The Greenpeace Amazon Jungle Challenge 2013 promises the experience of a lifetime: a chance to become intimately acquainted with the world’s greatest rainforest by trekking and canoeing through it and learning ancient survival techniques still used by indigenous Brazilians.
You’ll also have the chance to support the work of Greenpeace Australia Pacific, which includes important campaigns to stop illegal and destructive logging, end the clearing of ancient forests and help protect our climate.
What better fitness goal could there be than the opportunity to immerse yourself in one of the world’s most pristine, and most threatened, tropical rainforests and help save such forests at the same time?
• Spend four days in the Amazon jungle, on a “survival camp” in one of the world’s most intense natural environments, learning from a local guide how to make a shelter, find food, cook over a campfire and you will sleep in a hammock
• Go sightseeing in the exciting and vibrant Rio de Janeiro – see the world’s largest urban jungle, relax on Copacabana beach, wonder at Christ the Redeemer and take a cablecar up Sugarloaf Mountain, sharing all these experiences with a bunch of new friends
• Help Greenpeace protect the world’s tropical rainforests and work towards its goal of zero deforestation globally by 2020
Dates: 19 - 31 October 2013
Registration fee: $770 (non-refundable)
Fundraising target: $3,000 (excludes travel)
Travel cost: $6,490 (can be fundraised)
Trip duration: 13 days
Physical activity: 4 days in the jungle
Challenge grade: 4/5
Accommodation: Hammocks, lodges and 3 star hotels