Experience the unique natural beauty of the gigantic river system in South America on an Amazon journey. Originating in the Peruvian Andes, the Amazon meanders through nine countries and flows into the Atlantic Ocean near the Brazilian city of Macapá. Along the more than 4,000 miles the river, unique flora and fauna await you, as well as the largest rainforest in the world. The Amazon rainforest is considered the lungs of the earth and an important habitat for animals and plants. Immerse yourself in the multifaceted natural paradise on your Amazon adventure and explore one of the last secrets of our planet.
The Amazon offers a wealth of natural beauty to discover during your trip. Visit jungle metropolis Manaus - the gateway to the Amazon - and Jaú National Park. Witness the breathtaking flora and fauna and experience the mysterious river system in an intense way with the recommendations of our travel experts.
The Anavilhanas Archipelago is located about 60 miles upstream from Manaus on the Rio Negro and is one of the largest river island archipelagos on earth. During the rainy season many of the islands are flooded and form an impressive natural spectacle of floating forests and channels. In the dry season, the water recedes, creating expansive sandy beaches. The Anavilhanas Archipelago is a habitat for crocodile caimans, iguanas, squirrel monkeys, river dolphins and manatees.
Magnificent natural beauty awaits you in Pico da Neblina National Park in Brazil, near the border with Venezuela. Numerous trekking trails lead through the park. For experienced hikers, the trail up to Pico da Neblina is a unique experience. Pico da Neblina is the highest mountain in Brazil at almost 10,000 feet.
The Museu Paranaense Emílio Goeldi is located in Belém, which - next to Manaus - is the second most important city in the Amazon region. The center, named after the Brazilian explorer Goeldi, was founded in 1866 and is a leader in Amazon research.
The huge island of Marajó lies in the estuary and is roughly the size of Switzerland. Visitors will find fascinating vegetation and wildlife here. Characteristic of the fauna on Marajó are the bright red scarlet ibis. Less
The best time to travel to the Amazon is from March to the end of August.
Vaccinations against hepatitis A are recommended as travel vaccinations for the Amazon, and also against hepatitis B, typhoid and rabies for long-term stays or special exposure. A yellow fever vaccination and malaria prophylaxis can also be useful. Before starting your journey, please contact a doctor with knowledge of travel medicine.
Due to the warm and humid climate, light summer clothing is sufficient for a trip to the Amazon and a fleece jacket for the cool morning hours. In the event of sudden rainfall, a rain poncho is recommended. In addition, sturdy shoes with a high shaft because of possible snake encounters. The packing list also includes sun protection with a high sun protection factor, headgear, a flashlight and binoculars.
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