Aitchison and his wife Tania are making a serious effort at making a living running tours
in the central Amazon region. Though they have received wonderful press coverage (see
below) for their innovative methods, their isolated location and emphasis on ecotourism
basics keeps their typical tours rather small -- individuals and couples.
In the picture at the right, Mark is in the middle. On the left is brother-in-law Bidau, and on the right, the bearded man is a guide, Sandro Gama.
Mark writes that Tania was born in Manaus and grew up on the Rio Negro river at Arara. She knows the rivers and jungles of the region as well as anyone. She has been a jungle guide in the Amazon for fourteen years and has worked for several large Manaus tour companies. Mark is an Innkeeper and writer from Cape Cod, Massachusetts (USA) where his family owns The Over Look Inn. He was born in England and grew up in Toronto, Canada. Mark has traveled throughout Latin America and Manaus, Brazil, is his second home. The Aitchisons have a daughter, Kelly, born in 1993, and another daughter, Stephanie, born in 1999.
Mark and Tania's operation has been recommended in numerous international guidebooks:
It has been featured in a number of magazines and newspapers:
Mark conducts the Week On The River tour.
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