Hands-on Survival Techniques and Trekking in the
Thick of the Amazon Rainforest (private tour)
- Learn hands-on jungle survival techniques and enjoy a most adventurous afternoon in the thick of the Amazon Rainforest!
Get ready for a most adventurous afternoon and sleepover in the thick of the Amazon rainforest! We’ll spend an entire afternoon in the jungle, hiking and learning a wealth of hands–on jungle survival techniques from a team of former members of the Brazilian Military, specialized in jungle rescue operations. For dinner we’ll make a genuine Amazonian barbecue served with sides and fruits.
We’ll leave our lodge in the afternoon and navigate through the Black River to a spot in the Amazon Rainforest. Our trained professional team leaders will take us on a hiking tour and will introduce us to jungle survival techniques, such as obtaining drinking water, making fire, differentiating edible plant species, setting up traps, building a shelter, and the Amazonian “peconha” technique to gather fruit from on trees.
Now it’s dinnertime in the Amazon! We’ll make a chicken and fish barbecue in the jungle, along with manioc flour meal, salt, lime and fruit, and using large Amazonian leaves as our makeshift plates!
As night arrives, we’ll hear from our team leaders about Amazonian legends, jungle knowledge and indigenous customs. At this moment you can choose to have your night’s rest either back at the lodge, or on hammocks tied between trees, with canopies to protect yourselves in case of rain. Also, the sleeping area has a private ecological bathroom.
After this unique adventure, we’ll head back to the lodge, having experienced the unique sensation of life in the wild Amazon Rainforest!
Note: sleepover on the hammocks is optional, you can decide on the spot during the tour whether to return to the lodge or to sleep on the hammocks.
Since you’ll be doing this tour with your own private guides, you’ll be able to enjoy each attraction at your own pace; making all of the stops you want while enjoying personalized assistance and care from your expert guides.
Important: This is an activity for people of all ages (5 year-olds and up), and it’s designed to be safe and easygoing. There are no difficult hiking paths, and total hiking distance is about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) during the entire tour, and can be adapted to as little as 1200 feet (400 meters) or even less for guests with limited mobility. Nor do any of the activities involve any risks. Mosquitoes are few, because the acidity of the Black River (one of the 2 main tributaries of the Amazon river) makes it impossible for them to breed on the riverbanks.
The tour, in sum, is designed for almost everyone and, although it is adventurous and exciting, it is certainly not challenging.
Note: keep in mind that the Amazon Rainforest has the largest variety of flora in the planet, but animal spotting is definitely not a highlight of Amazon explorations. The tour’s exact itinerary and duration may change subject to weather conditions and decisions of the tour guide to optimize your tour experience.