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Amazon Jungle Adventure

“From Ana Maria A.K.A. La Beby ... As for the Amazon trip we did together, I think there is only… ”
Colombia
, Amazon 
, rainforest
, Colombia

from £1,950* per person 9 Days November
Simple accommodations Exertion level: 6
Operator: Large Minority - Adventure Holidays & Tuk Tuk Challenges 20 people max
  • Colombia
  • Active & Adventure trips

Do you have what it takes to tackle the Amazon Challenge? Fancy competing in our own version of the indigenous olympics? Or how about rubbing shoulders with some pink dolphins? Keen to dodge piranhas as you paddle downstream? Do you often have vivid dreams about hammocks? Do you like to take your adventure with a spoonful of ‘oomph’? If you answered ‘yes’ to all of the above, it sounds like you were born for the Amazon Challenge.

Our Amazon Rainforest Challenge is the ultimate bucket list adventure holiday in South America. Your starting point for this Amazon Challenge is the Colombian town of Leticia, a hidden gem nestled between Colombia, Peru and Brazil in the area known as Tres Fronteras. Traversing through jungle and river from the corner of the Colombian Amazon to Peru and Brazil, this is the kind of adventure you’ll tell your grandkids about, and then they’ll tell their grandkids, etc. Do this, and you will become a family legend, and your photograph will be passed down from generation to generation. Probably. Using dugout canoes, kayaks, your own two feet, and Amazonian long boats, you’ll have to employ your cunning and resourcefulness to get to where you’re going. Imagine The Amazing Race, minus the cameras. That’s this.

Over the course of 9 days, you’ll be tackling some of the least-visited parts of the Amazon Rainforest alongside other teams, as well as completing daily challenges and enjoying the comfort of our exceptional jungle accommodation when night falls. You’ll be immersed in local communities and culture, and the whole trip is designed to make sure your presence directly benefits the locals you’ll meet along the way. It’s the best jungle adventure trip in South America. Period.

Locations visited/nearby

Colombia , Amazon , rainforest , Colombia

3 testimonials about this trip

  1. Reviewer: located in Cordoba, Argentina
    From Ana Maria A.K.A. "La Beby" ...
    "As for the Amazon trip we did together, I think there is only one word that can sum up everything: WONDERFUL. From the group leader to the other travelers ... the places chosen were incredible and provided wonderful life-changing experiences!
    I must highlight the level of dedication and attention to detail provided by More Local, our safety and well being was a priority at all times.
    The latest addition to their team, Federico the "Experience Leader", has all the ingredients to provide a relaxed, incredibly fun and rightly unstructured experience.
    I think that More Local is right for all ages - the activities can be performed by all, so one is guaranteed to have fun ... very well thought out and extremely well organized. Congratulations to the managers and all who helped. "
    5
  2. Reviewer: located in Denver, Colorado USA
    From Emily A.K.A "Dora the Explorer" ...
    "My Amazonian adventure with More Local was like stepping into a dream for a week every minute of this trip was a magical, out of this world experience - from fishing for piranhas, to playing football with village kids from a tiny community of 250 people, to snatching Caymans from the river in the middle of the night, to traversing the imaginary borders between the remote jungles and rivers of Peru, Brazil and Colombia via crazy modes of transportation.
    It would be impossible to access this level of intimate local life without the expertise and organization of the LARGE minority team and most importantly, the mutual relationships they have fostered with the local families, communities and businesses in the Amazon. These guys are passionate about sharing the splendor of their country with travelers while simultaneously supporting local projects to ensure the sustainability of this type of tourism. The Amazon experience is simply a must for anyone living or traveling in Colombia!"

