Jungle Survival

Amazon, Guyana

$2795.00

 

The Experience

This is a once in a life time opportunity for the real adventures among us! Can you cope and survive in the Amazon Jungle with nothing more then a pocket knife?

This 2 week trip takes you to the remote, pristine jungles of Guyana, in South America. With one of our instructors and the vast knowledge of two senior, local Amerindian guides you will learn just how comfortable you can make yourself in the jungle with almost nothing.
You will learn how to find water, make traps, hunt with bow and arrow, set a fire without a match or lighter, build a shelter, leave signs for rescuers and if all else fails, find your own way out of the jungle! This is the ultimate adventure travel trip!

 

This Is Why

  • An Amazing 2 week jungle survival course!
  • Live deep in remote Amazonian rainforest of Guyana!
  • Sleep in jungle hammocks
  • Train with local Amerindian guides and Ex UK special forces
  • Survive the isolation phases

 
 
Trip Details
  • Key Start Dates
    All year round. For more information about specific dates please contact us.
  • Accommodation
    Available
  • Type
    In Georgetown shared rooms during your first few days in the jungle you will stay in a eco lodge in the jungle in a shared cabin. For six days while going deeper in the jungle your own private hammock! During your 2 days of isolation in the jungle, whatever you can build!
  • Internet Access
    No, only when arriving in Georgetown
  • Who Are They Looking For?
    Adventurer’s individuals who have an interest in the outdoors and who do not mind to get wet and dirty.

Fast Facts: Guyana

Where? Guyana, Amazon

Country Size: 214,970 km2
83,000 sq mi

Population density? 3.5/km2
9.1/sq mi

Country Famous for? Vaquero's (cowboys), Rupununi Rodeo festival, Unspoiled interior, Amazon jungle, Jaguars, Black Caiman, Giant Otters, Turtles

When to visit: Dry season, From September until the end of April

        • What's Included
          • Trip
            Amazon Jungle Survival
          • Type
            Group Travel
          • Accommodation
            In Georgetown shared rooms during your first few days in the jungle you will stay in a eco lodge in the jungle in a shared cabin. For six days while going deeper in the jungle your own private hammock! During your 2 days of isolation in the jungle, whatever you can build!
          • Meals
            During your stay in Georgetown Meals are not included, while being in the jungle food will be included for the first and the lasts days. For the days in between it is up to you and your time what will be for dinner! However food can be provided if necessary.
          • Pick up & drop off
            One of our representatives will meet you at your hotel to brief you and the other travelers for your adventure travel trip. From the hotel you will start your adventure and you will venture deep in to the jungle. At the end of your trip you will be brought back to the hotel.
          • Transfers
            From Georgetown you will be transfer to a eco-lodge in the jungle where you will start your initial training. Transfers will be by domestic flight, 4X4 and canoe. At the end of your experience you will transfer back from the jungle to Georgetown through a domestic flight.
          • Ongoing service
            If there are any problems with your trip we are there to help you
          • Tours
            Through FRONTEERING you have the possibility to book additional tours in Guyana
          • 24/7 Emergency contact
            If there are any problems during you stay in Guyana you can reach us 24/7 to assist you.

          What's not included: Flights, Insurance, Meals when arriving in Georgetown, airport pick up

          Package Price:
          2 weeks: $2,795 US

    • Trip Experience

      This Survival course will take you to the jungles of Amazonia, sat upon some of the oldest geological formations in the world. This is where Sir Walter Raleigh searched for El Dorado, and Sir Arthur Conan
      Doyle dreamt up the stories of “The Lost World.” In some of the most pristine and untouched primary jungle in the world, you will learn how to survive from just what is around you and then you will have the\ chance to put your skills to the test! Initial jungle training and acclimatization will take place in a local Makushi Amerindian village. Here we get you comfortable with the jungle. After just a few days we will move deeper into the jungle by boat or on foot, where we will begin the real fun work of survival training. Within the stunning Pakaraima Mountains,\ covered in jungle and criss-crossed by rivers, the ex UK Special Forces Survival Instructor and local Amerindian hunters from the Makushi tribe will take you through all you will need to know to survive. We concentrate on things that work, not that look fancy. This is the real stuff, the way the Makushi Amerindians have done it for thousands of years.
        • Adventure Details
          You will learn how to find water, make traps, hunt with bow and arrow, set a fire without a match or lighter, build a shelter, leave signs for rescuers and if all else fails, find your own way out of the jungle!
          After having gone through these basics comes the reality. For several days on your own or in pairs you will be placed in a simulated survival situation, though our staff will be monitoring you throughout, purely for safety reasons. With just a machete, water bottle and survival kit you have to put into practice the skills you have learnt. There will be survival tasks to complete each day. We call this isolation, where there is not only the practical problems of daily existence to cope with, but also the psychological difficulties of not having those modern luxuries, of being in a strange environment, of little human contact, of lack of sleep………….can you cope?
          The Training Phase
          In the jungle you will set up your own basha and hammock site - this will be your home for the next week! Then your training begins. We will take you through all the skills you need to find water, make shelter, light a fire and procure food. You will be eating some strange, but very tasty bugs, starting fires without matches or lighters, recognising water vines, fishing for piranha, stalking wild game with bow & arrow and a whole lot more...
          The Isolation Phase
          Finally, training time is up and you're put in a true-to-life survival situation. On your own (or in a buddy pair) you'll
          find yourself in a new piece of jungle where for the next few days you must do everything yourself. With no more than the clothes you're wearing, your trusty machete, bow & arrow and belt kit, you'll put all your new found skills to the test.
          With not even a torch or a match to help you, let alone any other modern gadget, it's now down to your wits and will to survive. Can you cope!?
          At the end of your adventure you're back at a community eco-lodge to unwind, swap stories and drink beers with your guides. From there it is back to Georgetown by light aircraft stopping en route at the tallest single drop waterfall in the world, the magnificent Kaieteur Falls.
          Viewing the endless jungle canopy from the plane above is a glorious time. For you know, should the unthinkable happen, and you become entrapped within the dense vines and vegetation below, amongst the bullet ants, tarantulas, piranha and jaguars - it's now nothing but a second home to you!
  • Fast Facts
    • Project location
      Central and southern Jungle of Guyana
    • Area Famous For
      Amazon Jungle, Wildlife viewing, Amerindian tribes, Iwokrama forest reserve, kaieteur falls
    • When to visit
      All year round
    • Wildlife viewing
      Some of the best in the world, however spotting wildlife can be difficult at first, Harpy Eagle - Largest eagle in the world, Arapaima - Largest fresh water fish in the world, Jaguar - Biggest cat in the Americas,
      giant Otter - largest otter in the world, capybara - Largest rodent in the world, anaconda - The largest snake in the world, bushmaster - World's largest viper
  • Accommodation

    In Georgetown shared rooms during your first few days in the jungle you will stay in a eco lodge in the jungle in a shared cabin. For six days while going deeper in the jungle your own private hammock! During your 2 days of isolation in the jungle, whatever you can build!

    Things to bring from home

    • Hiking Shoes
    • Rain gear
    • Anti Mosquito repellent + after bite
    • Sunglasses
    • Hat/cap to protect yourself from the sun
    • Suncream
    • Complete Kitlist will be provided after applying or on request

    Meals

    During your stay in Georgetown Meals are not included, while being in the jungle food will be included for the first and the lasts days. For the days in between it is up to you and your time what will be for dinner! However food can be provided if necessary.

"The survival course is one of those personal challenges you simply have to do - an opportunity to extend yourself both mentally and physically. It's deeply satisfying to look back and think 'I did that - I survived!'"
Calley from the UK

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