Amazon Rainforest: an exotic destination in Brazil
The Amazon rainforest is considered the largest tropical forest in the world and has a huge variety of biodiversity. Visiting the destination is a unique experience immersing nature, you can still witness the history of the Brazilian people and the culture typical of the region's Indians, who still have many of their rituals and celebrations preserved, as well as navigate the long channels of rivers and taste of the typical regional cuisine that is rich in fruits, fish and plants found only in this region of the world.
With an area of approximately 5.5 million square kilometers, the Amazon rainforest represents more than half of the remaining tropical forests on the planet and comprises the largest biodiversity in a tropical forest in the world. Therefore, its conservation is debated internationally, by virtue of its size and ecological importance.
The Amazon rainforest is located in the north of South America, it includes 6 states in Brazil, in addition to smaller proportions in 8 other neighboring countries.
Weather is also very characteristic, the landscape of the Amazon rainforest changes throughout the year due to the rainy season, influencing the level of the waters of the rivers and the behavior of the animals of the region. These scenarios can be divided basically into 2: summer and winter. In the first, it usually rains less, so the levels of the rivers are also lower, being favorable to visit the beautiful beaches of the region, besides being the time of reproduction of the animals, consequently they appear less in the visible surfaces of the waters.
The other half of the year the possibility of taking rains is greater, but the climate is more humid and pleasant, and the rivers are fuller, making possible the locomotion by canoe in more reserved channels of the river, besides that the animals show more assets. The heat is constant. The minimum temperature is always higher than 22ºC, and maximum, never lower than 30ºC, in any month. That is, choosing the best time of year to visit is extremely important, since, depending on the month, some experiences can be better used.
The biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest is exuberant and its numbers impress, it covers more than 1,300 species of birds, more than 3,000 species of fish, and more than 30,000 species of plants. It should also be noted that many of these species are endemic, that is, they only exist in the Amazon region. Therefore, the conservation of the forest is of extreme importance. The experiences that you can have in the jungle are countless, you can and should choose some activities according to your interest and travel time, so you can adapt your programming so that your experience is the best possible, see below some of the Incredible options to do during your visit in this incredible scenario:
Encuentro de Las Aguas is, perhaps, the largest reference of intangible heritage in Manaus. All that is said about this hydrological phenomenon, which links the Negro and Solimões rivers, is not exaggerated. The experience of sighting this "encounter" enchants the eyes, both near and far.
When they meet, their waters (black and brush) do not mix due to differences in density and speed. While the mouth of the Negro is in Manaus, the Solimões continues its journey, already under the name of Amazonas, until it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The trip still has other bonuses: you will be navigating in the largest river basin in the world and can see, even from a distance, small rural communities.
Visit indigenous communities
In the state of Amazonas is where most of the tribes and indigenous communities that are not yet fully civilized are concentrated, a large part of them already work with urban interventions and use of doctors, medicines, clothing and industrialized foods to facilitate the day day, but many of the indigenous customs and traditions were maintained.
The idea of visiting a tribe is to know a little of what was left of the culture of the first people who lived in Brazil. You will see dances, paintings, clothing, houses, dialect and pieces of crafts used by that culture.
Night focus by the river
An unmissable activity is to go out at night sailing in canoes looking for wild animals of the region, the most wanted are the jacaré puppies by the rivers since when we pass the lantern, their eyes shine, the guides manage to catch them in the hands and bring them to board. In addition to the countless other animals that we can find in this adventure.
Swim with the botos
It is a very different experience to interact with these animals in their natural environment. The adventurers go to a quieter part of the river boat (take advantage of the trip because the view is beautiful), getting there you nothing with the botos, but always respecting the preservation of them.
They are very kind and calm creatures, there is no danger in having contact with them
Por: Julia Lippi