Saturday, 6 May 2017

OOops new review

“Highlight of our visit to Brazil”
Reviewed yesterday NEW
I am a wheelchair user, and was on a cruise around Brazil and up the Amazon to Manaus in March. It was difficult to find shore excursions suitable for wheelchair users, as I cannot access a normal tour bus owing to the steep steps. I found Gil's website some time before we left home, and following a number of email exchanges we booked ourselves on his wetlands day trip. Gil was very apologetic in advance about his perceived lacked of wheelchair facilities, however he need not have bothered. We were met at the port in Santarem and transported by taxi to his river boat. Yes, the general facilities for wheelchirs were not ideal, however his crew memebrs made sure that this was no problem for us, and I was successfully transferred to his river boat. The boat even had an ingeniously devised disabled toilet on board, and it was easy to see the sights as we spent the day cruising around the wetlands. We saw a fantastic variety of wildlife and plants on our cruise, and I even had the opportunity to catch a piranha during our lunch stop. Gil and his crew were great at pointing out the natural wonders along our way. This daytrip was definitely the highlight of our visit to Brazil - Gil's enthusiasm for welcoming guests and looking after the precious environment of the Amazon knows no bounds. If you want to see the best of the Amazon then I definitely recommed this tour.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

New Reviwe on TA

 I really like and appreciate when people write dissertations on TA, but this brief one makes me really happy. It may have been written by my previous boss and good friend CM.
5 of 5 starsyesterdayReviewed by as12017
Gil is hands down the best guide I've ever had. Born in the area, he is extraordinarily engaging and knowledgeable. He remains a good friend despite the distance between us

Saturday, 15 April 2017

New review o TA

5 of 5 starsyesterdayReviewed by David A
Having grown up in what is now the National Forest and with 35 years as a tour guide, Gil Serique offers a tour that is totally authentic and quite different from any other. We saw three-toed sloths (ought to be called three-clawed), pink dolphins, too many birds to count, iguanas, giant Brazil nut trees, rubber trees, and so much more. We also caught piranas and were treated to fresh Brazil and cashew nuts, tasty fish snacks, fresh lemonade, caipirinhas (a unique Brazilian drink), and even nice cold local beer. What a fantastic tour led by one of the most knowledgeable and certainly the highest-energy guides in the world!

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Cruiseship SPECIAL tours

New Review

5 of 5 starsyesterdayReviewed by Betsy A
Gil Serique's Floodplains Exploration was the highlight of our Crystal cruise on the Amazon--in no way comparable to the superficial excursions offered by cruise lines. Gil was born in the area and has an in-depth knowledge of not only the flora and fauna but the history, politics, people and culture of that part of the Amazon. As other reviewers have mentioned, we saw most of the birds and animals pictured in his colorful guidebook, including pink dolphins, sloths, toucans, and the prehistoric Hoatzin. There were only 13 of us on a big river boat, so we had plenty of room and lots of time to chat with Gil when he wasn't delivering his commentary. He occasionally mentions celebrities and other famous people he has guided through his favorite places, but I am confident that those celebrities receive no more attentive treatment than we did. If I had the ear of the right officials in Brazil, I would tell them to make Gil Serique a National Treasure. Do not miss this tour!

Saturday, 25 March 2017

What a day!!

Monday, 20 March 2017

Tour&visit to Seabourn Quest

Inside her

A brief visit to the market

A Kapok tree I used to play hide&seek when I was a little boy

Tapping a rubber tree planted by my grand-father 100 years ago

This is Rainforest

Iggy Rojas and Flora on a visit to Seabourn

Tuesday, 14 March 2017