At Tropical Tree Climbing we aspire to use ecotourism to improve livelihoods and reinforce the conservation ethics of traditional cultures that protect and preserve wild areas and animals. Our philosophy guides our work, and we strive to minimize our footprint to do no harm. We believe that bringing people to the Amazon Rainforest and protecting the largest apex predator, the elusive jaguar, while teaching them to catalogue the flora and fauna, ensures the preservation of an entire ecosystem.
Our mission is to conserve the Brazilian Amazon’s fauna and habitats through ecotourism. This contributes to the socio-economic development of the region.
Who We Are
Tropical Tree Climbing started with Vanessa and Leo’s decision to return the family to nature, creating the sanctuary that became their home. From those beginnings have sprung the lodge of Tropical Tree Climbing and the bespoke services of Amazon expeditions.
In this setting, they live simply, educating their children Geo, seventeen, Kinan, five-teen, and eleven-year-old Kena, about the natural world and taking them on their conservation missions in some of the wildest corners of Amazon. They home-school the children, and let them explore the forest with members of the local community—who also make up the staff of the jungle lodge.
Their place in the jungle was built on a dream. When they first arrived at the site – and before starting anything – they were immediately captivated by the incredible views, intimacy with nature, and the unspoiled and raw beauty of what their senses were experiencing.
Since then, the family host visitors from all around the world. They come to experience and capture images from the treetops in the Amazon Rainforest, as well helping to protect the largest apex predator, the elusive jaguar, while cataloguing the flora and fauna, ensuring the preservation of an entire ecosystem.
It became a way of life that connected us to incredible experiences and defined our philosophy. We had always been part of a traveling culture, and most of those adventures to exotic destinations, especially in the Amazon region, where defined by the people who welcomed us with a smile and a commitment to service. By simple but comfortable surroundings, jungle-to-table cuisine and an incredible attention to detail. We decided to become one of those experiences.
Related Journeys: 3-Day Amazon Nature Discovery, 4-Day Amazon Jungle Immersion, 5-Day Amazon Photography Adventure, 5-Day Amazon Culinary Journey, 6-Day Amazon Survival Experience, Amazon Tree Top Camping Add-On, Amazon Birdwatching Add-On.
Beyond the Branches Blog: Dangers of the Amazon Rainforest.