Tuesday 24 April 2018

Dream trip - Amazon River Cruise

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Monday 23 April 2018

A testimonial by Alan Dean Foster

Alan's favourite mammal that I put to swim with. (sort of swimming under request).

Alan Dean Foster
Author of Star Trek, Star Wars, Alien, The Drowning World (dedicated to me, of course).

"As a world traveler who has visited nearly 60 countries, I can unequivocally say that I never had a better or more relaxed time traveling anywhere than I did seeing Brazil with Gil Serique. 
Mr. Serique brings with him a unique combination of knowledge of flora and fauna and the local cultures together with the ability to handle travel arrangements from big city to back country that would stump the average travel guide. For example, not only does he know where to find the most beautiful birds and animals in Brazil, but also the best ice cream. I can not recommend him too highly

Friday 20 April 2018

Getting ready for the Roccos

Monday 16 April 2018

The elusive Capped Heron, Blue-crowned Motmot and Peach-fronted Parakeets

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Sunday 15 April 2018

The Jewish Knows

Thursday 12 April 2018

Trip Advisor New Review (Dream Trip!)!

Nous avons découvert Gil grâce a internet...nous lui avons demandé d'organiser une aventure sur mesure, avec nuit en forêt et découverte de l'amazonie en bateau...le tout en famille avec deux enfants de 15 et 11 ans.. Nous sommes arrivés avec 2 jours de retard...suite a un problème d'avion...Résultat ? Quelques jours inoubliables gràce a une organisation fiable et sur mesure répondant parfaitement à nos rèves d'amazonie. Que dire de Gil dont les connaissances n'ont d'egal que l'anthousiame et la bonne humeur... Nous avons également rencontré son cousin, cuisinier, qui prit soins de nos repas...et apprit à pêcher le piranha a notre fils ...que du bonheur pour lui..... Bref je souhaite a tous de rencontrer Gil et son equipe...pour des vacances plus que parfaites....l'appareil photo totalement débordant d'images, d'oiseaux..et de bonne humeur... Cyril

Sirena April 2018 - Rated 10!

MS Sirena was on time. It was about 1pm when we had got to the van.  I had 14 guests I guess. Knowing the market would be slow in the afternoon, I went there in the morning, bought several species of fish and also hired a friend to lure the amazing Amazon River Dolphins. Everybody had the chance to photograph them greatly as well as Great Egrets and Cormorants. The market is also a great place to give the best perspective of human impact on the fish fauna. Having done we cruised to along and between the meeting of the waters and the city. It was cloudy so Tapajos and The Amazon river encounter was not that fantastic.
It takes some 45 minutes to reach the wildlife rich Maica river. During this time I lecture about my Jewish family. My grand-father Julio Serique helped the Wickhams with the 70.000 seeds.... my father had founded the school in the little village I was born...My mother was the church caretaker...When we moved to Santarem the American priest that we received at home had an amazing school where I learned English..The confederates had done businesses with my grand father who was a merchant. The upper deck of the boat looked more like a library combined to an art gallery to best make my guests understand about the local history. The lower deck turned into a small market with native fruit and several species of fish I had previously got. The first 15 minutes of our journey we spotted band of Howler Monkeys and a Sloth.

I guess the pictures below can get you more details...

Sloth on Cecropia tree