May 1 - 11, 2019
Bohemian Comfort - Authentic and true immersive experience! Sleep in tents, eat simple, delicious and healthy food and get cozy and intimate with your fellow Betties! Might have to arrange somethings on your own such as ground transportation or do a more extensive preparation than you might in other trip styles*
Convenient Comfort – Minimum effort on your part! Sleep in a room which you might share with one other Betty, eat prepared meals that are hearty and healthy and prepare minimally as the rest is provided. In most cases, ground transportation is included*
Luxury Comfort - Just show up and the rest is covered. Sleep with comfort in a nice bed with luxury linen, eat gourmet food, drink wonderful wine and get plenty of rest before your full day of adventure. Ground transportation is included and all of your gear is provided*
*Air transportation is not included in Bold Betties adventures
This is a great entry level trip for newcomers or Betties looking build confidence outdoors. Expect 2-5 hours of activity a day on mostly flat or slightly hilly terrain with the occassional steep and/or uneven trail. You'll travel approximately 4-6 miles per day and experience moderate elevation/altitude changes.
Moderately difficult featuring more hills and mountain terrain, but still accessible for Betties inexperienced in outdoor adventure. Expect 4-6 hours of activity covering up to 10 miles a day. Expect steep and uneven trails and altitudes up to 10,000 ft.
Challenging adventures for Betties who are fit adventurers and possess a basic skill set for the outdoors. Expect 5-8 hours of activity per day over a variety of exposed terrain and steep uneven trails. Distances up to 12 miles per day and altitudes up to 14,000 ft.
Designed for the most experienced Betties who are do adventures on a regular basis. You'll be taken to remote locations over exposed, uneven and challenging terrain, requiring 10+ hours of activity per day and distances of 12+ miles. Altitudes could exceed 14,000 ft.
The Amazon rainforest is at once, both magical and foreboding. The multitudes contained within help unlock mysteries all over the world, including the mysteries within YOU.
Bold Betties is inviting members from all over the country to join us as we journey to one of the world’s wildest places to experience the beauty and wonder of the Amazon! Our members are some of the most positive and encouraging women to be found anywhere and they give out high fives everywhere they go! Be prepared to be overwhelmed with positivity and to make new, lifelong friends!
Your guide will be Paul Rosolie, an award winning filmmaker, author, and conservationist who is dedicated to protecting the Amazon Rainforest. Together with his wife, Gowri Varanashi, he has designed a remarkable 9 day jungle expedition that is guaranteed to help you push your boundaries and discover your bold!
The Accomodations and Setting
You and your teammates will be staying at the amazing Las Piedras Biodiversity Station in the lowland rainforests of Peru. The station is surrounded by 7,000 hectares of primary rainforest reserve, meaning you will be immersed in the rainforest completely. Wildlife is extremely abundant here! The mornings are often filled with the calls of parrots, toucans, and howler monkeys. You can expect to have regular sightings of macaws, caiman, capybara, snakes, and frogs. Other more difficult to spot wildlife includes: jaguars, ocelots, tapirs, giant armadillos, anteaters, and deer!
The Las Piedras Biodiversity Station is certainly remote, but it still has a lot of the creature comforts from home such as, running water, showers, and toilets. There are comfy beds with mosquito nets and even hammocks to relax in. On the main deck you’ll find a library with field guides and biodiversity surveys to help you learn as you go. The fully staffed kitchen employs local chefs who cook authentic local cuisine to help power your mind and body.
With such a diverse place, your days will include an incredible assortment of exciting activities!
- Pack Rafting and wildlife watching on the Amazon
- Stream Walks
- Canopy Climb
- Swamp Exploration
- Macaw viewing
- Star Gazing
- Night campfires
- Hike to Mammal Colpa
- Swamp Exploration
Each day will have a variety of these activities and will include both early mornings and late nights for the best opportunities of wildlife sightings!
You’ll have opportunities galore to hone your outdoor skills as well as your teamwork abilities through unique wilderness activities.
All meals will be served by our professional local chef named Roy who has been keeping people well fed for years!
- First and last night accommodations in Puerto Maldonado
- Transportation to and from the lodge
- All accommodations, meals, staff, guides, and activities once at the station
What’s not included:
- All Airfare
- Meals in Puerto Maldonado
- Trip Insurance
- Gratuity for guides
- May 1st: Depart USA
- May 2nd: Arrive in Puerto Maldonado
- May 3-9th: Stay at Las Piedras Biodiversity Station
- May 10th: Travel to Puerto Maldonado
- May 11th: Fly Home
Cost: $2499 non Affinity Members, $2249.10 Affinity Members
Non-refundable deposit: $400
Remaining balance due: February 1, 2019
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$400 deposit: Non-refundable
If cancelled before February 15, 2019: 50% refundable
If cancelled after February 15, 2019: non-refundable
While not required for this adventure, trip insurance is HIGHLY recommended. We cannot issue refunds outside of the state policy outlined above.
A note from Paul Rosolie himself:
For over ten years I have brought people from all over the world into the rainforest. It is undeniably an extreme environment, but it is also paradise. Virtually every person that comes to the jungle leaves changed in positive ways. There is something in the elemental simplicity of wilderness that forces us to explore new parts of ourselves as well as to truly rely on others. When people are exploring a river at night, climbing to the canopy or dancing in a butterfly vortex (yes that is a thing in the Amazon!), I feel privileged to watch their transformations. We’ll all have the unique opportunity to explore the greatest diversity on earth. And through our team’s guiding experience, I promise that there is nowhere on earth and no one around who can give you such an intimate and incredible immersion into the Amazon. I am certain you will have a safe and amazing trip that you will remember for the rest of your life.
Code of Conduct:
Bold Betties is 100% committed to providing opportunities for women to get out and discover their bold. Whether you’re a brand new member or you’ve been on a ton of our adventures, you will fit right in with the group! Our code of conduct helps make sure that everyone stays stoked!
- Be Nice
- Be Respectful
- Be Positive
- Be Safe
- Be Inclusive
In addition to the knowledgeable guides, you’ll also have a Bold Betties Trip Leader on this adventure! She is a chapter leader for Bold Betties and will make sure that the needs of every member are met! She’s also super rad and a ton of fun to be around!
While it is our intention at Bold Betties to adhere to the event as described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to the nature of Bold Betties events, adventuring and travel can be unpredictable. Our itinerary overview is a general guide regarding the event and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. These changes can be made with regards to safety, attendee capabilities, time constraints, weather and various other reasons. You are solely responsible for arriving to the meeting place on time. In the event of a delay, it is up to you to make alternative arrangements. Any additional costs incurred is your responsibility. Refunds will not be given due to missed connections, canceled flights, weather, or any other delays or unforeseen circumstances. Allow yourself extra time to arrive safely to the meeting place so that everyone leaves on time. Please see the cancellation/refund policy.