WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THE BRAZILIAN AMAZON
- Cruise the Amazon and Negro Rivers on the MY Tucano, the most authentic vessel to travel deep into the vast Amazon Rainforest
- Manaus fish market showcases an array of weird and wonderful freshwater tropical species
- Interact with indigenous Amazon communities, discovering their unique way of life
- The Amazon is a bird watchers paradise with over 1,500 species in the Amazon basin
OUR SPECIALISTS 'MUST DO'
Head in to the more remote areas of the Amazon for a richer wildlife and jungle experience. Boat journeys, Cristalino Lodge in the southern Amazon and the area around Tefe offer a fantastic, authentic experience.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE BRAZILIAN AMAZON
Northern Brazil is dominated by the Amazon Rainforest; a vast tract tropical wilderness divided by the enormous Amazon River basin. More than half of the Amazon River Basin is located within Brazil, supporting incredible biodiversity with an array of mammals, insects, reptiles and bird species.
Manaus, the capital of Amazonas State, serves as the main gateway into the depths of the Amazon Rainforest. A stroll downtown uncovers a variety of ruber boom-era British-built buildings including the impressive Opera House. Head downstream by boat to observe the natural phenomena known as the ‘Meeting of the Waters’ where the clay-coloured waters of Rio Solimões meet the black waters of Rio Negro and flow in parallel for six kilometres before converging to form the Rio Amazon.
Connect with nature and stay at one the lodges only a boat ride away from Manaus, such as Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge or stay at the excellent Cristalino Lodge accessed from Alta Floresta in the southern Amazon. Venture deep into virgin forest with an experienced guide to explore the array of flora and fauna, such as sloth, toucan, caiman and Pink River Dolphins, that flourish within its ecosystems.
Exploring by boat is certainly one of the most rewarding ways to see the Amazon. These include the Clipper Cruises and private charters of the MY Tucano, an expeditionary vessel that sails deep into the Amazon, exploring the dark waters of the Rio Negro and its tributaries.
WHEN TO GO
It can rain at any time of year in the Amazon, with short tropical downpours most likely, however June to October is the dry season. At this time, visitors will find the water levels drop quite significantly.