ENLIGHTEN YOUR SENSES IN THE AMAZON
On the silent banks, snakes, crocodiles and other reptiles hide in the shadows. You quietly observe from an outrigger canoe which sails through the lush jungle. The water is calm and coloured green from the duckweed. The air is pink from the setting sun, suddenly a pink dolphin jumps from the water beside the boat.”
The lungs of the earth
It’s one of the most biologically biodiverse areas on earth and is often called the ‘the lungs of the Earth’, due to absorbing large amounts of CO2, which is of crucial importance to our planet! In this tropical rainforest, you’ll find more animals, plants and species of trees than anywhere else in the world.
Did you know that the Amazon contains 2,5 million species of insects, 40,000 species of plants, 2,200 species of fish and more than 2,000 species of birds and mammals? 1 in 5 species lives in the Amazon and 1 in 5 species of fish swim in the rivers of the Amazon.
The Amazon also has countless waterfalls. The Iguazu Falls, the largest water spectacle on earth, is on the border of Argentina and Brazil. An absolute highlight!
Experience the Amazon
- Parts of the Amazon can be found in Peru, Bolivia and Argentina and can easily be incorporated in your trip.
- The best time to travel is from April to December, however the Amazon is accessible throughout the year.
- The best way to discover the Amazonian wildlife is with a guide in a comfortable outrigger canoe. You can stay in an eco-lodge or a comfortable hut on the banks of the river.