Did you know that the Amazon rainforest spans roughly 6.9 million square kilometers? This means that the Amazon alone covers nearly 40 percent of the entire South American continent. In addition to this, at least 65 percent of the Amazon is located in Brazil. This is why the best Amazon rainforest trips are from Brazil.
The Amazon boasts over 16,000 tree species, 390 billion trees, 2.5 million unique species of insects, 3,000 kinds of fruit and innumerable types of plants. With such an amazing amount of diversity, it is fair to say that a person could spend his or her entire life exploring the Amazon and not be able to see even half of the wonders that the rainforest has to offer.
As if all of that wasn’t enough, these facts don’t even include the Amazon River. The Amazon River is responsible for 20 percent of the world’s fresh water supply. It is home to nearly 500 species of amphibians, 2,000 varieties of fish and countless birds, insects and plants. The river is also the home of rare creatures like the boto, or pink river dolphin, as well as unique fish such as the huge, predatory arapaima.
The wonder and breathtaking beauty of the Amazon makes it a prime destination for cruises, tours and long vacations. However, if you are going to take the time to see the rainforest, you should do so in a way that lets you truly experience the wild glory of the place.
It is true that you can easily book a commercial cruise or week-long vacation with a big-name travel agency. Those companies have well-established routes that they have made safe and sanitized so that tourists can see the Amazon in a controlled way. For some people, being able to visit these commercialized areas is enough, and that’s okay. Those parts of the Amazon are still beautiful, and those visitors will still leave with worthwhile memories.
However, for truly adventurous souls, booking a trip with a commercial agency to see the same set of places that everyone else has visited simply isn’t enough. For those who love nature and want to have an unforgettable experience that will change the course of their lives, booking a tour for a brief glimpse of the Amazon will likely be unfulfilling.
If you are someone who loves to experience nature as it truly is, then we warmly invite you to schedule a tour of the rainforest that is absolutely unique.
Our founder, Eduardo Tenhave, is from the village of Maraã, which is situated 920 kilometers from Manaus, and because of his local connections, visitors have access to a part of the Amazon that cannot be experienced anywhere else.
Regardless of whether you choose to spend your time getting to know the locals from the village, exploring the rapids or learning about the river basin’s extensive ecosystem, you will be accompanied by guides who are natives of Maraã and who have spent their entire lives learning to thrive alongside the Amazon’s flora and fauna.
No matter which trip you choose, you will be completely immersed in the natural wonder of the rainforest.
Because Maraã is so dear to the heart of our founder, it is the jewel of many of our jungle tours and the focal point of most of our excursions. Even if you choose to spend most of your time living in the jungle and exploring the wilderness, at the end of the journey you will still get a chance to meet the locals and spend time learning about how they have based their lives around living in harmony with the jungle around them.
In addition to getting a completely unique local experience, you will also get to visit areas of the Amazon that no other touring company or travel agency can take you to. All of our guides are intimately familiar with all aspects of the rainforest, so they are willing and able to safely accompany visitors to deeper areas of the jungle that are largely untouched by other humans.
Having the opportunity to explore deeper into the jungle is another major aspect of our Amazon rainforest trips that sets us apart from any other travel agency. With us, you can observe how the wildlife act away from human eyes, and you can see the jungle as it truly is. We can also help to teach you how to spot wildlife tracks and identify various plants that are used as food and medicine by the natives.
If you choose to spend time near the rapids or the river basin, you will also have a special chance to become proficient with the various methods of fishing that the locals employ, such as net fishing, bow fishing and spear fishing. Your guides will even give you the opportunity to see the rare black caiman up close so that you can learn about this amazing and endangered apex predator.
We also offer shorter excursions that do not take you quite as far into the jungle, but these trips will still offer you a glimpse into the beautiful village of Maçarico, which sits only 90 kilometers from Manaus. From the Maçarico jungle lodge, you and your guides will explore the surrounding jungle, and you will be able to ask questions and learn as much as possible about the rainforest during your stay.
While it is true that you will not be able to fit quite as many excursions into the shorter Maçarico trips, we want you to have the best experience possible. This means that, if there are specific things that you wish to see or do during your time with us, we want you to let us know when you book a trip so that we can do our best to accommodate your wishes.
Our rainforest trips are absolutely unlike any others that you will find on the market today. If you are looking for true adventure, let us show you the rainforest as it was meant to be.