Planning Tours of The Amazon

The Amazon Basin is a marvel of biological design. The rich ecological diversity makes the area one of the most interesting regions in the world. Visitors to the Amazon Basin are usually stunned by the rich collection of plant and animal life. The most exciting aspect of the river and its basin is that it meanders through Columbia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru and visitors can easily plan twenty different tours anywhere along the Amazon Basin. The 4,400 area river basin is home to several wonderful attractions that are a must-visit and each trip will be completely unique no matter how many times you travel the area. If you are planning tours of the amazon Basin, here are a few interesting attractions that you should include in your trip.

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The Pantanal Wetlands -- In Brazil, the Pantanal Wetlands are one of the most popular wildlife destinations for tourists. Tourists flock to the Pantanal Matogrossense National Park and the SESC Pantanal Private Natural Heritage Reserve. The area is a protected reserve and houses more than 2000 unique species of flora and fauna.

Adolpho Ducke Botanical Garden - The 100-square kilometre botanical garden is famous for its plant and animal species that include vines, creepers, mushrooms, flowers, and trees. The park also houses several local animals, reptiles, and birds.

Ponta Negra Beach -- This lovely beach has some of the best nightlife in the area. It is a significant tourist attraction and the beach also has a volleyball court, cycling tracks, a playground, walking tracks, restaurants, and snack bars. The beach is also a popular location for musical events and theatre events during the peak tourist season.

Anavilhanas Archipelago -- This tiny collection of islands is a great place to visit due to its unique local ecology. The Archipelago is made up of more than 400 small islands spread out over the Brazilian Amazon Basin. The area is particularly famous for its diverse collection of flowers, birds, butterflies and rodents.

Meeting of the Waters -- The area refers to the natural confluence of the Rio Negro and Rio Solimoes to form the Amazon River. This is a wonderful spectacle as the warm clear waters of the Rio Negro run side-by-side with the dark-brown waters of the Rio Solimoes for more than 6 km without mixing!

The allure of the Amazon Basic is beyond compare. More than 98 of the area is still unexplored and voyagers are guaranteed a novel experience on every trip. You can literally visit the area more than a hundred times and still find new areas to explore on every visit. A word of caution though the Amazon region has different categories of tours to choose from. For example, you may choose to explore urban cities, beaches and restaurants in the area or you may want to view the local nature preserves. No matter what type of trip you want, make sure you plan your trip by tracking the weather in the areas you want to explore. With the right preparation, you should have the time of your life on every trip.