Amazon Hiking and Tree Climbing Adventure
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Venture into the jungle’s life – with a bird’s eye view of the rainforest in your Amazon Hiking and Tree Climbing Adventure!
The Amazon is a “must-see” destination for any nature traveler. But how you see it is another question altogether. The vast majority of those who visit the Amazon do so aboard cruise ships with dozens (and dozens!) of other passengers, all going ashore together and exploring in large groups. For more adventurous travelers who prefer an active experience focused on nature rather than fellow travelers, this Amazon Hiking and Tree Climbing Adventure offers a secluded, eye-level encounter with the Amazon. In fact, with our tree climbing permits and small group size, this Amazon adventure is truly in a class by itself.
> Spend three days exploring the Amazon rainforest from a small jungle lodge designed especially for wildlife viewing
> See monkeys, parrots, and tropical birds during guided jungle excursions on foot
> Get a bird’s-eye view and listen for the yell of howler monkeys as you climb the canopy to survey the endless treetop expanse
> Learn about wild plants used for medicine, food, and tools.
Why Travel With Us?
Most Travelers Never See the Real Brazilian Amazon. With Us, You Will.
The Most Ecological Houseboat on the River
The Ecoboat Mamie Denise, built in 1996 and completely overhauled in 2013, is custom-designed for navigating the Amazon and its tributaries. Built in the classic style distinctive to this region and beautifully finished with contemporary comforts, this small river boat features cozy cabins with panoramic windows for observing the passing riverscapes, rainforest and wildlife. It is small enough to navigate where larger boats cannot go, but is of sufficient size to provide stability on the river.
Visit the Less-Traveled Northern Amazon
Our unusual itineraries focus on more remote destinations away from the standard tourist track. Here, we’re surrounded by pristine tropical rainforest within an 667-acre private biological reserve. Casual tourists—even those who have been to Amazon many times with other tour operators—rarely see this unspoiled region that’s just about 144 kilometers from the city of Manaus.
Small Groups Equal a Better Experience
Our journeys accommodate smaller groups with a maximum of 7 guests each for hiking and tree climbing excursions who are cared for by our professional crew. While other companies may offer groups space on trips with more people, ours is the most intimate family-based Amazon experience out there. You’ll share wondrous nature encounters with a few other guests who share your passion for the natural world.
Organic Fresh Home-Style Cuisine
Tropical Tree Climbing directly provides approximately 50-70% of food for us and guests onsite. The kitchen is on a raised and open platform, fully equipped with a wood stove and oven. We harvest seasonal fresh vegetables and fruit by hand, from within walking distance of our kitchen. Any processing that occurs between our farm and kitchen is minimal, and the attention to detail is extensive and ensures freshness and quality. Needless to say, it also greatly reduces waste. Just take a peek into our kitchen. It’s easy, as the open layout invites you to watch us work!
Accompanying each journey is a diverse team of experts–from naturalists to regional specialists — who will share their knowledge and insights on the wildlife, landscapes and local culture. Not only do they undergo rigorous guide training, including resources from WCS scientists, they are also chosen for their ease with children and ability to relate to younger travelers.
Make Your Own Adventure
While even our pre-planned itineraries are created for small groups, since that’s how nature travel is best experienced, a customized trip takes this a step further: Your private adventure is explicitly tailored to your group’s needs and interests, whether you’re traveling with immediate family, several generations, a group of friends or business associates.
Tropical Tree Climbing is a Wildlife Conservation Society Partner
Working in alliance with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Tropical Tree Climbing also aims to leave behind a positive legacy by supporting conservation projects in the Amazon. As of March 2018, this effort goes into overdrive and our jungle lodge is packed with botanists, zoologists, entomologists, veterinarians – a diversity of biologists doing exciting field research. The primary focus of all this activity is finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time to assist in the creation of a database that will facilitate a future nature reserve.
Day 1 – Depart from Manaus
Arrival and Accommodation
At 9:00 a.m. you will be met at the hotel by your naturalist guide in Manaus and transferred by car to the Tropical Tree Climbing headquarters – 667 acres of natural rainforest within the environmental protection area of Cave of the Maruaga and located at Km 144 of the highway BR 174 (direction Manaus-Boa Vista), in the township of Presidente Figueiredo (the same road that leads to Venezuela). It’s about a two-hour drive and along the journey, the vegetation changes from colonized deforested areas to virgin rainforest. You’ll arrive to a warm welcome at the Tropical Tree Climbing Jungle Lodge. Meet for an orientation snack with our team.
In order to spend more time in the jungle, we serve only two main meals: breakfast and a lunch or dinner. We are happy to provide snacks in between those meals and fresh fruits are always available for your convenience with no additional costs. Not to worry. There’s plenty of fresh fruit (and other snacks) so your family will not go hungry!
The lodge, tucked deep within the rainforest, is owned and operated by a family as a venture that will allow them to share the wonders of the Amazon with visitors while at the same time preserving the environment.
