Amazon Survival Guide Brazil

Location
Brazil
Length
2 to 4 weeks
Housing
Host Family
Age
18 - 65 years
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About This Program

Train and assist with Survival trips in the Brazilian Amazon jungle! Join our team of ex military rescue commando's who were trained by the Brazilian Army and Amerindian tribes in the art of Survival.

You will help with the preparation and running of overnight survival trips, go on patrols to protect the rain-forest against illegal logging, teach English and learn Portuguese. While in the jungle you will sleep in hammocks while in the Manaus you will stay at a nice Homestay family for a great local experience!

Sometimes volunteers go several days without jungle activities. when this happens, teams are waived until the next appointment! When there are no jobs, the volunteer follows the daily routine at home, in the city, booking tours, etc. Learning the practical knowledge of the Portuguese language. when there are guests they head to the jungle. With this volunteer project you get the opportunity to get involved with a local small eco-tourism organization whose home base is located in Manaus a city which with its 1.7 Million inhabitants is an island in the immense Amazon Jungle. The organization is run by current and former members of the military Jungle rescue division led by a Lieutenant and his family who will be your host during your stay In the Amazon. Projects you will mainly be involved in:

• Learn how to survive in the Amazon jungle Assist with 2 days and overnight jungle survival trips
• Train with local military survival experts
• Teach English
• Learn Portuguese
• Educate locals and tourist about the importance to sustain the environment
• And many other projects!

Organizations like these give the jungle a long term sustainable financial value to the country opposed to the short term gain of logging this precious ecosystem.

What's Included
Accommodation
What's Not Included
Airfare

You will receive 3 meals a day and will be provided by the homestay family and the project.

When in Manaus you will stay at a Brazilian host family where you will have your own room. When on trip you will sleep mostly in a hammock in the jungle. Meals will be provided in both the jungle by the organization and in Manaus by your host family. Linen and towels will be provided by the homestay.

As the saying goes time is of the essence. When volunteering you are giving your time to help run the survival courses. You help to strengthen the relationship between man and nature.

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Pricing

Two Weeks
$1795 USD
Three Weeks
$1995 USD
Four Weeks
$2395 USD

Location

Location:
Brazil
Currency:
Brazil Real
Weather:
Jan-Mar
93 F / 63 F
Apr-Jun
90 F / 52 F
Jul-Sep
90 F / 52 F
Oct-Dec
91 F / 59 F
Airports:
Guarulhos International Airport
( GRU )
Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International
( BSB )
Galeão International
( GIG )

In a country with 2,000 beaches, 1,000 islands, and 62 national parks; it would be easy to spend all of your time in more rural areas. However, there are plenty of carnivals, sporting events, and big cities to keep you in the hustle and bustle if thats what you are looking for. Brazil exudes a zeal for life and it shows in every facet of their country with places like the Amazon, Iguacu Falls, and Sao Paulo.

Hosted by Fronteering

Fronteering specializes in arranging unique volunteer experiences in places less visited and unspoiled. Our volunteer projects take place in some of the last frontiers and wildernesses of this world: From the Canadian Artctic where you get the...

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Jack
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazon Survival Guide adventure in Brazil

I went to Brazil not knowing much and not having much expectation! Some called me crazy for getting on an adventure like this blindly but I the guys from Fronteering seemed nice and helpful and trusted that all would be arranged well and taken care off. That it was!

I had a great time being an adventure lover. I often camp and Hike in the highlands so sleeping out in the field was no stranger to me but waking up under the jungle canopy is something really magical!

You see quite a bit of wildlife but it is a lot more difficult to spot compared for example South Africa. But when you do spot something its always something cool and very rewarding!

Though you should not be afraid of spiders and other bugs if you join this trip! Besides that I can surely recommend it!

What would you improve about this program?
The program is quite unpredictable due to the survivals being dependent on the number of tourists. Not much that can be done about that but it thought it would be good to mention.
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Trev
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteering as a survival Guide in the Amazon!

I had a great experience in this program. Firstly this program is unique as it feels like your doing several programs at once as well as you stay in different places. Your main home base is in a nice homestay with a great family who is also the person who runs the survival trips. Then there is the base In the jungle a few hours away from Manaus and then we also stay on occasion in temporary camps under the jungle canopy.

The whole experience was amazing! The Host family they were such a loving family and i learned so much being with them. I picked up a whole lot of the Portuguese too, which I used quite successfully in Paulinia, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Oh and I got to see a jaguar in the jungle! After a long hike in the rainforest we were suddenly told to stop talking and be as quiet as possible. The guides had spotted something that they didn't want spooked. Slowly, step by step we silently caught up with them and looked straight up a tree, so tall that you could probably climb it to heaven. Looking up as high as I could, I saw a black mass on one of the branches - a jaguar. Such a cool sighting - i still don't know how the guides saw it so high up. Even with my camera on full zoom, I couldn't take one recognizable picture. You'll just have to take my word on this one - it was really cool"

What would you improve about this program?
I wish I could have taken part in the program longer!

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