BRAZIL – EXPANSIVE ADVENTURE
A country the size of Brazil (it’s the world’s fifth largest nation) is not easy to summarize in a brief introduction. From sprawling metropolitan areas to hidden indigenous rainforest villages, Brazil is an infinitely versatile place and undoubtedly the most significant external influence on all the countries it borders, including the three Guianas.
A stunning five million visitors enter Brazil each year… Wilderness Explorers specializes in small and personal tours that delve into the the rarely seen northeast corners of Brazil including Roraima, Para, and Amapa, states. Here is where you’ll encounter remote Amerindian tribes (“indios”) that live close to the land in an area less impacted by deforestation and hydroelectric power than other parts of Brazil. Some of the world’s best birdwatching is found in these regions, and we are one of the few companies anywhere that can provide an all-land journey from the coastal capitals of Guyana, Suriname, or French Guiana to the Caiapó region to the Yanomami Indigenous Park all the way through to Boa Vista, Manaus, Macapá, Belem, or beyond. These are routes not for the feint of heart, but we’ve traveled them and know where to go and where to steer clear. Give us a call – we’d be happy to show you around!
Our Brazil itineraries are customized for the needs of each traveller or group – email us for more information.
Why Travel with Wilderness Explorers?
For more than 20 years, we’ve been working at the crossroads of adventure travel and community tourism. Not from the sidelines or behind a desk, but on the ground. In the jungle. On the boats. Getting our feet dirty and seeing everything first-hand. Tourism isn’t our business – it’s our life. Our handcrafted itineraries prove it.
Our partners in the field aren’t just suppliers in the traditional sense: we are deeply involved with the development of the lodges, tours, training programs, and attractions that draw adventurous souls to this part of the world. Back in 1999 Wilderness Explorers was one of the first tour operators to embrace the now-fashionable idea of community tourism, partnering with the Amerindian Makushi village of Surama in Guyana to provide marketing and administrative support for that country’s first indigenously-operated ecolodge. These days we continue to work with lodges and regional consortiums with tourism development aspirations. Hand-in-hand we are building opportunities for economic growth that don’t rely on resource extraction or the mass-market.
We know that tour companies are increasingly looked upon as unnecessary middlemen in a world where the internet connects everyone with marvelous ease. And, no doubt, someone with ample time and patience could organize their journey independently. But we know that sometimes you want to spend less time researching and more time travelling. If that’s you, we can vastly simplify your trip planning, get you into the best (and often least-known) lodges, prioritize your activity list, and set you up for an unforgettable getaway. Having the time of your life once you get there? Well, that part is entirely up to you!