There are few places in the world as beautiful as the Amazon Rainforest. This untouched part of the globe offers unique opportunities for site-seeing and exploration that you won’t get anywhere else. When you visit this lush tropical part of South America, you’ll be stepping into a completely new world—one that holds value and significance for the entire planet.
There are countless reasons to visit the Amazon Rainforest. Whether it’s to get a taste of local culture or to experience the wildlife, your eyes will be opened to the amazing wonders of nature. To help narrow down some options of what to do when you visit the Amazon Rainforest, we’ve chosen our top three reasons to go—and they do not disappoint!
The Cities and the Cultures
One of the best cities to visit before (or after) you start your Amazonian adventure is Iquitos, Peru. Iquitos is the largest city not connected to any other major cities by road in the World! Known as the gateway to local tribes of the Amazon, this port city is your key to accessing the wonders and exciting adventures that await you on your personalized Amazon Rainforest tours with Grand Amazon Lodge & Tours.
There are all sorts of adventure-based vacations near or around Iquitos, so you’re sure to find something everyone in your travel group will love. Iquitos is also the city where some of our Amazonian wildlife and other tours are based. You’ll be able to get to know the cultures of the local tribes on some of these tours as well.
Coming to visit the Amazon Rainforest for the wildlife is a must! There are millions of animal, insect, and plant species to see in the rainforest—so much so, that scientists still believe they haven’t discovered or cataloged every different kind. Paraiso area in the Peruvian Amazon is a hotspot for wildlife. It includes Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve, where more than 10 species of monkeys, 600 species of birds, and bats, frogs, caiman, capibaras, and dolphins run, jump, fly or swim freely.
You can tour Paraiso with Grand Amazon Lodge & Tours. Check out a four-day tour and ask your guide to help you search for the pink river dolphins, or select the 6-days, 5-nights experience that allows you to explore more wildlife.
The rainforests in South America are part of the 2 percent of rainforests found on the total surface area of the Earth. Though they only cover a small part of our planet, they contain upwards of 50% of the world’s plant and animal life. In addition, rainforests provide 20% of the oxygen we breathe.
The rainforest is truly a wonder to behold. Give us a call today to set up your uniquely tailored, private Amazon Jungle adventure!