Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the weather like?
At an altitude of 472ft above sea level, it is beautiful all year round. Visitors can expect:
- Generally hot, humid days and cooler nights.
- May to October are the drier months with short rains.
- The long rains usually run from April to early May.
- February and October are when the trees burst into flower. This is a wonderful time to celebrate!
What should I pack?
- 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
- Torch/flashlight (headlamp) with batteries
- One liter water bottle or canteen. Filtered purified water is always available to refill your personal water containers.
What kind of food can I expect?
The food is one of the highlights. Our organic garden supplies year-round fruit, vegetables and herbs for daily use in the kitchen.
- Fresh bread, pasta, ice cream, jams, jellies and condiments are homemade.
- Menus are planned according to season.
- Most of our ingredients come from our organic farm or free roaming pasture-raised livestock.
- Please inform us of any dietary requirements or allergies prior to arrival.
Can I drink the water?
We recommend it. Bottled water is available free of charge and supplied in big recyclable containers. As a stand against pollution, we do not encourage the use of plastic bottles. Please re-use any water bottles you bring with you and take them away when you leave.
Is there electricity?
- The mains power line supplies 110V electricity through Brazilian-style two pin plug sockets.
- Guests are recommended to bring converters & universal plug adapters.
Is there mobile reception? What about Internet?
No mobile reception, and Wi-Fi, are all available.
What languages do you speak?
All guides speak English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French.
Should I tip? How much?
Tipping staff is a custom in Brazil and very much appreciated. A lot of people you may not see are working hard to make your stay as agreeable as possible. We operate a communal tipping system, which is distributed to all staff at the end of the month. A recommended tip at Tropical Tree Climbing is $15-20 per guest per night.
What about my health? What vaccinations do I need?
- Full medical and travel insurance is recommended.
- It is imperative for all travelers to have a yellow fever vaccination no less than 10 days prior to travel if you are coming from or have been to a country with risk of yellow fever.