|Questions and Answers
M11502 specializes in high quality, small group, river and rainforest tours of the Brazilian Amazon.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
M11502 was founded in 1992 after American backpacker and writer Mark Aitchison met his wife-to-be and jungle guide Tania in Manaus, Brazil.
2. What is your company's mission?
M11502 aims to be the leader in authentic and alternative adventure travel in the Brazilian Amazon (and other celebrated nature sites in Brazil). M11502 offers a range of exciting tour products. M11502 offers small group tours at competitive prices. M11502 has a genuine ecological and humanitarian interest in these regions and their people. And lastly, M11502 continually strives to develop more interesting and safer adventure tour programs for today’s adventurer and eco-traveler.
3. What does your company specialize in?
M11502 specializes in small group, family and custom adventure tours of the Brazilian Amazon featuring classic Amazon riverboats and offering daily canoeing, hiking and community visits for cultural exchange.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Mark Aitchison is a published writer (fiction and non-fiction) from the USA. At Bennington College (USA) he studied Latin American Literature. Before starting M11502 he operated a country inn with his family on Cape Cod (USA). Mark is also a part-time elementary school teacher and active environmentalist.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
Our most popular tour packages are our 7 night Riverboat (hammocks) or Houseboat (simple cabins) programs. These programs included airport transfers IN/OUT, 2 nights hotel in historic Manaus (Brazil) and an all-incluisve 6 day/5 night river and rainforest tour with English-speaking professional guides. They feature boat travel on the Amazon and Negro Rivers and focus on the islands and tributaries of the Anavilhanas Archipelago (a UNESCO site and now a National Park). These small group tours (maximum 8 persons) are true adventure tours because the customer can define what he does every day (and night) with their guides. Our boat-based tours offer more flexibility and variety than any other kind of Amazon tour offered today and represent the most practical way to experience the Amazon rainforest.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
That we realized a childhood dream to discover the Amazon for them!