I don't have enough room on this page to tell you about all the fabulous things we experienced on this tour so I'll limit it to highlights from memory & my trip diary. This trip was promised to my grandson when he graduated from high school, his longtime desire to visit the Amazon jungle. Since we were only doing the Amazon, we were on this tour 8 days-so worth it!
From the very beginning, I knew I had made the right decision to book with Gero. Everything was just as he promised & there are no complaints or disappointments. Perhaps I should also say I am almost 71 yrs. young, my grandson is 18. If I can do it, you can, too! We wanted an adventure & did we ever get one!! Afterward, my grandson said the trip was "totally awesome".
We had a private room with a shower/toilet, meals were served in a large thatched dining room & were basically the same everyday....plantains, pancakes, eggs, potatoes, watermelon & pineapple for breakfast. Lunch was fish, beef stew, salad, beans, rice, noodles, bananas, pineapple. Dinner may be spaghetti, beef stew, fried chicken, cabbage salad, watermelon. The food was plentiful &, for the Amazon jungle, tasted great but there's not much variety.
My grandson made a "bucket list" & by day 3, had checked everything off. Our guide was Amazon Billy also known as Reuben and "Guacamole" & he never disappointed us. On day 1, we held a sloth, a boa constrictor and a caiman. Day 1! Thanks to Amazon Billy's sharp eye & the fact he is a member of the Amerindian tribe, his unique native skills found more wild animals & shared more knowledge about the trees, flora & fauna than we could ever have imagined. We had an opportunity to sleep out in the jungle in hammocks (a first for this grandma), take a long 2 hr. walk through the jungle, fish for piranha (they are small but delicious) & visit local natives in their homes. All of the guides are excellent but you will be especially lucky if you get Amazon Billy!
If you go on this tour, do take advantage of what is offered (at least once and twice is better). Experience a fishing trip for piranha, take a trek into the jungle, sleep in a hammock out in the wild. You can't get a taste of the Amazon by staying in your cabin or sleeping on a hammock on the dock. What recommendations do I have? Bring your own special tea or coffee, if you like. Seasoning is a good idea, too. Mosquito repellent....yes, yes, yes! Snacks are a good thing, also a water bottle, sunscreen and a sun hat. Bring a camera & trip diary to remember it all. Don't forget extra Reals or Dollars for tips. My grandson would recommend a machete, I'm sure. He whacked & hacked his way through the jungle & fortunately, it broke the last day.
If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them for you if you write me. If you're looking for a recommendation from me, those 8 days in the Amazon jungle with Gero Tours was extraordinary and totally awesome! You can find Amazon Billy on Facebook.
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