Afternoon Experience, Tree Climbing
Prepare for an exciting tree climbing adventure! From our lodge you will embark on a guided walk along a trail that meanders underneath the Amazon rainforest’s thick canopy. Our tree climbing adventure begins with an Angelim Tree (Dinizia excelsa), ranging from 200 feet tall, specially selected for your adventure. You’ll receive thorough instructions in tree climbing techniques, and your guide will be alongside you as you ascend into the canopy. Once high up in the tree, there will be a canvas hammock waiting for you to rest, relax and observe Amazon nature life from a bird’s eye view. Ahhh… we call this Tree Time! The canvas hammock is safely and securely tied to the tree and your safety rope remains locked and secured, permitting you to relax and enjoy your experience in this marvelous tree top canopy.
The forest is transformed completely during the night, the sounds and smells are intensified and other senses are awakened. On this night experience, unlike others, our guests find the beauty in the small details, the croaking of frogs or the hum of insects. And if you turn off your flashlight you can observe the sparkling of fireflies in the woods, or hear the flutter of bats – and if you look carefully to the ground, you might see the faint glow of bio luminescent fungi surrounding you. When you turn on the lights again you can see the reflection of hundreds of tiny eyes of insects all around. As we come down from the tree and continue our way to the lodge you can hear the call of cicadas, owls and other night birds. No doubt, this is an overwhelming experience! Enjoy your evening dinner at our jungle lodge, learn about the family’s efforts to preserve the land and the traditions of the local people.
(Day 1: BL, D)
Every evening, for all our guests interested in learning more on their own, there is an opportunity to spend the evening exploring the area around the jungle lodge – learning more about the local life in the jungle.
Day 2 – Rainforest Exploration
Morning Experience, Edible Forest Gardening
We will gather at the jungle lodge before heading over to the Edible Forest Gardening Experience in the “Garden”. This trail starts at the side of the main road, across areas where the forest is regenerating and there are large patches of pristine forest. For this reason this trail is ideal to show the ecological succession processes and the importance of forest conservation for the Amazon region. In the Garden we consciously apply the principles of ecology to the design of home-scale gardens that mimic forest ecosystem structure and function for our food production systems. Learn how the locals use the plants and fruits of the jungle on this cultural excursion. Experience local tradition, and learn about Amazon nature, history and culture.
Afternoon Experience, Wilderness Living Skills
Venture out into the jungle with your local guide for a great opportunity to spot unusual insects and animals. You and your guide have the day to explore the forest, and focus on living in the wilderness. Learn how to climb the palm tree without any ropes, and (depending on the time of year) how to retrieve the fruit – and enjoy making a delicious, exotic juice from it. This is an experience not to be missed. Thereafter, you are invited to enjoy a dinner and meet with our team at the jungle lodge.
(Day 2: B, BL, D)
Day 3 – Return to Manaus
Rise and shine to enjoy your breakfast at the jungle lodge. From here, you will return to Manaus at 9:00 am. We will drive you to the hotel in Manaus, or to catch your flight home. This is the end of our services.
(Day 3: B)
B: Breakfast, BL: Box lunch, D: Dinner
The weather in Amazon is unpredictable. We reserve the right to change the order of the days in any itinerary at the discretion of the trip guide and based on safety/weather operational considerations.
Situated deep within a private rain forest conservation area, this jungle lodge is owned and run by a family for whom nature conservation is a way of life and constructed using traditional materials and designs, inspired by the traditional house in the Amazon and it’s situated on 667 acres of natural rainforest within the environmental protection area of Cave of the Maruaga.
Impeccable service and a staff eager to deliver an awesome experience for visitors, makes our lodge an oasis of simplicity and comfort within the remote infrastructure. The lodge’s beauty is in its minimalist style, ideal for a family or a small group of friends who want a little privacy and independence during their stay in the Amazon rainforest.
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Dates, Prices & Info
Availability: Departures every day on request from January to December
Groups: Never more than 7 travelers!
Valid from January 2018 to December 2018
Space is limited–reserve today!
Low Season: January to May + October to December
|R$ 2.880,00||R$ 2.400,00||R$ 1.800,00|
High Season: June to September
|R$ 3.100,00||R$ 2.550,00||R$ 1.910,00|
Prices are per person and based on single, double or triple occupancy and are quoted in Brazilian Reais. Prices in US Dollars, Euros or other currency will depend on the exchange rate at the time of payment.
Children Hosting and Payment Policy
- The experiences are recommended for children over 6 years old. There is no babysitter or childcare available at the lodge or on the boat.
- Children under 11 years old stay for free at the lodge. Maximum two children per room when sharing with one adult and maximum one child per room when sharing with two adults.
- For two children under 11 years old, accompanied by two adults each will be charged 50% of Double Rate.
- For one child 12 or older staying in a room with 1 adult, he/she will be charged 100% of Double Rate.
- For two children over 12 staying in a room with 2 adults, they will be charged 100% of Double Rate each.
