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“Great day!”

Amazon Tree Climbing
Ranked #20 of 79 Tours in Manaus
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: ATC introduces you to an Amazon as you never seen! EcoTourism, Nature and Adventure Travel or Sustainable Tourism. ATC is specialized in Tree Climbing and boat expeditions at the Brazilian Amazon. ATC is the pioneer/first company to bring recreational Tree Climbing activity to Brazil and the Amazon. To present and ravel the mysteries that centuries-old Amazonian trees in keep their hearts, which is 80% of forest biodiversity. We aim to draw attention to it: the value of standing forests, maintaining the balance of man and nature. Our activity is focused on minimizing the socio-environmental impact and doing so we will leave for future generations what we experience today.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We did the waterfall & tree climb tour & it was great.

Matteaus was our guide & he is polite and speaks English. The climb is more physically challenging than expected--especially for your hands, but the reward of making it to the top is worth it!

The waterfall is nice & it is refreshing to swim after the climb. We also got a free lunch at a roadside cafe & Matteaus explained the preparation of tapiocas to us.

1  Thank jesiowastaken
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We visited Manaus for three days during the World Cup, and had inquired about a half-day tree climbing excursion several weeks in advance. We finalized payment through PayPal on June 13, 2014, with the trip scheduled for June 22, 2014. However, on the morning of June 22, we waited in our hotel lobby, and waited, and waited, and nobody ever showed up. We called and emailed the tour guide (Igor) who did not answer his phone or respond that day to any emails. The following day, after a series of emails and voicemails from us that got progressively angrier, Igor finally responded and said he had simply decided to take that day off because we were the only three people booked that day (even though when we were deciding whether to book days earlier, he warned us that his tour was so full that day we had to pay as soon as possible). He then said he'd refund our payment, as if it were some casual misunderstanding like the wrong topping on a pizza. Igor gave no explanation of why he left us waiting in the hotel lobby and had not thought to inform us sooner of his decision to take the day off. If he had told us a day or two earlier he was going to cancel (or responded to our confirming email we sent the day before the tour) we could have at least booked a different activity and not wasted the morning in our hotel lobby waiting for him.

What was so disappointing about Igor and Amazon Tree Climbing's attitude about this was their complete obliviousness to the fact that we travelled thousands of miles and are likely not ever going to be in Manaus again. We had three precious days to try any number of tours and activities, and we wasted one of them hanging around in the hotel lobby trying to contact Igor and wondering if we missed the pick up time or something. And then he insulted us further by offering to take us on a tour later in the week but NOT on the remaining two days we were in town, as if we lived in Manaus and could just drop in later in the week or any random day when the mood struck us. The unprofessionalism aside, we still wanted to do the tree climbing but Igor said he was fully booked when we asked to reschedule for one of the other two days we were in town.

Ultimately, it sounds like a fun activity, but its run by a shady character so buyer beware. Maybe the better bet is to try their competitor Tropical Tree Climbing instead.

3  Thank derobine
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

I absolutely loved my experience with Amazon Tree Climbing. I had to pester them a little to get the booking, but it was one of the best days ever. They picked me up at my lodging and met at a central hotel, where we headed to a boat, and then to the swim with pink dolphins. Everything was very organized, went very smoothly, and the guide spoke very good English. Swimming with the dolphins was incredible - you get to get in the Rio Negro with them and pet them and everything!

We then had a brief climbing lesson and headed to the tree, which we climbed straight from the boat because the jungle was flooded - amazing! You use ropes and climb straight up, so it's not for those afraid of heights or not in good physical condition. When you get to the top, you can loosen your ropes and sit on the branches, which was amazing. And it sounds just like the website!

After he climb, we went for lunch in the most incredible place - I think it's what they call the manioc flour house, but it was a welcoming Brazilian family living in the middle of the jungle, and they made us the BEST meal. Such an incredible experience!

We did have a couple of 'Brazilian' experiences - a couple of people had their tour changed because everyone else was booked on a different tour, which I think meant they were charged extra. My advice would be to be flexible on which tour you do! Also, our boat broke down, so we were delayed several hours getting back to Manaus (had to take a slower boat), so don't book anything for the evening! Seriously tiny inconveniences compared to how INCREDIBLE the day was.

1  Thank Delaney C
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

This was our favorite activity in Manaus. We were kicked up promptly from our hotel and transported in a comfortable van to the climbing site. This was a giant amazon tree with a view of the meeting of the waters. Our guides were skilled an made you feel safe and we're very helpful as we climbed a 200 meter tree. It is a very physically exerting activity and is not for kids or older people or snuff with a shoulder, back, or knee injury. The view at the top rewards your hard work.

1  Thank Michelle E
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Unfortunately we cannot review the Tree Climbing expedition because despite our repeated attempts to book a trip, no one in the company bothered to answer our emails, text messages, Facebook message or multiple telephone calls.

We did manage to speak to Eddy very briefly but he was busy and asked us to call back later. I told him that I would do that, but that I would also send an email in order to get the information and confirm our place for the next day. He agreed that was a good idea and told us that it was possible for us to do a tour the next day. Then...he did not respond to the email I sent, nor did he bother to answer the phone at all when we called back later (repeatedly).

We had extended our time in Manaus especially to make time for the tree climbing tour. It is one of the things that we had been looking forward to the most about our trip. Thanks to the complete lack of communication and common decency of Amazon Tree Climbing, we did not get to experience it.

Go with another company if you can find it. A company that so blatantly disregards it's potential customers is not worth investing time and money in.

2  Thank Jasminepritti
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