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My friend and I decided to spend 7 nights in the Amazonas jungle with Gero and his team. You can spend less or more time if you would like as well. Firstly, we were took a van and boat to the Ararinha Jungle Hotel where we were greeted by the staff.
Some of the highlights of the trip were:
– Fishing and eating pirahnas…and if you fancy, also swimming in the Amazon! Just be sure not to go to the toilet, as apparently there are bugs that can crawl up inside you!
– Amazing fresh food served at the jungle hotel, in particular the banana fritters.
– Watching the sunrise and sunset, from the boat and from a floating bar on the side of the river.
– Caimen (crocodile) spotting and catching at night. You can even hold one if you wish, which does not harm them at all.
– Face painting with jungle plants.
– Finding fresh jungle fruits like cupuasu to eat.
– Sleeping one night in the middle of the jungle and having to build our own hammock setup.
– Visiting an Amazonas family and having a go at mowing their lawn for them with a machete!
If you want an Amazonas jungle experience, then I highly recommend doing a tour with Gero. We chose to sleep in the hammocks upstairs, which were very comfortable. But if you prefer the luxury of a bed, there is of course that option.

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Very very thanks to tripadvisor, because of it I found the Amazon Gero Tour from here. Lots of people wrote their trip experience and most of their reviews are very informative and useful. Most of them had a fantastic time in Amazon Jungle with Gero Tours. Therefore, I had no doubt to choose Amazon Gero Tour.

I am young-spirit adventurer so of course to choose the 6days/5nights package. Gero is really nice and easy-going person. Due to the delay of my bus he was waiting for me at Manaus Bus Station for nearly 4 hours without any complaints. His staffs and he kindly helped me to find a cheap and nice hotel which just 3, 4 shops away from his office. I was surprised his office how closed to the Opera Theatre and also not far away from the harbour. I become very pleased about my decision with them.

Whatever the guilds brought us in and out of Jungle or the local tour guilds, they all are so friendly and approachable. Especially the local tour guilds, I spent 6 days with them, we’ve already built up friendship. These people are so knowledgeable to the jungle such as the types of birds, floral, plants. Not only they are born in Jungle, but also they study hard, read lots of books to enhance their knowledge to make them professional. After one day activities, we always stayed in the lodge canteen to chat with them, listen to their jungle story, especially about Jaguar.

During the 6 days in Jungle, I have seen lots of birds, alligators, pink and grey dolphins, sloth, biggest tree and so on. The most exciting thing is fishing piranha and then cook them. We felt very satisfaction to catch lots of piranha. I think quite a lot of people have described the conditions of lodge. The lodge are really nice, comfortable and very jungle looking. I have to tell you a trick if anyone who would like to photographs. It is better to get up earlier like 5am in the morning; you will have a wonderful experience to see the sunrise, which is amazing. That is what I did, my friends and family they all like the sunrise in Jungle. It is not a word to describe.

6 days passed so quickly but every second, every minute, every hour spent in the Jungle is so irregretable. Gero’s staffs and he treated me like friend. We still have constant contact with each other. I think I will come back to visit Gero and his family sometimes. I really like Brazilian enthusiasm.

PS: Maybe this is good news for anyone who consider spending Crhismas at Amazon Jungle. I heard from Gero days ago, he is going to make a Christmas time for the local people. He is going to give 20 % discount for 22nd, 23rd and 24th Dec10 and 2nd Jan 11 for those who want to bring the 20% discount by gift to the local people.

Let’ Wala Wala Amazon Jungle trip, Amazon Gero Tours!!!!!!

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I just returned from a 3 day Amazon Jungle Trip with Gero Tours. The Tour was the highlight of my month in Manaus – truly awesome. Accomodation is basic but very comfortable. Just what you want to feel you are experiencing the Amazon without cheating in a 5 star hotel! Food was great and the tour guides were superb. We saw so many fabulous animals and insects and reptiles and really feel we got the Amazon experience. My only regret is that I didn’t stay for 5 days.

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  1. Jennifer

    My boyfriend and I went on a 4 days 3 night Amazon trip with Gero and his team in July 2010. We are avid travelers, and Gero’s operation is one of the most welcoming, friendily, safe and exactly as promised tours we’ve ever taken. Gero took cared of us like we were his own family, we even got to meet his lovely wife and daughter. When our airline (AA) lost our luggage, Gero was very flexible and let us delay our trip into the jungle by 1 day so we can procure much needed supplies (ie a change of clothes and some rubber boots). He helped guide us in our shopping, and gave us rides to the mall when he could. He also called the airport in Manuas and arranged for the airline to contact him if our bags were to show up while we are in the jungle. I think he actually called or went to the airport every night to look for it. Basically he went out of his way to make sure we still enjoyed our Amazon trip despite having lost our bags. Then on our last night, he trekked all the way from Manuas into the jungle so he can personally deliver our bags.

