My husband and I were looking for an Amazon experience that was really close to nature and not just a jungle trek near Manaus. Well, we certainly found it in Mamiraua! The waters were swarming with enormous fish and caymans, and the trees were covered with birds and monkeys. We were even lucky enough to see the Uakari (red-faced) monkey (twice) and the pink dolphins (twice!). The food was fantastic and the staff were of a very high calibre. They were extremely polite and accommodating. The staff were more than willing to tailor each activity to make sure it was suited to our interests and enjoyment. The accomodation was quite comfortable and spacious as well. If you want to see the depths of the Amazon with relative comfort, Mamiraua is the place for you.