Canoe the Amazon River basin

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Duration: 40 days
Price: 4200 GBP




This river expedition offers both a flat-water and whitewater component as you canoe through the Amazon basin.

The Amazon River is one of the most iconic rivers in the world. Known for its length, remoteness and the abundance of unique insects, birds, fish, and mammals that make it their home, the Amazon is an incredibly beautiful but highly challenging place. We recommend that you explore the Amazon with NOLS, the National Outdoor Leadership School.

Your 40-day NOLS river expedition offers the best of both worlds, with both flat water and white water components that test both your technique and your adrenalin. You will first learn paddling and river travel skills on flat water before you enter areas with more rapids. For the next three weeks, you will navigate your canoe north from the source of the Amazon River to the northern rainforests, with chances to meet native peoples who lead subsistence lifestyles along the river, gold miners, and fishermen along the way.

Heat and humidity, insects, and the remoteness from modern infrastructures are some of the particular challenges of an expedition in the Amazon Basin, but you will be taught the basics of self-care that will enable you to survive and thrive in this environment.

This adventure, which takes place in one of the large southern tributaries of the Amazon, is an amazing experience for anyone who loves the thrill of exploration and has a passion for water.

To organise this adventure visit NOLS.

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