Writing this review feels like bidding farewell to a piece of my heart that still lingers in the Amazon. Oxígeno Amazonas provided me with an adventure that transcended my expectations and etched memories I'll forever hold dear.
I anticipated the Amazon to be magical, but what I didn't anticipate was the enchantment found in the harmonious blend of nature and the warmth of the people. The friendliness of the locals seemed in perfect symbiosis with the surrounding nature, creating an atmosphere that was not just welcoming but spiritually uplifting.
In the face of the immense challenges the Amazon is confronting, such as deforestation and drought in Brazil, for instance, this journey became a beacon of hope. Oxígeno Amazonas not only showcased the beauty of the region but also highlighted the resilience of local communities and their commendable efforts in conservation. Witnessing these small yet impactful steps towards preserving the Amazon left me optimistic about the future of this precious ecosystem.
The guides, with their deep knowledge and passion for the region, added an educational layer to the adventure. Their commitment to responsible tourism was evident, fostering a sense of appreciation for the delicate balance between exploration and conservation.
As I reflect on this solo adventure, I'm filled with gratitude for these incredible individuals who, in their unique ways, turned this trip into a shared exploration of the heart. Thank you, Carla, Pedro, Runa, Carlos, and Tan, for being more than guides and companions—you are the soul of the Amazon. Oxígeno Amazonas has played a pivotal role in revealing the beauty, challenges, and promise of this extraordinary region. As I reluctantly say goodbye to this chapter of my life, I carry with me not just memories of breathtaking landscapes but also a renewed hope for the Amazon's future. I hope to return one day.
P.S. For an even more perfect experience, with a bit more time, a night in a local community and an extended walk in the primary forest would have been truly amazing.