Amazon Travel

Amazon travel - wild, casual, intense

Dare the Amazon adventure and go on an adventurous journey of discovery along one of the longest rivers in the world. Follow the stream into the tropical jungle and conquer the rainforest from your base, a luxurious jungle lodge.

Or cruise along the river on your luxury Amazon steamer. Two source rivers, originating in the Peruvian Andes, form the beginning of the mega-river. Make a stop in the largest city on the Amazon, Iquitos - Peruvian port city and historical heritage.

Visit the Brazilian side of the Amazon with the starting point Manaus, the "gateway to the Amazon". Experience the spectacular "Meeting of the Waters" when the clear water of the Amazon meets the blue Rio Negro.

See monkeys, caimans, tropical birds and fish for piranhas. Mock pink Amazon dolphins and enjoy fantastic jungle panoramas and indescribable sunsets.

Discover the Pacaya Samiria Nature Reserve, the second largest nature reserve in Peru. With more than 1000 animal species and 965 wild plants one of the best areas for nature lovers. In addition, it protects the ecosystems of the humid tropical forests.

Experience the fascinating floating islands of the Amazon and immerse yourself in the traditional life of the indigenous population, some of whom live here isolated from civilization.

The river is still the main artery of traffic in the entire Amazon region, as there are hardly any roads or railways here.

Experience a tailor-made adventure in the lush green Amazon: Adventure and enjoyment, thrills and the contemplative drift of the great river complement each other to create an unforgettable experience in the Amazon.

Luxury travel Amazon: wild and casual. Inspiration for world changers. Experience stories that reflect and enrich your personality. Unforgettable.

WOW MOMENTS AMAZON TRAVEL

FLOATING THROUGH THE AMAZON

Breathtaking landscapes, lush forests, natural life at its finest and the endless expanses of the river combine with first class service to create a magical environment, an experience you will never forget.

CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH ... CANOPY WALKS

Get a new perspective from the treetops of the Amazon rainforest at a height of more than 25 meters and a length of more than 500 meters, the canopy walkways offer you an incomparable view of the Amazon rainforest, its wildlife and vegetation.

High above the ground, you will encounter birds and other animals that cannot be seen from the jungle floors.

It is one of the longest covered paths in the world, is accessible to everyone and does not require any special skills. Just let in and enjoy.

BECOME A SCIENTIST

Deep in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, you can really get up close and personal with true nature. See the monkeys, macaws, and jaguars that call the jungle their home.

And how can you better understand the ecosystems and wildlife of the Peruvian rainforest than just being right in the middle of it?

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Amazon weather

The climate in Amazonas is warm and temperate. There is significant rainfall throughout the year in Amazonas. Even in the driest month there is a lot of rain. The average annual temperature in the Amazon is 14 degrees.

In a year, the average rainfall is 915 mm. The driest month is January with 55 mm. An average of 99 mm falls in April. December is the warmest month of the year. Then an average temperature of 14.2 ° C is reached.

The coldest month of the year is July, at 12.5 ° C on average.

Best travel time for the Amazon

You can visit the Amazon at any time of the year. The vast Amazon jungle extends over more than six countries, from Bolivia and Peru to Ecuador and Colombia to Venezuela and especially Brazil.

Despite its immense size, the weather patterns of this tropical rainforest do not change much. It is characterized by daily rain, humidity and heat. It is said that the two similarly hot and humid seasons of the Amazon are "rainy" and "rainier".

Language in Amazon

The most spoken language in the Amazon is Portuguese, closely followed by Spanish. On the Brazilian side of the Amazon, 98 percent of the population speak Portuguese. While in Spanish-speaking countries large numbers of people also speak indigenous languages.

There are still hundreds of indigenous languages in the Amazon, most of which are only spoken by a handful of people and are therefore in serious danger of extinction. One of the most widely spoken languages in the Amazon is the dialect of Nheengatu and Piaroa, which is derived from the ancient Tupi language that was originally spoken in the coastal regions and central Brazil.

In addition to modern Nheengatu, other languages are also spoken there, such as JE, Arawak, Carib, Arawa, Yanomami, Matses and others.

Eating and drinking in the Amazon

Patarashca is a well-known dish consisting of fish grilled with various vegetables such as onions, tomatoes, chilli and coriander. Everything is wrapped in a large bijao leaf and cooked to perfection.

Also, keep an eye out for tacacá, a delicious shrimp soup from Brazil's Pará region that is often used as a street food. In Peru, you will surely come across the juane, a specialty popular throughout the jungle region.

While not always cooked with meat (fish and vegetable versions are common), this not-to-be-missed dish usually consists of chicken, rice, olives, hard-boiled egg, and turmeric, all of which are wrapped tightly in banana leaves and served cooked.

Cassava, also known as yucca, is another ubiquitous vegetable dish in the region. Traditionally, it was the main source of carbohydrates for the Amazonian population and filled the potato niche. Manioc is a core component of many popular dishes such as maniçoba and pato no tucupi.

People of the Amazon

Amazonia is very sparsely populated. Settlements are scattered inland, but most of the population lives in a few larger cities on the banks of the Amazon and other major rivers, such as Iquitos and Pucallpa in Peru and Manaus, Santarem and Belém in Brazil.

In the past, hundreds of indigenous tribes in the Amazon rainforest have disappeared or been torn apart by colonization processes, disease, alcohol, forced labor, war, deforestation, mining and agricultural development. The Amazon rainforest has been a huge refuge for indigenous people for many centuries.

There are still over 200 indigenous groups in the Amazon rainforest, speaking 180 different languages, each with their own cultural heritage. If you limit the view to language families, there are still 30 different language families in the Amazon rainforest.

Like the flora and fauna, the cultural diversity in the region is also very high, making it an even richer and more interesting part of the world.

Amazon immigration requirements

Information on entry and visas can be found on the respective country pages or on the homepage of the Federal Foreign Office.

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