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Brazil: The Brazilian Amazon

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The Amazon basin: romantic, exotic, huge, and vital to Man’s survival. The Brazilian state of Amazonas is where the river really comes into its own. The black acidic waters of the Rio Negro merge with the sludgy brown waters of the Solimões at the giant city of Manaus, 1,000km from the sea, and form a waterway 10km wide. This vast wilderness with its secretive wildlife and undiscovered indigenous tribes also supports many human communities on its fertile banks, farmers, fishermen, tradesmen; old wooden riverboats still provide the only transport, although things are changing fast, with new bridges and roads opening up previously isolated areas.

Our holidays to The Brazilian Amazon

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monkeys

Family Brazil: Waterfalls, rivers and rainforests

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14 days from £3,851pp

Pantanal Brazil

Signature Argentina and Brazil: Amazon, Pantanal and Iguazú Falls

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15 days from £4,182pp

Brazil Wildlife: Jaguars of the Pantanal

Brazil Wildlife: Jaguars of the Pantanal

Private journey

11 days from £6,736pp

otter

Brazil Wildlife: Deep Pantanal and Amazon

Private journey

14 days from £7,278pp

Things to do in The Brazilian Amazon

Clipper cruise

Amazon Clipper Cruise

Tucano Amazon Cruise

Tucano Amazon cruise


Manaus city

City tour of Manaus

waters meeting

See the Amazonian Meeting of the Waters

Our insider tips for The Brazilian Amazon

Laura

Laura Rendell-Dunn

A jungle walk from one of the lodges, guided by a local expert, learning about the medicinal value of plants, spotting sloths in the treetops and tarantulas in their lairs.

Paul

Paul Winrow-Giffin

Exploring flooded creeks by canoe at dawn, dodging the roots of giant trees, listening to the cries of howler monkeys deep in the forest.

Bolivian weaving

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Viewing the phenomenon of the Meeting of the Waters where the black tea coloured waters of the Negro flow alongside the cafe-au-lait of the upper Amazon (Solimões).

Chris

Chris Rendell-Dunn

Sipping a caipirihna cocktail on the deck of a traditional river cruiser at dusk, with a flight of hyacinth macaws soaring overhead.

What our experts say

I've been virtually everywhere in Brazil and can genuinely say that the Amazon is one of my favourite regions - the stunning flight of macaws against an apricot sunset sky is an unforgettable image. You'll almost always spot monkeys: funny how each time it is a new delight - alligators, turtles, toucans, and often the odd sloth watching from a treetop or a dolphin leaping form the still waters. River otters are a rarer sighting: all the more exciting when you do see a family at play.

Claire Milner

Claire Milner

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