Wanderlust: Off the page

Exploring the Amazon Through Indigenous Eyes with Alex Robinson

October 28, 2022 Wanderlust Magazine Season 3 Episode 1
Wanderlust: Off the page
Exploring the Amazon Through Indigenous Eyes with Alex Robinson
Show Notes

This podcast won Podcast of the Year in the Latin America Travel Association Media Awards 2023!

"I will show you my Amazon - the Amazon that visitors never get to see."

When Alex Robinson heard those words, he knew he was in for the adventure of a lifetime. His guide, Saru Mundurucu, had recently founded his own adventure and travel company, Aracá Expeditions. As the first and only Amazon adventure company owned and operated by an indigenous Amazonian, Saru promised Alex an experience unlike any other - and he delivered.

Immerse yourself in rich, abundant landscapes as Alex he recounts his eye-opening voyage down the Rio Negro. You'll float along, sipping caipirinhas on the deck of Saru's boat; you'll paddle through the flooded forest in Jaú National Park; you'll come face to face with some of the Amazon's most elusive wildlife, from giant otters to river dolphins. The trip culminates with a hike up the remote Serra Do Aracá  - a mountain which Saru describes as a place "like the world before humans walked the earth." From gorgeous descriptions to surprising and touching anecdotes, this is a story you won't want to miss.

Read Alex's article, "The Promise of the Amazon," in this month's issue of Wanderlust, and connect with him on Instagram @alexrobinsonphotography.

Want to book this journey for yourself? Learn more and connect with Saru at aracaexpeditions.com.

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