Tropical Hotel Manaus
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... to catch a piranha. And again... The wait began. We waited. And waited. And changed locations, To wait, And wait. And no piranhas :( Our local bush man (who drove the canoe) told us it was too cold for piranhas so we promptly moved to the next exercise. This was... Alligator hunting. We pulled out the flash light and used it to find their reflective eyes. However, to spot the large 3 meter alligators (or caymens as the locals call them) involved som weird kind of call ...
... sing their songs in harmony in the stadium! Biggest issue was the heat and humidity in the stadium - once again we had nosebleed seats and there was no air movement up there at all - key design flaw for the stadium. Tomorrow are several jungle walks which should be interesting. It was strange taking the boat back here after the game - mile after mile of darkness - no homes, no roads, no lights. Hope I sleep ...
... is different from tall shaded tree dense areas, to open expanses of water, to grassy plains, which probably are around a metre or less deep - tricky! We saw lots of birds. And an Iguana, which got frightened and fell off the tree - a common occurrence we've been told. We also saw an area covered in lily pads! So freakin cool. We ventured in an area where the motor got stuck and we had to paddle and rock the boat to get out. We headed back to camp and ...
... monkey! I fell in love with her.... So cute! A little further down the river there were some lovely water lilies and a huge tree which is/was used for hitting for jungle communication if a member of the party was lost or needed help! Very clever! Lunch on the floating restaurant next door provided good sustenance... Lots of fish, rice, stew and potatoes and of course jungle fruit for afters! We seemed to be there for an eternity but the boat headed back for Manaus?! Confusing?! The ...
... and grass and overhead the larger canopy trees meet, enclosing us in this spooky night forest setting. This time Nigel soon pulls an impressive 1 meter, 4 year old caiman from the murky river. He doesn’t get that close to us with it as it’s squirming and evidently really strong. For it to get loose in the canoe would be bloodshed.
Day 2 and we’re up early to have breakfast and then paddle downstream to begin a jungle trek. But behind us the sky is ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
TravelPod Member ReviewsTropical Hotel Manaus
A great hotel and a pleasant change from hostel life. The room was clean and huge. The showers warm, a little bizarre that the shower door opened into the shower stall requiring a little maneuvering to get in and out. The pool facilities are amazing and the breakfast buffet is unbeatable. The zoo is a nice little addition, but you feel a little sorry for the animals. It is a very large building and compound, so make sure you pay attention to where you go, so you don't get lost.
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