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I always have been an explorer and a curious mind, which let me on many adventures and ultimately discover the Amazon together with my wife Brenda. A marvelous experience which touched us deeply. A journey back to our human roots.

“You come from the future. The future is full of problems but without solutions. Now you are in the past. Here you will find answers.”

— Manari Ushigua,
spiritual leader of the Sapára indigenous nation.

With these words, we were welcomed when we first arrived in the Amazon. And indeed, we found unexpected answers. That’s when we felt called to organise and lead journeys ourselves into the Amazon – to share this unique gift & precious experience with you! 😃❤️

We invite you to join us on our next journeys!


Embark with us on this profound journey into the heart of the Ecuadorian Rainforest, where the lush green canopy, vibrant biodiversity and indigenous innocence, serve as the backdrop to your personal transformation. Here, amidst the ancient trees and pristine landscapes, we invite you to discover your deepest truth and experience the serenity and magic of your true nature. Through deep grounding and the shedding of concepts and beliefs, you can find a state of pure being and bliss, allowing you to connect with the essence of who you truly are.


This journey is lead by Brenda and myself and organized in cooperation with Amazon Journeys. The journey of a life time! ❤️😃

  • Date: May 23 – June 5, 2024 (13 nights)


  1. You’ll connect with one of the most precious ecosystems on earth and be immersed in untouched, pristine nature and wildlife – 100s of miles away from modern civilisation.
  2. You’ll learn from indigenous leadership and cosmovision and support the preservation of their culture and rainforest.
  3. You’ll fall in love with your self and with our group of open hearted souls.


Meet us, Brenda Basurto and Simon Rilling – based in Zurich, Switzerland, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – two curious souls with a shared passion for exploration, self-discovery, and the rich tapestry of indigenous cultures and pristine nature. As seasoned travellers with a penchant for the Amazon, we are the ideal guides for an unforgettable journey into the depths of the rainforest.


I am not just an explorer but also a gifted animal whisperer, attuned to the rhythms of nature and the silent language of its inhabitants. My innate ability to connect with the animal kingdom offers a unique perspective and enriches the journey for those travelling alongside me. My journey, much like Simon’s, has been one of bridging worlds – from the corporate sphere to entrepreneurship, from the logical mind to the intuitive heart.


I embarked on a transformative journey from the confines of an investment banking career to the boundless realms of self-discovery and creative development. Today, I am a guide for those seeking to bridge the gap between the structured Western mindset and the open-hearted freedom of Latin and indigenous perspectives. An explorer at heart, my deep-rooted passion for indigenous cultures, nature, and creative development is evident in every endeavour I undertake. Beyond my role as a creative development trainer, I am also the voice behind the “Beyond Perception” Podcast, where I delve into the subtleties of perception, personal growth, and the human experience.

Together, our first encounter with the Amazon and its indigenous cultures was nothing short of magical. This profound experience led us to spearhead journeys into the rainforest, guiding groups of free spirits and fellow explorers. Our combined expertise, deep respect for indigenous wisdom, and genuine love for the Amazon make us the perfect duo to lead you on a journey of a lifetime.

Join us as we follow our hearts, guiding you through the mesmerizing Amazon, unveiling its secrets, and offering a transformative experience that goes beyond mere exploration.


Watch my conversation with Steve, the director of Pachamama Alliances’ journey program. Pachamama Alliance is an initiative which supports and empowers Amazon indigenous nations to preserve their culture and rainforest.

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