The Amazon Travel Guide
Plan Your The Amazon Vacation
The world's largest tropical forest seems an endless carpet of green that's sliced only by the curving contours of rivers. Its statistics are as impressive: the region covers more than 10 million square km (4 million square miles) and extends into eight other countries (French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia). It takes up roughly 40% of Brazil in the states of Acre, Rondônia, Amazonas, Roraima, Pará, Amapá, and Tocantins. The Amazon forest is home to 500,000 cataloged species of plants and a river that annually transports 15% of the world's available freshwater to the sea.
Amazon hotel prices tend to be reasonable and include breakfast. Services and amenities such as laundry, however, may cost... read more
Reservations and dressy attire are rarely needed in the Amazon (indeed, reservations are rarely taken). Tipping isn't... read more
Things To Do in The Amazon
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Born in 1944 in the northwestern state of Acre, Chico Mendes was the son of a seringueiro (rubber-tree tapper) who had moved across... Read more
Most of the jungle lodges near Manaus are around 200 kilometers northwest of the city, in the district known as Novo Airão. Whether... Read more
The Rain Forest: Experience the largest tropical forest in the world and one of the wildest places on the planet. The... Read more
Spaniard Vicente Pinzón is credited with being the first to sail the Amazon, in 1500. But the most famous voyage was undertaken by... Read more
Several months before you go to the Amazon, visit a tropical medicine specialist to find out what vaccinations you need. Describe your... Read more
In 1500, when the Portuguese arrived in Brazil, the indigenous population was 4.5 million, with an estimated 1,400 tribes. From the... Read more
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