The ultimate jungle adventure - the Large Minority Amazon challenge
In search of the ultimate adventure? How does eight days trekking through the Amazon rainforest sound? That's exactly what Large Minority aims to achieve with the best gosh-darn jungle adventure on offer in South America.
Based on the concept of an indigenous olympics, you will travel through the Amazon rainforests bordering Colombia, Peru and Brazil for this action packed jungle adventure.
This is not a competition, this is in fact a challenge. Gather up a buddy as you will enter as a team of two friends. Put your skills together and take on the Amazon rainforest for a once in a lifetime unique trip.
This sounds like an epic trip, can you tell me more?
Paddle down stream in a carved out canoe whilst avoiding biting piranhas. Spot pink dolphins swimming around in their natural habitat. Swing around under the stars in a jungle hammock. Maybe the Amazon challenge is the one for you!
Over the course of eight days your team of two will travel through the jungle starting from the corners of the Colombian Amazon which leads you to Peru and then onwards to Brazil.
This is the adventure of legends. Take on challenges that will create everlasting memories that you will constantly talk about for years to come.
Discover least-visited parts of the Amazon rainforest alongside other teams. Complete daily challenges and enjoy the comfort of exceptional jungle accommodation when night falls.
The route is called the golden triangle of the Amazon, nestled between Colombia, Peru and Brazil. It's a hidden gem and Leticia will be your starting point of the adventure.
This trip is designed to make sure your presence directly benefits the local communities you’ll be meeting by offering genuine encounters and experiences along the route.
Quite possibly the best jungle adventure in the world? We will see about that. One thing is for sure, I'm excited beyond excitement and can't wait to let you know how team Travel Dudes gets along with the challenge.
The Itinarery for The Ultimate Jungle Adventure - The Amazon Challenge
Day 1. Arrivals Leticia - Ticuna Utuane Hotel
Additional Information and what's covered
Day 2. Los Kilometros Huitoto Indigenous Maloca
Day 3. San Martin Ticuna Homestay (hammocks)
Day 4. Puerto Narino Ticuna - Hotel Waira Selva
Day 5. Marasha Omaguas - Jungle Campsite
Day 6. Sacambu Omaguas - Homestay (hammocks)
Day 7. Leticia Ticuna - Utuane Hotel
Day 8. Depart Leticia Ticuna
7 nights includes (1 jungle camping night), 8 days total.
Other additional costs
Several teams competing. 20 challengers along the route.
All of your accommodation is arranged along the way so you have nothing to worry about apart from turning up.
Large Minority ensures a big chunk of your entry fee goes towards helping local communities.
Ground and boat transportation for the duration of the Challenge.
Accommodation for 2 people (7 nights) in double, twin or shared basis.
Camping gear and hammocks also provided.
Activities include; indigenous Olympics (blow pipe, bow and arrow, canoeing, swimming), kayaking, piranha fishing, trekking, cultural challenges, bird watching, pink dolphin spotting, night walks, nocturnal cayman spotting.
7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 7 dinners.
Challenge logistics & legal (medical & support team, luggage boat, permits).
Welcome Pack (walkie-talkie, map, t-shirt, event bag, phrase book, navigational sheets).
Gumboots also provided.
Emergency & Medical travel insurance for the duration of the Challenge.
Awards ceremony & farewell party.
10 % contribution to our Meaningful Travel projects.
Flights and visas
Upcoming Large Minority Amazon Challenge dates
Tourism tax in Leticia (approx. $15).
Day to day costs (approx. $15 per day for lunches not incl. and drinks).
March 17th - 24th 2017 & November 4th - 11th 2017
Must enter as a team of two to compete against other teams in the challenge. So ask your friend and join!
The rise of adventure challenge trips
Never have another boring holiday ever again. That's the aim that Large Minority wants to achieve to offer a different way to travel with an intended purpose in mind. I'm excited to try out this new style of adventure and visit the Amazon rain forest of South America. Next stop Colombia!
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Travel diary shared by Dave Brett for Travel Dudes