As we wrap up our first season in the Peruvian Amazon, it’s a great time to look back on all our epic adventures here in Peru and our 2023 season highlights. From conquering uncharted waters in Manu, Peru to forging connections with our new community partners, our guests (and our team) have left this year with some incredible experiences that won’t easily be forgotten.
1. The Inaugural Amazon Canoe Challenge
The Amazon Canoe Challenge was the defining moment of our 2023 season. When we first spoke of the idea of launching a canoe adventure in the Amazon, it seemed like a crazy idea. Needless to say, after countless hours and late nights working on launching this one of a kind Challenge, watching the first ever teams take on 300km of the Amazon by canoe was our personal highlight of our 2023 season. They definitely didn’t have it easy – Our intrepid teams on average covered a remarkable 306 kilometers over 6 days, facing wildlife, mosquitoes, wild camping and searing heat. Seeing the first ever teams cross the finish line for the first time, cheered on by our team and local partners here in Manu definitely made it all worthwhile.
2. Pioneering Amazon Exploration by SUP
In 2023, we shattered the boundaries of adventure by introducing stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) to our Amazon expeditions. Navigating the pristine Amazon rivers by SUP was something we were always keen to try, so it was great to see the first Amazon SUP Challenge take off. It was great fun introducing SUP to our local partners, and the teams got on board with a fun filled race day with some of the schools in the communities.
3. Traditional Canoe Expeditions
Not to be forgotten, our new canoe expeditions launched this year as well. We had some great groups this year in Manu, taking more time for wildlife spotting and community stays along the way. Keep an eye out as we will have some great articles coming soon from our guests who joined us on the way!
4. Community Connections
While the thrill of conquering the Amazon’s wild beauty is unmatched, our connections with the local community in Manu remain a pillar of our expeditions and one of our 2023 highlights. Community stays with our local partners is not just a highlight for our team but also a heartwarming and transformative experience for our adventurers. Learning about indigenous cultures, sharing stories around campfires, and collaborating on sustainable initiatives create memories that go beyond adventure. It’s about giving back to the people who call the Amazon home.
As we bid farewell to an extraordinary 2023 season, our excitement for the adventures that 2024 holds knows no bounds. Join us for another year of thrilling expeditions and unforgettable experiences. The Amazon beckons, promising a world of wonder and excitement. Will you be part of the next chapter?
Don’t miss your chance for an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Amazon in Peru. Stay tuned for updates on what’s in store for 2024, and prepare to embark on a journey of a lifetime.