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Fri 07 Sep - Sat 15 Sep 2018

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ITINERARY

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Your challenge day by day

Day 1, Fri 07 Sep 2018

International departure from London

Your fundraising and training is about to pay off, the big day has finally arrived. Wave goodbye to family and friends, before you board the overnight flight to Manaus, Brazil.

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Day 2, Sat 08 Sep 2018

Arrival in Manaus

Arrive in Manaus and check into your hotel. You have the afternoon free to explore the state capital of Amazona, the gateway into the Brazilian Amazon. Dinner and overnight in a hotel.

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Day 3, Sun 09 Sep 2018

Transfer to your campsite in the Amazon Jungle

Today you leave civilisation and the real challenge begins. Keeping your wits about you, enter the jungle realm, so get ready to test your survival skills. 
You will reach your campsite after a 3-4 hour transfer by road and boat. In this survival challenge, you will be setting up your own hammocks at the campsites each night and responsible for getting your kit prepared each day. 
Following lunch, it’s time to test your canoe skills on the nearby waterways, familiarising yourself with your new home in the jungle. After dinner, we intrepidly take on the Amazon by night, carefully trekking through the jungle spotting nocturnal wildlife. Overnight in jungle campsite. 

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Day 4, Mon 10 Sep 2018

Amazon Canoeing and Trekking

You start off early to spot exotic birdlife, catching sunrise at 5am as the forest awakens and begin by travelling through the jungle by either foot or canoe, depending on the water level surrounding the campsite in this everchanging environment.
The jungle is famous for its biological diversity from giant snakes to poisonous frogs. Today as you explore you will have a chance to spot caimans and the rare grey and pink dolphins. 
Following breakfast, you will hike through the lush greenery of the humid rainforest building your appetite. Keeping hydrated in the heat and humidity is key as you push through the vegetation, the ultimate way to explore the world's largest tropical rainforest.
Pack up camp after lunch and paddle your canoe down the mighty Amazon River to your next campsite. 
After dinner, you will paddle by torch light to see the jungle coming alive at night.  Your night is spent sleeping in hammocks listening to the sounds of the rainforest.

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Day 5, Tue 11 Sep 2018

Amazon Canoeing and Trekking

You begin day five with another early start to see local fisherman going about their daily tasks and a hike through the verdant rainforest. 
After lunch you will go fishing for your own dinner, learning the tricks of the trade from the local crew. Over 3,000 species of fish live in the Amazon River. Your guides will assist you in identification, preparation and the cooking of your exotic catch. 
The evening is free to get to know your fellow challengers, forging friendships and relaxing in your hammock after two long and rewarding days. Overnight in jungle campsite.

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Day 6, Wed 12 Sep 2018

Amazon Canoeing and Trekking

On day six you continue learning the basics of jungle survival.
After breakfast, grab your paddle and explore the vast areas of forest known as Igapó by canoe, this special area is annually flooded by the Amazon River and is another fantastic opportunity to spot wildlife. 
Next up is a visit to a local community to experience their warm generosity and share lunch whilst being given an introduction to the traditional flour making process. 
Late afternoon you will again fish for your dinner, putting all the skills learned yesterday into action before another night in your jungle hammock.

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Day 7, Thu 13 Sep 2018

Amazon to Manaus

Another early start to the day, as you meet another of the approximate 500 indigenous communities living in the Amazon jungle. Join a local family for lunch in the large community house known as a Maloca, where important events are celebrated. You will then have some free time to explore a nearby beach.  
Continuing the river journey back to civilisation, you will take break to learn about the local rubber trees that were responsible for the Amazon rubber boom in the 19th and 20th centuries. Local experts will show you the refinement and production processes and teach you about its critical role in the history of forming modern Brazil. 
Arrive back into Manaus to check in to the hotel and enjoy a well-deserved shower, celebratory meal and proper bed!

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Day 8, Fri 14 Sep 2018

Farewell Brazil

Today you have some free time in the morning before your transfer to the airport and your return flight to the UK.

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Day 9, Sat 15 Sep 2018

Arrive Home

Today arrive back in the UK and familiar civilisation, feeling proud you have survived one of the most remote jungles in the world!

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Important information

 

The itinerary is there as a guide and may change due to unusual weather patterns, wildlife movements, the strength of the group, and so on. We will do our very best to keep to the set itinerary; however, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that may occur. In all such circumstances, your challenge leader will have the final say.

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