Rubber Museum, Indigenous Tribe & Pink Dolphins (6 hours)
The Rubber Plantation Museum at Vila Paraíso, 25 minutes from Manaus, was constructed for the production of the Brazilian movie “A Selva” (“The Jungle”) with the purpose of reproducing with fidelity a Amazonian rubber plantation from the nineteenth century, when the production of rubber was the main economic activity of the country. This museum is very unique, only accessible by boat and surrounded by water and the forest. Once inside it, guests get to know all the stages of the rubber production, the workers’ routine and habits.
The whole tour is a travel to the past, as guests get to the museum by boat and experience the way people used to move around in the Rubber Cycle. They visit the Rubber Master House to see the huge construction that shows the wealth of rubber plantations, the Large Tent, where the tools were kept, and the Chapel. In a trail through the jungle, it is possible to see the rubber trees and the process to collect the latex. The tour continues to a visit in an indigenous tribe, in which guests can admire and live their culture, habits and traditions. The last stop is to admire and swim with the lovely pink rare dolphins before going back to the hotel.