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Guide and Walkthrough by snowshoerabbit

Version: 1.4 | Updated: 08/19/2006

The Amazon Trail FAQ/Walkthrough version 1.4
First created: 5/4/04
Last updated: 8/19/06
Written by "Snowshoe" Tengan <midnightmoth@gmail.com>

Platform: PC (Windows 3.1 or greater, Macintosh 7.1 or higher)
Genre: Adventure
Published and developed by Mecc


This document is copyrighted to me and is for private use ONLY.  Using this
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Table of Contents
1. Story
2. Controls
3. Walkthrough
   a. Belem
   b. On the River
   c. Xingu River
   d. Santarem
   e. Trombetas River
   f. Madeira River
   g. Manaus
   h. Purus River
   i. Tefe
   j. Ica River
   k. Leticia
   l. Napo River
   m. Iquitos
   n. Maranon River
   o. Pucallpa
   p. Apurimac River
   q. Vilcabamba
4. Fishing FAQ
5. Animal/Plant checklist
6. Basket checklist
7. Special thanks

1. Story
Peru, Indiana:
A storm rages outside as you lie asleep in your bed.  Suddenly the animals on
your posters spark to life.  A black jaguar appears to you in your dreams.

"I am the jaguar of the Inca King.
We are hiding from the conquistadors
in the secret city of Vilcabamba.
We are sick with a fever.
We need medicine that only you can bring.
Follow me back in time through the blue mist
up the Amazon River to rescue my people."

2. Controls
There are six buttons on the bottom of the screen:

Start upriver - This is a green button with a blue and orange arrow.  It takes
you back to the river and lets you leave towns.

Talk to your guide - This is an orange button with a hieroglyph.  You can check
your situation (days you've been traveling, health, etc.), choose to rest when
you're sick, change your pace, or change your rations.

Check your supplies - This is a yellow button with a woven design.  You can see
how much food, tents, machetes, harpoons, sets of clothes, first-aid kits, and
lanterns you have left.  You can also access the photo album from here.

Check the map - This is a blue button with a compass.  You can find your
general location, check your progress and situation, or ask to return to the
mouth of a river.

Read the guidebook - This is a red button with an open book.  Use it to look up
extra information on diseases, animals, plants, places, trade items, and people.

Talk to people - There are usually two people at every stop along the river.
You can trade with them or obtain useful information about the river and

3. Walkthrough

a. Belem: September 4, 1993
When you first arrive in Belem, a guard will stop you and ask you for your name.
He will then let you choose one of two people to be your guide.  If you talk to
the guides they will tell you the history of the city and let you see their

The first guide is Antonio.
He has:
3 tents
400 lbs of food
7 sets of clothing
10 machetes
13 harpoons
80 first-aid kits
20 lanterns

The other guide is his sister, Isabel.
She has:
2 tents
400 lbs of food
10 sets of clothing
10 machetes
10 harpoons
90 first-aid kits
30 lanterns

I personally prefer Isabel.  She has more first-aid kits and clothing, which
help prevent illnesses.  I also think she's less annoying.  However, the choice
is entirely up to you.

After you've chosen a guide, you should stop and talk with the other people in
town.  You'll want to trade away of most of your food since it is the most
easily obtained of your items.

-Ann the botanist has a tent, a first-aid kit, a lantern, and a harpoon.
-Jose the cattle rancher has some food, a machete, some clothes and a lantern.

When you're done trading, click on the green arrow button to leave the city.

b. On the River
You'll meet up with the jaguar again who tells you to find cinchona for the
Inca people.  You'll have to trade for some at the next stop.  But for the
meantime, let's explore the river.

The river is a very dangerous place.  There are logs, whirlpools, and other
boats to avoid.  If you are unfortunate to hit one of these obstacles, your
canoe will capsize and you'll lose supplies or even drown (really).

You may also notice that you have a camera.  Use it to take pictures of any
animals you see along the river or in the rainforest.

The animals that can be found in the river are:
Amazon River Turtle
Amazonian Manatee
Great Egret
Jaguar (apparently this cat likes to swim)
Spectacled Caiman

Sometimes you'll see huts along the river.  Click on the hut and you'll recover
full health as well as supplies.

If you stray too far from the main river, you may end up in the territory of an
unfriendly tribe, resulting in a game over.  Check the map often to avoid this.

The various illnesses are the greatest troubles you'll come across. ALWAYS rest
when you get sick or your health will quickly deteriorate.

