Antioch Amazon Adventure

Trade in your snow shovel for the wild parrots, orchids, giant kapok trees, and refreshing waters of the Amazon River Basin. Come aboard Antioch University New England’s first-ever Amazon Adventure, a spectacular and surprisingly affordable study-travel experience for AUNE alumni and their guests.

Travelers will explore a culturally and environmentally rich watershed area about two-thirds the size of the continental United States. Our seasoned eco-tour guide will lead a wild but comfortable boat journey along the world’s largest river and its tributaries through the world’s largest tropical forest system. Spend time on the river (and in it!), train your binoculars on exotic wildlife, learn botany, hike, fish, and immerse yourself in local culture.

When

February 19-26, 2005 (coincides with most New England school breaks), with optional excursion February 26 – March 1st

Where

Brazilian Amazon, mostly on or near rivers

Who

8-25 AUNE adventurers. Traveling companions are welcome; kids as young as 12 have enjoyed this tour

Naturalist Guide

Rhan Flatin, ES ’93, author of the Amazon chapter for Fodor’s Travel Guides Brazil edition

Objectives

To relax and enjoy the tropics; to learn about Amazon ecology; wildlife, plants, hydrology, culture, and issues; to adventure on rivers and in forests; and to develop a deeper understanding of the complexity of tropical ecosystems

Package Includes

Pre-trip information, accomodations, local transportation, meals, guided river trip, and guides (Airfare not included)

Price

$1400 main trip; $600 optional extension

Itinerary

Our trip will combine comfort, adventure, and learning, with accommodations at the excellent Hotel Tropical and aboard a riverboat featuring air-conditioned cabins, hammocks, and fine local cooking.

Co-sponsored by Antioch University New England and the Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation.