When the staycation was first launched last December, the programme was sold out within hours. Amazon Flooded Forest is home to a herd of 18 manatees and other freshwater creatures, such as the prehistoric-looking giant freshwater fish, arapaimas.
If you are curious about the experience, here’s what it actually looks like in real life and what to expect: you get real beds with two pillows for each bed within each tent. There are basic amenities such as a fan and a charging plug. It might get cold at night so if you want, do bring along a jacket while you stay warm while staring at the swimming manatees.
As night falls, head to bed in a bespoke glamping tent right by the Amazon Flooded Forest, where you’ll find the world’s largest freshwater aquarium. It is home to majestic West Indian manatees, arapaima, and a host of other freshwater fishes. Get to know interesting facts, such as how 24 manatee calves have been welcomed since the species was first introduced in 1994.
Bid these graceful animals goodnight as you drift off to sleep – all snuggled up in the glamping tent complete with cushy mattresses while the manatees float gracefully by.
Manatees are large, fully aquatic, mostly herbivorous marine mammals sometimes known as sea cows. There are three accepted living species of Trichechidae, representing three of the four living species in the order Sirenia: the Amazonian manatee, the West Indian manatee, and the West African manatee. They measure up to 4.0 metres (13 ft 1 in) long, weigh as much as 590 kilograms (1,300 lb), and have paddle-like flippers.
Manatees go to sleep at night just like we do, and they snooze near the surface of the water because they need to come up for air every 15 minutes or so. You can retire peacefully into your tent without fearing that you’ll miss too much action.
According to Time Out & Wikipedia