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Amazonia: Epic, wonder and unique


Amazonia: Epic, wonder and unique

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Amazonia represents 60% of the national territory of Brazil and has dozens of places to practice adventures active tourism: tribal visits, wildlife abounds and camping in the Amazon rainforest, canopy tours, boat trips, fishing, wilderness lodge, biking, hiking, whitewater rafting. In addition to stunning landscapes, the greenest region on the planet has a lot to offer.

The Legal Amazonia encompasses nine states in Brazil, among Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima and Tocantins and part of the State of Maranhão, totaling an area of more than 5 millions square kilometers.

Still covers some 40% of the South American continent and includes parts of eight South American countries: Bolivia, Peru, Equador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guiana, Suriname and Guiana Francesa.

Amazonas is the largest state in Brazil. It has more than 1.5 million square kilometers and occupies more than 18% of the national territory. Its 62 municipalities have at the same time the highest lands in the country, such as the peak of Neblina (2,993 meters of altitude) and the peak of March 31 (2,972 meters of altitude) and the largest extension of lowlands, with less than 100 meters altitude, from Brazil. The population of the State is 4,1 millions inhabitants, of which 2,18 millions inhabitants live in capital Manaus.

The Amazon is bathed by the Amazon hydrographic basin, which accounts for approximately 20% of the planet’s fresh water. The main rivers are Negro (which bathes the city of Manaus), Amazonas-Solimões, Madeira, Juruá, Purus, Içá, Uaupés and Japurá. In Brazil, a characteristically tropical country, the Amazon is dominated by the equatorial climate, predominant in the Amazon, with an average temperature of 26 ° Celsius. It is also the most preserved state in the country, with 98% of its original forest cover. Only its areas protected by federal and state laws, such as parks and forest reserves, occupy a territory equivalent to 20 times the size of Lebanon and twice that of Portugal. Allied to this green universe are rivers, lakes and streams, essential components to mark unforgettable contact with the wonderful Amazon nature

Manaus, capital of Amazonas state, is the main metropolis and the most popular tourist destination in northern of Brazil. Located in the heart of the Amazon rainforest and on the banks of the beautiful Negro Rive. The city Manaus is surrounded by nature, the city is the gateway to several ecotourism tours in the region.

Nature tourism, or ecotourism, is the main attraction of the Amazon tours. The visitor has the opportunity to know, learn and appreciate the importance of the rainforest and the inhabitants who live in it, who are the main responsible for its conservation. For its direct contact with nature, the Amazonas State is part of the itineraries offered by the agencies in the boat programs, overnight stays in jungle hotels and tours through the forest. Ecotourism can be practiced in Amazonas throughout the year, as the seasonality that occurs in the lowland forest, where communities live, offers two beautiful landscapes, allowing tourists to experience the forest in times of drought and flooding. In addition to hiking in the forest, canoeing on the water trails, observing the beauty of nature and those who live in it, the tourist still enjoys living with the forest man, knowing his modus vivendis and interacting in his daily life .

Amazonia is a place full of mysteries, magic and secrets. Only travellers willing to explore this space will have the privilege of knowing the spirit of adventure and courage.


Source: Expat Life Thailand

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