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Go To The Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon rainforest accounts for 20% of the world’s oxygen. If that alone doesn’t blow your mind, the wonders hidden inside this jungle will.

Photo by Dave lowe

A tropical paradise


Trekking through the Amazon rainforest is an experience that words will never come close to describing accurately. For starters, this is the largest rainforest on planet earth and home to 10% of the planet’s species. With thousands of plants, insects, birds and mammals calling this home, every visit is unique. The only real way to understand this jungle is to walk through it on your own two feet (or someone else’s if you can persuade them to give you a piggyback.)

Spanning an enormous 5.5 million square kilometres, the sheer scale and wonder of this natural jungle is staggering. Sadly, the rainforest is being destroyed at alarming rates: wildfires, deforestation and the increasing human demand for resources are taking away this natural beauty. So if this rainforest is on your bucket list, you might want to get a move on before it disappears forever.

Places to see the Amazon Rainforest

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Combine Two Amazing Adventures

If the Amazon Rainforest is a long way from home, why not pack as much into your trip as possible?

This 11-day trip takes in the wonder that is Machu Picchu as well as the mystical Amazon River. Double the sights = double the adventure. You won't want to miss out on either of these great attractions, and this package promises the best of both.

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G Adventures will take you on the trip of a lifetime! This upgraded package keeps you in comfort and style the whole trip, so you won't have to worry about a thing.

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You’ll ride the scenic train to the famous Inca ruins, then head deep into the rainforest on a riverboat. With an expert tour guide, you can take in all the wonderful wildlife and relax knowing you'll be sure to spot everything on the way!

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This tour is rated 'average' on physical fitness, meaning you need a relatively good level of fitness. We'd recommend packing lots of comfortable clothing, suitable for humid weather and exercise.

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Things To Do Deep In The Jungle

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Faq?

The word ‘rainforest’ is a good indicator… but apart from the rain, it’s very humid and warm. November to April sees the most rain, with 80% falling during this period. Whatever time of year you go, you should prepare for all weathers – even if you’re from Manchester and think you’ve seen it all.

Choose the best climate for what you want to do. The wet season lasts January-June and is 23ºC-30ºC. The dry season sits between 26ºC-40ºC, so whilst hotter, less rain makes exploring on foot easier. But it does also increase the likelihood of seeing a caiman (and its charming dagger-shaped teeth).

The Amazon rainforest being destroyed by fire and deforestation. If you want to help save it, the WWF has launched an emergency appeal, which you can support, to tackle the fires and save the animals. You can also combat deforestation by reducing your consumption of products such as oil.

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