- 2 Nights at the Tropical Tree Climbing Jungle Lodge based on single, double or triple occupancy
- English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French speaking specialist guide
- Meals: Day 1: BL, D / Day 2: B, BL, D / Day 3: B
B: Breakfast, BL: Box lunch, D: Dinner
- All ground transfers as indicated in the itinerary
- Drinking water and juices
- Standard wine, beer or caipirinha included with dinners
- Basic equipment for the excursion
Please click here to read our Payment & Refund Policy.
Flight tickets and local airport taxes; Insurance (mandatory that you purchase appropriate insurance for this trip), Activities, accommodations and transfers not listed in the itinerary; Soft drinks (we have no soft drinks at the lodge or on the boat); Photo equipment and binoculars – please bring your own; Voluntary tipping of guides and staff; Items of a personal nature (laundry, medicines souvenirs, etc.); Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, flight cancellations, lost baggage or any other.
If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate if we find a roommate for you to share with. This is subject to availability.
The nature walks on our excursions are generally easy and tend to move at a slow pace in order to better spot wildlife. Bear in mind that it is hot and humid in the Amazon year-round, and during rainy season walking through mud may be necessary while on the trails. Walking in the heat and humidity of the tropics can make the walks more challenging than expected, and the terrain is very uneven and very different than walking on pavement. There are no flat trails for the most part. The daily walks are flexible and routes will vary depending on changing weather patterns and seasonal differences in the regions visited.
Tree Climbing Knowledge and Group Training
No prior climbing experience is necessary for the Amazon Nature Experience. Ascending the tree is comparable to hiking a steep trail with a day pack. Our expert guides outfit you in specially designed tree climbing harnesses appropriately adjusted for your personal size. When the time comes to climb, our guides will provide adequate training for each member of the group before setting out. Part of this preparation includes asking you for some medical information. Based on this information, Tropical Tree Climbing’s team evaluates the best way to provide each customer with an optimal experience and help them enjoy the canopy climbs as much as possible.
Starting / Finishing Point
The Amazon Hiking and Tree Climbing Adventure begins and ends in the city of Manaus, capital of the State of Amazonas, Brazil. We do recommend that you arrive in Manaus one day before coming to Tropical Tree Climbing. The regular pick-up (hotel) for this journey is at the latest 9:00 am and the drop-off in the afternoon is 16:00 pm at the earliest. If flight schedules fall outside of these recommended times we can organize custom arrival and departure. Please let us know in advance to make the necessary arrangements.
What You Need To Bring
• A Day backpack (10lt) – a small bag which you can access during the day and carry items like your:
• Lightweight and breathable, wash-and-wear long pants; synthetic materials are best as cotton does not dry quickly; zip-off pants are suggested for maximum comfort
• T-shirts, shorts , bathing suit and hat
• Insect repellent and sunblock
• Waterproof hiking boots or sturdy shoes as well as sandals or flip flops for around the lodge or on the boat. Brazil is the home of the famous Havaiana flip-flops
• One liter water bottle or canteen. Filtered purified water is always available to refill your personal water containers.
Bear in mind, this isn’t your regular “Amazon/jungle activity who everyone can do”; there are no rush, no schedules, no groups of people talking loud. It’s you, them and the jungle. You get to see and feel the forest in a different perspective that not a lot of people get to experience. If you’re running on a tight schedule, this probably won’t be the best option. If you’re afraid of heights you may want to reconsider and really see if you’ll able to overcome it – and if you are, you’ll have an experience of a lifetime. Mayella Krause, Traveler.
Leo spent as long as we wanted up at the top of the tree, after setting us safely in hammocks. He spoke with us about the wildlife all around, and educated me on a great deal of fascinating topics. I have a lot of respect for the land, and the wildlife in the area, even more so after this experience. Sitting in the hammock, not talking, and just soaking up the sounds and sights of the jungle is a memory I will forever cherish in my heart. I would go on any expedition with Leo again in a heartbeat. James Adams, Traveler.
I’ve spent many times at the TTC. And I had the privilege to see it grow from the beginning. The core of the whole thing is that the TTC is not simply a business: the family (and the people around them) that runs the TTC has a big life mission. They are totally committed and you can tell it from everything that happens at their house/headquarters. I keep coming back to the Amazon to visit them not only to explore the top of the forest, to see amazing landscapes and sunsets, to spot birds and animals…but to be and feel part of a huge project. This is a big inspiration. This inspires me to inspire other people. Thank you Tropical Tree Climbing! Francesco Magistrali, Traveler.
What a wonderful experience! And this is what I REALLY want to point out: the experience, simple and amazing, which is what we were looking for. Our incredibly warm, friendly and knowledgeable host family pampered us with such sublety and humor that we felt quite at home, completely at ease and eager to start our days in the middle of the marvelous rainforest. What an adventure! Was it more expensive than other services in and around Manaus? Absolutely. But don’t forget that you get what you pay for, and in our case we paid for and got excellent service, genuine human warmth, and unparalleled knowledge of the area and its people. Highly recommended to anyone looking for an unforgettable “off the beaten path” adventure in the Amazon. Orlando Balbás, Traveler.
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