My Adventure in the Brazilian Amazon Jungle
So to my surprise, I woke up with a sore throat yesterday and after visiting the doctor today, I apparently have pharyngitis as well as high fever. Unable to move and only a few days until I depart for my big trip, I am freaking out! Anyhow, let’s just hope that I’ll be feeling better by Sat…
So far, I still don’t have my internal flights in Brazil and I didn’t book anything in Bahia- which, honestly, I’m not really worried about. However, the more I talk to people, the more they are trying to scare me! What if I miss one of my connecting flights to Brazil? What if the airline loses my luggage? What if I can’t hop on a plane to get to Rio? What if, what if, what if! I’ll deal with the “what if” if it does happen!
The total duration of my flight schedule is about 20 hrs. It will give me time to catch up on some reading that I have neglected in the last few weeks and get some sleep! I love sleeping on planes. It makes the flight pass by so much faster! Once I arrive to Manaus, I’ll find my hostel, meet people and visit the city with whoever wants to be my friend! The next morning, rise & shine, my tour to the jungle begins.
Here is more info on my tour:
Rain Forest Nature Expedition 6 days / 5 nights
1st Day - I’ll meet my group (between 5-8 people) and leave to pick up the speed boat so we can head to the other side of the river to Careiro village a typical fisherman spot for commercialization of river fish. On the way, we’ll get to see the magnificent “Meeting of the Waters” (the junction of the two rivers Amazon and Negro River).
After arriving at Careiro Village, we will continue along the famous TransAmazônica road for 40 kilometers until our arrival at Arara River where the motorized canoe will be waiting for us to take a journey through the Paraná do Mamori and Arara River basin. We’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a little tour to better understand the area, with an explanation about the ecosystem, flora and fauna.
2nd Day – Wake up early for a Safari! Jungle trekking in the morning and we will depart in motorized canoes and do some piranha fishing in the afternoon. The day will end with a night tour so we can discover the nocturnal environment and alligator spotting.
3rd Day - We’ll visit native dwellings to see how the people deal with the jungle and their typical way of life.
4th & 5th Day – Stay far out in the jungle. Camping and cooking out.
6th Day – Free morning and then we’ll transfer back to Manaus.
As you can read for yourselves, it will definitely be an adventurous 6 days. I didn’t bother asking too many questions about where I’ll be sleeping or what I’ll be eating because in this case, the less I know, the better it is! What I do know is that I will be sleeping in jungle lodges and hammocks. I’m not quite sure on which nights but I guess we’ll find out soon enough! Stay tuned!