Survival Seminar

Amazonas: Colombia, Peru, and Brazil

Learning from Indigenous People’s Skills and Knowledge of the Amazon Rainforest

Feral Human Expeditions is teaming up with Puro Amazonas and their team to create this survival course in the heart of the Amazon. Puro Amazonas is an eco-tourism company with a passion for sustainable living and responsible cultural exchanges with local Amazon communities.

Challenge yourself in this ten day survival seminar in the largest forest on earth. Learn from local indigenous and practice the skills and techniques they use to survive in the jungle. Build fire and shelter, find food, make potable water, build a raft, and make your way back to civilization. Over the course of the trip you will also receive training in Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and learn how to manage a medical emergency in a remote environment. At the end of the trip you will receive a 16 hour WFA certification from SOLO (

Dates: TBD

Level of Difficulty: Hard. Be ready to learn and to push yourself with survival and medical training scenarios in a tropical environment.

What’s Included: All workshops and activities, accommodation in hammocks, one night in La Cabana Bungalo, food and drinks, guides and interpreters, ground and water transportation, personal jungle kit, SOLO Wilderness First Aid training and certification.

What’s not included: Airfare, alcoholic beverages, unscheduled activities, additional days, personal travel insurance, Brazilian Visa, and anything not listed as included.

Participants and requirements: For anybody in medium-good physical condition, outdoor lovers, guides, people interested in learning about survival and wilderness medicine skills, adventurers, people living in wild environments, people interested in local indigenous cultures and the Amazon. Above all, people who want to challenge themselves!

Trip Origination and End: Fly in and out of Leticia, Colombia. The trip will start and end at the Habitat Sur Reserve.

Price: $1,600 per person.


(be sure to read our detailed itinerary)

Day 1: Arrive at the Leticia Airport. Welcome to Habitat Sur Natural Reserve.
Day 2 and 3: Introduction to the Jungle. Build fire and shelter, fishing traps, craft useful equipment, WFA training, etc.
Day 4 and 5: Travel up the Javari by motor boat. Apply your skills in a jungle camp setting and finish WFA training.
Day 6: Stay in La Cabana Bungalow.
Day 7: After a boat ride further into the Amazon, sleep at a jungle house.
Day 8 and 9: Survival challenge. Apply the skills you’ve learned, sleep in your shelters, find your food, build a raft, and survive. Navigate your way out of the jungle and back to Habitat Sur for a celebration of your survival… hopefully.
Day 10: Fly Home