Planning to take a trip down to the Amazon Rainforest this year? Find out how to get there, when is the best time to visit, and where you should stay when deep in the jungle.
Fondly referred to as the ‘lungs of the Earth’, the Amazon rainforest contains about 20 per cent of the world’s flowing fresh water and a third of all species known to mankind — this includes plants, animals and insects. In fact, according to Time Magazine, biologists are still finding new species every other day! The jungle also covers over five-and-a-half million square kilometres and is responsible for more than 50 per cent of the rainfall in the Amazon region which spans nine different South American countries.
If visiting the Amazon rainforest is on your bucket list, why not take a trip down South this year to explore, and treasure, what Mother Earth has to offer.
When’s the Best Time To Visit The Amazon Rainforest?
|Dry Season||July to December||👉🏻 Water levels are low, fewer mosquitoes|
👉🏻 Great time to explore hiking trails
👉🏻 Easier to spot wildlife
|👉🏻 Harder to embark on boat explorations|
|Wet Season||January to June||👉🏻 Water levels are high, great for swimming and boating||👉🏻 More mosquitoes|
👉🏻 Showers throughout the day
How To Get To The Amazon Rainforest?
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The Amazon rainforest stretches across nine different South American countries. Here’s how to enter from Guyana, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil.
|Starting Point||How To Get To The Amazon Rainforest?|
|Brazil||Most Brazilian cities||Fly into Manaus, the main travel hub of the Amazon, known for the confluence of River Solimões and the River Negro|
|Bolivia||La Paz||Fly to Rurrenabaque, then boat to Madidi|
|Colombia||Bogota||Fly into Leticia, then boat to:|
1. Puerto Nariño: Amazonian village
2. Amacayacu National Park
3. Cahuinarí National Natural Park
4. Monkey Island
5. Tanimboca Natural Reserve
6. Natutama Interpretive Centre
|Ecuador||Quito||Bus to Puerto Francisco de Orellana, aka Coca, then boat to:|
1. Yasuni National Park
2. Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
|Guyana||Georgetown||Fly into Kaieteur International Airport then walk 15 minutes into the Amazon rainforest to see Kaieteur falls|
|Peru||Cusco||Flights can be arranged into:|
1. Iquitos: on River Amazon, known for Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
2. Puerto Maldonado: known for the confluence of the River Madre de Dios and River Tambopata, and Tambopata National Reserve
Where to Stay in The Amazon Rainforest?
1. Cuyabeno Lodge, Ecuador
Nearest to: Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
Price per pax, for 4 days 3 nights: From US$310 (~S$424.40)
What’s included: Transport from Lago Agrio to the lodge and back, accommodation, three meals a day (coffee, tea, purified water and fruits are available at all times), rain ponchos and rubber boots for when embarking on hiking and canoe tours with bilingual guides.
Find out more here.
2. Napo Wildlife Center, Ecuador
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Nearest to: Yasuni National Park
Price per pax, for 4 days 3 nights: From US$1,425 (~S$1,950.70)
What’s included: Transport from Coca to the lodge and back, accommodation, three meals a day, entrance fee to Yasuni National Park and Parrot Clay Licks (the stunning natural spectacle where hundreds of colourful birds gather to obtain the minerals contained in the soil that help them to digest the fruits and seeds they feed with), excursions with bilingual guides.
Find out more here.
3. Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, Peru
Nearest to: Puerto Maldonado
Price per pax, per night: From US$190 (~S$260.10)
What’s included: Assistance at the airport, transport from the airport to lodge and back, accommodation, three meals a day, purified water all day, guided excursions, entrance fee to Inkaterra Canopy Walkway, Anaconda Walk, Lake Sandoval, 10% service charge, as well as welcome drinks & gifts.
Find out more here.
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