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Brazil Tours Explore The Amazon Jungle

The Amazon, our planet’s very own Garden of Eden is an incredibly rich and fertile land that houses the most diverse flora and fauna in the world. 

The Amazon rainforest is known worldwide for its incredible beauty, diversity and importance in our ecosystem. The forest covers two-thirds of South America and is unparalleled when it comes to the range of flora and fauna. Number wise it contains 1.4 million acres of forest and 40,000 different plants as well as a large number of rare animals.

Surprisingly, The Amazon is also home to the largest river system in the world, holding five of the 20 longest rivers in its basin. Further proof of the importance of this place not only to South America but also to the world.

  • Manaus

    Nature’s impact on the world

    Travelling through the Amazon is truly a once in a lifetime experience. There is so much to discover and see that it can sometimes feel overwhelming but this unique place is ultimately the most rewarding to visit. Manaus is the starting point for any trip into the rainforest and here, at the crux of the Amazon, travellers will be able to see some of the most unique animals that are found in the region. 

    There are many smaller parks and reserves in the vicinity of the Amazon that provide for interesting visits. Activities such as canoeing the rivers, hiking the rainforest or swimming in lagoons are available to experience the rawness of the region. 

    The Amazon rainforest is also home to a number of indigenous tribes who live in isolation and away from the rest of the world. It is possible for visitors to meet some of them and is a great opportunity to learn about a different culture and their ancient practices. 

    Our Favourite Experiences

    • Manaus

      Discover the entry point to The Amazon in Manaus

      The starting point for travel into The Amazon, Manaus is a great place to get your bearings before venturing into the rainforest. Here, travellers can indulge in some shopping at the local markets that sell traditional handmade souvenirs of leather and wood. The food markets are also a great place to visit to taste some of the delicacies of the region while mingling with the locals who are always so happy to share their culture with others. The Palacio Rio Negro is an important landmark to visit as it was once the government’s seat for many years. It has now been transformed into a museum that showcases the history of this capital as well as unique art from local artists. 

    • January Ecological Park

      Marvel at the power of nature in January Ecological Park

      The January Ecological Park is one of the largest parks in the region that stretches out across 9,000 hectares. Located on the outskirts of Manaus and just a short boat ride away, it is home to the Victoria Amazonica, the world’s largest water lily. Measuring up to 2.5 meters in diameter, these flowers are the symbol of the Amazon. These flowers have the particularity to bloom for only three days before they die, their colour changing from a pure white to a dark pink sometimes even dark red before they wilt. A sight that must be captured under any cost. 

    • Manaus Opera House

      Appreciate the musical heritage of the region in Manaus Opera House

      The Manaus Opera House also known as the Amazon Theatre is by far one of the most beautiful buildings in Manaus. It is the starting point of the annual Opera Festival as well as being the home of the Amazonas Philharmonic. Opened in 1897, it actually took 15 years for the opera to be constructed. The building is an impressive feat of architecture and design with 36,000 ceramic tiles covering the exterior of the dome while the inside is decorated in a Louis XV style with 198 chandeliers ornamenting its ceiling. It is a core part of Manaus and Brazil’s history and a memento to the once thriving city. The theatre has since evolved to host film festivals as well as operatic performances. It also holds a museum that depicts the intricate history of the building from its creation until now.  

    • Unwind by the clear blue waters of Alter do Chao Alter do Chao

      The town of Alter do Chao is a well kept secret upon locals who wish to keep it to themselves. It is a quiet river town that is a popular weekend destination for many as the water and surrounding landscape are idyllic and favorable to relaxation. The most popular attraction here is the Ilha do Amor, a white-sand beach ringed by a small stretch of water. The beach is accessible by either swimming, paddle boarding or canoeing. The peninsula has only a few restaurants so as to make the most of the beach. Visitors simply enjoy the natural surroundings, warm water and a delicious coconut or two. 

    • Wander around Belem

      Belem is one of the top cultural cities in Brazil thanks to the large number of museums, architecture and gastronomy offerings in the city. Often overlooked, there is plenty on offer here and a visit to this town promises to be incredibly rewarding. Belem is a colourful town with many of the houses painted in various different pastel colours that appeal to the eye. Belem was one of the wealthiest cities in Brazil when the country experienced an economic boom during the 19th century due to the production of rubber. Buildings such as the Theatro da Paz and the Complexo Feliz Lusitania are important buildings that depict the history of the country during that time. The town is also a haven for foodies with the Ver-o-Peso market a must-visit when here. It opened in 1625 and is considered the biggest market in South America selling everything from fish to meat, vegetables and spices. There are also food kiosks selling the best local dishes. It is really worth spending a couple of days in Belem to learn about Brazil’s history and fully immerse yourself in its culture.  

    • Meet indigenous tribes

      The Yanomamo and Kayapo tribes have been living in The Amazon for thousands of years and have created a way of living away from civilisation, subsisting on their knowledge of plants, animals and food that have been passed down through generations. At first, these indigenous people  were nomadic until colonisation encroached on their territory forcing them to become sedentary. Now indigenous people live in resguardos (reserves) where they continue to practice their culture and traditions in a more modern setting. Travellers can visit these resguardos and spend some time with the indigenous people who will share their traditions and culture with you. 

    • Pink Dolphin

      Spend time at the Reserva Natural Palmarí Save

      The natural reserve of Palamari is the only place in Brazil that encompasses all three ecosystems found in the Amazon (terra firme, varzea and igapo). There are a multitude of different ways to visit this reserve such as hiking the numerous trails, kayaking trips down the river, boat trips through the flooded areas and guided night walks. There are a lot of animals living in the reserve with rare pink dolphins cruising through the river. It is possible to spend the night in the reserve as it offers a handful of accommodation spread across the reserve to make the most of your time here. 

    • Hike through Parque Nacional do Jaú

      Parque Nacional do Jau is the second largest park in the Amazonas, stretching out to 23,000 square kilometres. The park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and contains a variety of different landscapes including waterfalls, rivers and a forest. The size of the park is impressive and it will take a couple of days to get around and see some of the more prominent features. Thankfully there are a couple lodges where visitors can stay the night in order to make the most of the park. Parque Nacional do Jau is also a prime spot to see some wildlife such as monkeys, snakes, tapirs and dolphins.  

    • Rio Negro

      Cruise down Rio Negro

      The Rio Negro is a tributary to the Amazon river and is the perfect river cruising destination. The river gets its name from the leaves that start their fermentation process  in its banks though because of the humid weather the breakdown is not fully possible. Nevertheless, the river is very safe to swim in with very sediment or debris in it. It is particularly refreshing especially when the temperatures of the forest start to rise. However, it is important that travellers be careful when they do so as the river is a protected area when it comes to the fauna that live there. Piranhas crowd the waters as well as pink and grey dolphins. Caimans are also a popular sighting. Cruising the Rio Negro is a rewarding experiences with once in a lifetime experiences. 

    • Ilha do Cumb

       Feast your way through Ilha do Combu

      Ilha do Combu is a small island on the outskirts of Belem that is known for producing cacao and acai. There is a chocolate factory on the island called Dona Nena where travellers can book visits to learn about the production of chocolate and wander through the cocoa trees to see the chocolate producing pods up close and personal. Acai berries on the other hand are grown by small, local farmers as they are very delicate fruits that need special care. 


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