Explore The Amazon Wilderness By Kayak With Tofino Expeditions

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Explore the exotic wildlife and culture of the Amazon on this innovative guided kayak trip. These kayaking tours offer travelers an unprecedented look at the Ecuadorian Amazon's fascinating culture and wildlife while providing innovative logistical support and accommodation in jungle lodges.

Experience the beauty and wildlife of the Ecuadorian Amazon on this kayaking tour.

Using tropical expedition sea kayaks and led by both naturalist and aboriginal guides, guests paddle the river systems of the Ecuadorian Amazon around the diverse Yasuni National Park on this Amazon kayak adventure.

Tofino Expeditions, a veteran commercial company offering worldwide kayaking tours, is announcing fall 2015 departures of a captivating Amazon kayaking tour. This Amazon tour, not being offered by any other tour operator, takes adventurers on an authentic kayaking exploration of a destination that is synonymous with adventure and is without a doubt one of the most biodiverse, romantic and ecologically complex places on the planet.

Countless books detail how challenging Amazon exploration can be, but Tofino Expeditions has created an Amazon kayaking trip that combines unprecedented accessibility with a genuine spirit of adventure. Using tropical expedition sea kayaks and led by both naturalist and aboriginal guides, guests paddle the river systems of the Ecuadorian Amazon around the diverse Yasuni National Park. Kayaks are the ideal craft for the exploration of the flooded forest and guests experience the thrill of seeing exotic wildlife, flora and fauna, and wild landscapes up close and from a truly unique vantage point.

This region of the Amazon is thought to have been a Pleistocene Refuge, an area where numerous species survived extinction during periods of dramatic climatic change. This in part explains the exceptional richness and diversity of this area of the Amazon basin. Each day participants explore a new and fascinating aspect this supremely unique ecosystem. The adventure takes passengers through the subtle transitions zones between the black water and white water ecosystems. Guests are led by true jungle experts that can identify the numerous plants and creatures encountered and can explain the fascinating relationships that make up the ongoing drama of life in the Amazon.

This trip features accommodations at one of three jungle lodges after a day of exploration and a return trip by motorized dugout canoes, a truly unique method of transport. Guests will savor delectable hot meals with dinners that combine international cuisine and local ingredients. The jungle lodges are linked together to give guests amazing logistical support as well as access to unique features of the area like a canopy walkway that will offer visitors an unparalleled look at the biodiversity of the destination. Along with kayaking, guests have an opportunity to explore the forest in its entirety--from the jungle floor to the canopy--all with expert interpretation.

Dates: 10/29-11/7/2015 and 12/15-12/24/2015. $4695 PP. For more information or to book a trip, visit http://www.tofino.com .

About Tofino Expeditions
Founded by veteran adventurer Grant Thompson, Tofino Expeditions was one of the first to provide guided kayaking tours of Vancouver Island’s west coast, which is now a destination on the life list of paddlers around the world. The company guides trips along the world’s finest coasts in Baja, British Columbia, Croatia, Brazil, Vietnam, Italy, the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon.

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