The Amazon of Brazil occupies 9 provinces and 42% of the total land surface, occupies land in 8 countries of South America, of which three quarters of all the Amazon is in Brazil.
In the Amazon, everything is great, in size and strength, beauty and magic.
The state of Amazonas is the largest in Brazil and its capital Manaus is the main gateway to the largest equatorial forest on the planet.
Among the fine trees of average height of 50 meters, winding rivers and lakes, there are about one million species living among animals and vegetables, and it's there that originates a fifth of the fresh water on Earth.
It rains a lot in the Amazon, but only a third of the amount of water supplies the rivers, the rest is absorbed by vegetation, through which is successively evaporated into the atmosphere. The impenetrable vegetation and the many rivers prevent the proliferation of roads and highways, hence all the mobility occurs in the water. The backbone of the region's water system is the Amazon River, the longest in the world, rising in the Andes after a journey of 6,700 km into the Atlantic.
With a hot and humid climate, the average temperature of the water is around 40 degrees. The rivers that wind through the forest give the dimension of the enormous power and majesty of nature. This amazing dark green forest conceals beautiful trees with hanging vines and exotic orchids, which are neighboring colonies of monkeys acrobats.
Gastronomy has the freshwater fish as its principal and first quality. With a strong Indian influence, the cuisine is unique and exotic. Communities of native caboclos (mixture of Indian and black) along the river, houses built with palm leaves and beautiful crafts, take visitors back to ancient times, proving that man and nature can live in total harmony.
It will be easy, meanwhile, choosing from the various options of accommodation with the right balance between comfort and adventure.
The rivers decline in the months of October through March.