The Amazon Trekking Expedition itinerary is suitable for adventurers physically prepared for the extreme conditions that are used during the experience , a script involving jungle survival activities, where each participant is responsible for carrying their own equipment: water, hammock, blanket, rowing, including backpacks as well as all the material needed for this adventure.

The experience:

  • Specialties of the Brazilian Forest.
  • Explanations referring to medicinal plants found in the Amazonian Forest
  • Identify habits of wildlife that inhabit the exploited region.
  • Geographical orientation on an unknown territory.
  • How to get food straight from the jungle.
  • Food preparation and preservation.
  • Methods of building and shelters within the jungle.
  • Methods for making fire using jungle-only material.
  • Finding a safe place to get shelter.

Package description

08:00 AM Pick up at Hotel – Transfer to the river port Ceasa, visiting the local fruit market at the harbor, speedboat visiting the meeting of the waters, where  Negro and  Solimões rivers meet, forming the Amazon River. Arrival in Careiro village – road trip by a van on the highway BR 319.

Fast stop along the way to see water lilies: Vitoria-Régia. Then we get a speedboat to the Mamorí River, we will take more  50 minutes by a speedboat trip to get our jungle lodge:  Amazon Turtle Lodge base.

  • We will stop at our jungle lodge to get our equipment to the expedition: Kayak, rowing, safety equipment;
  • Stop for Lunch;
  • Afternoon: Canoe trip to watch birds and dolphins;
  • First Overnight at Amazon Turtle Lodge;

Breakfast and the start of the survival trip. Leave the guest lodge, and take the way for the jungle trek.

All day trekking. Late afternoon, time to stop and to prepare the camp and overnight in the jungle.

Experiences of the day 

  • Identifying territory for shelter
  • Recognition of the region to make fire
  • Preparation the base camp for an overnight
  • Nocturnal Tour for Region Recognition
  • Overnight in the Amazon jungle

Early in the morning, after breakfast, walk in the jungle, the local tour guide will show the group how to get food for lunch and dinner. Afternoon, more trekking and observation of wildlife. About 5:00 p.m. time to stop and to prepare the camp to overnight in the jungle.

Experiences of the Day

  • Jungle guide will present survival techniques
  • How to get food in the forest
  • Observation of animals with diurnal habits

The food found during this walk will serve as the basis for lunch and dinner this day.

Overnight at the camp, and another night surviving the Amazon rainforest.

In the morning 6:00 a.m. bird watching and jungle trekking. Now it´s time to move to another river and base camp. This is the time that the adventurous has to cross some small rivers, so they can get to the boat again to get stop and to prepare the camp to overnight.

After breakfast, canoeing in the small creeks but also looking for food, lunch, dinner, and anything that is possible to eat from the jungle.  Time to prepare camp and before going to sleep do some canoeing again to observe the nocturnal animals and fishing, with luck we can catch some of the 2.500 different kinds of fish of the Amazon. The ACARA fish can be just perfect for lunch in the next day.

Overnight out in the jungle in tune with the Amazon rainforest

Special canoe trip in entire the Igapós and Igarapés (small rivers tributaries) to observe birds, sloth, insects and maybe some monkeys. In the afternoon fishing for dinner:  Maybe we have a chance to catch the famous Tucunaré, the Peacock Bass, piranha or catfishes. Overnight in the forest in the middle of nowhere in the jungle. A real jungle experience!

Time to relax and contemplate the beauties of the forest

Early morning 5:30 a.m. sunrise trip to observe the black howler monkeys and the black-capped capuchin monkeys, Red Macaws, many birds are just starting to feed, a nice time of the day to see the animals. Afternoon, the activities can be combined with our tour guide, according to your preference.

After Breakfast, transfer back to base camp.  During the afternoon we will try to make contacts with dolphins, which live in groups around this region. Sometimes the dolphins can approach us, but most of the time stay a certain distance. This tour it is a very special moment to contemplate the rich biodiversity of Amazon rainforest.

After breakfast, in the morning, visit to the rubber and manioc plantations and go there to see the process making manioc flour. Evening a big dinner with family, barbecue and some caipirinhas to celebrate the success of the adventure and the last night at Amazon Turtle Lodge.

After breakfast, transfer back to Manaus. The transfer can be in the morning or after lunch. Drop off can be Airport or Hotel.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • English speaking guide
  • All meals
  • Mineral water
  • Transfers Manaus/ base camp /Manaus
  • Hammock accommodations with mosquito nets
  • All activities mentioned on the tour program

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel insurance of any kind
  • Alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine – It can be arranged as to your request for moderate consumption.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • Due to the extreme nature and risks associated with these trips, we strongly recommend that you take individual travel insurance that reflects your personal and family histories.
  • We inspect the vessels we work with regularly, and carry safety, first aid, and emergency equipment on board.
  • We are also connected with logistics for patient removal by helicopter services available in the region if needed.
  • Manaus has two very good hospitals, one specializing in tropical medicine.

We assume no responsibilities for lost or damaged items and personal equipment and gear during the trip, unless it happens by negligence from our part.

WE RECOMMEND YOU TO BRING

A small backpack along with your main gear, This will help you pack for off trips and nights we spend in the jungle.

The following items are also recommended

  • Light cotton T-shirts
  • A cotton sweater and sweat pants
  • Several pairs of socks
  • Jeans or nylon long pants, shorts
  • Trekking shoes or hiking boots
  • Hat, sun glasses, a pair of flip flops
  • Swimming suit, towel, sun screen
  • A small flashlight
  • A pair of binoculars
  • Zip lock bags to store and protect film and other items from water
  • Rain coat (if you must)

We have more Eco-friendly alternatives to bug repellents, but you may wish to bring your own.

PASSPORT, VACCINATIONS AND HEALTH REPORT

We will need copies of the picture page of your passport and vaccination cards. Recommended that you take the yellow fever shot and bring medications for any existing previous conditions you may have. I am personally against taking the malaria pill, and there is no proof of its effectiveness.

The side effects can also be greater than the symptoms sometimes, and there are very few cases detected in a single year, but it this is ultimately your choice. Please let us know of any existing conditions you may have that we should be aware of, such as allergies, diabetes, heart and blood pressure problems. We will keep this information confidential.

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