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TREK OPTIONS


1 - SUNDOWN MOUNTAIN TREK

  • BEST TIME OF YEAR: ANYTIME
  • DURATION: 2-3 DAYS
  • SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER

TRAIL UPDATE:  This trek is currently unavailable (Updated March 2017).  We are hard at work to getting the logistics squared away between two communities and the government...we hope to have this trail back up and going soon.  

If you want an Amazon trail trekking experience without spending multiple nights in the jungle, then this two day/one night excursion might be for you! Climb to the peak of the beautiful Sundown Mountain (Mount Cabari), as seen from Fortress Hill in town. There will be climbing involved, so you will need to make the proper preparations (See packing/preparation).

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2 - MACAW WALL

  • BEST TIME OF YEAR: WET SEASON (APRIL-AUGUST)
  • DURATION: 4 DAYS
  • SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE

Grab your backpack and jump into a boat on the Rio Negro (Black River) to begin your four day trip to visit the Macaw Wall (Paredão das Araras). Stop by the community of Sāo Jorge along the way to pick up the local guides, and also have an opportunity to interact with the different people groups. There are two locations in the jungle where base camp will be built near a water source, and will include tarps covering the shelter to protect your pack and hammock from the rain. Wake up early in the morning to hike up to the mountain’s face that is a popular dwelling place for these majestic birds. Enjoy this perfect photography opportunity while watching them arrive in pairs to drink the water in the rock. Keep your eyes peeled for other wildlife, such as toucans, lizards, caimans, and more. You’ll also be surrounded with vibrantly colored butterflies, cool insects, and beautiful trees with roots as tall as you!

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3 - SLEEPING BEAUTY

  • BEST TIME OF YEAR: ANYTIME
  • DURATION: 3-4 DAYS
  • SKILL LEVEL: EXPERT

Venture through the jungle trails for a 3-4 day trip to the top of the famous Sleeping Beauty (Serra da Bela Adormecida). You can see from the town of São Gabriel the distinct outline of the “Sleeping Beauty” mountain along the horizon, and once you reach the top you can see the magnificent jungle canopy for miles. There are three locations in the forest where base camp will be built near a water source, and will include tarps covering the shelter to protect your pack and hammock from the rain. Be aware that a portion of this trek will be extreme uphill climbing, and the last section will require using a rope to pull yourself up to the top (safety gear, such as rope, harness & safety devices are provided), so you will need to be properly prepared.

Three day trek - Trekking to base camp, climbing the mountain and trekking back out.  

Four day trek - Trekking to base camp, climbing the mountain and on third day we will explore several caves and visit a large rock face that many Macaws live.  Fourth day, trek out.

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4 - SLEEPING BEAUTY TOUR

  • BEST TIME OF YEAR: ANYTIME
  • DURATION: 10-12 DAYS
  • SKILL LEVEL: EXPERT

Venture through the jungle trails for a 10-12 day trip to the top of the famous Sleeping Beauty (Serra da Bela Adormecida). From the city it looks like one mountain, however it has over 10 different peaks.  Our São Jorge guides recently cut a new trail hitting all of the peaks.  Explore beautiful jungle creeks, caves; see monkeys, toucans, macaws, etc.  There are several locations in the jungle where base camp will be built near a water source, and will include tarps covering the shelter to protect your pack and hammock from the rain. Be aware that many portions of this trek will be extreme uphill climbing, and the last section will require using a rope to pull yourself up to the top, so you will need to be properly prepared.

 

5 - FAMILY TREKS

  • BEST TIME OF YEAR: ANYTIME
  • DURATION: CUSTOMIZABLE
  • SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER

We understand that deep jungle treks isn’t for everyone, so we are creating a trek/jungle experience designed with the family in mind.

You and your family will get to experience trekking and sleeping (optional) in the jungle as well as interact with different indigenous groups.  We have put together a package that will be exciting for the kids – scavenger hunts, science experiments at the equator, swimming, boating, indigenous craft making experience and many other things. 

 We know and understand that any family trip can be expensive, especially if you are needing to purchase additional gear. Amazon Trails has gear (packs, hammock, etc.) that can be rented out at little costs.  Be sure to ask us! 

 

6 - PICO DA NABLINA

  • BEST TIME OF YEAR: ANYTIME
  • DURATION: 10-15 DAYS
  • SKILL LEVEL: EXPERT

We have had numerous meetings with the Yanomami, government organization, etc trying to get this trek going...and things are looking better and better each meeting.  We hope to have this trek open by the end of the year.