    5
  3. Reviewer: located in Caracas, Venezuela
    From Fina A.K.A "The traveler" ...
    "What a ride! I wish I could´ve stopped time! I enjoyed every second of it, everything went great!
    Thanks to the More Local staff for choosing, organizing and planning every place and experience.
    Thanks to the Soco community! To the Dona Juliana for sharing her house with us, her home cooked meal full of love and simplicity. John and Manuel, for their stories and teachings of the jungle, their customs, the chagras ... to the children for their joy, good football and smiles. Benjamin Constant was a great plan and Sacambu out of this world. To the Incredible George with his kindness and warmth ... the alligators, especially the one that got away... haha.
    I will never forget the hammocks and sounds of nature at night. Yavary, wow! Those malokas were paradise!..kayaking, playing Uno the best!
    The lagos Tarapoto were beautiful! And great to swim and fish at, especially for piranhas! Leticia, Tabatinga, how wonderful! What an amazing trip!
    Thank you LARGE minority and I hope to repeat this adventure"!
    5

3 testimonials about the provider, Large Minority - Adventure Holidays & Tuk Tuk Challenges:

  • Reviewer: located in Bangkok, Thailand
    Who needs a tour guide when you can make your own way around Sri Lanka? Lanka Challenge was a fun-filling-10-day-trip with Amazing People from all over the world. LC is definitively one of the world's most adventurous activities. It's not only about winning the Challenge but also about helping the kind people of Sri Lanka. It offers you a chance to absorb the Lankan culture and eventually turn into one of them for a while.
    Believe me when I say that Large Minority's people will make you do things Lankan style. LM has done it this time and I am sure they will do it again... Two thumbs up for the good people at Large Minority and those who participated in the event in 2009.

    5
  • Reviewer: located in Dubai, UAE
    Who else can claim they have circumnavigated Sri Lanka and Cambodia driving a Rickshaw? Or bought fuel in a coke bottle whilst wearing pyjamas? I truly believe there is no better way to see a complete country and get down with the local culture. You just can't do this on a tour. Make no mistake, this is a mentally and physically challenging adventure that will test you in many ways.
    The social side plays the biggest part - we made a great group of friends and every night was a party. Large Minority gave us an expertly planned fully-inclusive holiday which would be nearly impossible to organise on your own, all for a great price and still supporting local charities. Bring on the next location!

    5
  • Reviewer: located in Tokyo, Japan
    People keep asking me about the Cambo Challenge and I think I've nailed what makes it so incomparable for me, it's all about the human interactions. The group were fun, switched on, non-competitive and from all over the map. The challenges got us past our barriers and into authentic Cambodian communities and interactions.
    The LM team were smart, creative, playful and good times. Traveling by tuk tuk was crazy, liberating and totally engaging with your surroundings, and Cambodia itself...half confronting, half embracing and incomparable throughout. We loved it.

    5

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Special information

  • You need to form your own private group for this trip. It will be scheduled for a date you arrange with the provider. The itinerary here is just a sample.
  • Offers some solo-only/singles departures.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Leticia (Colombia)

Get ready for an exciting week packed with fun, adventure and challenges. After settling in you are off exploring Leticia and Tabatinga. We will meet at 8pm in the hotel lobby for a welcome briefing and will drive into town for the official Amazon Jungle Challenge kick-off dinner. 

Accommodation: Utuane Hotel

Day 2 - Maloca Bora (Colombia)

After breakfast, you will start your journey and first challenge. Later that day you will hike for 2 hours until you reach the Maloca where you will be staying that night.

Accommodation: Maloca Bora

Day 3 - Hike to the River Tacana (Colombia)

Are you ready for the first 3-5 hour hike through the Amazonian rainforest?

Accommodation: Camping (hammocks)

Day 4 - River Tacana (Colombia)

Early start to the day and many challenges to complete in the Amazon today.

Accommodation: Camping (hammocks)


Day 5 - Amazon Island (Colombia)

Another day for you to learn how to survive in the Amazon rainforest. 

Accommodation: Camping (hammocks)

Day 6 - Island Life (Colombia)

You will be alone on the island today and will have to complete several challenges.

Accommodation: Camping (hammocks)

Day 7 - Alone on the Island (Colombia)

Another day for you to show what you have learnt and to complete many challenges.

Accommodation: Camping (hammocks)

Day 8 - Back to Leticia (Colombia)

Last full day and a big challenge ahead. Will you manage? 

Back in Leticia you will have time to refresh before the much awaiting award ceremony and farewell party.

Day 9 - Departure

It is time to say good-bye and see you next time. Maybe on another challenge in a different part of the world?


*** Please note route and hotels for reference only & subject to change

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