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The Brazil Amazon Rainforest

World’s largest tropical rainforest, the Amazon is colossal. Spread into territories of nine nations, it covers an area of approximately 8,235,430 km2 in the northern part of the South American continent. This represents about half of the planet’s remaining rainforests and it is home for roughly one-third of living species on Earth.

The Amazon is mostly covered by rainforests but not only: its territory consists of a mosaic of ecosystems and vegetation types, including also seasonal forests, deciduous forests, flooded forests, and savannas permeated with palm trees and bamboo forests. Brazil Amazon sustains 60% of total area, distributed in eight different states.

The region’s natural resources are beyond compare. The rainforest complex interactions along with the boundless elements and phenomena of nature build up an unparallel and very balanced system, which guards an extraordinary and prolific life not even imagined.

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The Brazil Amazon Basin

Carrying on superlative characteristics, the Amazon has also the major drainage basin in the world, corresponding to approximately 20% of all freshwater discharged into the oceans. The Amazon River rises in the Andes Mountains and crosses approximately 6.400km into the continent from west to east until it reaches the Atlantic Ocean. It carries tons of suspended sediment which confers its appearance of muddy whitewater.

Over 1,100 tributaries feed the Amazon River and are extremely important for people’s movements and transportation, known as the “roads” of the Amazon. Also, the value of these rivers for the nature and wildlife’s balance is immensurable. Locally people distinguish as three distinct river water’s types: the “white waters” (muddy appearance like the Amazon and Solimões Rivers), the “dark waters” (black colored like the Negro River) and the “transparent waters” (clear transparent waters like the Tapajós River).

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Into the Brazil Amazon

 

Once travelling to Brazil, the Amazon is a must-go destination which should not be missed. Its impressive nature and landscapes joined to a singular culture and way of life from people who live for centuries in such a wilderness area are absolutely worthwhile, composing a unmissed and unforgettable Amazon travel.

Considering the immensity of the Brazil Amazon, there are many different regions and places to visit, with assorted characteristics and landscapes, providing plenty travel opportunities. Travelers can join for specific interests’ trips in the Brazil Amazon, like the eco tours, cultural trips, sport fishing, birdwatching, adventure tours and photography.

The most common Brazil Amazon trips are taken on “ship-hotels” and offer a basic landscape’ set: a beautiful vast sky, genuine freshwater seas and huge dense forests on the river’s margins, perfect scene for Amazon tours . Those are fine but will hardly provide a closer encounter with the magnificent wildlife of the Amazon. However, some hidden paradises do exist, where travelers are able to find and watch a higher concentration of fauna and obtain an authentic experience with the traditional native people from the forest. That’s what Bravo Expeditions purposes to do offering  Brazil Amazon travel options.

 

 

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