Saturday, 8 December 2018

Ooops another one

We were fortunate enough to go on a tour with Gil Serique out of Santarem, Brazil. We saw so much wildlife and learned so much history. He has such a positive, upbeat view of the world that it made the tour so much fun. I highly recommend this tour to everyone. We loved it.

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For many of us who travel to the Amazon, it is a bucket list item, and you want to get as much out of the experience as you can. I can guarantee that Gil Serique will make sure that happens for you. It can even start before you leave home. Gil is available (by e-mail) to answer questions, arrange to customize your experience if you like (we were a large group of cruisers stopping for a day), and even put contingency plans in place if need be (a must for us cruisers!). He and his team are an enthusiastic bunch and will keep you informed and entertained the whole time you are with them. Their English is superb, and they go out of their way to bring the Amazon to life for you, answering any and all questions that you care to throw at them, and showing you as much as they can in the time you have to spend with them. Being local, they know the area like the back of their hand. Their rates are reasonable and they simply knock themselves out to please you. They ensure all who travel with them are kept safe and go out of their way to help anyone with special needs (e.g. difficulty walking). I cannot say enough good things about Gil and hope you get to meet him on your travels through the Amazon. You won't be disappointed. Brenda and Dan
 

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Viking Sea in Santarem

Another very succssful tour with a selected number of people with observation of lots of widlife including Pink dolphins, Hoatzins and sloths of course, 





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Saturday, 24 November 2018

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Thursday, 22 November 2018

Silver Seas 2018 Dear Gil, Today was fantastic. We loved it! Our address is

Grey dolphin

Andre


Darrel

Wattled Jacana

Mature tiger heron and Wattled Jacana






Fig Tree


Grey Dolphin

Anhinga great egret



Hoatzin



Oriole Blackbirds

Osprey

Rikers boat

Ringed Kingfisher



Three toed sloth

Juvenile Tigerheron

Water buffalos

Yellow headed Caracara

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Posing

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Friday, 7 September 2018

We got it again

The coolest thing I have ever done!

Gil's 4-day, 3 night trip went above and beyond my wildest expectations! Not only did he open his house to us, arrange for us to be picked up and taken back to the airport (both in the middle of the night), fed us completely, made the BEST caipirinhias, shared his windsurf....he made sure we had an absolutely incredible experience!!! Most importantly he shared his knowledge, love and enthusiasm for the rainforest and the river. The night in jungle was incredible...falling asleep in hammocks under the canopy with stars sparkling above between the trees. It was the coolest thing I have every experienced. When we climbed into our hammocks that night Gil said "Rest your body as well as your soul." Something about being in the jungle does just that! The day and night on the boat was just as amazing. We saw macaws, parrots, toucans, monkeys, sloths and a boa constrictor!!!!! His cousin, Celso, fed us all kinds of fresh fish, rice, beans, fruit, juice, snacks....we were never hungry or thirsty! I would say you would be hard pressed to find a better guide on the Amazon. No one could have more energy or enthusiasm or knowledge. You will not be disappointed!