    Besides being our guiding angel in Manuas, Amazon Gero’s tour was excellent in and of itself. The lodge was clean and comfortable. There were a lot of common areas for groups to hang out and chill at. We had a great group (I think 8 of us total from all over the world) and we hung out by the dock w/ hammocks every night. The food was great and plentiful. Both our English speaking and native tour guides were knowledgeable and fun to hang out with. The itinerary was exactly as they had promised and well worth the money.

    I am sure other Amazon outfits are great too, but you can’t go wrong with Amazon Gero.

  2. Antoinette Vogelesang

    In 2001 I went on my own to the Amazon. Through the rough guide I found the address of Gero and I mailed him. I got an imediate response. He gave me tips and assured me to pick me up at the airport.
    I stayed in Manaus and the Amazon for about two weeks and the welcome I got from Gero was warm and caring. He showed me around ,I felt very safe with him.
    I can really recommend him, he is very professionel and makes you feel home.
    As a flight attendant I’ve been around the world and if you like to go to Manaus I would recommand Gero not only because he is enthousiastic but also trustful and honest.

  3. Kerli Lopes

    Gero myself
    From: geromesquita@hotmail.com
    To: geromesquita@hotmail.com; reservasgero@hotmail.com; info@amazongerotours.com; geroexpeditions@hotmail.com
    Subject: Good reviews or bad reviews please double check I wish to say thank you to my guest who have dropped good reviews by the travel books and online the travel foruns.
    Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:01:50 +0100

    I wish you trust good comments regarding Amazon Gero Tours if not please just double check it but any bad comments, please double check twice as the Pirates who work at the airport lobby ´pretending to be taxi driver , representative of good tour operators or trying to introduce themselves as tour guides they are very smart as when the flights finish at the desembarque gate they head to the city center following you even by bus or by taxi((*** but dont be afraid as they do not hurt nobody, *** bytheway they speak good English or almost a little bit of any other language to selll you a jungle tour they talk in a very soft way normally they are well dressed and so with faked tourism identification then they may stay infront of the most well known hostels or Hotels Like eg.. infron Hostel Manaus at Lauro Calvacante Manaus Hostel (H.I) Hotel Dez de Julho next to the Amazon Theater or even infront of the reception desk of many hotels trying to fish any tourist who may come out of the hostels or hotels at Manaus center city pay attention as they pretend to work for Amazon Gero Tours or even to any other good company that may get good report by the Lonely Planet . Rough Guide . Footprint . Stephan Loosen . Eye witness etc… or any good travel book they invy because for more then One year with Real trustful and so many fresh reviews Amazon Gero Tours have receive so many good report because the good services along the years bytheway my relationship with my buisness partner in Nederland is very good any dutch speaker I may pass my business partner in Nederland to help you giving his telephone number e-mail or even fixed address in Holand .

    Best Regard myself Gero *( Geraldo Neto Mesquita de Sousa )
    Please double check websites the only website I have are
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    DOUBLE CHECK THOSE WEBSITE WHO PRMOTES INDIGENOUS TRIBE VISIT TO THE ORIGINAL TRIBES DOUBLE CHECK THE PERMISSION OR DO NOT TRY TO GO WITHOUT THE ORIGINAL PERMISSION AUTHORIZED BY THE BRASILIAN AUTHORITIES ..
    AVOIT TO TRUST THOSE WHO GIVE A HUNDRED PERCENT THAT YOU ARE TO SEE JAGUAR OR ANY OTHER BIG ANIMALS THE AMAZON REGION IS VERY DENSE SO IT IS VERY EASY THAT THE ANIMALS SEE US BUT WE NEED A VERY GOOD LUCK TO SEE THEM , PLEASE DO NOT TAKE TO HIGH EXPECTATION NOT TO BE DESAPPOINTED COME AND ENJOY YOUR TIME .

  4. Matt Petrik

    My 4 sons and I spent 4 days and 3 nights in the jungle with the team.

    We loved the frequent trips on the boats to go piranha fishing, visit the large tree, go swimming in the Amazon, and especially the night trip where we caught a cayman and got to hold it…

    Accommodations were very fine, the food far better then expected, and they even had a TV in the main lodge to watch the World Cup matches.

    We (meaning my sons) even got a chance to play the locals in a futbol match…the locals were far superior, but we did manage to tie them at 1-1 when the game was called because it was too dark to see the ball.

    Transport to and from the lodge was nice, and they also picked up us at the airport and returned us after the US/Portugal match.

    We loved our time there and will never forget it.

    Well done team!

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