Things to do in Amazon Basin

The Amazon River; largest river of the world drains almost the major regions of South America. The area is having tropical dense rainforest and covers Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela.

As a visitor; here are few experiences that will give you a complete in-depth perspective of World’s biggest rainforest-

  1. Waterways of Amazon

The Amazon river deposits as much water into the Ocean in a day as the river Tames do in a whole year.

Major attraction is in the Brazilian port city of Manaus where the light salty waters of Rio Solimoes run side by side with dark water of Rio Negro. This point is called the “Meeting of Waters” and is an unusual and striking landscape and a favorite spot of pink river Dolphin.

  1. Rainforest Habitats

Majority of the rainforest is made up of terra firme-land which is in higher ground does not flood in rainy season. You will get dense evergreen forest along with varied wildlife.

  1. Exotic Wildlife

This rainforest is world’s biggest home to lots of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects. You can get to enjoy various special activities wherein you can enjoy cross-section of the animal life over there.

  1. Local Communities

You can visit these local communities along with various cultural activities and guides. You will get to know about their village, culture, stories, food and many more.


Shikha Aakash

Shikha is an decorated Software Engineer with 5+ years of experience in the tech industry. She is also a part-time IAS aspirant trying fighting to fulfill her dreams. Her preparation efforts make her a keen observer and a clear thinker. She uses her columns usually to express her opinions about her observations of the world and raises important questions.

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