I spent an incredible month living in a real-life Attenborough documentary with pink river dolphins, sloths, several species of monkey, caimans and thousands of birds for company. Every day involved some sort of boat journey along the river either to access a new part of the jungle to explore or to survey life on the river itself. Not a day went past without an exciting wildlife encounter. Trekking through the jungle was sweaty and at times a struggle through thick clouds of mosquitoes but ultimately more than worth it to experience families of squirrel monkeys and capuchins playing only three metres overhead. The local guides are amazing, their knowledge of the forest is just incredible, and the opportunity to learn the ways of the jungle from them adds enormously to your own appreciation of nature and the way we think about conservation.
I would definitely recommend the experience to anyone interested in conservation, the outdoors, ecology or those who just want to live in the jungle for a bit!