Forest Lessons, “Tarzan,” and…a Caiman?!

Our second day at the jungle lodge was pretty busy. We started the day with a hike into the jungle led by our guides Lima and Rivelino, who we later nicknamed “Tarzan” due to his extraordinary strength and agility. During the hike, our guides taught us some survival skills and showed us how to make some crafts.

After the hike, we returned to the lodge for lunch and some relaxation before taking to the waters again to explore more of the igapó and watch the sunset at the end of the day. As if that wasn’t enough excitement, we took the boats out again after dinner and went out searching for alligators. We ended up with quite a surprise.

This is one of the longer videos in this series at nine minutes, but I hope you stick around until the end. With Halloween upon us, there are some elements that I find quite fitting. I had so much fun filming and editing this piece of a most extraordinary adventure. I hope you’re enjoying this series. The best is still yet to come.

“Hey, Hey, We’re the Monkeys!”

On this day of our jungle river cruise, we started with a nice, healthy breakfast and went on a canoe to explore more of the Igapó, or flooded forest. When we arrived back at our boat dock, we saw a monkey playing nearby and checking us out, so we went to have a look. Suddenly, we found ourselves surrounded by monkeys and hilarity ensued!