At the end of the first stretch of river you'll pass through the second blue
mist.  It would be a good idea to go fishing before you reach the next town.
Check the fishing section of this FAQ for more details.

c. Xingu River: June/July 1946
You've arrived at the mouth of the Xingu River.  Be sure to pick up some
cinchona and a blowgun while you're here.

-Claudio Villas Boas has a machete, a blowgun, some barbasco, and some food
-Richard Evans Schultes has some cinchona, a machete, some pilocarpus, and some

After you're done, click the green arrow button to leave.  The jaguar tells you
to look for rosewood oil.  You'll want to take all the left paths on the river.
If you don't see the blue mist after a short while, you've probably gone the
wrong way.  Click on the blue compass button and ask your guide to turn around.

d. Santarem: May 23, 1938
You're at the next city already.  That was quick.  Get the rubber ball from
Henry Ford before you leave.

-Henry Ford has a rubber ball, some copal oil, some food, and a lantern.
-Emilio has a machete, some guarana, some leche caspi, and some cacao.

Stick to the right of the river until you reach the mouth of the Trombetas and
the next blue mist.

e. Trombetas River: July 1925/June 1938
The two people here will tell you different dates if you ask them.  Apparently
the blue mist flows through the town, too. You should get the curare and
rosewood oil before you leave.

-Claude Levi-Strauss has a tent, some curare, a blowgun, and some leche caspi.
-Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett has some rosewood oil, some indigo, some
barbasco, and a lantern.

The jaguar now wants a woven basket. Keep to the left this time. It'll be 
several hundred miles until you reach the Madeira River.

f. Madeira River: June 21, 1914
You can trade for a turtle and an iguana here, but it's better to keep your
supplies.  Turtles are common along the river and iguanas can be found in the

-Theodore Roosevelt has an iguana, some leche caspi, a turtle, and a harpoon.
-Colonel Candido Rondon has a machete, a blowgun, some barbasco, and some

When you leave, take the right paths at the forks in the river to reach Manaus.

g. Manaus: March 21, 1850/September 23, 1851
You can pick up some butterflies here for the Inca people, or you can find your
own in the rainforest.

-Henry Walter Bates has some butterflies, some vanilla, some barbasco, and a
-Alfred Russel Wallace has a harpoon, some indigo, some rosewood oil, and some
leche caspi.

To continue upriver, travel due west.  Take the left pathway in the fork.

h. Purus River: April 1560
At last you can get that basket the jaguar was bugging you about. Paikan will
gladly trade his basket for only 50 pounds of food, which is a good deal.  Also
get the cloves from Aguirre before you leave.

-Paikan has some food, a basket, some copal oil, and some vanilla.
-Lope de Aguirre has some cloves, some balsam oil, some indigo, and a machete.

The jaguar now wants a mask (or certain animals/plants if you haven't collected
them).  Continue westward to Tefe.

i. Tefe: October 4, 1865
There is nothing much of interest here.  You can trade for a first-aid kit if
you're running low or talk to the Boras Indian to hear a story.

-Elizabeth Agassiz has some justicia, some clothes, some cacao, and a first-aid
-Bakodori has some food, some cinchona, some pilocarpus, and a rubber ball.

The rivers are really narrow from here on, testing your maneuvering abilities.
I can't give you any clear directions at this point since there are several
paths you can take.  After a few days you should reach the mouth of the Ica

j. Ica River: August 13, 1993
There are some new items here that you can trade for, but are not needed.

-Maria has a first-aid kit, some Brazil nuts, some ipecacuanha, and some curare.
-The Witoto Indian has some balsam oil, a basket, some food, and some unonopsis.

"Follow the long island across the river.  Keep the left bank in sight."

k. Leticia: December 1769
Nothing new here.  Move along.

-Isabela Godin has a passionflower, a machete, some vanilla, and some barbasco.
-The Tucuna Indian has a blowgun, some guarana, some food, and a harpoon.

Take the right when the river forks.

l. Napo River: March 13, 1542/February 1638
Again there is nothing new here.  You can pick up rosewood oil or cloves if you
missed getting them earlier.

-Captain Francisco de Orellana has some rosewood oil, some indigo, some copal
oil, and a tent.
-Captain Pedro de Teixeira has some vanilla, some cloves, some indigo, and a

Stay to the left path and continue westward to Iquitos.

m. Iquitos: March 12, 1904
You'll need to trade for the manioc from the Witoto Indian before you leave.

-Julio Arana has a rubber ball, some clothes, some balsam oil, and some
rosewood oil.
-The Witoto Indian has some manioc, a machete, an iguana, and some unonopsis.

