Brazils Highest Waterfall Trek
- The ultimate Amazon adventure trekking holiday in Brazil
- Trek into the `Heart of Darkness`
- Canoe down the Rio Negro and camp at river beach bivouacs
- Stunning views of the Serra do Araca
- `Explore More` - the finest adventure holidays on the planet
In a remote province of northern Brazil, close to the border with Venezuela and hidden amongst the headwaters of the Amazon, a monster has recently been discovered. Dropping 360 metres, sheer and uninterrupted, from the edge of a sandstone plateau in the Serra do Araca, this unnamed waterfall is the highest and most impressive in Brazil. Few people have seen this giant cascade and no more than a handful have made the trek through virgin rainforest to experience the magical view at the lip of the falls. Getting to the start of the trek is arguably the crux of this trip, however, as we travel from Manaus to Barcelos by riverboat and then use small motor boats for the continuation of the journey. For 4 days, we follow the Rio Negro and then ever smaller tributaries, setting up our bivouac each night on untrodden river beaches. If you are looking for a real adventure, you've just found it !
This trip is one of our ‘Explore More' range of outstanding adventure holidays and is run in conjunction with our friends at Hauser (Germany's leading adventure travel operator). The holidays we have chosen for this range are undoubtedly some of the finest adventures on the planet. They are also ‘specialist' and will appeal to those who have ‘been there, done that' in many parts of the world and are now looking for something new. The cosmopolitan nature of the groups will be an important part of the Explore More experience!
Is this holiday for you?
A real adventure holiday in the mould of the pioneering journeys of the 18th and 19th century explorers, this holiday/expedition will present difficulties not normally encountered on the more ordinary adventure holidays. Just reaching the start of our trek in Brazil is an adventure in itself as we make our way upstream navigating the labyrinthine tributaries of the Rio Negro. The trek itself involves some long days through untamed remote rainforest where hot and humid conditions can also make extra demands. The ascent of the tepui will require some easy scrambling where a head for heights is required. However, no technical skills or previous experience of this type of journey are required - just good physical condition, a sense of adventure and a sense of humour! The expedition will be led by a Brazilian rainforest expert assisted by local guides, and the group will be entirely self-sufficient, making bivouac camps each evening. Expedition members will take part in the tasks of building the camp, preparing and cooking meals etc.