I awoke at 0600 am. It was already bright outside and I was ready for breakfast by 0730 am. There were just 6 of us guests remaining this morning at Amazon Tupana Lodge, so we all ate at one table.
That’s the mischievous parrot in the lodge.
After breakfast we went on another boat trip to see if we could spot dolphins or other wildlife.
We just saw a cobra slithering on the water surface.
And more cool scenery.
We returned back to Amazon Tupana Lodge at 0945 am.
I rested in my room and packed. Lunch was ready by 1130am.
For lunch I had fish and chocolate pudding.
The lodge would not receive any new guests today. Tomorrow they would receive a French group. Robinson (our English guide) would return with us to Manaus but Jamiu (the Portuguese guide) would remain and work with the French translator. The lodge also receives Spanish and Japanese speaking groups with translators.
We departed for Manaus at 1310.
First by motorized boat (20 minutes).
Then by shuttle. Forty Five minutes later at around at 1415 we arrived at the small town Castanho.
We visited a small convenience store.
I tried some acai ice cream.
We waited for heavy rainfall to pass and left Castanho at 1445. At 1600 we arrived at the Port in Careiro da Varzeo.
It would be a 25 minute transfer by flying catamaran across Rio Negro (Amazon River) to Port Ceasa in Manaus.
A journey by flying catamaran is quite bumpy. I was just in awe of how the sky looked at that time of day. Just Epic!
We got to a point where the vessel tried to navigate through a small pass between the vegetation, but the entrance was blocked by a log.
We watched as another ferry came by and towed the log away, opening up the pass for all of us.
On the other end of the pass there was one hilarious moment when the flying cat crashed hard on the surface of the water and we screamed.
When we reached Port Caesa waited 30 minutes for a shuttle to collect us and transfer us to our hotels – the 4th and final transfer from Amazon Tupana Lodge.
While waiting we watched a little performance at the port.
It was thrilling to enter the air-conditioned shuttle again. The first time we’d been exposed to an air-conditioned environment since departing Manaus 4 days earlier.
I got recommendations on where to eat that night from one of the Portuguese girls who is working at a hospital in Manaus.
I was dropped off at Go Inn Manaus at 1710.
I had a hot shower, rested and surfed online until 1920 before departing for the Amazon Theatre. I was told that they have free performances at 8pm but I need to get there early.
There was already a long queue.
By 1945 they started letting people into the theater.
I found a good place in one of the galleries on the 3rd floor.
There was a performance with opera, experimental ballet and a live orchestra.
It lasted an 1 hour. After the performance I went to Tambaqui de Banda for supper.
It is opposite the Amazon Theater and was the restaurant that the Portuguese traveler recommended to me on the shuttle.
I had Tuscada fish with maniac, rice, beans, salad, and soursop juice.
The food at this restaurant is priced quite reasonably.
Some juices that I’ve never encountered in my life.