Follow the river south.  You're almost there!

n.  Maranon River: June 7, 1800/Ocotober 21, 1859
Nothing new here except for the ipecacuanha.  I don't think it has any value
apart from being a trade item.

-Richard Spruce has a lantern, some cinchona, some pilocarpus, and some
-Alexander von Humboldt has some food, some birds, some chondrodendron, and a

Keep to the west bank and continue south.

o. Pucallpa: July 17/August 23, 1964
This is the only place you can get the mask so best pick it up now.

-Loren McIntyre has a tent, some curare, some copal oil, and a first-aid kit.
-Gene Savoy has a first-aid kit, a mask, some vanilla, and some clothes.

The jaguar will now congratulate you for finding all of the items the Inca King
needs.  Continue southward.

p. Apurimac River: September 4, 1781
This is your last stop before Vilcabamba, so be sure to get whatever you need

-Jose Gabriel Tupac Amaru has a machete, a blowgun, some indigo, and some food.
-The Mayoruna Indian has some food, some cinchona, some justicia, and some

Go straight along the river until you reach a fork.  Take the left.

q. Vilcabamba
When you first arrive at Vilcabamba, no one is there.  If you try to leave, the
Inca King, Titu Cosi, will thank you for your efforts and give you a golden
shield to reward you. Congratulations!  You've beaten the game!

4. Fishing FAQ
You do not want to run out of food or your health will quickly deteriorate.  So
how do you get more food?  By fishing, of course!  You can carry a maximum of
500 lbs of food in your canoe.

To go fishing, click on the blue button in the bottom right .  You will enter a
fishing mini-game. The shadows of fish swim across the screen.  There is also a
floating log that will break your harpoon if you hit it.  Aim for the blue spot
in the middle of the swimming fish. If you miss, the fish will scatter and
you'll have to try again.

(Note: Each time you go fishing will add two days)

List of Fish (8 species)
Edible: Yes
Weight: 5-25 lbs.

Electric Eel
Edible: No
Weight: N/A

Giant Catfish
Edible: Yes
Weight: 150-210 lbs.

Edible: Yes
Weight: 1-5 lbs.

Edible: Yes
Weight: 140-250 lbs.

Red-bellied Piranha
Edible: Yes, but dangerous
Weight: 1-2 lbs.

Edible: Yes, but dangerous
Weight: 5-25 lbs.

Edible: Yes
Weight: 20-65 lbs.

5. Animal/Plant Checklist
(Note: Species with an * after them are needed for the Inca people)

Bugs (6 species)
Blue Morpho Butterfly*
Goliath Bird-eating Spider
Leaf-cutter Ant
Rhinoceros Beetle
New Insect Species (Red ant with green stripe on head)

Birds (19 species)
Blackish-Gray Antstrike
Blue-backed Manakin
Collared Trogon
Common Potoo
Crested Oropendola
Fork-tailed Woodnymph
Great Egret
Green Honeycreeper
Harpy Eagle
King Vulture
Mealy Parrot
Paradise Tanager
Red-billed Scythebill
Scarlet Macaw*
Spectacled Owl
Toco Toucan
Undulated Tinamou
White-vented Euphonia

Mammals (19 species)
Amazonian Manatee
Black Spider Monkey
Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth
Collared Peccary
Common Opossum
Common Tapir
Common Vampire Bat
Giant Anteater
Giant Armadillo
Night Monkey
Pygmy Marmoset
Red Howler Monkey
Red-rumped Agouti

Plants (10 species)
Banana Tree
Brazil Nut Tree*
Rubber Tree

Reptiles and Amphibians (8 species)
Amazon River Turtle*
Common Iguana
Poison Dart Frog
Spectacled Caiman
New Amphibian species (Green frog with red on its back)

6. Basket Checklist (16 items)
Blow Gun
Blue Morpho
Brazil Nuts
River Turtle
Rosewood Oil
Rubber Ball
Scarlet Macaw
Woven Basket

7. Special Thanks
This is the section where I express my gratitude.

I would like to thank:
-Gamefaqs.com for hosting this FAQ and having the greatest video game FAQ
collection on the net.
-Any other sites that host this FAQ with my permission and encourage people
to play this great game.
-Mecc for designing a few of the best PC games I've ever played, such as the
Amazon and Oregon Trail series.

Hopefully some other people will send me new info and contribute to this FAQ 
so this section can be larger.

Copyright 2004-2006 "Snowshoe" Tengan.

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