3rd Great Amazon Adventure 2017
September 22 to October 17, 2017
Our unique Amazon Adventure returns in September 2017 offering a month long event from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Starting in Suriname the rally visits French Guiana, Brazil and Peru.
From the jungles of Suriname and French Guiana we follow the Amazon river through the rainforest before driving the Amazonica Highway. In Peru we visit Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu, Colca Canyon and the Nazca Lines before finishing in Lima.
The rally starts from Paramaribo, the capital city of Suriname, previously Dutch Guiana. Here you will be amazed to find they drive on the left as in the UK. We collect the cars and stay in the best hotel in Paramaribo before crossing into French Guiana which is in the EU! Here they speak French, use the Euro and have French supermarkets at French prices!
Our next river crossing takes us into Brazil on our way to the mighty Amazon. Once at the great river we spend two amazing nights and a day on Bruno, a ‘modern’ ferry from Macapa to Santarem as there are no roads along this section. You will have time to marvel at the Amazon, meet the locals, watch the crazy scenes as they load and unload the river ferries and have time to listen to the sounds of nature under the Amazon sky.
Once we land in Santarem we are in the rainforest proper. With the vast canopy all around us for the next few days we will drive through the Amazon National Reserve without a tourist in sight – in fact barely another car on the road.
As we see the light at the end of the forest in Porto Velho we pause for a well-earned day off before continuing our journey to Peru. Our first stop there is Puerto Maldonado where we explore the Peruvian end of the Rainforest. From here we climb to Urubamba and have time for a visit to Machu Picchu and Cusco. Driving across the Altiplano or high plains we go to Colca Canyon where we can see condors. From here we drive to Puno and Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, before driving the ancient Panamericana route to Arequipa. It’s a great drive from here to Nazca where we can fly over the Nazca lines before departing for Lima, the end point of this unique event.
The highlights of the event include visiting the European Space Agency in French Guiana, a two night ferry trip along the Amazon River, the people and scenery in Brazil, the Rainforest, the amazing local markets in Peru, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon and Nasca.
Places are limited to just 10 cars as accommodation at some points is at a premium.
Check out our videos from previous events on our Home Page.
Each night you will have a hotel room with en-suite, while on the ferry there are excellent cabins available. Breakfast is included each day, so are most of the evening meals.
We aim to keep man and machine together so provide mechanical back-up as well as a medic for those little ailments.
We suggest you take a well prepared classic car or a 4x4 of any age on this adventure. All roads have been recced and the route is completely open. However, in the Amazonas region some roads are graded rather than tarmac – this can vary from very slow and rough to fast and flowing dirt.
It goes without saying that although we are going at the best time of year, it is still a hot and sticky environment in the forest where it rains from time to time. In Bolivia and Argentina it is pretty dry at this time of year.
An incredible journey
Third party Insurance
Ferry inc. cabin
Hotels and breakfasts
Most evening meals
Our Experienced team
Our own medic
Tulip Roadbook & GPS
Photographer & Videographer
The Amazon Rainforest
The Amazon River
The European Space Centre
Five South American Countries