rainforest is the natural choice for ecotourism and sport fishing lovers.
The region has a well developed ecotourism industry with high standard
tours that are conducted by well trained guides who have survival
can truly learn about and value the rainforest, its inhabitants, its
animals and plants and how important the conservation of this natural
When it comes to Brazil travel, the Amazon is, by all means, the adventure destination.
There are hotels in the middle of the jungle. That is right. It is a great
opportunity to spend the night amongst monkeys, alligators and river
dolphins. Believe it or not, they are luxurious lodges.
are floating hotels offering the visitor an opportunity to be in complete
harmony with the rainforest. Others don’t even have electricity, giving
you a chance to check out the way of living of the local inhabitants of the
If this is your thing,
you can even opt for sleeping on top of a tree, Tarzan’s style. Anywhere
you choose to stay, morning comes with tropical birds singing and a warm
breeze to greet a new day.
overwhelming about the Amazon rainforest; it enfolds nine Latin American countries:
Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, French Guiana and
Suriname and Venezuela.
The Brazilian Amazon comprises 60% of the entire
Amazon region and almost half of Brazil. Its beauty, mystery and diversity
bestow fascination upon the whole world.
The Brazilian Amazon rainforest is composed of nine states: Acre, Amapá, Amazonas,
Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima and
Amazonas, Brazil’s largest state, is in the heart of the jungle and it is
home to the largest part of the rainforest.
Several Indian tribes live in the Amazon region,
98% of all the Indians in
Brazil. Anthropologists say there are tribes that live in the core of the
forest, that haven’t had contact with the “civilized” world.
How to get there
One way of getting to the heart of the
jungle is by flying to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas. From there,
you can go on fishing expeditions and jungle and river tours.
Another route would
start at Belém, capital of the state of Pará.
You can take a cruise down the Amazon to Manaus.
This is a great way to see the jungle from the
relative comfort of a boat, it takes around 5 days.
It is an adventure. You can
experience the sounds or the silence of the Amazon. But you
have to prepare yourself for the lack of comfort.
The boats are small and the
accomodations are cramped. No Queen Elizabeth Cruises in the Amazon. So... you have to
sleep on a hammock. The
limited and simple. The restrooms are basic and sometimes not very
attractive. So take some disinfectant sprays and wipes.
the adventure you could have and good luck!
Brazilian Amazon Rainforest Features