Philippe Lesné has been organizing and guiding hiking trips and expeditions through the equatorial forest for more than ten years.

You have just arrived in Cayenne, Caracas or Manaos. Your dream is to walk in the footsteps of the explorers who were the first to describe the Amazon rainforest.

Here are some technical tips, observations and personal experiences which will, I hope, make your approach to this admirable natural environment easier.
This small guidebook deals with the Central and South America rainforests, stage of most of my hikes and expeditions for more than ten years.

But apart from information concerning specific fauna and flora, many observations on how to behave and find one's way through the forest as well as how to relate with so-called "primitive" populations can eventually be applied to other regions of the planet having comparable ecosystems.

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