Found out all about Gil on Internet and contacted him directly to find out if he could offer us anything on the day our Cruise ship was in Santarem. He suggested "Floodplain Exploration". We were not surprised to hear a lecturer on board mention Gil, saying he was the best guide there was; but we were very surprised that apart from the four of us there were only 3 other people on our excursion. We started out in a river boat and later transferred to a small boat to travel further into the rain forest. It was the highlight out of our holiday. Without Gil we would have not seen the sloths, hidden in the trees, or been able to identify any of the birds we saw. He is so knowledgeable and his enthusiasm for everything is catching. An experience not to be missed.