Highlights and main attractions of the Amazon
The Amazon is one of the world’s most intriguing nature and wildlife destinations to explore. Manaus is the capital of the state of Amazonas, formed at the confluence of the Rio Negro and Rio Solimoes rivers, where a distinct line separating the different water colours can be seen. Here, the Amazon experience becomes wilder and the more you progress by road and canoe to some delightfully far-flung lodges, the more rewarding the wildlife. Put the hype to one side and discover the real Amazon during your time in Brazil.
Unlike some other areas of the Amazon basin in Peru and Ecuador, you will start your Brazilian Amazon experience with a connecting scheduled flight into the city of Manaus. Situated four hours by air from Rio de Janeiro, Manaus is – incongruously - known not only for being the gateway to the jungle, but also for its opera house. And thanks to its Indian culture and the effects of the rubber boom, it is actually a very interesting city, and the most populated in the state.
Evocative images of prolific wildlife, traditional indigenous tribes and thick swathes of rainforest fringing a steamy tropical river of confounding scale and beauty.