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The Amazon rainforest covers most of the Amazon Basin of South America. This basin encompasses 7 million sq kms, of which 5½ million sq kms are covered by the rainforest. This region includes territory belonging to nine nations, with 60% of the forest is contained within Brazil, the main Amazon cities being Belem and Manaus. 

Manaus is also home to the world famous opera house, built during the rubber boom of the late 1800s.
 

The Amazon represents over half of the planet's remaining rainforests, and it comprises the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the world.  The fauna is the characteristic of the closed equatorial jungle; the jaguar or onca is the biggest animal to be found and other mamals include primates, cervides, and big rodents, like antas and capivaras.  There are several species of birds, particularly macaws.  Not forgetting that The Amazon is home to the biggest collection of insects on Earth.  

Flowing through the rainforest is the Amazon River; the largest river in the world by volume, with a total river flow greater than the next top eight largest rivers combined. The Amazon, which has the largest drainage basin in the world, accounts for approximately one fifth of the world's total river flow. During the wet season The Amazon is 120-130 miles (190-210 km) wide. Because of its vast dimensions, it is sometimes called The River Sea.

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Best time to be there

Before you visit Brazil decide what you want to see: Brazil is a continental country, with large temperature variations from north to south. Visit the Pantanal from July to December, the Amazon Jungle from March to August, Rio de Janeiro from September to May and the Northeast year round.

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Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro (British Airways)

flying time

14 hours 15 minutes

time difference

GMT -3 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an infected area

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Brazil's Colonial Treasures

Nights: 11 | from £4,875pp

Step back in time for 11 nights as your explore Brazil’s colonial history: think old cobbled streets, bohemian districts, bustling city squares and old-world... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Classic Brazil

Nights: 12 | from £3,750pp

Vibrant Rio, the world’s largest waterfalls, tropical wildlife, colonial Salvador and the Bahia Coast are just a few highlights of this 12 night programme. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Buenos Aires, Iguassu & Rio

Nights: 8 | from £3,785pp

Experience the diverse cities of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janerio with a visit to the beautiful Iguazu Falls. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Brazil's Wildlife

Nights: 12 | from £4,545pp

A 12 night expedition into dense rainforests, luxuriant wetlands and striking landscapes; explore Brazil’s magnificent wildlife before some well-deserved... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Cuba and South America by Private Jet with special guest Geoffrey Kent

Nights: 22 | from £66,779pp

Experience South America’s unique peoples and places on this journey around the continent by private jet, joined in person by A&K founder Geoffrey Kent... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Amazon Clipper Premium Cruise

Amazon Clipper Cruises offer distinctly Amazonian boats for touring this incredibly eco-diverse region. We recommend travel aboard the Amazon Clipper... Find out more

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Anavilhanas Lodge

Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge is a small hotel that celebrates the natural beauty of Amazon. It tastefully blends in with nature and local culture, whilst... Find out more

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Cristalino Lodge

Nestled within a private rainforest reserve in the southern Brazilian Amazon, Cristalino Lodge offers an authentic wildlife experience and luxury jungle... Find out more

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