Let the adventure
Terra do Caju is located in the municipality of Autazes, south-east of Manaus. There are 2 ways to get from Manaus to Terra do Caju. The faster option takes about 3 hours and requires several transfers between road and water transport. The more comfortable and authentic option is a 9-hour boat trip from Manaus directly to our project. The boat trip is only possible from the end of February to the middle of September because the water level is too low during the rest of the time.
The faster 3-hour variant involves various means of transport and works as follows. By ferry from Ceasa (port in Manaus) to Careiro da Várzea, then by bus to Açupuranga (Km 39) and from there by private canoe up the Rio Mamori to our land.
Manaus Centro – Porto Ceasa
Shared taxi (Lotação) (10R$),
Public bus (4 R$)
Regular taxi (ca 40R$)
Porto Ceasa – Careiro da Várzea
With the express boat, called Lancha, from the dock to Careiro
departs from 05.00 – 18.00 o’clock
waiting time up to 45 min, departs when full.
Travel time 20 – 30 min, price 11 R$
Careiro da Várzea – Açupuranga, Km 39
There is Luiz, who drives with a white VW bus directly to Açupuranga or Jonny
Luiz, daily at 07.00 o’clock
Jonny, daily at 15.00 o’clock
Driving time approx. 1 hour, price 20 R$
or taxi, 150 R$
Açupuranga, Km 39 – Terra do Caju
Pick-up by us by canoe. If nothing is agreed with us, João, the shopkeeper, will organize someone to take you by canoe to Terra do Caju (Lago Itaúba).
Travel time approx. 80 min, price 70 R$,
The quickest way to get to Terra do Caju is by land. Here at the arrival by bus in Acupuranga (Km 39).
At the dock in Ceasa. From here you take the express boat (Lancha) over the Amazon river to Careiro da Várzea.
Full throttle across the Amazon. In the background the harbour of Ceasa (Manaus).
In Careiro da Várzea you change to the bus. Here Luiz with his VW bus to Açupuranga (Km 39).
On the last leg of the trip, we travel up the Rio Mamori by canoe from Açupuranga.
The canoe offers only limited space. For safety reasons everything important should be packed waterproof.
Morning atmosphere at Lago Itaúba.
With and against
From the end of February to mid-September the boat “Madson Filho II” takes you directly from Manaus to Terra do Caju once every 2 weeks. First down the Rio Negro, then up the Solimões and into the green of the Amazon basin. Through the narrow parana that leads to the Rio Mamori you can enjoy the breeze and the passing nature lying comfortably in a hammock. A 9-hour river cruise on the Amazon steamer to the village of the village “Menino Jesus”. From there you board the dinghy and are delivered in 5 minutes directly to us at Lago Itaúba. Captain Josa is extremely reliable and 100% trustworthy. Appointments have to be arranged with us. A hammock can be organized by us.
|Abfahrt:||Porto Manaus Moderno (Manaus Centro)|
|Dauer:||ca 9 Stunden|
|Kosten:||40 R$ mit Verpflegung|
|Verpflegung:||Auf dem Schiff wird ein Mittagessen gekocht. Wasser ist gratis.Getränke und Kleinigkeiten können gekauft werden.|
The ship "Madson Filho II" chugs towards Terra do Caju.
At the dock of Porto Manaus Moderno.
Up the Solimões you will pass floating settlements.
And soon you' ll be going into the green.
Evening mood on the ship.