Head to a local restaurant and feast on a typical Brazilian lunch before continuing your jungle adventure with a visit to the impressive Iracema Waterfall. This 8 metre-high cascade is much wider than the Sanctuary falls and you can stand under the overhang to ‘take a shower’. During low tide, small natural pools form and you can enjoy a natural hot tub. Journey deep into the heart of Amazonia and visit some of the most sensational waterfalls in the Manaus region. Pay homage to Mother Nature at the Sanctuary Waterfall followed by a traditional Brazilian lunch before heading to the Iracema Waterfall for the afternoon. Expect lots of water, lots of spray and lots of noise! Meeting/pick-up point: Roundtrip transfer to/from most hotels. Duration: Eight hours. Start/opening time: 8am. Languages: English and Spanish. Others: From June to November the canoe ride will be replaced by a walking tour in the forest.