Thu 31 Oct: Welcome home!
Team Greenpeace arrive home today full of memories! Congratulations on an amazing Amazon adventure. Your participation means Greenpeace can continue to protect the world’s tropical rainforests and are one step closer to achieving their goal of zero deforestation globally by 2020.
Wed 30 Oct: Jet-setting
Team Greenpeace are lost in a timezone timewarp today, making connections in Santiago and Auckland, as they make their way back to Australia.
Tue 29 Oct: Adeus e obrigado (goodbye and thank you) Brazil!
Team Greenpeace today farewell Rio, Brazil and their Amazon adventure. After their last morning free in Rio, they will transfer to the airport at lunchtime for their flight home. Make sure you get in one last look at those amazing beaches, Team Greenpeace!
Mon 28 Oct: Tijuca National Park
Today Team Greenpeace visit one of the largest urban forests in the world, Tijuca National Park, spanning 32 square kilometres (Central Park in NYC is 3.41 km²). The team will trek an easy path through this amazing forest, keeping and eye out for monkeys, sloths and myriad exotic birds. Afterwards, they will drive to Rio’s most famous landmark, Christ the Redeemer, a 38 metre statue atop Corcovado Mountain. Tonight, team Greenpeace will enjoy a farewell dinner together – living it up in one of the world’s most vibrant cities.
Sun 27 Oct: When Greenpeace smiles at me I go to Rio… de Janeiro!
Team Greenpeace are in one of the most vivacious cities in the world, Rio! Today they embark on a half-day tour of Sugar Loaf Mountain, accessible only by two (rather steep) cable car rides. With spectacular views over Guanabara Bay and its islands, Corcovado and Copacobana beach, this is the perfect introduction to this amazing city. In the afternoon, the team explored Rio and all its delights – eating, swimming, relaxing and sightseeing!
Sat 26 Oct: To the urban jungle we go…
Today we say farewell to the Amazonian jungle as we fly to an urban jungle, Rio! Stay tuned for more soon….
Fri 25 Oct: We survived!
It has been a hot, sweaty and incredible 5 days in the Amazon jungle. Our base was Malocas lodge but our home during the trek was most definitely the jungle. Today we have returned to Manaus and are recounting our experiences over dinner before heading to Rio de Janeiro tomorrow.
Tue 22 – Thu 24 Oct: Amazon Experience
As you will see on our live map, we are now very much out of range and are embracing all the ecological delights that the amazing Amazon has to offer. To be here after raising vital funds for Greenpeace is the icing on the cake.
Mon 21 Oct: Deep in the Amazon
Today we start our 4-day “jungle survival camp” consisting of trekking, canoeing and sleeping in the forest. We’ll see a beautiful waterfall today and have an opportunity to swim and fish for some piranhas.
Sun 20 Oct: Waking up in Manaus, Brazil
Team Greenpeace have arrived in Manaus ready to commence the much-anticipated Amazon Jungle Challenge. Their flight landed in the wee hours of this morning and they have an early start to begin their adventure in Brazil.
ABOUT THE AMAZON JUNGLE CHALLENGE 2013
The Greenpeace Amazon Jungle Challenge 2013 will see a team of passionate Greenpeace supporters trek through the world’s greatest rainforest. This incredible team will trek and canoe their way through the jungle while learning ancient survival techniques still used by indigenous Brazilians. They’ll be directly supporting the work of Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s forest campaigns to stop illegal and destructive logging, end the clearing of ancient forests and help protect our climate.
- Visit our image gallery: Amazon Jungle Challenge (coming soon!)
- Twitter: @InspiredAdvntrs @GreenpeaceAustP #AmazonJungleChallenge
- Facebook: Inspired Adventures and Greenpeace Australia Pacific
- Support the team and help them raise more! Greenpeace Amazon Jungle Challenge