Julian Naidu and Konstantin Pissarsky, two students who fell in love with the Amazon and its rainforest during their voluntary service in Ecuador back in 2017, are returning to fulfill their dream of crossing the entire Amazon to the Atlantic Ocean in a canoe. However, they are also aware of the environmental issues facing the Amazon, such as deforestation, oil pipeline leaks, and the displacement of indigenous tribes. Their plan is to start paddling from the west of the Amazon basin in Ecuador in September 2021 and follow the river's course until they reach the Atlantic.
In September 2020, Julian reached out to us for support in the form of outdoor gear such as hammocks and mosquito nets, as well as advice from our founder Matthias, who had done the same journey years ago. We at AMAZONAS are thrilled to support the 'Destination Delta' project and have provided them with our specially designed outdoor hammocks and tarps for overnight stays during their tour. We can't wait to hear more about their experiences on this exciting journey. If you're interested in the Brazilian lying technique, which is crucial for a good night's sleep in a hammock, click here for more information.