14 days/ 2 weeks
+ 5 types of transport
plane, car, ship, canoe, your own two feet
+5 dishesand many tropical fruits you have never seen before
+ 10 new words in Portuguese and several more in the local Indian dialect
+7 nights on a ship + 10 in a hammock
+ 1 visit to an Indian tribe
+ 1 cave – the Gruta do Refugio do Maruaga
+ 20 waterfalls in the vicinity Presidente Figueiredo, deep in virgin jungle
+ 1 archipelago – paddling in the lower section of the largest blackwater river in the world – the Rio Negro and a close-up of its archipelago, the Anavilhanas
+ 1 dynasty of rubber barons – plantations and relics of rubber barons who were so rich in their time that they used to ship off their dirty laundry to Europe!
+ 17 bottles of cachaça – Caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail
~ 1100 км along rivers and trails
+ 6 Indian amulets – When you see the richly adorned local Indian women you simply cannot resist buying yet another one
+ Rich fauna most of which free and wild – Close encounters with caimans, anacondas, sloths, piranhas, the pirarucu giant fish, monkeys, parrots, tapirs, turtles and many other
… and a brief encounter with a predator. The aftermath from our last camp on a river island – two torn hammocks and fresh jaguar tracks.