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EXTREME TREKKING/HIKING & CANOEING/KAYAKING EXPEDITIONS
 
 
   
   
   
   
 

RECOMMENDED TREKKING ROUTES

 
  • “Onça” lake - Reserva Natural Palmari
    3 days hiking mostly “terra firme” forest close to “varzea” forest
  • “Socó” lake – “Onça” lake
    4 days hiking mostly deep “terra firme” forest, on the last day close to “varzea” forest
  • “Socó” lake - “Onça” lake - Reserva Natural Palmari
    7 days hiking mostly deep “terra firme” forest, on the last 3 days close to “varzea” forest
  • “Socó” lake - Reserva Natural Palmari
    9 (or more, if desired) days hiking only very deep “terra firme” forest
  • “Contrabando” – Reserva Natural Palmari
    3 days hiking mostly “terra firme” forest close to “varzea” forest
 
 
RECOMMENDED CANOEING/KAYAKING ROUTES
 
  • “Boca de furo de Gamboa”channel – “Mata Matá”furo-lake – Reserva Natural Palmari
    4 days rowing “varzea” furos, “ox-bow” lakes, “furo” lakes and the “Javar” river from the peruvian shore on the Amazon until reaching the visitors centre of the Reserva Natural Palmari on the brazilian shore of the “Javar” river
  • “Boca de furo de Gamboa”channel – “Bacaba” furo-lake – Reserva Natural Palmari
    4 days rowing “varzea” furos, “ox-bow” lakes, “furo” lakes and the “Javar” river from the peruvian shore on the Amazon until reaching the visitors centre of the Reserva Natural Palmari on the brazilian shore of the “Javar” river
 
RECOMMENDED COMBINED TREKKING - CANOEING/KAYAKING ROUTES
 
  • Reserva Natural Palmari – “Onça” lake – Reserva Natural Palmari
    3 days hiking to “Onça” lake and 1 day rowing back to the visitor centre at the Reserva Natural Palmari
  • Reserva Natural Palmari – “Socó” lake – Reserva Natural Palmari
    7 days hiking to “Socó” lake and 2 days rowing back to the visitor centre at Reserva Natural Palmari
  • Reserva Natural Palmari – “Bujuzú” lake – “Caoti” lake – “Domingo” lake – “Itaquaí” river – “Contrabando” lake – Reserva Natural Palmari
    2 days rowing to the “Contrabando” lake and 3 days hiking back to the visitors centre at the Reserva Natural Palmari
 
TRANSPORT CONVEYANCES
 
  • The Reserva Natural Palmari will provide the river boats, fuel and relevant boat pilots to carry the hikers to the site were the trekk initiates
  • The Reserva Natural Palmari will provide the locally manufactured “dug-out” wooden canoes plus one oar per each guest and guide, which can be canoes with a loading capacity for 1, 2 or maximum 3 rowers including their gear and backpacks.
  • The Reserva Natural Palmari will provide professional "Perception 3000" kayaks, for 2 rowers, each, but only if they are available and not in use by other guests.
 
GUIDES
 
  • The Reserva Natural Palmari will provide 1 skilled, local guide for each 3 guests
EQUIPMENTS & CAMP SITE LOGISTICS PROVIDED BY THE RESERVA NATURAL PALMARI
 
  • One hammock, one mosquito net, one plastic cover and all required ropes and strings per guest; eventough our personell revises and repairs all damaged equipment periodically, it is highly recommended that each and every guest revises his hammock, mosquito net and plastik cover thoroughly prior to leaving our visitors centre, asking for a suitable replacement if any item should not be completely sound or according to the guests size.
  • One linnen, one warm blanket, one small pillow and one small towel per guest
  • Two cooking pots and machetes per groupe
  • One plate, cup, fork, knife and spoon per guest
  • Nylon string, steel wire and fishing hooks
  • Basic first aid kit
 
CATERING PROVIDED BY THE RERSERVA NATURAL PALMARI
 
  • Each guest must have his own field bottle and a large enough supply of water purifying tablets based on the duration of the trek and his average personal water consumption.
  • An open discussion between the members of the trekking/kayaking groupe, the appointed guides and our kitchen and administrative personell can decide what food items from our stock at the visitors centre should be taken.
  • Alcoholic beverages can be provided in an amount of 1 bottle rum or “cachaça” per each 3 guests.
  • Aforementioned in accordance to the provided stock calculated to the number of guests and days the activity should last
 
 CAMP SITES
 
  • The camp sites will preferably be chosen close to jungle creeks, jungle channels or lakes in order to being able to fish and bathe.
  • The camp sites will preferably be placed on flat ground inside “terra firme” forest to reduce the presence of mosquitos and “je-jen” ("no-se-ums") .
  • No one is allowed to sleep in tents placed on the ground or any other means of resting on the ground/soil.
 
SOME BASIC AND IMPORTANT RULES
 
  • All food, equipment, cooking & fishing items as well as the first aid kit are to be split between the groupe to be carried by all, respectively.
  • Each guest carries his hammock, bedding clothes, canteen or field bottle and eating utensils in his backpack.
  • Each guest carries his private belongings in his backpack and each two rowers deal with the carrying of their canoe/kayak, if necessary.
  • Slow rowers that delay the groupe have to accept being pulled by other canoes/kayaks and/or being placed in a double or triple canoe.
  • The guides decide the route, the camp sites, the food portions and they have the last word regarding any decision or emergency situation.
  • Democracy is the basic deciding policy, but never wins over a common sense decision taken by a guide.
  • No guest under the age of 14 years is allowed to venture on a trek.
 
ADDITIONAL COST
 
  • The “extrem trekking & canoeing/kayaking” activities are free of any additional cost.
 
 
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