IN THE FOOTPRINTS OF HENRY BATES
19th century naturalists contributed greatly to the cataloging of species around the world and to better understand how the natural world works. Henry Bates was an English naturalist who resided in the Amazon for 11 years, many of which in the city known today as Tefé. In his field notebooks, he wrote that there was an exotic white monkey with a red face in this location.
Fascinated by this, primatologist Márcio Ayres landed in the village that Bates had lived in over 100 years ago, with the mission of finding and studying such primates. He ended up not only finding them, but following Bates' footsteps he left a very important legacy for science and conservation, which you will be able to know in depth when choosing this experience.
Our special programs include boat and private specialized guides, flexible schedules and tours and a bottle of wine per night.