Fri 07 Sep - Sat 15 Sep 2018

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Day 1, Fri 07 Sep 2018

International departure from London

The fundraising and training is about to pay off as the big day has finally arrived. Having waved goodbye to family and friends, you will take an early morning flight to Manaus. On arrival in Manaus you will take a private transfer to your hotel where you will check-in and enjoy some free time, the perfect opporunity to rest before the challenge ahead. Dinner and overnight is in a 3 star hotel.

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Day 2, Sat 08 Sep 2018

Transfer to your campsite in the Amazon Jungle

Today you will leave civilization and your real challenge will start. You will need an extremely flexible mind-set to make the most of the journey ahead. After a 3 - 4 hour transfer by road and boat you will reach your campsite. On the way you will have a chance to spot many different species of birds and caimans. After setting up your hammocks, grabbing some lunch and rest you will go on a reconnaissance tour in a small canoe and return to your campsite for dinner. After dinner you have the opportunity to go on a nocturnal excursion to spot caimans, and listen to the fantastic sounds of the rainforest at night!

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Day 3, Sun 09 Sep 2018

Amazon Expedition

Today you will rise early for a 5.00am start to go on a sunrise tour taking in bird watching and trying to spot grey and pink dolphins.  Following  breakfast you will hike through the amazing rainforest. Following lunch you will then pack up and leave by canoe to your next campsite.  That evening after dinner you will embark on a nocturnal excursion by canoe and under torch light to try to spot animals and nocturnal birds.  Spend the second night sleeping to the sounds of the rainforest.

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Day 4, Mon 10 Sep 2018

Amazon Expedition

Rise early to catch the waking rainforest and spot the early activities of the fishermen. Experience the diversity of another rainforest hike.  The Amazon rainforest is made up of multiple layers, each with their unique habitat and ecosystem which are  home to different species of vegetation, animals, birds, and insects. These two hikes will reveal the wonders of the ecology and interconnectedness of the forest. After lunch you will go fishing for dinner, with hand lines and rods and learn the tricks of the trade from the local crew. Various species of fish are in the Amazon and your guide will give you the names and characteristics of any fish caught. After dinner you will have free time to continue fishing if you wish to do so or relax in your hammock to the sights and sounds of the jungle.

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Day 5, Tue 11 Sep 2018

Amazon Expedition

Grab another early start and go for  a morning canoe!  After breakfast there is a fabulous reconnaissance tour of the Igapó, the vast areas of forest which are annually flooded by the Amazon river. In the afternoon there is an opportunity to experience the local community with a visit to a native’s house,  the Tracajá Maia Guest House.  There is a chance for some free time before dinner and then another chance for a nocturnal hike.

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Day 6, Wed 12 Sep 2018

Amazon Expedition

Rise early for a morning canoe and fish for lunch! Today you will visit different indigenous families along the waterways of the Amazon. You will also visit a manioc farm, where your guide will explain agricultural methods used locally. After lunch you will go piranha fishing for the afternoon! Your catch of the day will be enjoyed at dinner time. You will have another optional nocturnal hike to immerse yourself in the night life of the jungle.

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Day 7, Thu 13 Sep 2018

Amazon to Manaus

An early start for a bird watching tour and swim in the in the fresh waters of the Amazon. After breakfast you will visit an area to see rubber trees. Your guide will explain about the rubber boom in the Amazon, and also how rubber was harvested and processed. Return to Manaus for a well-deserved shower, celebratory meal and proper bed!

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Day 8, Fri 14 Sep 2018

Good Bye Brazil

After a good nights rest followed by breakfast, you will have some free time before your midday transfer to the airport for your return flight to London.

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Day 9, Sat 15 Sep 2018

Arrive Home

You will arrive back in London, filled with pride, equipped with skills of living in the jungle, some wonderful memories to share and of course some new found friends.

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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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