Wednesday, 7 December 2016

New Review on TA

“Time in Santarem? Spend it with Gil!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW
Our cruise ship had less than a full day's stop in Santarem. About sixteen of us preferred to take an independent tour rather than the excursions offered by the ship. We were so fortunate to book our time with Gil Serique. Gil's day tour was informative, relaxing, lots of fun, and downright amazing. We saw all that we'd hoped for - pink dolphins, interesting birds, a sloth, meeting of the waters.... We experienced a walk through the forest and were served local food and drink. The refreshments were prepared and served by the local people who work with Gil. Those guests who wanted to, transferred to smaller craft for a different perspective of the Maica Lake nooks and crannies.
Almost as impressive as the actual tour, was the organization and professionalism of Gil and his staff. They managed to give the guests a great day, despite the varying ages, physical capabilities, and languages of the participants. Originally, I sent an email query to Gil and received an immediate response. He provided reading suggestions and links to various informative sites. I booked by sending another email with the details of the ship's arrival and departure.
Gil's love for his Amazon/Tapajos area is contagious. We finished the day with a new appreciation for the area and its people. Thank you Gil.
Visited November 2016

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Prinsendam Alter do chao

Gil,
I do not know how to express my gratitude for your graciousness and generosity or  pleasure in your genuinely warm and carefree personality. You are all we have talked about since we left your home and I know will be the topic of conversation for days, months and years to come. Thank you so very much.
Everyone was so impressed with Alex as well. He has an unmatched depth of knowledge and an abiding love for people and nature. I wish him and his beautiful girlfriend the very best in life.
Be assured we will recommend you highly, not only as a guide but as a human being, to anyone who asks.
Best, Rich 









Thursday, 1 December 2016

Two ships in a day M/S Insignia and M/S Prinsendam

On December 1st two ships wil visit Santarem. M/S Insignia will arrive at 8tish and leave a 2pm. Then next will be M/S Prinsendam. She will arrive at 2pm and depart by 9pm.

When I am overbooked for Prinsendam I still have room for maybe 4 couples for Insignia.
Pls check any reliable source for previous results of my work...from Trip Advisor to Tripwolf for more info.

My tour is described below just in case you would like to have an amazing time during your Amazon Cruise



The tour I propose I Call it Floodplain Exploration and It is really,
really good!
If you want more details (and have any questions or concerns), please visit my website, Trip Advisor or Cruisecritic and never hesitate to write.
My goal is to make your experience in the Amazon amazing and
enriching. 
 Helping others learn about and appreciate the Amazon is my
passion.
The tour, which is very different from what others offer, includes an
authentic Amazon boat cruise to the extraordinary meeting of the
Tapajos and Amazon rivers.  We will also explore the Floodplain, where
we will see many species of birds.  And I guarantee that we will see
Three-toed Sloths and Pink Dolphins!
Here is a link to my little e-bookhttps://www.amazon.com/Essential-Wildlife-Cruiseship-Passengers-Amazon-ebook/dp/B01F2LEN68 . When you buy one it guarantees you a printed copy on arrival. Very most of the wildlife you will see during your cruise is selected.

This area was also explored by the famous Victorian biologists Bates, Wallace, and Spruce. Several American Confederates moved here, as well as the infamous British 'rubber thief' Henry Wickham."

If you like fishing we do have the time for it and we provide basic
rods and line.
During the tour we serve Brazil nuts, cashew nuts, fish snacks,
bottled drinks, the freshest lemonade, some beer, ice-cream and (I
promise) the very best caipirinhas.
I would like to suggest you getting Joe Jackson’s The Thief at the End
of the World. It is an amazing reading to have during your cruise. I
also worked with Joe Jackson and Redmond O'Hanlon on the documentary
you can access by the link below.
 
http://www.npo.nl/o-hanlons-helden-3/15-12-2013/VPWON_1183796

The price is 130 dollars per person.



Saturday, 26 November 2016

Another freat great time with cruisers!!!












Friday, 18 November 2016

With the king of the pop

Super hounoured to be part of it. Thanks Nick for the invite

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

I feel so deeply honoured!!!

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Sirena!

Ladies enjoying the breeze and contemplating Nature.

About fishfauna.

Trying a close contact with Nature.

The easy access onto the boat.

Our van at rest in front of Mr. Hennington Pier.

Just after clearance.

A rare sunbittern spotted during the journey.

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About the importance of rubber.

Getting ready for the brief hike.

Baby sloth

Roasting cashew nuts



A view of our boat crusing Maica lake

Marquinho: a fisherman, a waiter and a good friend of mine

Leaving for a canoe ride

Ice Cream for the humid and hot tropical climate

Fish snacks

Thank you so much for the smiles

Returning from the canoe ride

A close up of our boat

Pirarucu (Arapaima)

The easy access to the boat