May 1, 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.
A note to Bold Betties from Paul Rosolie:
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 a positive ways. There is something in the elemental simplicity of wilderness that forces us to explore new parts of ourselves, as well as truly rely on others. It is a learning experience. 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 the transformation. We’ll all have the unique opportunity to explore the greatest diversity of life on earth. And through our guiding team’s 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 the rest of your life.
Bold Betties is partnering with award winning wildlife filmmaker, author, conservationist and naturalist, Paul Rosolie, on exploring the Amazon Rainforest. Paul’s commitment towards conservation of “the Wildest Place on Earth” and his mission to blend adventure and conservation intersects beautifully with Bold Betties purpose of helping women push boundaries, defy limits, depart from comfort zones and build strength through sisterhood. The Amazon is one of the most intense and testing places on earth and this curated adventure is designed to push limits in one of the most untouched ecosystems on the planet. The 9-day jungle adventure with Paul Rosolie and his wife Gowri Varanashi who is also a conservationist and a biodiversity expert will be taking place in May and will have a focus on Biodiversity, Sustainability as well as local culinary experiences.
Non-Refundable Deposit: $400
Regular Price - $2499
Affinity Member Price - $2249.10
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There is a lot to do in the jungle. Our days will include:
-Loretillo stream walk
-Strangler fig climb to the canopy
-Packrafting/wildlife watching on the river
-Hike to Mammal Colpa
We have hikes to do, streams to explore, science to accomplish, and so much more. We’ll go out early mornings, late nights and see a variety of wildlife and environments. We’ll also do a number of unique wilderness activities aimed at honing your outdoor skills and teamwork abilities. Meals will be served by our professional local chef named Roy who has been keeping people safe and well fed for years with the Tamandua team.
Tamandua guides will see you off to the Puerto Maldonado airport. Until next time!
Accommodations and Setting
We will be staying at the Las Piedras Biodiversity Station, located in the Madre de Dios region of Peru. This area is one of the most bio-diverse places on earth, containing some of the most stunning flora and fauna in the world. There are 90 species of mammals, ~600 species of bird, and ~150 species of reptile and amphibian that seek refuge in the seemingly limitless expanses of towering rainforest trees.
Isolated deep in the lowland rainforests of Peru, the Las Piedras Biodiversity Station is a comfortable and safe place at which we base our operations. Surrounded by 7,000 hectares of primary rainforest reserve, you will have the opportunity to be truly immersed in the rainforest. Because of the remote location and pristine forest, wildlife is extremely abundant. Often the morning is filled with the calls of parrots, toucans, and howler monkeys. You can expect to have regular sightings of macaws, caiman, peccaries, capybara, parrots, snakes, frogs, toucans, and eight different species of monkey. Other more difficult to spot wildlife includes jaguars, ocelots, Brazilian tapirs, giant armadillos, giant anteaters, and deer. However, careful planning and soft quiet footsteps can reveal many of these species.
The Las Piedras Biodiversity Station is fully equipped with running water, toilets, and showers. We have comfortable beds with mosquito nets and hammocks to relax in. On the main deck you can find a library of field guides and biodiversity surveys. We have a fully staffed kitchen and employ local chefs who cook authentic local cuisine that will help power your mind and body. We can confidently say that your presence at the station will not only place you in one of the most bio-diverse regions on the planet but it will also make you an important part of it’s security for generations to come.
- Accommodations the first and last night in Puerto Maldonado
- Transportation to the lodge once in Puerto Maldonado and back to Puerto Maldonado Airport
- All inclusive once at the lodge in the jungle - accommodations, meals, staff, guides.
Alcohol but the group could pick up something in town if they like.
Airfare to and from Puerto Maldonado, Peru (airport code PEM)
Meals in Puerto Maldonado
Airfare to and from Lima
May 1: Depart USAMay 2: Arrive in Puerto MaldonadoMay 3 - 9: Stay at Las Piedras Biodiversity StationMay 10: Travel to Puerto MaldonadoMay 11: Fly home
50% Refundable until Feb 15th, 20190% refundable on Feb 15th, 2019 and afterWe highly recommend travel insurance as we cannot issue refunds outside of the stated policy outlined aboveBalance Due Feb 1st, 2019
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.