The Amazon Basin is enormous, covering over seven million square kilometres and home to more than half of the world’s remaining rainforest. Most of the Amazon is located in Brazil, where towering trees and the immense waterway of the Amazon River make up a vast portion of the country. The river and its accompanying tributaries combine to make up the largest water system on the planet, and with this comes a huge variety of animal species – from vibrant birdlife to pink river dolphins. No stay in Brazil is truly complete without a visit to the Amazon, and the possibilities for adventure here are endless.
The Amazon is one of the most vibrant places on the planet, where so much of our air, water and weather originates; so how better to experience it in all its glory than out in the great outdoors? Whether you’d prefer to launch a canoe into the flooded forest to glide along under your own steam, doze in a hammock to the sound of the howler monkeys or trek into the forest on foot to catch a flash of the scarlet macaw, holidays to the Amazon are packed with once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
The Amazon is best accessed from the city of Manaus by car or boat, but once you arrive you’ll feel entirely submerged in the jungle, staying in ecolodges cleverly set into the vibrant undergrowth.
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