The Amazon Forest

Inside the Amazon Rainforest

is the largest rainforest in the world, occupies an area of ​​over 6 million km2 spread over nine countries. Most of it - about 60% - is in Brazil. Dividing it into two large halves the Amazon River, navigable by large vessels for more than 6,500 kilometers from Belem, at its mouth on the Atlantic Ocean to Iquitos in Peru. Result of the confluence of two of its major tributaries, the Negro and Amazon, Amazon River is the gutter in this kingdom of water, where a huge network of rivers, streams and lakes form natural highways and houses the largest fresh water reserve on the planet - about 20% of the total.

Among the major rivers - or major highways - the White, Jari, Japurá, Javari Jurua, Purus, Madeira, Tapajós, Tocantins, Xingu and the Trumpets. For the traveler who wants to visit the Amazon, nature, given the strong connection between the forest-river, greatest spectacle offered its exuberant flora.

Despite the huge diversity of wildlife, fauna is difficult to observe due to the characteristics of tropical forests. However, the estimate from owning more than 3000 species of fish makes Amazon one of the main destinations for sport fishing and observation of ornamental fish. From the cultural point, the greatest interest lies in the traditional communities - or forest peoples: the tapper, the Indian, the coastal and indigenous communities, these, visitation prohibited. The best way to meet this water world is by river cruise or stay at one of several lodges, so-called jungle lodges.

With temperatures usually above 20 º C and due to the characteristics of rainforest, the best time to visit Amazon's "summer" - from June to October - when the humidity is lower.

Manaus

The Amazon can be visited from Manaus, a city situated on the left bank of the Rio Negro, near the confluence with the Solimões River - the two rivers form the Amazon a natural spectacle of rare beauty, the "meeting of waters" in which the dark waters of Negro meet the clay-colored Solimões and run side by side without mixing for miles and miles.

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Activities near to The Amazon Forest


Sport Fishing (activity) - The mighty waters The Amazon has the best sites for you to fish. There are countless rivers that harbor the greatest diversity of fish on the planet, including the peacock (peacock bass), the symbol of sport fishing in Brazil. It's a predator fish and is able to attack even without bait hooks. The Indians have already fished with artificial lures even before the method is practiced by the sports fishermen. Among the types of peac...
Address: Manaus - AM
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Boi Manaus Festival (festival) - Who comes to Manaus in the month of October is received with a big party. Not the usual party with the city, hospitable and welcoming, receives visitors from any source, for business or pleasure. It Boi Manaus, an event promoted by City Hall in honor of October 24, the anniversary of Manaus, the date on which we celebrate its elevation to the rank of the City. Each singer leads his own tribe, identified by tururis (a version of manauara...
Address: Manaus - AM
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Dança do Boi in Manaus
Instalação Theater (theater) - established by the State Government, had its opening on May 6, 2001, with the Threepenny Opera, Weill and Brecht, during the V Festival Opera. Is installed in the former 'HAVANA HOUSE', a significant building of the Belle-Époque, which was completely restored its surroundings with the rebuilding and revitalization of the old center of Manaus. Integrates the organizational structure of the Secretariat of State for Culture (SEC) and is a...
Address: Secretaria Estado da Cultura Turismo Teatro da Instalação Rua Frei José Inocentes, 445 - Manaus - AM
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Biblioteca da Imagem e do som do Amazonas Museum (museum) - Created in 2000, was installed with the latest technology in partnership with private companies and aims to search, collect, preserve, disseminate and popularize collections of images, audio and video on the Amazon, through image, audio and video. The entire collection is restricted to research on the spot may not be reproduced or borrowed. Collection: 245,000 pieces (approximately). Services: Guided tours; Film Pro...
Address: Praça Heliodoro Balbi, s/n - Centro - Centro, Manaus, Brazil
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Museum of Image and Sound - Manaus

Restaurants near to The Amazon Forest


Boteco Caldinho do Hélcio is a Brazilian restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from The Amazon Forest and can be found at Av. Grande Otelo, 835

ArriBar Snack & Happy Hour is a Brazilian restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from The Amazon Forest and can be found at Av. Guilherme Paraense, 34

Antônio´s Café is a Coffee House restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from The Amazon Forest and can be found at Shopping Madeira Fashion, 1

A Ecológica is a Brazilian restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from The Amazon Forest and can be found at Rua João Monte Fusco, 8


Hotels near to The Amazon Forest


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Express Vieiralves Hotel is conveniently located in the popular Manaus City Center area. The hotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay. 24hr room service, safety deposit boxes, restaurant, bar/pub, business center are on the list of things guests can enjoy. Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep, including non smoking rooms. The hotel offers vario...
MapCentury Apart Service Hotel4 Star Rating
With its central location, Century Apart Service Hotel is within easy reach of most tourist attractions and business addresses in Manaus. All hotel's guestrooms have all the conveniences expected in a hotel in its class to suit guests' utmost comforts. In-room facilities include non smoking rooms, air conditioning, desk, hair dryer, in room safe. The amenities and services offered at this Manaus a...
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Hotel Talissa 2 is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Manaus. Both business travelers and tourists can enjoy the hotel's facilities and services. Take advantage of the hotel's 24hr room service, laundry service/dry cleaning, business center. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with handy amenities. The hotel offers various recreational opportunities. Hotel Tal...
Chez Les Rois Bed And BreakfastChez Les Rois Bed And Breakfast
Chez Les Rois Bed And Breakfast is conveniently located in the popular Manaus City Center area. Featuring a complete list of amenities, guests will find their stay at the property a comfortable one. All the necessary facilities, including safety deposit boxes, airport transfer, business center, 24hr room service, are at hand. Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welc...