Home » Journeys » Tree Climbing and Hiking Adventure

Tree Climbing and Hiking Adventure

3 Days / 2 Nights - From R$1.800,00

Pre-Departure Information >> Book Now >>

Venture into the jungle’s life – with a bird’s eye view of the rainforest in your Tree Climbing and Hiking 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 Tree Climbing and Hiking 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.

Journey Highlights

> 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.

  • 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 a 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 only about 144 kilometers from the city of Manaus.

  • Enjoy a Private Rainforest Experience

    Absorb the jungle’s sensory stimuli as you enjoy a private rainforest trip, delighting in spotting frogs, iguanas, monkeys, parrots, toucans, and lizards, moving at your own pace. A far superior experience to noisy, large group outings.

  • 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

    Amazon Emotions Jungle Lodge 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!

  • 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. 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.

  • Amazon Emotions is a Wildlife Conservation Society Partner

    Working in alliance with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Amazon Emotions Jungle Lodge 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.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Depart from Manaus

Morning Experience, Arrival, and Accommodation

At 9:00 a.m. you will be transferred by car to the Amazon Emotions 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 with a short stop in the small town of Presidente Figueiredo. Along the journey, the vegetation changes from colonized deforested areas to virgin rainforest. You arrive to a warm welcome at the Amazon Emotions Jungle Lodge. Meet for an orientation snack with our team and start to settle in.

The lodge, tucked deep within the rainforest, is owned and operated by a family as a venture that allows them to share the wonders of the Amazon with visitors while preserving the environment.

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 fruit is always available for your convenience at no additional cost. Not to worry: you and your group will not go hungry!

Afternoon Experience, Recreational Tree Climbing

Prepare for an exciting tree climbing adventure! From our lodge you will embark on a 20-min 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), around 200 feet tall, specially selected for your adventure. You 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 at dusk, the sounds and smells are intensified and other senses are awakened. On this 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, in the right conditions you might see the faint glow of bioluminescent 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 emotional experience for many! Enjoy your evening dinner at our jungle lodge, learn more about the family’s efforts to preserve the land and the traditions of the local people.
(Day 1: BL, D)

Day 2 – Rainforest Exploration

Morning Experience, Edible Forest Gardening

After breakfast, we will head over to the garden for our “Edible Forest Gardening Experience”. 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.

Afternoon Experience, Following the Footprints of Wild Cats

The deep primary forests of Amazon Emotions, have been protected for over 2 decades by our family. The forest of Amazon Emotions Reserve is of utmost importance both for flora and fauna and humans alike, as it protects an incredible biodiversity and a stunning beautiful natural habitat.

For humans, these primordial forests, not only establish essential life supporting functions like water reservoirs, oxygen production and carbon sinks, but they are also of enchanting beauty as they belong to the few untouched and unspoiled areas of the country.

For the animal life, especially for smaller mammals like Agoutis, Agoutis Paca, Wild Pigs, and
White Tailed Deer, these forests provide a habitat in which they find nourishment, particularly from a high concentration of iron trees and other precious woods that exist in these forested slopes.

Venture out into the jungle with your guide for a great opportunity to spot unusual insects and animals. Learn to slow down and tune in your senses and become an active part of the local ecology. Learn how to climb a palm tree without any ropes, and (depending on the time of year) how to retrieve the açai fruit – and enjoy making a delicious, exotic juice from it. Contribute to science participating in our Amazon Jaguar Vision Project, and help set up cameras to capture shy jungle wildlife. The subtly placed cameras often snap animals, especially mammals, that people rarely see elsewhere. As you help our naturalists collect data from the camera traps and install new cameras, you’ll learn all about their exciting work. Finally, you’ll study the captured footage and discover what rare, fascinating animals the cameras captured. This is an experience not to be missed. Afterwards, you are invited to enjoy dinner and meet with our team at the jungle lodge.

Our hope is to plant seeds of appreciation and awareness that will help protect these endangered environments. You are invited to enjoy a dinner with our team at our jungle lodge before heading off to a good night’s sleep.
(Day 2: B, BL, D)

Day 3 – Return to Manaus

Rise and shine to enjoy your breakfast at the jungle lodge and prepare for your return to Manaus. Departure is at 9:00 am. Our driver will return you to your accommodations in Manaus, or to the airport to catch a flight to your next destination or home. This is the end of our service.
(Day 3: B)

B: Breakfast, BL: Box lunch, D: Dinner

Modifications to the Itinerary

The weather in the Amazon is unpredictable and we reserve the right to alter your scheduled activities. It may be necessary to change the order of the days in any itinerary at our discretion, based on safety/weather operational considerations. Your safety and enjoyment are our primary concern.

Special Add-On

At Amazon Emotions Jungle Lodge, we are committed to supporting research for nature conservation and furthering the understanding of the rainforest. We strive to connect our guests with the important scientific work being done at the property. That’s why we created the BioBlitz Species Inventory, a science project that allow the public to participate in the research being done around our jungle lodge, to teach them about flora and fauna and to help catalog it to help create a future nature reserve.
Starting January 2019, you will have the opportunity to support this project which will include a biologist as an additional resource to make your journey in the Amazon Rainforest complete!

Availability: Departures every day on request from January to December

Please ask for price.

Accommodation

Amazon Emotions Jungle Lodge

Situated deep within a private rainforest 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 known as Cave of the Maruaga.

Impeccable service and a staff eager to deliver an awesome experience for visitors make 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. Read More >>

Prices & Info

Availability: Departures every day on request from January to December
Groups: Never more than 7 travelers!

Rates 2018

Valid from January 2018 to December 2018
Space is limited–reserve today!

Low Season: January to May + October to December

Single Double Triple
R$ 2.880,00 R$ 2.400,00 R$ 1.800,00

High Season: June to September

Single Double Triple
R$ 3.100,00 R$ 2.550,00 R$ 1.910,00

For group prices, please contact us.

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.

Please click here to read our Booking Terms & Cancellation Policy.

Do Children Pay?

  • The journeys are recommended for children over 6 years old. There is no babysitter or childcare available at the lodge.
  • For journeys booked in low season (January to May + October to December): Up to two (2) children under 11 years old accompanying their parents, stay for free at the lodge.
  • For journeys booked in high season (June to September): Up to one (1) child under 11 years old accompanying their parents, stays for free at the lodge. For two (2) children under 11 years old, we offer a 50% discount for the second child.

Included

  • Two (2) Nights at the Amazon Emotions 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 natural juices
  • Standard wine, beer or caipirinha included with dinners
  • Basic equipment for the excursion

Not Included

  • 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.

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 if we find a roommate for you to share with. This is subject to availability.

Physical Requirements

Easy / Moderate
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. Ascending the tree is comparable to hiking a steep trail with a daypack. 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, Amazon Emotion’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 journey 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 Amazon Emotions Jungle Lodge. The regular pick-up (hotel) for this journey is at the latest 9:00 am and the drop-off in the afternoon is 14:00 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.

Other Journeys You May Enjoy