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The Amazon Travel Guide

The Amazon Top Experiences

Want to learn more about The Amazon? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.


River-Village Excursions

Small Amazonian villages are wonderful places to visit. The docks and open markets are lively early in the day, and the community usually appreciates...


What to Expect at a Jungle Lodge

Most of the jungle lodges near Manaus are around 200 kilometers northwest of the city, in the district known as Novo Airão. Whether luxurious...


Ford's Impossible Dream

Henry Ford spent millions of dollars to create two utopian company towns and plantations to supply his Model T cars with rubber tires. In 1927...


Tales from the Mist

The immense Amazon region is fertile ground not only for flora and fauna but also for legends, which are an integral part of local culture and...


Elusive El Dorado

The search for El Dorado (which means, in Spanish, "The Gilded Man") and his supposedly wealthy kingdom began with the arrival of the conquistadors...


Chico Mendes: Environmental Pioneer

Born in 1944 in the northwestern state of Acre, Chico Mendes was the son of a seringueiro (rubber-tree tapper) who had moved across the country...


A Bit of History

Spaniard Vicente Pinzón is credited with being the first to sail the Amazon, in 1500. But the most famous voyage was undertaken by Spanish...


Health in the Amazon

Several months before you go to the Amazon, visit a tropical medicine specialist to find out what vaccinations you need. Describe your planned...


A Vanishing People

In 1500, when the Portuguese arrived in Brazil, the indigenous population was 4.5 million, with an estimated 1,400 tribes. From the beginning...


Top Reasons to Go

The Rain Forest: Experience the largest tropical forest in the world and one of the wildest places on the planet. The River: Explore the...

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