Amazon Survival Experience

An educational experience for adventurous Amazon jungle lovers
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This 6-Day Amazon Survival Experience trip takes you to the remote, pristine jungle of northern Amazon.

On our Amazon Survival Experience, with a team of experts–from naturalists to regional specialists, you will learn just how comfortable you can make yourself in the jungle with almost nothing to help you survive. One of the many things that impress many travelers in Amazon is the ability of the locals to live off of the jungle. Today, most inhabitants of the Amazon forest have retained much of their ability to identify wild edible plants, medicinal plants, and wild fruit. True survival is all about making decisions that affect your longevity and a focus on safety is paramount to this end. You will not jump off of any cliffs, cross raging rivers, or scale cliffs to get a better idea about where you are located. You will learn the facts about nutritional needs in a survival situation.




Prices & Info

Availability: Year-Round

Departures: On Demand

Small Groups: Never more than 7 travelers—guaranteed!

For a family and private groups, please contact us.


Journey Highlights

A general list of what you will learn:

> Learn about readily available protein

> Type of wood or material that can be used as a torch, or to start a fire

> Palm fiber cordage, what kind and how to make it

> Tree bark strapping, and vines for lashing

> Learn how to make an arrow and bow

> Building a shelter, and the material needed

We do not kill any animals. We sometimes show you how to set up animal traps, but we do not actually use them to capture animals.

Starting / Finishing Point

The 6-Day Amazon Survival Experience starts with pick ups and ends with drop offs in the City of Manaus, capital of the State of Amazonas, Brazil. We do recommend that you arrive a day early into Manaus before coming to Tropical Tree Climbing. The regular pick up (hotel) for this journey is latest 9:00 am and the drop off on afternoon is 16:00 pm at the earliest or according to the flight schedules.

Make It Your Adventure

Personalize your Amazon Survival Experience to meet your individual needs, from preferred subjects and desires.

Tree Climbing Knowledge and Group Training

No prior climbing experience is necessary for the Amazon Survival 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 climb takes place, our guides will provide for the adequate training of members during the initial phase of the journey. Before you embark on an experience with us, we ask about your medical information. From this point, Tropical Tree Climbing’s team evaluates the best way to give each customer the best experience and help them enjoy the canopy climbs as much as possible.

Journey Experts

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.

Tropical Tree Climbing is Wildlife Conservation Society Partner

Working in alliance with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Tropical Tree Climbing also aims to leave behind a positive legacy, from supporting conservation projects in the Amazon – such as jaguar population monitoring and ecological research – to joining an international effort to safeguard the third largest cat in the world, by exploring, surveying, and establishing jungle protected areas. Our 6-Day Amazon Survival Experience includes a direct donation of 5% to the Tropical Tree Climbing scientific research program.

Day1 – Depart from Manaus

Arrival and Accommodation

At 9:00 a.m. starts your Amazon Survival Experience and 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 rain forest 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 rain forest. You’ll arrive to a warm welcome at the Tropical Tree Climbing 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.

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 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 lodge.

Evening Experience

Every evening, for all our guests interested in learning more on their own, there is opportunity to spend the evening exploring the area around the lodge – learning more about the local life in the jungle.

Day2 – Exploring the Jungle

Morning Experience, Edible Forest Gardening

We will gather at the 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 is 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 history and culture. Enjoy your evening snack at our lodge.

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 afternoon to explore the jungle, and the focus here is on living in the wilderness. In the jungle you will set up your own hammock camp; this will be your home until the next day! Then your training begins. We will take you through all the skills you need to find water, make shelter, light a fire and procure food. The jungle base camp provides basic accommodations within the native environment – perfect for a night of rain forest camping; open to the fresh air and natural forest sounds, allowing for an authentic rain forest camping experience.  The base camp has a stream of freshwater. Learn to slow down and tune up your senses and become an active part of the local ecology. Beneath a starry sky you’ll enjoy the evening’s open camp fire for dinner, where guests congregate and chat over the day’s events.

Day3/4 – Wilderness Living Skills

In the morning, you will be eating some strange, but very tasty bugs, starting fires without matches or lighters, recognizing water vines, fishing for piranha, stalking wild game with bow & arrow and a whole lot more…

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 lodge.

Day5 – Hike to a Waterfall

Morning/Afternoon Experience, Presidente Figueiredo

We will leave the lodge and make a drive of just 30 km, for a refreshing visit to a rain forest waterfall. The hike to the waterfall then takes 10 minutes, and the landscape is beautiful – with moss-covered trees, bromelias and orchids everywhere. This trail ends with a beautiful waterfall – over 10 m high. On your way back to the lodge, discover some amazing local art, tapestries, books, bows, arrows and other one-of-a-kind souvenirs at Waimiri Atrorari’s indigenous store, located in the small town of Presidente Figueiredo. Enjoy your dinner at our lodge.

Day6 – Return to Manaus

Rise and shine to enjoy your breakfast at the 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. End of our services.

Itinerary Modifications

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.

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Rates 2018

There is still time to discover Amazon with us in 2018. Space is limited–reserve today!

Low Season: January to May + October to December

Single Room Double Room Triple Room
R$ 5.940,00 R$ 4.950,00 R$ 3.750,00

High Season: June to September

Single Room Double Room Triple Room
R$ 6.300,00 R$ 5.250,00 R$ 3.980,00

For special group prices, please contact us.

Prices are per person based on single, double or triple occupancy and are given in Brazilian Reais. Prices in US Dollar, Euro or other currency will depend on the exchange rate of the day.

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.
  • 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 accompanying with two adults will be charged 50% of Double Rate;
  • For one child with more than 12 years-old staying in rooms with 1 adult, they are charged 100% of Double Rate for each.
  • For two children with more than 12 years-old staying in rooms with 2 adults, they are charged 100% of Double Rate for each.


5 Nights at the Tropical Tree Climbing Lodge based on single, double or triple occupancy; English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French speaking specialist guide, with you 24/7; Daily breakfast, snacks, 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; Personal insurance.

Please click here to read our Payment & Refund Policy.

Not Included

Flight tickets and local airport taxes; Activities, accommodations and transfers not listed in the itinerary; Soft drinks; Photo equipment and binoculars – please bring your own; Voluntary tipping of guides and staff; Personal nature items (laundry, souvenirs, etc.); Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, flight cancellations, lost baggage or any other.

How to Book

For availability, fill in the form with your contact details to send an request about our 6-Day Amazon Survival Experience, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. To confirm reservations, guests are required to fill a Credit Card Authorization Form, with charges of a deposit amount of 30% in order to book an experience. The remaining payment is charged at check-in or processed based on our terms and conditions. If your booking is made in the High Season within 30 days of departure, the entire tour cost must be paid when we confirm the trip with you.

Solo Travelers

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 whether we find a roommate to share with you. This is subject to availability. Contact us for details.