Alongside these experts, venture into the Amazon as an explorer, identifying butterflies by their hypnotic colours and setting cameras in the nests of harpy eagles. Spider monkeys, parakeets and tapirs are often daily sightings, but the prize will be to discover an unidentified species and the opportunity to name it yourself.
From a private base in the jungle, watch footage from camera traps set earlier in the day and take to river waters to catch sightings of jaguars along the bank. Get hands-on as you build boxes to fix to forest trees for scarlet macaws to nest in, countering the threat of logging as more and more of the older trees in whose hollows they live once lived are felled. Inbuilt cameras will show the results of your handiwork as you witness these vibrantly coloured birds come and go from their new homes, wherever you are in the world.
With your own dedicated private guide, go biking, enjoy jungle night walks, see parrots flock on clay licks, and visit an ethnobotanical farm to see how local flora is used in medicines, foods, and clothing. Finally, ascend canopy towers where, perched above the treetops much of the rainforest’s wealth of wildlife dwells, you get the bird’s eye view and take in arresting vistas that stretch to the horizon.
By immersing yourself in projects with expert biologists, this is a chance to leave a lasting legacy, and your name to an Amazonian species.