Amazon

June 6, 2017 at 5:13 pm

The Amazon is one of the last remaining pure wilderness areas on earth. It is a huge region that covers a number of countries – Brazil, with its rainforests, massive waterfalls, and incredible wildlife, Peru, with its ancient ruins rising out of the mists and fast running rivers that allow visitors access to the deep jungle, Ecuador, where it is possible to venture into the jungle and meet the indigenous people and learn about their culture, and Bolivia, with the incredible Uyuni Salt Flats.
Adventures abound – take a canoe into the Peruvian jungle and stay at a rustic lodge where jungle research takes place and where you can get close up to a massive macaw clay lick, or Brazil, with the vastness of the main Amazon river, pink dolphins, jaguar safaris, snorkeling in rivers filled with fish and the great Iguassu Falls.
Experience the Amazon now, before climate change makes it impossible to do so.
Incredible add-on adventures include: jet boating under the Iguassu Falls, abseiling into a 72 meter deep cave and snorkeling in it, snorkeling in rivers packed with exotic fish, carnaval in Rio and much more.
Best for: all ages
Budget: medium to high
When to go: It is always wet and humid in the rainforest. October – April is somewhat wetter, and May – September is somewhat dryer.
Best to combine with: a visit to the Pantanal safari region, Machu Picchu, the Galapagos, Iguassu Falls and the great beaches of Brazil.