I had planned to visit Brazil for at least 15 years, so I had done my research for this trip. I had heard there is a fair bit of competition for eco-lodges in and around Manaus, but I am very happy that I decided to go with Amazon Jungle Day Tours for a 4D/4N stay. It was an incredible experience that included a night camping outdoors in the jungle, piranha fishing, watching for pink dolphins, observing exotic birds, and most importantly (for me), interacting with the local people. I was there over the New Year, so I spent New Years Eve at a party at the local community church, which was an indescribable experience. By the end of my stay there, I really felt like I was almost a part of the community. I really want to go back there.