Morning Experience, Edible Forest Gardening
After breakfast, we will head over to the garden for our “Edible Forest Gardening Experience”. This trail starts at the side of the main road, across areas where the forest is regenerating and there are large patches of pristine forest. For this reason this trail is ideal to show the ecological succession processes and the importance of forest conservation for the Amazon region. In the Garden we consciously apply the principles of ecology to the design of home-scale gardens that mimic forest ecosystem structure and function for our food production systems. Learn how the locals use the plants and fruits of the jungle on this cultural excursion.
Afternoon Experience, Following the Footprints of Wild Cats
The deep primary forests of Amazon Emotions, have been protected for over 2 decades by our family. The forest of Amazon Emotions Reserve is of utmost importance both for flora and fauna and humans alike, as it protects an incredible biodiversity and a stunning beautiful natural habitat.
For humans, these primordial forests, not only establish essential life supporting functions like water reservoirs, oxygen production and carbon sinks, but they are also of enchanting beauty as they belong to the few untouched and unspoiled areas of the country.
For the animal life, especially for smaller mammals like Agoutis, Agoutis Paca, Wild Pigs, and
White Tailed Deer, these forests provide a habitat in which they find nourishment, particularly from a high concentration of iron trees and other precious woods that exist in these forested slopes.
Venture out into the jungle with your guide for a great opportunity to spot unusual insects and animals. Learn to slow down and tune in your senses and become an active part of the local ecology. Learn how to climb a palm tree without any ropes, and (depending on the time of year) how to retrieve the açai fruit – and enjoy making a delicious, exotic juice from it. Contribute to science participating in our Amazon Jaguar Vision Project, and help set up cameras to capture shy jungle wildlife. The subtly placed cameras often snap animals, especially mammals, that people rarely see elsewhere. As you help our naturalists collect data from the camera traps and install new cameras, you’ll learn all about their exciting work. Finally, you’ll study the captured footage and discover what rare, fascinating animals the cameras captured. This is an experience not to be missed. Afterwards, you are invited to enjoy dinner and meet with our team at the jungle lodge.
Our hope is to plant seeds of appreciation and awareness that will help protect these endangered environments. You are invited to enjoy a dinner with our team at our jungle lodge before heading off to a good night’s sleep.
(Day 2: B, BL, D)